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O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Visit Hilltop Speedway One More Time in '08 For one last time in 2008, the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions will visit the familiar confines of Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg , OH on Sunday, August...

O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Visit Hilltop Speedway One More Time in '08

For one last time in 2008, the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions will visit the familiar confines of Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg , OH on Sunday, August 31st. The event will feature the continuation of the best point's battle in the country as Dale Blaney and Lance Dewease continue to fight for the $50,000 check and champion bragging rights at the end of the year.

Series President, Guy Webb, has decided to make the show a benefit race for Jeff Shepard, who sustained serious injury at the 2008 Knoxville Nationals. Shepard has been near and dear to the hearts of many O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions fans as they have been thrilled over the years with his 39 career victories. "The Jet" is 10^th all-time in wins in a list of contains some of the greatest sprint car legends of all time.

For every ticket sold, $2.00 will be donated to Jeff Shepard's recovery efforts. There are many other ideas being discussed right now for other methods of raising money, but fans can at anytime make a donation to Jeff's recovery at the O'Reilly All Star t-shirt trailer at any event.

Earlier in the season, Randy Hannagan took home the checkers during Ohio Speedweek action. Hannagan proved he was fast all night by setting quick time during the event. "The Hurricane" would go on to winning his first Ohio Speedweek Championship riding the wave of that win and finishing consistent all week long.

Prior to the Hilltop event, the series will make a visit to Butler Battlegrounds this Saturday, August 23^rd . "America's Best" will kick off the weekend leading up to Hilltop Speedway's last visit in '08 by visiting Lernerville Speedway on Friday, August 29^th and Attica Raceway Park on August 30^th .

Tickets for the Hilltop Speedway event will be $25.00 for general admission, $35.00 pitside. Gates will open at 4:00pm with the racing action starting at 7:30pm. Hilltop Speedway is a 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval located in Millersburg, OH. Support classes for the event will be Modifieds and Pure Stocks.

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Battle at Bloomington on Tap for the O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series

The O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series will head to one of the tracks that have been with the series since the inception of the traveling circuit, Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington , Indiana . Danny Smith won the inaugural event at the famed oval bringing together tradition and the new age in Midwest sprint car racing.

The drivers of the "Best in the Midwest" series are honored to be going to one of Indiana 's most celebrated facilities once again in 2008. Bloomington is rich in sprint car lore as it has been a part of the racing scene since 1923, making it one of the oldest facilities in the nation.

Currently Jerrod Hull holds the advantage over Ryan Bunton for the top spot in the point's battle. Hull has won 2 events in 2008, Quincy Raceways and Montgomery County Speedway. Bunton has claimed one victory on the season, winning at West Tennessee Motor Speedway. Bunton additionally lays claim to taking the most Dash victories on the year, he has scored 5 such wins.

Bloomington Speedway is a ¼ mile semi-banked red clay facility. The speedway is located at 5185 South Fairfax Road in Bloomington , Indiana .

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Series Sprint
Drivers Randy Hannagan