ALLSTAR: Labor Day weekend preview

Labor Day Weekend "Fall Brawl" on tap for the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions CAMARGO, IL (8-24-07) As the 2007 racing season begins to wind down, the All Stars will heat things up on Labor Day weekend. The 2007 championship points...

Labor Day Weekend "Fall Brawl" on tap for the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions

CAMARGO, IL (8-24-07) As the 2007 racing season begins to wind down, the All Stars will heat things up on Labor Day weekend. The 2007 championship points battle is taking shape as defending champion Greg Wilson trails veteran driver Danny Smith by only 32 points. The two have been within striking distance of each other throughout most of the season with third place runner Brian Paulus just waiting for one of them to slip up. Paulus leads the 2007 Rookie of the Year points and would like a crack at the All Star title. Brandon Martin has been consistent all season long and sits solidly in fourth place going into the weekend. Paul May rounds out the Top 5 as these heavyweight contenders are set to enter the ring and duke it out for three rounds during the All Star Labor Day "Fall Brawl" weekend.

Round #1 is Don Martin's Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA on Friday August 31^st . Danny Smith was the victor when the series last visited Lernerville back on June 5^th. He also stole the season point lead from Wilson, who now has the opportunity to return the favor. In addition to the All Stars, the always tough Lernerville regulars will be looking for a $5,000 payday when the traveling series comes to town. Kevin Schaeffer leads the Lernerville season points over Rod George and Ed Lynch Jr. who will all enter the ring with fists flying as the All Stars invade Western PA for the 35 lap opening round in the Sonia Bullis Memorial race. The All Stars will go to a one lap qualifying format for this event as the MACS Late Models are also on the card.

Round #2 will take place at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH on Saturday September 1^st . The All Stars make their fourth and final visit to the North Central Ohio facility for the 2007 season. Brock Mayes has one Attica All Star victory this season and Dale Blaney has two. The Attica regulars will provide tough competition for the traveling series as Byron Reed and Lee Jacobs contend for the 2007 track championship. Along with local stars such as Mark Keegan and John Ivy in the ring, the All Stars will need to be fast on their feet and keep swinging until the checkered flag falls on the 30 lap affair.

Round #3 will be decided on the mountain top at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH on Sunday Sept. 2^nd . The series last visited Hilltop during Ohio Sprint Speedweek when Chad Blonde knocked out the competition to pick up his 2^nd All Star feature win in front of a packed house. Another large field of cars is expected to be on hand to enter the ring and go toe to toe for the prize money. NOTE: This event will be the third and final "Double Points" event of the 2007 season.

-credit: www.allstarsprint.com

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Paulus , Paul May