8.26.06 Results

Keegan wins 54th at Attica; Bowman, Missler take first victories; Ward continues hot streak

By Brian Liskai: Attica, Ohio (Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006) – Mark Keegan served notice to the young 410 sprint drivers that he’s still a force to be reckoned with. The Fremont driver who leads all drivers in career feature wins at Attica Raceway Park, picked up his 54th victory Saturday at “Ohio’s Finest Racing Venue.”

While Keegan scored his second victory of the season, Shelby, Ohio’s Benny Bowman and Bellevue’s Ryan Missler took their first career wins in the 305 sprints and limited late models respectively. And, Bellevue’s Cory Ward continued his hot ways, scoring his third straight dirt truck feature win on Baumann Auto Group presents Fan Appreciation Night.

“We couldn’t catch a break the past couple of weeks having to start deep in the pack. We passed a lot of cars, but as tough as this competition is, it’s hard to run down the cars that start up front. We finally got to start up front (third) and the car felt good around the top,” said Keegan beside his Midwest Transportation, Edward Jones Financial Services, Jon Wright Custom Chrome sponsored #X.

Bowman, who has numerous wins in mini-sprint action to his credit, led all 25 laps in the 305 sprint feature, and held off a hard-charging Dustin Keegan at the end for the victory.

“I wasn’t going to let this one get away. We’ve worked so hard for this all year. I saw Dustin get under me those last few laps and I moved down a half of a groove to slow his momentum,” said Bowman beside his Never Compromise.com sponsored #55s.

Missler, last year’s rookie of the year in the limite late model division, held off former track champions Mike Marteney and Larry Kingseed to score his first career victory.

“Our plan was to run the bottom and it worked well. I have to thank my uncle, my dad and my fiancee for all they do for me,” said Missler next to his McElwain Construction, Missler Industries, Henry Motorsports, HMC Limited sponsored #50.

Ward has won the last three dirt truck features he has competed in, including two in a row at Attica, as he took the lead on the white flag lap.

“This thing is just driving so well now. We didn’t have any oil pressure in the heat…I didn’t know if the motor would last, but here we are,” said Ward beside his Excuses Lounge, Budweiser sponsored #18W.

In the 410 sprint feature, Bryan Scott jumped into the lead from his pole starting spot with Caleb Griffith, Keegan and Brock Mayes in tow. Mayes would spin on lap three to slow the action.On the restart, Keegan would move around Griffith to take the runner-up position. Keegan would driver around Scott on lap nine for the lead.

The yellow would slow the action on lap 16 for Niel Shepard who stalled while running fourth. The running order was Keegan, the lapped car of Bruce Robenalt, Scott, Griffith, Byron Reed, 11th starter Mike Linder, Greg Wilson, Todd Heller, Lee Jacobs and Brock Mayes who had worked his way back through the pack.

On the restart, Keegan jumped back into the lead with Scott in tow, as Linder now moved around both Reed and Griffith into third. With five laps to go, Keegan led with Linder now in second, Scott back to third, Reed and Mayes rounding out the top five. As the white flag flew, Keegan held a five car length advantage, as Linder bobbled off turn two allowing Scott to get a run under him. At the checkered it was Keegan, with Linder nipping Scott for second. Mayes would come home fourth with Reed rounding out the top five.

“On that last restart I moved the wing back too far and almost let Bryan Scott get a run under me,” said Keegan.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Bowman would jump into the lead from his pole starting spot with Dustin Keegan, rookie Chad Gullett, Stuart Brubaker and Ryan Lowe in tow.The first yellow would fly on lap four for Mark Lang. When the green went back out, Bowman continued to lead, but he couldn’t shake Keegan who stayed on his rear bumper.

Another yellow would slow the action on lap 6 with the running order Bowman, Keegan, Brubaker, Gullett and Scott Kraylek. By lap 10, all eyes were on last week’s winner Andy Shammo as he had moved from his 11th starting spot
to 6th.

Bowman would hit lapped traffic by lap 18, allowing Keegan to close. With just two laps remaining Keegan poked the nose of his #17x under Bowman. Bowman would move down the track to stop Keegan’s advance and hang on for the win. Brubaker, back in his own #35 would finish third with Scott Kraylek and Shammo rounding out the top five.

In the 20-lap limited late model feature, Mike Marteney would grab the early lead with Missler, Tim Sabo, Andy Fike and John Bores in tow. Following a lap 2 yellow, Missler began to pressure Marteney for the lead. Missler would drive under Marteney to grab the top spot on lap four. Another yellow would bunch the field up on lap five with the running order Missler, Marteney, Larry Kingseed, 12th starting Chester Fitch, Brandon Perkins and Steve Sabo.

