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5.27.16 Results Tusing Builders/Kears Speed Shop Night

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – On a slick race track there are few better than Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney. “The Low Rider” proved it again Friday at Attica Raceway Park as he threw a “slider” on Chad Kemenah on a restart with five laps to go and went on to score his 130th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Blaney’s win on Tusing Builders/Kear’s Speed Shop Night is the 25th of his career at Attica of which 18 have been All Star victories.

“That was a hell of a race and a hell of a win. I apologize to James (McFadden) for getting into him. We were both racing really, really hard and I was coming pretty hard at that point and we were going for the same spot. We collected each other…fortunate enough I got through it. We will have some more runs…he’s here for about four months so I know we’ll race hard again,” said Blaney beside his Muddy Outdoor and Hunting Equipment, Big Game Tree Stands, Penske Shocks, Ti22 Performance, GF1 Chassis backed machine.

“I have to thank my guys George and Skippy and Donny…they do an unbelievable job. This is a brand new car. We put it together this week. We really haven’t been running very good, but this was flawless. First time in a long time from lap 20 on I got better,” added Blaney, a six time All Star champion.

Seven time Attica champion Byron Reed from Monclova, Ohio, would get around Kemenah late for a second place finish.

“We’ve had a really good year. We’ve been fast every night out. It felt good. I made one mistake and that’s where Dale got by me. I don’t know if he was a lot faster than me. I think maybe if I didn’t make that mistake it might have been different. I’m happy with what we did,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery, Kistler Engines backed #5.

Kemenah, from Alvada, Ohio, led laps 5 through 35, but would record a third place finish

“We keep hanging around the top five and we get better every time we come here. When it gets to the ‘creeper’ deal like that…that’s where he (Blaney) shines. We weren’t bad…not bad at all. We’ll keep working at it and get better. Every time we run in top five it adds up and the team gets better. You hang around long enough and the wins come in bunches,” said Kemenah beside his Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy, Brilex LLC, JRC Transport, DKW Transport, Champion Oil, Bonnel’s Rod Shop, Nighthawk Holdings backed #10H.

In the Sunoco American Late Model Series “Hammer Down” Doug Drown from Wooster, Ohio would hold off Matt Irey for his third win of the season at Attica. It is his 16th career victory at the track. But the night wasn’t easy as mechanical issues early had the team scrambling to make repairs

“We’ve won four out of the six races we’ve run. This Swartz Race Car is phenomenal. I don’t know why other people haven’t switched to them sooner. They are definitely a pretty damn good piece. I went a little harder on tires than the other guys,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Konnections, Malcuit Racing Engines, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Wooster Glass backed #240.

“The guys worked their butts off. We broke a header in hot laps. We welded one up…thanks to Byron Reed and Mike Bores for letting us borrow their welder. My son brought me another one from the house…it’s been an adventure in the pits for us. But the car was just phenomenal,” Drown added.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature was a barn-burner with Jason Keckler, Jamie Miller, Paul Weaver and Brandon Moore battling throughout. Keckler would withstand a restart with four laps to go to grab his second win of the season. It was the third of his career at Attica.

“I was a little bit nervous on that restart knowing Paul (Weaver) was behind me. I was wondering ‘is he up top or on the bottom.’ Paul’s usually on the top but I saw someone under me and I didn’t know if it was him or Jamie (Miller). I really didn’t want that yellow…especially when I saw who was behind me and how far back he had come from and knowing how good he is when the track gets like this,” said Keckler beside his Meggit Farms, Uncle Bob’s Paint Shop backed #25.

Broc Martin and Brady Bacon would bring the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature with Martin gaining the advantage. Kemenah would quickly challenge Bacon for second as Martin pulled away slightly. The car on the move early was James McFadden. The Australian would drive into fourth on lap three and took third a circuit later.

Kemenah would drive to the high side of turn four on lap five to take the lead from martin with Bacon and McFadden trading the third spot lap after lap while Cap Henry and Byron Reed stayed close. McFadden would take third on lap seven and two laps later drove into second.

