INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their April march through The Buckeye State with a visit to the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; the final Ohio program on the April calendar for the Arctic Cat All Stars, as well as the final Ohio appearance until the Series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 26. As an added bonus to Arctic Cat All Star fans who can not attend Wayne County Speedway, the event will be broadcast via live stream pay-per-view that will be available for purchase online at www.thecushion.com.
Wayne County Speedway’s season-opening Arctic Cat All Star invasion will take shape on Saturday evening, April 22. Similar to Atomic Speedway and Attica Raceway Park, a stout, local contingent of Ohio regulars are expected to be on hand to defend home dirt against a roster of nearly 20 full-time All Stars, each battling for a $5,000 payday. Saturday’s visit will be the first of four for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, returning to the 3/8-mile, clay oval during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, Labor Day weekend for the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial, and finally during the early segment of October.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway appearance on Sunday, September 4, when Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned the inaugural Pete Jacobs Memorial victory worth $10,000. The win was Haudenschild’s third in a row during Arctic Cat All Star competition, also capturing victories at Millstream Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on August 28 and September 3, respectively.
Alvada Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, will lead the Series into competition on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. The pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H sits on top of the current standings with an 80 point advantage, earning six top-ten finishes, four of which inside the top-five, during his first seven Arctic Cat All Star feature starts. Kemenah has one victory on the season; earning $5,000 at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, April 9.
Caleb Armstrong will enter Wayne County Speedway gates currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, followed by Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith and Donny Schatz. Armstrong has finished inside the top-ten on four occasions thus far in 2017, most recently at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15, when the New Castle, Indiana, native moved forward from 15th on the main event grid to finish eighth.
NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 22. Warm-ups, followed by qualifying time trials, are scheduled to begin at 6:00pm. Those who would like to learn more should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.
For those who can not attend Wayne County Speedway on Saturday evening, the event will be broadcast live on the internet via The Cushion. A live streaming pay-per-view, featuring the entire Arctic Cat All Star program from start to finish, will be available at www.thecushion.com starting at $22.99. The Cushion Premium and VIP members will have the opportunity to purchase the PPV broadcast for a discounted price of $20.50. Those interested in learning more should visit www.thecushion.com.
2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/15/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 968
2. Caleb Armstrong: 888
3. Caleb Helms: 836
4. Ryan Smith: 782
5. Donny Schatz: 742
6. Max Stambaugh: 728
7. T.J. Michael: 726
8. Tim Shaffer: 716
9. Danny Dietrich: 702
10. David Gravel: 696
Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.