Jac Haudenschild holds of Lee Jacobs for thrilling All Star win at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It’s hard to believe in his hall of fame career Jac Haudenschild has only won one feature at Attica Raceway Park. “The Wild Child” added a second Friday in dramatic fashion, holding off Lee Jacobs to score his 31st career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 win during the Core & Main Spring Nationals Presented by Fisher Performance.

The 40-lap feature saw five lead changes at the start finish line with numerous other top spot swaps elsewhere around the one-third mile oval. Wooster, Ohio’s Haudenschild first battled Max Stambaugh the first third of the race, then swapped the lead with Carson Macedo throughout the middle stages. When Macedo’s night ended with a flat tire with six laps to go, Jacobs was next up to challenge Haudenschild the remaining six laps. When the checkers flew Haudenschild’s margin of victory was only 0.144 seconds. Ironically Haudenschild battled Lee Jacobs’ father Kenny on the World of Outlaws trail for many years. And just as strange – Haudenschild, who is known to race the extreme high line of a track, accomplished the win utilizing the very bottom groove.

“The car felt good. The guys had the car going good. Lee got up there and the 3G (Macedo) was up there and it was some good racing. You don’t like to see a restart there at the end of the race but I knew Lee..he’s like his old man, he’s really good on the bottom of the race track. He did a hell of a job. Carson is fun to race with. I watched him get started out in California when I was out there and he’s a heck of a driver too and he’s going to when a lot of races,” said Haudenschild beside his Southern Pacific Farms/Whistle Stop Bar & Grill/Finzer Farm/Ron Jacobs Trucking backed #3.

“I can’t remember the last time I won here. I have to thank Bonzai (Bruns) and Zach Ames…I couldn’t win a race without those guys,” Haudenschild added.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown saw his late model literally cut in half over the winter for repairs and adjustments. It took a week of racing but the crew and driver finally figured out what the new chassis needed and Drown drove to his 24th career win at Attica in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models.

“This is the car I drove last year and we cut it right in half. My dad and uncle redid the whole rear clip. It’s pretty good it’s just the notes from last year don’t matter. We kind of reinvented the wheel here. It feels good to get the win. Charlie told me what he thought we needed for adjustments and we did it and it worked really well,. I want to thank Leroy Hall, Keith Berner and Brent are doing a great job on the shocks, Hoosier Tire, Malcuit Racing Engines, said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales/Wooster Glass/Kar Connection/EFCO/Accu-Force backed #240.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver took the lead of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature on the second lap and survived a late race caution to score his 44th career Attica victory. The win for the defending track champion keeps him atop the division’s all-time win list.

“This was one of those tracks where the harder you ran the slower you got. You needed to slow down to go fast. I want to thank Bob Hampshire. If it wasn’t for him…we were on the verge of going some where else and Bob stepped up. I want to thank Daniel and my wife and all my sponsors,” said Weaver of his Hampshire Engines/M&L Excavating/Seagate Sandblasing/Miller Rigging/Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.

Haudenschild and Stambaugh brought the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature with Haudenschild utilizing the bottom groove to grab the lead over Stambaugh, Macedo, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Craig Mintz and Spencer Bayston. Jacobs moved into fourth on the second lap while Helms, Bayston and Mintz battled hard for fifth. Action ground to a halt with four laps scored when Ryan Broughton tipped over in turn four. On the ensuing restart Haudenschild maintained a slight lead over Stambaugh and Macedo while the action really heated up for fourth involving Jacobs, Helms and Mintz.

By lap 10 Stambaugh, the 2017 All Star rookie of the year, really closed on Haudenschild as the leaders prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic. Macedo also used the lapped cars and blasted into second on lap 13 just as the caution flew. On the restart Macedo raced to Haudenschild’s outside with Jacobs driving into third on lap 16. Macedo took the top spot utilizing the high side of turn two to lead lap 17 but Haudenschild fought back to his inside and regained the top spot two laps later. Macedo regained the lead on lap 23 and when the leaders found lapped traffic again with 14 laps to go it was now a four car battle up front with Macedo, Haudenschild, Stambaugh and Jacobs.

Macedo held off Haudenschild until lap 32 when he surrendered the lead as his right rear tire began to lose air pressure. Two laps later and Macedo’s tire let go, bringing out the caution and for the second year in a row at the Spring Nationals ending the California driver’s bid for a win with heart-break as his motor expired the previous year after leading late.

