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Monday, June 20, 2016

Dale Blaney Charges from Row Seven to Win Round Three of Speedweek at Millstream

Photo: Dale Blaney receiving a hug from his daughter Leah in Millstream Speedway victory lane - Vince Vellella Photo Credit)

Dale Blaney Charges from Row Seven to Win Round Three of Speedweek at Millstream,

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Continues Monday at Wayne County Speedway

FINDLAY, Ohio (June 19, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney broke through and earned his first Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of the 2016 season on Sunday evening in Findlay, Ohio, advancing 12 positions in 30 laps to win at Millstream Speedway. For Blaney, the victory was his fifth of the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising is career win total to 132. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No. 1 started 13th on the feature grid, taking command from Chad Kemenah on lap 21.

“We had a pretty good start which kinda set up our progress,” explained Dale Blaney. “We’ve won some races here before when the track cleans off like this. We haven’t really been struggling as of lately, but we haven’t really been consistently fast night in and night out. Tonight we were able to show speed from start to finish. George had the car right where it needed to be. We’ve been searching around quite a bit lately, not sure what we’re missing. This is a big turnaround for us. Happy to be here.”

Dale Blaney started his impressive charge to the front of the field right from the start, making his first appearance inside the top-three just before the midpoint of the main event. The Hartford, Ohio, native worked into the runner-up position by lap 15, setting up an eventual battle with race leader Chad Kemenah. By lap 20, Blaney worked to the back bumper of Kemenah, driving by the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H on lap 21. A late caution on lap 28 proved to be no distraction for the defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, holding on the last three circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. Chad Kemenah finished second, followed by Kyle Larson for a third straight podium finish.

“The good thing about Ohio Sprint Speedweek is there is always tomorrow,” said Dale Blaney. “This is a great booster into tomorrow for when we head over to Wayne County Speedway, as well as a great booster for the rest of the week. I’ve said it a hundred times, but I can’t thank this entire team enough for what they do for me. We’ll work to do this again tomorrow.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign with round four on Monday evening, June 20, this time visiting the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at the Orrville oval in 2016, holding off Indiana native Parker Price-Miller and Aussie invader James McFadden.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoon, June 20. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Millstream Speedway - Sunday, June 19, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #3
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.645 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sean Zemunik - 15.402 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stuart Brubaker
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chris Andrews
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Dean Jacobs
JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: T.J. Michael (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Jamie Veal
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.402; 2.21-Cap Henry, 15.407; 3.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.458; 4.40-Caleb Helms, 15.481; 5.11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.634; 6.7-Joe Swanson, 15.638; 7.57X-Andrew Palker, 15.682; 8.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.711; 9.49-Tim Shaffer, 15.764; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 15.829; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.857; 12.51-Roger Campbell, 15.882; 13.09x-Carson Macedo, 15.883; 14.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.027; 15.23c-Tyler Courtney, 16.132; 16.71-Jamie Veal, 16.159; 17.60-Kory Crabtree, 16.167; 18.11N-Randy Hannagan, 16.261; 19.17W-Bryan Clauson, 16.275; 20.1-Dale Blaney, 16.288; 21.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.330; 22.73-Chris Andrews, 16.347; 23.49D-Shawn Dancer, 16.368; 24.96AU-Bruce White, 16.435; 25.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 16.575; 26.12-Daniel Harding, 16.584; 27.4K-Kody Kinser, 16.704; 28.4-Kasey Kahne, 16.745; 29.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.777; 30.4S-Danny Smith, 16.803; 31.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 16.810; 32.5-Byron Reed, 16.940; 33.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 16.940; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 16.985; 35.57-Kyle Larson, 17.027; 36.91-Cale Thomas, 17.030; 37.9-Jordan Ryan, 17.052; 38.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.056; 39.97-Dean Jacobs, 17.122; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.165; 41.8M-TJ Michael, 17.168; 42.24-Rico Abreu, 17.376; 43.2-Parker Price-Miller, 17.465; 44.25AU-Jack Lee, 17.523; 45.38-DJ Foos, 17.835; 46.O7-Jacob Wilson, 17.902; 47.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 17.934;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

21-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[10] ; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[4] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 7-Joe Swanson[1]
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 23c-Tyler Courtney[6] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[5] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[11] ; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[10] ; 12. 25AU-Jack Lee[12]
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

73-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 4-Kasey Kahne[6] ; 5. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[8] ; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[11] ; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser[5]
Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[8] ; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[10] ; 10. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 11. 38-DJ Foos[9]
Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8]
C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 4S-Danny Smith[2] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[9] ; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[8] ; 7. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[12] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[3] ; 12. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 13. 38-DJ Foos[11]
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

09x-Carson Macedo[5] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[16] ; 5. 51-Roger Campbell[4] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[15] ; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 10. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[12] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[13] ; 12. 49D-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[1] ; 14. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 15. 7-Joe Swanson[2] ; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser[14]
A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1-Dale Blaney[13] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 57-Kyle Larson[9] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[15] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[12] ; 7. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[14] ; 10. 71-Jamie Veal[23] ; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan[22] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[25] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 14. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 16. 91-Cale Thomas[20] ; 17. 70-Danny Holtgraver[17] ; 18. 09x-Carson Macedo[21] ; 19. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 22. 60-Kory Crabtree[18] ; 23. 4-Kasey Kahne[16] ; 24. 5-Byron Reed[24] ; 25. 21-Cap Henry[3]
Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/19/2016):
1. Kyle Larson: 440
2. Chad Kemenah: 432
3. Dale Blaney: 408
4. Travis Philo: 402
5. Cale Thomas: 392
6. Lee Jacobs: 392
7. Dean Jacobs: 392
8. Sheldon Haudenschild: 386
9. Jamie Veal: 386
10. Tim Shaffer: 384

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/19/2016):
1. Dale Blaney: 1928
2. Chad Kemenah: 1898
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 1768
4. Cap Henry: 1704
5. T.J. Michael: 1704
6. Lee Jacobs: 1692
7. Danny Holtgraver: 1674
8. Kraig Kinser: 1638
9. Caleb Helms: 1590
10. Andrew Palker: 1484

About Cometic Gasket:

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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