ODDS N’ ENDS – Fully Injected’s wrap-up and upcoming challenge!
Team Fully Injected will once again have their hands full; as the All-Star Circuit of Champions will be making their way back to Western PA this weekend to kick off their Labor Day swing through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. The three day swing will involve three different tracks, in three different states, on three different days; kicking off a busy month of September for “America’s Series.” That trip will begin on Fully Injected home turf this Friday night, September 2nd, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.
Fully Injected teammate, Kevin Schaeffer, ended his Lernerville points run with a third place finish overall in the 2011 standings. He is a former Lernerville Speedway multi-time champion – Rick Rarer Photo
The All-Star Circuit of Champions begin their hike through the upper northeast this weekend at Lernerville Speedway on Friday- with a visit west to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, planned on Saturday, and Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan on Sunday. Tim Shaffer is the most recent winner with the series; grabbing the $5,000 to win, Ohio region event victory at Mercer Raceway Park this past Saturday evening. All three events this Labor Day weekend are Ohio Region, $5,000 to win races.
Rod George; Lernerville Speedway runner-up in final championship standings – Rick Rarer Photo
With a solid car count expected at Lernerville Speedway this Friday for the All-Star invasion, Fully Injected competitors will have to be more than prepared. The recent weeks have proved much success for the Fully Injected boys at the Sarver 4/10’s mile oval, as top 5 and top 10 finishes continue to flood the stat charts. Hopefully the momentum plays a valuable part in this Friday’s Labor Day Weekend kickoff!
Last weekend at Lernerville Speedway, Fully Injected was privileged to congratulate three finishers inside the top five at the conclusion of the 25 lap sprint car main event. Kittanning, Pennsylvania’s, Rod George, lead the FI effort in capturing a runner-up finish to race winner,Andy McKisson. All-Star Ohio Region hotshoe, Danny Holtgraver, finished third; with fellow former Lernerville Speedway Champion and western Pennsylvania native, Kevin Schaeffer, snagging a 4th place finish. Evan City, Pennsylvania’s, Brandon Spithaler, also turned some heads Friday night at the final sprint car points race of the year at Lernerville Speedway-by winning his heat race in dominate fashion. Fully Injected also had the privilege to congratulate three drivers who finished inside the top five in Lernerville Speedway’s overall 2011 sprint car points championship. Rod George was 2nd; followed by Kevin Schaeffer in third and Brandon Matus, who was fifth. The entire FI team will look to cap off a 2011 Lernerville Speedway season with a solid finish against some of the best sprint car drivers in the county.
On Saturday evening, September 3rd, the All-Stars will venture west to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for a one night stop at the always racey fairgrounds bullring. “America’s Series” will have to deal with the always tough Attica sprint car regulars, as well as Fremont/Attica Sprint Title series regulars. Bryan Sebetto is the current FAST point leader; holding just a 13 point margin over Ohio native,Dean Jacobs, with only one round remaining (with that being on September 10th at Fremont). At the conclusion of Saturday night’s Attica invasion, the All-Stars will then venture north to Quincy, Michigan for a Sunday night event at the Butler Speedway. Tim Shaffer is the current All-Star Circuit of Champions national point leader.
Danny will be traveling with the All-Stars over Labor Day weekend – Rick Rarer Photo
Fully Injected’s, Danny Holtgraver, lead the team against the All-Stars this past Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park. The Pittsburgh native finished 4th against some of the toughest names in the business; including Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Danny Smith, and David Gravel. He, and the rest of the D4 operation, will be traveling to all three stops on the Labor Day swing. Holtgraver continues to mount an impressive campaign in 2011; as he holds a solid top five spot in Ohio Region All-Star points.
Scott Priester, Rod George, and Adam Kekich also qualified for the A-main event against the All-Star Circuit of Champions last Saturday evening. George was a top five finish contender until an early race spin would knock the Kittanning native out of contention. George would have to settle with a 14th place finish; just two spots ahead of fellow Fully Injected veteran, Scott Priester. Priester will hopefully change is recent string of bad luck and put himself back into upfront contention. Last weekend resulted in an early race tangle at Lernerville on Friday night, and engine issues on Saturday night.
Stay tuned for more all week!