Staff Report

Triple-Header Weekend Ahead With All Stars

Sprint car fans in Ohio have three chances to see Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this weekend. The series will visit Attica Raceway Park on Friday, head to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday and close out the weekend on Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Entering the weekend Texas native Aaron Reutzel sits atop the point standings, 10 in front of Wooster, Ohio native Jac Haudenschild. Parker Price-Miller is third (-30), two-time defending series champion and Findlay, Ohio native Chad Kemenah is 4th (-34) while the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney is 5th (-44).

Along with a star-studded field of ASCoC regulars, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell has committed to run the 360 and 410 races Sunday at Waynesfield.

Deerfield Looking To Open

Early indications point to Deerfield Speedway finally being able to race this weekend. The track has had no luck when it comes to Mother Nature. This weekend the dirt oval will host jr. sprints, mod lite jr. cup, 270 micro sprints, mod lites, 600 micro sprints, chargers, classic and mini stocks. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Atomic Speedway No Longer Hosting Ohio Sprint Car Series

It was announced on the Ohio Sprint Car Series Facebook page earlier this week that the series will now longer run any events at Atomic Speedway. No reason for the split was given, though Atomic Speedway will still run other sprint car races.

Big Dirt Late Model Races

Dirt late model fans have plenty of good options this weekend. Hilltop Speedway will pay $2,500 to win to its late model winner on Friday night. The American Late Model Series will visit Oakshade Raceway Saturday night, racing for $2,000-to-win. Midway Speedway will host the 36th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial on Saturday. The winner of that race will take home $10,000. On Sunday Eldora Speedway will host the Sunoco American Late Models in the 48th running of the Johnny Appleseed Classic that pays $3,000-to-win.

Lucas Oil Crown Jewel Cup Opens This Weekend

The ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup starts this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway. Saturdays Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 is the first of 11 events in the chase for a $10,000 bonus at the end of the year. Drivers that attend all eleven crown jewel events will be awarded points. The driver that attends all 11 events and earns the most points will received the $10,000 bonus at the year-end banquet for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. All 11 events pay $20,000 or more to win. Two of those events take place in Ohio. The Dirt Million on August 25th at Mansfield Motor Speedway and the 38th Annual Dirt Track World Championship, which is the last of the 11 Crown Jewel Cup events taking place October 19th and 20th at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Dirt Million Update

On May 15th when the Dirt Million rewards points were released Max Blair sat fourth and Tyler Carpenter had fallen out of the top-4. This week Carpenter is back in, jumping two spots into third place. Devin Moran falls to 4th and Blair is back on the outside looking in from 5th. Scott Bloomquist and Bobby Pierce continue to lead the way atop the standings. The top-4 drivers will earn provisional starting spots in the Dirt Million main event in August. A complete list of the driver reward points after 12 of 25 weeks can be found here.

Tifft P5 In Little 600

Hinckley, Ohio native Matt Tifft finished 5th in Tuesday nights Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The 5th annual event features NASCAR stars racing go-karts. Sheldon Creed won the 15-lap race.  Click here to see complete results from Tuesday night.