Once again, the weekend ahead is stacked to the brim with open wheel action all across the country. Everything from World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series action to ASCS National Tour action; the fence is the limit. The World of Outlaws will visit the Capital of Sprint Car Racing this weekend; better known as the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for two consecutive nights of action. The ASCS National Tour boys are at the Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle Nebraska all weekend long; while the All Star Circuit of Champions are in the heart of PA Posse territory for the entire weekend stretch. Drivers like Dale Blaney, last night’s winner Tim Shaffer, David Gravel, and Jessica Zemken – will try and fend off the best local competition in the country Friday and Saturday night at the Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedway’s. The King of the West Series is back to the races this weekend also, with a 3 race in 4 day swing. The URC 360 sprints are in action at Grandview Speedway this Saturday night; while the IRA 410 sprinters in the upper northeast have a double race weekend in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Fremont and Attica based FAST Series, lead by Bryan Sebetto, also returns to action this weekend; along with the conclusion of the USAC Mopar National Midget Series Indiana Midget Week. Bryan Clauson picked up the win tonight, 6-9-11, at the Lincoln Park Speedway to end round 2 of IMW.
Some members of Team Fully Injected will be hitting the road this weekend, as well. Pittsburgh native and defending Lernerville Speedway track champion, Danny Holtgraver, will be on the road all weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania will be his first stop of the weekend on Friday evening before venturing further south to Lincoln Speedway, just off of route 30 between Gettysburg and York, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night. Danny has competed with the All-Stars on a few different weekends so far in 2011. He plans on completing all of the East Region dates at the ASCoC schedule.
While some FI teammates will be venturing out of town, some will stick around in hopes of capitalizing on local track consistency! Brandon Matus, the 4th generation driver out of Wampum, Pennsylvania, has an opportunity to take over the Lernerville points race this weekend. His solid consistency, landing him consecutive top five finishes at the Sarver based 4/10’s mile known at Lernerville Speedway, has put himself into a position to take over the 2011 points chase. Brandon only trails Danny Holtgraver by 18 markers going into this Friday’s event. Perhaps after the conclusion of Friday night’s Fab Four Lernerville program, the sprint car class will have a new points leader.
I will be taking a trip to the home of Scott Priester Racing next week to get a personal shop tour and one on one interview with the 25 year racing veteran. Stay tuned for more on that.
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