ASCoC: All Stars Hoping to Stop Posse; Tuscarora 50 on Tap at Port Royal

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PORT ROYAL, Pa. – official release — The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions are hoping to put an end to the domination of the Pennsylvania Posse at this weekend’s 47th Annual Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway.

The event takes place Friday and Saturday as part of the 160th Annual Juniata County Fair.

When the UNOH All Stars invaded Port Royal in April for the Bob Weikert Memorial, Greg Hodnett would take the victory, but it wasn’t easy as four time All Star champion Dale Blaney pressured him most of the way. The 2013 Night Before event drew 39 cars and saw Hodnett wire the field for the $5,000 payday

With 40 cars in action, last year’s Tuscarora 50 saw a rousing event as both Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth came from deep within the field to challenge leader Don Kreitz Jr. for the lead with Montieth taking control nearing the 10-to-go point. Montieth’s rally put Kreitz’s elbows up and the veteran surged back to the front a few laps later to drive to his third career Tuscarora victory while pocketing more than $13,000 for the checkers.

This year, Friday’s Night Before The 50 sprint car program will pay the winner $5,000 to win the 30 lap feature event and $400 to start. Saturday’s 47th annual running of the Tuscarora 50 will see a total event purse of some $42,000 posted for the sprinters including a paid B Main. Sponsored by Ramsey’s Car Washes, the Tuscarora 50 main event will pay $12,000 to win and $500 to start. Each lap of the Tuscarora 50 will pay $25 to lead.

This will be the 32nd and 33rd events in 2014 for the UNOH All Stars with 15 different drivers picking up series wins thus far.

Blaney must be considered a contender to upset the PA Posse. The Hartford, Ohio, driver scored his 13th UNOH All Star win this past Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, running his career series total to 112. Blaney hasn’t scored this many UNOH All Star wins since 1996 when he won 17 features.

Danny Holtgraver also posted a UNOH All Star win at Attica this past Friday, his third series win of 2014. He currently is third in the All Star’s national points. Jac Haudenschild, who is second in the series standings, has a pair of UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and will be a serious threat this weekend.

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