ASCoC: Sprintacular Will Close All Stars’ Season; Kemenah Hunting Fifth Title

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Chad Kemenah will look to claim his fifth-career Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions title this weekend. (Poppa Pepper photo)

Chad Kemenah will look to claim his fifth-career Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions title this weekend. (Poppa Pepper photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their fourth and final Eldora Speedway appearance of the season on Saturday evening, Oct. 8, helping Eldora open and shut the doors for the final time this year.

The Eldora Speedway season finale, known formally as the Sprintacular, will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner.

The NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprint cars will also be on the Sprintacular agenda, creating a full-blown, open wheel spectacle for sprint car enthusiasts.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Eldora Speedway appearance on Sept. 24, during night two of the two-day Four Crown Nationals weekend. Ian Madsen, brother of former Kings Royal champion Kerry Madsen, was the Four Crown Nationals main event winner — leading the final three laps to solidify his spot on the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage for the first time in his career.

Madsen became the third different Arctic Cat All Star winner at The Big E in 2016, joining Jac Haudenschild (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and Donny Schatz (Kings Royal; show-up points event) in the history books.

Chad Kemenah, the current Arctic Cat All Star point leader, finished second on Sept. 24 ahead of Randy Hannagan, Kraig Kinser, and Brady Bacon.

With his podium finish during Four Crown Nationals competition, Kemenah was able to reclaim the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions’ tile chase and will lead the charge back into Rossburg, Ohio.

The former series champion earned four consecutive titles from 2002 until 2005 and will enter the annual Sprintacular with a 20-point advantage in the title chase, due to Dale Blaney’s misfortune during Four Crown Nationals weekend, when he made contact with the outside retaining wall during main event action.

Kemenah has one victory on the season, occurring in Bedford, Pa., as well as 23 top-five finishes in 41 A-main starts.

Blaney, a seven-time main event winner thus far in 2016, finds himself second in the championship chase entering the Eldora Speedway Sprintacular and still mathematically eligible for the championship with two point events remaining.

The Hartford, Ohio, native holds a 50-point cushion over series win leader Sheldon Haudenschild for second. Cap Henry and Kraig Kinser round out the top-fivein points.

Haudenschild owns eight victories on the season, earning his most recent during the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway during Labor Day weekend. It was his second $10,000 top prize in 24 hours, after also earning the Dirt Classic Ohio win at Attica Raceway Park.

CREDIT: All Star Communications

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