BROWNSBURG, IN (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 are making three area appearances this weekend, two stops in Pennsylvania as well as one in Ohio.
Friday night the All Stars roar into “The Action Track” for the ‘Lernerville Grand Presented by Alternative Power Sources’, the 1000th sprint car feature in Lernerville’s storied history. As an extra incentive, the 1000th main event will award a $1,000 bonus, ultimately increasing the total winner’s share from $6,000 to $7,000. For tickets and information visit, www.lernerville.com.
Saturday the All Stars cross the state line to take on another historic venue, Sharon Speedway. The 3/8 mile track in Hartford, Ohio kicks off the first of four All Star appearances at the track in 2021 with the annual Buckeye Cup, which will pay $6,000 to the feature winner. Additional information is available at, www.sharonspeedway.com.
The All Stars cross the state line again on Sunday in a return to Tri-City Raceway Park, ending a near-four year hiatus at the Venango County venue. Tim Shaffer, the “Steel City Outlaw”, was victorious the last time the All Stars last visited Tri-City, July 23, 2017. Sunday’s return will also award $6,000 to the winner. For tickets and information visit, www.tri-cityracewaypark.com.
Justin Peck enters the weekend as the All Stars Championship points leader thanks in part to a victory at Attica Raceway Park earlier this month (pictured above). Peck and his Buch Motorsports No. 13 entry has three top-ten finishes in five point-earning starts.
Ian Madsen sits 12-points behind beck in the standings followed by Cory Eliason, who is 36-points out of the top spot.
If you can’t make it out to the track you can always watch the All Stars on FloRacing.com, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the All Stars.
2021 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (as of 4/18/21):
- Justin Peck – 682
- Ian Madsen – 670
- Cory Eliason – 646
- Tyler Courtney – 642
- Brent Marks – 636
- Zeb Wise – 632
- Hunter Schuerenberg – 600
- Kyle Reinhardt – 578
- Bill Balog – 574
- Lucas Wolfe – 570
All Star Circuit of Champions returning to Lernerville Speedway for 2-events including Don Martin Memorial
SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) is returning to Lernerville Speedway in 2022 for two nights of action including the Don Martin Memorial XXXI.
The All-Stars will make their first appearance at ‘The Action Track’ on Friday, April 29. The appearance will mark the series return to Lernerville for the first time since 2019 as COVID-19 cancelled their 2020 appearance and rain washed out this year’s visit.
On July 6th the All-Stars will return for the $25,000-to-win ‘Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXXI’, one of the most prestigious Sprint Car events in the history of the sport.
“We’re very excited to bring in the All-Stars and their thrilling brand of high-level Sprint Car racing” said Lernerville Speedway General Manager Mike Lysakowski said in a statement. “I have always been a fan of the All-Stars and for 2022, we had more freedom in choosing a date for this year’s Silver Cup. We believe we have chosen a date that is very conducive to bringing both national and regional Sprint Car aces to Lernerville.”
Western PA Speedweek to return in 2022
SHIPPENVILLE, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Western PA Speedweek is returning for 2022 following a successful reboot earlier this year.
The five consecutive nights of winged 410 Sprint Car action will see the best regional drivers vying for an A-Main feature purse that is increasing to $14,000 with $3,000 going to the winner each night and a $300 minimum to start!
The action takes place Wednesday, June 1st through Sunday, June 5th at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA), with the round-trip total clocking in at exactly 259 miles from beginning to end.
The group time trial format used last season was extremely popular with both drivers and fans alike, and will also be utilized again in 2022.
Ryan Smith of Fleetwood, PA is the defending Speedweek Champion after winning two features and a podium in three events in 2021.
Lernerville Speedway not on World of Outlaws schedule in 2022
SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Lernerville Speedway, a fixture on the World of Outlaws tour since their inception in 1978, is not on the Outlaws schedule for 2022. The fate of the Don Martin Silver Cup is unknown at this time.
Lernerville officials were planning for two NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car events as well as a World of Outlaws Late Model event for 2022 and were shocked and surprised when the schedule was released on Monday.
Pittsburgh Racing Now has reached out to World Racing Group, the parent company of the World of Outlaws, for comment but have not received a response as of publication.