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Fairmont Raceway Part of Big August Weekend for NSL

Windom, MN (February 26, 2015) – Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minnesota has been added to the National Sprint League schedule for 2015.  The event in Fairmont will be Friday, August 21.  The banked ½-mile oval on the Martin County Fairgrounds west of Fairmont promises to be a good test for the best of the NSL!

NSL driver Brian Brown has a pair of wins the last three years at Fairmont.  Lee Grosz took last year’s JSTS event in Fairmont.

The race at Fairmont will coincide with an event the following day, Saturday, August 22 at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa.  The weekend follows the prestigious 55th running of the Knoxville Nationals August 12-15.

For more information on Fairmont Raceway, visit www.FairmontRaceway

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ATOMIC SPEEDWAY TO HOST NORTHERN OPENER MARCH 20

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Although the temperatures outside are frigid, the 2015 racing season at Atomic Speedway is about to heat up as the "Midwest's Fastest 3/8 Mile Oval" is about to kick off the northern racing campaign for one of the nations' most prestigious series--The Lucas Oil Late Models--Friday, March 20. Dubbed the "Buckeye Spring 50", this race kicks off a star-studded slate of twenty six races in 2015 at the fabled dirt racing facility. Open wheel modifieds are also on the racing card.

Drivers that compete on the Lucas Oil series in 2015 will be vying for the coveted series championship that will pay $75,000 to the champion, along with a $10,000 prize to the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year. Friday's race at Atomic will pay $10,000 to the winner. The top 15 drivers in the series, often credited as the top 15 in the nation, are slated to be on hand to compete for a spot in the 26-car field.

Ticket pricing for the opening night March 20th Lucas Oil Late Models "Buckeye Spring 50" are as follows:

0-12 FREE

$20 Seniors over 60

$22 General Admission, ages 13-59

$25 General Admission Reserved seating

$5 reserved seat

$20 Pit Pass 0-12

$35 Pit Pass age 13 or older

Pre sale tickets and reserve seating is available by calling the track at 740-703-9749. Camping is available in the Atomic front lot this season; call for availability at 740-703-9749. Also camping is available at the adjacent Trackside Camping at 740-701-2908.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m., Main gates at 4 p.m. and Hot Laps at 6 p.m. Atomic Speedway management and Lucas Oil officials are exploring a reschedule date in the event that extreme inclement weather continues.

Saturday, March 28th, the University of Northern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Sprints invade Atomic paying $10,000 to win plus Late Models and Sport Mods. A practice for all types of cars is tentatively slated for March 14.

Atomic Speedway would like to remind all drivers about our points' system.The points' championship includes every race on the schedule. On special events the top regular drivers earn points as to how they finish. If the first two local drivers finish 9th and 10th in a sanctioned show like the Lucas Oil event, they would then receive 1st and 2nd place Atomic points for the evening. The object is to involve our local supporting race teams in every event and reward them with points in this manner. Also AMRA points DO NOT start until April 1 so the March shows are not sanctioned and will not need an AMRA license until April 1.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit www.atomicspeedway.net

Several advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available– from class sponsors to billboard sponsors– and many other ideas for advertising your business in front of several thousand people over the next year are available. If interested call/text 740-703-9749 or message us on Facebook.

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

2015 Atomic Speedway Schedule

Regular show will be Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Mods

Saturday March 14th - Test N Tune w/ Enduro

Friday March 20th - Lucas Oil "Buckeye Spring 50" $10,000 to win Late Models plus Modifieds

Saturday March 28th - UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus Late Models and Sport Mods

Saturday April 4th - "AdverTax Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday April 11th - "Miller/Coors Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Saturday April 18th - "Dr. Anthony Philips Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday April 25th - "Graphic Creations Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday May 2nd - Dan Reno Memorial - AMRA Late Models/AMRA Modifieds $2,222 to win plus OVSCA Sprints and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday May 9th - Bob Crace Sr Memorial - AMRA Late Models $3,023 to win, AMRA Modifieds $1,023 to win and Sport Mods $523 to win plus Enduro

Saturday May 16th - Fan Appreciation Night #1 - $5 General Admission - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday May 23rd - Hall of Fame Night - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday May 30th - Triple Crown Kids Night - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends and Enduro

Saturday June 6th - OFF

Saturday June 13th - PEPSI EMPLOYEES NIGHT - OVSCA Sprints, Steel Block Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday June 20th - RENO & SONS LAWNCARE "DIRT WEEK FINALE" - $5,000 to win Late Models plus AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro

Wednesday June 24th - UNOH All Star Sprint Speedweek $5,000 to win plus AMRA Late Models

Saturday June 27 - 4H Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro

Sunday June 28 - The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience! For more information visit dirtracewithkenny.com

