Tech Official Eric Walls to become All Star Series Director in 2019
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 13, 2018) - After serving four seasons as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Technical Director, Central Pennsylvania transplant Eric Walls will now switch roles and takeover Series Director duties, effective immediately.
Walls, who joined the All Star staff as Technical Director just after Tony Stewart purchased the Series in 2015, will bring experience and passion to the director's chair in 2019, hoping to utilize prior experiences to lead the All Star Circuit of Champions down a path of success.
"It is an honor to be promoted to this role. I'm confident I can do my part in representing the Series at the highest level," Eric Walls explained, who will head race day operations for the All Star Circuit of Champions including race control. "I've had the privilege of being able to surround myself with great people, as well as a great organization. They believe in me and my abilities and I am more than excited to get started."
In addition to his experience as Technical Director for the All Star Circuit of Champions - the head of pre-race technical inspection, as well as an on-track assistant to race control - Walls has been an active consultant to much of the sprint car world, helping administer premier events such as the Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.
With only the annual award ceremony left on the 2018 calendar, the All Star Circuit of Champions will activate their 2019 campaign with a trip to the Sunshine State. Tentative Florida plans include visiting Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, as well as Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, each during the early weeks of February.
The season will kick-start officially on January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. 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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.
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