Another yellow would fly on lap 7 and this time the driver on the move was Jeff McCoy who had gone from 11th to fifth. The race would run the remaining 13 laps caution-free, with Missler driving next to the large white tractor tires in the infield as he went on to score the win. Marteney, Kingseed, Fitch and Perkins would round out the top five.

“I was not going to budge from that bottom. I saw Mike (Marteney) a few times up top, but I had to block that out and just hit my marks,” said Missler.

In the 15-lap dirt truck feature, Shawn Valenti jumped into the early lead with Ron Kepling, Loren Schwochow and Ward in tow. The only yellow would fly on lap five with the running order Valenti, Kepling, Ward, Schwocho, 11th starting Paul Dymond and Steve Endicott. Ward would dispose of Kepling on the restart and seemed content to follow Valenti for the next few laps. As the white flag flew, Ward made his move, getting under Valenti exiting turn two. He would take the checkered, with Valenti, Kepling, Dymond and Endicott rounding out the top five.

“I saw just a little room open under him (Valenti) and I got a good run off turn two,” explained Ward of his winning move.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up its 19th season on Saturday, Sept. 2 on Burger King Championship Night for all four divisions. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

For more information log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park (8-26-06)

410 Super Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. W20-Greg Wilson; 2. 4N-Niel Shepard; 3. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 4. 16-Lee Jacobs; 5. 3L-Mike Linder; 6. F1-Jon Finsel; 7. 21-Rodney Morgan; 8. 40-Shane Helms

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 11B-Brock Mayes; 3. 10-David Harrison; 4. 14H-Todd Heller; 5. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 6. 53-John Ivy; 7. 75-Mike Hogan; 8. 27-Scott Euler

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. 8S-Craig Mintz; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin; 3. 5R-Bryon Reed; 4. 12-Caleb Griffith; 5. 1H-Kyle Cummins; 6. 55-Brian Smith; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo; 8. 2X-Rodney Duncan

B-main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. 55-Brian Smith; 2. 2X-Rodney Duncan; 3. 75-Mike Hogan; 4. F1-Jon Finsel; 5. 40-Shane Helms; 6. 10S-Roger Shammo; 7. 53-John Ivy; 8. 21-Rodney Morgan

A-main Starting Position []
1. X-Mark Keegan[3]; 2. 3L-Mike Linder[13]; 3. 37Z-Bryan Scott[1]; 4. 11B-Brock Mayes[5]; 5. 5R-Bryon Reed[6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 12-Caleb Griffith[2]; 8. 8S-Craig Mintz[11]; 9. 11M-Brandon Martin[10]; 10. 14H-Todd Heller[8]; 11. 10-David Harrison[12]; 12. 2X-Rodney Duncan[17]; 13. 75-Mike Hogan[18]; 14. 1H-Kyle Cummins[15]; 15. 55-Brian Smith[16]; 16. 16-Lee Jacobs[9]; 17. 98-Bruce Robenalt[14]; 18. 4N-Niel Shepard[4]; 19. F1-Jon Finsel[19]; 20. 40-Shane Helms[20]

305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 3. 21-Scott Kraylek; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 5. 11-Shawn Colvin; 6. 55-Brad Bowman; 7. 3X-Greg Summit; 8. 29-Chris Lang; 9. 44-Matt Karbler; 10. 25-Chris Pifher

Heat 2 – Advanced Limo (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. 48S-Andy Shammo; 2. 27-Bryan Sebetto; 3. 55S-Benny Bowman; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan; 5. 49-Coty Runion; 6. 65-Mark Lang; 7. 71-Bill Kraylek; 8. O6-Jeremy Aumend; 9. 18-Jim Dunhum

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. 5-Dustin Dinan; 2. 31-Chad Gullett; 3. 66L-Ryan Lowe; 4. O2-Kevin Lee; 5. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath; 9. 6-Ryan Dickey

B-main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 5 transfer to the A-main)
1. 55-Brad Bowman; 2. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 3. 65-Mark Lang; 4. 3X-Greg Summit; 5. 71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 29-Chris Lang; 7. 44-Matt Karbler; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 9. 6-Ryan Dickey; 10. 25-Chris Pifher; 11. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath; 12. O6-Jeremy Aumend

A-main Starting Position []
1. 55S-Benny Bowman[1]; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4]; 4. 21-Scott Kraylek[7]; 5. 48S-Andy Shammo[11]; 6. 31-Chad Gullett[3]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9]; 8. 66L-Ryan Lowe[8]; 9. 15C-Chris Andrews[5]; 10. 71-Bill Kraylek[20]; 11. 5-Dustin Dinan[6]; 12. 55-Brad Bowman[16]; 13. 25P-Mark Pridemore[17]; 14. 11-Shawn Colvin[13]; 15. 3X-Greg Summit[19]; 16. 27-Bryan Sebetto[12]; 17. O2-Kevin Lee[10]; 18. 49-Coty Runion[14]; 19. 65-Mark Lang[18]; 20. 15H-Mitchell Harble[15]

Late Models
Heat 1 – Budweiser & Griff’s Engines
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 98-Tim Sabo; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed; 5. 45-Mike Marteney; 6. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 7. 15B-Mike Bores; 8. 77C-Craig Corfman; 9. 12M-Michael Stiltner; 10. 69-John Mayes Jr.