Friday July 3rd - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday July 11th - Triple Crown Family Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro - FAMILY NIGHT SPECIAL - 2 Adults and all kids under 15 for only $20

Saturday July 18th - OFF

Saturday July 25th - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Friday July 31st - OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 1- UNOH All Star Sprints $5,000 to win, BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Race Saver 305 Sprints, Mini Sprints

Saturday August 1st- OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 2- UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

Saturday August 8th - OFF

Saturday August 15th - OFF

Friday August 21st - World of Outlaw Late Models $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday August 29th - USAC HPD Midgets, OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models and Brushcreek Legends

Saturday September 5th - Fan Appreciation Night #2 - $5 General Admission - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods plus Enduro

Saturday September 12th - OFF

Saturday September 19th - Season Championships - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday September 26th - OFF

Saturday October 3rd - SENECA ENERGY CORP "FREEDOM 40" - OVSCA Sprints $4,000 to win, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Race Saver 305 Sprints

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“NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM MADNESS” TO TAKE PLACE AT 7 NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE (NSL) SHOWS IN 7 STATES IN 2015

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (February 20, 2015) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to partner with the brand-new National Sprint League (NSL) for seven nights of “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” in seven states in 2015.  The promotional program, featuring hundreds of lucky-number give-aways and a variety of special guest appearances courtesy of the Knoxville-based museum, will take place at the following NSL races:

May 15 – Jacksonville, Illinois (with Midwest Open Wheel Association),

May 29 – Moberly, Missouri,

July 24 – Denison, Iowa,

August 30 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (with Interstate Racing Association),

September 4 – Jackson, Minnesota,

September 6 – Brandon, South Dakota, and

October 2 – Greenwood, Nebraska.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “We are thrilled to be working with Natalie Sather on these seven Museum Madness nights.  We want to help make these races become really special events for the sprint car fans in attendance by providing value-added promotions at no cost.  We will have the museum’s truck and trailer at all seven NSL shows, with either a restored sprint car or the museum’s state-of-the-art raffle sprint car present.  We will also invite special guests, including National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, to meet and greet the fans at these events.  And, lastly, we will be giving away hundreds of National Sprint Car Museum souvenirs at these speedways.  If you are a sprint car fan in the Upper Midwest, you will want to attend at least one these special nights this year.”

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” special events are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com, while those interested in the National Sprint League should visit www.nationalsprintleague.com.

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Mack Takes Over 4th on NOSA All-Time Wins List

By Mike Spieker

Grand Forks, ND (February 18) - The 2014 season may not have been the best year Casey Mack has ever had, but the East Grand Forks, MN Sprint Car pilot still had a very successful season. Mack finished the year in the runner-up position in both the River Cities Speedway and NOSA Sprints point standings and recorded one feature win. That lone victory came on August 1st at River Cities and was Mack's 28th career NOSA win, which broke a tie with the great Brad Pake and put Mack in 4th place on the all-time NOSA Sprint Car wins list.

Mack now trails Lou Kennedy Jr., who sits 3rd with 51 career NOSA victories. The driver of the Bert's Truck Equipment #8 has now won at least one A-main in each of the last nine years and will look to make another charge for the NOSA Sprint Car Series championship in 2015.

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Fan involvement HUGE part of 2015 season at Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Monday, Feb.16, 2015) – Fans are what makes for success at any race track. Fremont Speedway will have new promotions in 2015 that will not only entertain the fans, but will have them involved in every race event.

“Once again we tried to come up with events that involve our great fans…to make them a part of the fun and entertainment,” said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.

The 65th season at “The Track That Action Built” will showcase several fan activities each week. And it all gets underway on Saturday, April 11 with college ID night.

Fremont Speedway’s 2015 schedule is full of big racing events as well. Tony Stewart’s new University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will continue to make the speedway “The Home of the All Stars” as they visit the track six times. The series has raced at Fremont 116 times in the track’s long and storied history.

The first appearance of the UNOH All Stars will be double header weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24th with the finale paying $10,000 to the feature winner. Several of the drivers will greet fans and sign autographs each night prior to the racing event.

Fremont Speedway is also partnering with Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway in Indiana to host an All Star event on Friday, May 22. A bus trip is planned to take fans to Plymouth – where 20 time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser will compete – and bring them back to Fremont.

The UNOH All Stars will visit Fremont Speedway twice during the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Speedweek, which features nine straight nights of racing across the Buckeye State, will be at Fremont on Thursday, June 25 and the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 27.

Prior to the night’s racing on Saturday, June 27, the annual Kick-It kick-ball tournament will be held to raise funds to combat childhood cancer. Last year, fans, businesses and race teams raised over $50,000 to this cause!

