Can Ohio drivers sweep podium against World of Outlaws at Attica again

By Brian Liskai Attica, Ohio – Last year the sprint car stars of the Buckeye State defended their home turf against the invading World of Outlaw teams when they came to Attica Raceway Park. The big question this year is can it happen again when “The Greatest Show on Dirt” comes to Attica on Friday, May 29th?

Last year “The Low Rider” Dale Blaney took the Kistler Engines Classic over former Attica track champion Craig Mintz who came from his 13th starting position, and another former track champion Dean Jacobs, who led the first 29 laps. Blaney joined Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz as the only drivers to win two World of Outlaws features at Attica.

The challenge to repeat that Ohio podium sweep will be a stout one as six time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz is on pace to have the most successful series’ season in decades. Driving the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Schatz has already amassed 11 tour wins including five of the least seven events. Last year Schatz posted his second consecutive 20+ win season – the first since the King Steve Kinser did it in 2002 and 2003. With 28 features now in the books, the Bad Boy Buggies team heads into Attica with the momentum they need to try and make history.

And Schatz has two World of Outlaw wins at Attica Raceway Park – 2008 and 2011.

And, former World of Outlaws Champion Daryn Pittman is showing the broken collar bone he suffered in a crash two months ago is healing just fine as the Owasso, Oklahoma native scored his third series win of the season recently at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. Pittman, who drives the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 has never claimed a win at Attica.

Bixby, Oklahoma driver Shane Stewart, aboard the Kyle Larson/Justin Marks owned machine, sits second in the World of Outlaw points in his first season chasing the series title. He has recorded three wins in 2015 and has three career victories at Attica.

Grass Valley, California driver Brad Sweet – another Kasey Kahne Racing driver – has two World of Outlaw wins in 2015 and sits third in the standings ahead of Australian Kerry “The Mad Man” Madsen and “Paul’s to the Wall” Paul McMahan who has two series wins in 2015.

The World of Outlaws have competed at Attica Raceway Park 12 times since 1990.

Year Winner
1990 Steve Kinser
1991 Steve Kinser
1992 Joey Allen
1993 Joe Gaerte
1994 Steve Smith/Sammy Swindell
2005 Stevie Smith
2006 Rain
2007 Joey Saldana
2008 Donny Schatz
2009 Dale Blaney
2010 Rain
2011 Donny Schatz
2012 Rain
2013 Rain
2014 Dale Blaney

The World of Outlaw stars of Schatz, Stewart, Sweet, Madsen, McMahan, David Gravel, Jamie Veal, Pittman, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Joey Saldana (6 career wins at Attica) and Jacob Allen will certainly have their hands full with the tough Attica weekly competitors.

Former track champion Dean Jacobs will be a contender for the $10,000 prize again as the Wooster, Ohio driver has two wins at Attica in 2015 and sits atop the track’s point standings. After missing the season opening UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event, Jacobs has not finished out of the top seven in the next four events. Jacobs has 12 career Attica victories.

Six time Attica champion Byron Reed is second in the track’s points and hasn’t finished out of the top 10 in all five of the 2015 racing season events at the track. He sits second on the track’s all-time win list with 30 victories.

Stuart Brubaker is third in the Attica points and has finished no worst than eighth in the last four events. Fourth in the points is Cap Henry who recently scored back to back wins at Attica and Fremont Speedway. Henry has recorded three top five finishes at Attica this season.

Rounding out the top five in the Attica points is D.J. Foos who has three top 10 finishes thus far in the season.

Other strong Attica drivers include rookie Nate Dussel; former track champion Chris Andrews; Gary Taylor, who has a second place run this season at Attica and against the World of Outlaws at Eldora; Rob Chaney, who has a win at Attica this season and three top 10 finishes; defending track champion Caleb Griffith; and Brian Lay, who owns two career wins at Attica.

They will be joined by an equally tough regional group of drivers including five time All Star champion Dale Blaney who has not only scored the win against the Outlaws at Attica last year, but has an All Star win at Lernerville Speedway this year and leads the All Star points. He has 21 career wins at Attica and is third on the track’s all-time win list and is coming off a recent runner-up finish at the track.

