ALLSTAR: Port Royal preview

O'Reilly All Stars Set to Invade Posse Country for "Battle of the Fairgrounds" CAMARGO, IL (5-7-07) -- The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions are gearing up to take on some of the toughest local competition they will face all season as they...

O'Reilly All Stars Set to Invade Posse Country for "Battle of the Fairgrounds"

CAMARGO, IL (5-7-07) -- The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions are gearing up to take on some of the toughest local competition they will face all season as they head to Central PA for the 5th Annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Lance Dewease took home the top honors in 2006 to bring his career All Star win total to 24. Other drivers such as Fred Rahmer, Mark Smith, Jeff Shepard, Keith Kauffman, and Lucas Wolfe -- along with a full field of tough weekly Port Royal regulars -- will try to make things tough for the traveling All Stars.

All Star point leader and defending champion Greg Wilson will lead the charge into hostile territory with his own traveling posse to take on the Central PA competition. Brock Mayes, Danny Smith, Shane Stewart, Kenny Jacobs, Brian Paulus, Paul May, Bill Rose, Craig Mintz, Brandon Martin, and Brian Ellenberger will be gunning for the Bob Weikert trophy and bragging rights for another year.

From there the series heads back West on Sunday to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA. The All Stars have not visited Bedford since 2001 when Lance Dewease picked up the win. The two day event has been dubbed the "Battle of the Fairgrounds - The Way Racing Was" referring to how the sprint car circuit traveled from fairgrounds to fairgrounds all across the nation back in the thirties, forties, and fifties. There will be a $1,000 bonus if one driver can win at Port Royal on Saturday, and then at Bedford on Sunday.

Ticket prices for each night are $18.00 general admission and $25.00 for a pit pass. There is free camping available at both tracks, but please call ahead for hook-ups.

For more information, visit www.portroyalspeedway.com or www.bedfordspeedway.com .

-credit: www.allstarsprint.com .

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Paulus , Shane Stewart , Lucas Wolf , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Paul May