O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions, Inc. Agrees to Terms to Acquire IRS Late Model Series The All Star Circuit of Champions, Inc has purchased the Independent Racing Series (IRS) Late Model Series and has began to put together the most ...
O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions, Inc. Agrees to Terms to Acquire IRS Late Model Series
The All Star Circuit of Champions, Inc has purchased the Independent Racing Series (IRS) Late Model Series and has began to put together the most affordable premiere Late Model series in the country, the O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series. The O'Reilly Late Model Series is the newest series owned and operated under the banner of the "O'Reilly All Stars" which includes the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions and the O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series.
The O'Reilly All Star Late Model Series will have approx. a 30 date schedule that will be focused in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Maryland, Kentucky and Illinois. Eighty percent of the schedule will be within eight hours from Columbus, Ohio area featuring a base show of $5000.00 to win and $400.00 to start with many $7000.00 and $10,000.00 shows as well in the 2009 schedule.
The improvements will include a large point fund for the top 10 drivers and owners, appearance fees for the five chosen "All Stars," and a race format that will entertain and excite the fans. The multi-state tour will feature some of the best drivers in the country going fender to fender at some of the best Late Model tracks in the country.
This is not the first time that there has been a companion Late Model series to the All Star Circuit of Champions. From 1980 thru 1993 Late Models raced their own schedule as well as partnered with the Sprint Cars in several events. Hall of Famer Charlie Swartz is at the top of the all-time wins list with 36 followed by Donnie Moran (26), and the final points champion Billy Moyer (15).