All Star Circuit of Champions Invade "Ohio's Finest Racing" Speed Plant Over Labor Day Weekend
Monday, 29 August 2011


ImageBy Brian Liskai - All Star Circuit of Champions Public Relations

(Camargo, IL)
The points battles have been exciting all season for the All Star Circuit of Champions and the outcome from a busy Labor Day weekend could have a big impact on who is crowned the series’ National and Ohio region champion.

Two time and defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer is coming off his 7th series’ victory – winning August 27 at Mercer Raceway Park – to extend his lead in the national standings over three time All Star champion Dale Blaney. However, Blaney, who also has scored seven series’ wins in 2011 and sits second on the all-time win list with 83 career victories, leads the $20,000-to-win Ohio Region points. However, Shaffer, who won the series’ Great Plains Region recently, is right behind, looking to pounce as the All Stars compete in three events over the holiday weekend. Shaffer has 42 career All Star victories and sits tied for 9th on the all-time win list with Kelly Kinser.

The All Stars will take on the tough Western Pennsylvania competitors Friday, September 2 at Lernerville Speedway. On Saturday, the All Stars will help Attica Raceway Park close out its 2011 season with the traditional Baumann Auto Group Attica Ambush. Then it’s off to Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan on Sunday, September 4, for a make-up event that was originally scheduled for August 20 but was postponed due to rain.

Shaffer, a former Lernerville track champion, took the Second Annual Duel in the Dirt at the speedway last season. It was his 17th overall feature win of the year in 2010 and his 12th All Star win. As it has been most of this season, Blaney was second while milti-time Lernerville champion Ed Lynch Jr. came home third.

Besides Shaffer and Blaney, David Gravel continues to show he has what it takes to claim an All Star championship. He sits third in the National and Ohio region point standings. Throw in defending Lernerville champion Danny Holtgraver, who sits fourth in the All Stars’ Ohio Region points, and 2011 Lernerville champion Carl Bower and track regulars Rod George, Brandon Matus, Brian Ellenberger, Kevin Schaeffer, Brent Matus, Brian Steinman and Andy McKisson – who won a feature August 26 – and it has the recipe for a “barn-burner.”

On Saturday at Attica Raceway Park, the All Stars will battle another group of tough weekly competitors. Bryan Sebetto is coming off back-to-back wins while six-time track champion Byron Reed, 2011 track champion Dean Jacobs, two-time feature winner Brandon Martin, and early season winner Danny Smith will be tough. Through in possible competitors like Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Phil Gressman who each scored a win at Attica.

The All Stars have visited Attica twice in 2011 with Blaney and Shaffer each scoring victories.

Also, the Baumann Auto Group will present their Baumann Bonus Bucks at Attica giving some lucky fan the chance of taking home $500!

Finally it’s off to the only All Star event in the State of Michigan on Sunday, September 4. Former All Star rookie of the year Chad Blonde has four victories at Butler in 2011. Other winners include Ryan Ruhl, Ken Mackey.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 August 2011 )