Kemenah Earns UNOH All Star Finale Win

Rossburg, Ohio (October 10, 2015) – Despite losing the top spot to 2015 UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney just before the halfway mark, Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah persevered and charged back around the “Low Rider” for his second UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event win of the 2015 season. Kemenah, who swept the UNOH All Star portion of the UNOH Sprintacular program on Saturday night, October 10, at Eldora Speedway, now has 29 career UNOH All Star main event wins and will officially end his 2015 UNOH All Star campaign third in the final championship standings.

“I just need to thank my car owner and everyone who helps me” said Chad Kemenah, “I’m really speechless right now. I’ve been so mentally beat up this year. We tried to reinvent the tire for at least six months and all we figured out is that it is still round. I can’t thank (Brian Kemenah) enough. He works his butt off.”

Chad Kemenah and “The King” Steve Kinser brought the 24 starters to “green” on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Kemenah took the early advantage and maintained the top spot for the first 13 circuits, reaching the back of the pack by lap five. Dale Blaney, who worked into the runner-up position after the initial start, chased Kemenah through traffic, eventually working under the Hunter Racing machine on lap 14. The field was halted for the first time on lap 19 for Sheldon Haudenschild who found himself upside-down in turn four.

Green flag conditions returned with Dale Blaney back on point. Kemenah chased the six-time UNOH All Star champion and made a bid to retake the top spot on lap 22 and succeeded. Despite one last caution and a late race charge by Blaney, Kemenah held on and led the last eight circuits to receive the final checkered flags of the 2015 UNOH All Star season.

“When I got passed, it made me mad” said Kemenah, “I’m tired of losing. I just need to get back up on the wheel and get after it; win it or wear it. Hopefully this means we are going to win some more because we still have some racing to do.”

Dale Blaney held on to finish second during the 30-lap, UNOH Sprintacular main event after starting on the inside of row two. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, was officially awarded his sixth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title following the UNOH Sprintacular program.

“I just want to thank my car owners and sponsors for what they do for me” said Dale Blaney, “This was a great year, but really, really disappointed how it ended tonight. Chad (Kemenah) has had a great car the last few weeks. I probably made a few mistakes that cost us this race, but overall, we are really, really happy.”

Steve Kinser, Tim Shaffer and a “hard charging” Rico Abreu completed the UNOH Sprintacular top-five. Abreu started 22nd and rallied 17 positions to secure himself inside the top five.

Contingency Awards/Results – 2015 Season Finale/Eldora Speedway – Saturday, October 10:
Entrants: 42

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah – 12.841 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Wagner

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Greg Wilson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Tim Shaffer

JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Steve Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith

 

A Feature 1 (1 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[22]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner[5]; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8]; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[14]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[11]; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks[9]; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson[15]; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[16]; 16. 11N-Randy Hannagan[17]; 17. 49-Tanner Thorson[10]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[20]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[23]; 20. 25J-Jimmy Seger[19]; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[26]; 22. 19-Chris Andrews[24]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21]; 24. 2L-Logan Forler[18]; 25. 4-Danny Smith[25]; 26. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr[13]

 

B Feature 1 (1 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree[4]; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[8]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[19]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[5]; 9. 4H-Tracy Hines[7]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[9]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 12. 71M-Paul May[14]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 15. 38-Jared Horstman[18]; 16. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]; 17. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20]; 18. 85-Mike Terry Jr.[22]; 19. 53W-Bill Wirth[21]; 20. 6-Bill Rose[17]; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[12]; 22. 4-Danny Smith[11]

 

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[10]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[2]; 6. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 21-Cap Henry[9]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[8]; 10. 49-Tanner Thorson[6]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[12]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson[3]; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[6]; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8]; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[9]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[5]; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[6]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7]; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8]; 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr.[9]

 

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Logan Wagner[1]; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3]; 4. 25J-Jimmy Seger[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree[6]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7]

 

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[5]; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

 

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[3]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 5. 71M-Paul May[6]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 8. 6-Bill Rose[8]

 

Qualifying 1 (1 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.841; 2. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.032; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.056; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson, 13.060; 5. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.087; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.099; 7. 21-Cap Henry, 13.117; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.156; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.191; 10. 2L-Logan Forler, 13.198; 11. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.223; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.226; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.270; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.271; 15. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.279; 16. 8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.280; 17. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 18. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr, 13.287; 19. 25J-Jimmy Seger, 13.353; 20. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.377; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.397; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.417; 23. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.422; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 13.428; 25. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.431; 26. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.438; 27. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.460; 28. 9X-Cole Duncan, 13.468; 29. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.479; 30. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.495; 31. 4-Danny Smith, 13.495; 32. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.496; 33. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.561; 34. 71M-Paul May, 13.575; 35. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.589; 36. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.630; 37. 6-Bill Rose, 13.643; 38. 38-Jared Horstman, 13.732; 39. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 40. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.970; 41. 53W-Bill Wirth, 13.977; 42. 85-Mike Terry Jr., 14.736

 

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About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.  The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).