Following a caution on lap nine for a Bradley Howard spin, the racing up front would get very entertaining. Kemenah held on to the lead over McFadden, martin, Bacon, Henry, Blaney, Reed and Trey Jacobs. Henry would storm into third on lap 12 with Reed grabbing fourth a circuit later.

With 15 laps recorded Kemenah’s commanding lead began to dissipate as he drove into lapped traffic. McFadden was comfortably in second while Henry, Reed, and Blaney battled for third. At the half-way point, Kemenah would lead but the race for second had the huge crowd on the edge of their seats between McFadden, Henry, Reed and Blaney.

Henry would take the runner-up spot on lap 22 with McFadden, Blaney, Reed and Trey Jacobs in tow. Blaney and McFadden would make contact on lap 26, sending McFadden off the high side of turn three. On the restart Kemenah lead Henry, Blaney, Reed, Jacobs and Chris Andrews.

Kemenah narrowly avoided disaster with 10 laps to go when he jumped the cushion in turn four. He would gather it back up and maintained the lead over a closing Henry with Blaney, Reed, Jacobs and Andrews in pursuit. Howard and Martin would spin on opposite ends of the track on lap 32.

When the green reappeared Blaney and Reed would get around Henry. With five laps to go Bacon would spin. On the restart Blaney threw a slider at Kemenah and it stuck as “the Low Rider” took the lead. Kemenah would have his hands full now with Reed with Henry, Andrews and Jacobs staying close.

Reed would grab second on lap 38 but ran out of time to reel in Blaney.

“Cap was showing Chad his nose a little bit off of four and two. On the yellow with eight laps to go Chad dropped to the bottom of one and two. That left top open for me and I drove by Cap and it got me in a good spot. I wasn’t very good around the bottom. I couldn’t stop and go very good. Luckily enough he (Kemenah) kept running the bottom of one and two and it gave me an opportunity. It was up in the air what he was going to do on that restart. I thought he would drop but I didn’t know and it gave me a good run at him and I threw it across there and it stuck. I thought I’d see him back under me,” said Blaney of his winning move.

Behind Blaney, Reed and Kemenah, Henry and Andrews would round out the top five with rookie Trey Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Kraig Kinser (up from 26th starting spot), Dean Jacobs (up from 20th starting spot) and Travis Philo rounding out the top 10.

Drown and Devin Shiels led the field to green for the 30-lap late model feature. Drown would grab the lead over Matt Irey, Shiels, Brad Malcuit, Rob Anderzack, Ryan Markham and Mike Bores before a caution was displayed for a Larry Bellman, Nate Potts tangle.

On the restart Drown would be hounded by Irey with Shiels, Malcuit, Markham and Bores waging a terrific battle for third. With five laps in Drown had pulled away slightly from Irey with Shiels, Malcuit, Markham, Bores and Jon Henry in pursuit.

The final caution flew on lap 15 for a multi-car crash. This time on the restart Drown couldn’t shake Irey as the pair would run nose to tail the last half of the race. Meanwhile, the race for third continued to entertain between Shiels, Malcuit, Bores, Markham and Henry.

Henry was the car on the move as he drove into sixth with six laps remaining and into fourth by lap 26. No one was going to touch Drown as he drove to the win over Irey, Henry, Shiels and Bores.

“I had a little bit of a respect issue…on those restarts they hit me in the rear a little bit. I don’t understand. That’s why I locked them up. If you can’t pass on the race track you shouldn’t have to wreck somebody. I’m a little upset about that. But other than that the car was phenomenal,” Drown said.

Brandon Moore and Keckler brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature but before a lap could be scored Dan McCarron and Thomas Schinderle would spin. On the ensuing restart Moore would grave the lead over Keckler, Kelsey Ivy and Seth Schneider.

Keckler would close on Moore by lap four and drove around him into the lead a lap later. Behind them was a great battle involving Ivy, Schneider, Jamie Miller and Paul Weaver. Miller took third on lap five and started to close on Keckler and Moore.

With 14 laps scored the battle for the lead was intense between Keckler, Miller, Moore and Weaver. It would have the fans on the edge of their seats until the caution flew with four laps to go for a Steve Rando spin.