Heat 2 – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin
1. 99M-John Mayes; 2. 99-Steve Sabo; 3. 92-Brandon Perkins; 4. 101-Chester Fitch; 5. 97-Andy Fike; 6. 30-Bill Clapp Jr.; 7. O1-Art Ball; 8. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 9. 23-Ben Elliott

A-main Starting Position []
1. 50-Ryan Missler[3]; 2. 45-Mike Marteney[1]; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[6]; 4. 101-Chester Fitch[12]; 5. 92-Brandon Perkins[7]; 6. 15B-Mike Bores[13]; 7. 98-Tim Sabo[5]; 8. O2-Jeff Mccoy[11]; 9. 30-Bill Clapp Jr.[10]; 10. 99M-John Mayes[9]; 11. 99-Steve Sabo[8]; 12. 48-John Bores[4]; 13. O1-Art Ball[14]; 14. 69-John Mayes Jr.[19]; 15. 8K-Kevin Koerper[16]; 16. 23-Ben Elliott[18]; 17. 77C-Craig Corfman[15]; 18. 97-Andy Fike[2]; 19. 12M-Michael Stiltner[17]

Dirt Trucks
Heat 1 – Davis Brothers Carpeting
1. 69-Mark Warnick; 2. 18W-Corey Ward; 3. 8-Steve Endicott; 4. O1-Art Ball; 5. 38-Paul Dymond; 6. 2R-Ron Kepling; 7. 22-Todd Keegan; 8. 40-Al Davis; 9. 4X-Brian Sorg; 10. 52-Aaron Schatzinger

Heat 2 – Pepsi
1. 37-Eric Devanna; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti; 3. 17-Bob Dible; 4. 33-Brian Arnold; 5. 92-Loren Schwochow; 6. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 7. 96-Alex Wiechman; 8. O7-Greg Harmon; 9. 30-Dave Gibbs; 10. P51-Willie Keegan

A-main Starting Position []
1. 18W-Corey Ward[5]; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti[2]; 3. 2R-Ron Kepling[1]; 4. 38-Paul Dymond[11]; 5. 8-Steve Endicott[6]; 6. O1-Art Ball[10]; 7. 92-Loren Schwochow[3]; 8. 3R-Chuck Roelle[12]; 9. 37-Eric Devanna[4]; 10. 17-Bob Dible[8]; 11. 22-Todd Keegan[13]; 12. 33-Brian Arnold[7]; 13. 40-Al Davis[15]; 14. 30-Dave Gibbs[18]; 15. 52-Aaron Schatzinger[19]; 16. 96-Alex Wiechman[14]; 17. O7-Greg Harmon[16]; 18. P51-Willie Keegan[20]; 19. 4X-Brian Sorg[17]

2006 Fan Appreciation Night Preview

By Brian Liskai: Attica, Ohio (Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006) – Without the fans there would be no racing. As a way to say thanks for supporting the sport, Attica Raceway Park will host Fan Appreciation Night Saturday, Aug. 26.

Thanks to sponsorship by the Baumann Auto Group – with locations in Fremont, Tiffin and Port Clinton – fans can enter the grandstands for the low price of $10 and witness the excitement of the fire-breathing, alcohol-burning 410 sprints, the side-by-side racing of the 305 sprints, the door-banging action of the limited late models and the three-wide racing of the dirt trucks. They can also enjoy a hot dog for $1 and popcorn for 50 cents.

Following the hotlap sessions, “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue will throw open the pit gates and allow fans to meet the drivers and crews before the heat race action hits the track at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
With just two races remaining in the 2006 season, the ARP championships hang in the balance as the points races in all four divisions are extremely close. In the 410 sprints, defending and two-time Attica champion Byron Reed holds a slim 94 point lead over Lee Jacobs and a 97 point advantage over third place Mike Linder. In the 305 sprints, only 8 points separate leader Chris Andrews and second place Andy Shammo, with Scott Kraylek 107 points back. In the limited late models, defending and four-time ARP champion Larry Kingseed holds a 57-point lead over Jeff McCoy, while Ryan Missler is 81 points back. The dirt trucks are locked in a great battle for the championship, as Art Ball and Bob Dible share the top spot by just 7 points over Brian Arnold.

