All Stars Set for April with Four Races in Ohio PONCE INLET, FL - The All Star sprints hit the track for their first northern sprint car event of the season on Saturday night, April 10 at Rossburg, Ohioâ€™s Eldora Speedway. Expected to ...
All Stars Set for April with Four Races in Ohio
PONCE INLET, FL - The All Star sprints hit the track for their first northern sprint car event of the season on Saturday night, April 10 at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. Expected to contend for the $5,000 first place check for the 30-lap feature are defending All Star champion Kenny Jacobs, now driving for himself in a newly formed race team, the No. 6 Kriner powered Eagle, All Star points leader Joey Saldana in the Mox Motorsports No. 17, Dean Jacobs in the Junior Holbrook machine, Danny Smith in Denny Ashworth’s car, Frankie Kerr in the Stan Shoff No. 23s and Byron Reed in the B&S Racing Reebar Die Casting machine. Ohio fans will also get their first look at California driver Paul McMahan, wheeling the Warren Johnson No. U2 Stealth this season. Kevin Huntley, aboard the Peterbilt of Ohio machine and Rodney Duncan, in the Harrison Trucking machine, are also expected, plus all the Ohio regulars and many others. Kenny Jacobs was the winner of the first Eldora All Star feature in 1988. The following weekend, action moves to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH for the two-day Coors Spring Nationals Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. Friday’s feature pays $4,000 to win with Saturday’s final worth $7,000 on the quick third-mile. Last season, Jeff Shepard captured the Coors Nationals preliminary with Kerr snaring the Saturday night checkered. Eldora is the place again on Saturday, April 24 for another $5,000 to win show on the famous half-mile high banks. All Star Points: 1. Joey Saldana, 183; 2. Frankie Kerr, 182; 3. Jeff Shepard, 174; 4. Terry McCarl, 166; 5. Danny Lasoski, 162; 6. Greg Hodnett, 158; 7. Billy Pauch, 157; 8. Jac Haudenschild, 153; 9. Gary Wright, 151; 10. Kevin Huntley, 142; 11. Todd Shaffer, 142; 12. Kenny Jacobs, 139; 13. Paul McMahan, 139; 14. Danny Smith, 138; 15. Kelly Kinser, 138; 16. Dean Jacobs, 132; 17. Kenny Adams, 129; 18. Rodney Duncan, 128; 19. Bob Felmlee, 126; 20. Fred Rahmer, 126. -30- ALL STAR
BARBERVILLE, FL (3/21/99) - Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park announced a $10,000 increase in the purse for their All Star Sprint Car races to be held Feb. 9-13, 2000 at the half-mile dirt track located 20 minutes from Daytona Beach. Track owner Dick Murphy was very pleased with this years’ All Star Florida series, which kicked off successfully at VSP with four nights of racing and four different winners. Considering an average car count of 45 sprint cars per night and large crowds, Murphy said next year’s event will pay $4,000 to win on the three preliminary nights and $7,000 to win for the Sunday night final. An additional change will be the move of the pit area to the outside of the race track, eliminating the rigs parked in the infield. "This move will make for better visibility for the fans plus cut down on congestion in the pits," according to Murphy. The All Star Circuit of Champions will once again be the sanctioning body for Florida Sprint Speedweeks in 2000. For more info on the All Stars, call (904) 756-9225 or visit www.allstarsprint.com.