INDIANAPOLIS — Open wheel fans from across the Midwest will now have the privilege to experience the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions from the comfort of their own living room. Series officials are pleased to announce the addition of a television schedule, broadcast on a tape-delayed basis, that will feature six Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events from six different race tracks in three states. Race enthusiasts located in areas outside of Arctic Cat All Star scheduled territory will now have the opportunity to join in on the action, with the first scheduled broadcast set to feature competition from the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin.
“This is a huge step for our series and our competitors,” explained Tony Stewart, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “A deal like this allows our series to be viewed on a whole new level, reaching viewers in areas where we may not visit or have accessibility. It gives our drivers, teams, and sponsors the exposure that they deserve. We are excited for this opportunity and hope to expand on it in the future.”
Teaming together with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the six-race television schedule will be broadcast via the American Sports Network, expanding Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions exposure in areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana, with national potential also available. The Sinclair Broadcast Group manages over 170 stations in 32 states, reaching 7.5 million followers on social media alone. Arctic Cat All Star competition will be broadcast over many of Sinclair’s major network affiliates including FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. The six Arctic Cat All Star events have each been finalized, with exact air dates to be determined at a later time.
Events to be broadcast on the 2016 television schedule include both historical and inaugural programs, giving viewers the opportunity to engage in all areas of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign. The tape-delayed schedule will include such events as the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Eldora Speedway, the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana at Kokomo Speedway, and the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Atomic Speedway.
Tape-delayed Television Schedule:
May 21 – Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, Wisconsin – (Air Date: TBD)
May 27 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, Ohio – (Air Date: TBD)
June 25 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio – Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale – (Air Date: TBD)
July 9 – Sharon Speedway – Hartford, Ohio – Lou Blaney Memorial – (Air Date: TBD)
July 23 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana – Dirt Classic Indiana – (Air Date: TBD)
October 21/22 – Atomic Speedway – Chillicothe, Ohio – All Star Championship Finale – (Air Date: TBD)
Race fans are encouraged to stay alert for further details. Additional news and information regarding the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions television schedule will be posted in the near future. Stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com.
“I think this is something we’ve all been waiting for,” said Tony Stewart. “I’m truly excited to get started.”
-All Star Circuit of Champions Press Release
-Photo Credit: Paul Arch