8.19.06 Results

Jacobs continues hot ways, wins Attica Nationals; Shammo, Hall also take checkereds

By Brian Liskai: Attica, Ohio (Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006) – Lee Jacobs continued to be one of the hottest 410 sprint car drivers in Ohio, as he dominated the second night of the 2nd Annual Attica Summer Nationals Saturday at Attica Raceway Park.

Ludlow Falls, Ohio driver Luke Hall scored his first career sprint car victory by taking the 25-lap NRA 360 Sprint Invaders feature.

Andy Shammo rounded out the Kear’s Speedshop Open-Wheel Onslaught Night by claiming his second career Attica victory in the 305 sprint feature.

Jacobs, the son of legendary driver Kenny Jacobs, came into the weekend after winning the last two straight features at Fremont Speedway. He looked to continue that Friday, but an early race tangle put him on the tail from which he charged back from the tail to finish 6th. Saturday night, the Holmesville, Ohio driver was not to be denied as he led all 30 laps for the

“We have been so close all year to winning one here…it’s feels do good to finally reward this team with a victory at Attica,” said Jacobs beside his Burmeister #16. “This is a two and half year-old car. We’ve talked about getting a new one, but this thing handles so well. I’d rather we put it in a corner and if a new one doesn’t respond we can dig this one back out….we
know it’s a winner.”

Hall seemed in shock at the prosect of his first sprint car victory.

“I’m really in shock….I never thought we’d get a win this early in my career. This 360 deal is so tough, but we’ve been getting faster and faster every week. I have to thank Aestric Finishers and all my crew…they kept believing in me and here we are,” said Hall.

Shammo has run in the top five consistently all season in the tough 305 sprint division, but a win kept slipping through his grasps. Not Satuday, as he out-dueled cousins Ssott and Bill Kraylek for his second career Attica victory.

“We got to start up front and that’s huge in this tough division. We’ve made some changes to the car the last couple of weeks and it’s responding,” said Shammo beside his K-S Sales and Service, Fort Ball Pizza sponsored #48s.

In the 410 sprint main, Jacobs jumped into the early lead from his pole starting spot, with Keith Baxter, Caleb Griffith, Rodney Duncan and Kyle Cummins in tow. The only caution would fly on lap eight, wiping out a half-track lead for Jacobs. On the restart, the battle heated up for second between Baxter and Griffith, with the later gaining the advantage on lap 10. Current point leader Byron Reed had moved from his eighth starting spot to fourth by lap 11.

While Jacobs checked out the crowd kept a close eye on the runner-up spot, with Griffith, Baxter, Reed and 12th starting John Ivy staging a wicked battle. At the half-way mark, Jacobs would lead over Griffith, Ivy, Reed and Baxter. While Baxter would begin to fade, Ivy would move into the runner-up spot on lap 16 with Griffith and Reed in tow.

Jacobs would cruise to the win over a closing Ivy, Reed, Griffith and 11th starting Craig Mintz rounding out the top 5.
n the NRA 360 Sprint Invaders 25-lap feature, Lima’s Dennis Yoakam would assume the early lead, with Jeff Williams, Hall and Mike Dussell in tow. On lap 8, Williams would take the top spot from Yoakam with Hall and Williams in tow. Hall would utilized the high side to gravethe lead on lap 11, will Williams, Yoakam, Greg Wilson and Dussell following. Hall would grab the top spot a lap later and would build a sizeable lead until lapped traffic allowed Rob Chaney to close.

However, Hall would take the checkered with Chaney, Wilson, Williams and Dussell rounding out the top 5.

Bill Kraylek would grab the early lead in the 305 sprint feature, with Shammo, Scott Kraylek and Mark Whaley in tow. By lap 8, the battle between Bill and Scott Kraylek and Shammo heated up, with Shammo taking the lead on lap 11.Will Kraylek would continue to run second and hounded Shammo until lap 23 when Scott Kraylek would get around and put pressure on Shammo the last two laps.

At the checkered, Shammo would help his batle for the 2006 track title with Scott Kraylek, 14th starting Dustin Dinan, Bill Kraylek and Whaley rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 26, with Baumann Auto Group Presents Fan Appreciation Night. Admission into the grandstands will be only $10, with hot dogs $1 each and popcorn 50 cents.

