Can-Am Maverick Side-By-Side Vehicle Racers Go 1-2 in South Carolina

25 04 2017

Two-time GNCC Champion Kyle Chaney Wins Camp Coker GNCC; Buckhannon Puts Can-Am Outlander XT ATV atop GNCC podium

SOCIETY HILL, SC – April 25, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Can-Am racers Kyle Chaney and Hunter Miller finished 1-2 in the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Camp Coker Grand National Cross Country Race in Society Hills, S.C. Multi-time GNCC champion Bryan Buckhannon notched his first victory of the season in the Pro 4×4 class. The Camp Coker event hosted both round five of GNCC ATV series and the second round of action for side-by-side vehicles.

SxS racing

Kyle Chaney (Chaney Racing / Can-Am) took top honors, winning both the UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class, at the Camp Coker GNCC race in South Carolina. Chaney, who finished third at round one, put in a dominating performance, as he led every lap with his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R side-by-side vehicle. The two-time GNCC XC1 Pro UTV champion was third off the line, but quickly found his way to the front on the dusty course. Once in the lead, Chaney checked out and won by 47 seconds. Chaney, who has tallied three wins a season in his Can-Am vehicle since 2014, is off to his best start ever and currently leads the XC1 Pro UTV class in points headed to round three.

Kyle Chaney drove his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R to UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class victory at the Camp Coker GNCC in South Carolina to take over the class points lead.

Hunter Miller (Miller Brothers Racing / Can-Am) finished in the runner-up spot behind Chaney, giving Can-Am a 1-2 finish in the XC1 Pro UTV ranks. He climbed to third place in the class point rankings. Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers have now won 17 of the last 18 XC1 class races dating back to round three of 2014.

Led by Derron Oakley’s class victory, Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers posted a podium sweep in the XC2 Pro Sport class in South Carolina. Oakley, who races under the Chaney Racing / Can-Am team, also departed Camp Coker with the class points lead.

Hunter Miller finished one spot behind Chaney to give Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers a 1-2 finish at the Camp Coker GNCC.

GNCC veteran Mike Penland is now a perfect 2-for-2 this year in the GNCC Master (50+) UTV class victory after his win in South Carolina.

Can-Am side-by-side vehicle pilots return May 27-28, for the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio.

ATV racing

After missing round four of the GNCC series to compete in the extreme Hunt-The-Wolf ATV race in Romania, Factory Can-Am Outlander XT 1000 ATV racer Bryan Buckhannon returned to his roots and came a away a winner in South Carolina. His victory extended Can-Am 4×4 racers’ current GNCC winning streak to 16 straight events, dating back to round three of last season.

Bryan Buckhannon, an 8-time GNCC champion, notched his first victory of 2017
with the 4×4 Pro class win at Camp Coker.

Buckhannon (Can-Am/ DJR / QuadBoss) was in second place after the first lap, but took over the lead on lap two and never looked back. Buckhannon finished 40 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher Rob Smith (BNR / Can-Am) to earn his first class win of 2017. Buckhannon, despite missing one round, is third overall in the 4×4 Pro class point rankings and has four podium finishes.

Reigning 4×4 Pro class champion Kevin Cunningham (Cunningham Racing / Can-Am) has won four of the first five races and currently has a 36-point lead over second place heading into round six of the GNCC ATV series. Can-Am ATV racer Doug Robey won the 4×4 A class as Can-Am pilots totaled 11 of 16 possible 4×4 podium finishes on the day.

The next GNCC ATV event for Can-Am racers is the X-Factor Whitetails, May 6-7, in Peru, Ind.

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Team mount challenge for FIM World Championship Title

30 03 2017

Quintanilla Defends 2016 Title; Renet Out To Impress

March 30, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Team go to the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the first round of the 2017 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship well prepared to defend the brand’s 2016 world title. Pablo Quintanilla of Chile rides with the number one plate as he launches his bid to defend his title. Teammate Pela Renet is also out to deliver another impressive ride as he continues to consolidate his rally career.

