ALLSTAR: Michigan races preview

All Stars Michigan Swing Set for May 20-21 CAMARGO, IL -- The Haulmark.com All Star sprints visit the Wolverine state for the first time this season for a weekend doubleheader. Race events will run at Hartford Speedway Park (Hartford, MI) ...

All Stars Michigan Swing Set for May 20-21

CAMARGO, IL -- The Haulmark.com All Star sprints visit the Wolverine state for the first time this season for a weekend doubleheader. Race events will run at Hartford Speedway Park (Hartford, MI) Friday night May 20 and Butler Motor Speedway (Quincy, MI) Saturday night May 21.

Your favorite All Star drivers like defending series' champion Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Greg Wilson, Jeremy Campbell, Brock Mayes, Kenny Jacobs, Paul May, Phil Gressman, Bill Rose, Barry Ruble, Dean Jacobs, Dale Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Cody Geldart, Mike Brecht, Mike Lutz and Randy Hannagan should be in attendance. Drivers from all across Michigan will also be on hand to challenge the All Star regulars.

All 2005 All Star events will be live on the internet at www.golivesports.com with race commentary by All Star announcer Rob Klepper.

For more information about "America's Series," visit www.allstarsprint.com or call 217-352-9221.

About the All Stars:

Now in their 26th season of competition, the Haulmark.com All Star Circuit of Champions is one of the most competitive dirt track sprint car racing series in the country. Over the past 26 seasons, 1332 races have been run with 146 different drivers making appearances in victory lane.

All the top names in sprint car racing have competed in the All Star series at some point in their careers. Current NASCAR drivers Dave Blaney, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne are graduates of the All Star series. Other drivers who have won All Star races in the past include Steve and Mark Kinser, Joey Saldana, Frankie Kerr, Kevin Huntley, Bobby Allen, Jeff Shepard, Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, Rickey Hood, Danny Lasoski and Gary Wright.

For the 2005 season, a wide variety of the top open wheel drivers in the country will be in competition on the 59-race slate. Many pitsiders are saying this will be the strongest crop of drivers ever on the All Star campaign.

All Star 2005 Track Facts

Event Number: 9
Track: Hartford Speedway Park
Location: Hartford, MI
Size: 1/2 Mile high-banked clay oval
Race Date: Friday May 20
Web Site: www.hartfordspeedwaypark.com
Track Phone: (616) 621-4293 or 621-4482

Event Number: 10
Track: Butler Motor Speedway
Location: Quincy, MI
Size: 3/8 mile semi banked dirt oval
Race Date: Saturday May 21
Web Site: www.butlermotorspeedway.com
Track Phone: (517)542-3627

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Sammy Swindell , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Dave Blaney , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Jac Haudenschild , Paul May