On May 30 the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) and the Bumper-To-Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Sprinters are scheduled to hook horns in the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race. After being held at Iowa’s 34 Raceway in 2019, the event makes the move to Wisconsin’s Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.
The night’s $26,000-to-win feature marks the richest Sprint Car winner’s share in Wisconsin history. Notably, the winner’s take is the second largest on the 2020 ASCoC slate. Only September’s Tuscarora 50 at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway, with a $53,000 top prize, pays more to win.
“I am honored to once again work with Tony Stewart, the All Stars, and new this year, the IRA Series to host the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race,” said Kevin Rudeen of Rayce Rudeen Foundation. “Additionally, I am happy to welcome back Speed Media who will work with the Series to promote the race and everything else that will partake during the event.
“The first Foundation race was a success. The grandstands were filled with awesome fans, the pits were lined with talented drivers, the racing was incredible, and we had an impressive podium finish in Tony Stewart, Rico Abreu, and Christopher Bell. With moving the event to Wisconsin this year, I look forward to seeing new teams and fans that will come out for the race. My family and I are so grateful and want to thank everyone for your support of the foundation and this event.”
The Rayce Rudeen Foundation is an entity that supports organizations and programs, which encourage a healthy and productive life free from addiction. In 2019, Tony Stewart pocketed the $26,000 top prize after topping the inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at 34 Raceway. The win was the richest of his Open Wheel career.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Kevin [Rudeen] and his initiatives through the Rayce Rudeen Foundation,” said Tony Stewart. “We are really excited that the All Stars have been able to be a part of this event. Wisconsin is a great sprint car market and Steve (Sinclair) does an awesome job up there. I’m looking forward to getting up to Wisconsin for this event in May. Thank you to Kevin, Steve and all the parties involved in helping us put this together.”
If needed, the rain date for the event is Thursday, July 30.