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.”

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Stambaugh Rallies at Pittsburgh; New York All-Star Trip Next

After an impressive charge from 17th to seventh during I-79 Summer Shootout competition at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will now move ahead and prepare himself, as well as the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports entry, for three consecutive nights of action in New York, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 28-30, respectively.

Stambaugh, the current Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year point leader, will chase big money during his trip to The Empire State. The three-race campaign will award a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000; $5,000 at Outlaw Speedway, $10,000 at Orange County Fair Speedway, and $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

“We were excited about our run at Pittsburgh. All we need to do now is get our qualifying program dialed in a little better,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./No. 33M. “All three tracks in New York will be new to me. We are going to do our homework this week and see what we can do to be in the hunt for all three big paydays.”

In addition to his top-ten performance at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports charged from 23rd to 14th at Eriez (PA) Speedway on Friday, July 21. The Elida, Ohio, native has earned five top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017 and currently finds himself fourth in the Series driver standings.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for their support this year,” Stambaugh said. “Most of this tour is brand new to me. I’m learning a lot. Fortunately, Ray is patient and understands how demanding this deal is.”

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Western PA Triple on Deck for “Mad Max” Stambaugh

After entering Eldora Speedway’s famed Kings Royal for the first time in his career, highlighting the weekend with a B-main start on the final night of competition, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will now return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions commitments and join “America’s Series” for the second annual I-79 Summer Shootout on July 21-23; three events in three days at three different facilities.

“We had a great experience at the Kings Royal; an atmosphere unlike nothing else. I hope to be a part of that every year,” Stambaugh explained. “I think we were a lot better than where we finished. We were able to transfer through the ‘C’ and advance some positions in the ‘B’ to finish 14th. To come in there as a Kings Royal rookie and show some promise is really motivating. All we hope to do now is build some momentum on Friday and make this Western PA swing an even better experience.”

The 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout, all of which taking place in Western Pennsylvania, will feature a schedule identical to the inaugural version held in 2016. The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Eriez Speedway in Erie on Friday evening; Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial on Saturday; and Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin on Sunday. All three will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the Arctic Cat All Star championship.

Stambaugh, pilot of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/DPI Ink Graphics/No. 33M, is currently fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, also leading the Rookie of the Year chase on the strength of four top-ten finishes in 21 main event starts.

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“Mad Max” Stambaugh Back in the Top 10

Top Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender Max Stambaugh will continue his 2017 season with a visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; his second of two visits during the Arctic Cat All Star schedule, this time chasing high honors during the Ninth Annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 8.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, will enter the weekend with a pair of recent top-ten finishes to his credit, one of which during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. “Mad Max” started tenth on the Wayne County Speedway starting grid and finished ninth, automatically qualifying for the $5,000-to-win program by winning his respective heat race.

“Mad Max” finished seventh during an Ohio Sprint Car Series start at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, July 2, eventually charging forward from row 11.

“We had a pretty good weekend. I’m lucky enough to have a team that works hard and never gives up,” Stambaugh explained. “Our July schedule is really busy, especially with our All Star commitments. We’ve proven that we have the potential to be up front. I have a great car owner who believes in me and I have a great group of guys who dedicate a lot of time at the track and in the garage. I think we have a great shot at being one of the teams contending for a win this weekend at Sharon Speedway.”

“Mad Max” Stambaugh will enter the upcoming weekend not only as the top Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender, but also fifth in the overall championship standings. The Elida, Ohio, native has earned four top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017, qualifying for a total of 20 main events.

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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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