Haudenschild got a great restart over Jacobs, Mintz and Stambaugh but Jacobs began to reel in the leader with three circuits remaining. Jacobs tried to force Haudenschild off the bottom but the veteran kept his line and took the win. Jacobs, Mintz, Stambaugh and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah completed the top five.

Nick Kurtz and Travis Stemler brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature but a multi-car crash necessitated a complete restart. Stemler gained the upper hand when the green flew again with Kurtz, Drown, Eric Spangler, Dan Wallace and Chad Finley giving chase. Drown drove into second on lap five and took the lead a circuit later and began pulling away. Behind him though it was a great race for second between Stemler, Kurtz, Spangler, Finley and Devin Shiels.

Spangler was finally able to secure second on lap 11 and as Drown encountered lapped traffic with eight laps to go Spangler quickly closed. Finley brought out the caution on lap 21 to set up a four lap shoot-out. Drown hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win while Spangler held off Kurtz, Stemler and Shiels rounded out the top five.

In the 305 sprint A-main Weaver and Luke Griffith paced the field with Griffith gaining the advantage at the drop of the green. Weaver drove to the top spot on lap two and steadily pulled away. Griffith ran solidly in second with John Ivy, Matt Foos, Kyle Capodice, Bobby Clark and Tyler Street giving chase. Weaver encountered lapped traffic by lap 11 but picked his way through. Foos drove from fourth to second in lapped traffic on lap 17 and began eating away at Weaver’s lead.

With five laps to go Foos was chopping off three tenths of a second from Weaver’s lead when the only caution flew with four circuits remaining. Weaver got an excellent restart and drove away for the win over Foos, Ivy, Capodice and Clark.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 4 for The Adkins Group/AmeriGas Night with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics making it’s debut at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant. It will be the first night of the Attica/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will also make their first appearance of the year.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park – Friday, April 20, 2018:
Core & Main Spring Nationals
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.717; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.721; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.853; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.906; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.962; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.23; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.247; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.465; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.571; 10. 23-Chase Baker, 13.79

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.555; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.559; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.749; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.9; 5. 4L-Cap Henry, 13.003; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.01; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.046; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.195; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.589; 10. 27B-Boston Mead, 13.898

Group (C)
1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.722; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.836; 3. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.994; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.031; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.059; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.2472; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.25; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.445; 9. 11-Max McGhee, 99; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., NT

Group (D)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.525; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.793; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.924; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.018; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.176; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.218; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.255; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.284; 9. 17H-Jared Horstman, 13.397

Group (E)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.667; 2. 13-Bryan Sebetto, 12.965; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.052; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.191; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.267; 6. 51-John Garvin, 13.466; 7. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.669; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.765; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.799

Heat #1 – Group (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 23-Chase Baker [10]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 27B-Boston Mead [10]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [5]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 11-Max McGhee [9]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 17H-Jared Horstman [9]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]

Heat #5 – Group (E) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 13-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 5X-Justin Peck [7]; 3. 27B-Boston Mead [9]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 11-Max McGhee [5]; 6. 23-Chase Baker [8]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [10]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [3]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [11]; 11. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [3]; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [11]; 8. 17H-Jared Horstman [14]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [13]; 11. 5X-Justin Peck [18]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 16. 23X-DJ Foos [6]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison [16]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [6]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [12]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [10]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [14]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 14. 13-Bryan Sebetto [15]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [24]; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 17. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [20]; 19. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [23]; 21. 51-John Garvin [25]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton [16]; 26. 16-Chris Andrews [26]
Hard Charger: 7K-Cale Conley +9

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 10. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 9. 09-Justin Adams[3]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[11] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 13. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 15. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 16. 13-Jeremy Duposki[19] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[18] ; 18. 20B-Cody Bova[16] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[14]
Hard Charger: 47-Matt Lucius +4

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 240-Doug Drown[6] ; 2. 79-Nick Kurtz[8] ; 3. 39-Hillard Miller[2] ; 4. 11*-Kyle Moore[1] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. X3-Dan Wallace[2] ; 2. 10-Brett Miller[1] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[4] ; 4. 69W-Jeff Warnick[7] ; 5. 17-Jeff Geis[5] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[8] ; 7. 06-Jake Rendel[6] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[3]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[3] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[8] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 79M-Kory Maurice[6] ; 8. 006-Jarrett Rendel[4]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 42-Chad Finley[4] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 5. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 7. 18-Michael Amick[2]

