INDIANAPOLIS, IN - For the last time in 2015, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will battle the “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt. The regional travels will invade “Posse Country” this Friday and Saturday for a pair of events at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. UNOH All Star teams have challenged central Pennsylvania’s finest on six other occasions in 2015, resulting in one win for the series regulars, three wins for the “Posse” and two for Mother Nature.
The 48th annual “Tuscarora 50” is on tap at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” this Saturday evening, September 12, featuring a near $45,000 purse, with a minimum of $12,000 being awarded to the main event winner. In addition, lap money will also be awarded during Saturday’s 50-lapper, raising the potential winner’s share to an impressive $13,250. The historic weekend will technically launch on Friday evening, September 11, with the “Night Before The 50” preliminary program awarding $5,000.
Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah is the most recent UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner at the Port Royal Speedway half-mile, earning the “Bob Weikert Memorial” title worth $18,900 back on Saturday, April 25. The full-time UNOH All Star traveler was one of three full-time competitors to finish inside the top-five back on April 25, including current series point leader Dale Blaney, who finished fourth, and the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, who rounded out the top-five.
“Pennsylvania Posse” representative Greg Hodnett is the defending “Tuscarora 50” champion at Port Royal Speedway. Hodnett earned the 50-lap triumph over Stevie Smith and Lance Dewease. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver was the highest UNOH All Star finisher in 2014, crossing under the final checkers fourth in the running order.
The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Stars into battle during the Tuscarora weekend. The pilot of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 sits on top of the current championship standings with a 211 point cushion. Dale Blaney owns 11 UNOH All Star victories thus far in 2015, along with 25 top-five and 35 top-ten finishes during series competition.
Cody Darrah, a three-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2015, will enter the doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway second in the current championship chase on the strength of three victories, 16 top-five and 24 top-ten finishes. Darrah holds a 101 point advantage over 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Greg Wilson. Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah will enter the Port Royal gates currently fourth and fifth in the UNOH All Star standings.
Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is free on both nights, with adult race general admission priced at $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Students aged 12-18 are admitted to the races for just $7 both nights. Gates for Friday’s program will open at 4:30PM, with Saturday gates opening at 3:00PM. Racing is set to begin at 7:00PM on both evenings. Please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.
Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.