Quintanilla secured the 2016 title in the series at the OiLibya Rally in Morocco last October, finishing with 96 points, and a seven-point lead over British rider Sam Sunderland. It was Quintanilla’s first world title and the first for his native Chile. Renet, who contested his second Dakar Rally in January with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Team, reached the finish line for the first time in an excellent overall seventh. The French rider and has now joined the elite group of professional rally-raid riders capable of delivering podium finishes in these tests of endurance, skill, and speed. Renet came to the team as a world enduro champion and proved in his 2017 Dakar Rally ride that he has successfully made the transition to rally-raid competition.

Both riders go into the opening round with enthusiasm and confidence.

Pablo Quintanilla: “After Dakar I needed to be strong and to prepare to come back even stronger than before. I have been training pretty hard in Chile to prepare for the season, which this year is very special for me because I am the world champion. I want to continue like this and I am ready and full of motivation to go racing.”

Pela Renet: “Straight after Dakar, I took some time off but then I started training again at home and by riding together with some enduro riders. We have also had some weeks training in Spain and Morocco, and we did testing with the new bike, so I feel good going into the season.”

The season’s opener begins with the traditional Super Special on Saturday, April 1st at the Yas Marina, a dash that decides the starting order for the opening stage on Sunday. Riders tackle five stages in the Liwa Desert of between 350 and 550 km, and the competition concludes on Thursday, April 6.

There is very little respite for the team who then immediately prepare for the second round of the world championship nearby Qatar, which is only one week separating the two rallies.

The 2017 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship is made up of the two Gulf States rallies, two in South America in August – the Atacama Rally in Chile and the Desafio Ruta in Argentina, again one week apart, and the final round, the traditional OiLibya Rally in Morocco on October.

2017 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship Calendar

  • April 1-6: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, United Arab Emirates
  • April 17-22: Qatar Cross Country Rally
  • August 12-18: Atacama Rally, Chile
  • August 25-31: Desafio Ruta, Argentina
  • October 4-10: OiLibya Rally, Morocco

Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.

Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.

Rockstar Energy Drink

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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH

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Atomic Speedway partners with #Untiltheresnone for 2017 season

30 03 2017

CHILLICOTHE, OH – March 30, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Just in time for the Ohio Sprint Car Series season opener on Saturday, April 1, Atomic Speedway officials are proud to announce that the speedway has partnered with #Untiltheresnone; a non-profit organization aimed to raise post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide awareness that affects military veterans.

The organization’s mission is to lower the rate of those affected by PTSD by introducing sufferers to select programs such as Reestablishing The Brotherhood and Horsepower For Heroes; a program created to introduce PTSD victims to the world of motorsports in hopes of creating positive reinforcement and an adrenaline-filled distraction.

“We are proud to be affiliated with the #Untiltheresnone organization,” Brad McCown explained, Atomic Speedway promoter. “Many of our fans are former military personnel, and we want to show our support and affection by supporting an organization that plays a major role in trying to stop a traumatic disorder that may affect them. We have some special activities planned, so hopefully we can do our part in raising awareness, also.”

In support of #Untiltheresnone, Atomic Speedway will grant all Veterans free access, with proper military identification, during Veterans Night on Saturday, July 15. The evening program, complete with five separate divisions, will feature Super Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, AMRA Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Mini Late Models. In addition, Atomic Speedway will interact with #Untiltheresnone by sponsoring its inaugural golf outing, as well as host a cornhole tournament during Open Wheel Championship weekend on August 24-26 that will send all proceeds to the #Untiltheresnone organization.

“I think we can help make a difference,” McCown said. “What better way than bringing veterans to the track.”

More news and notes will be posted in the near future. To learn more about #Untiltheresnone and all of its programs, log on to www.untiltheresnone.com. Those seeking additional updates regarding Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at the all-new www.atomicspeedway.net.

Source: Atomic Speedway

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RacingJunk.Com Partners with FASTRAK

30 03 2017

NORTH ADAMS, MA – March 30, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RacingJunk.com, the world’s largest online motorsports marketplace, is happy to announce that it will become the Official Classifieds for FASTRAK. The co-marketing partnership between the two organizations will support greater awareness and attendance of FASTRAK events while broadening RacingJunk.com’s reach to competitors and fans who can benefit from its services.

