(Pictured: Dale Blaney on top of UNOH All Star standings entering Labor Day weekend - Z.A.P. Photography)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The 2015 UNOH All Star season will continue with three consecutive events this Friday through Sunday in the “Buckeye State.” The regional travelers will spend the Labor Day weekend at two different Ohio facilities, working towards an overall winning potential equalling $13,000. The Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio will host the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions during its season-ending “Attica Ambush” on Friday, September 4, and Saturday, September 5. The Friday night opener will award $3,000 to the main event winner, followed by a $5,000-to-win showcase on Saturday night. The upcoming holiday weekend will continue with another $5,000-to-win program at the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Sunday, September 6. It will be the last appearance by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at each of the Ohio venues in 2015.
Current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point leader Dale Blaney is the most recent winner at Attica Raceway Park during UNOH All Star competition. The “Low Rider” earned the most recent victory during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket back on Friday, June 19, 2015. It was his 16th career UNOH All Star victory at the Attica oval; the most of any UNOH All Star competitor. Blaney earned the Speedweek win over eventual Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) champion Byron Reed and fellow full-time series competitor Sheldon Haudenschild.
Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild is a two-time UNOH All Star main event winner at Wayne County Speedway and is also the most recent winner at the Orrville oval during UNOH All Star competition. Like Attica, the most recent Wayne County Speedway visit took shape during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Haudenschild started second during the Speedweek main event; charging forward for the $5,000 payday over Indiana teen Parker Price-Miller and Australian invader James McFadden.
Dale Blaney will enter the upcoming weekend with a 213 point advantage in the current UNOH All Star championship standings. The defending series champion owns 11 victories thus far in 2015, as well as an impressive 23 top-five and 33 top-ten finishes. Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah sits second in the championship standings on the strength of two UNOH All Star victories in 2015. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series “ Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year” award winner sits less than 80 points ahead of Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson in the standings. Wilson, the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion, owns three wins in 2015. A pair of former UNOH All Star series champions, Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer, round out the top-five in the current title chase. Kemenah and Shaffer each own one series victory thus far this season.
Attica Raceway Park is scheduled to open pit gates at 3:00PM on Friday and Saturday, with hot lap sessions slated to begin at 6:00PM on each day. Racing action will hit the Attica highbanks at 7:45PM on Friday night, September 4, and 7:00PM on Saturday, September 5.