B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 69-John Mayes Jr.[5] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[14] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 17-Jeff Geis[2] ; 8. 18-Michael Amick[12] ; 9. 6-Jimmie Ward[9] ; 10. 42*-Bob Mayer[6] ; 11. 006-Jarrett Rendel[15] ; 12. 79M-Kory Maurice[11] ; 13. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 14. 06-Jake Rendel[10] ; 15. 69R-Doug Baird[13]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[8] ; 3. 79-Nick Kurtz[1] ; 4. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[15] ; 7. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 8. 11*-Kyle Moore[13] ; 9. 5M-Ryan Markham[19] ; 10. 39-Hillard Miller[7] ; 11. 1N-Casey Noonan[17] ; 12. 10-Brett Miller[12] ; 13. 28-Kent Brewer[9] ; 14. 69-John Mayes Jr.[20] ; 15. 42-Chad Finley[6] ; 16. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 17. 44-Matt Shipley[10] ; 18. 69W-Jeff Warnick[14] ; 19. 71-Dave Hornikel[16] ; 20. 77-Steve Kester[18]
Hard Charger: 5M-Ryan Markham +10

Weld Racing wheels on board Brad Doty Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Contact: Rex LeJeune

419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio – Weld Racing has long been an innovator when it comes to, well, making the racing world go round and round. Weld Racing wheels have been providing strength and delivering on performance for 50 years and now has come on board as the marketing partner for the Last Chance Showdown during the 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics.

The 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics hits the track at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 10 (rain date of Wednesday, July 11) featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world. The 2017 Brad Doty Classic had 58 drivers compete for the $10,000 top prize, the largest single day car count of the season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“Weld Racing is an icon in sprint car racing and I’m excited they have become a part of the Brad Doty Classic. Having the legendary Weld name affiliated with our event means a lot to me because I can still remember buying my first set of Weld Wheels and proudly putting their decal on the roll cage of my sprint car,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the race.

The Weld Racing Last Chance Showdown is exactly what the name implies – the last chance for the night’s competitors to race their way into the $10,000-to-win A-main.

This year will mark the 14th consecutive season the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series have sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 22 different winners in the 27 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale at every event at Attica Raceway Park leading up to the event and are $35. You can also purchase advanced seating by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page or at the World of Outlaws site at www.woosprint.com/schedule/2018 and click on “buy tickets” to the right of the Brad Doty Classic date (July 10).

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

ABOUT WELD RACING

Founded in a Kansas City garage in 1967, WELD was the result of a relentless pursuit of speed, durability and safety. Highly successful Sprint Car driver Greg Weld was unable to find the right combination of strength and performance in wheels that were being made, so he decided to make his own.

Fifty years later, a lot has changed but the values of WELD remain. Our production facility is less than a mile from Pappy Weld’s Speed Shop where Greg’s race cars were built, and his passion for performance continues to fuel the company today. Innovation lives on in our industry leading products and relentless pursuit of speed and strength.

In 2014, WELD acquired CCW, a sports car wheel company founded on the need for a better road racing wheel. Today, CCW is known as a leader in forged road race and tuner street wheels.

WELD became a manufacturer of carbon fiber wheels in 2015 through the acquisition of off road carbon wheel pioneer, HiPer Technology. WELD was able to develop HiPer into a diversified provider of technology based performance wheels across a wider range of ATV and UTV customers.

In early 2017, WELD merged with the MOMO Automotive Group to form one of the industry’s largest high performance and motorsports powerhouses. These two motorsports based companies combine to have one of largest portfolios of performance and motorsports brands, including: MOMO, WELD Racing, MOMO Heritage, ADV.1, WELD XT, Driven Motorsports, CCW Forged Performance, Reds, HiPer Technology and Tikore.