The restart order was Keckler, Weaver, Miller, Moore and Ivy. Miller would regain second when the green flew but Weaver and Moore stayed close while Kyle Capodice moved into the top five. Keckler wouldn’t make a mistake and drove to the win over Miller, Weaver, Moore and Capodice.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, June 10 on Burns Electric/Gordon Lumber Night. It will be a point night for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service for the 410 sprints and for the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. The 305 sprints will also make up their rained out A-main from May 20. The dirt trucks will also be in action.

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.

Attica Raceway Park
Friday, May 27, 2016
Tusing Builders/Kear’s Speed Shop Night
Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying
1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.595; 2.99-Brady Bacon, 12.616; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 12.659; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.749; 5.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 12.771; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.808; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.822; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.833; 9.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.854; 10.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.854; 11.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.864; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.865; 13.21-Cap Henry, 12.901; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.918; 15.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.928; 16.23-DJ Foos, 12.954; 17.09x-Carson Macedo, 13.041; 18.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.098; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.119; 20.5-Byron Reed, 13.159; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.217; 22.3G-James McFadden, 13.323; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 13.328; 24.60K-Jody Keegan, 13.337; 25.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.349; 26.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.388; 27.45L-Brian Lay, 13.404; 28.5T-Travis Philo, 13.456; 29.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.469; 30.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.481; 31.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.553; 32.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.662; 33.40i-Mark Imler, 13.682; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.721; 35.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.829; 36.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.835; 37.8M-TJ Michael, 13.889; 38.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.956; 39.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.987; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.034; 41.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.065; 42.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.137; 43.5B-Chad Blonde, 14.209; 44.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.315; 45.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.380; 46.1080-Jordan Mackison, 99.550;

Heat 1, Group A – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[9] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[12] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[11] ; 11. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 12. 60K-Jody Keegan[10]

Heat 2, Group B – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 4. 09x-Carson Macedo[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 7. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[10] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[12] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[9]

Heat 3, Group C – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 5B-Chad Blonde[10] ; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9]

Heat 4, Group D – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 10. 25M-Ken Mackey[10] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[11]

Dash 1 – (8 Laps, determines feature starting line-up)
1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[8] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

C-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 2 to B)
1. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 5B-Chad Blonde[9] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison[12] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 11. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

B-Main 1 – (12 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 5. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[13] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 11. 40i-Mark Imler[14] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison[10] ; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[11]

A-Main 1 – (40 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[26] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[20] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[25] ; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[16] ; 13. 24-Rico Abreu[21] ; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[24] ; 15. 9x-Rob Chaney[17] ; 16. 09x-Carson Macedo[14] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel[23] ; 20. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 22. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 23. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 24. 49H-Bradley Howard[19] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 26. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[22]
Hard Charger: 11K-Kraig Kinser +18

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[3] ; 5. 6-Ray Thurston[1] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 4T-James Taddeo[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[1] ; 7. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 49-Coty Runion[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[7] ; 6. 7-Dylan Kingan[3] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[5]

B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 4. 6-Ray Thurston[1] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[4] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 7. 14-Rick Daugherty[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 9. 94K-Kevin Mingus[12] ; 10. 7-Dylan Kingan[8] ; 11. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 12. 9R-Dustin Rall[9]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[14] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[10] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 10. 4*-Tyler Street[15] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[18] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 13. 4T-James Taddeo[8] ; 14. 39C-Scott Riley[13] ; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[16] ; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 18. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 19. 45-Trevor Baker[21] ; 20. 97-Kyle Peters[22] ; 21. 49-Coty Runion[4] ; 22. 6-Ray Thurston[20]
Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +11

Sunoco ALMS Late Models –

Heat 1 – (10 Laps)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 3. 7-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 14-JR Gentry[8] ; 6. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 8. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[4]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps)
1. 79-Brad Malcuit[3] ; 2. 8A-Rob Anderzack[5] ; 3. 15-Jon Henry[6] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 5. 00-Mathew Chapman[7] ; 6. B4U-Brad Eitniear[4] ; 7. 12-Kent Brewer[2]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 3. 53M-Hillard Miller[6] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 6. 13-Scott Smith[4] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[1]

