ALLSTAR: Eastern showdown preview

PONCE INLET, FL - The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars are busy preparing for the invasion of the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) onto their home turf Wednesday June 13 through Sunday June 17. The first annual All...

PONCE INLET, FL - The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars are busy preparing for the invasion of the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) onto their home turf Wednesday June 13 through Sunday June 17. The first annual All Stars vs. NCRA Eastern Challenge will feature action at five different speedways in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A total of 18 drivers have indicated their intention to compete for the NCRA title this season, and most of the top runners are expected to invade All Star territory.

Probable entries from the NCRA group include Gary Wright (Hooks, TX), Aaron Berryhill (Broken Arrow, OK), Dan Oswalt (Iola, KS), Mike Peters (Wichita, KS), Earnest Jennings (Norman, OK), Larry Neighbors (Oklahoma City, OK), Matt Saint (Tulsa, OK), Nick Haygood (Texas City, TX), Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), Mike Goodman (Owasso, OK), Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City), Darren Stewart (Bixby, OK), Kenneth Walker (Claremore, OK), Danny Jennings (Norman, OK), Steven King (Jetmore, KS), Zach Chappell (Tulsa), Michael Lambert (Owasso) and New Mexico native Joe Bustillos (Tulsa).

Action kicks off Wednesday night June 13 at the Fabulous Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA. Thursday June 14th action moves to the Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa. Friday night June 15, action returns to the Cannonball Speedway in Morristown, OH (near St. Clairsville). Saturday's action on June 16 pays $7,000 to win for the annual "Night the Stars Come Out" at K-C Raceway near Chillicothe, OH. Sunday's finale is set for Tri-City Speedway near Franklin, Pa. on June 17.

Two of the events will be on neutral ground as the All Stars have never competed at Bedford Speedway, and have not visited the St. Clairsville oval since 1980. The other three tracks are ones the All Star drivers are familiar with, so it remains to be seen who comes out on top at the "New" speedways and who dominates at the traditional All Star stops.

-AllStar

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Larry Neighbors , Aaron Berryhill , Wayne Johnson