ALLSTAR: Ohio Speedweek: $200,000 on the line

PONCE INLET, FL - New Zealand driver Kerry Jones and Canada's Jimmy Carter will add an international flavor to the 18th annual Ohio Outlaw Sprint Speedweek, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions. The seven day, seven track series...

PONCE INLET, FL - New Zealand driver Kerry Jones and Canada's Jimmy Carter will add an international flavor to the 18th annual Ohio Outlaw Sprint Speedweek, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions. The seven day, seven track series runs from Sunday, June 25 to Saturday, July 1. Entries are in the mail to drivers who have competed with the series in the past. For New Zealand champion Jones, a resident of Waiuku, NZ, it will mark his first ever stateside appearance while former Skagit (WA) track champion Carter competed in Ohio Speedweek in 1999.

The first five events pay $5,000 to win and Friday's action pays $6,000 with the Saturday night finale paying $10,000. The top finishers in the week-long series points will also receive point fund monies. The prize money available for the week is over $200,000.

Several of the tracks and race days have been shuffled this season to simplify the travel schedule across the Buckeye State. For the first time ever, action kicks off at Gene Frankart's Attica Raceway Park on Sunday night, June 25. From there, teams head east to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio for round two on Monday, June 26. Wayne Phillips heads up the 3/8-mile speedplant which has seen constant facility upgrades over the past several seasons.

Then the action heads north to Jim Ford's revitalized Fremont Speedway for the Tuesday, June 27 stop on the Sandusky County Fairgrounds oval. On Wednesday the 28th it's south to the K-C Raceway in Alma, just south of Chillicothe for fast and furious action on the high-banked 3/8 mile oval operated by the Karshner family.

Thursday action shifts to the June 29 stop on the half-mile clay of Sharon Speedway in Hartford, with promoter Ed Skillman back at the helm at this traditional All Star track. The action moves back west to the beautiful quarter-mile Limaland Motorsports Park just west of Lima in Allentown on Friday, June 30, paying $6,000 to the winner of the 30-lap contest. The grand finale has been moved back to Earl Baltes' famous high banked Eldora Speedway in Rossburg on Saturday, July 1, with $10,000 to the feature winner plus the prestigious series championship on the line.

Each night of this eighteenth Speedweek edition features a complete program of time trials, heat races, C, B and A mains plus a Commercial Truck and Trailer Dash. For more information, contact each individual race track, the All Star tee shirt trailer, the All Star office at (904) 756-9225 or check the All Star web site at www.allstarsprint.com.

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