A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 15-Jon Henry[8] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 6. 79-Brad Malcuit[3] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[12] ; 9. B4U-Brad Eitniear[17] ; 10. 00-Mathew Chapman[14] ; 11. 8A-Rob Anderzack[5] ; 12. 007-Rick Bond[16] ; 13. 14-JR Gentry[13] ; 14. 53M-Hillard Miller[9] ; 15. 12-Kent Brewer[20] ; 16. 30-Nate Potts[15] ; 17. 59-Larry Bellman[11] ; 18. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[22] ; 19. 12M-Bobby Michaels[21] ; 20. 13-Scott Smith[18]

Make Up Dates From May 20 Rained Out Features Announced

ATTICA, Ohio – Fans will have several opportunities to see their favorite division at Attica Raceway Park compete in two feature events in one night.

Rain halted the A-mains for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints on May 20

The 305 sprint make-up A-main from May 20 will take place Friday, June 10. Burns Electric/Gordon Lumber Night features the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service for the 410 sprints as they take on the Ohio Sprint Car Series. It is a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints. The 305 sprints’ make-up feature is not a FAST point event. The dirt trucks are also in action.

“With the need to get these make-up features in, the mid-season championship double points for all three divisions has been dropped,” explained Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.

The late model B-main and A-main May 20 make-up features will take place Friday, June 17 on Kistler Engines/Ohio Cat Night. Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be at ARP to kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The 410 sprint make-up feature from May 20 will be held Friday, July 1 on Baumann Auto Group Night. It is Fan Appreciation Night – the best bargain of the year – as general admission tickets are just $10. Besides the 410 sprints running a pair of feature events, the UMP late models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be in action. And, fans can chow down on a hot dog for just $1 or popcorn for 50 cents!

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.

5.13.16 Results American Powersports, Merrill Lynch Night

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews executed a daring bonsai move on a restart with two laps to go to take the lead and the win in the 410 sprint feature on the Eric Phillips 28th Anniversary Classic Presented by American Powersports/Merrill Lynch Night at Attica Raceway Park.

The drama in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature began with two laps to go when Travis Philo and Byron Reed, while battling for second, made contact with a lapped machine, sending both spinning. Up until that point Caleb Griffith looked to be on his way to his second feature win of the year at Attica.

That moved Sandusky, Ohio’s Andrews from fourth to second on the restart. When the ensuing green flew, Andrews drove to the bottom of turns one and two and slid up in front of Griffith. The pair would race side by side down the back stretch and through three and four with Andrews leading to the white flag and going on to his seventh career Attica win.

A disappointed Griffith, who led laps 1 through 28, would fail to go to the scales after the feature and was disqualified.

“We were fourth and the track as slick as it was, there weren’t many options to gain anything then a couple of guys wreck there and I was behind Caleb. I slid him and he point it on me…he did what he had to do. He really left me no choice. If I lifted I’d probably be sitting in the pit stands. We stayed in it and look like a hero,” said Andrews beside his Sennebogen, Aircraft by Armbruster backed #73.

“We’ve hit it off here, me and Joe Armbruster. Andrew Barman is just taking the wrenches and going with it and Doug Berryman getting the shocks going and Paul Kistler…this is our first night on his motor. It’s just really going good. I can’t thank everyone enough,” added Andrews.

The win garnered Andrews value points in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service.

The drivers in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models put on just as an exciting feature ending as the sprints. Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown would battle last week’s winner Matt Irey the last five laps before taking the lead with just three laps remaining and went on to his second win of the season and the 15th of his career at Attica.

“This didn’t help any…it hurt the car getting into the corner,” said Drown pointing to a wrinkled in right rear fender. “I have to thank my dad, my brother, Dan, Steve for getting the car perfect and Leroy Hall for supporting us and letting me drive for him. I want to thank my whole family and my wife for the support.”

