PREVIEW: All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA to face-off in Wisconsin triple-header

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 15, 2019) - Despite a frustrating few weeks resulting in eight postponements or cancellations due to Mother Nature, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will press on and continue their 2019 campaign with a full weekend of competition in the upper-Midwest, setting aim on a trio of tracks in southern Wisconsin on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19.

In addition, the traveling All Stars will be forced to duel with the area’s own Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA); the upper-Midwest’s premier winged sprint car organization.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will not only face-off against a stout contingent of IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competitors during their trip to the Badger State, but the Series will also be forced to take-on a handful of regional sprint car invaders including All Star owner and recent Series winner, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart, who will follow the tour to all three weekend destinations.

Multi-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion, the ‘North Pole Nightmare’ Bill Balog, will lead the IRA charge against the traveling All Stars, joined by other IRA regulars including, but not limited to, Jake Blackhurst, Scotty Thiel, and Jeremy Schultz. Balog and Schultz each own IRA victories in 2019.

The three-day All Star/IRA battle in Wisconsin will kick-off officially on Friday night, May 17, at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, followed by an appearance at the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 18. The weekend will conclude with a Sunday night stint at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. All three programs will award a $5,000 top prize.

With the intent to rule supreme in the upper-Midwest, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star invasion of southern Wisconsin during the upcoming weekend, working to pad his Series point lead that stands at 22 markers with just two main events contested.

Including Ruetzel, 12 full-time All Star Circuit of Champions teams are expected to make the trip to Wilmot, Plymouth and Angell Park during the upcoming weekend. The list includes Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason; six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney; Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan; former USAC National Midget Series champion, Spencer Bayston; former Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss; former Lebanon Valley Speedway All Star winner, Gerard McIntyre; Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh; former ASCS National Tour full-timer, Skylar Gee; third-year All Star, Tyler Esh; former Lernerville Speedway late model competitor, John Garvin; and two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson.

Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wilmot Raceway live on the Web at www.wilmotraceway.com.

Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional information should visit Plymouth Dirt Track online at www.plymouthdtr.com.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. A mandatory All Star meeting will be hosted at 4:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5 p.m., sharp. Those seeking more news and notes should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.