BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 26,
2020) – With the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of
Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship point season commencing in
three days, a stout contingent of some of the nation’s finest open wheel
competitors are expected to assemble and tour full-time with America’s
Series, kicking things off, officially, with a two-day stay at Park
Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday
and Saturday, May 29-30.
The doubleheader in the Mount
Rushmore State, awarding $6,600-to-win each evening, will ignite an
upcoming All Star schedule complete with ten races at nine facilities
across five states, eight of those facilities never hosting an All Star
Circuit of Champions program. Led by two-time and defending All Star
champion and back-to-back Series-leading feature winner, Aaron Reutzel,
the Series will trek through not only South Dakota between now and June
14, but also Oklahoma, Kassas, Texas, and Louisiana; an unprecedented
17-day swing during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner of the All Star
Circuit of Champions.
Earning a combined 25 Series
victories during the last two seasons, not including two he has amassed
during non-point competition earlier this year, Clute, Texas’s Aaron
Reutzel is just one of 11 full-time All Stars expected to hit the road
in 2020, all chasing the $65,000 championship prize up for grabs at the
end of the year.
In addition, 2019 All Star
Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, Cory Eliason, will return to
the tour full-time, as well as former Port Royal Speedway track
champion, Brock Zearfoss, sprint car veteran and multi-time All Star
winner, Paul McMahan, former two-time Series champion, Greg Wilson,
former ASCS National Rookie of the Year, Skylar Gee, All Star winner and
Indiana hotshot, Justin Peck, 2019 PA Sprint Car Series and Williams
Grove Speedway champion, Danny Dietrich, Indiana-native and multi-time
USAC National Midget Series winner, Zeb Wise, three-time ASCS national
champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Odessa, Texas-native and former ASCS
National Tour winner, Josh Baughman.
2020 Full-Time All Stars:
Aaron Reutzel |
Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 | Clute, Texas: Two-time and
defending All Star Circuit of Champions title earner, Aaron Reutzel,
raced for a combined 25 feature victories during his pair of
championship seasons and already owns two victories thus far in 2020;
one at Volusia Speedway Park and one at East Bay Raceway Park. The
Clute, Texas-native highlighted his most recent All Star season with the
52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 score at Port Royal Speedway worth a hefty
Cory Eliason | Rudeen Racing
No. 26 | Visalia, California: The 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions
Rookie of the Year has already secured three podium finishes with the
Series this season, all accumulated during non-point action in Florida.
Finishing third in his first-ever title chase, the California-native
scored a pair of All Star victories in 2019 highlighted with a $10,000
triumph at Virginia Motor Speedway in early April. Eliason ended his
first year as an All Star with 30 top-ten finishes in 40 feature starts.
Brock Zearfoss | Brock
Zearfoss Racing No. 3Z | Jonestown, Pennsylvania: The ‘Jonestown Jet’
Brock Zearfoss will join the All Stars for a second consecutive season
in 2020, ending his rookie campaign fourth in the final standings with a
trio of All Star victories to his credit, one of which the $10,000 Brad
Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park. The former Port Royal Speedway
track champion and one-time Outlaw winner compiled 22 top-ten finishes
in 39 All Star feature starts in 2019.
Paul McMahan | Tom Buch
Motorsports No. 13 | Nashville, Tennessee: Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul
McMahan will once again bring national experience and competitiveness to
the All Star trail, capping his most recent campaign in 2019 with a
fifth-place outcome in the championship standings, earning 22 top-ten
finishes in the process. McMahan was a two-time All Star winner during
the 2018 season, ending his campaign fourth in the title chase.
Greg Wilson | Greg Wilson
Racing No. W20 | Benton Ridge, Ohio: Like Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson
brings national experience and competitiveness to the All Star Circuit
of Champions. The Benton Ridge, Ohio-native and former Outlaw is a
two-time All Star champion and has accumulated 25 Series victories over
the course of his career, most recently at Fremont Speedway in June of
2015. Wilson capped his 2019 All Star efforts sixth in the title chase
on the strength of 19 top-ten finishes.
Skylar Gee | Skylar Gee Racing
No. 99 | Leduc, Alberta, Canada: Former American Sprint Car Series
(ASCS) full-timer and ASCS National Rookie of the Year, Skylar Gee, will
return to the All Star Circuit of Champions with hopes of picking up
right where he left off. Gee, the lone Canadian on the All Star driver
roster, finished seventh in last year’s end of the year standings and
earned one victory along the way. In addition, Gee collected 12 top-ten
finishes in 2019 with his victory accomplished at the always-competitive
Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.
Justin Peck | Premier
Motorsports No. 70 | Monrovia, Indiana: Although 2020 will mark down as
Peck’s first full season with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Peck
and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports joined forces during the midpoint
of 2019 and followed the schedule for the rest of the season,
accumulating 12 top-ten finishes in 29 feature starts. Peck’s lone All
Star victory was acquired at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, during
the 2017 season.
Sam Hafertepe Jr.| Hill’s
Racing Team No. 15H | Sunnyvale, Texas: Certainly the most decorated All
Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender, Hafertepe
brings World of Outlaws and ASCS National Tour experience to the Series
in 2020, earning three consecutive ASCS national titles during his
racing tenure. Although never a full-timer, Hafertepe does own one All
Star victory, earning his trip to victory lane during a visit to North
Florida in 2008.
Zeb Wise | Sam McGhee
Motorsports No. 11 | Angola, Indiana: Zeb Wise will work to transfer his
USAC National Midget Series experience to the All Star Circuit of
Champions in 2020, competing full-time in an attempt to clinch Rookie of
the Year honors. Although an inexperienced All Star driver, Wise’s
team, Sam McGhee Motorsports, does own All Star experience and finished
second in the 2019 championship standings with Dale Blaney at the wheel.
Zeb Wise is the youngest USAC National Midget Series winner on record,
capturing the BC39 win at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Danny Dietrich | Gary Kauffman
Racing No. 48 | Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: The 2019 Central Pennsylvania
Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway champion is now a
full-time contender with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Certainly no
stranger to All Star action, the Pennsylvania-native owns 11 Series
victories, most recently clinching a $10,000 win at Orange County Fair
Speedway on July 13, 2019.
Josh Baughman |
Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 | Odessa, Texas: Joining teammate
and two-time All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, on the road in 2020,
Odessa, Texas’ Josh Baughman will follow the All Star schedule in search
of victories and a title, ultimately clinching Rookie of the Year
honors in the process. Like Gee and Hafertepe, Baughman brings ASCS
National Tour experience to the traveling All Stars, earning top-ten
finishes in the ASCS national standings in 2016 and 2017.
Online registration is now
open for all teams entering action with the All Stars and IRA during the
two-day visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on Friday and
Saturday, May 29-30. Registration and pit passes for the two-day program
can be filled out and purchased by clicking the link below. Sprint car
teams are encouraged to complete the online registration process at
their earliest convenience. IRA member teams please contact Steve
Sinclair at email@example.com before registering.
General admission tickets for
each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson
International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under
will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social
distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be
available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those
wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the ticket link below.
No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold
on the day of the respective events.
Competitor Registration: https://sd-allstarentryform.typeform.com/to/O9ceqS
General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275
Park Jefferson International
Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May
29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All
Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center,
following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor
heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.
A rain date of Sunday, May 31,
may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or
Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets
from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or
Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night
that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is
utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will begin
at 2 pm.
For those unable to attend the
Park Jefferson doubleheader, or any other event on the 2020 All Star
schedule, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All
Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast
the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit
FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.
About the 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. 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.
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