“I’m on the road a lot and today was the first day I saw the car all week. It’s a group effort here. I want to thank Wooster Glass, Halls Auto Sales, Kar Konnections, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Keith Berner with the shocks, and Malcuit Racing Engines…it’s a heck of a motor. Also Swartz Race Cars…I’m impressed so far, it’s been a real good piece and I feel that every race we’ve been in this year we could have won,” added Drown.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, Fremont, Ohio’s Bobby Clark led every lap to score his first win of the year. It was the 20th of his career in the 305 sprints at Attica. The victory also puts Clark in contention for a second straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro title.

“I kept watching who was behind me and I saw Nate Dussel snuck up in there. I was pretty good…I wasn’t real worried until I saw someone. I just made sure I ran it as hard as I could those last few laps. I gave one away early in the year so I had to redeem myself. We’ve been changing some things and these guys had the car really good tonight,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shellukes Bar, Big D’s Pizza, Miller Rigging, Nagy’s Equipment Sales, Willies Towing, Schiets Motorsports backed #8.

Griffith and Trey Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. Griffith would drive into the lead with Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Travis Philo and Broc Martin in pursuit. Harble would spin while running third on lap 3 to bring out the first caution. A lap later and seventh running Stuart Brubaker would spin.

On the ensuing restart Griffith would drive off while Jacobs would surrender second to Philo. Reed would take third on lap eight with Jacobs, Andrews, Craig Mintz and DJ Foos in tow. Just as he was ready to run into heavy lapped traffic, Ryan Broughton would spin, collecting Brian Lay who flipped but was uninjured.

The restart would see Griffith hold off Philo with Reed, Andrews, Jacobs, Mintz, Foos, Jordan Ryan and Jimmy Colvin giving chase. At the half-way point Griffith held a commanding lead while Philo and Reed battled for second. Griffith would slip off the cushion in turn two, allowing Philo and Reed to close as Mintz moved into fourth.

Griffith would hit lapped traffic with 10 laps to go with Philo, Reed, Andrews, Foos and Mintz staying close. Mintz would slip over the banking in turn three, losing a couple of positions on lap 21. With five laps to go Griffith had picked his way through traffic and appeared to be on his way to victory. Philo and Reed began dicing it up for second with Andrews, Foos, Mintz and Ryan in tow.

Just as the leaders hit turn one after completing the 28th lap, Philo attempted to get around a lapped car and made contact, sending him spinning and collecting Reed. Philo was done for the race while Reed went to the tail.

The restart order for the two lap shoot out was Griffith, Andrews, Foos and Mintz. When the green flew Andrews dove low in turn one and slide in front of Griffith. Andrews would hold off Griffith for the win. Because of the disqualification, Mintz would be credited with a rebounding second followed by Foos, Ryan and Martin in the top five.

Last week’s winner Matt Irey and Kyle Moore brought the field to green in the 25 lap late model feature. But, a multi-car pile-up involving Nate Potts, Jon Henry, John Bores and Ryan Markham would necessitate another attempt at the start. That too was nullified when Moore coasted to a stop. On the third attempt it was Mike Bores who drove into the lead over Irey, John Volpe, Rick Bond, Larry Kingseed, Rob Anderzack and Devin Shiels.

Bores would pull away as Irey ran comfortably in second with Volpe in third. The battle for fourth was intense involving Bond, Anderzack, Kingseed, Shiels and 11th starting Drown. It would go on over the next 12 laps.

Disaster struck for Bores on lap 12 as he attempted to lap his father, John, the pair would make contact and Mike would lose several positions as Irey took the lead. Volpe would run second with a charging Drown in third.

The caution flew on lap 17 as Kent Brewer spun right in front of the leaders. Irey led Volpe, Drown, Shiels, Kingseed and Doug Eck, who had started 19th. On the ensuing restart Drown drove to Irey’s inside and the pair would race side by side over the next hand full of laps before Drown took the lead with three circuits remaining.

Once in the lead Drown pulled away to take the win over Irey, Shiels, Volpe and Kingseed.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Ricky Peterson and Clark paced the field with Clark gaining the advantage. Clark began to pull away from Peterson with Steve Rando, Matt Foos, Kyle Capodice, Nate Dussel and John Ivy in tow.

