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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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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“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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Max Stambaugh Satisfied With First Ever Central Pennsylvania Visit

For the first time in his career, “Mad Max” Stambaugh made the trek to Central Pennsylvania, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a three-race stretch on Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, that included visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. The pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports entry qualified for two out of three events during his first ever tour of “Posse Country,” highlighting his weekend with a charge from row nine to finish 13th at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 30.

“We’re pretty happy with our performances. It’s so tough out there. We had over 40 cars during the first two nights, 36 cars on Sunday, and just about every car signed-in on all three nights was solid,” Stambaugh said. “To go out there and qualify for races is an accomplishment in itself. We now have a pretty good foundation for Port Royal Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, so when we go back, we’ll look at our notes and hopefully improve on what we did this past weekend.”

The Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/DPI Ink Graphics/No. 33M operation will continue their 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year campaign with a return to The Keystone State. This time making appearances at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. Stambaugh, who has one top-ten finish in seven main event starts thus far in 2017 during Arctic Cat All Star competition, will enter the Western Pennsylvania doubleheader sixth in the updated Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, as well as on top of the Rookie of the Year title chase.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for taking a chance on me,” Stambaugh said. “We were a little short handed this weekend at first, but luckily a friend of mine made the all night drive on Friday to help us at Port Royal and Bedford. We’ll see what we can do this weekend. I’m excited to get to Lernerville on Friday.”

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Max Stambaugh will join All Stars in Posse Country at Williams Grove Speedway

Max Stambaugh will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year campaign this Friday through Sunday with a Central Pennsylvania triple-header. Set to compete head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse,” Stambaugh will visit three different facilities during his weekend tour of The Keystone State, each classified as half-mile ovals, with all three awarding $5,000 top prizes.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, will join the Arctic Cat All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 28; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 29; and the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, April 30. It will be Stambaugh’s first-ever appearance at all three facilities.

“We’re pretty excited to get to Pennsylvania. We know what we are up against, but that doesn’t change our game plan,” Stambaugh explained, a former two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up. “The biggest thing for us is not allowing ourselves to get frustrated. We’ll take things one step at a time; one day at a time, and just keep working to get faster.”

Max Stambaugh will enter the weekend currently tied for sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, as well as on top of the Rookie of the Year title chase. “Mad Max” has earned one top-ten finish thus far in 2017.

During recent Arctic Cat All Star competition, “Mad Max” finished 22nd at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 22. The Elida, Ohio, native kicked-off the evening with the 16th fastest time during qualifying time times, but was unable to transfer through his respective heat race. After transferring through the evening’s B-main, Stambaugh was forced to start 22nd on the feature grid, and that is where he stayed. There were 44 cars entered for action.

With no Arctic Cat All Star commitments on Friday, April 21, Stambaugh and the Ray Marshall Motorsports team made the short trip to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, to compete with the NRA “360” Sprint Invaders. Stambaugh finished sixth during the 25-lap program.

“We struggled some on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway. It was a little disappointing for us, but you have to take the bad with the good and move on,” Max Stambaugh said. “We’ll do whatever we can to get up front this weekend. I’m confident that we have the knowledge and the experience to make that happen. I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. I’m excited to see how the year unfolds.”

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Max Stambaugh Moves from 23rd to 15th During Attica’s HD Supply Spring Nationals

Despite retiring early from his heat race due to a tire issue, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender “Mad Max” Stambaugh did his best to recover, ultimately qualifying for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star main event at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, launched his HD Supply Spring Nationals effort with the 18th fastest time during qualifying time trials, eventually finishing third and transferring through the evening’s B-main after suffering from a flat tire during the opening heat race. The Elida, Ohio, native was forced to start 23rd on the main event grid, charging forward to 15th at the final checkers.

“Not exactly how we wanted things to go at Attica, but you’ll have nights like that,” Stambaugh explained. “The biggest thing for us was we didn’t give up. We kept plugging away and made the most of our situation. That won’t be the last time something unexpectedly goes wrong, but at least I know we are capable of handling anything. We’ll bounce back next weekend and do what we can to outdo that finish.”

Max Stambaugh will continue his rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday evening, April 22, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio; the lone Arctic Cat All Star program of the upcoming weekend and the final Arctic Cat All Star start in the state of Ohio during the month of April. Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will enter Wayne County Speedway gates currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

Once action at Wayne County Speedway is complete, Stambaugh will move on to a Central Pennsylvania triple-header at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 28-30.

“Ray Marshall has given me an amazing opportunity this season. I certainly want to make him and the entire team proud,” Stambaugh said. “We have a long season ahead of us. I’m confident that we have what it takes to be this year’s top rookie with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.”

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Top 10 Finish @ Atomic Speedway

Max Stambaugh qualified 2nd quick out of 39 cars at Atomic Speedway for the Arctic Cat All-Star opener. Max finished 4th in the Dash giving the Ray Marshall Motorsports’ machine an 8th place starting spot in the feature.  After making a run for the front of the pack, the tires went away and Max fell back to 8th spot. The team has had Top 10 finishes in both starts on the season.