For more information about Weld Racing and their products go to www.weldwheels.com

Brad Doty Classic Winners

Started at Attica Raceway Park
1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland Motorsports Park
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved back to Attica Raceway Park
2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017- David Gravel

Brubaker bests stout field for 410 Attica opener; Schlenk makes long tow pay off in late models; Clark gets birthday 305 win

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
 
By Brian Liskai
 
ATTICA, Ohio – Stuart Brubaker showed a stout field of 410 c.i. sprint cars even teams with very little funding can win. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver took the lead on lap 11 of the 30-lap feature and powered to the victory on opening night at Attica Raceway Park Friday on Whiteford Kenworth, Construction Equipment & Supply, Merrill Lynch Night.
 
Brubaker, a former 305 c.i. sprint track champion at Attica and the track’s 410 rookie of the year in 2012, got close to a win a few weeks ago at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio before settling for second. Friday at Attica he used a restart on lap 11, executing a perfect slider to take the lead and then picked his way through lapped traffic late for his sixth career Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints Division win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue.
 
“I knew I had to get him on that restart. It was kind of follow the leader down in three and four. I found some stuff in the middle and I felt him tap me so I knew it was kind of close but I had to do what I had to do. I have to thank the guys that worked all winter…Ron, Josh, Gressman Powersports, Dave Story Equipment, KS Sales and Service, Pit Stop, Finish Line Fuels….if it wasn’t for those guys we couldn’t be here,” Brubaker said.
 
“I slowed up a little when we got to lapped cars and I didn’t hear anyone. I had a couple of opportunities in traffic I had to take but I didn’t want to push the issue too much and tear up a new car,” he added.
 
McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk has committed to running for rookie of the year honors with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series but when their race in Illinois rained out Friday afternoon, the crew hurried to Attica to compete with the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and it paid off. In a thrilling battle throughout the 25 lap affair, Schlenk took the lead on lap 13 and held off Eric Spangler and Ryan Markham for his 24th career win at Attica, leading all drivers in the division.
 
“We definitely found out how fast the rig would go today. They cancelled at two o’clock and we left at 2:15 and we got here right around eight. I was nervous we weren’t going to make the heat but we made it in time,” said Schlenk, a two time and defending national UMP champion. “This CJ Rayburn car is awesome and I have to thank Buckeye Concrete Coatings, Tyler Bork for sticking behind me and giving me a great race car.
 
Schlenk, who picked up an open win a few weeks ago in Mississippi, nearly gave the race away a few times, jumping the cushion in turns three and four.
 
“There was a huge hole getting into three and I couldn’t figure out how to get around it the first few laps of the race. When you’re running three wide for the lead you’re kind of stuck where you’re at. I got pushed up high there and that’s where I was stuck. I about lost it in front of the field. I got hit trying to avoid a spinning car and I think we have a bent right front spindle because the car didn’t handle well after that. For everything that happened….it was a heck of a day…I’ll take it,” he added.
 
When Cody Bova struggled with a lapped car at the half way point of the 25 lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, veteran Bobby Clark aboard his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shelluke’s Bar, Nagy’s Equipment, Miller Rigging, Big D’s Pizza, Schiets Motorsports, Willey’s Towing backed machine was there to pounce. Clark celebrated his 54th birthday, claiming his 22nd career 305 sprint victory at Attica, placing him third on the track’s all-time division win list.
 
“I didn’t have any brakes when I pulled in and the car wouldn’t come out of gear so it took awhile to get over here,” Clark said about getting to victory lane. “This is a heck of a birthday present. We struggled last year. This is a brand new car so things are looking up. I knew John Ivy would be coming on the bottom and that’s probably part of the reason I burned my brakes off. I had to make sure I took it easy at the end.”
 
Trey Jacobs and Broc Martin brought the field to green for the 30-lap Callies Performance Products A-main with Martin gaining the advantage. Fourth starter Brubaker took second on lap three while Jacobs battled with Travis Philo for third. Martin built a substantial lead until he encountered lapped traffic by lap eight allowing Brubaker to whittle away at the advantage.
 
Martin got hung up behind a lapped car on lap 10 and Brubaker was set to pounce when the feature’s only caution flew for one of the infield tire barriers getting pushed into the racing groove. When the green reappeared Brubaker executed a perfect slider in turns three and four to grab the lead. Martin continued to hold second with Philo battling Cale Thomas, Jacobs and Cap Henry.
 
As Brubaker began to pull away and Martin comfortably in the runner-up slot, the race for third heated up between Philo and Henry. With nine laps remaining Brubaker caught the rear of the field and patiently didn’t push the issue with the lapped cars. Meanwhile Henry finally got around Philo for third and began closing on Martin. The car on the move was eight time Attica track champion Byron Reed who had charged from his 17th starting spot to sixth.with eight laps remaining.
 