The finale two appearances of the All Stars is the eighth annual Jim Ford Classic weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sept. 19. A band will perform for the fans following each night of racing. And, on Saturday the Fremont Speedway Queen’s Contest will be held in the morning, prior to the night’s $10,000 to win finale.

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints will visit “The Track That Action Built” 9 times in 2015.

The JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will compete at Fremont Speedway 5 times in 2015.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars will sling the clay at Fremont three times in 2015 – May 9, Aug. 15 ($5,000 to win) and the track’s season finale on Oct. 3

Besides the 410 and 305 sprints, the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks will return for door-banging action in 2015 and the new 602 Late Model Division will compete as well.

“We’ve had many fans say they wanted to see late models at Fremont Speedway. After talking with many racers they kept telling us they needed a less expensive way to stay involved in racing and we created this late model division. The interest we have received in the off season has been fantastic,” said Farmer.

Another addition to Fremont Speedway’s 2015 schedule is the first ever Johnny Auxter Days Vintage Nationals & Tractor Show. The event pays homage to track icon and Fremont Speedway Hall-of-Famer “Gentleman” Johnny Auxter.

“Randy Mapus has worked very hard on this event. We are working with the Sandusky County Fair Board to make this much more than a vintage car show. We will have live music and a tractor show going on during the day as well,” said Farmer.

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Pittman holds off Schatz for exciting All Star win at Volusia

By Brian Liskai

BARBERVILLE, FL. (Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015) – Daryn Pittman recently gave one of his prized gator trophies to a friend whose battling an illness. His daughter demanded he get another and he did just that at Volusia Speedway Park Thursday.

Pittman held off a charging Donnie Schatz the final four laps following a caution to score his nine career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Pittman’s victory was by .078 seconds. Schatz, who started 15th, had the crowd on their feet the final handful of laps as he continuously challenged for the win.

“If you didn’t enjoy that don’t bother even coming back because that’s about as good as it gets,” said Pittman beside his Kasey Kahn/Mike Curb owned machine.

“This is pretty special. I have a good buddy of mine back in Brownsburg, Indiana named Ben that’s battling some illness right now and I gave him the one gator that I had this winter. And my wife Mandy said ‘you know your daughter loves that, it’s a pretty special trophy…the first one you got here.’ I said ‘you know what I have five chances to come down here and win one of these.’ My daughter watched it on TV and she’s upset that she’s not here in victory lane. She recognizes this place as the gator race track. So this is going back to here,” added Pittman beside his Great Clips/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Curb Records/Factory Kahne backed #9.

“I have to thank my guys. Kale (Kahne)…I didn’t believe him…he kept telling me to run around the top down there (in turns one and two) and I’m thinking ‘I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not.’ Just stuck with it and I’m glad we stuck with our line and won it that way. Hats off to Donny (Schatz). He raced me clean. He could have definitely ate me up there on the back stretch,” concluded Pittman. “Hats off to the entire team, Giggles (Josh Heidcamp, Willie (Kahne) and Kolten (Gouse). This is a big win to get the year started off right.

Schatz put on the show though from his 15th starting position in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Bad Boy Buggies machine.

“I have a great race team…these guys do a phenomenal job. It was a good enough race car to win, I just gave it everything I had…I just probably didn’t use up enough race track there. It’s fun to be able to race two wide and race clean and battle to the checkers and give the fans a great race,” said Schatz, the defending World of Outlaws champion.

In the second third of the race it looked like Brad Sweet might power to the victory. But, the Grassvalley, California driver could not chase down his teammate and Schatz.

“I probably burned my tire up there a little bit but I can’t really complain. It was a great race and a great race track. Daryn and Donnie had a pretty good battle up there…probably two of the best in the business,” said Sweet beside his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Avantage Health/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Curb Records/Factory Kahne Shocks backed #49.

“My guys are working really hard on we’re gaining on it. I really appreciate Mike Carber, Austin Wenrich, Red Cat (Rob Beattie), Ty Sipes and  Justin Adams…we have a pretty good crew here. It was good to come out here and run good as we start our season tomorrow,” added Sweet.

Pittman and Danny Lasoski would bring the field to green for the fifth UNOH All Star feature of 2015. Pittman would drive into the lead over Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Lucas Wolfe, the previous night’s winner Greg Hodnett and Sweet.

Lasoski would slip up the track on lap four allowing Madsen to drive into second as the leaders found the back of the pack by lap six. By lap 10 Pittman was in heavy lapped traffic as Sweet powered into second utilizing the extreme high line while Madsen, Lasoski and Hodnett gave chase.

At the half-way point Sweet was closing rapidly on Pittman and drove around the leader to take the point as they crossed the start-finish line on lap 17. However, Pittman would drive the bottom grove in turns one and two to regain the lead.

