UPDATE #5 - FACT - (1-28-15 @ 7:30 am CST) - It is now official. National Speed Sport News released the information this morning. Tony Stewart did buy the All-Stars as well as the Renegade Sprints and will both run under the All-Star banner. The link to the rest of the story on the NSSN press release doesn't work so I can't read the rest of the story. I will post more later.
UPDATE #4 - STRONG RUMOR - (1-26-15 @ 8:25 pm CST) - I've been told that the Renegades did have a meeting last Saturday to discuss what is going on in sprint car racing in Ohio, specifically the All-Stars and Renegades. The group was told that not much can be said until Tony Stewart and Roger Slack make the announcement regarding the purchase of the All-Stars. I do know (or my sources do know) that the Renegade Sprint Series will be blended in with the All-Stars in some way or fashion. From what I hear, the announcement is very close to being released...as stated previously. It appears that making sure the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed on the paperwork is what is keeping the announcement from being released....thanks to Guy Webb. So, all is looking up for the future of the All-Stars.
UPDATE #3 - STRONG RUMOR - (1-22-15 @ 10:25 am CST) - I've been told that the Renegade Sprint organization is calling a driver meeting to inform them of what is going on with the series as well as with the All-Stars. With the purchase of the All-Stars comes a reunification between the two series. Along with that, I was told last night that Brad McCown (owner/promoter of Atomic Speedway) has switched the seven Renegade sprint shows back to three All-Star shows. It is looking more and more like this split will be resolved before the racing season begins in Ohio...still hearing this will most likely be finalized after the All-Star shows in Florida.
UPDATE #2 - STRONG RUMOR - (1-20-15 @ 5:00 pm CST) - Here is what I know, what I think I know, or what I've been told by sources. The All-Stars (Guy Webb) are in negotiations to sell the series to Tony Stewart Racing. I've been told everything from the deal is done to negotiations are ongoing. Sources state with TSR buying the series, there will be efforts to work with the newly formed Renegade Sprint Series to some degree. This deal may not become official until after the February race dates down in Florida, where the All-Stars start off their season. I'm being told to look for a press release from Roger Slack in the near future.
I always get a little skeptical about things when Tony Stewart's name is involved. Race fans think that Stewart is the savior of all tracks/series with problems and the only rumor to come true was the Eldora purchase. With that said, I have a couple of really good sources for this information....guess we will see before long.
UPDATE #1 - STRONG RUMOR - (1-16-15 @ 7:25 am CST) - I received word that the sale of the All-Stars has been finalized. My source didn't know who the new owner(s) are but this will be announced shortly.
STRONG RUMOR - (12-31-14 @ 8:40 am CST) - In light of the remarks made by current All-Star Circuit of Champions owner, Guy Webb, I'm hearing that there is a serious offer on the table to buy the series.