Brubaker picked his positions to get around the lapped cars and drove to the win over Martin, Henry, Jacobs and Reed.
 
Nate Potts and Travis Stemler paced the late model field to the green for their 25 lap feature but a multi-car crash involving Doug Drown, Ryan Missler and Matt Irey necessitated another start. Stemler would jump into the early lead with Brian Ruhlman locked in a tremendous battle with Eric Spangler and defending track champion Devin Shiels and Schlenk for second.
 
Spangler grabbed second on lap three with Schlenk driving from fifth to third on lap five. It then became an exciting three car battle for the the lead with Stemler, Spangler and Schlenk swapping positions all around the track. Drown would bring out the caution with seven laps scored with Stemler leading Spangler, Schlenk, Shiels, Ruhlman, Chad Finley and Ryan Markham.
 
On the ensuing restart Spangler drove under Stemler to grab the lead but Stemler and Schlenk didn’t give up as the trio resumed their entertaining battle. Schlenk took second on lap 12 and grabbed the lead a circuit later. A few time Schlenk jumped the cushion in turns three and four and Spangler was ready to pounce. With nine laps to go Markham drove into third and closed on Spangler.
 
A caution for Potts on lap 19 was almost disastrous for Schlenk who narrowly missed clipping the stalled machine. Schlenk was able to pull away slightly on the restart with Spangler and Markham battling hard for second. Schlenk hit the cushion hard with five laps to go but a caution for Finley saved the lead for Schlenk. Schlenk held off Spangler and Markham the final five laps for the win with Shiels and Stemler rounding out the top five.
 
Cody Bova grabbed the lead from his pole position at the drop of the green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with third starting Clark in second and fifth starter Tyler Street in third. Matt Foos would spin after a lap was completed and on the ensuing restart Bryan Sebetto, Dustin Stroup and Joe Armbruster tangled. When the green flew once again Bova pulled away from Clark, Street, Jason Keckler and Matt Lucius.
 
With 11 laps scored Bova found heavy lapped traffic which allowed Clark and Street to close while 11th starter John Ivy had moved up to fourth. Bova got hung up with a lapped car at the half way point and Clark pounced into the lead as Bova pulled to the infield. Clark began picking off lapped cars with 10 laps to go with Street and Ivy closing while Kyle Capodice took fourth. Clark sliced his way through traffic and drove to the win as Ivy got around Street late to finish second while Capodice took third on the last lap. Street and 14th starter Steve Rando rounded out the top five.
 
Attica Raceway Park will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday, April 20 as a rescheduled event from two weeks ago. Core & Main Night presented by Fisher Performance will also see the UMP late models and 305 sprints in action.
 
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Attica Raceway Park 

Friday, April 13, 2018

[*] starting position

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints

Qualifying
1.5T-Travis Philo, 12.502; 2.23B-Chase Baker, 12.659; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.659; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.689; 5.16-Chris Andrews, 12.724; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.744; 7.11N-DJ Netto, 12.757; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.771; 9.17-Jared Horstman, 12.807; 10.97-Broc Martin, 12.816; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.820; 12.83-Rob Chaney, 12.869; 13.83A-Adam Cruea, 12.869; 14.4-Cap Henry, 12.886; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.891; 16.21-Dale Blaney, 12.917; 17.5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.929; 18.57-Gary Taylor, 12.966; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 13.000; 20.91-Cale Thomas, 13.013; 21.45-Trevor Baker, 13.020; 22.22-Ryan Broughton, 13.027; 23.5R-Byron Reed, 13.033; 24.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.040; 25.45L-Brian Lay, 13.044; 26.A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.049; 27.5B-Chade Blonde, 13.057; 28.1-Nate Dussel, 13.091; 29.09-Craig Mintz, 13.122; 30.28-Phil Gressman, 13.153; 31.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.170; 32.71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.187; 33.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.290; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.297; 35.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.459; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.498; 37.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.507; 38.2+-Brian Smith, 13.518; 39.10S-Jay Steinebach, 13.548; 40.39-Tom Harris, 13.592; 41.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 13.620; 42.7X-Dylan Kingan, 13.620; 43.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.641; 44.27B-Boston Mead, 13.902; 45.21N-Frankie Nervo, 19.764;

