FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 29, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Brock Martin ended a two year winless streak in 410 sprint car racing Friday, June 29, claiming his first ever win at Attica Raceway Park. Martin, who destroyed a car a few weeks ago while battling for the lead at Attica, had to take some time off as well due to an illness.
Martin, from Wooster, Ohio, used a lapped car as a pick to take the lead from Adam Kekich on lap 18 and drove away for the victory on Baumann Auto Group/Kear’s Speed Shop/Edward Jones-Mike Neill Advisor Fan Appreciation Night.
“Joe and Diane Seeling took a chance on me and I can’t thank them enough. Floyd, JR and everyone that helps out on this. Last year we struggled and this year we brought on my dad and my buddy Matt to help out. I knew I had to utilize the top and make what I could out of it. That’s where I like to run at this place…where you can really get after it. I was struggling off of two but I think everyone was a little bit. My dad always tells me to keep digging so I kept digging,” Martin said beside his Sugar Street Bar & Grill, Northwest Ohio Towing, Beaverdam Fleet Service, Guerne Heights Drive-In, Kistler Racing Products backed #97.
“This is the first time I’ve had a win since my Grandma passed away at the end of 2016 so this one is for her and my family, my mom and dad and my brother who worked for Jason Johnson for two years. We’re definitely thinking about his family. My girlfriend Samantha has been an absolute rock in my life and has put me in the right direction. My brother’s wife Kate is a big supporter of me too. I can’t thank all those people enough,” Martin added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
Craig Mintz finished third to maintain his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Mintz, who battled the last eight laps of the race with T.J. Michael, required medical attention due to the hot conditions following the race, though he was alert and talking to the EMTs.
Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler, a five-time Attica late model track champion, ended a four year winless streak, holding off Ryan Markham and leading all 25 laps for his 12th career victory at the track placing him fifth all time for the division.
“It’s been a very, very, very long time. The car was so good….it felt like old times. I can’t thank Jerry and Dave and all my guys enough for all the hard work to finally get us back here. I was really good around the top. I saw Ryan (Markham) stick his nose under me early and I tried the bottom and wasn’t that bad but the top was where I needed to be. Hats off to John and Pork Chop on a fantastic track,” said Missler beside his Posi-Flow by Slucket, SCS Gearbox, King Industrial Supply, Terry McConnell Excavating, York Fabrication, Handy Grafix, Missler’s Sweets, Turn Key Blog Team, Wilson’s Barber Shop backed #50Y.
“I could smell rubber and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from but I can see it was me now,” he added about his car with a shattered right rear quarter panel. “I really don’t remember getting into anyone to cause that.”
Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller has been on a roll in 305 sprint competition. He inherited the lead when John Ivy pulled off on lap nine and picked his way through traffic to score his third straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro win. It was the second of the year at Attica for the former track champion and the 19th of his career at the track, moving him into fifth on the division’s all-time win list. Miller avoided disaster with five laps to go when he clipped an infield tire barrier but was able to keep rolling.
“I think I felt one…I nicked it a little bit. I’m kind of in shock that we’re here again. It’s three FAST races. It’s pretty cool. I was picking and choosing when I had to run a little harder to get by the lappers. Most of them were messing up here and there and I just had to be there to capitalize. Motor was a little warm there toward the end and it would stumble on me if I got crossed up too much,” Miller said beside his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.
In the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main, Adam Kekich and TJ Michael brought the field to green with Kekich gaining the advantage. Action ground to a half with two laps in when Shawn Valenti took a tumble, with Jess Stiger and Dan McCarron caught up in the crash. Valenti was uninjured while both McCarron and Stiger were able to rejoin the race.
A lap and another caution for a Paige Polyak spin.. When the green flew Kekich maintained the lead while Michael and Martin battled for second. Martin was finally able to take the runner-up spot on lap seven while Michael now battled with Mintz. Kekich began to pull away until he reeled in the back of the pack at the half-way point. Martin closed the gap quickly and when Kekich got hung up on the bottom groove by a lapped car, Martin drove to his outside to take the lead on lap 19. Once in the lead Martin steadily pulled away while the battle for second had the huge crowd on the edge of their seats.
Mintz was able to take second on lap 21 and Michael followed into third a lap later. As Martin blasted his way around the lapped cars Mintz and Michael swapped the runner-up spot several times. Martin drove to the checkers while Michael got by Mintz on the last corner of the last lap for the runner-up finish. Tim Shaffer and Cap Henry rounded out the top five.
In the Summit Racing Equipment 25-lap late model A-main, Matt Shipley and Missler paced the field to the green with Missler taking the lead over Ryan Markham, Shipley, Devin Shiels, Steve Kester and Dustin Keegan. Nate Potts and Steve Sabo spun to bring out the first caution with just three laps in with Missler leading Markham, Shiels, Shipley and Kester. When the green flew it became a four car break-away at the front with Missler, Markham, Shiels and Kester running nose to tail.
