5.26.17 Results Foster Auto Body/Adkins Group Night

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio – Eight time and defending Attica Raceway Park track champion Byron Reed led a strong contingent of weekly racers to a clean sweep of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday night. Reed took the lead on lap 28 of the 40-lap feature on Foster Auto Body/Adkins Group Night following a race-long battle with Craig Mintz and Chris Andrews and then survived a restart with nine laps to go to score his 11th career All Star win.

Reed made some daring moves in lapped traffic to score his first All Star win in nearly four years and the 36th career 410 sprint car victory at Attica as he sits second on the track’s all-time win list behind Mark Keegan. Mintz, making his 2017 debut, showed little signs of rust as he pressured Reed the last two laps before settling for second. When Chris Andrews’ car sputtered the last three laps D.J. Foos pounced to round out the podium. The local contingent of drivers swept the top five positions as Broc Martin and Stuart Brubaker finished fourth and fifth. The only All Star driver to finish in the top 10 was Caleb Helms in sixth with Andrews, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs and Andrew Palker rounding out the top 10. It was the 114th visit by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park.

“I don’t know what it looked like but going into one…you’ve heard the saying before but my ass cheeks were puckering. When you’ve got the momentum you don’t want to let off and the whole was getting tight and I just didn’t want to back off because that was my chance. That’s what I love about Attica, especially these 40 lappers when you get into traffic. I don’t know if I was the best car but you just keep battling and battling and battling and sometimes things just go your way,” Reed said of his Crown Battery backed machine.

“I hope we can represent like this when the Outlaws are here. We have a good group of cars and we can race with anyone at our tracks,” Reed added.

Mintz, aboard the Ed Neumeister owned #11N, ran second throughout most of the race and was right on Reed’s rear bumper as the checkers flew.

“If anyone didn’t have fun watching that they need to go watch another sport. That was a good time running with Byron and Chris and DJ…it’s fun, clean racing and you can trust these guys. That’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a race car in a long time. I have to thank Ed Neumeister for putting me in this race car and the Linder crew for busting their butts and giving me a good car,” said Mintz beside the Dough Si Dough/Linder’s Speed Equipment/DMI/Fisher Racing Engines backed machine.

For Foos a third place run continues his great season which has seen him score a win and several top three finishes.

“I can’t put it into words how great this year is going. This is something a guy only dreams of. We don’t have the wins but we are consistent with top three finishes. We fell back early there but the car really came on there at the end. I came here hoping for a top five…I’ll take a top three against the All Stars and 48 cars,” said Foos of his Jay Kiser owned #23 with backing from JLH General Contractor/Crown Battery/The Jet Express/Shellukes Bar and Grill.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham held off Devin Shiels and Doug Drown following a restart with just three laps remaining to score his second victory of the year at Attica. Markham led all 25 laps for his 12th career Attica win.

“I did not want to see that last caution. When you’re up top like that you can kind of see what’s going on below you and if someone’s getting a run you can get up on the wheel. My wife drew me a good pill tonight…she’s put a lot of pressure on me…I haven’t won yet with her at the race track. She told me this morning if I didn’t win pretty soon this purple on the car is going bye bye. Tonight I have a little honorary crew. Some other guys came up and helped me, Jerry Aber and Lou Bemiller. I was in the pits by myself and I also had John Lewis…he comes to the shop but doesn’t come in the pits every night but he gave me a helping hand during the week to get this thing going,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force Shock Dyno; Innovative Graphics backed #5M.

Current Fremont Fence 305 Sprint point leader Jamie Miller led all 25 laps of the feature but his 16th career Attica win wasn’t easy as defending track champion Paul Weaver stormed from his 12th starting spot to battle Miller the final four laps. Miller is now tied with Joe Keegan for sixth on the division’s all-time win list at Attica Raceway Park.

“I heard him (Weaver) with about two to go and I figured I’d better pick it up when I saw his nose. I gathered it up and ran a little harder. Finally getting this new race car figured out a little better and this is my kind of race track tonight. I think we won this night a year ago,” said Miller beside his Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry; Fostoria Mod Shop; Advanced Industrial; Crown Battery; Dick’s Auto Supply sponsored #66.

Stuart Brubaker and Parker Price Miller were scheduled to comprise the front row of the 40 lap All Star feature but Price Miller experienced engine woes before the green flew and went pit side putting Andrews to the outside front row. At the drop of the green Andrews bolted into the lead over Stuart Brubaker, Mintz, Reed, Caleb Armstrong, Foos and Helms. It quickly became a three car battle for the lead between Andrews, Mintz and Reed before the caution flew for a Jody Keegan spin with two laps scored.

On the restart Andrews, Mintz and Reed again raced side by side with Brubaker and Helms battling for fourth before another caution for a Roger Campbell spin. When the green came back out so did the tremendous battle up front before another caution for sixth running Caleb Armstrong flew with seven laps scored. This time on the restart Andrews was able to pull away slightly as Mintz and Reed battled for second with Helms and a closing Broc Martin racing hard for fourth.

The leaders prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic on lap 14 as Reed took second and closed quickly on Andrews. Andrews benefitted from a Brady Bacon spin on lap 16, giving the leader a clear track. On the ensuing restart Mintz drove back into second but Reed continued to battle hard. At the half-way Andrews, Mintz and Reed were waging a war for the top spot with Martin, Helms and Foos in tow. With 15 laps to go lapped traffic again came into play as the trio of Andrews, Mintz and Reed sliced and diced through the lapped cars.

Reed took second on lap 26 and used a lapped machine as a pick to steal the lead on lap 28. Reed now had to deal with the lapped cars and Andrews was right on his rear bumper with Mintz a half car back when the caution flew for a Hunter Mackison spin with nine laps remaining. Reed got a fantastic restart and pulled away from Andrews with Mintz, Foos, Martin and Brubaker giving chase. With five laps remaining Reed had built his lead to 1.5 seconds over Andrews, Mintz, Foos, Martin and Brubaker.

As Reed continued to edge away, Mintz moved into second on lap 37 and quickly chopped into leader’s advantage. As they took the white flag Mintz was within half a car length of Reed while Andrews’ car began to lose power. Reed would hold off Mintz for the victory with Foos taking third on the last lap.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Markham and Jim Gingery brought the field to green with Markham gaining the advantage over third starting Shiels, Cody Scott and Gingery. Ben Mott would coast to a stop after a lap was completed. On the single file restart Markham blasted away at the cushion while Shiels patrolled the bottom with Scott, Rob Anderzack, Gingery, Dave Hornikel and Doug Drown giving chase.

The caution flew on lap 11 for a tangle involving Brad Wade and Jeff Warnick. Markham pulled away slightly on the restart over Shiels, Anderzack, Drown, Mike Bores and Scott. Markham’s lead began to dissipate with seven laps to go as Shiels and Drown closed quickly. A caution for Jarrett Rendel on lap 19 put Shiels and Drown right on Markham’s rear bumper. That trio battled hard when the green reappeared but another caution with three laps remaining gave everyone one more shot at Markham.

The Ashland, Ohio driver was just too good on the restart. But, Shiels mounted a last lap challenge but ran out of time as Markham drove to the checkers over Drown who got around Shiels in the last corner. Bores and Scott rounded out the top five.

Ryan French and Miller set the pace at the start of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Miller gaining the advantage. French would spin after a lap was complete, collecting Chase Baker. Miller blasted the extreme high line on the restart to pull away from a great battle for second between Steve Rando, Jordan Ryan, Bobby Clark and John Ivy. However, Ryan’s good run would end as he coasted to a stop on lap three.

When the green flew again so did Miller as he once again began pulling away. Meanwhile the battle for second was entertaining involving Rando, Clark, Ivy and Weaver. Weaver drove into third by lap eight and quickly closed on Rando. Ivy coasted to a stop on lap 12 for the feature’s final caution.

Miller again pulled away on the restart as the battle for second intensified between Rando and Weaver. Weaver moved into the runner-up position on lap 14 and slowly ate away at Miller’s advantage. With five laps to go Weaver was right on Miller’s rear bumper. Miller did an excellent job of rim-riding to maintain the lead even as Weaver raced to his inside on numerous occasions.

Miller drove to the win over Weaver, Rando, Clark and Ricky Peterson.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 2 on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor/Sutton Bank/AmeriGas/Kear’s Speed Shop Night. It’s Scouts Nights with all scouts and their scout masters who arrive in uniform getting in free. It’s also dollar hot dog night. It is an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics point night and the third installment of the “North vs. South” battle with the teams from the Ohio Sprint Car Series. The UMP late models and 305 sprints are also in action.
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, May 27, 2017

Foster’s Auto Body/Adkins Group Night

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series

Starting position [*]

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.408; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.431; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam, 12.432; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.568; 5. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.631; 6. 4-Brian Smith, 12.641; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.666; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.859; 9. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.92; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.967; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.252; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 13.628

Group (B)

1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.241; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.289; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.2891; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.345; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.371; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.392; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.393; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.501; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.535; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 12.697; 11. 9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.854; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.304

Group (C)

1. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.075; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.388; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.3881; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.404; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.516; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.6; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.668; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.855; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.023; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.033; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.086; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.274

Group (D)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.32; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.363; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.486; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker, 12.526; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 12.543; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.583; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.839; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.009; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.047; 10. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.153; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.44; 12. 25M-Ken Mackey, 13.653

Heat #1 – Group (A) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn [4]; 5. 4-Brian Smith [6]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 11. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 12. 26-Tayler Malsam [2]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [11]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [8]; 10. 45L-Brian Lay [9]; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 11. 51-John Garvin [12]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [11]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [10]; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer

1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 14. 25M-Ken Mackey [14]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer

1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay [5]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [4]; 4. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree [7]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [9]; 7. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [12]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [16]; 10. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 12. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [11]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus [13]; 14. 26-Tayler Malsam [3]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker [10]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn [12]; 13. 4-Brian Smith [16]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [14]; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [21]; 17. 45L-Brian Lay [18]; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 19. 60-Jody Keegan [19]; 20. 5K-Adam Kekich [20]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison [25]; 23. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree [23]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 26. 2-Parker Price-Miller [24]

Hard Charger: 7-Shawn Valenti +7

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 3. 26-Ryan French[1] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 8S-Joe Sylvester[4] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[2]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 3X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 23-Chase Baker[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 1X-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 94K-Kevin Mingus[1] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 11X-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[3] ; 7. 67-Allan Ferrell[7]

B-Main 1 – (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[9] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[11] ; 9. 8S-Joe Sylvester[5] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 11. 14-Luke Daugherty[8] ; 12. 67-Allan Ferrell[12]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 10. 1X-Matt Foos[10] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[18] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 14. 23-Chase Baker[14] ; 15. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 16. 3X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 17. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 18. 2L-Landon LaLonde[13] ; 19. 11X-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 20. 26-Ryan French[1]

Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +11

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 1-Ben Mott[6] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 4. 28-Kent Brewer[5] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 6. 12M-Bobby Michaels[2] ; 7. 006-Jarrett Kendel[3]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 19-Cody Scott[1] ; 3. 8A-Rob Anderzack[6] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[4] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 6. 12D-Kyle Dukeshire[2] ; 7. 240X-Charlie Duncan[5]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 69-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 4. 23-Brad Wade[3] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[5] ; 6. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[2]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[12] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 5. 19-Cody Scott[4] ; 6. 28-Kent Brewer[11] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[2] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[13] ; 9. 69-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 10. 23-Brad Wade[7] ; 11. 42*-Bob Mayer[15] ; 12. 8A-Rob Anderzack[6] ; 13. 12M-Bobby Michaels[16] ; 14. 006-Jarrett Kendel[18] ; 15. 71-Dave Hornikel[8] ; 16. 17X-Dustin Keegan[14] ; 17. 12D-Kyle Dukeshire[17] ; 18. 1-Ben Mott[9] ; 19. 240X-Charlie Duncan[19] ; 20. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[20]

Hard Charger: 240-Doug Drown +10

Racing Optics has the Brad Doty Classic covered

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dirt track racers not only need to have clear vision on the track, but their crews also need the GoPro cameras to provide clear video to help them make adjustments to the cars. Racing Optics has the drivers and the GoPros covered. And once again Racing Optics will have the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic covered, returning as the event’s presenting sponsor.

Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics returns to Attica Raceway Park in Attica , Ohio on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12).

“Racing Optics’ tearoffs are simply the best tearoffs in racing. Racing Optics is continually looking for ways to incorporate their unique and patented tearoff design into other areas including the GoClear tearoffs for GoPros which many teams utilize as learning tools,” said Brad Doty , co-promoter of the race.

“Racing Optics began as a heat race sponsor for the Brad Doty Classic back in 2009 and stepped up to be the presenting sponsor the very next year. I feel very fortunate to have them back on board for 2017,” added Doty.

Racing Optics®, Inc. is located in Las Vegas , Nevada , and was founded in 1999 by Bart, Steve and Seth Wilson. Racing Optics®, Inc. and the Wilson family have deep roots in the racing industry dating back to the 1940’s where the father of Bart and Steve, Dempsey Wilson, began building and racing roadsters and even went on to race the Indy 500. The competitive spirit that racing requires has helped the Wilson family drive their respective businesses to become very successful.

Racing Optics®, Inc. is the proprietor and only manufacturer of Laminated Tearoffs. Racing Optics®, Inc. has become a staple and even a necessity to every racer in every category of motor sports, including NASCAR, Formula1, dirt track racing and motocross. Racing Optics®, Inc. is the only manufacturer qualified to sell Laminated Tearoffs to the U.S. Military and proudly sells to many well known companies.

For more information on Racing Optics go to www.racingoptics.com

This year will mark the 13th 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 21 different winners in the 26 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 all season. Reserved seats are $35 (add $2 per ticket if using a credit card and $1 per order if mailed in United States.). Go to www.atticaracewaypark and click on the banner at the top of the home page to view the reserved seating chart. General admission tickets are $30.

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
2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

5.12.17 Results Underground Utilities Inc. Night

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cloverdale, Ohio’s Jared Horstman dominated the return of 360ci sprint car racing to Attica Raceway Park Friday night, May 12. He took the lead in the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS)/K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance (NRA) feature on lap three and, despite a caution with two laps to go, easily earned his first victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant on Underground Utilities Inc. Night.

It was Horstman’s third win of 2017 and his second GLSS win in a row as he took the season opener at I-96 Raceway in Michigan last Friday. It marked the first time 360ci sprint cars have competed at Attica Raceway Park since 2013.

“I put this thing on the cushion and just let it eat. I know that’s the fast way around this place. The few laps we made earlier this year here helped out. We kept the fuel load light and with all those cautions I was kind of getting worried about that. I said I wanted to park it on the horse track and we did. The most features I’ve ever won in a season was nine. The way this car is going we are going for 10 or more this year,” said Horstman beside his M&W Construction; Ottoville Lumber Co.; Kountry Kennels; K&L Ready Mix; Dale’s Concrete; Schnipke Brothers Tire; Miller Precision; Vorst Paving; Miller Construction; Hume Supply; Elida Depot; Troy Rampe Construction backed #17.

In only his second night of racing in 2017, Cygnet, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock took the lead from Casey Noonan after he made a bobble on lap 17, and drove to his 11th career Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model win. Babcock is tied for fourth in the division’s all-time win list

“I ran this car once at Eldora…it’s a pretty good piece. Noonan definitely had the race won. I couldn’t quite get him and then he bobbled just a little in one and two to give me a shot at it. We’re pretty happy to get this win with all the people who help us out…Craig Miller Trucking, Best Performance Motorsports and Sauce and all his crew and Josh Richards helps us out,” Babcock said.

In the Fremont Fence 305 sprints it looked like Nate Dussel was headed to his second win of the year but a mechanical issue sidelined him with five laps in. Then Jordan Ryan seemed to have the field covered until something went amiss with his car with eight laps to go. Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver was there to take advantage as he drove to his fourth win of the year and 39th of his career at Attica. He now has five total 305 sprint victories in 2017 out of the six races he has competed in, with only an engine failure a month ago stopping his sweep.

“They gave that one to me. Dussel had me covered and then lapped traffic got first and second bottled up. I was happy with fourth but if they want to give me the win I’ll take it. They’re all back in the pits whining and bitching for them to tech me. Go ahead and tech me and them…they’ll all be slowed down but me,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center; Tender Touch Car Wash; Miller Rigging backed #1W.

In the 360ci sprint feature Devon Dobie and Kyle Sauder led the field to green but a Gregg Dalman spin would necessitate another start. On the second attempt Mike Burkin lost a wheel and Noah Dunlap spun. The third try for a start was the charm as Sauder grabbed the lead over Dobie, Horstman, Chase Ridenour, Dustin Daggett, Phil Gressman and Nate Dussel. Horstman drove into second on lap two and immediately pressured Sauder for the lead, grabbing the top spot on lap three.

Butch Schroeder brought out the caution when he stopped on lap six just as Horstman was entering lapped traffic. When the green appeared Horstman drove away while Sauder ran comfortably in second with Dobie third and a great battle for fourth between Daggett, Ridenour and Gressman. Dunlap spun on lap nine to wipe out Horstman’s big advantage. Once again when the green flew Horstman drove away.

Horstman blasted into lapped traffic with 10 laps to go but Sauder and Dobie could not close. The leader made a daring move on lap 19, splitting two lapped cars in turns three and four to maintain his big advantage while Sauder and Dobie battled for second and Ridenour and Daggett continuing their battle for fourth. Brady Locke brought out the final caution with just two laps to go, once again erasing a huge Horstman lead.

On the restart Horstman pulled away while Dobie slipped off the track in turn two, allowing Sauder to ride comfortably in second. Horstman took the checkers over Sauder, Ridenour, Daggett and Gressman.

In the 25-lap late model feature – the first of the year in the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge – Casey Noonan and Cody Scott paced the field to green with Noonan gaining the advantage. The first of several cautions during the first half of the race fell on lap three with Noonan leading Scott, Ryan Missler, Babcock and Doug Drown. Missler took second on lap four with Babcock moving into third on lap five. Babcock and Missler engaged in a torrid battle over the next handful of laps with Drown joining the fun by lap eight.

A caution for debris on lap 10 would spawn five more yellows over the next five laps. On a restart on lap 13 Babcock actually pulled off a great slider for the lead but the caution flew, giving Noonan back the top spot. Following another restart on lap 15, Noonan would bobble on the cushion in turns one and two and Babcock pounced, driving into the lead. Noonan then had his hands full from Drown and Ryan Markham with Scott and Matt Irey staying close.

Babcock hit lapped traffic with five laps to go and Drown and Markham closed. Babcock picked his way through and drove to the win over Drown, Markham, Scott and Noonan.

Kyle Capodice and Nate Dussel brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305ci sprint feature but Chase Baker stopped necessitating another start. When the green flew Dussel wasted little time driving away from the field while Capodice, Jordan Ryan and Kelsey Ivy battled for second. By lap four Dussel held a three second lead over Capodice, Ryan, Bobby Clark, Jamie Miller, Kelsey Ivy and Weaver. Heartbreak befell Dussel on lap five as his car coasted to a stop.

On the ensuing restart Ryan blasted around Capodice to take the lead with Clark, Weaver and Miller in tow. Ryan encountered heavy lapped traffic by lap 11 which allowed Capodice to close. Something broke on Ryan’s mount on lap 18 as he coasted to a stop, just as Weaver had taken the lead. Weaver faced one more challenge with the caution flying on lap 21. He would get a great restart and drove to the win over Miller who got around Capodice on the final lap, Clark and Landon LaLonde rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 19 for the Eric Phillips 29th Anniversary Classic presented by American Powersports and Kear’s Speed Shop. It will be an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics point night for the 410 sprints and a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints as they battle for $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports. The late models are also in action.

