$15,000 Weekend Looming Large For All Star Sprints

Chad Kemenah (10h) chases Carson Macedo during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action at Angell Park Speedway. (Mark Funderburk photo)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to New York and Pennsylvania during their upcoming doubleheader weekend, marking the final visits for the series to both states this season.

The All Star travelers will first set aim on an oval just south of the Finger Lakes in Central New York, followed by a return to Pennsylvania Posse country. The weekend doubleheader will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000. That includes a $10,000 payday for the winner of the Jim Nace Memorial/36th annual National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time of 2018 on Friday, Sept. 14. Tennessee’s Paul McMahan was the victor during the first All Star visit of the season, holding off Danny Dietrich and six-time All Star champion Chad Kemenah.

As an added bonus for fans three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and All Star owner Tony Stewart will join his series during action on Friday night, hunting for his second All Star victory of the season and another $5,000 top prize.

The All Star Circuit of Champions have certainly made their presence known in the Keystone State, but that will all come to an end on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the traveling All Stars make their final Pennsylvania appearance of the 2018 season.

Selinsgrove Speedway will welcome the traveling bunch for the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open. The marquee event will award a $10,000 top prize; an award taken by ‘Blackjack’ Brian Brown in 2017.

Only two events remain on the 2018 All Star calendar once action at Outlaw and Selinsgrove is complete; Eldora Speedway on Sept. 22 and Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on Oct. 6.

A battle that will stretch down to the wire, Aaron Reutzel and Carson Macedo will enter the All Star doubleheader with only 18 markers separating the two in the championship standings.

Reutzel has the upper hand heading into Outlaw Speedway, but although he doubles Macedo in the win column – the two holding eight and four victories, respectively – it has been Macedo’s consistency and ability to finish races that has kept the Lemoore, Calif., native in the title hunt.

Notably, Reutzel bettered Macedo during their first visit to Outlaw Speedway on June 8, crossing under the final checkers fourth and four spots ahead of Macedo.

Although currently third in the championship standings and 110 points behind Reutzel, Alvada, Kemenah is not out of title contention either. The six-time and defending series champion hopes to catch Reutzel and Macedo off-guard during the next two events and capitalize on any mistakes the pair may make.

McMahan and Dave Blaney will enter the weekend fourth and fifth in the points chase, respectively.