ALLSTAR: Thunder through the Plains preview

All Stars challenge NCRA drivers in Thunder through the Plains VII Aug. 12-18. TOLEDO, OH - The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars will head west to challenge the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) sprints in a six-race...

All Stars challenge NCRA drivers in Thunder through the Plains VII Aug. 12-18.

TOLEDO, OH - The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars will head west to challenge the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) sprints in a six-race series August 12-18. This is the eighth season for the annual Thunder Through The Plains Tour which runs at tracks in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

The tour opens at the Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, KS on Monday night Aug. 12. The last All Star show was held at Thunder Hill in 2000, with Kenny Jacobs sitting in victory lane at the end of the evening.

The Tuesday night stop is at Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney, Kansas, a track last visited by the All Stars in 1998. Jeff Shepard was the winner that evening. After a day off, Thursday action moves to the Mid-Nebraska Speedway in Doniphan. This will be the first ever appearance by the All Stars at Mid-Nebraska.

Friday night Aug. 16 the 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS will host the fourth leg of the tour, followed by a visit to Tulsa (OK) Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 17 and the Tour concludes Sunday, Aug. 18 at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK.

Past winners include Dean Jacobs at 81 Speedway, Gary Wright at Tulsa and Joey Saldana won the last All Star race in Oklahoma City in 1997.

For more information visit www.allstarsprint.com, www.ncraracing.org or call 217-352-9221.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana