ALLSTAR: Season openers preview

FARMINGTON, Mo. - The All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series will visit the St. Francois County Raceway (SFCR) during their second event of the season on Saturday, April 3rd. The SCFR event is day two of All Star opening weekend, with the...

FARMINGTON, Mo. - The All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series will visit the St. Francois County Raceway (SFCR) during their second event of the season on Saturday, April 3rd. The SCFR event is day two of All Star opening weekend, with the kickoff for the 25th anniversary All Star season Friday night April 2 at Kentucky's Paducah International Raceway.

The event is being co-promoted between the current promoters of the track (Larry Minkel of Farmington and Gary Montgomery of Fredericktown) and the new promoter Cory Franklin of Potosi. Last year when the All-Stars visited SFCR the locals defeated the All Star regulars.

"The locals put it on them last year and kinda embarrassed them," Minkel said. "So this upcoming event is going to be a grudge match."

If Mother Nature cooperates, the timing of the show should allow for some of the largest numbers of participants in the history of the track for sprint cars.

"I think there will be a lot of cars there," Minkel said. "There will be cars from four or five different states I bet, including around 15 of the All-Stars."

The All-Stars are scheduled for a second night of racing at SFCR on Saturday, June 12th. Both events will be broadcast with live audio on the internet at www.RSBN.net

Minkel said he estimates the number of total sprint cars to participate in the event to exceed the 50-car count.

Also IMCA style Modifieds will also be on hand during the special event at St. Francois County Raceway. Gates open at 3:00 p.m., time trials commence at 5:30 p.m. and racing begins at 6:00 p.m.

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