FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Contact: Rex LeJeune
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).
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
“We wanted to let our teams know how much we appreciate them. Just because the weather hasn’t cooperated early on doesn’t mean we won’t reward them with a great point fund for 2018. Our weekly purses and season point fund are some of the best in Ohio. We are able to reward our race teams because of the tremendous support we get from our area business partners and of course the fans,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.
The weekly 410 sprints will pay $3,000 to win while the late models will pay $1,200 to win and the 305 sprints will pay $750 to win.
The complete purses and point funds can be found at www.atticaracewaypark.com under the purse tab at the top.
Attica Raceway Park opening night is planned for Friday, April 13. Whiteford Kenworth, Construction Equipment & Supply, Merrill Lynch Night will feature the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing under way at 7:45 p.m.
ABOUT WHITEFORD KENWORTH
Since 1929 Whiteford Kenworth has been helping customers find solutions to all their transportation needs. Whether it’s sales, service, body shop, parts or leasing the team at Whiteford Kenworth is committed to your satisfaction. Whiteford Kenworth has locations in South Bend, Indiana; Lafayette, Indiana; Elkhart, Indiana; LaPorte, Indiana; Perrysburg, Ohio, Lima, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio. Go to www.whitefordkenworth.com
ABOUT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY
Construction Equipment and Supply is located on Old Railroad Road outside of Sandusky, Ohio. If you are a contractor, Construction Equipment and Supply has what you need for supplies and rental equipment. Our technical and sales staff is all experts with years of experience in the construction industry. We have four full time mechanics to keep our rental fleet in good repair and provide service work for customer equipment. We have daily deliveries to most of our service area. When you place an order you will have it today or tomorrow. Stop in to Construction Equipment and Supply or call (419) 625-7192 for help with your next construction supply or rental need.
ABOUT MERRILL LYNCH FINANCIAL SERVICES
Merrill Lynch Financial Services is located on Timber Commons Drive in Sandusky, Ohio. Through our branch’s experience and leadership, we welcome working with individuals, families, business owners, executives and institutions—in rising, declining and turbulent markets—and we believe we are well-positioned to help you address your wealth management challenges and opportunities. Give Merrill Lynch a call at 419-624-1818