All Star Haudenschild Shines Kelley Wires Stocks; Schaffer Parks It

HaudenschildSarver, PA (May 13, 2016) Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild had been fast all evening long in the Arctic Cat All Star Sprint portion of the card at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night. So it was no surprise that he found himself leading the 30-lap $5,000-to-win feature. What was also not surprising was the fact that former Track Champion Danny Holtgraver, and the red hot Chad Kemenah were stalking him through a jungle of lapped traffic that saw both of them catch and almost overtake him for the lead. But the young wheel man seemingly had an answer every time he needed it most as he weaved his way to a couple of critical passes through the lapped traffic en route to his first victory of the season and first career Lernerville win.
“It was a great track tonight,” Haudenschild said in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane. “Sometimes you just have to get into that dash and start up front with those guys and I knew if we could get up there, especially with this track it would be great. I had a blast running the top for 30 laps; that was fun! Shaffer was really good in the beginning and I got under him and he went over the berm and then me and the 10H (Kemenah) had a really good race and I saw Holtgraver was there and I knew they’d be coming so I just had to hit my marks and be good.” (more…)

By |2016-05-16T23:14:11+00:00May 16th, 2016|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Front Page News|Comments Off on All Star Haudenschild Shines Kelley Wires Stocks; Schaffer Parks It

Donny Schatz Cruises to All Star DIRTcar Nationals Win

800x600-uA4I2mrY5V9aoKx303041BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 11, 2016) – Donny Schatz surpassed his Wednesday night performance by one position on Thursday evening, mastering the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile en route to a $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, who charged from the fifth row to secure his position in victory lane, increased his Arctic Cat All Star win total to 12 on his career. The Fargo, North Dakota, native cruised to the final checkers by a near four second lead. Dale Blaney and Jason Johnson rounded out the podium finishers.

“This is an incredible race team” Donny Schatz said, “I didn’t want to have to call the boss tonight and tell him I left something on the table. Just an incredible effort by these guys.”

Danny Lasoski and Jason Johnson led the 24 feature starters to green at Volusia Speedway Park. Lasoski controlled the opening lap before losing the top spot to Johnson. The “Ragin’ Cajun” made his way to the top-side of the speedway, eventually extending his lead over Danny Lasoski and Dale Blaney. Traffic would soon come into play, but a lap ten caution would bring the field to a stop for the first and only time. Paul McMahan made contact with the turn one wall; he would walk away unharmed. (more…)

By |2016-02-12T06:52:54+00:00February 12th, 2016|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Front Page News|Comments Off on Donny Schatz Cruises to All Star DIRTcar Nationals Win

2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series Tour Dates Announced

UNOH LogoINDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, recently purchased by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, today announced its 2015 tour dates. The schedule will consist of 54 total events spanning six states, including 29 events in Ohio and 14 in Pennsylvania.

While the schedule began in February with five non-points events in Florida between Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, races counting toward the season-ending championship get underway in late March.

The kickoff race for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio. The series will remain in Ohio the following weekend with back-to-back events April 3-4 at Attica Raceway Park and April 18 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville.

“The schedule we put together for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is filled with great venues on a timeline that works well for our participants,” Stewart said. “Our first five events in Florida went off extremely well and we look forward to carrying that momentum into Ohio with our first point-paying race at Atomic Speedway.” (more…)

By |2015-03-04T23:49:35+00:00March 4th, 2015|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Featured, Front Page News|Comments Off on 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series Tour Dates Announced

UNOH All Stars Kick-Off 2015 Season at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park

Allstar LogoCAMARGO, IL. – One of America’s oldest traveling sprint car organizations, the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, will kick off their 2015 racing season with the traditional journey to sunny Florida.

The UNOH All Star teams will battle during five events – all paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start the A-Main – at two tracks over eight days.

It begins at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with three shows – Thursday, Feb. 5; Friday, Feb. 6; and Saturday, Feb. 7. The UNOH All Stars then travel a short distance to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, to be part of the DIRTcar Nationals. The UNOH All Stars will compete Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12.

The UNOH All Stars are part of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at the Ocala speedplant. The Winter Nationals features 14 nights of the best dirt racers in the world with the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UNOH All Star sprints; the DIRTcar UMP Open Wheel Modifieds; the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars; and the Nesmith Crate Dirt Late Model Series. (more…)

By |2015-01-20T04:58:09+00:00January 20th, 2015|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Bubba Raceway Park, Featured, Front Page News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on UNOH All Stars Kick-Off 2015 Season at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park

Hodnett gives car owner 3rd straight UNOH All Star Eastern title with Port Royal Victory

UNOH LogoPORT ROYAL, PA. (Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) – Greg Hodnett put on a dominating performance Saturday to claim his fourth Tuscarora 50 victory at Port Royal Speedway. Not only was the win worth $13,350, but Hodnett wrapped up the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Easter Region Championship and it’s $20,000 payday.

It was Hodnett’s second UNOH All Star win of 2014 – the other coming in April at Port Royal – and his 10th overall victory in 2014. The win was also Hodnett’s fourth in the prestigious event, having won in 1998, 2004 and 2009. He ties hall-of-famers Doug Wolfgang, Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease for the most Tuscarora 50 victories. Hodnett also now has 18 career UNOH All Star wins on his resume.