Attica Raceway Park (8-19-06)
410 Super Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (top 4 to A)
1. 1R-Phil Gressman; 2. F1-Jon Finsel; 3. 53-John Ivy; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson; 6. 10-David Harrison; 7. 8X-Rob Chaney; 8. 55C-Joe Cheeseman

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking (top 4 to A)
1. 1B-Keith Baxter; 2. 5R-Bryon Reed; 3. 12-Caleb Griffith; 4. 14H-Todd Heller; 5. X-Mark Keegan; 6. 29-Brandon Wimmer; 7. 78-Todd Kane; 8. 27-Scott Euler

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (top 4 to A)
1. 16-Lee Jacobs; 2. 3L-Mike Linder; 3. 1H-Kyle Cummings; 4. 11M-Brandon Martin; 5. 5B-Chad Blonde; 6. 4N-Niel Shepard; 7. 7-Darren Long; 8. 37Z-Bryan Scott

Heat 4 – Pepsi (top 4 to A)
1. 8S-Craig Mintz; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 2X-Rodney Duncan; 4. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo; 6. 7B-Jamie Miller; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 8. 21-Rodney Morgan

B-main – Computer Man Inc. (top 4 to A)
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 5B-Chad Blonde; 3. 29-Brandon Wimmer; 4. 8X-Rob Chaney; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson; 6. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 7. 7B-Jamie Miller; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo; 9. 7-Darren Long; 10. 10-David Harrison; 11. 27-Scott Euler; 12. 21-Rodney Morgan; 13. 4N-Niel Shepard; 14. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 15. 78-Todd Kane; 16. 55C-Joe Cheeseman

A-main Starting Position []
1. 16-Lee Jacobs[1]; 2. 53-John Ivy[12]; 3. 5R-Bryon Reed[8]; 4. 12-Caleb Griffith[4]; 5. 8S-Craig Mintz[11]; 6. 1B-Keith Baxter[2]; 7. 1H-Kyle Cummings[6]; 8. 1R-Phil Gressman[10]; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde[18]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[9]; 11. 3L-Mike Linder[7]; 12. X-Mark Keegan[17]; 13. 29-Brandon Wimmer[19]; 14. 8X-Rob Chaney[20]; 15. 14H-Todd Heller[14]; 16. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 17. 98-Bruce Robenalt[16]; 18. 2X-Rodney Duncan[3]; 19. 11M-Brandon Martin[15]; 20. F1-Jon Finsel[5]

NRA/EFI 360 Sprints
Heat 1
1. 82-Mike Miller; 2. 47-Greg Wilson; 3. 12-Rob Chaney; 4. 7B-Jeff Babcock; 5. 34-Luke Hall; 6. 22D-Deniss Yoakam; 7. 12D-Jason Dolick; 8. 33-Clint Reagle; 9. 62-Dwain Leiber

Heat 2
1. M20-Mike Brecht; 2. 9W-Kent Wolters; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 6-Mike Dussell; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams; 6. 14H-Todd Heller; 7. 4U-Rick Boughan; 8. 48-Mike Burkin; 9. 11U-Bill Underwood

A-main Starting Position []
1. 34-Luke Hall[3]; 2. 12-Rob Chaney[7]; 3. 47-Greg Wilson[9]; 4. 5W-Jeff Williams[2]; 5. 6-Mike Dussell[4]; 6. 22D-Deniss Yoakam[1]; 7. 9W-Kent Wolters[8]; 8. 82-Mike Miller[11]; 9. 11-Tim Allison[6]; 10. M20-Mike Brecht[10]; 11. 62-Dwain Leiber[17]; 12. 4U-Rick Boughan[16]; 13. 12D-Jason Dolick[13]; 14. 48-Mike Burkin[14]; 15. 7B-Jeff Babcock[5]; 16. 33-Clint Reagle[15]; 17. 14H-Todd Heller[12]; 18. 11U-Bill Underwood[18]

305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (top 5 to A)
1. 21-Scott Kraylek; 2. 49-Coty Runion; 3. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 4. 48S-Andy Shammo; 5. 55S-Benny Bowman; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan; 7. O2-Kevin Lee; 8. 22D-Dan Hammond; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 55-Brad Bowman

Heat 2 – Advanced Limo (top 5 to A)
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 4. 71-Bill Kraylek; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan; 6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 29-Chris Lang; 8. 18-Jim Dunhum; 9. 22-Evan Helle; 10. 6-Ryan Dickey

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets(top 5 to A)
1. 34-Mark Whaley; 2. 9H-Josh Hill; 3. 31-Chad Gullett; 4. O6-Jeremy Aumend; 5. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 6. 14-Chris Wilson; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 8. 25P-Mark Pridemore

