Biggest Names In Sprint Car Racing To Appear In 2006

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Feb. 17, 2006) – Attica Raceway Park will be the place to be for race fans on Friday nights in 2006. The schedule has 24 race nights, including events that will bring in the biggest names in sprint car racing, along with special events for the popular 305 sprints and limited late models.

“Our goal was to get race fans excited about coming to the track on Friday nights….something that will have them looking forward to the weekend,” said new ARP promoter John Bores. “This schedule is aggressive and gives fans a variety of entertaining events.”

ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune agreed.

“Thanks to the many area businesses stepping up to become marketing partners with us, we were able to put together a schedule that will be one of the most exciting, entertaining and competitive in the Midwest,” LeJeune said.

The 2006 season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue begins Friday, March 31, with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates (raindate of Saturday, April 1). All three divisions are back in action Friday, April 7, followed by the traditional Coors Light Spring Nationals featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday (limited lates also) and Saturday (305 sprints), April 14 and 15.

Underground Utilities sponsors the racing action on Friday, April 21, with all three divisions on the card, with the limited lates running for $1,000 to win.

Bazel Oil night on Friday, April 28, features the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and the American Late Model Series (ALMS). Pepsi Night follows on May 5, honoring the local Scouts, with all three divisions racing.

Kistler Engines presents the World of Outlaws on Friday, May 12, as four-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell, Jac Haudenschild and others battle the tough Attica regulars like Byron Reed, Mike Linder, Brandon Martin and more. The limited lates will also be in competition.

The races on May 19 are sponsored by Strawberry Hill/South Ridge Shell with the regular three divisions in action, along with the first of six appearances of the dirt trucks.

Kistler Engines will present the National Sprint Tour on Friday, May 26, as Steve “The King” Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahon, Jason Meyers, Jason Sides, Lucas Wolfe, Tim Shaffer and others come to do battle on the third mile high banked dirt track. The limited lates are also in competition.

Long-time ARP supporter Burns Electric sponsors the racing on Friday, June 2, with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited lates and dirt trucks in action.

Attica Raceway Park will pay tribute to all track champions over the past 18 years on Friday, June 9, as Legendz Sports Bar & Grill sponsors racing action with all three regular divisions on the card, along with the vintage race cars.

Another long-time ARP backer, East of Chicago Pizza, will sponsor the action on Friday, June 16, with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates racing. Quality Welding will sponsor the Friday, June 23 racing which features the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and the ALMS late models, with the excitement continuing just two days later, as Attica kicks off the All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Sunday, June 25 (limited lates on the card).

Racing resumes Friday, July 7, as Smith Family Frosted Foods – in association with Hampton Inn of Tiffin, Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, Carmella’s Italian Ristorante, and Surf’n Turf Specialties – celebrates “Christmas in July,” with all three regular divisions in action, along with the dirt trucks. Fans are encouraged to dress for the occasion.

UUI again sponsors racing on Friday, July 14, with all three divisions in action ($1,000 to win for the limited lates).

The Short Track Shootout weekend kicks off Friday, July 21. at Attica, as the National Sprint Tour comes back to town (limited lates on the card). The NST travels down the road to Fremont the next night.

Budweiser Night – Friday, July 28 – features the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates, followed on Friday, Aug. 4, with the 305 Engine Builders Challenge (Griff’s Engines, Level Performance, Gressman Powersports, O’Flaherty Engines and Hampshire Racing Engines) for the 410 and 305 sprints, limited lates and the dirt trucks.

There will be no racing on Friday, Aug. 11 for the Attica Independent Fair.

The Second Annual Attica Summer Nationals will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19. Friday night’s action has the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and ALMS late models on the card, while Saturday’s card has the Kear’s Speedshop Open Wheel Onslaught with the 410 sprints, 360 sprints and 305 sprints.

The Baumann Auto Group – supplier of the 2006 ARP Pace Truck – will sponsor Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Aug. 26, with the dirt trucks joining the regular divisions of 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates.

Season Championship Night – final race of 2006 at ARP – will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, with the 410 and 305 sprints, limited lates and dirt trucks in action.

For more information log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Rules Modifications For Limited Late Models Announced

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2006) – The exciting and competitive limited late model division at Attica Raceway Park will undergo a few rule changes in 2006. Limited late model rules for 2006 will apply under UMP guidelines with the following exceptions:

-Aluminum motors will be allowed, but cars utilizing them must add 150 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Weight must be completely located in front of the center line of the front shocks.

-Aluminum heads will be allowed, but cars utilizing them must add 50 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Weight must be completely located in front of the center line of the front shocks.

-All weights must be properly secured.

-The limited late models will not have a tire rule or a weight rule.

“We believe this will make it easier for our regular competitors to find affordable parts and to be able to compete at other tracks with the regular late model divisions during other nights of the weekend. It might also give late model drivers a chance to compete at Attica on Fridays,” said Attica Promoter John Bores, himself a limited late model driver.