“My car owner (Heffner) won his first race as an owner at Port Royal. He and his dad used to spend a lot of time at this track and I know this race was pretty important to him. Mike’s cars have won the last three straight All Star Easter point championships with three different drivers. Daryn (Pittman) and Lance (Dewease) got him that title and I didn’t want to let him down,” said Hodnett of his Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor/Pasquariello’s Auto Body backed #27. (more…)

By |2014-09-08T21:31:52+00:00September 8th, 2014|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Hodnett gives car owner 3rd straight UNOH All Star Eastern title with Port Royal Victory

Stevie Smith ties dad with 16th UNOH All Star win, takes Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

IMG_7841-1.JPGPORT ROYAL, PA (Friday, Sept. 5, 2014) – Stevie Smith held off charges from Danny Holtgraver to win the $5,000 Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway Friday Night. The win was Smith’s 16th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory, as he has tied his dad, Steve Smith’s career series total.

Piloting the Fred Rahmer/Dave Prichard-owned #51, Smith took the lead from pole-sitter Doug Esh early in the non-stop 30-lapper. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver Danny Holtgraver, who started in the outside front row, challenged Smith several times late in the race, but his car faded in the final laps as Danny Dietrich took second on the last lap.

“I was thinking it was 25 laps,” Smith said with a chuckle beside his Miller Chevrolet/Aran Trading/Tru-Line Contractors/Don Ott Engines/Ken’s Tire/Durr Enterprises/Engler backed machine.

(more…)

By |2014-09-07T22:26:52+00:00September 7th, 2014|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Stevie Smith ties dad with 16th UNOH All Star win, takes Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

Blaney scores 100th All Star Win with Victory at Attica

BlaneyATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney rewarded his new car owner with a $10,000 victorySaturday to open Attica Raceway Park’s 2014 season. “The Low Rider” led all 40 laps of the HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals to score his 100th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win.

It wasn’t easy for Blaney, as reminiscent of the 2012 Spring Nationals when he and Craig Mintz put on an exciting show for the two nights, Mintz again challenged Blaney late. But, Blaney came alive the final seven circuits to score the win aboard his Tony Kennedy owned #14K. The victory is Blaney’s 18thcareer win at Attica of which 14 have been UNOH All Star triumphs.

“Thanks to George (Fisher) he does all the work on this thing. I’m awful happy to get number 100 with Tony…our first win together. To make it 100 and to make it here at this race is pretty special. I love this place. Western Ohio has been very good to me,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks, Kennedy Cattle Company backed machine. (more…)

By |2014-04-07T16:23:01+00:00April 7th, 2014|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Blaney scores 100th All Star Win with Victory at Attica

UNOH All Stars to Kick Off 2014 Tour in The Sunshine State

UNOH LogoCAMARGO, IL. (Tuesday, January 7, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will warm up the frigid winter with hot racing action in the south to kick off the 2014 season. There will be five events scheduled for Florida in February with a minor adjustment to the original schedule – a third race has been added at Bubba Raceway Park and is being substituted for the originally scheduled Screven Motor Speedway event.

It all kicks off with three straight nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The Thursday, Feb. 6 event will pay $3,000 to the winner while Friday, Feb. 7 will pay $4,000 and the finale on Saturday, Feb. 8 paying $7,000 to win. The southern events – all part of the UNOH All Stars’ Eastern Region points – will wrap up at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13, each paying $5,000 to win.
 
“The scheduling move makes it more convenient for the fans and race teams. We are excited to kick off our season at two of Florida’s premiere dirt tracks,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Stars.
 
Last year, of the 5 events scheduled, only the two events at Bubba Raceway Park were contested as rain claimed the other three races. Donny Schatz swept both events at the Ocala speedplant. (more…)
By |2014-01-13T18:42:34+00:00January 13th, 2014|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Bubba Raceway Park, Featured, Front Page News, Racing News, Upcoming Events, Volusia Speedway Park|Comments Off on UNOH All Stars to Kick Off 2014 Tour in The Sunshine State

UNOH Makes First Visit to PA Posse

UNOH LogoCAMARGO, Ill. – You can’t blame the drivers of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions if they are a little more excited than usual to head back to Central Pennsylvania. It’s no secret the UNOH All Star drivers have struggled against the tough competition of the drivers known as the “PA Posse.” But last fall, current UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney gave the series competitors a shot in the arm when he scored a victory against the Posse at Port Royal Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to going back to Central Pennsylvania…probably more so than we have in a long time. We finally got a win there last year and I have a lot of confidence. The guys have give me a fantastic car every race this year,” said Blaney, who also leads the All Star’s Eastern Region and Ohio Region points.  “I’ve never won at the Grove. I’ve run good there….have had some top five finished. I know we can do it. A lot of things will have to fall our way, but I’m confident we have the car and the team to get a win there,” added Blaney. (more…)

By |2013-04-23T16:22:58+00:00April 23rd, 2013|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Featured, Front Page News|Comments Off on UNOH Makes First Visit to PA Posse

Blaney Starts All Star Season on a Hot Note

allstar_logo3ATTICA, Ohio (3-31-13) By Brian Liskai – Saturday was a good day to be a
Blaney.  Early on Saturday, Dave “The Buckeye Bullet” Blaney – a regular with the
NASCAR Sprint Cup series – scored the win at Port Royal Speedway in
Pennsylvania. Not to be outdone, his brother, Dale “The Low Rider” Blaney
held off a late race challenge from Sheldon Haudenschild to score his 94th
career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions
victory to open the track’s 25th anniversary season on HD
Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals.

“I heard Dale got the win at the Port….he needs to race with us more to get
his confidence up….but I don’t know if that will be a good thing. He could
be a pain to all of us if that happens,” joked Dale Blaney beside his
Ti22/GF1 backed machine in victory lane

“Cap (Henry) was strong like he has been here the last few times we’ve run
at Attica. But George (Fisher) and Troy (Psurny) gave me a good car…I love
racing here…the track is always great,” added Blaney. (more…)

By |2013-04-01T13:31:42+00:00April 1st, 2013|Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Featured, Front Page News|Comments Off on Blaney Starts All Star Season on a Hot Note