All Stars to conclude 2020 season with two-day Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

All Stars to conclude 2020 season with two-day Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio (October 6, 2020) - For the first time since 2015, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will sanction Fremont Speedway’s Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, set to headline competition at “The Track That Action Built” on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10. The two-day All Star season finale, also featuring the regionally-based FAST Series, will award a total weekend winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 during the Friday night preliminary and $10,000 during the Saturday night finale.

 

The Jim and Joanne Ford Classic will welcome the traveling All Stars to Fremont Speedway for the third and fourth time of 2020, as “America’s Series” invaded the northwest Ohio short track for a pair of Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs on July 4-5. Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid and two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, scored the Speedweek victories, each worth a $5,000 payday.

 

Reutzel, a ten-time winner on the All Star tour in 2020, two of which accomplished during non-point action in Florida, holds down the championship lead by 74 points entering the Fremont Speedway finale. Seeking a third-consecutive title in as many tries, the Clute, Texas-native will need to outperform Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason, a three-time winner in 2020 including one during the $20,000 Grand Re-Opening at Huset’s Speedway, to secure the $65,000 championship.

 

Considering Reutzel still owns all four of his Series provisionals, the most Eliason can gain in an evening is 48 points, or 96 over the course of the weekend. Although a longshot scenario, the deficit is not impossible to overcome.

 

Leading All Star Rookie contender and Indiana-native, Zeb Wise, is third in the championship battle, followed by Nashville-native and open wheel veteran, Paul McMahan, Canadian hotshot, Skylar Gee, and former two-time Series champion, Greg Wilson.

 

The "Kunkletown Kid" Ryan Smith, a former full-time All Star who has since turned his attention back to weekly action in Central Pennsylvania, is the last to win the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic under the All Star banner, scoring the $10,000 victory on September 19, 2015.

 

Additional news and notes pertaining to the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic can be found online at www.fremontohspeedway.com. For those who can not make the journey to Fremont, Ohio, FloRacing, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture all of the action live.

 

Weekend Breakdown:
Friday, October 9th
Adults: $20
Seniors: $18
Students: $15
10 & Under: Free
Pit Passes: $35
Pit Window: 4 p.m.
Driver’s Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hop Laps: 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 10th
Adults: $25
Seniors: $23
Students: $20
10 & Under: Free.
Pit Passes: $35.
Pit Window: 4 p.m.
Driver’s Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hop Laps: 6 p.m.

 

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire bFloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

 

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 23, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5866
2. Cory Eliason - 5792
3. Zeb Wise - 5278
4. Paul McMahan - 5234
5. Skylar Gee - 5026
6. Greg Wilson - 4846
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Kyle Larson - 3602
9. Brock Zearfoss - 3460
10. Danny Dietrich - 3360