All rules and specifications in all weekly divisions are subject to change at Attica Raceway Park’s discretion.
For more information, contact ARP Director of Operations Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606.

Exciting Marketing Opportunities at Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Jan. 26, 2006) – With the country’s top sanctioning bodies and some of the best weekly Friday night racing you will find anywhere, Attica Raceway Park presents many exciting marketing opportunities for area businesses.

According to ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune, there are many forms of sponsorship available for the 2006 season. The action-packed 24 race schedule will provide valuable exposure for area businesses to the
thousands of race fans that come each week to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant.

“Race fans are the most loyal customers around. They buy and use the goods and products they see supporting the sport they love,” said LeJeune.

ARP Promoter John Bores is offering 4-foot by 8-foot billboards to be displayed in front of the race fans all season. Race night sponsorships for companies also offer many benefits. And, the ultimate sponsorship bargain is a skybox of your very own for each event. The skyboxes are available in two packages featuring six or eight seats with a choice of general admission passes or pit pass access pricing.
To learn how you can team up with Attica Raceway Park and the exciting marketing possibilities available, contact LeJeune at 419-426-8911 or 419-680-5606

No Major Rule Changes For 305 Sprints, Some Changes For Limited Lates

ATTICA, Ohio (January 21, 2006) – To help keep costs down for the teams competing in the 305 sprint division, Attica Raceway Park will not have any major rule changes for the 2006 season which begins Friday, March 31. There will be, however, some rule alterations for the limited late model class.

The major rule change for the late models will be aluminum heads and/or aluminum motors will be allowed with weight additions to the front of the car. Weight amounts to be determined and announced in the very near future.

“Being that the 2006 season is just around the corner, we didn’t want to issue any major surprises to the 305 teams,” said Rex LeJeune, ARP Director of Operations. “We want to cooperate with Fremont Speedway on rules to help keep costs down.”

LeJeune said tech procedures for the 305 sprints and limited late models and any minor rule changes will be forthcoming in the very near future.
“Ohio’s Finest Racing” begins at Attica on Friday, March 31. The first two Friday night racing programs – March 31 and April 7 – will have a raindate the next night (Saturdays, April 1 and 8).

New Era Begins at Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai ATTICA, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2006) – The 2006 racing season will usher in a new era at Attica Raceway Park, including a new promoter and new, exciting racing events at “Ohio’s Finest Friday Night Racing” venue.

Bellevue businessman John Bores takes over as the track’s new promoter. Bores, who has competed at the one-third mile high banked oval the past few years in the limited late model division, recently signed a contract with
the Attica Fair Association Board. Bores, owner of Underground Utilities Inc. (UUI), long-time sponsor of four-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah’s Harble Motorsports sprint car, is excited about the opportunities that are ahead for Attica Raceway Park.

“We have many improvements planned to not only the facility, but to the race program to make it exciting and fun for the fans and drivers,” said Bores. “Attica has a long tradition of running entertaining, efficient programs and we plan to continue that. We have an exciting, diversified schedule planned for 2006.”

Bores has hired Rex LeJeune as ARP’s Director of Operations. LeJeune, who got his start in racing as a flagman at Fremont Speedway, ARP and Eldora Speedway, has held leadership positions with many different race organizations, most recently the last two seasons as the competition director for the Mid-American Sprint Series. LeJeune has worked with the World of Outlaws, including serving as the competition director for the former Gumout Series, and the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I’m looking forward to working with John Bores. He is a man of integrity and has Attica’s and racing’s best interest in mind,” said LeJeune.

Both Bores and LeJeune are looking forward to working with the dedicated Attica staff, race teams, sponsors and especially the race fans.

“I’m especially excited about reviving the Attica tradition and returning the excitement and fun to Attica every Friday night. When Attica opened in 1988, the fans, race teams and the staff couldn’t wait for Friday to get here to go racing,” LeJeune continued.

The 2006 schedule is progressing with some outstanding professional series invading ARP.

“We’re ready to hit the ground running and I’m excited about the 2006 season,” LeJeune said. “Put the traveling series together with some of the best weekly racing in the country and good weather and 2006 could be a great year for Attica Raceway Park.”

The new era begins with opening night on Friday, March 31, with the 410 winged sprints, 305 sprints and limited late models.

Action at ARP heats up quickly, as the World of Outlaws drivers like Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell, Jac Haudenschild, Jeremy Campbell and Chad Kemenah will challenge the tough ARP regulars such as 2004 champion Byron Reed, Mike Linder, David Harrison, Alvin Roepke, Bruce Robenalt and more on May 12.

“The King,” Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahon, Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides, Lucas Wolfe, Tim Shaffer and more come to town as the new National Sprint Tour visits on May 26 and July 21.

The popular All Star Circuit of Champions are scheduled to make several appearances in 2006, kicking it off with the traditional Sprint Nationals, April 14 and 15. The All Stars will kick off the popular Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Sunday, June 25.