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By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – D.J. Foos wasn’t going to let eight time and defending Attica Raceway Park 410 sprint champion Byron Reed intimidate him. The Fremont, Ohio driver, in only his fifth year behind the wheel of a 410 sprint, hunted down and then passed Reed with four laps to go and drove to his first career Attica victory to open the 28th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals Presented by Merrill Lynch Financial Services and Fisher Performance.
Foos, a former Attica 305 sprint champion who owns 15 career victories at the track in that division, is in his second year driving the Jay Kiser owned #23. The team has clicked early in 2017, recording a runner-up finish a couple of weeks ago at Mansfield Motor Speedway. It wasn’t easy for Foos who had a close encounter with the front stretch wall with two laps to go. But, he gathered his composure and took the Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan, Shelluke’s Bar backed machine to victory lane to claim the $5,000 top prize.
The win also opens the ninth season for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Foos is a former FAST 305 champion and hopes to dethrone Reed for the 410 FAST title in 2017.
“This is like a dream come true. There’s no better man here to race with than Byron Reed. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best and tonight it happened. When I hit that wall I had all kinds of things going through my head. I was like ‘oh man don’t give this one away…I know Byron’s going to try and come back,’” Foos said.
“I’m so excited for this team. We ran really well at Mansfield a couple of weeks ago and now we have momentum. I knew coming into tonight…my buddy Keith texted me and said ‘top five tonight, over-under.’ I started to text him ‘I’m going there to win.’ I deleted that and said hopefully a top five. I should have stuck with my original text. I can’t thank Jay Kiser, Nicole, Cody Renfro and all our great sponsors enough for always sticking with me,” Foos added.
After an early race battle with team mate Charlie Duncan, Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown drove away the last half of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature to score his 21st career Attica victory. Drown sits just one win shy of all-time division feature winner Rusty Schlenk.
“It feels good to be back out here with car that handles this good. I have to thank Leroy Hall for all he does for me to be able to go out and have fun. My guys, Cody (Duncan) and Jeff (Drown), my wife…everyone who helps out on this deal. It was fun racing with Charlie there. He let us set up his car…he’s never driven a Swartz car…and for him to be that fast was really cool,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection, Malcuit Engines, Wooster Glass, ABR Farms, Dirt Girl Racewear, Efco Power Equipment backed machine.
Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver – Attica’s defending 305 track champion – survived a restart with five laps to go and drove to his second straight win in the Fremont Fence 305 sprints. Weaver, who tops the division’s all-time win list, now has 37 career Attica 305 sprint victories.
“We really didn’t do much to this car over the winter. We painted the tail section and I bought a new arm guard. That’s it. This car goes forward. It doesn’t spin the tires one bit,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating; Hampshire Racing Engines; Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed sprinter.
In the 30-lap Hammer Pallets 410 Sprint feature Cole Duncan and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green with Brubaker gaining a slight advantage. As Brubaker began to pull away slightly there was a fantastic battle for third between Reed, Carson Macedo and Foos with Adam Kekich and Tim Shaffer in tow.
Action ground to a halt with six laps in when Jordan Ryan took a tumble. On the ensuing restart Thomas Meseraull spun. When the green flew Brubaker led Duncan who had his hands full with Macedo while Reed and Foos battled for fourth. Cody Gallogly would spin on lap nine and when the green flew the battle was on.
Brubaker, Duncan, Reed, Macedo and Foos were locked in a tremendous battle. Reed took second on lap 12 and quickly closed on Brubaker. Reed drove to the extreme low groove as Brubaker tried to block in turns three and four but to no avail as the Monclova Missile took the lead on lap 14. Brubaker fought back and regained the top spot the next circuit with Reed returning the favor on lap 17.
Once in the lead Reed pulled away slightly as Brubaker tried to defending second from Duncan, Macedo and Foos. A caution with nine laps to go for a Dean Jacobs spin set up a classic shoot out. Reed maintained the lead on the restart as Foos drove around Brubaker with Duncan trying to hold off Macedo and Spencer Bayston.