Just as things were heating up for the lead between Missler and Markham as they raced into lapped traffic Potts spun again giving Missler a clear track. Missler and Markham resumed their torrid battle up front when the green reappeared with Shiels, Kester and Mike Bores staying within striking distance. With five laps to go Sabo brought out the final caution. Missler got a fantastic restart and drove away for the win over Markham, Kester, Bores and Dan Wallace.
Miller and John Ivy paced the field for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint A-main which took four attempts to get a lap scored as Justin Adams coasted to a stop on the first try followed by a Jerry Dahms tip-over on the second attempt and a Matt Russell spin on the third try. On the fourth green Ivy took the lead over Miller, Dustin Stroup, Jason Keckler, Kyle Peters and Kyle Capodice. As Ivy and Miller pulled away, Stroup and Peters swapped the third position several times before the caution flew on lap six.
Ivy got a tremendous restart and pulled away from Miller as Peters claimed third over Stroup and Capodice. But, something went amiss for Ivy as he pulled to the pits before lap nine was scored, handing the lead to Miller. Miller worked his way through traffic like a surgeon but with eight laps to go Peters had cut into his lead with Capodice and Paul Weaver also closing. Miller struck one of the infield tires with five to go as he exited turn four, but he kept rolling though Peters and Weaver closed on his rear bumper.
Miller was able to drive tot he win over Peters, Weaver, Capodice and Stroup.
Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, July 6 on Bazell Race Fuels/Croghan Colonial Bank Night with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series, Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge and dirt trucks in action. The 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Attica on Tuesday, July 10 with a rain date of Wednesday, July 11.
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.
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Attica Raceway Park
Friday, June 29, 2018
Kear’s Speed Shop/Baumann Auto Group/Edward Jones-Mike Neill Advisor Night
Starting position – [*]
410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products
1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.949; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.949; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.991; 4.09-Craig Mintz, 13.004; 5.5R-Byron Reed, 13.145; 6.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.259; 7.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.310; 8.5T-Travis Philo, 13.324; 9.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.336; 10.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.343; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.347; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.348; 13.4-Cap Henry, 13.391; 14.17-Caleb Helms, 13.399; 15.7X-Dylan Kingan, 13.407; 16.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.475; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.501; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.519; 19.98-Joe Trenca, 13.520; 20.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.528; 21.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.579; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.651; 23.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.776; 24.53-Brayden Fox, 13.811; 25.27B-Boston Mead, 13.815; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.831; 27.2+-Brian Smith, 14.067; 28.41-Thomas Schinderle, 14.091; 29.21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.164; 30.96AU-Bruce White, 14.612;
Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 5. 53-Brayden Fox ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle ; 7. 7X-Dylan Kingan ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde
Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz ; 2. 23-DJ Foos ; 3. 97-Broc Martin ; 4. 27B-Boston Mead ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo ; 8. 16-Chris Andrews
Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 6. 98-Joe Trenca ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith
Heat 4, Group D – (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4-Cap Henry ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 4. 17-Caleb Helms ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki
B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews ; 5. 53-Brayden Fox ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 7. 98-Joe Trenca ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith ; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 11. 21N-Frankie Nervo ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White ; 13. 2L-Landon LaLonde ; 14. 7X-Dylan Kingan
A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 4-Cap Henry ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 9. 5R-Byron Reed ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews ; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 12. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo ; 14. 23-DJ Foos ; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak ; 16. 27B-Boston Mead ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 18. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 19. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 20. 17-Caleb Helms
Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +10
305 Sprints – Fremont Fence
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 83-Shane Call ; 2. 77I-John Ivy ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando ; 7. 14-Rick Daugherty ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms ; 8. 25R-Matt Russell
Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 4*-Tyler Street ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley ; 5. 09-Justin Adams ; 6. 70-Rick Donovan ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster
A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius ; 14. 73-Joe Armbruster ; 15. 83-Shane Call ; 16. 70-Rick Donovan ; 17. 14-Rick Daugherty ; 18. 25R-Matt Russell ; 19. 39C-Scott Riley ; 20. 77I-John Ivy ; 21. 19R-Steve Rando ; 22. 09-Justin Adams ; 23. 75-Jerry Dahms
Hard Charger: 47-Matt Lucius +9
Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 36-Matt Irey ; 2. 77-Steve Kester ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer ; 6. 17-Jeff Geis ; 7. 69W-Jeff Warnick
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn ; 4. 44-Matt Shipley ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo ; 7. 28S-Rody Schroyer
Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 30-Nate Potts ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan ; 5. 69M-John Mayes Jr. ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird ; 7. 23M-Brad Mitten
A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 3. 77-Steve Kester ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn ; 7. 44-Matt Shipley ; 8. 28-Kent Brewer ; 9. 69W-Jeff Warnick ; 10. 69M-John Mayes Jr. ; 11. 17-Jeff Geis ; 12. 69R-Doug Baird ; 13. 98-Tim Sabo ; 14. 17X-Dustin Keegan ; 15. 51-Devin Shiels ; 16. 16-Steve Sabo ; 17. 42*-Bob Mayer ; 18. 30-Nate Potts ; 19. 23M-Brad Mitten ; 20. 36-Matt Irey ; 21. 28S-Rody Schroyer
Hard Charger: 69W-Jeff Warnick +10