Nearly 50 events in 11 states, starting in Florida.
The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions has released its 2015 Schedule featuring nearly 50 events in 11 states.
The UNOH All Star 2015 season begins with the Florida Winter Nationals which features five $5,000-to-win races at just two tracks over 8 days. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12. Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.
The UNOH All Stars then head to Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park for the traditional and exciting kick-off to the “northern tour” with the Spring Nationals Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4. The series has competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue 104 times in the track’s history.
Then it’s off to challenge the PA Posse at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 24 and at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 25.
May kicks off with a double-header weekend at the tough western Pennsylvania tracks of Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 1 and Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, May 2. The UNOH All Stars then get back to the state of Illinois when they visit Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, May 15. The Memorial Day weekend will be a triple header when the UNOH All Stars visit Plymouth Speedway in Indiana for the first time in the track’s history on Friday, May 22. That is followed by the traditional two-day show – Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and May 23 ($10,000 to win) – at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. The All Stars have visited Fremont Speedway 116 times in the track’s storied 64 year history.
The month of June will more than likely decide who will contend for the UNOH All Star crown. It all begins Saturday, June 6 at Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan followed by three straight nights of racing: Thursday, June 11 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park; Friday, June 12 at Williams Grove Speedway; and Saturday, June 13 at Lincoln Speedway. Webb noted there is the possibility of a fourth night on Sunday, June 14 being added as he is in negotiations with another track.
Ohio Sprint Speedweek
Then it’s the event fans and drivers from around the world look forward to year after year – the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The “Original Speedweek” features nine straight nights of racing at eight different tracks in the Buckeye State, all paying $5,000 to win with the exception of the finale at Fremont Speedway which will pay $10,000 to win.
It begins Friday, June 19 at Attica Raceway Park followed by a trip to the legendary Eldora Speedway (which has hosted more All Star shows – 135 - than any other track) on Saturday, June 20. The always exciting bullring of Waynesfield Raceway Park will host the All Stars on Sunday, June 21 followed by a trip to the Moler Raceway Park on Monday, June 22. Tuesday, June 23 has the All Stars at one of the tracks who helped get the series started in the 1970s – Sharon Speedway. Fremont Speedway will host the Wednesday, June 24 Speedweek event before the series heads to 35 Raceway Park on Thursday, June 25. Limaland Motorsports Park will have night #8 of Speedweek on Friday, June 26 with Fremont Speedway hosting the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 27.
“Speedweek will have a total purse of $245,000. It’s humbling to look at Ohio Sprint Speedweek and know it is the ‘original speed week.’ So many others have attempted to copy this event. The race teams, fans and tracks have worked hard to keep this rich tradition going. I would hope everyone recognizes the importance of Ohio Sprint Speedweek to not only the state but the region and across the country,” said Webb.
July will begin with a double-header weekend at Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. The UNOH All Stars will head back to Sharon Speedway for the Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11 before teams to head to the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday July 17 and 18.
The series then heads west as the All Stars will battle the IRA teams at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 25 before travelling to the always tough Husets Speedway in South Dakota on Sunday, July 26. West Liberty Raceway in Iowa will host the UNOH All stars on Wednesday, July 29.
“We are also working with the World of Outlaws to support the Iron Man event on August 7 and 8 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely (MO),” said Webb.
Back to Butler
Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan will host a double-header weekend with the UNOH All Stars on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22.
The UNOH All Stars will help Attica Raceway Park in Ohio wrap up its 2015 season with the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5.
“There’s a possibility of another event on Labor Day weekend at another track on Sunday, September 6,” Webb said.
September wraps up with two huge events. It begins with a Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12 race at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania which includes the historic Tuscarora 50 event at the Juniata County Fair. Then it’s back to Fremont for the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 with the finale paying the feature winner $10,000.
The UNOH All Stars will work with the World of Outlaws to support the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-3. The 2015 season will wrap up with the Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 10.
“We will continue to work hard to ensure the fans get an entertaining show, and the tracks and race teams continue to thrive,” said Webb.
Of the 37 UNOH All Star features held in 2014, there were 16 different winners including five first time victors – Lee Jacobs (2 wins), Rico Abreu (2 wins), Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden and Caleb Griffith.
The series will go back to crowning one national champion in 2015 and will continue its appearance package to the teams who follow the tour all season. The 2015 point fund will award the champion $30,000. UNOH All Star President Guy Webb said more money has been allocated through the top 10 in points.
The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will be: 1. $30,000; 2. $20,000; 3. $17,000; 4. $12,000; 5. $9,000; 6. $8,000; 7. $7,000; 8. $6,000; 9. $5,000; 10, $5,000. In addition the series appearance package will pay the previous year’s National Champion $500 per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.
Webb said the total for point fund money and appearance fees is $270,000 for 2015.
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