The first caution would fly on lap 22 with Pittman leading Sweet, Madsen, Lasoski, Hodnett and a closing Schatz who was working the bottom line to perfection. On the restart Schatz would drive under three cars to take third.

Another caution would fly on lap 23 and the crowed was eagerly anticipating the restart to see if Schatz could take the lead. When the race resumed Schatz would blast under Sweet for second and drove right to the rear bumper of Pittman. But, the caution would fly on lap 25 for Wolfe who had a flat tire and would retire from the race.

When the green flew again Pittman had his hands full with Schatz as Sweet and Madsen battled for third but Lasoski would experience problems and spin to bring out the final caution with just four laps to go.

Pittman would not budge from his high line in turns one and two on the restart and Schatz pulled beside him. But, Pittman’s momentum would keep him in the lead. The lead duo would race nose to tail over the next three laps.

When they exited turn four coming to the finish, Schatz gave it one final try and came up just a fraction of a second short.

Behind Pittman, Schatz and Sweet were Hodnett, Madsen, Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Cody Darrah, Jason Sides and Terry McCarl.

The New UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their battle for the $100,000 point fund on March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

A-Main (30 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[15]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[8]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana[11]; 7. 83-David Gravel[9]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah[23]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides[10]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl[13]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney[5]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart[17]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser[14]; 15. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 16. 63-Kody Swanson[16]; 17. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[24]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe[6]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser[22]; 21. 51-Paul McMahan[4]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky[21]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[19]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[18]

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.912; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.992; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.013; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.022; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.031; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.039; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.066; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.072; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.072; 10. 83-David Gravel, 13.094; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.111; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.123; 13. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.186; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.193; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.201; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.204; 17. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.215; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.223; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.272; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.279; 21. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.297; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.345; 23. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.376; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.389; 25. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.405; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.407; 27. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.417; 28. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.443; 29. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.457; 30. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.496; 31. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.585

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 83-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[8] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[9] ; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter[11] ; 11. 4S-Danny Smith[10]

Heat 2 -1. 24-Terry McCarl[2] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[6] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[8] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 7. 2-Shane Stewart[5] ; 8. 4-Cody Darrah[10] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[7] ; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen[9]

Heat 3 - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana[3] ; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney[5] ; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney[7] ; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[10] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8]

Dash -(6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[5] ; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe[6]

B-Main -  (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[7] ; 3. 4-Cody Darrah[11] ; 4. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[12] ; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[9] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[8] ; 9. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 10. 4S-Danny Smith[10]

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Greg Hodnett powers to UNOH All Star win at Volusia Speedway Park

By Brian Liskai

BARBERVILLE, FL. (Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015) – Greg Hodnett has served noticed. His Mike Heffner team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015.

The Thomasville, Pennsylvania driver was able to maneuver through traffic and led all 30 laps at Volusia Speedway Park to claim the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Hodnett’s victory stops a three race win streak for Kerry Madsen.

It was the 81st appearance of Tony Stewart’s New All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals. For Hodnett it was his 19th career series victory and the second All Star win at Volusia for the driver of the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor machine.

“We qualified well and got a great run in the dash to put us up front and that helped tremendously. The guys gave me a perfect race car. There were times in traffic where I was hand over hand…it was a handful on the cushion at times,” said Hodnett.

“We are working with a new Triple X chassis this year and tried some things and it worked and I got one of these gator trophies,” added Hodnett.

Danny Lasoski, who set the fastest lap in qualifications, took second from Paul McMahan on lap 23 but couldn’t catch Hodnett in traffic.

“I have to thank Todd Quiring for giving me this opportunity. It’s great to be back with Guy Forbrook and I’m extremely excited for the season,” said Lasoski, who leads all drivers with 16 career All Stars wins at Volusia.

“I spun my wheels on the start and that’s what cost me. You can’t give someone like Greg that kind of an advantage,” added Lasoski.

Brad Sweet would drive his Kasey Kahne Racing entry into third on lap 23 after having started seventh on the racy half mile.

“We missed it a little in time trials and you just can’t do that with the level of talent we have here. It was a great first night for our Ollie’s Bargain Outlets, Avantage health, Sage Fruit, Team ASE car,” said Sweet.

“My hands and arms hurt. I have to get in racing shape but I had a lot of fun tonight and can’t wait until tomorrow,” added Sweet.

Hodnett and Lasoski would bring the field to green for their 30 lap main event but eighth place starter Joey Saldana would spin coming out of turn four, with most of the field narrowly missing “The Brownsburg Bullet.

Donny Schatz and Dave Blaney would also get together in turn one and a red was brought out so that crews could separate the two machines.

