2016 Schedule Released

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – The 2016 racing season at Attica Raceway Park will showcase some of the biggest events in the track’s 28 year history.

The talk of the winter was the return of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics in July featuring the Craftsman Tools World of Outlaw Sprints. But other big events have also been added including the first ever Kasey Kahne Dirt Classic Ohio for the 410 sprints paying $10,000 to win. Kahne, who started his career racing sprints and is now a NASCAR Sprint Cup super star, has put together several big sprint car events around the Midwest this summer and Attica fans will now be treated to the unique event which will draw cars and stars from all over the region.

The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series returns as part of the two day Attica Ambush on Friday, Sept. 2 paying, $10,000 to win with Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions following on Saturday, Sept. 3. The All Stars will make four appearances at Attica in 2016 including the second day of the traditional Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 9 – the first day will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) event for the 410 sprints paying $4,000 to win. The All Stars return to start the Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 27, and are back at Attica to kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 17.

“It’s probably the most ambitious season in the history of Attica. We will pay out over $600,000 in A-main prize money and are bringing in the biggest names in sprint car and late model racing. Throw in bigger paying events for our weekly competitors and we’re in for a special year,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica.

“We have continued to make improvements to the facilities and the fans, race teams and series have taken notice. We can’t thank them enough along with our business partners who come back year after year. We’re excited about this season which promises to bring in new drivers and excitement,” said John Bores, Attica Promoter.

The 29th season of racing kicks off Friday, March 25 (rain date of Saturday, March 26) with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fe 305 Sprints.

Other special events include 9 Kistler Racing Products FAST events for the 410 sprints including the first night of the double header weekends (Friday, April 8 and Friday, Sept. 2) boy paying $4,000 to win. There’s also the North/South Challenge with the newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series on Friday, June 10 paying $3,000 to win for the 410 sprints.

Also, for the first time in many years, the traditional – or non-wing sprint cars – will compete at Attica with the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series paying a visit on July 8.

The Sunoco American Late Model Series will make three appearances at Attica – Friday, April 15, Friday, May 27 and Friday, July 29th. The third year of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge will see three events at Attica, each paying $1,200 to win – May 6, July 8 and Sept. 3.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprints will have five races at Attica including a $1,000 to win event on Friday, May 13 presented by Gressman Powersports. The 305 sprints will compete in another $1,000 to win event n Friday, July 22 presented by Griff’s Engines.

A new division sponsor – DirtRacingReport.com – will back the dirt trucks for 7 events at Attica in 2016.

Also, for the second year in a row, Comfort Keepers is sponsoring their Race to End Senior Hunger Night on Friday, July 22. Fans are asked to bring canned food items to help feed the area’s senior citizens with a goal of collecting at least 1,000 pounds of food.

For a complete schedule of events go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook.

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Reserved seats on sale for Brad Doty Classic at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – While the finishing touches are being made to the 2016 racing schedule for Attica Raceway Park, one date has had fans across the region excited – Tuesday, July 12. That’s when the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series returns to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant for the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics.

The Brad Doty Classic has become one of the “must win” races on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule. While also honoring one of the best drivers who ever strapped into a sprint car, the event has also created some of the best racing highlights in the sport’s history since its inception in 1989 at Attica Raceway Park (fans remember local racer Alvin Roepke screaming “Holy moley, I won the Doty,” in victory lane at Attica in 2002).

The Brad Doty Classic returns to Attica Raceway Park after a 10 year run at Limaland Motorsports Park. The move back to Attica came about after a collaborative effort with Limaland and Attica officials along with Doty and the World of Outlaws.

“I can’t express my thanks enough to all my friends at Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, UNOH and Callies Performance Products for their continued support! Also, thanks to Dr. Jeff Jarvis and the crew at Limaland Motorsports Park, John Bores and Rex LeJeune and all their staff at Attica Raceway Park and the World of Outlaws for all the work they have done to make this race so special. The amount of encouragement from the fans and race teams for the move back to Attica has been heartwarming and I can’t wait for July to get here,” said Doty

“The amount of fan interest in the Brad Doty Classic returning to Attica has been fantastic. We have expanded the reserved seating area and added a hotline for fans,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.”

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics will go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. The top 10 rows in Sections A through J will be reserved seating. Reserved seats are $35 (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card and $1 per order if mailed in United States.). A seating chart is located at www.atticaracewaypark.com in the seating chart tab at the top – open the seating chart and click on the desired section (seats in blue are already reserved). Fans can call the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics ticket hotline at 567-342-2913.

Fans are also reminded the Brad Doty Classic has a rain date of Wednesday, July 13.

Brad Doty Classic Winners
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
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