(Photo: Max Stambaugh during a start at Eldora Speedway – Paul Arch Photo Credit)
Stambaugh earns All Star podium during 4-Crown Nationals; Wayne County circled for October 7
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
ELIDA, OH (September 25, 2017) – A start that resulted in the highest finish of his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie campaign, “Mad Max” Stambaugh joined “America’s Series” at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track on Saturday evening, finishing third, officially, during the 36th running of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora (OH) Speedway.
The pilot of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports entry started fourth on the main event grid and moved ahead to battle for second with Bryan Nuckles for much of the 25-lap, $5,000-to-win main event before settling for the final podium position. Bettering most of the 43 entries, Stambaugh earned his main event starting spot by finishing second during his respective heat race.
Stambaugh’s top-five performance at The Big E also raised his top-ten count to ten on the season, still on pace for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year honors.
“We really needed that. I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for sticking behind us,” Stambaugh said, driver of the Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/DPI Ink Graphics/No. 33M. “Things haven’t been the best for us the last few weeks, but those bad spells happen. We are a young team with a limited amount of experience. Eldora Speedway is a track where my comfort level is higher than most. We were able to put together a solid evening and get on the podium. The schedule doesn’t have a lot left on it, but we get to come back to Eldora in a few weeks. We’ll put our notes to work and attempt to do one better when we return.”
Max Stambaugh’s 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will not continue until Saturday evening, October 7, when the Series revisits Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. “Mad Max” and the Arctic Cat All Stars have made four prior appearances at Wayne County Speedway in 2017, most recently on September 3 when Stambaugh finished 17th during the Pete Jacobs Memorial. The former NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up will enter his October visit to Orrville fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship.
Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www..maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.
2015 Wins: 5 (2 – Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) – NRA 360s; 1 – Butler Speedway (MI) – 410ci; 1 – I-96 Speedway (MI) – 410ci; 1 – Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) – 360ci)
2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)
2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1. Charged from 17th to seventh at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Finished ninth at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway on Sunday, July 30. Climbed from 11th to finish sixth during Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway on August 25. Earned top-ten finish (ninth) during Attica Raceway Park’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up feature on Saturday, September 2. Finished third during 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23.
2017 Wins: N/A
Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy
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