2007 Spring Nationals Preview

By Black Swamp Media Group: (Camargo, IL) The O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions will return to action this Friday and Saturday night in the Buckeye State after a 2 month break. The All Stars last competed in February at Volusia Speedway Park as part of the 36th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. After freezing temperatures and snow canceled the Attica Coors Light Spring Nationals weekend on April 6th and 7th, the series now heads to Attica to make up one of those lost nights. New lighting, a new front stretch catch fence, and new pit bleachers are a few of the more noticeable upgrades made over the winter by track promoter John Bores and Director of Operations Rex LeJeune.

Greg Wilson, who picked up a win at Attica’s season opener, will return to defend his 2006 All Star Championship. Danny Smith, Dale Blaney, Shane Stewart, Brian Paulus, Brock Mayes, Paul May, Brandon Martin, Brian Ellenberger, Craig Mintz, Tom Busch and a host of other All Star competitors will be trying to dethrone Wilson in the coming months. Dale Blaney also picked up a win at Fremont Speedway’s season opener. The level of weekly 410 competition at Attica Raceway Park will see the likes of Byron Reed, Mike Linder, Mark Keegan, John Ivy, Lee Jacobs, and Mike Linder (to name just a few) give the All Stars a run for the $5,000 (to win) prize.

From there the series heads south to the 1/2 mile speedplant in Rossburg, Ohio. Eldora Speedway will host Saturday night’s events on a newly resurfaced speedway surrounded by a new catch fence, new lighting, new turn two seating, and renovated restrooms. The Eldora crew spent the off-season improving Tony Stewart’s facility to continue to make it one of the top dirt track destinations in the country.

The All Stars will be implementing their new right rear tire rule beginning this weekend. The series has fallen in line with the national right rear spec tire offered by Hoosier. This new 105/18-15 tire features a stiffer construction and is available in three compounds (SC12, SC15, and SC25). It will utilize the same tread design and tire dimensions as the open competition right rear. The new spec tire is now available from local vendors.

Along with the new rules implemented by the O’Reilly All Stars for 2007, Attica Raceway Park now requires the use of mufflers for the 2007 season. The rule changes for the All Star series can be found in the 2007 series rule book or by going to the All Star web site and clicking the “Rules & Procedures” menu button.

Also on the racing card for Friday night at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue is the Fultz Fabrications and Speed Shop Attica Late Models racing for an increased purse of $1,000 to win and $100 to start brought to you by UUI and Bazell Race Fuels. Larry Kingseed has already picked up the first two nights of racing for the Attica Late Models. Pit Gates Open at 4 PM, Gates at 5 PM, and Racing starts at 8 PM.


79 Total ASCoC races and 32 different winners

MOST ASCoC WINS – Frankie Kerr (8)

OTHER PREVIOUS ASCoC WINNERS – Greg Wilson (7), Dale Blaney (6), Jeff Shepa (6), Chad Kemenah (5), Mark Keegan (4), Joey Saldana (4), Kenny Jacob (4), Sammy Swindell (3), Kelly Kinser (3), Danny Smith (3), Terry McCarl (2), Steve Siegel (2), Gary Wright (2), Byron Reed (2), Butch Schroeder (2), Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Bobby Allen, Steve Kinser, Keith Kauffman, Dean Jacobs, Mark Kinser, Terry Shepherd, Randy Kinser, Dave Blaney, Tyler Walker, Stevie Smith, Craig Dollansky, Kevin Gobrecht, Alvin Roepke, Rob Chaney, Bob Teeple

MUST RECENT ASCoC WINNERS – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6/25/06)

For more information on the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions visit allstarsprint.com and for information on the 25th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit ohiospeedweek.com

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