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Attica Raceway Park
Underground Utilities Inc. Night
Starting position [*]

GLSS/NRA 360 Sprints –

Qualifying
1.28-Phil Gressman, 13.590; 2.2S-Kyle Sauder, 13.626; 3.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.696; 4.17-Jared Horstman, 13.718; 5.16B-Max Stambaugh, 13.777; 6.6S-Nate Dussel, 13.788; 7.B20-Butch Schroeder, 13.804; 8.11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.808; 9.20B-Cody Bova, 13.821; 10.85-Dustin Daggett, 13.860; 11.11-Tim Allison, 13.881; 12.23-Devon Dobie, 13.923; 13.15-Brandon Ferguson, 13.948; 14.18-Todd Heuerman, 14.032; 15.49T-Gregg Dalman, 14.089; 16.57-Noah Dunlap, 14.280; 17.6-Sean Hosey, 14.320; 18.11H-Shawn Hubler, 14.549; 19.5W-Jeff Williams, 14.670; 20.48-Mike Burkin, 15.139; 21.4-Brady Locke, 15.468; 22.3T-Ralph Brakenberry, 15.609; 23.20I-Matt Foos, 99.980;

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 85-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[4] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[2] ; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson[5] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 7. 57-Noah Dunlap[6] ; 8. 3T-Ralph Brakenberry[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 2S-Kyle Sauder[4] ; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[2] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 4. 16B-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 5. 18-Todd Heuerman[5] ; 6. 6-Sean Hosey[6] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 6S-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 4. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[5] ; 6. 11H-Shawn Hubler[6] ; 7. 4-Brady Locke[7]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 2. 2S-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[3] ; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[6] ; 5. 28-Phil Gressman[7] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 7. 6S-Nate Dussel[5] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 9. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 10. 11-Tim Allison[8] ; 11. 18-Todd Heuerman[14] ; 12. 49T-Gregg Dalman[15] ; 13. B20-Butch Schroeder[10] ; 14. 5W-Jeff Williams[16] ; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[13] ; 16. 4-Brady Locke[21] ; 17. 57-Noah Dunlap[19] ; 18. 3T-Ralph Brakenberry[22] ; 19. 6-Sean Hosey[17] ; 20. 48-Mike Burkin[20] ; 21. 16B-Max Stambaugh[11]
Hard Charger: 4-Brady Locke +5

305 Sprints –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 5. 94K-Kevin Mingus[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 8. 3X-Brad Keckler[4]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 11X-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[4] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 7. 42-Ray Thurston[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[6]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 5. 23-Chase Baker[3] ; 6. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 7. 1X-Tyler Street[5] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 3. 14-Luke Daugherty[2] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[9] ; 6. 1X-Tyler Street[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 42-Ray Thurston[5]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 10. 14-Luke Daugherty[18] ; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 12. 3X-Brad Keckler[19] ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[17] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 15. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[14] ; 16. 11X-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[20] ; 18. 94K-Kevin Mingus[13] ; 19. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 20. 23-Chase Baker[15]
Hard Charger; 36-Seth Schneider +9

Late Models –

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[6] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[4] ; 4. 69-Jeff Warnick[3] ; 5. 97-Brett Miller[7] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 240X-Charlie Duncan[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 4. 19-Cody Scott[5] ; 5. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 7. 8A-Rob Anderzack[3]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[7] ; 6. 12M-Bobby Michaels[1] ; 7. 59M-Andrew Myers[5]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 7B-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[9] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 4. 19-Cody Scott[4] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 7. 77-Steve Kester[14] ; 8. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 9. 97-Brett Miller[13] ; 10. 03-Jim Gingery[17] ; 11. 69-Jeff Warnick[2] ; 12. 12M-Bobby Michaels[18] ; 13. 59M-Andrew Myers[21] ; 14. 15B-Mike Bores[11] ; 15. 1-Ben Mott[15] ; 16. 50Y-Ryan Missler[6] ; 17. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 18. 30-Nate Potts[16] ; 19. 240X-Charlie Duncan[12] ; 20. 8A-Rob Anderzack[20] ; 21. 17X-Dustin Keegan[19]
Hard Charger: 59m-Andrew Myers +8