B-Main (top 5 to A)
1. 11-Shawn Colvin; 2. O2-Kevin Lee; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan; 4. 18-Jim Dunhum; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 6. 29-Chris Lang; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 55-Brad Bowman; 9. 22D-Dan Hammond; 10. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 11. 14-Chris Wilson; 12. 22-Evan Helle; 13. 6-Ryan Dickey; 14. 66L-Ryan Lowe
A-main Starting Position []
1. 48S-Andy Shammo[1]; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek[5]; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan[14]; 4. 71-Bill Kraylek[2]; 5. 34-Mark Whaley[4]; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[18]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[20]; 8. 55S-Benny Bowman[13]; 9. 31-Chad Gullett[10]; 10. 15C-Chris Andrews[11]; 11. 18-Jim Dunhum[19]; 12. 49-Coty Runion[3]; 13. O2-Kevin Lee[17]; 14. 7-Brad Haudenschild[8]; 15. 27-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 16. 11-Shawn Colvin[16]; 17. 13-Larry Felver Jr.[15]; 18. 9H-Josh Hill[9]; 19. 15H-Mitchell Harble[7]; 20. O6-Jeremy Aumend[12]

8.18.06 Results

Gressman, Andrews, VanWormer open Attica Summer Nationals with wins

By Brian Liskai: Attica, Ohio (Friday, Aug. 18, 2006) – Phil Gressman knew his race team was beginning to gell…it was just a matter of time before he would end up in victory lane. It all came together for the Helena, Ohio driver Friday, Aug. 18, at Attica Raceway Park, as he took the checkered flag in the 410 sprint feature.

Picconing, Michigan’s Jeep VanWormer dominated all 25 laps to claim his second American Late Model Series win of the year at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue.

Sandusky Perkins graduate Chris Andrews took a step closer to claiming the Attica Raceway Park championship in the 305 sprints, as he scored the 305 sprint feature win on Quality Welding Night.

For Gressman, his fourth career 410 sprint win at Attica was one for the “underdogs.”

“We don’t have a lot of funds…these guys put everything they have into this race car. They work hard in the shop all week and it finally paid off. I can’t thank Nolan and Cheryl Renfro enough…they keep this thing on the track,” said Gressman beside his Clyde Drive Thru/Gressman Powersports sponsored #1R. “We’ve been getting close the last couple of months. Then we wrecked the car at Fremont a couple of weeks ago and everybody scraped their money together to buy this car and Scott Gressman put our motor back together and here we are.”

VanWormer couldn’t believe his Globe Technologies/MastersBuilt late model was so dominate.

“We committed to the bottom and I was just waiting for Rusty (Schlenk) and some of those other guys to go driving around me at the top,” said VanWormer. “We have some big races coming up and this gives us a little shot of confidence.”

For Andrews, starting up front was the key to his third win of the season.

“It helps to start towards the front when you have competition like we have in this division. We’re taking this championship deal one race at a time, but as long as the car handles like it did tonight, we shouldn’t have any problems,” said Andrews beside his Goofy Golf/Mathews Ford sponsored #15c.”I want to dedicate this win to the Rebman family….Joe was a great guy and he’ll be missed at the Gressman Powersports shop.”

At the drop of the green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Attica’s Brandon Martin grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting spot, with Brock Mayes, Gressman and Bryan Scott in tow. Gressman would take second on lap eight and would battle with Martin for the top spot a lap later. A slide-job in turns three and four would give Gressman the lead on lap 10. Following a caution, Gressman would set sail around the bottom of the track, with Martin, Mayes and Scott following.

All eyes were now on All Star Circuit of Champions rookie of the year candidate Chad Blonde, who had moved into fifth from his 12th starting spot by lap 11. Blonde would grab fourth by lap 14, bringing John Ivy into the top five as well.

A yellow for the spinning cars of Jamie Martin and David Harrison would bunch the field up on lap 17 with the running order Gressman, Mayes, Blonde and Martin. Now the cars to watch were 15th starting Mark Keegan and Lee Jacobs who had gone to the tail following an early race altercation. By lap 22, Gressman continued to lead with Mayes in second, Blonde, Keegan and Martin.

Gressman would cruise to the win, with Mayes, Blonde, Keegan and Martin rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap ALMS feature, VanWormer would jump into the lead from his pole-starting position and would never be challenged. Rusty Schlenk would run second the entire race, with the real action taking place from third through 10th.

At the checkered, VanWormer would take the win followed by Schlenk, eighth starting Duane Chamberlain, Doug Drown and current ALMS point leader Brian Ruhlman rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Andrews would grab the lead from Chris Lang on lap two and would survive one yellow and several close calls with lapped machines and the high side of turn two to take the victory. The action for second through sixth was exciting between Andy Shammo, Jim Dunham, Matt Ferrell and Dustin Dinan.