Jamie Miller would bring out the first caution on lap six with Clark leading Peterson, Rando, Foos, Dussel, Capodice and Dustin Dinan. Rando would take second on lap nine with Dussel sliding into fourth on lap seven. Rando would take second on lap nine but could not close on Clark.

Following a Kyle Farmer spin on lap 12, Clark would get a great restart to lead Rando, Dussel, Foos, Peterson, Dinan and Paul Weaver. Foos’ great run would end on lap 19 when mechanical problems put him in the pits.

The restart with six laps to go would see Clark again pull away from Rando with Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Peterson and Seth Schneider giving chase.

Clark would go unchallenged to the checkers with Rando, Dussel, Dinan and Weaver rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 20 with Scout Night. The 410 sprints, 305 sprints and late models will be in action.

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Attica Raceway Park
Friday, May 13, 2016
American Powersports/Merrill Lynch
Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints –

Qualifying
1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.507; 2.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.605; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.691; 4.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.699; 5.45L-Brian Lay, 12.714; 6.23-DJ Foos, 12.736; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.736; 8.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.750; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.763; 10.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.765; 11.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.857; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.860; 13.8-Kevin Shelbo, 12.864; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 12.876; 15.5R-Byron Reed, 12.945; 16.22-Ryan Broughton, 12.945; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.000; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.030; 19.7B-Shawn Valenti, 13.031; 20.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.203; 21.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.243; 22.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.376; 23.89-George Hawkins, 14.496; 24.14-Daryl Daugherty, 16.531;

Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 6. 89-George Hawkins[8] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[7] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[6]

Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 9R-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 8. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]

B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 4. 89-George Hawkins[1] ; 5. 8-Kevin Shelbo[4] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[5] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 9. 7B-Shawn Valenti[9]

A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 10. 9x-Rob Chaney[10] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[18] ; 14. 89-George Hawkins[19] ; 15. 15H-Mitch Harble[4] ; 16. 8-Kevin Shelbo[20] ; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 18. 22-Ryan Broughton[13] ; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[12] ; 20. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1]
Hard Charger: Jordan Ryan +10

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 10. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 4. 18N-Frank Neill[6] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 6. 11X-George Englert[7] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[1] ; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan[9]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[3] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[4] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 9. 66-Jamie Miller[1]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[6] ; 8. 6-Ray Thurston[4] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[7]

B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[6] ; 7. 11X-George Englert[4] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[8] ; 9. 39C-Scott Riley[11] ; 10. 32H-Dan Hennig[5] ; 11. 7-Dylan Kingan[10]

B-Main 2 – (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[1] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. 15-Gary Benjamin[6] ; 10. 6-Ray Thurston[8]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[15] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[13] ; 8. 1XX-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 13. 99-Alvin Roepke[17] ; 14. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 15. 66-Jamie Miller[22] ; 16. 97-Kyle Peters[20] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 18. 18N-Frank Neill[14] ; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[21] ; 21. 41-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 22. 2F-Matt Foos[5]
Hard Charger: Paul Weaver +10

Late Models –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[5] ; 2. 53-John Volpe[1] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 007-Rick Bond[4] ; 5. 48-John Bores[6] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 7. 99-Doug Eck[2]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 15-Jon Henry[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[1] ; 3. 2*-Kyle Moore[6] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[7] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[5]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 4. 8-Rob Anderzack[4] ; 5. 00-Mathew Chapman[6] ; 6. 12-Kent Brewer[2] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[5]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[11] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 4. 53-John Volpe[3] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[5] ; 6. 99-Doug Eck[19] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 8. 8-Rob Anderzack[8] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[6] ; 10. Mathew Chapman [15]; 11. 59-Larry Bellman[14] ; 12. 03-Jim Gingery[17] ; 13. 12-Kent Brewer[18] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 15. 48-John Bores[13] ; 16. 12M-Bobby Michaels[21] ; 17. 2*-Kyle Moore[2] ; 18. 15-Jon Henry[10] ; 19. 71-Dave Hornikel[9] ; 20. 5M-Ryan Markham[12] ; 21. 30-Nate Potts[20]
Hard Charger: Doug Eck +13

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