When the green came back out, Hodnett set sail as McMahan, Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Sweet and Dale Blaney gave chase.

The caution flew on lap two when Cody Darrah and Lucas Wolfe spun in turn two. When the race resumed it would go to the end without stoppage.

Hodnett would pull away to a commanding lead while the action for second was heating up between McMahan, Lasoski and Madsen. Hodnett would race into traffic by the 10th circuit.

Hodnett would patiently pick off the lapped cars as McMahan and Lasoski were unable to make up any ground.

With 10 laps to go Hodnett continued to work through traffic as once again McMahan, Lasoski and now Sweet tried to hunt him down. On lap 23 McMahan tried to drive under a lapped car and slid up the track allowing Lasoski and Sweet to get by.

Hodnett would drive to the win over Lasoski, Sweet, McMahan, Madsen, Daryn Pittman (up from 13th), David Gravel (up from 15th), Blaney, Jason Johnson (up from 14th) and Jason Sides would round out the top 10.

The New UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will be back in action Thursday, Feb. 12 at Volusia Speedway Park.

Volusia Speedway Park - 2/11/2015
All Star Circuit of Champions (28 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position
A-Main -  (30 Laps)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[13]; 7. 83-David Gravel[15]; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson[14]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[6]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser[16]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz[11]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky[21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana[8]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah[19]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[22]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[18]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe[12]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson[10]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney[9]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith[20]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer[23]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson[24]

Qualifying - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.039; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.082; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.094; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.109; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.112; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.143; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.145; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.183; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.189; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.215; 11. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.231; 12. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.251; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.273; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.349; 15. 83-David Gravel, 13.351; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.391; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.420; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.422; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.430; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.464; 21. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.481; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.482; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.511; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.553; 25. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.566; 26. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.600; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.673; 28. 71MX-Paul May, 99.990

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 5. 4-Cody Darrah[8] ; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[9]

Heat 2 - 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 6. 63-Kody Swanson[3] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 9. i07-Steve Buckwalter[9]

Heat 3 - 1. 83-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky[8] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[1]

Dash -  (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[6]

B-Main -  (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 4S-Danny Smith[5] ; 7. i07-Steve Buckwalter[8] ; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[7] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3]

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MADSEN MAKES IT A CLEAN SWEEP OF ALL STARS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015) - Kerry Madsen made it look easy the first two nights of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Bubba Raceway Park as he roared to the victories. However, the third night proved not to be so easy, but the outcome was the same. The Madman would lead 29 of the 30 laps and record his third straight victory.

Madsen's three wins moves him atop the win total for All Star races at Bubba with 4 career victories...all in a row as he won the last series race at the track. It is his sixth overall All Star win.

Madsen, with his Brian Morrison horsepower, made a fantastic move in lapped traffic with five to go to retake the lead from Chad Kemenah, who had used the traffic to drive into the lead the previous lap.

"All weekend I've been running a real nice line and it's worked well. Tonight it just wouldn't work. It got real gritty up there so I just kind of figured no one was going to go around me up there cause I can't go around anyone up there so I tried to start and stop it on the bottom. I wasn't really good at it but I was good enough in one and two. Chad had me clean there and I had one shot around the outside and I took it. That was a tough race," said Madsen beside his Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels/Earthex Logistics backed #29.

"Lapped traffic was difficult. I couldn't get through it quite as good as I could the last two nights. You make a decision where someone was running the lap before and they change their line and I was struggling with it. I knew there would be someone on my heels and I wasn't very good in four. When you're running like that you're trying to stay focused and maximize where you are good," added Madsen.

"This is a fun track and I really appreciate the effort Bubba (Clem, track promoter) and Tony (Stewart, All Star owner) put in...especially Tony and all the All Star officials. The crowds have been fantastic and it's a fun place to be," concluded Madsen.

For Kemenah, who has been reunited with his brother Brian as the Hunter Racing Team mechanic, the strong second place run is a shot in the arm as the team heads to Volusia Speedway Park.

"It was a blast. Kerry did what he had to do. I got by him there and the lapped cars got pretty confusing sometimes but I'm not complaining. This feels great to be a race car driver rather than an owner...I can't thank Rob and Rita Hunter enough and my brother and everybody sticking behind me. There's a lot of people out there who probably think I can't drive any more. I hope there was some people watching. I'm getting more and more comfortable every race with my brother and I hope we can keep going better and better. We're going to get one before we leave Florida," said Kemenah beside his Seneca Energy/Night Hawk Holdings/Brilex LLC backed #10h.

"I want to thank J&J, Kistler Engines...Paul builds a hell of a power plant...man this thing runs...it showed in qualifying," added Kemenah.

For the second straight night Steve Kinser would bring his Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Motorsports #11 home in third though he and Kemenah battled several laps for the runner-up spot.