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 21-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 11N-DJ Netto[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 83A-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 23B-Chase Baker[9] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[7]

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 57-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 5B-Chade Blonde[6] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9]

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 3. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 6. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[9] ; 7. 22-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer[6] ; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[7]

Heat 4, Group D –  (8 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 9. 27B-Boston Mead[9]

Heat 5, Group E –  (8 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 4. 28-Phil Gressman[5] ; 5. 39-Tom Harris[6] ; 6. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[7] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[8]

B-Main 1 –  (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[14] ; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer[12] ; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[10] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[15] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 10. 23B-Chase Baker[11] ; 11. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 12. 5B-Chade Blonde[9] ; 13. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[7] ; 14. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[8] ; 15. 10S-Jay Steinebach[13]

B-Main 2 –  (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 39-Tom Harris[5] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[11] ; 8. 27B-Boston Mead[14] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 10. 83A-Adam Cruea[8] ; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 12. 21N-Frankie Nervo[10] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 14. 22-Ryan Broughton[9]

A-Main 1 –  (30 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[12] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[17] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 10. 21-Dale Blaney[10] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 12. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[21] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 15. 5M-Max Stambaugh[15] ; 16. 11N-DJ Netto[13] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 18. 09-Craig Mintz[22] ; 19. 83-Rob Chaney[14] ; 20. 28-Phil Gressman[20] ; 21. 8J-Jess Stiger[23] ; 22. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 23. 57-Gary Taylor[8]

Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +12

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints –

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. 18R-Duffy Rubel[4]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 88N-Frank Neill[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 25H-Mitch Harble[1] ; 8. 66D-Chase Dunham[6] ; 9. Z10-Kevin Mingus[5]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[7]

B-Main 1 –  (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 25H-Mitch Harble[5] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 7. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[12] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 11. 18R-Duffy Rubel[10] ; 12. Z10-Kevin Mingus[11]

A-Main 1 –  (25 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[18] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 12. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[15] ; 14. 88N-Frank Neill[9] ; 15. 25H-Mitch Harble[19] ; 16. 09-Justin Adams[20] ; 17. 20B-Cody Bova[1] ; 18. 2F-Matt Foos[17] ; 19. 73-Joe Armbruster[6] ; 20. 29-Bryan Sebetto[16]

Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy +9

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models –

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps, top 4  to A)
1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 3. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 4. 06-Jake Rendel[6] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[2] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[7] ; 7. 006-Jarrett Rendel[3] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 9. X33-Josh Robertson[9]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 2S-Travis Stemler[5] ; 2. M14-Brandon Thirlby[7] ; 3. 240-Doug Drown[9] ; 4. 11-Rachel Carpenter[1] ; 5. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 6. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 7. 69W-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[2] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 4. 42-Chad Finley[6] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 6. 4S-Doug Eck[9] ; 7. RH21-Gregg Haskell[1] ; 8. X3-Dan Wallace[5] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[4]

Heat 4 –  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 27-Eric Spangler[5] ; 4. 185-DJ Miller[3] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[8] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[6] ; 7. 17-Jeff Gies[1] ; 8. 25-Chuck Hummer[7]

B-Main 1 –  (8 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 2. 4S-Doug Eck[4] ; 3. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 4. RH21-Gregg Haskell[6] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 6. X3-Dan Wallace[8] ; 7. 006-Jarrett Rendel[5] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[10] ; 10. X33-Josh Robertson[9]

B-Main 2 –  (8 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 4. 69W-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 6. 17-Jeff Gies[6] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 9. 25-Chuck Hummer[8]

A-Main 1 –  (25 Laps)
1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 5. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 6. 71-Dave Hornikel[17] ; 7. 50Y-Ryan Missler[9] ; 8. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman[7] ; 10. 77-Steve Kester[20] ; 11. 1N-Casey Noonan[18] ; 12. 06-Jake Rendel[13] ; 13. 4S-Doug Eck[19] ; 14. 185-DJ Miller[16] ; 15. 42-Chad Finley[15] ; 16. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 17. M14-Brandon Thirlby[12] ; 18. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 19. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 20. 11-Rachel Carpenter[14]

Hard Charger: 71-Dave Hornikel +11

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