Stambaugh Earns All Star Podium During 4-Crown Nationals

A start that resulted in the highest finish of his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie campaign, “Mad Max” Stambaugh joined “America’s Series” at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track on Saturday evening, finishing third, officially, during the 36th running of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora (OH) Speedway.

The pilot of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports entry started fourth on the main event grid and moved ahead to battle for second with Bryan Nuckles for much of the 25-lap, $5,000-to-win main event before settling for the final podium position. Bettering most of the 43 entries, Stambaugh earned his main event starting spot by finishing second during his respective heat race.

Stambaugh’s top-five performance at The Big E also raised his top-ten count to ten on the season, still on pace for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year honors.

“We really needed that. I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for sticking behind us,” Stambaugh said, driver of the Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/DPI Ink Graphics/No. 33M. “Things haven’t been the best for us the last few weeks, but those bad spells happen. We are a young team with a limited amount of experience. Eldora Speedway is a track where my comfort level is higher than most. We were able to put together a solid evening and get on the podium. The schedule doesn’t have a lot left on it, but we get to come back to Eldora in a few weeks. We’ll put our notes to work and attempt to do one better when we return.”

Max Stambaugh’s 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will not continue until Saturday evening, October 7, when the Series revisits Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. “Mad Max” and the Arctic Cat All Stars have made four prior appearances at Wayne County Speedway in 2017, most recently on September 3 when Stambaugh finished 17th during the Pete Jacobs Memorial. The former NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up will enter his October visit to Orrville fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship.

Courtesy Of:

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

Stambaugh Enjoys First Tuscarora

Despite results reading otherwise, Max Stambaugh’s visit to Port Royal (PA) Speedway for the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 was a positive experience. The two-day program, comprised of two, full Arctic Cat All Star events including the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000, featured not only the Arctic Cat All Stars and Pennsylvania’s finest, but also a handful of national invaders. Stambaugh represented the Arctic Cat All Star fan base well, and although he was forced to use a Series provisional to start the 50-lap finale, much was learned over the course of the two days.

“It was a long weekend, but an enjoyable weekend. Anytime you have the opportunity to race with some of the best in the world, you have to take advantage of it. Our results lacked some, but we learned a lot and that is what’s most important,” Max Stambaugh explained. “Our notebook is a little thin when it comes to racing on big half-miles, but that keeps changing. We keep building on what we already know. It takes time. This is my first or second time visiting a lot of these places. We’ll get to where we need to be soon.”

Furthering a trend of Arctic Cat All Star starts in Central Pennsylvania, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will continue his 2017 rookie campaign with “America’s Series” with another trip to the Keystone State; this time paying a visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway near Selinsgrove, as well as the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford. The September 16-17 road trip will be headlined with the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $8,000 at Selinsgrove; the final event on the track’s 2017 schedule.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for these opportunities,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “We’ve been having a lot of fun this year. We don’t have a lot of season left. I hope to make the last few weeks count.”

Courtesy Of:

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

Stambaugh Rallies for Top 10 During Ohio Sprint Speedweek Make-up Feature; Posse Country Invasion Ahead

Concluding a Labor Day weekend schedule that consisted of three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main events at two different Ohio facilities, “Mad Max” Stambaugh ended the long, holiday weekend with one top-ten finish, rallying from the outside of row six to finish ninth during Attica Raceway Park’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature on Saturday, September 2. It was Stambaugh’s ninth top-ten finish of the 2017 season during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

In addition to his top-ten performance at the Attica high banks, Stambaugh also qualified for the $10,000-to-win, Pete Jacobs Memorial program at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, September 3. The Elida, Ohio, native was scored 17th; there were 33 teams entered for action.

“The weekend could have went a little better,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “I think we have the potential to be inside the top-ten every night, but things don’t always go as planned. Regardless, I’m thankful for this opportunity. Ray Marshall gives me the opportunity to live out my dream. We’ve been having a blast this year. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

The top Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender will now pack shop and head east; ready to join the notorious Pennsylvania Posse in Central PA for back-to-back nights of competition at the legendary Port Royal Speedway. The 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 will headline competition at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile during the upcoming weekend, complete with two, full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions programs, concluding with the 50-lap, $50,000-to-win, Tuscarora 50 finale on Saturday evening, September 9. The weekend will activate officially on Friday, September 8, with the annual Night Before The 50 preliminary program awarding $5,000.  Stambaugh qualified for main event competition during his most recent visit to the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” finishing 19th, officially, during the Keith Kauffman Classic in late April.

Courtesy Of:

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