ALLSTAR: Volusia to host All Stars in 2005

All Stars to return to Volusia Speedway Park again in 2005 CAMARGO, IL - Volusia Speedway Park officials and the president of the All Star Circuit of Champions, Guy Webb, have reached an agreement which will bring the traveling sprint car...

All Stars to return to Volusia Speedway Park again in 2005

CAMARGO, IL - Volusia Speedway Park officials and the president of the All Star Circuit of Champions, Guy Webb, have reached an agreement which will bring the traveling sprint car series back to the Barberville, FL oval for a four-night event in February, 2005.

Although the All Stars will not be competing at Volusia this February for the first time since 1983, a contract has been signed for the All Stars to return next year on Thursday through Sunday Feb. 3,4,5 and 6, 2005.

"We've worked hard to settle the minor differences between our organization and the folks at Volusia Speedway Park," Webb stated when making the announcement. "In fact, we'll have two of our officials, Steve Failor and Craig Jensen, working in the pits at Volusia helping officiate for this year's Volusia sprint series in February. Volusia is glad to have us back for next year and many years to come."

"We've made the same offer to the management of East Bay Raceway Park, hopefully paving the way for a return to East Bay in 2005," Webb added. "I have made numerous attempts and offers to work out the details with them also, and are anxiously awaiting their reply."

The move was made in order to recapture the tradition of the All Stars opening the season in Florida, allowing sprint car fans the opportunity to see the best drivers in the business before action resumes up north. If East Bay joins Volusia in welcoming the All Stars back next season, a time honored tradition of Florida racing will be restored, benefiting both fans and drivers.

In other All Star news, the 2004 schedule should be released within the next three days, pending the finalization of race dates by several speedways. RSBN.net will be broadcasting audio of 2004 racing events live on the internet, and a television contract with the Outdoor Channel is in the final stages of negotiation. Also, drivers and car owners are reminded to purchase memberships for the upcoming season. Details and membership forms are available on the All Star web site.

-allstarsprint.com

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