At the checkered, Andrews took the victory followed by Shammo, Dunham, 11th starting Duane Zablocki and Ferrell.

Night #2 of the Second Annual Attica Summer Nationals will feature the Kear’s Speedshop Openwheel Onslaught on Saturday, Aug. 19. The all-sprint-car affair features the 410 sprints, NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and the 305 sprints. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

For more information call the track office at 419-426-8911 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park (8-18-06)
410 Super Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (top 4 to A)
1. 1H-Kyle Cummings; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. 5R-Bryon Reed; 5. 10-David Harrison; 6. 12-Caleb Griffith; 7. 29-Brandon Wimmer; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo; 9. 14H-Todd Heller

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking (top 4 to A)
1. 53-John Ivy; 2. 31-Chuck Wilson; 3. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 78-Todd Kane; 6. 21-Rodney Morgan; 7. 48-Mike Burkin; 8. 91-Aaron Middaugh

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (top 4 to A)
1. 5B-Chad Blonde; 2. 3L-Mike Linder; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. X-Mark Keegan; 5. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 7. 8X-Rob Chaney; 8. 4N-Niel Shepard

Heat 4 – Pepsi (top 4 to A)
1. 15M-Jamie Martin; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 1R-Phil Gressman; 4. 75-Mike Hogan; 5. 8S-Craig Mintz; 6. 7B-Jamie Miller; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro

B-main – Computer Man Inc.(top 4 to A)
1. 78-Todd Kane; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 7B-Jamie Miller; 4. 8S-Craig Mintz; 5. 12-Caleb Griffith; 6. 8X-Rob Chaney; 7. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 8. 29-Brandon Wimmer; 9. 7T-Troy Vaccaro; 10. 4N-Niel Shepard; 11. 2X-Rodney Duncan; 12. 21-Rodney Morgan; 13. 48-Mike Burkin; 14. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 15. 10S-Roger Shammo; 16. 91-Aaron Middaugh

A-main Starting Position []
1. 1R-Phil Gressman[3]; 2. 11B-Brock Mayes[1]; 3. 5B-Chad Blonde[12]; 4. X-Mark Keegan[15]; 5. 11M-Brandon Martin[2]; 6. 16-Lee Jacobs[11]; 7. 37Z-Bryan Scott[4]; 8. 5R-Bryon Reed[13]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[14]; 10. 8S-Craig Mintz[20]; 11. 31-Chuck Wilson[9]; 12. 75-Mike Hogan[16]; 13. 78-Todd Kane[17]; 14. 53-John Ivy[7]; 15. 15M-Jamie Martin[8]; 16. 10-David Harrison[18]; 17. 7B-Jamie Miller[19]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 19. 3L-Mike Linder[10]; 20. 1H-Kyle Cummings[6]

305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (top 4 to A)
1. 5-Dustin Dinan; 2. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan; 5. 71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 65-Mark Lang; 7. 9H-Jason Hill; 8. O7-Scott Mominee; 9. 22-Evan Helle

Heat 2 – Advanced Limo (top 4 to A)
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 55S-Benny Bowman; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 4. O2-Kevin Lee; 5. 14-Chad Wilson; 6. 55-Brad Bowman; 7. 3X-Greg Summit; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 9. 49-Coty Runion

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (top 4 to A)
1. 18-Jim Dunhum; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek; 3. 66L-Ryan Lowe; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath; 6. O6-Jeremy Aumend; 7. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 8. 25-Chris Pifher; 9. 11-Shawn Colvin

Heat 4 – Griffs Engines (top 4 to A)
1. 48S-Andy Shammo; 2. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 29-Chris Lang; 4. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 5. 34-Mark Whaley; 6. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 7. 6-Ryan Dickey; 8. 31-Chad Gullett

B-Main (top 4 to A)
1. 55-Brad Bowman; 2. 71-Bill Kraylek; 3. 14-Chad Wilson; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath; 5. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 6. 3X-Greg Summit; 7. 9H-Jason Hill; 8. 31-Chad Gullett; 9. 34-Mark Whaley; 10. 11-Shawn Colvin; 11. O7-Scott Mominee; 12. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 13. O6-Jeremy Aumend; 14. 22-Evan Helle; 15. 25-Chris Pifher; 16. 65-Mark Lang; 17. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 18. 6-Ryan Dickey

