(Photo: Max Stambaugh before prior start – Vince Vellella Photo Credit)
Max Stambaugh earns top-ten during Sprints On Dirt finale; Waynesfield on October 6
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
ELIDA, Ohio (October 1, 2018) – Another Michigan start resulted in another top-ten finish for Elida, Ohio’s ‘Mad Max’ Stambaugh and car owner Shannon Eifert, this time during Sprints On Dirt (SOD) competition at Berlin Raceway.
Battling for a $4,200 top prize, Stambaugh finished seventh on Saturday night during the SOD season finale, a two-position improvement after starting on the inside of row five. For Stambaugh, the top-ten finish only added to an impressive racing resume that now includes four victories on the season, two of which while under control of Shannon Eifert’s Home Pro Roofing No. 51.
Stambaugh kicked off the SOD program by finishing third during his respective heat race. There were 24 drivers entered for action.
“It wasn’t a bad effort. The track was pretty tricky. We did the best that we could,” Stambaugh explained regarding the Berlin Raceway surface, which is an asphalt track covered with dirt. “I can’t thank Shannon Eifert enough for the opportunities that he gives me. We’ve been racing really well together. We are having a lot of fun. Hopefully we can keep that going long into the future.”
Up next on the agenda, Max Stambaugh will return to the Buckeye State and enter action in more familiar territory. The former All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year will make the transition back to 360 sprint car competition and enter Waynesfield Raceway Park’s Fall Spectacular on Saturday evening, October 6. The NRA Sprint Invaders season-ending program will award a $2,500 top prize.
Certainly no stranger to NRA Sprint Invaders competition, nor 360 competition, ‘Mad Max’ is a former NRA full-timer, earning back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Series championship before making the jump and molding much of his focus around 410 action. In fact, two of Stambaugh’s four victories in 2018 occurred during 360 action; Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) triumphs in Indiana and Michigan.
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2015 Wins: 5 (2 – Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) – NRA 360s; 1 – Butler Speedway (MI) – 410ci; 1 – I-96 Speedway (MI) – 410ci; 1 – Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) – 360ci)
2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)
2017 Highlights: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.
2018 Highlights: Qualified for three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during King of 360s action at East Bay (Fla.) Raceway Park from February 15-17. Finished fourth during All Star / Attica Spring Nationals on Friday, April 20. Qualified for Sprint Car World Championship preliminary feature at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Friday, April 27. Earned NRA Sprint Invaders top-ten finish at Eldora Speedway. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during NRA Sprint Invaders competition at Limaland Motorsports Park and Fremont Speedway, fifth and seventh, respectively, on Friday and Saturday, May 25 & 26. Finished second during Run for the Rabbit (NRA Event) at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 1. Earned first victory of the season during Great Lakes Super Sprints action at Gas City Speedway (Ind.) on Friday, June 8. Earned second win of season during GLSS action in Crystal, Mich., on June 23. Finished tenth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 7. Finished second during NRA competition at Limaland on Friday, July 27. Earned a ninth place finish during action at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Finished third during FAST action at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, August 18. Finished second during 410c.i. event at Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, August 19. Finished fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Finished second for car owner Jared Horstman at Tri-City (Mich.) Motor Speedway on Friday, August 31. Earned victory for car owner, Shannon Eifert, during action at Butler (Mich.) Speedway on Saturday, September 8. Earned SOD victory at I-96 Speedway on Friday, September 21. Finished seventh during Sprints On Dirt (SOD) season finale at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway.
2018 Wins: 4 – (Great Lakes Super Sprints at Gas City Speedway [Ind.] on Friday, June 8) (Great Lakes Super Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway [Mich.] on Saturday, June 23) (Open 410 event at Butler [Mich.] Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 8) (Sprints On Dirt [SOD] at I-96 Speedway [Mich.] on Friday, September 21)
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