“Mad Max” Hard Charges for Top 10 During Arctic Cat All Star Season Finale

Max Stambaugh’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions ended on a high note. Not only did the Elida native score a top-ten finish at Eldora Speedway, but he did so in fantastic fashion; hard charging from 20th on the grid to finish tenth during a non-stop, 30-lapper. Stambaugh’s performance was solid enough to earn Hard Charger honors.

“Well, it’s over. I’m proud to say we completed our first season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,” Stambaugh said. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. It hasn’t been an easy path for us, but to come out as the leading rookie is pretty exciting. I learned a lot this season, as well as made some great connections that I can carry forward. I’m not sure what the future has planned yet, but we’ll have something finalized as soon as possible.”

Stambaugh’s final weekend of Arctic Cat All Star competition ignited officially with a visit to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on Friday, October 13. “Double Down at Mansfield,”  featuring two, full Arctic Cat All Star features, resulted in a success story for Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports, earning a 12th place performance, as well as a top-ten; seventh during the evening’s make-up feature from May 28.

“Mad Max” accumulated 13 top-ten finishes in 40 main event starts with Ray Marshall Motorsports in 2017, ending the year fourth in the final Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

“I want to take a minute to thank all of our great partners for making this season possible,” Stambaugh included. “The names on our car are the most important puzzle pieces. We had a demanding schedule this season, but none of that would have been possible without their help. My goal is to continue what I’m doing and compete with the Arctic Cat All Stars in the future. Hopefully that is the case.”

 

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders  at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1. Charged from 17th to seventh at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Finished ninth at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway on Sunday, July 30. Climbed from 11th to finish sixth during Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway on August 25. Earned top-ten finish (ninth) during Attica Raceway Park’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up feature on Saturday, September 2. Finished third during 4-Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 23. Finished sixth during action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Finished seventh at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway during May 28 make-up feature. Hard charged from 20th to finish tenth at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 14; All Star finale. Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors.

2017 Stats: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

 

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Stambaugh Will Conclude All Star Rookie Campaign With Back-to-Back Events in the Buckeye State

Wrapping up a career year for the Elida, Ohio, youngster, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will conclude his rookie season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with a two-race weekend in the Buckeye State, this time returning to familiar territory at Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14.

Three main events will be conducted during his two day trip with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; two at Mansfield Motor Speedway and one at Eldora Speedway. In addition to a full program at each stop, Mansfield Motor Speedway will also host a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for late May; “Mad Max” will start tenth.

Stambaugh will enter his final weekend of competition with “America’s Series” as the leading Rookie of the Year contender; currently fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship by accumulating 11 top-ten finishes in 37 feature starts.

“What a year. I can’t believe it is almost over,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for giving me this opportunity. We had our ups and downs, but as a rookie we expected that to happen. To enter the last weekend of action as the leading rookie is pretty special. I think we are on pace to clinch that award. I’m excited to get the weekend going.”

During recent Arctic Cat All Star competition, Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports finished sixth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, October 7. Stambaugh advanced one position during the 30-lap program, earning a spot in the $5,000-to-win dance by winning his respective heat race.

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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.

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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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