Four time All Star champion Chad Kemenah is a threat to score the victory at Attica. Kemenah, who has wins at Path Valley Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania this year, has 20 career wins at Attica to sit fourth on the all-time win list and has two top 10 finishes at the track in 2015.

Two time All Star champion Greg Wilson owns 19 career Attica wins and four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer owns 13 career Attica victories and is coming off a big All Star win at Fremont Speedway this past Sunday.. Lee Jacobs is coming off his most successful season of racing and owns four career Attica wins. Danny Holtgraver owns three career track victories. Ryan Smith, in his rookie season with the All Stars, earned a series win at Attica to open the 2015 season.

There are also lots of incentives for the Attica stars to defeat the invading World of Outlaw teams. Any driver in the top 20 in the weekly Attica point standings will be eligible for the following cash and contingency bonuses of over an additional $10,000:

· The bonus program will be if anyone in the top 20 in Attica points can win the race they will receive a $2,500 bonus from Attica Raceway Park.
· Additional bonus contingencies are from Kistler Engines, Gressman Powersports, and Level Performance. If the driver is in the Attica top 20 in points and is running one of their engines and wins the race they will receive a $2,000 gift certificate from that winning engine company.

· All Pro Aluminum Heads is giving a $500 gift certificate if the winner is using All Pro Heads.

· Attica Raceway Park will also give the highest finisher in the A Main in the top 20 in points a $500 bonus. If a driver in the top 20 in points wins the race then the second highest finisher in the top 20 in points will get the $500 bonus.

Fans can get reserved seating for the Kistler Engines Classic by calling 419-680-5606 or by going to for contact info and the reserved seating chart.

For more information on the World of Outlaws go to

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 11 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 26, Eldora Speedway on May 8, Eldora Speedway on May 9, Williams Grove Speedway on May 15, Weedsport Speedway on May 17, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 22); Daryn Pittman – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29, New Egypt Speedway on May 19); Shane Stewart – 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1); Rico Abreu – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Paul McMahan – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3); Brad Sweet – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11); Christopher Bell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7);Greg Hodnett – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 13); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13);Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5).

5.15.15 Results

Cap Henry drives to Attica FAST win; Drown captures 3rd late model victory; Miller rebounds for 305 sprint win

By Brian Liskai Attica, Ohio – Cap Henry has had a fast sprint car all season. For one reason or another – bad qualifying run or bad pill draw or some other little problem saw him have to pass a lot of cars during a night of racing only to be kept from victory lane.

That all changed Friday on American Powersports Night at Attica Raceway Park. The Bellevue, Ohio driver blasted under Dale Blaney on the second lap of the feature and then held off a late race challenge to capture the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprint feature. It was his third career win at Attica.

And in terms of the big picture, it gave Henry valuable points towards the $10,000 Attica point championship and the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series payday. Henry came into the night sixth in the Attica points and fourth in the FAST standings.

“I could hear Dale up top on the straight-aways and I actually did it (move to the top) once before we got to traffic and I saw him kind of tuck up under there but he couldn’t get enough drive to pass me. So I was like well if we have to go up there we can. It came down to traffic and I kind of had to make things happen there stopping guys into one. But hey, it worked out,” said Henry beside his Genzman Racing/Level Performance/Ludwig Propane/Kear’s Speed Shop/Handy Grafix/J&J Auto Racing backed machine.

“It’s hard to win races starting 20th but these guys…Jamie, Guy, Ryan….they all have been working hard all year and gave me great cars from the get-go. We had to finally just capitalize on it,” continued Henry.

“On that last restart I could feel Dale shoving me so I just jammed on the brake and then matted it and figured we were okay,” concluded Henry.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown survived several late race cautions and drove to his third win of the season in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. It was his ninth career Attica victory, moving him into fifth on the track’s all-time win list for the division.