The flagship website of Motorhead Media, Racingjunk.com is a “one-stop shop” for those looking to buy, sell, trade or interact with people throughout the automotive and racing and performance communities. With more than 850,000 registered members and 28,000 classified ads, the website generates over two million visits every month.

With four exciting series distributed throughout each year, FASTRAK can always be relied upon to provide thrills for fans of racing. FASTRAK was founded in 2003 and was the first touring series for dirt late models using the economical Chevrolet Performance “Crate” Engines, which are built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications. FASTRAK was the first dirt late model tour to use an economical Spec Tire with no grooving or siping. FASTRAK also hosts the richest weekend in all of Crate Late Model racing AT Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA with the $5,000-to-win FASTRACK World Challenge Race for FASTRAK Members on Sept. 15, and the $20,000-to-win World Championship Race open to all drivers on Sept. 16.

“We’re excited to have RacingJunk.com as a Marketing Partner with Fastrak, as we have the same goal in the motorsports industry, and that’s to save the racers hard earned money,” Fastrak Founder and CEO Stan Lester said. “Everyone in racing has a different budget. Those who buy new parts every year are looking to sell their old parts, and others are looking to part something together and can get by on good used parts. Racing Junk.com can fit the needs of all racers.”

Jim Sweener, Director of Sales for RacingJunk, said, “We’re very enthusiastic about partnering with FASTRAK. Dirt Late Mdel racing is an exciting sport. We look forward to helping bring these series to our site members and visitors, particularly those who haven’t been introduced to them before, and to providing resources for fans and drivers involved with FASTRAK.”

For more information on FASTRAK, visit their website at fastrakracing.com. For more information on RacingJunk.com, go to http://www.racingjunk.com.

Source: Internet Brands, Inc.

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Automotive Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees; Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Induction Ceremony

30 03 2017

Alberto Bombassei, August Fruehauf, Jack Roush, and Edward Welburn to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 20,
at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI

DEARBORN, MI – March 30, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The Automotive Hall of Fame will induct four new members into its ranks at its 2017 Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony in Detroit, Michigan, at Cobo Center on July 20.

The Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2017 Inductees include: Alberto Bombassei, president of Brembo; August Fruehauf (1868-1930), inventor of the semi-trailer and founder of the Fruehauf Trailer Company; Jack Roush, founder, CEO, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing and Chairman of Roush Enterprises; and Edward Welburn, retired General Motors VP of Global Design.

“We are pleased to honor these individuals whose entrepreneurial spirit helped shape today’s global transportation industry,” said William R. Chapin, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame. “Each made his unique vision a reality through tenacity, creativity and forward thinking, traits that still drive the industry’s evolution today. The Automotive Hall of Fame is proud to recognize these individuals and their achievements.”

Considered the single greatest honor in the automotive industry, induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame is reserved for noteworthy individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 1967, a class which included automotive icons Henry Ford, Alfred P. Sloan, William C. Durant, and Walter P. Chrysler.

2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Alberto Bombassei Alberto Bombassei was a vital asset in Brembo growth from a small family firm in Bergamo, Italy, into a worldwide leader in automotive braking systems. Brembo was founded by Alberto’s father, Emilio Bombassei, and his uncle, Italo Breda. Alberto has served in various roles at Brembo since its inception and has continued the company’s expansion and research efforts. This resulted in breakthroughs such as the design and production of the first aluminum brake calipers, which were adopted by numerous manufacturers including BMW, Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz.
  • August Fruehauf –  August Fruehauf was the founder of the Fruehauf Trailer Company and is credited with inventing the semi-trailer. Fruehauf was a successful horse carriage builder in Detroit, Michigan, around the turn of the 20th century. In 1914, a client came to Fruehauf asking if he could devise a method of transporting a boat behind a Model T. Fruehauf agreed, and the result was the first Fruehauf semi-trailer. The Fruehauf Trailer Company was founded in 1918 and soon became one of the largest and most successful semi-trailer companies in the world.
  • Jack Roush Jack Roush is an icon of American motorsports and a distinguished automotive entrepreneur. As a racing team owner, Roush has won championships in NHRA and IHRA Drag Racing, SCCA Trans Am, IMSA GT, and NASCAR stock car racing. In total, Roush’s teams have won over 400 races across numerous disciplines of motorsports. In addition to his racing successes, Roush oversees Roush Enterprises, which encompasses a freelance engineering firm, an aftermarket automotive supplier, and ROUSH CleanTech, a manufacturer of propane fuel systems.
  • Edward Welburn Edward Welburn was once referred to as “the man who brought beauty back to GM”. Welburn was just the sixth head of design for General Motors and the first to lead the division on a global level. During Welburn’s 44-year career, he oversaw the designs of the latest Corvette and the revived Camaro, as well as groundbreaking concepts including the Oldsmobile Aerotech, Cadillac Ciel, and Buick Avista. Welburn also holds the distinction of having been the highest-ranking African American in the global automotive industry.