"We went backwards there early in the race and lost three or four spots then we got going pretty good. Sort of got trapped where I didn't want to be at the start of the race and then got by Chad and shouldn't have let him slip back by. I thought I had him and I got into one a little too slow and he got back by me. I was trying to catch the bottom there and I would have been better off to motor it right on in there. All in all I had a chance and just didn't get it done," said Kinser of his Bad Boy Buggies backed machine.

"It's a pleasure just driving now. The past four years I've been taking care of the car and now it's being taken care of at his (Tony Stewart) shop and I just show up and drive. I don't have to worry about the guys working on the car and payroll. He let me run the team as I wanted to. I told him I didn't want to run much more and he said why don't you just run it out of my shop and I said that sounded like a good deal," added Kinser..

Tim Shaffer and Madsen would bring the field to green for the 30 lap feature with Madsen gaining the advantage as Danny Holtgraver had a tremendous drive into second with Shaffer back to third followed by Dale Blaney, Kemenah and Steve Buckwalter in tow.

Shortly after two laps were scored Tyler Clem and Brent Matus would spin in turn four to bring out the caution. On the restart Madsen would pull away from Holtgraver as Kemenah powered to third with Blaney, Shaffer and Buckwalter giving chase. Kemenah would take second on lap six just as the caution would fly for a Caleb Armstrong spin. Armstrong would spin again on the restart.

When the green flew again the race would go to the end without a stoppage.

Madsen appeared to be comfortably on his way to the win until he encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap 12. Kemenah slowly ate into the Mad Man's lead with Kinser also closing. By lap 17 Kemenah had his hands full with Kinser as they tried to chase down Madsen.

With eight laps to go the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic again and Kemenah and Kinser were within a couple of car lengths of Madsen who was struggling in turn four. Coming to the line to complete lap 24 Kemenah shot off the bottom of turn four, split a lapped car and took the lead.

But, going into turn one, Madsen shot to the outside to regain the top spot. With five laps to go the running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Kinser, Blaney and Holtgraver.

Madsen would clear the traffic and would drive to the win over Kemenah, Kinser, Blaney, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Wayne Johnson, Lucas Wolfe, Buckwalter and Parker Price Miller.

The UNOH All Stars now head to Volusia Speed Park located near Barberville, Florida for racing on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12 as part of the DIRTcar Nationals.

Volusia Speedway Park is located at 1500 East State Road 40, Deleon Springs Florida. Event information is available by calling 1-704-795-7223 or visit www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com.

Ocala Speedway - 2/8/2015
All Star Circuit of Champions (19 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position
A-Main (30 Laps)1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[6]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8]; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe[9]; 9. I07-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 13. 71M-Paul May[17]; 14. 13-Brandon Matus[15]; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[16]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10]; 17. 10-Terry Gray[19]; 18. 14-Tyler Clem[12]; 19. 33-Brent Matus[18]

Qualifying -1. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.183; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.203; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.214; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.381; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.440; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.453; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.482; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 12.638; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.675; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.681; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.785; 12. 14-Tyler Clem, 12.947; 13. 4-Danny Smith, 12.966; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.991; 15. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.184; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.189; 17. 71M-Paul May, 13.488; 18. 33-Brent Matus, 13.714; 19. 10-Terry Gray, 14.071

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[7]

Heat 2 - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 71M-Paul May[6]

Heat 3 - 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[1] ; 4. I07-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[6]

Dash -  (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 9 starting positions of A-feature
1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[7] ; 7. I07-Steve Buckwalter[9] ; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 9. 1-Lucas Wolfe[5]

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Madsen makes it two UNOH All Star wins in a row at Bubba Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015) - Kerry Madsen seems to have found something at Bubba Raceway Park that the competition hasn't discovered as yet. The Sydney, Australia native led all 30 laps Saturday to score his second straight University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature win in as many nights.

"The Mad Man" survived heavy lapped traffic and a couple of restarts to score his fifth career All Star victory - 3 of which have now come at Bubba Raceway Park.

"When you have Dale Blaney behind you there's no letting up. We had a good run and a good car. I just really want to thank our sponsors, American Racing Custom Wheels, Earthex Logistics...big hello and thank you to the guys at home, Bob Gavranich and Pete Gavranich and a big thank you to our engine builder to Brian Meyers...the things just rip. Steve Kent at KCP Chassis...just fantastic race cars. Thanks to my wife...hope she's listening out there in Iowa," said Madsen of his Keneric Racing machine.

"I really enjoy being here and appreciate the effort of Bubba (Clem, track promoter) and Tony (Stewart, All Star owner) and everyone puts in. It was an enthusiastic crowd...we really appreciate that," continued Madsen.

