Max Stambaugh Scores Top 10 at Muskingum During Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Max Stambaugh’s first-ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign proved to be a success, only padding his path toward Rookie of the Year honors with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Mad Max” earned main event starts during all six contested programs, finishing as high as ninth in the running order during competition at Muskingum County Speedway on Thursday, June 22. It was Stambaugh’s third top-ten finish of the season, all aboard the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M.

On top of his top-ten performance during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Stambaugh finished 23rd at Eldora Speedway, 13th at Wayne County Speedway, 12th at Sharon Speedway, 17th at Waynesfield Raceway Park, and 14th at Atomic Speedway during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale. The Elida, Ohio, native finished eighth in the final Speedweek championship standings; one of 24 drivers to enter each and every Ohio Sprint Speedweek program.

“I can’t say enough about this team. We are having a great season. I can’t thank Ray and the entire gang enough for standing behind me and allowing me to live out my dream,” Stambaugh explained. “We’ve been racing well. Ray provides me with the equipment necessary to be competitive, and I am more than appreciative of his support. Our first win is coming soon. I hope to accomplish that feat a few times before the end of the season.”

Max Stambaugh’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1, with visits to Kokomo (IN) Speedway and Wayne County (OH) Speedway. “Mad Max” will enter the weekend fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, qualifying for 19 of the 23 main events, earning three top-ten finishes in the process.

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Tyler Altmeyer
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Classic Ink USA, LLC
Fully Injected Motorsports
All Star Circuit of Champions

Max Stambaugh Scores Top 10 Finish at Macon

Max Stambaugh’s trip west with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions turned out to be a positive experience for the Rookie of the Year contender, earning three consecutive main event starts, one of which resulting in a top-ten performance, as well as a JE Pistons Dash appearance and a heat race victory. The Elida, Ohio, native, who is currently on top of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year title chase, highlighted his weekend road trip with a ninth place finish at the “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.”

“We had a lot of fun this weekend. This was a perfect transition into Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Stambaugh explained, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./No. 33M. “We visited three tracks I’ve never seen before. To come out of that with three positive results is really motivating. I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for sticking behind me and allowing me to live out my dream. This has been the experience of a lifetime, for sure.”

Stambaugh finished 13th during A-main action on Friday evening, June 9, at Lincoln (IL) Speedway, directly followed by a ninth place finish at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Saturday, June 10; the smallest circuit on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule. “Mad Max” qualified for main event competition at the Macon, 1/5-mile oval by winning his respective heat race, outperforming former King of the West champion Carson Macedo.

Action in the Midwest concluded on Sunday evening, June 11, at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, where Stambaugh qualified for his third main event of the weekend by finishing fourth during his respective heat race. “Mad Max” went on to finish 15th during the 30-lap feature program, battling late with fellow Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Spithaler and Knoxville Raceway competitor Austin McCarl.

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will now turn their attention toward the 35th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; eight events in nine days throughout all areas of Ohio, each awarding $5,000 top prizes. The grueling Speedweek schedule is set to ignite on Friday evening, June 16, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Stambaugh will enter Speedweek fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

Max is ready to tackle Ohio Sprint Speedweek beginning Friday at Attica Raceway Park.

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Tyler Altmeyer
Public Relations/Marketing
Classic Ink USA, LLC
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All Star Circuit of Champions

“Mad Max” is Westbound; Arctic Cat All Stars Will Visit Illinois and Iowa

Continuing their rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, “Mad Max” Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will head west, this time joining “America’s Series” for a trio of programs throughout areas of Illinois and Iowa on Friday through Sunday, June 9-11.

Stambaugh, who recently teamed with Crew Chief Rick Ferkel, will visit Lincoln (IL) Speedway, Macon (IL) Speedway and 34 (IA) Raceway, respectively, during his trip west with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, continuing his chase for Rookie of the Year honors, as well as a first-ever Arctic Cat All Star main event victory.

“We’re excited to head west,” Stambaugh said. “It’s a great opportunity for our team. With all of the wet weather we’ve been having on the road, the last month or so has been pretty quiet for our team. Getting to race three times in one weekend will help us get back into a positive rhythm and build some momentum. Hopefully we can continue what we’ve been doing.”

The former two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up will enter the upcoming weekend with two recent starts during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, taking part in events at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park during a visit to Western Pennsylvania. Stambaugh qualified for each of the $5,000-to-win main events, finishing 15th at Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway on June 2, followed by a 12th place performance at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, June 3. The pair of main event starts was strong enough to keep Stambaugh on top of the Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year chase, as well as sixth in the overall championship.

“I really can’t thank Ray Marshall enough. We have our ups and downs, but we stay focused,” Stambaugh explained, driver of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine & Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “I’ve learned more this year than any of my years prior. We have a ton of potential. I think our time to be up front is coming soon.”

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Tyler Altmeyer
Public Relations/Marketing
Classic Ink USA, LLC
Fully Injected Motorsports
All Star Circuit of Champions