Eldora Washed Out; Wilson Wins Championship; Blonde Wins Rookie of the Year ROSSBURG, OH (9-30-06) -- The All Star Circuit of Champions visited Eldora Speedway for the final time in 2006 only to have the season finale washed out by several...
Eldora Washed Out; Wilson Wins Championship; Blonde Wins Rookie of the Year
ROSSBURG, OH (9-30-06) -- The All Star Circuit of Champions visited Eldora Speedway for the final time in 2006 only to have the season finale washed out by several showers that passed through the area. Heavy rains fell in the late afternoon just after the pit gates were opened. It took several hours to get the track back into shape and the Eldora crew did a masterful job in keeping the racing surface from getting away from them. A few more brief showers fell, but things were still scheduled to go on as planned.
Just after 7:30 pm the first set of hot laps rolled onto the track. At the same time, the blackest of clouds rolled over the speedway from the West with heavy rain visible to the North. Two sessions of hot laps were completed before the rain started to fall once again. This time it fell for quite some time and it was eventually decided that it would take several more hours to get the track back to racing condition. With the full slate of events yet to be run it was decided the event would be canceled. At 8:30 pm the announcement was made and all fans in attendance received a full refund at the gate. The cancellation fittingly brought to a close a season plagued by rain outs with this being the 11th. The All Stars appreciate the hard work and effort put in by the Eldora staff and track crew to get this one in, but Mother Nature had the final word on the 2006 All Star season.
Despite all the rain, Benton Ridge, Ohio's Greg Wilson will be crowned the 2006 All Star Champion at the awards banquet. The date for this event will be announced later. Congratulations to Greg and car owner Verl Warnimont of Findlay, Ohio. Congrats also go out to Bucyrus, Ohio's Brock Mayes who finished in the runner up spot. Chad Blonde from Litchfield, MI finished the season in 3rd place and will also take home the 2006 All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Terre Haute, Indiana's Paul May was 4th. Danville, Indiana's Danny Smith was 5th. Brandon Martin from Attica, Ohio was 6th and Burton, Ohio's Barry Ruble was 7th. Fowler, Ohio's Dale Blaney was 8th. Albuquerque, New Mexico's James Mosher was 9th and Leipsic, Ohio's Butch Schroeder rounded out the Top 10.
The All Stars have already begun planning for the 2007 season and many announcements will be made throughout the off season. Please visit the All Star's official web site at www.allstarsprint.com to keep up with news and events over the winter.
The All Stars would like to thank all the fans who came out to see us this season and we would also like to thank all the competitors who came to race and put on a great, entertaining show for the fans. We are looking forward to less rain and bigger and better things in 2007.
<pre> All Star Circuit of Champions Final 2006 Points
Driver Points: 1 w20 Greg Wilson 2789 2 11b Brock Mayes 2605 3 5b Chad Blonde 2549 4 71m Paul May 2530 5 4 Danny Smith 2324 6 11m Brandon Martin 2285 7 63 Barry Ruble 1968 8 2 Dale Blaney 1616 9 12m James Mosher 1573 10 7k Butch Schroeder 1279 11 4n Neil Shepherd 1005 12 10c Jeremy Campbell 973 13 70 Kevin Huntley 922 14 40r Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 862 15 9x Rob Chaney 802 16 4k Kelly Kinser 629 17 78 Todd Kane 548 18 20 Paul McMahan 521 19 2H Tim Hunter 462 20 8c Bobby Clark 407
Owner Points: 1 w20 Verl Warnimont 2789 2 11B Brock Motorsports 2605 3 5B Blonde Motorsports 2549 4 71M Paul May 2530 5 4 Danny Smith 2324 6 11m BMI Racing 2285 7 63 Barry Ruble 1968 8 2 Fisher Motorsports 1616 9 12m Mosher Motorsports 1573 10 7k Jessup Motorsports 1279 11 4n Shepherd Motorsports 1005 12 10C Campbell Motorsports 973 13 40r Stenhouse Racing 762 14 4k Kelly Kinser 629 15 70 Pete Grove 622 16 78 Todd Kane 548 17 20 TS Motorsports 521 18 8c Meggit Farms 407 19 2H Rob Hunter 390 20 29 Pullins Motorsports 298