As for winning three in a row?

"You really come here just to have a good run. When you win a race the stars are aligned. It's as simple as that. Tomorrow night is a new night and there are a lot of quick cars here. We've got a great package and we'll see," concluded Madsen.

Five time All Star champion Dale Blaney would hound Madsen and a few times in heavy lapped traffic closed to within a car length of the leader. And after suffering a mechanical failure on the season opener the previous night, Blaney was happy to finish second.

"I'm disappointed in qualifying. We raced really well after that. For what ever reason the last two nights we haven't qualified good and I put 50 percent of that on me at least...maybe 80. I just haven't made very good laps," said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Winchester Ag Services/Penske Shocks backed machine.

"Kerry was a little bit better...traffic was pretty cool for awhile. It was fun. Kerry's been running pretty good and to run second to him...I'll take it," said Blaney.

Steve Kinser would hold off a charging Danny Holtgraver for a third place finish.

"We didn't make any headway. Started third and finished third. I just couldn't get through three and four very good. I was pretty good in one and two. I could get through three in four about one every five or six times. I was just losing too much time there," said Kinser beside his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Bad Boy Buggies #11.

Blaney and Madsen would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Madsen gaining the upper hand. The leaders would set a lightening quick pace, hitting lapped traffic by only the fourth circuit.

Blaney would drive to Madsen's inside to challenge by lap five and six but once clear of traffic Madsen would pull away.

Behind the lead duo, Kinser, Steve Buckwalter, Wayne Johnson and Danny Holtgraver were battle for third.

Action would grind to a halt on lap 11 when Mark Coldren would tumble in turn four. After Coldren walked back to the infield and the track was cleared the green would fly with Madsen pulling away from Blaney with Kinser, Holtgraver, Buckwalter, Johnson, Chad Kemenah and Caleb Armstrong would follow.

The caution would fly soon after for a Tyler Clem spin. Again when the green flew so did Madsen who would catch the rear of the field at the halfway point as Blaney slowly closed with Kinser trying to hold off Holtgraver.

With 12 laps to go the running order was Madsen, Blaney, Kinser, Holtgraver, Johnson, a charging Danny Smith, Kemenah and Buckwalter.

Blaney and Kinser would get one more shot at Madsen when the caution would fly for the final time on lap 23 for an Armstrong spin. But, when the green reappeared Madsen would drive off.

At the checkers it was Madsen over Blaney, Kinser, Holtgraver and Johnson in the top five.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up their three night event at Bubba Raceway Park on Sunday, Feb. 8. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

Ocala Speedway - 2/7/2015
All Star Circuit of Champions (21 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

A-Main  (30 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7]; 7. 4-Danny Smith[9]; 8. I07-Steve Buckwalter[6]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[10]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[18]; 14. 71M-Paul May[16]; 15. 14-Tyler Clem[12]; 16. 40-Mark  Imler[13]; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[17]; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]; 19. 10-Terry Gray[20]; 20. O7-Mark Coldren[15]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel[21]

Qualifying -
1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.069; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.088; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.126; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.246; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.379; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.388; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 12.561; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.593; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.599; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.614; 11. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.802; 12. 14-Tyler Clem, 12.815; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.823; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.862; 15. 40-Mark  Imler, 12.909; 16. 71M-Paul May, 13.013; 17. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.048; 18. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.122; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.364; 20. 10-Terry Gray, 13.633; 21. 33-Brent Matus, 14.067

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 5. 71M-Paul May[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]

Heat 2 -1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. O7-Mark Coldren[6] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[7]

Heat 3 -1. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 2. I07-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 5. 40-Mark  Imler[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7]

Dash -  (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 9 starting positions of A-feature: 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[8]

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Madsen scores last lap pass for win to open new era for UNOH All Stars

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Friday, Feb. 6, 2015) - Australian Kerry Madsen opened the new era for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions with an exciting last lap pass of Aaron Reutzel to score the season opening victory at Bubba Raceway Park Friday night.

"The Mad Man" actually recorded the fastest lap of the entire race on that last lap. But it was a caution flag with three laps to go that gave him the opportunity as Reutzel's motor began to sour. Madsen now has four career All Star wins.

"On that last lap I saw him (Reutzel) go to the bottom in one. I said a Hail Mary and went for it to the outside and it stuck. That was insane!" said Madsen who opened the All Star season in 2014 with a win at Bubba as well.

"I have to thank Tony (Stewart) and Bubba (Clem) for deciding to rework the track after qualifying. It made for a great feature. I have to thank my guys in the shop. They worked hard all winter and it showed tonight. Bob and Peter Gavranich (team owners) hopefully got to watch this on TV," added Madsen beside his American Racing Custom Wheels, Earthex Logistics, Keneric Racing backed #29.

