Mechanicsburg, Pa – The first invasion of the year by outside forces at Williams Grove Speedway is set for this Friday, April 27 at 7:30 pm when the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints take to the track to battle with the Pennsylvania Posse. 

The All Stars and the Posse will compete in a 30-lap main event paying $5,000 to win.  The ARDC Midgets are also on the card. 

Over the years, no bonafide, traveling All Star has ever won an All Star sanctioned race at Williams Grove and the Grove faithful are looking to keep that record intact. 

The first All Star event ever contested at the historic oval back in 1970 was won by Bobbie Adamson. 

In 2011, a pair of Grove All Star races went to a pair of Grove drivers in the form of Steve Buckwalter and Lance Dewease. 

Both men are expected to be in the field again to challenge the All Stars for their first of two 2012 appearances at the track.

Over the years, no driver has beaten the All Stars more often at the track than Dewease of Fayetteville, who has bested the band a total of five times. 

The Friday night event will also be the second show of the season in the 2012 Diamond Series, which kicked off April 20 when Chad Layton scored victory. 

Time trials will set the starting grids for the first All Stars vs. Posse showdown of the season. 

So far this year, Williams Grove Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car winners have been Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Alan Krimes and Chad Layton.  Victorious in All Star action has been Daryn Pittman, Tony Stewart, Craig Dollansky, Danny Lasoski, Dale Blaney and Craig Mintz.

Prior to the race at Williams Grove, on Friday afternoon from Noon until 2 PM, the sprint car of 2012 All Stars Rookie Pete Miller III will be on display at Rt. 15 Beverage Company.  Rt. 15 Beverage will be sponsoring at $100 Hard Charger Award for the event.

Leading the 2012 All Stars band into Williams Grove for competition will be perennial All Stars kingpins Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney.   

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