All Star Sprints Prepping For New York Tripleheader

Dave Blaney (70) races under points leader Aaron Reutzel during recent Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Lernerville Speedway. (Julia Johnson photo)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make its first trip of the season to New York this weekend, targeting a trio of tracks over three days.

The All Star travelers will begin by making their way to the Finger Lakes, where they will kick off the weekend with a visit to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. on Friday, June 8.

The All Stars will visit Outlaw Speedway twice in 2018, returning in mid-September.

The Empire State tour will continue on Saturday, June 9, when the All Stars venture to the southwest corner of New York to visit Stateline Speedway, near Jamestown.

It has been nearly 48 years since the All Stars last made an appearance at Stateline Speedway, with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Lee Osborne earning the victory on that night on Aug. 5, 1970. That win was one of 17 over the course of Osborne’s career.

The New York tripleheader will come to a close on Sunday, June 10, when the All Star Circuit of Champions travel to the north side of the Finger Lakes for their inaugural visit to Weedsport Speedway.

Padding an impressive All Star stat sheet in the Empire State, Weedsport Speedway will become the 14th track in New York state to host an All Star Circuit of Champions event.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the weekend charge into New York, with a 28-point advantage in the All Star championship standings over Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild.

Reutzel, a two-time winner with the All Stars this season, is the most recent series winner, leading all but the first two circuits during main event action at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway on Friday, June 1.

The former ASCS national champion has six top-10 finishes in nine races this year.

Haudenschild, currently second in the title chase, owns one All Star victory this season, as well as a top-10 total matching Reutzel’s during the first nine points programs. His win came at Attica Raceway Park in mid-April during the Core & Main Spring Nationals.

Carson Macedo enters the New York triple third in the standings, followed by six-time and defending series champion Chad Kemenah, and Indiana young gun Parker Price-Miller.

In addition, series owner Tony Stewart will make the journey to New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will join the full-timers, racing all three nights at Outlaw Speedway, Stateline Speedway, and Weedsport Speedway.

“I’m really excited for the weekend. I’m proud of our series and excited to be able to compete against all of these guys,” said Stewart. “We’ve got some great talent with us this year. I’m hoping I can challenge these guys for a win all weekend.”

Other outsiders expected to make the journey to New York include reigning Central PA Sprint Series champion Danny Dietrich and reigning Port Royal Speedway track champion Brock Zearfoss.