BROWNSBURG, Ind. – It has been nearly three weeks since Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competed.
The traveling aces are ready to get back on track and will hit the road this weekend for a doubleheader in Michigan and Indiana.
Led by defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder and current series point leader Aaron Reutzel, the traveling All Stars will kick-off the weekend on Friday night with a visit to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. Not stopping there, the series will venture roughly two and a half hours south for a one night stand at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Saturday.
Incidentally, the visits to Michigan and Indiana, respectively, will be a first and only for Tony Stewart’s All Stars in 2019. In addition, each round will award $5,000 top prizes.
Joining Reutzel on the All Star campaign trail will be a stout contingent of Series full-timers including six-time champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, who trails Reutzel by eight markers in the driver title chase. Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason will also be in attendance, as well as Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson, Gerard McIntyre, Skylar Gee and George Hobaugh.
Although series full-timers experienced a break from All Star commitments, most did not take any time off. In fact, the All Star Circuit of Champions were represented well during the 59th running of the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. Reutzel, Eliason and McMahan each qualified for A-Main competition at Knoxville Raceway with Reutzel leading representation with a fifth place performance. Eliason and McMahan finished 13th and 20th, respectively.