Kemenah Honored at All Star Sprint Awards Celebration CAMARGO, IL -- Chad Kemenah was the top honoree at the 2004 All Star Sprint Car Awards Celebration Friday night at the Camden Falls Conference Center in Tiffin, OH. It was the third straight...
Kemenah Honored at All Star Sprint Awards Celebration
CAMARGO, IL -- Chad Kemenah was the top honoree at the 2004 All Star Sprint Car Awards Celebration Friday night at the Camden Falls Conference Center in Tiffin, OH. It was the third straight All Star title for the Findlay, Ohio driver. He and team owner Jim Harble pocketed $50,000 in cash for the accomplishment out of the $167,000 all-cash points fund.
"One All Star title was fantastic, two in-a-row was amazing and three in-a-row is unbelievable," Kemenah told the large audience. "Well be back to go for number four next year."
Kemenah was followed in the driver points by Danny Smith, Greg Wilson, Jeremy Campbell and Brock Mayes. Tim Hunter and Paul May tied for sixth, followed by Phil Gressman, Jon Agan, Bill Rose, Eddie Lynch and Barry Ruble.
On the car owner side of the slate, the winning team was the Harble Motorsports No. 15K, followed by Smith's No. 4, Bob Hampshire's No. 63 (Wilson), Campbell's No. 10c, Bill Rose's No. 6, Mayes' 11B, Pete Grove's No. 70 (Ryan Coniam and Gressman), Hunter's 2H and May's 71m (tie) with Agan's No. 4J tenth.
Campbell of Monroe, MI was crowned the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car Rookie of the Year for 2004. He earned $10,000 for the honor, and All Star president Guy Webb announced the ROY award will be $10,000 again next year, to help attract more young talented drivers to the series.
Campbell outlasted a great rookie crop on the 44 event All Star tour. Brock Mayes, Tim Hunter, Paul May, Jon Agan and Eddie Lynch were the other rookie contenders. Of the group, Campbell was the most consistent feature finisher throughout the season and the only rookie to record an All Star feature event win.
Other awards went to Kemenah as the Huggins Cams Fast Qualifier and May as the Fisher Performance Hard Charger. Hunter and Wilson also received awards for second and third in the Hard Charger standings. Brian Kemenah was also recognized as Crew Chief of the Year. Bob Williams of All Pro Heads presented Greg Wilson a set of All Pro Heads in a special drawing from among the top three drivers.
Guy Webb also announced the Florida All Star schedule fo the 2005 season, Racing will begin at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville February 8,9,10 and 12. Then the All Star Sprint Car Florida Winternationals return for 2005 to the brand new Sand Mountain Speedway in Fort Meade, FL on Feb. 16 through 19.
All Pro Heads, American Race Tires, Arizona Sport Shirts, Banshee Graphics, Bazell Oil Co., B&B Oval Track Products, 300 Below, Conroy Pneu Control, Crown Battery, Donovan Engineering, Eagle Chassis, Engler Tool and Machine, Fisher Performance, Fuel Safe, Goodyear, Haulmark Trailers and Motorcoaches, Hank's Performance Products, Honda East Toledo, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Intercomp Scales, J&J Auto Racing, The Joie of Seating, Hampton Inn Tiffin, Kear's Speed Shop, Keco Coatings, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Marks PC, Maxim Chassis, MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Leaf Racewear, PRC, QA1 Precision Products, Outerwears Company, Race Tire America, Royal Publishing, Sander Engineering, Shank Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, TP Wings, University of Northwestern Ohio, Vortex Spray-on Liner and X-1R Performance Lubricants made up the list of those who contributed to the year-end awards as point fund and contingency sponsors.
Special sponsor recognition awards were given to those sponsors in attendance, Larry Bland of TP Wings, Paul Kistler of Kistler Engines, Alex Burkett of Crown Battery, Rick Susong of Fisher Performance, Shirley Valentine of Kear's Speed Shop, Joe Conroy of Conroy Pneu Control and Williams of All Pro Heads.
The winner of the customized Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle raffle giveaway, courtesy of Barnett Harley Davidson from El Paso, TX, was Noah Bontrager of Bunson, MO.