“I was real comfortable in the middle and I know that’s not usually where you run here. The top was just too far out and the bottom I was too tight. The car was phenomenal. Dave Miller, Steve Hershberger, my brother Dan…just a phenomenal job. We are clicking and when you have good people around you good things happen. Leroy Hall providing things for us and great sponsorship from Halls Auto Sales, Kar Konnection, Wooster Glass and all the other products sponsors…just makes my job easier,” said Drown in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller has been knocking on the door all season in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. And he nearly gave another win away Friday. Miller, a former track champion, battled defending track champion Jordan Ryan the last six laps and slipped off the high side of turn two with five laps to go as Ryan drove to the lead. But, Miller regained his composure and blasted to the cushion and drive back by Ryan on the white flag lap and went on to record his 10th career win at Attica.

The win will also tighten up the point race for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series title.

“That happens when you get a little old and rusty. Luckily he left me enough room…he left it open and I was faster than he (Ryan) was for a change and able to pull it out,” said Miller beside his Advanced Industrial Services/Fostoria Mod Shop/Quarterback Transportation/Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry/Pioneer Quick Lube/Scott’s Lawn Care backed machine.

“It’s not easy running up there. It’s bitten me in the butt more than once. There’s no where to go when you screw up up there. We got fortunate tonight and had a good run and thank God. We put this deal together over the winter and we’ve been fast every night and finally to get a win is great,” said Miller adding thanks to car owner Tim Merrill.

Max Stambaugh and Dale Blaney would bring the field to green for the 30-lap $3,000-to-win 410 sprint feature. Before a lap could be completed Broc Martin would spin. On the second green Blaney would bolt into the lead with fourth starter Henry grabbing second while rookie Tyler Gunn, Stambaugh, Stuart Brubaker, Rob Chaney and Dean Jacobs gave chase.

Henry would drive to the bottom of turns three and four on lap two to take the lead. By lap six Brubaker would drive into third and with a tremendous battle for fourth involving Gunn, Jacobs and Chaney. On lap 10 the only other caution of the feature would fly when Caleb Griffith stopped on the back stretch.

On the ensuing restart Blaney challenged Henry with Brubaker no locked in a tremendous battle for third with Chaney and Jacobs. Once Henry got his momentum rolling he pulled away slightly from Blaney as Brubaker and Chaney swapped the third position lap after lap.

As Henry began to close on the back of the pack, Blaney closed and Henry decided to move to the top of the track and it worked out. The leaders raced into traffic with seven laps to go with the running order Henry, Blaney, Brubaker, Chaney, Jacobs, Byron Reed and Tim Shaffer.

With five laps to go Henry had a two car length lead over Blaney who now had his hands full with Brubaker. Henry made some daring moves in traffic and drove to the win over Blaney, Brubaker, Chaney and Reed.

In the 25-lap late model feature Cody Scott and Drown paced the field with Drown gaining the advantage when the green flew. Scott would stay close with Rusty Schlenk, Ken Hahn and Ryan Markham also in contention. The first caution flew after two laps were scored with Drown leading Scott, Schlenk, Hahn, Markham, Larry Kingseed, Mike Bores, Matt Westfall and Ryan Missler.

When the green flew again so did Drown, pulling away but another caution on lap three involving Doug Baird, Ben Mott and Mitch Caskey would stop halt his progress. On the restart Drown rocketed away from Scott while Hahn and Markham battled for third.

Just as the leaders caught the back of the field, Scott would encounter mechanical woes on lap 10 and would stop to bring out another caution. On the ensuing restart Drown now had competition from Markham and Schlenk. With 12 laps recorded Westfall would spin.

Again on the restart Drown was able to put some distance between himself and the battle for second between Markham and Schlenk. All hell broke loose on lap 13 as a three car crash resulted in John Bores and Caskey getting into the front stretch catch fence and getting upside down as Baird also was involved. No one was hurt but a lengthy delay ensured as the debris was cleaned up and track workers made sure the fence was safe.

