Stambaugh Focused for All Star/Labor Day Weekend in Ohio

Leading Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender, Max Stambaugh, will enter Labor Day weekend with high hopes and big plans, working to earn not only the largest payday of his young career, but the first Arctic Cat All Star victory of his career; a feat certainly not out of the question.

Stambaugh, who is currently fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, will join “America’s Series” at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, September 2, for the Dirt Classic Ohio, followed by the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, September 3. Each event will award $10,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the Arctic Cat All Star title chase.

In addition, the pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports entry will also participate in the Attica Raceway Park Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature that was originally scheduled for June 16. The make-up program, awarding a $5,000 top prize, will be conducted before Dirt Classic Ohio competition commences.

“This is a big weekend for us. It’s a big weekend for everyone, but even bigger for us because we are still hunting for that first All Star win. Earning $10,000 while doing it would be pretty cool,” Stambaugh explained, who owns eight top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017. “We expect to be up against a great group of cars all weekend. Racing with that level only make us better. We’ve proved our potential on a lot of occasions this year, so we hope to capitalize on that on Saturday and Sunday night.”

Stambaugh will enter the weekend with a recent top-ten performance to his credit, charging from 11th to finish sixth during the Open Wheel Championships preliminary program at Atomic Speedway on Friday night, August 25. “Mad Max” earned his way into the $5,000-to-win program by finishing third during his respective heat race, all after earning the fastest qualifying time during his heat race group.

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Tyler Altmeyer
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Max Stambaugh Ends Central PA Swing with Top 10 at Susquehanna; Open Wheel Championships Next

Max Stambaugh’s visit to Central Pennsylvania with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions proved satisfactory for the leading Rookie of the Year contender, qualifying for all four contested main events, highlighting the four-race swing with a top-ten finish at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven on Sunday, August 20. “Mad Max” finished tenth, officially, during his first-ever visit to the 4/10-mile oval, advancing one position after starting 11th on the feature grid.

“We felt pretty good on Sunday at Susquehanna,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “We had our ups and downs the entire weekend, but when it was all said and done, we learned a lot and still enjoyed the experience. It’s definitely a tough place to race. We knew that going in, but we kept plugging away and did what we could to get in the shows.”

Up next, Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will prepare for their return to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The annual Open Wheel Championships will headline competition at the southern Ohio high banks, featuring two, full programs awarding $5,000 on Friday, August 25, and $10,000 on Saturday, August 26.

Stambaugh has two starts at Atomic Speedway in 2017 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, one of which resulting in a top-ten finish in early April.

In addition, the Elida, Ohio, native finished 14th during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale at Atomic in late June, charging ahead from the outside of row ten.

“We’re pretty excited to get back to Atomic,” Stambaugh explained, who is fourth in the All Star standings. “Not only do we have some moderate success there, it is a little bit closer to home, so there won’t be as much stress on myself and my team. I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for this opportunity. Despite the ups and downs, we are having a blast. I wouldn’t exchange this opportunity for anything.”

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Tyler Altmeyer
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Classic Ink USA, LLC
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Central PA Next for “Mad Max” Stambaugh

In hopes of picking up right where he left off, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Thursday evening, August 17, at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania; the first of four consecutive Arctic Cat All Star events in Central Pennsylvania.

“Central Pennsylvania is tough, but we won’t let that discourage us,” Stambaugh said. “We know what we are up against. We have nothing to lose if you really think about it. Our plan is to go out there and race as hard as we can on all four nights. If anything, this is a perfect opportunity for us to learn from the best.”

After his visit to Grandview Speedway, Stambaugh will continue his Central Pennsylvania visit with stops at Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway on August 18-20. All four events in Posse Country will award $5,000 top prizes.

Stambaugh, who finished ninth during his last Arctic Cat All Star outing at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, will enter the four race stretch fourth in the current Series driver championship, earning six top-ten finishes to date. In addition, the pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M is the leading Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender, on top of the race by over 200 markers.

 

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Tyler Altmeyer
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Classic Ink USA, LLC
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Stambaugh Earns 6th All-Star Top-ten of Season: Lebanon Valley Speedway

Continuing his impressive rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, “Mad Max” Stambaugh cruised to his sixth top-ten finish of the season, finishing 9th, this time at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, on Sunday, July 30. It was Stambaugh’s first ever visit to The Valley of Speed, his third of three starts in the state of New York during the recent weekend.

In addition to his top-ten finish, Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, finished 12th and 17th during visits to Outlaw Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway, respectively. Similar to Lebanon Valley Speedway, it was Stambaugh’s first visit to Outlaw and Orange County.

“It feels good to get back inside the top-ten. We’ve been working all season to keep our consistency on a positive level,” Stambaugh said, a former two-time NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up. “Things haven’t been easy for us this year, but luckily I’m surrounded by people who work hard and believe in what we are doing. We are learning a lot and we work to apply that knowledge during every start. We have a few weeks away from our All Star commitments. We’ll definitely use that to our advantage.”

With the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule on break until Thursday, August 17, Stambaugh’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. The tentative plan is to hit and miss local events during the next two weekends.

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Tyler Altmeyer
Public Relations/Marketing
Classic Ink USA, LLC
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