Hunter Schuerenberg after winning at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

Schuerenberg Perfect In All Stars Return To Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — For the first time since 1994, the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 invaded Jacksonville Speedway.

For Hunter Schuerenberg, the return was worth its weight in gold, perfecting the bullring’s tight quarters for the sixth All Star victory of his career, and a $6,000 top prize.

Schuerenberg banked $6,000 for winning at Jacksonville. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

“This win is really big for us. I can’t say I’ve been too happy with myself so far this year. I think the guys are starting to give me a race that I really like to drive,” Schuerenberg said. “I came into the weekend with the goal to really slow my pace down and make better decisions. Looks like that mentality is starting to pay off. This win goes out to our car owner, Tony. I know he’s had a rough few days and we’re all thinking about him.”

Schuerenberg, who now owns All Star victories in five different states including Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, commenced his winning march from the front row, forced to fend off a series of early race haymakers from Lane Racing’s Chris Windom.

Despite all attempts, Windom was left with no choice but settle for second; a great statistical pad as it was his first podium of the season.

Although it was Schuerenberg’s race to lose, the action behind the ace of the Vermeer Motorsports No. 55 was hot and heavy, as former series champion and Texas hotshoe, Aaron Reutzel, and two-time and defending series champion, Tyler Courtney, each did their best to solidify hard charger honors.

Reutzel would ultimately climb six spots to find third at the finish with Tyler Courtney advancing 11 to finish fourth. J.J. Hickle, in control of the Ohio-based Seeling Motorsports No. 97, rounded out the top five.