ALLSTAR: Series readies for Michigan, Canada races

All Stars Head to Michigan and Canada May 21-22-23 CAMARGO, IL -- The first three race weekend of the season is approaching for the Haulmark All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series May 21-23. Events will run at Hartford Speedway Park ...

All Stars Head to Michigan and Canada May 21-22-23

CAMARGO, IL -- The first three race weekend of the season is approaching for the Haulmark All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series May 21-23. Events will run at Hartford Speedway Park (Hartford, MI) Friday night, Butler Motor Speedway (Quincy, MI) Saturday night and Canada's South Buxton Raceway (Merlin, ON) Sunday night.

The stop on the wicked fast half-mile at Hartford will be the third ever for the series' in its' 25 year history. Previous Hartford winners were Joey Saldana and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne.

Butler, back under the direction of former racer Danny Donaldson, has held 14 previous All Star events with Jeff Shepard winning last year. A total of 11 different drivers have won All Star events at Butler out of the 14 shows held on the 3/8 mile oval.

New to the circuit this season is the 3/8 mile oval South Buxton Raceway. The May 23 event will be the first-ever All Star race outside of the United States. Teams are reminded to contact the Speedway or the All Stars for a border crossing information packet.

All 2004 All Star events will be live on the internet at www.RSBN.net with race commentary by All Star announcer Rob Klepper.

The All Stars will close out the month Wed. May 26 at Wayne Co. Speedway in Orrville, OH, Friday May 28 at Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) and at K-C Raceway in Chillicothe Saturday night May 29.

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

All Star 2004 Track Facts

Event Number: 9
Track: Hartford Speedway Park
Location: Hartford, MI
Size: 1/2 Mile high-banked clay oval
Race Date: Friday May 21
Web Site: www.hartfordspeedwaypark.com
Track Phone: (616) 621-4293 or 621-4482
Directions: I-94 to exit 46 then 1.3 mi N.on Center St. past traffic light, then 4 blocks W. on Prospect St., then north
Other 2004 All Star race dates: Sat. July 31

Event Number: 10
Track: Butler Motor Speedway
Location: Quincy, MI
Size: 3/8 mile semi banked dirt oval
Race Date: Saturday May 22
Web Site: www.butlermotorspeedway.com
Track Phone: (517)542-3627
Directions: I-69 to exit 16, then 5 miles east on Jonesville Rd, then 3.5 miles north on Clarendon Rd.
Other 2004 All Star race dates: Sat. Aug. 7

Event Number: 11
Track: South Buxton Raceway
Location: South Buxton (Merlin) Ontario, Canada
Size: 3/8 mile oval
Race Date: Sunday May 23
Web Site: www.southbuxtonraceway.com
Track Phone: 519-689-7474
Directions: From London or Windsor Take 401 to Bloomfield Exit off ramp and go South to Stop Sign - Turn Right First Immediate Left (Bloomfield) Follow to stop sign and turn right Approximately 3-4 miles you will come to South Buxton Turn left at the A.D. Shadd Road. Track is on the right.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kasey Kahne