The 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Tickets for the black-tie event are available at www.automotivehalloffame.org or by contacting Kerry Doyle at 313.240.4000 or KDoyle@thedrivingspirit.org.

About the Automotive Hall of Fame

The Automotive Hall of Fame tells the stories of those who have made outstanding contributions to the automotive industry and has honored nearly 800 men and women from around the world. The Automotive Hall of Fame is located at 21400 Oakwood Blvd in Dearborn, Michigan and is open to the public for tours. You can also visit the Automotive Hall of Fame online at automotivehalloffame.org or on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Media Contact

Matt Wolfe, Automotive Hall of Fame, 313-240-4000, mwolfe@thedrivingspirit.org

Source: Automotive Hall of Fame

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Hayden Takes Top Spot In Dunlop Test At COTA

29 03 2017

Gerloff Again Leads Supersport Class 

AUSTIN, TX – March 29, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden turned the tables on the competition during the final day of the Dunlop Preseason Test at Circuit of The Americas, the Kentuckian clicking off a 2:08.305 late in the last session of day two to take the top spot.

Roger Hayden rode his Yoshimura Suzuki to the fastest time at the COTA test.
Click image above for additional photos | Photo: Brian J. Nelson

Hayden was .127 of a second better than his teammate Toni Elias, the Spaniard having logged the best Motul Superbike class time yesterday. Third quickest, and the final rider to break into the 2:08s, was two-time defending MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. Beaubier was a tick over half a second off Hayden’s best.

Hayden’s quickest time was .459 of a second faster than Beaubier’s best from last year’s Dunlop test at COTA, and .846 of a second faster than Hayden’s pole time at last year’s race here. The top men all did their times on Wednesday afternoon using the latest generation of Dunlop qualifying tires.

“That felt good that last session,” Hayden said. “Not just the qualifier, but with the softer race tire I did a bunch of 2:09s there so I was really excited about that. I was actually going to try to keep trying to go and see how many low 9s I could do, but the boys wanted me to come in and try the qualifiers. That’s always fun, the qualifiers, having so much grip and going for it one lap. Overall, I’m really happy. We got through a lot of stuff and being fast from the get-go helps a lot. We kinda hit a little bit of a wall yesterday afternoon and this morning we got stuck at a lap time and then this afternoon we started making steps again. We lost a session due to weather and another with an accident, but we leave here with a lot of information. We need to improve in some areas and we still have a long ways to go, but I’m ready to get this season going.”

Garrett Gerloff – Monster Energy/Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha.
Click image above for additional photos | Photo_ Brian J. Nelson

Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes was fourth fastest, the four-time Superbike Champion lapping at a best of 2:09.696.

Quicksilver Latus Motors Kawasaki’s Bobby Fong was the fastest of the Superstock 1000 riders and was up amongst the Superbikes on his ZX-10R. Fong dropped down to a best of 2:09.745 in the final session on a bike that has yet to be modified to the new Superstock specs. Fong won both Superstock 1000 races at COTA a year ago.

Sixth fastest was Millennium Technologies/Lucas Oil/KWR’s Kyle Wyman, the team owner/racer lapping at 2:10.521 to best Wheels In Motion/Western Services/Meen Yamaha’s Josh Herrin. Yamalube/Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, Broaster Chicken Honda’s Jake Gagne and Fly Racing/Motul/ADR Motorsports’ Cameron Petersen rounded out the top 10 from today’s sessions.

