All Stars Head East For Four Races

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The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions kicks off a four-race weekend Thursday at Pennsylvania's Grandview Speedway. (Paul Arch photo)
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions kicks off a four-race weekend Thursday at Pennsylvania's Grandview Speedway. (Paul Arch photo)
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions kicks off a four-race weekend Thursday at Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway. (Paul Arch photo)

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — After a two week break in the schedule, allowing teams to prepare for and participate in the 56th annual Knoxville Nationals, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will return to action by traveling to areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for four races.

The four events begin a busy August/September stretch comprised of 11 events from now until Sept. 24.

The upcoming four-race swing will jump start with three consecutive events in Central Pennsylvania, joining the notorious and competitive “Pennsylvania Posse” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway Aug. 18-20. Each race offers $5,000 to the winner.

The Arctic Cat All Stars are certainly no stranger to these areas of Central Pennsylvania, visiting Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway in 2015. In competitive fashion, the “Pennsylvania Posse” prevailed on both occasions with Greg Hodnett winning at Williams Grove Speedway and “The Edge” Brian Montieth earning top honors at Lincoln Speedway. Grandview Speedway, the only Central Pennsylvania destination that does not host 410 sprint car competition on a weekly basis, has been away from the Arctic Cat All Star campaign since 2000; a near-16-year absence.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will conclude the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star four-pack, hosting competition on Sunday evening, Aug. 21, for the first time in series history.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will face-off against a select number of New York competitors during their Empire State invasion, as well as a contingent of “Pennsylvania Posse” regulars. The race will pay $7,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

As the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point leader, Chad Kemenah will lead the charge into Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, holding 50-point margin in the title chase over fellow Ohio native Dale Blaney.