Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS – BROWNSBURG, IN – Bumping the overall tally from eight to nine, the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now consist of nine events over an 11-day span, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, will host the winged warriors on Wednesday evening, June 10.
Although not new to All Star Circuit of Champions competition like many of the facilities on the Thunder Through The Plains schedule, it has been over 30 years since the Series last left tracks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, hosting a doubleheader on March 9-10, 1990.
The Devil’s Bowl program will be the first of five consecutive nights of competition for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, continuing on with stops at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 11, Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Friday, June 12, Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, June 13, and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana, on Sunday, June 14.
With only a two-day break separating the first four events from the last five, the Thunder Through The Plains schedule will activate on Thursday, June 4, at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, followed by visits to Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Friday, June 5, Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 6, and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas, on Sunday, June 7.
Before the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires schedule can commence, the All Star Circuit of Champions must pass through Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. The two-day blockbuster, the first full-point program on the 2020 All Star schedule, will award a total winner’s share equalling $13,200; $6,600-to-win each evening.
Since announcing his plans to join the All Star Circuit of Champions for the Park Jefferson doubleheader, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, has had time to amend his upcoming schedule, ultimately extending his tour with America’s Series. The Columbus, Indiana-native will now follow the All Star Circuit of Champions during the entire Thunder Through The Plains campaign that extends through June 14.
General admission tickets for each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the ticket link below. No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the respective events.
General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275
Tickets for the events at Lawton Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, 81 Speedway, and Southern Oklahoma Speedway can be purchased through MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/tickets/.
Park Jefferson International Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center, following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.
A rain date of Sunday, May 31, may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will begin at 2 pm.
For those unable to attend the Park Jefferson doubleheader, or any other event on the 2020 All Star schedule, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform.