McMahan capitalizes on leaders misfortunes to capture Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – A week ago Paul McMahan ended a 16-year drought with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobile 1 with a win in New York. The veteran driver from Nashville,Tennessee capitalized on the misfortune of early race leaders Kyle Larson and Aaron Reutzel to score his first ever win at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 15 to open up the 36th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing.

Early on it looked like NASCAR star Larson would drive to dominating win, but he smacked the front stretch wall with 22 laps to go, ending his night. McMahan and Reutzel would battle hard for the top spot until Reutzel also hit the front stretch wall while leading on lap 25. McMahan utilized the bottom groove in the Tom Buch owned machine, Apex Structured, FK Rod Ends, DMI, HP Engines sponsored #13 to hold the top spot when Reutzel’s mount went up in smoke to bring out the caution with 11 laps to go. McMahan now had to hold off Kasey Kahne, but he too found the turn 4 cushion treacherous, hitting the front stretch wall and nearly flipping with five laps to go. Kahne was able to keep rolling but had lost a couple of positions. McMahan had no problems with the bottom lane and drove to a nearly three second win over eight time Attica champion Byron Reed and Jac Haudenschild.

“I’ve run second here several times. It’s a very special place here at Attica. I’ve known Rex (LeJeune, director of operations) for many many years when he was an official with the Gum Out Series and we’ve become really good friends. He’s done a fantastic job here…look at this crowd…thank you for coming out and supporting us. If it wasn’t for you guys supporting us we couldn’t do what we love to do and race and get paid to do it. Man, Sean and Kurt and Danny…they bust their butts all night long. We brought Bobby in from Arizona to help us out through this grueling week. Tom Buch he is missing out…he hasn’t come to a race yet. I think this is the first time Tom has won in Ohio. The 13 car has won in New York three times but no where else,” McMahan said of his fifth career All Star win. Continue reading

Late thunderstorms bring end to Attica racing

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Contact: Rex LeJeune

419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio – Just as the gates were opening Friday, June 8 at Attica Raceway Park, thunderstorms struck forcing the cancellation of the night’s racing on Edward Jones Investments/Mike Neill Advisor-Gordon Lumber Night.

Next up will be the opener of the 36th Annual Cometic Gaskets Ohio Sprint Speed Week with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Ferguson Water Works and Plumbing-Kistler Racing Products-Ohio Cat.The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in action with double track points on the line. Gates will open Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m.

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Callie’s Performance Products ‘Cranks It Up’ as Brad Doty Classic dash sponsor

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Contact: Rex LeJeune
419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio – Callies Performance Products will once again “crank it up” as the title sponsor of the dash for the 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 10.

Headquartered in Fostoria, Ohio – not far from Attica Raceway Park – Callies Performance Products specializes in the best designed, highest quality crankshafts, connecting rods and camshaft cores available on the market.

“Callies has been a supporter of our race for many many years. I want to thank Duane Boes and all the employees at Callies for not only what they do for the Brad Doty Classic but all the support they give to racing in general. They supply products to the most professional engine builders in the business along with help for the do-it-yourselfers who like to build their own engines,” said race co-promoter Brad Doty

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.

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