Outlaws Vs. All Stars at Kings Royal
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Contingent Looks To Take The Crown
(courtesy Tyler Altmeyer)
Joining the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series roster at Eldora Speedway for the 34th annual Kings Royal event will be a stout field of ASCoC talent, each working to outperform the Outlaws for a shot at the $50,000 payday. Included in the mix will be a few full-time ASCoC traveling members, including five-time and defending series champion, Chad Kemenah. The current ASCoC point leader, Kemenah is a former multi-time winner at The Big E, most recently scoring a victory in the ASCoC season finale in October of 2016.
Other ASCoC competitors expected to strap in this for week’s Kings Royal are Ohio’s Caleb Helms and leading rookie of the year contender, Max Stambaugh. While the duo is locked into their own point battle in the ASCoC championship standings, they’ll shift their focus to taking the crown away from Eldora this weekend. Fellow Ohioans Lee Jacobs, Chris Andrews, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan and D.J. Foos are also expected to compete in this year’s event.
This year’s Kings Royal crop is also expected to include several Pennsylvania based ASCoC teams and driver combinations, including Trey Starks in the Scott Gobrecht owned entry and Australia native James McFadden in the Matt Highlands machine. Aliquippa’s Tim Shaffer will also look to make call for the Saturday night 40-lap feature event.
The Outlaws and ASCoC regulars will also meet stiff competition by way of brothers Ian and Kerry Madsen, who won the 2014 Kings Royal title. Running a schedule that includes both 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car events, Missouri’s Brian Brown is also expected to join this weekend’s field. Left coast hotfoot Dominic Scelzi and Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller are slated to compete, as is Rico Abreu who will also compete in next week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway.
The 34th Annual Kings Royal Weekend kicks off with the Jokers Wild on Thursday, July 13, with a complete show featuring WoO Series single-car qualifying, Heat Races, C-Main and B-Mains, Dash event and the 30-lap Feature event paying $10,000 to win. The Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14, will feature another full night of racing cumulating with a 30-lap, $12,000 to win Feature event. The Kings Royal will conclude on Saturday, July 15, with Heat Races, C-main and B-main events leading up to the 40-lap $50,000 to win finale.
Single day tickets start at just $25 with children (12 & younger) admitted free to general admission all three days of the Kings Royal Weekend. For ticket prices and camping information, please call (937) 338-3815 or visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.