ALLSTAR: 25th Anniversary schedule announced

All Star Sprints announce 25th Anniversary season 2004 schedule. CAMARGO, IL -- The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series presented by Haulmark Race Trailers will undertake an ambitious race schedule for their 25th anniversary season.

All Star Sprints announce 25th Anniversary season 2004 schedule.

CAMARGO, IL -- The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series presented by Haulmark Race Trailers will undertake an ambitious race schedule for their 25th anniversary season. The traveling dirt track series will sanction 66 events at 36 speedways across 18 states and Canada. For 2003 the All Stars will be venturing into several regions of the country for the first time, bringing their fast paced action and highly competitive racing to fans in new markets at many different speedways that have never seen the All Stars before. Once again several of the shows in 2004 will be co-sanctioned with the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA).

A total of 14 tracks will host the All Star series for the first time ever. Inaugural visits by the All Stars will come at Oglethorpe Speedway, Savannah, GA, the all new Junction Motor Speedway, McCool Junction, NE, the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Virginia Motor Speedway, Saluda, VA, I-30 Speedway, Little Rock, AR, Gas City I-69 Speedway, Gas City, IN, South Buxton Speedway (CN), North Central Arkansas Speedway, Yellville, AR, Dodge City (KS) Speedway, El Paso Speedway Park, Southern New Mexico Speedway, Hollywood Hills Speedway and Southern Raceway in Milton, FL.

"The All Stars are proud to have these new tracks working as partners with us," stated All Star President Guy Webb when releasing the schedule. "They're helping us bring the excitement of All Star racing to fans who have never experienced an All Star race before, and we know they'll the brand of sprint car racing they will be seeing."

Returning to the schedule after several years' absence are the West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV and Paducah (KY) Int'l Speedway. In addition six dates are on the schedule now as TBA (to be announced). These dates are firm, but the All Star office is awaiting the receipt of all the proper paperwork before releasing the location of those half-dozen events.

The 2004 season kicks off with the first visit to Oglethorpe Speedway Park near Savannah, Ga. Friday and Saturday March 5-6. Next the series moves to Paducah (KY) Int'l Speedway April 2 and the St. Francois County Speedway in Farmington, MO April 3.

April continues with Attica Raceway Park hosting the Spring Nationals April 16-17, with Limaland (OH) and K-C Raceway up the next weekend April 23-24. The Junction Motor Speedway (April 30), Kansas State Fairgrounds May 1 and Tulsa (OK) Speedway May 2 make up the next three race weekend. Pennsylvania's Lernerville Speedway hosts the series May 7 for a make up race from last season and Fremont Speedway has the first of four All Star visits scheduled for May 8. May 14-15 will see the series visit the famous I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, then head to Michigan May 21 and 22 at Hartford Speedway Park and Butler Motor Speedway. The first ever All Star visit outside the United States comes Sunday May 23 at the South Buxton Speedway in Canada. The Pete Jacobs Memorial is on tap next at Ohio's Wayne Co. Speedway on May 26, followed by another Attica visit May 28 and a trip south to K-C Raceway May 29.

June shows events at Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway on the 10th, North Central Arkansas Speedway the 11th, St. Francois the 12th and Tri-State (IN) Speedway on the 13th. The series returns to the Delta Bowl in Tunica, MS on June 18-19, followed by a special Thursday night show at Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda June 24.

A return to Eldora follows on June 26, right before Ohio Speedweek. The 22nd annual Ohio Speedweek opens on Sunday, June 27 at Attica Raceway Park. Ohio Speedweek continues Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, then to Fremont on Tuesday, a return to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on Wednesday, back to Fremont on Thursday, Limaland on Friday and the Ohio Speedweek grand finale is at K-C Raceway near Chillicothe on Saturday night July 3. West Virginia Motor Speedway is up next on the schedule July 10. Lake Ozark hosts the traveling series again July 21 before a two-day show at Knoxville.

Another traditional event is the fourth annual Summer Classic two-day show at the Knoxville Raceway July 23 and 24. Hartford (MI) follows July 31.

August opens at Eldora Speedway Thursday Aug. 5 with a visit to the Butler Motor Speedway (MI) on Aug. 7, then the All Stars will head to the annual Thunder Through the Plains Tour co-sanctioned by the NCRA. Thunder Through the Plains kicks off Aug. 18 at Mid-Nebraska Raceway in Doniphan, followed by events at Dodge City Speedway Aug. 20, Jetmore (KS) Motoplex and 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS) on Aug. 22. August wraps up with the Pennsylvania Summer Nationals at four sites to be announced and Lincoln Speedway will hold the Sat. Aug 28 Summer Nationals event.

The big Labor Day weekend marks a return to Lernerville (PA) Speedway Sept. 3 for the Earl and Dave Bauman Memorial race, followed by the two-day Sharon Nationals Sept. 4-5. Fremont hosts the All Stars for the final time Saturday Sept. 11.

Another September highlight is the first ever visit to the Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday night Sept. 17, the night before the annual Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway Hoosier Fall Classic on Sept. 18.

October is a big month for the series, with Eldora holding the final Ohio race on the second. El Paso Speedway Park will see the All Stars in competition on the 15th, with Southern New Mexico Speedway up next on the 16th. Hollywood Hills (NM) closes out the western swing on Oct. 17.

New this season is the Southern Sprint Car Nationals at Southern Raceway in Milton, FL near Pensacola, closing out the 2004 campaign on Oct. 22-23.

Drivers and car owners are reminded to purchase memberships now on the All Star website to be eligible for points and contingency awards throughout the season.

All Pro Cylinder Heads is also sponsoring a special series of promotional events this season, with details forthcoming.

Also look for details soon on a custom Uncle Sam Harley Davidson Motorcycle season-long raffle by the All Stars.

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