Garrett Gerloff was again the fastest of the Supersport racers, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Y.E.S./Graves Yamaha rider stepping up big on day two to slice 1.4 seconds off his best from yesterday. Gerloff lapped at 2:11.728, which was .271 of a second under his pole position time from last year’s Supersport race at COTA.

That put him .658 of a second ahead of M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise, the Frenchman’s best also coming in the last of four 50-minute sessions today. Debise’s best was a hair quicker than Gerloff’s Yamaha teammate JD Beach, the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion ending up third quickest after the two-day test.

Rickdiculous Racing’s Daytona Anderson jumped up to fourth fastest, a tad over half a second faster than yesterday’s fourth-placed rider Brandon Paasch on the second M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. Paasch slipped down a spot to fifth.

“It was a good day,” Gerloff said. “We figured out some things with this new bike. Even though there are some things that are similar to last year, it is a new bike and we have to find different settings for the tracks we go to. The tracks we have been testing on are a lot more flowing and fast and not a lot of hard braking compared to this track where it doesn’t flow very well and there’s a lot of hard braking. They demand two different setups and we struggled a bit with that yesterday. Today, with the better track conditions and everything, we were able to figure out some things that we couldn’t yesterday with the wind. Everything is feeling good and ready for the race in three weeks.”

Day Two Lap Times

Supersport

  1. Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha) 2:11.728
  2. Valentin Debise (Suzuki) 2:12.386
  3. JD Beach (Yamaha) 2:12.402
  4. Daytona Anderson (Yamaha) 2:15.273
  5. Brandon Paasch (Suzuki) 2:15.848
  6. Nick McFadden (Suzuki) 2:16.153
  7. Lucas Silva (Yamaha) 2:17.183
  8. Brandon Cleland (Suzuki) 2:17.872
  9. JC Camacho (Yamaha) 2:18.961
  10. Caroline Olsen (Yamaha) 2:19.227

Superbike

  1. Roger Hayden (Suzuki) 2:08.305
  2. Toni Elias (Suzuki) 2:08.432
  3. Cameron Beaubier (Yamaha) 2:08.827
  4. Josh Hayes (Yamaha) 2:09.696
  5. Bobby Fong (Kawasaki) 2:09.745
  6. Kyle Wyman (Yamaha) 2:10.521
  7. Josh Herrin (Yamaha) 2:10.627
  8. Mathew Scholtz (Yamaha) 2:10.977
  9. Jake Gagne (Honda) 2:11.122
  10. Cameron Petersen (Kawasaki) 2:11.506

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Source: MotoAmerica

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions welcome Series Supporters for 2017

29 03 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 29, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  With the 2017 season officially underway, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions is pleased to officially welcome new, as well as returning, Series partners, each bringing a significant level of support that will help fuel one of America’s oldest and most prestigious touring sprint car series. Boasting a roster of nearly 20 full-time travelers, the Arctic Cat All Stars will take on a schedule exceeding 50 events in 2017, spanning nearly nine months from start to finish.

As previously announced, Arctic Cat, the official recreational vehicle of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, returns in 2017 as the title sponsor, extending its relationship with “America’s Series” through the 2018 season. With the intent to develop a sturdy connection with devoted race fans, Arctic Cat will promote their product line through a number of displays that will be on hand during select events throughout the season. Arctic Cat representatives will give fans an opportunity to see new product line, as well as learn about special sales and savings.

Effective immediately, Ford Performance, one of the world’s leaders in motorsports performance and racing operations, is now a proud partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. On top of its commitment with the Series, Ford Performance will also take on the presenting role during an upcoming visit to the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, May 19.

In addition to Arctic Cat and Ford Performance, a multitude of All Star partners that were associated with the Series in 2016 will continue their relationships in 2017.

“We are proud to be associated with each and every one of our Series partners,” Tony Stewart explained, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Lucky for us, we’ve had the opportunity to build great relationships during the last two seasons. We prioritize their commitment to our Series. In return, we’ll do our best to promote those who support the All Stars.”