Drown pulled away again on the restart with Markham and Schlenk resuming their side-by-side battle for second with Kingseed, Mike Bores, Chris Keller (up from 16th) and Dave Hornikel in pursuit. With five laps to go the battle for sixth resulted in a three car incident involving Kingseed, Hornikel and Matt Irey.

Drown would pull away the final five laps for the win with Schlenk getting by Markham in the closing laps for second. Behind Markham Keller and Mike Bores would round out the top five.

Kyle Capodice and Dan McCarron made up the front row of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Capodice gaining the upper hand when the green flew. McCarron would challenge while Miller ran third followed by Tyler Street, Alvin Roepke and Jordan Ryan.

McCarron would take the lead on lap three with Miller driving to his outside to challenge with Capodice also involved. Miller would blast away at the top cushion to take the lad on lap four with McCarron, Capodice, Ryan, Street, Steve Rando, Bobby Clark and Roepke giving chase.

The caution would fly on lap seven for a Kyle Farmer spin. On the ensuing restart Paul Weaver would spin. When the green flew again Miller drove away from McCarron with Ryan moving into third. Ryan would drive under McCarron for second on lap 13 just before the caution flew for another Farmer spin.

When the green flew Ryan drove to Miller’s inside with Rando grabbing third from McCarron with Clark, Capodice, John Ivy and Seth Schneider in pursuit. By lap 19 Ryan was mounting a challenge for the lead when the final caution flew for a stalled Brian Gibbs.

On the restart Miller blasted away to the top again with Ryan racing to his inside. Miller would slip off the banking exiting turn two allowing Ryan to drive into the lead on lap 21. Ryan would lead the next three circuits before Miller regained his momentum and drove back around the outside for the lead as the white flag flew.

Miller would take the checkers over Ryan, Rando, Clark and McCarron.

Racing will resume at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 29 when the World of Outlaw Sprint Series comes to town for the $10,000-to-win Kistler Engines Classic. Reserve seats are still available by going to or calling 419-680-5606.

Attica Raceway Park
American Powersports Night
Friday, May 15, 2015
Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (29 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 6. 19-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[4]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 6. 71H-Brian Lambersom[3] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[5]

Rock Heat 4 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

Computer Man B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[9] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[12] ; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 12. 73-Joe Armbruster[11] ; 13. 71H-Brian Lambersom[7]

A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[12] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[13] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor[10] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[18] ; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[16] ; 15. 33M-Caleb Griffith[14] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 17. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11] ; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15] ; 19. 19-Chris Andrews[19] ; 20. 60-Jody Keegan[20]

Hard Charger: Byron Reed +7

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (24 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 7. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 87-Brian Gibbs[3] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[8] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 8. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[1]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 39-Jamie Miller[8] ; 5. 18N-Frank Neill[1] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[5] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[4]

Computer Man B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 14-Rick Daugherty[2] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 5. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[8] ; 6. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 39-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[11] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[13] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[16] ; 15. 18N-Frank Neill[15] ; 16. 14-Rick Daugherty[17] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] ; 18. 87-Brian Gibbs[14] ; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer[19] ; 20. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[20]

Hard Charger: Bobby Clark +8

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models (21 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 8 to A)
1. 92-Cody Scott[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 6. 00-Chris Keller[6] ; 7. 71I-Matt Irey[8] ; 8. 23J-Mike Hudson[7]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[1] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes[4] ; 6. 43-Mitch Caskey[5]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 7 to A)
1. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 3. 48-John Bores[4] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[3] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 7. 53-Steve Sabo[6]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 00-Chris Keller[16] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[13] ; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed[6] ; 10. 50Y-Ryan Missler[10] ; 11. 71I-Matt Irey[19] ; 12. 03-Jim Gingery[12] ; 13. 53-Steve Sabo[20] ; 14. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 15. 48-John Bores[11] ; 16. 43-Mitch Caskey[17] ; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[18] ; 18. 5J-Josh Haynes[14] ; 19. 92-Cody Scott[1] ; 20. 1-Ben Mott[15] ; 21. 23J-Mike Hudson[21]

Hard Charger: Chris Keller +12