A-main Starting Position []
1. 15C-Chris Andrews[2]; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo[3]; 3. 18-Jim Dunhum[8]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[11]; 5. 67M-Matt Ferrell[6]; 6. 21-Scott Kraylek[10]; 7. 66L-Ryan Lowe[5]; 8. O2-Kevin Lee[14]; 9. 5-Dustin Dinan[4]; 10. 29-Chris Lang[1]; 11. 71-Bill Kraylek[18]; 12. 17X-Dustin Keegan[13]; 13. 22D-Dan Hammond[15]; 14. 7-Brad Haudenschild[9]; 15. 55-Brad Bowman[17]; 16. 14-Chad Wilson[19]; 17. 25P-Mark Pridemore[16]; 18. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[20]; 19. 27-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 20. 55S-Benny Bowman[7]

ALMS – Late Models
Heat 1 – (top 4 to A)
1. 1C-Duane Chamberlain; 2. 53-Hillard Miller; 3. 3-Rick Delong; 4. 40-Wayne Maffett; 5. B4U-Brad Eitniear; 6. 34-Ky Harper; 7. 27-Bill Hahn; 8. 25-Chuck Hummer; 9. 48B-John Bores

Heat 2 – (top 4 to A)
1. 91-Rusty Schlenk; 2. 55-Jeep VanWormer; 3. X3-Dan Wallace; 4. 1-Casey Noonan; 5. 15B-Mike Bores; 6. O3J-Clint Jamison; 7. 50-Ryan Missler; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel; 9. O14-Paul Brown Jr.

Heat 3 – (top 4 to A)
1. 12-Doug Drown; 2. 96F-Keith Berner; 3. 11-Jerry Bowersox; 4. 63-Randy Scott; 5. 88D-Larry Kingseed; 6. 4UC-Jeff Clapp; 7. O5J-Joel Weldeman; 8. 41-Randy Pollock

Heat 4 – (top 4 to A)
1. 1S-Aaron Scott; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman; 3. 98-Tim Sabo; 4. 20M-Eric Myers; 5. 45-Mike Marteney; 6. 92-Brandon Perkins; 7. 2D-Curtis Diesenroth; 8. 21-David Hilliker

B1-Main – (top 2 to A)
1. B4U-Brad Eitniear; 2. 34-Ky Harper; 3. 50-Ryan Missler; 4. 15B-Mike Bores; 5. O3J-Clint Jamison; 6. 27-Bill Hahn; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel; 8. 48B-John Bores; . O14-Paul Brown Jr.; . 25-Chuck Hummer

B2-Main – (top 2 to A)
1. 88D-Larry Kingseed; 2. 45-Mike Marteney; 3. 4UC-Jeff Clapp; 4. 2D-Curtis Diesenroth; 5. O5J-Joel Weldeman; 6. 92-Brandon Perkins; 7. 21-David Hilliker; 8. 41-Randy Pollock
A-main Starting Position []
1. 55-Jeep VanWormer[1]; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[2]; 3. 1C-Duane Chamberlain[8]; 4. 12-Doug Drown[3]; 5. 49-Brian Ruhlman[6]; 6. 20M-Eric Myers[16]; 7. 1S-Aaron Scott[7]; 8. 53-Hillard Miller[4]; 9. 96F-Keith Berner[5]; 10. 1-Casey Noonan[14]; 11. 88D-Larry Kingseed[18]; 12. 11-Jerry Bowersox[11]; 13. 63-Randy Scott[15]; 14. O5J-Joel Weldeman[21]; 15. 2D-Curtis Diesenroth[22]; 16. 98-Tim Sabo[12]; 17. 40-Wayne Maffett[13]; 18. 3-Rick Delong[9]; 19. X3-Dan Wallace[10]; 20. 34-Ky Harper[19]; 21. B4U-Brad Eitniear[17]; 22. 45-Mike Marteney[20]

2nd Annual Attica Summer Nationals Heats Up

By Brian Liskai: Attica, Ohio (Monday, Aug. 14, 2006) – The summer heats up this weekend as Attica Raceway Park plays host to the 2nd Annual Attica Summer Nationals, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.

Quality Welding Night opens the weekend racing with the fire-breathing 410 winged sprints, exciting 305 sprints and the super late models of the American Late Model Series on the racing card on Friday, Aug. 18. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s show features all winged sprint cars on Kear’s Speed Shop’s Open-Wheel Onslaught. The 410 sprints will share the card with the 360 sprints of the NRA Sprint Invaders and the 305 sprints. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Last year, Fremont’s Mike Linder swept both nights of the Attica Summer Nationals in the 410 sprints. On Friday night, Ryan Lowe won the 305 sprint feature with current ARP Promoter John Bores taking the limited late model victory. On Saturday night, joining Linder in victory lane were Millersburg’s Keith Berner in the ALMS late models and Risingson’s Mike Dussell in the NRA 360 sprints to clinch the series title.
For more information call the track office at 419-426-8911 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com