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions partners:

All Star Circuit of Champions Title Sponsor – Arctic Cat

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.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Hoosier Tire

About Hoosier Tire
Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire supplier of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions!  Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide. Visit the brand new HoosierTire.com website for the best in hats, shirts and all Hoosier apparel. Receive special offers and stay up-to-date with their weekly promotions by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HoosierTire

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor & Main Event Contingency Award Sponsor – Daido Engine Bearings

About Daido
Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The same technology that has helped power winners at Daytona, Indy, Le Mans and Monte Carlo is used in every bearing made for stock block race engines across America. For more information, visit www.daidometal.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor – Ford Performance

About Ford Performance
Ford’s racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA sportsmen drag racing. In addition, Ford’s action motorsport programs involve FIA World Rallycross and Formula Drift. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford’s racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing’s activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor – Hunt Brothers Pizza

About Hunt Brothers Pizza
With more than 7,300 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers original and thin crust pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, breakfast pizzas, plus Hunt Brothers Pizza Wings and WingBites®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience in offering all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor – All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Since 1986, All Pro Cylinder Heads has successfully produced the absolute best small block Chevrolet, LS Gen 3 and W9RP Mopar cylinder heads available. Developed for top engine builders worldwide, the family owned business of Bob and Susie Williams is proud to manufacture all American made cylinder heads in Johnstown, Ohio. The dedicated staff at All Pro supplies powerful parts to a majority of champions in series such as the All Star Circuit of Champions, PA Posse, World of Outlaws, LSX Drag Radial, Off Road Baja 1000 and many more. All Pro is honored to serve the best customers in the business with the highest quality parts and Service possible. For more information, visit All Pro online at www.allproheads.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Fast Time Contingency Award Sponsor – Lincoln Electric

About Lincoln Electric
We are a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Our enduring passion for the development and application of our technologies allows us to create complete solutions that make our customers more productive and successful. For more information, visit www.lincolnelectric.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Hard Charger Contingency Sponsor – MSD Performance

About MSD
MSD products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it’s a daily driver, dirt tracker, 4-wheel drive, a seven second Pro Stock car or Big Foot. MSD is your exclusive performance ignition company and we thank you for your interest and support.

All Star Circuit of Champions Dash Sponsor – JE Pistons

About JE Pistons
With 70 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in forged racing pistons. JE offers the largest selection of off-the-shelf racing pistons for all popular engine combinations. JE can also manufacture custom pistons for your race engine in only two weeks. In a rush? – JE offers expedited services that can complete your custom piston order in only five days. If you demand the highest quality American-made pistons for your race engine, call JE Pistons today, or visit online at www.jepistons.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Dash Sponsor – Kistler Racing Products

About Kistler Racing Products
Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere.

All Star Circuit of Champions B-Main Sponsor – Classic Ink Screenprinting & Embroidery

About Classic Ink
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery  is constantly testing the limits of custom racewear and specialized embroidery. Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Classic Ink holds the highest standard, maximizing your return, as well as the ultimate customer satisfaction. From “Track Swag” fan wear to “Quick Crew” crew wear, Classic Ink  has you covered. Their dedicated staff and graphic design team will be sure to keep your race team, and your fans, looking sharp on and off the racing surface. Contact Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery today and get your race team ahead of the competition. Visit www.classicinkusa.com.  That’s Classic Ink; “at the track and on your back!”

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver’s Meeting Sponsor – EMi

About EMi
Beginner to professional, EMi equips race teams with chassis, components, and knowledge to win races. Building Sprint Cars, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, and Micros, EMi’s dedicated sales and technical support staff are ready to assist you. Visit www.EagleMotorsports.com to begin your #EMinent journey.