Reutzel, who already has a 410 win in 2015, looked to be on his way to his first All Star victory. The 24-year-old racer from Texas took the lead on lap two when Caleb Armstrong made contact with the turn four guard rail and threaded his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon.

But, with three laps to go Danny Smith, who was battling with Madsen for second, slipped off the racing groove in turn four and made contact with the front stretch wall to bring out the caution.

While under yellow, Reutzel actually developed a small oil fire. When the green flew on the restart Reutzel's motor began to sound sour. As they raced to the white flag Madsen was right on Reutzel's rear bumper and when Reutzel went to the bottom of turn one, Madsen shot around on the high side and drove to the win.

"I knew my motor was laying down...I was just trying to block those last couple of laps. I hate this for all the people who have helped me and supported me but we'll be back tomorrow," said Reutzel beside his BC Fundz/Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro and Maintenance backed #87.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's Tim Shaffer, a four time All Star champion, would drive a solid race to finish third.

"I have Ripper (Kyle) who came down with me to help work on the car. That allows me to watch the track and the competition and that is huge. I have to thank Bryan Grove for the opportunity and Gressman Powersports...they build a great engine for small tracks and big tracks," said Shaffer of his Canton Erectors/Brilex LLC/Helms and Son Excavating backed #45.

Reutzel and Armstrong would bring the field to green for their 30-lap feature with Armstrong gaining the advantage. However, after leading the first lap, as he rocketed through turns three and four to complete lap 2, Armstrong slipped up the track and made contact with the outside fence, bringing out the caution.

On the restart Reutzel now led Smith, Madsen, Shaffer and Steve Kinser. But, the racing would grind to a halt shortly after as the team cars of Bradley Howard and Jordan Givler tangled in turn three with Howard getting upside down. Howard was uninjured but done for the night.

When the green flew again so did Reutzel as he pulled away from Smith. The leaders found lapped traffic by lap 9 and Reutzel's lead began to evaporate. At the halfway point the running order was Reutzel, Smith, Shaffer, Madsen, Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

Reutzel, a rookie to 410 sprint car racing, sliced and dices his way through traffic and with five laps to go held a 6 car length lead over Smith who now had his hands full with Madsen. With three to go, Smith slipped up high in turn four and made contact with the turn four fence, ending his night and setting up the fantastic finish.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 at Bubba Raceway Park. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car touring organization. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

Ocala Speedway - 2/6/2015
All Star Circuit of Champions (22 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

A-Main -  (30 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemanah[9]; 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson[16]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[13]; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 11. 71m-Paul May[17]; 12. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[10]; 13. 10-Terry Gray[19]; 14. 14-Tyler Clem[15]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2]; 16. 40-Mark  Imler[20]; 17. 33-Brent Matus[22]; 18. 4-Danny Smith[4]; 19. 14k-Dale Blaney [11]; 20. 49-Jordan Givler[21]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard[18]; 22. O7-Mark Coldren[12]

Qualifying -1. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.868; 2. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.880; 3. 10h-Chad Kemanah, 12.951; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.959; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.975; 6. 14k-Dale Blaney , 13.120; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.129; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 13.352; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.353; 10. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.479; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.499; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.515; 13. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.538; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.565; 15. 14-Tyler Clem, 13.660; 16. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 13.704; 17. 71m-Paul May, 13.723; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.727; 19. 10-Terry Gray, 13.814; 20. 40-Mark Imler, 13.945; 21. 49-Jordan Givler, 14.613; 22. 33-Brent Matus, 14.643

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 3. I07-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 4. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 6. 10-Terry Gray[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[6] ; 7. 40-Mark  Imler[7]

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemanah[4] ; 4. 14k-Dale Blaney [3] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 6. 14-Tyler Clem[5] ; 7. 49-Jordan Givler[7]

Dash -  (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]

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Saturated Surface Postpones All Star Opener at Bubba Raceway Park

Three-Day Affair Will Now Be Contested Friday, Saturday and Sunday

OCALA, Fla. (February 5, 2015) - Heavy overnight rains that lingered late into the morning have forced All Star Circuit of Champions and Bubba Raceway Park officials to postpone tonight's scheduled season opener for the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series.

"There was simply no way we could put together a quality race surface for the teams and an entertaining show for the fans tonight," said promoter Bubba Clem.  "Everyone has worked so hard to get here the past couple of weeks, the last thing we wanted to do is have them tear up their equipment, so we're going to race on Sunday and give the racers their full three day show."

The three-day Bubba Army Winter Nationals, paying $5,000-to-win each night, now shifts to Friday, February 6, Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8.  Friday and Saturday's events will begin at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday's racing will feature a special early start time of 5:30 p.m.

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