With six laps to go Foos was all over Reed looking for his opportunity to make the winning pass. It came two laps later as Foos drove around Reed with Brubaker, Duncan, Bayston and Macedo staying close.
Foos avoided disaster with two laps to go when he blasted the front stretch wall. He gathered his composure and drove to the win over Reed, Bayston, Duncan and Macedo as Brubaker spun coming to the checkers.
In the 25-lap late model feature, Duncan and Ryan Markham brought the field to green but a two car tangle necessitated another start. After a lap was complete another two car tangle resulted in a brief red as crews worked to separate the cars.
When the green flew again Duncan and Drown waged a great battle for the lead with Markham, Devin Shiels and Eric Spangler staying within striking distance. Drown finally gained the top spot on lap six and began to pull away as Duncan and Markham battled for second.
At the half way point Drown held a commanding lead while the battle for second between Duncan, Spangler, Rusty Schlenk and Markham heated up. Spangler took the runner up spot on lap 13 but could not close on Drown.
Drown pulled away for the win while Spangler held off Schlenk for second with Duncan and Shiels rounding out the top five.
Ricky Peterson and Weaver paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Peterson gaining the advantage over eighth starter Jamie Miller.
Miller drove into the lead on lap two with Weaver blasting from third into the lead a lap later. Action ground to a half on lap six when Dustin Rall got upside down with Weaver leading Peterson, Miller, Nate Dussel, Bobby Clark, Kyle Capodice and 15th place starter Steve Rando.
Weaver got a great restart and pulled away from Peterson who had his hands full with Dussel. Landon LaLonde brought out the caution with 13 laps in with Weaver leading Peterson, Dussel, Miller, Rando, Clark and Capodice.
As Weaver drove away when the green reappeared, Dussel grabbed second on lap 16. Jason Keckler would bring out the final caution with five laps to go, giving Dussel a shot at Weaver. But, Weaver was just too good on the restart and drove away for the win over Dussel, Miller, Peterson and Rando.
Night two of the HD Supply Spring Nationals will be held Saturday, April 15 featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
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Attica Raceway Park
HD Supply Spring Nationals
Presented by Merrill Lynch & Fisher Performance
Starting position [*]
Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints
1.23-DJ Foos, 12.167; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 12.169; 3.39-Spencer Bayston, 12.256; 4.22-Cole Duncan, 12.293; 5.3G-Carson Macedo, 12.332; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 12.516; 7.5T-Travis Philo, 12.574; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.619; 9.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.662; 10.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.690; 11.8-Dean Jacobs, 12.707; 12.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.734; 13.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.738; 14.5R-Byron Reed, 12.748; 15.60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.749; 16.45-Trevor Baker, 12.761; 17.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.782; 18.11N-Dale Blaney, 12.855; 19.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.865; 20.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.880; 21.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.961; 22.60-Jody Keegan, 13.005; 23.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.015; 24.5-Jordan Harble, 13.021; 25.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.039; 26.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.061; 27.92-Sam Ashworth, 13.106; 28.4-Brian Smith, 13.138; 29.5B-Chade Blonde, 13.168; 30.10S-Jay Steinebach, 13.268; 31.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.288; 32.40-Mark Imler, 13.514; 33.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.526; 34.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.675; 35.4B-Steve Butler, 14.293; 36.7J-Joe Swanson, 21.905; 37.91-Cale Thomas, 99.990;
Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps, top five to A)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 5T-Travis Philo ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 7. 92-Sam Ashworth ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan ; 10. 15H-Mitch Harble
Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps, top five to A)
1. 8-Dean Jacobs ; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 4. 9X-Thomas Meseraull ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 6. 5B-Chade Blonde ; 7. 40-Mark Imler ; 8. 11N-Dale Blaney ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews
Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed ; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay ; 5. 5-Jordan Harble ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser ; 8. 4-Brian Smith ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson
Heat 4, Group D – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 2. 23-DJ Foos ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan ; 4. 60K-Kory Crabtree ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly ; 6. 10S-Jay Steinebach ; 7. 4B-Steve Butler ; 8. 45-Trevor Baker
B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 2. 92-Sam Ashworth ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan ; 5. 4-Brian Smith ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger
B-Main 2 – (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 16-Chris Andrews ; 2. 5B-Chade Blonde ; 3. 11N-Dale Blaney ; 4. 40-Mark Imler ; 5. 10S-Jay Steinebach ; 6. 4B-Steve Butler ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker
A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 23-DJ Foos ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed ; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan ; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews ; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 11. 5B-Chade Blonde ; 12. 45L-Brian Lay ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 14. 9X-Thomas Meseraull ; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 18. 92-Sam Ashworth ; 19. 27-Cody Gallogly ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 21. 8-Dean Jacobs ; 22. 60K-Kory Crabtree ; 23. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 24. 5-Jordan Harble
Hard Charger: 16-Chris Andrews +14
Fremont Fence 305 Sprints –
Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham ; 4. 1X-Tyler Street ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider ; 6. 23-Chase Baker ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus ; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius
Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 11XE-George Englert ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 4. 5J-Jake Hesson ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall ; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler ; 7. 09-Justin Adams ; 8. 11X-Jordan Ryan ; 9. 77I-John Ivy
Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler ; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath ; 8. 26-Ryan French
B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy ; 2. 23-Chase Baker ; 3. 94K-Kevin Mingus ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath ; 7. 14-Luke Daugherty ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius ; 9. 26-Ryan French ; 10. 09-Justin Adams
A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 9. 77I-John Ivy ; 10. 66D-Chase Dunham ; 11. 11XE-George Englert ; 12. 5J-Jake Hesson ; 13. 94K-Kevin Mingus ; 14. 23-Chase Baker ; 15. 2L-Landon LaLonde ; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 17. 1X-Tyler Street ; 18. 25-Jason Keckler ; 19. 3X-Brad Keckler ; 20. 9R-Dustin Rall
Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +10
Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models –
Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Matt Irey ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk ; 3. 8-Rob Anderzack ; 4. 00-Mathew Chapman ; 5. 19-Cody Scott ; 6. 97-Brett Miller ; 7. 44-Matt Shipley ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird
Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 240-Doug Drown ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels ; 4. 60-Dale Glassford ; 5. 1-Ben Mott ; 6. RH21-Gregg Haskell ; 7. 006-Jarrett Rendel ; 8. P3-Truck Robertson ; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan
Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 4. 240X-Charlie Duncan ; 5. 69-Jeff Warnick ; 6. 30-Nate Potts ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer ; 8. 72-Jim Nicely ; 9. P33-Josh Robertson
B-Main 1 – (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 97-Brett Miller ; 2. 30-Nate Potts ; 3. 006-Jarrett Rendel ; 4. P3-Truck Robertson ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan ; 7. P33-Josh Robertson ; 8. 42*-Bob Mayer ; 9. RH21-Gregg Haskell ; 10. 03-Jim Gingery ; 11. 72-Jim Nicely ; 12. 44-Matt Shipley
A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler ; 3. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk ; 4. 240X-Charlie Duncan ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 7. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 8. 15B-Mike Bores ; 9. 36-Matt Irey ; 10. 19-Cody Scott ; 11. 8-Rob Anderzack ; 12. 69-Jeff Warnick ; 13. 60-Dale Glassford ; 14. 1-Ben Mott ; 15. 00-Mathew Chapman ; 16. 17X-Dustin Keegan ; 17. 30-Nate Potts ; 18. 006-Jarrett Rendel ; 19. P3-Truck Robertson ; 20. 97-Brett Miller
Hard Charger: CJ1-Rusty Schlenk +6
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 12, 2017) – After opening the month of April with a visit to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe on Sunday, April 9, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will move forward and continue their April march through The Buckeye State with a visit to the Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15, joining a competitive, local contingent of open wheel competitors for the annual HD Supply Spring Nationals worth $5,000. Nearly 20 full-time Arctic Cat All Stars will invade northwest Ohio on Saturday evening; the second of three Ohio appearances for the Series during the month of April.