All Star Circuit of Champions Hot Laps Sponsor – State Water Heaters

About State Water Heaters
In 1946, State Water Heaters was founded by Herbert Lindahl, Sr. as a small entrepreneurial company producing coal and wood-burning stoves in a garage in Nashville, Tennessee. In the years that followed, State expanded and became a leader in the water heating industry, through steadfast commitments to seeking new materials, new technology and innovative engineering techniques. When it comes to building durability into a product, nobody does it like State. Learn more at www.statewaterheaters.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Outback Steakhouse

About Outback Steakhouse
Australia inspires a fresh take on life. That seize-the-day mindset reflects in all that Outback does – especially in the menu. Outback serves up a wide variety of innovative creations, bold flavors and traditional classics, made fresh to order and how you want it. Enjoy mouthwatering steaks, grilled chicken, ribs, fresh seafood and the world famous Bloomin’ Onion(R) all at affordable prices down under. Don’t forget Outback’s unique cocktails, wines, premium liquors and beer – domestic, craft, import, and Aussie! For more information, visit www.outback.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor- Cometic Gasket

About Cometic Gasket
Cometic Gasket is the Official Gasket of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Cometic is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powe sports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic gaskets are must-haves for championship-winning teams across the globe. Cometic Gaskets are proudly made in the USA.  For more information, log on to www.cometic.com. Cometic Gasket. Sealing championships since 1989.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts

About Elliott’s
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, also carrying Haulmark Toter Homes, Bolt Trucks and Haulmark Trailers, is a full service facility carrying new and used trailers. Trailer lines available include United, Cobra, Intech, and Cargo Mate. Elliott’s is also an authorized EZ-GO golfcart dealer. They offer repair and service on all of their products, as well as carry a large line of parts and accessories. Elliott’s has been in the trailer business since 1995 and a golfcart dealer since 2004, serving areas all over the world. Contact Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts today at www.elliottstc.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Kear’s Speed Shop

About Kear’s Speed Shop
Kear’s Speed Shop out of Tiffin, Ohio, has been in the racing business since 1969, serving teams all over the United States.  For more information, visit Kear’s Speed Shop live on the Web at www.kearsspeedshop.com, or call today at 419-448-9551.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Kistler Engines

About Kistler
Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high-performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. & 305 c.i.), as well as, late models & midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on rebuilds.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Racing Electronics

About Racing Electronics
Racing Electronics is the worldwide leader in two-way communications equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR, NHRA and Red Bull Global Rallycross.  Racing Electronics offers reliable, industry-tested equipment and best-in-class customer service throughout the motorsports industry.  Founded in New Jersey in 1988, Racing Electronics has called Concord, N.C., home since 2005.  For more information, visit www.racingelectronics.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Jake’s Carts

About Jake’s Cart
Jake’s Golf Carts, “America’s Home for Custom Carts” is a proud golf cart provider for the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions.  Jake’s has proudly supported both local and national dirt track racing for over 20 years.  Did you know Jake’s ship carts nationwide and offers financing for as low as 0%?  If you are in the market for a golf cart give Jake’s a call and mention the All-Star Circuit of Champions for a special racing discount or you can check them out at www.jakesgolfcarts.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Schoenfeld Headers

About Schoenfeld
Founded in 1974 by Don Schoenfeld, Schoenfeld Headers is the world’s largest manufacturer of circle-track headers, specializing in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts, including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends and elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers, mandrel bends, exhaust reducers, header gaskets, and more. Schoenfeld Headers is based in Van Buren, Arkansas. We truly make exhaust applications for anything with an engine. From mini sprints to sprint cars, midgets and late models, dirt or asphalt, all the way up through the world of truck and tractor pulling and marine as well. Schoenfeld has a system for your needs, including muscle and passenger cars.

Schoenfeld Headers also has state of the art CNC bending and welding equipment, as well as a state of the art chassis dyno facility. Therefore our quality and craftsmanship are second to none, making them the most popular name in racing headers. We remain committed to the Saturday night racer, providing the very best in “Performance, Quality, and Value”

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor – Donovan Engineering

About Donovan Engineering
Donovan Engineering Corporation has been making aluminum engine blocks since 1971 with the Donovan 417 which was based on the 1958 Chrysler 392 Hemi. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility has provided engine builders around the world with aluminum engine blocks based on the small block Chevy, big block Chevy, Model-D, and the 417 Hemi. For more information, please visit Donovan live on the Web at www.donovanengines.com.

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.

Source: All Star Enterprises, LLC

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