Bryan Clauson Scores First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win During Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Visit to Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, OH – June 22, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  For the first time in his career, Bryan Clauson earned top honors during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, scoring round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The Noblesville, Indiana, native is the fifth different feature winner during Ohio Sprint Speedweek thus far, leading the last 24 circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. Cap Henry followed Clauson to the finish, followed by Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, and Dean Jacobs.

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Bryan Clauson celebrates his first ever Arctic Cat All Star win on Saturday, June 21
Vince Vellella Photo Credit

“We were really good last year when we were here, so I knew we had a really good baseline to start with,” explained Clauson, pilot of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Elk Grove Ford/No. 17W. “My guys worked hard on this thing all night. Sometimes we aren’t where we need to be every night, but we keep getting better and better. I just tried to get out front and run as fast as I could.”

Bryan Clauson started fourth on the main event grid and raced his way to third after the initial start. Fortunately for Clauson, bad luck struck early leader Chad Kemenah on lap six, resulting in the Hunter Racing entry nearly spinning to the infield in turn four, collecting second place running Caleb Griffith in the process. Clauson inherited the point, followed by Cap Henry and Dean Jacobs.

Green flag action resumed with Bryan Clauson showing the way. The recent Indianapolis 500 starter set the pace at the top of the speedway, racing nearly unpressured for the remaining distance. Traffic came into play by the midpoint of the race, allowing Cap Henry and Dean Jacobs to close the gap. Despite heavy traffic increasing by lap 25 of 30, Clauson kept his distance, ultimately becoming the 205th different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner in series history.

“I didn’t think I’d win a race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, so this is pretty cool,” said Bryan Clauson. “This is really special. You look at what we did a few nights ago and you’d think we would never be up here. My guys just keep digging and keep working hard. I’m glad to put 30 solid laps together for them tonight and get a win during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with round six on Wednesday evening, June 22, at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Stars made three attempts to host competition at the Atomic highbanks in 2016, with all three losing to Mother Nature. Dale Blaney earned the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Atomic Speedway, holding back Cole Duncan and eventual speedweek champion Greg Wilson.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon, June 22. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by warm ups at 6:15. For more information regarding round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, fans should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results – Sharon Speedway – Tuesday, June 21, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #5
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 51 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Bryan Clauson – 13.410 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lee Jacobs – 13.594
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dean Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chris Andrews
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Caleb Griffith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Bryan Clauson
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dale Blaney (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (17th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.594; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.637; 3.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.782; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.816; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.867; 6.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.895; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.904; 8.4-Kasey Kahne, 13.962; 9.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.084; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.124; 11.51-Roger Campbell, 14.124; 12.71m-Dave Blaney, 14.149; 13.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.200; 14.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.204; 15.13-Brandon Matus, 14.206; 16.21-Cap Henry, 14.215; 17.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.225; 18.8-Bryan Sebetto, 14.291; 19.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.308; 20.57-Kyle Larson, 14.308; 21.4N-Jim Morris, 14.332; 22.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.353; 23.24P-Alex Paden, 14.355; 24.O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.359; 25.46-Michael Bauer, 14.382; 26.24-Rico Abreu, 14.390; 27.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.420; 28.26-Tayler Malsam, 14.441; 29.71mx-Paul May, 14.460; 30.5T-Travis Philo, 14.461; 31.57E-Gary Edwards, 14.476; 32.8M-TJ Michael, 14.478; 33.73-Chris Andrews, 14.479; 34.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.501; 35.40-Caleb Helms, 14.569; 36.12-Daniel Harding, 14.639; 37.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.643; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.649; 39.17-Josh Baughman, 14.657; 40.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.679; 41.91-Cale Thomas, 14.697; 42.10-Carl Bowser, 14.779; 43.16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.902; 44.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.075; 45.23-Darren Pifer, 15.117; 46.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.128; 47.4W-Eric Williams, 15.346; 48.40H-George Hobaugh, 15.462; 49.33-Brent Matus, 15.698; 50.5K-Adam Kekich, 99.290; 51.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.730;

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 10. 26-Tayler Malsam[11] ; 11. O7-Jacob Wilson[10]

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger[1] ; 3. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 24P-Alex Paden[2] ; 6. 4N-Jim Morris[3] ; 7. 57E-Gary Edwards[5] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[9] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps)
1. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 4. 46-Michael Bauer[3] ; 5. D12-Jason Dolick[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 7. 23-Darren Pifer[7] ; 8. AUS96-Andy Caruana[8] ; 9. 40H-George Hobaugh[10] ; 10. 4W-Eric Williams[9]

Heat 4, Group D –  (8 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 71mx-Paul May[7] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 10. 12-Daniel Harding[8]

Heat 5, Group E –  (8 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[6] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Dash 1 –  (6 Laps)
1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8]

C-Main 1 –  (10 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[4] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 5. 23-Darren Pifer[9] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[8] ; 7. 4W-Eric Williams[11] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 10. 40H-George Hobaugh[12] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[1] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[6] ; 14. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 15. 5K-Adam Kekich[15]

B-Main 1 –  (12 Laps)
1. 4-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 71mx-Paul May[12] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[3] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 10. 09x-Carson Macedo[10] ; 11. 26-Tayler Malsam[11] ; 12. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[15] ; 13. 17-Josh Baughman[17] ; 14. 24P-Alex Paden[9] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 16. 57E-Gary Edwards[14] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 18. 4N-Jim Morris[8]

A-Main 1 –  (30 Laps)
1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[20] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 57-Kyle Larson[9] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[11] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 13. 71m-Dave Blaney[22] ; 14. 73-Chris Andrews[12] ; 15. 4-Kasey Kahne[21] ; 16. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 18. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[24] ; 19. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 21. 8-Bryan Sebetto[14] ; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger[10] ; 23. 46-Michael Bauer[18] ; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 25. 46AU-Stuart Williams[23]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/21/2016):

  1. Kyle Larson: 724
  2. Chad Kemenah: 668
  3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 662
  4. Dean Jacobs: 662
  5. Dale Blaney: 660
  6. Tim Shaffer: 622
  7. Danny Holtgraver: 622
  8. Kraig Kinser: 604
  9. Lee Jacobs: 602
  10. Cale Thomas: 600

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/21/2016):

  1. Dale Blaney: 2180
  2. Chad Kemenah: 2134
  3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2044
  4. Cap Henry: 1968
  5. Danny Holtgraver: 1960
  6. T.J. Michael: 1952
  7. Lee Jacobs: 1902
  8. Kraig Kinser: 1884
  9. Caleb Helms: 1808
  10. Andrew Palker: 1690

About Cometic Gasket

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries.  Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their 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. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

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