Saturday’s visit to Attica will be the first of four during the 2017 season for “America’s Series,” as well as the 113th total appearance since the Series first visited the 1/3-mile, clay oval on September 4, 1989. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last visited the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” on Saturday, September 3, during the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild was the main event winner, scoring $10,000 for his efforts, as well as a second career Arctic Cat All Star victory at Attica Raceway Park.
Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Stars into action on Saturday afternoon. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist is the current Series point leader and the most recent feature winner, earning high honors at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, April 9. A last lap pass solidified his position on top of the podium, overtaking the top spot from Lee Jacobs who led the first 29 laps of the 30-lap feature program. Including his recent victory, Kemenah has three top-five finishes during his first six Arctic Cat All Star main event starts.
New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will enter the HD Supply Spring Nationals currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, followed by Donny Schatz, Caleb Helms and Danny Dietrich. Armstrong has two top-five finishes on the season, settling for 16th during his most recent All Star start at Atomic Speedway after battling early for a podium finish.
Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates for the HD Supply Spring Nationals at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 15. A full program of Arctic Cat All Star competition, complete with hot laps, qualifying time trials, heat races, and respective mains, will launch at 6:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.
2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/9/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 828
2. Caleb Armstrong: 754
3. Donny Schatz: 742
4. Caleb Helms: 712
5. Danny Dietrich: 702
6. David Gravel: 696
7. Kerry Madsen: 674
8. Greg Hodnett: 656
9. Ryan Smith: 646
10. Ian Madsen: 638
Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.
About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.
By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio – Ohio Logistics is one of the most successful privately held logistics firms in the Midwest. When you team Ohio Logistics up with one of the most successful sprint car races in the Midwest, it’s a combination that brings world wide attention and excitement.
The 29th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics hits the track at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11 (rain date of Wednesday, July 12) featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
The Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic returned to Attica Raceway Park in 2016 following a 10 year run at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. The event originated at ARP in 1989. A standing-room only crowd witnessed Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz drive from a 15th starting spot to claim the $10,000 win last July. He became the first three-time winner of the prestigious Brad Doty Classic.
Ohio Logistics is based in Findlay, Ohio, and has been a partner with the Brad Doty Classic for 10 years. The company provides innovative warehousing, distribution and transportation services to clients with local or global logistic requirements.
“Chuck Bills (President and CEO of Ohio Logistics) and his family along with all the employees of Ohio Logistics have helped make this race one of the premiere events on the World of Outlaws schedule. There are drivers who would rank a win in this event as one of their greatest accomplishments and it’s because of the support of our partners like Ohio Logistics. I can’t thank Chuck and Ohio Logistics enough and I couldn’t be happier that they have chosen to continue their involvement with us,” said Brad Doty, co-promoter of the race.
“Ohio Logistics has been a business partner at Attica for several years and helps us put on outstanding racing all season long. We’re proud Ohio Logistics is back as the title sponsor of the Brad Doty Classic,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.
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 left of the page to view the reserved seating chart. General admission tickets are $30.
About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com
Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park . By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs. Visit them online at www.OhioLogistics.com
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)
ATTICA, Ohio – Rains throughout Thursday couple with a forecast of snow over night has forced Attica Raceway Park (ARP) to cancel racing for Friday, April 7. However, racing is still a “green light” for Saturday, April 8 for Fisher Performance/Merrill Lynch Night.
“The grounds are saturated from the rain we received Wednesday night and all day Thursday with rain and snow forecast most of Thursday night. We will evaluate the track and grounds throughout the day Friday and Saturday morning and have an update as soon as we can regarding Saturday’s show,” said Rex LeJeune, ARP Director of Operations.
LeJeune noted the forecast for Saturday is looking better. “We hope to race but the decision will be based on how wet the track and parking areas are by Friday afternoon,” he said.
Saturday gates will open at 3 p.m. with pill draw ending at 4:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. 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.