The Buckeye State Gears Up for Ohio Speedweek - The Countdown Begins

The 2008 UNOH Ohio Sprint Speedweek is fast approaching and later this month, winged 410 sprint cars will converge on the Buckeye State to extend a tradition that began in 1983. Ohio Speedweek has always been one of the premier weeks on the All Star schedule and is also one of the most prestigious weeks of sprint car racing in the United States. The event is rich in tradition and history and another chapter will be added starting on June 22nd at Attica Raceway Park.

The deadline for pre-registration for points fund and bonus money has been extended through June 15th due to the lateness of the advertising for these events. Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH had announced early this season that they have closed for the season, and there was some indecision as to where the Monday night event would be held. Since that time an agreement has been reached with the facility to open the gates one more time this season to host the 2008 Ohio Speedweek event.

Each year, nearly 100 drivers compete over the seven nights of dirt track mayhem with one driver emerging as the Ohio Speedweek Champion. The crews call it "hell week" and many rarely find time to sleep until the week is over. It is a grueling week for teams and drivers, but for the fans it is one of the best values in sprint car racing. With a shaky economy and high fuel prices, an effort was made to ease the travel distances between each event by not having to criss-crossing the state multiple times.

For more information on Ohio Speedweek, please visit www.ohiospeedweek.com to view the schedule, driver pre-entry list, track contact information, and stats and stories. The All Star web site can be found at www.allstarsprint.com for more info on the series.

*2008 Ohio Sprint Speedweek Schedule*
6-22 Attica Raceway Park - Attica Ohio
6-23 Wayne Co. Speedway - Orrville, Ohio
6-24 Hilltop Speedway - Millersburg, Ohio
6-25 Skyline Speedway - Stewart, Ohio
6-26 Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio
6-27 Limaland Motorsports Park - Lima, Ohio
6-28 Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio

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