Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, will host the All-Star Circuit of Champions for the second time this year; this Saturday night, August 27th. Lead by defending All-Star Champion, Tim Shaffer, and Ohio native, Dale Blaney – the All-Stars are sure to bring top notch quality and stiff competition to the Mercer, PA bullring.
Team Fully Injected drivers, Scott Priester and Danny Holtgraver, will be on hand this weekend; doing their part in defending their ‘home track,’ and hopefully putting another FI competitor at the front of the field. Fully Injected’s, Tyler Altmeyer, had the opportunity to discuss this weekend’s event with the two Western Pennsylvania natives. They both expressed enthusiasm and excitement about the $5,000 to win, Ohio Region event.
Rimersburg, Pennsylvania native, Scott Priester, has been on board with the Fully Injected concept since early this spring. Not only has Priester been busy off the track, working a full-time job and supporting a family, but also busy at the track; driving two different cars for two different owners at two different venues each and every weekend.
Scott not only drives his own familiar Metplas no. 11 on Friday nights at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania – but he also pilot’s the Martha Dionise owned no. 15 on Saturday nights at Mercer Raceway Park. His determination and work ethic proves to pay off, as Scott has pulled countless double duty weekends in 2011; scoring multiple top five finishes day in and day out at the two western PA facilities. When discussing this Saturday night’s event with the All-Stars, Scott seemed optimistic in his quotes…
“Yea – feeling great now that we found some things wrong with the car (Dionise no. 15)…Perhaps I’m setting my goals too high – but I would be really happy with a top 10 finish…If we qualify well, there is no reason why that can’t happen.”
Scott’s plans for the rest of the season are to finish out the Mercer schedule in the Dionise ride, as well as finish out the Lernerville schedule in his own no. 11- minus the World of Outlaws Commonwealth Class; which is at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday, September 24th.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native and former Lernerville Speedway Track Champion, Danny Holtgraver, comes into this weekend’s All-Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Region event ranked 4th in Ohio Region points; as well as 10th overall in the National standings. The Fully Injected teammate’s decision to venture away from the Western Pennsylvania racing scene this season has proved more than just pay off; as he recorded a large number of top 10 finishes with some of the toughest 410 competition in the country.
Holtgraver’s trek across Ohio for the 29th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek also proved to be worth its weight in fuel, as Danny’s efforts landed him a top three finish in Ohio Sprint Speedweek overall points; just seven points shy of speedweek runner-up, Dale Blaney. When discussing this weekend’s ‘home turf’ All-Star event, the humble Fully Injected rep simply stated:
“We are just gonna go out and race…it’s just another race…I’m gonna stay focused and race as hard as I can- like any other event we go too…hopefully it pays off and we get up front!”
You can keep up with Danny and Scott all season long- right here at www.fullyinjected.com!