2022 will bring plenty of big events to Attica Raceway Park

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will host 25 events in 2022 – many with big purses and national touring groups – paying out over $750,000 in feature money.

“Once again thanks to our generous marketing partners, fantastic fans and dedicated race teams we’ve been able to put together a great schedule offering lots of money to the competitors,” said Attica Promoter John Bores.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will once again make two stops at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. The first appearance will be the Kistler Engines Classic ($10,000 to win) on Friday, May 20. The 34th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics will take place Tuesday, July 12 and will pay the feature winner $15,000. Reserved seating will be available for both events.

The FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make four appearances at Attica in 2022. The traditional Core & Main Spring Nationals will be held Friday, April 8 ($6,000 to win) and Saturday, April 9($6,000 to win). The All Stars will visit twice in June – Friday, June 3 ($6,000 to win) and to kick off the Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 10 ($6,000) to win for the Bert and Brigitte Emick Classic.

The weekly Callies Performance Products 410 Sprints will compete in 18 events at Attica in 2022 including 11 appearances of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

As a way to thank all the loyal fans and raced teams, the traditional Attica Ambush on Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3 will be AFCS sanctioned and the 410 sprint feature winner will earn $5,000 ($400 to start) on Friday with the American Late Model Series (ALMS) making a return for a $4,000-to-win, $275-to-start affair with the 305 sprints battling for $1,000 to win ($250 to start). On Saturday, the AFCS 410 sprints will square off for $7,000 to win ($500 to start) and the $305 sprints will pay $1,500 to win ($300 to start). And joining the open wheel extravaganza will be the Ohio Logistics National Racing Alliance Sprint Bandits (NRA) paying $3,000 to win. A total of over $95,000 in purse money is up for grabs for the weekend.

As a way to thank the fans for their support there will be free camping for the weekend as well.

Also, Mid-Season Championship Night  and Season Championship Night, Friday, May 27 and Friday, Sept. 9respectively, will each pay the 410 sprints $4,000 to win, the UMP Late Models $2,000 to win and the 305 sprints $1,000 to win.  

The Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast UMP Late Models will battle in 20 events at Attica in 2022 highlighted by:

– Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night Friday, May 6paying $3,000 to win;

Friday Sept 2, $4,000 to win with return of the ALMS (American Late Model Series).;

Friday June 10 will pay $2,000 to win

– Mid Season Championship night on Friday May 27 and Season Championship Night on Friday Sept 9 both will pay $2,000 to win. 

– Attica / Oakshade Late Model Series Friday May 13, Friday June 24, Friday July 8, Friday August 26

The popular Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will battle in 22 events in 2022 highlighted by:

–  NAPA of Bryan AFCS 305 Sprints presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales 9 events. $1,000 to win Friday, April 22 presented by Gressman Powersports, and on Friday, Sept. 9 Season Championship Night.

– $1,000 to win on Friday May 20, Friday June 3, and Mid Season Championship night on Friday May 27.

Other special events in 2022 include the Salute to Gene Frankart, former Attica Raceway Park promoter, on Friday April 22 with the return of “The Open Wheel Shootout with the AFCS 410 Sprints, AFCS 305 Sprints, and the NRA 360 Sprints.

The annual Fan Appreciation Night will be held Friday, July 1 with $10 adult general admission, $1 hot dogs, 50 cent popcorn and the open pit area prior to racing action for the fans to meet the drivers.

It all kicks off Friday, March 18 (rain date of Saturday, March 19).

For the complete schedule and more 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.

Brad Doty Classic to reward winner $15,000 at Attica Raceway Park

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Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA – When the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday July 12 for the 34th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics, the competitors will be battling for the largest payday in the event’s history – $15,000 to the winner!

“This is something Attica Raceway Park Promoter John Bores, Director of Operations Rex LeJeune, and I have been working on for a few years but with the pandemic in 2020 and not being sure if we could even have the race to 2021 not being as Covid free as we’d hoped and not being able to have any of our international fans attend, we decided to put it off until 2022,” said event co-promoter Brad Doty.

“If it wasn’t for our great partners, Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, Priority Aviation, Callies Performance Products and Underground Utilities Inc. this event would not be as successful as it is. Because of their support we are able to raise the winner’s check to $15,000!” Doty added.

This year will mark the 17th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 25 different winners in the 31 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out). Lebanon Indiana’s Spencer Bayston claimed the 2021 Brad Doty Classic, his first ever World of Outlaws victory as well.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18

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

Moved to Limaland
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

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 –  Kyle Larson

2021- Spencer Bayston

Attica Raceway Park handing out $47,000 in point funds

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Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out $47,000 in point fund money to the drivers who finished in the top 10 in points in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. There will be no awards banquet and point fund money will be sent to the drivers.

Attica was the scene of 20 events in 2021 and there were seven first time 410 sprint winners, two first time 305 feature winners and a first time late model winner.  Trey Jacobs joined his feather, Dean, as a track 410 sprint track champion, as they are the second father-son combination to win Attica titles, joining Wayne Maffett Sr.  and Wayne Maffett Jr. who won street stock/limited late model titles in the 1990s.

“Despite the weather and other challenges we were able to put on 20 racing events that saw some very close and exciting finishes in all three divisions and many first time winners. Our track personnel once again provided a welcoming, clean, friendly facility and atmosphere and our loyal, enthusiastic race fans and teams are the reason we are ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ venue,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.

“We were able to hand out a lot of purse money and a great point fund thanks to our fantastic marketing partners. We are hard at work preparing for the 2022 season…March will be here before you know it,” added Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations.

LeJeune thanked the point fund contributors of Hoosier Tire, Callie’s Performance Products, Propane.com/DirtNerds Podcast, Fremont Fence, Rocket Chassis, Underground Utilities Inc., and the Tiffin Community Sponsors of Burns Electric, PNC Bank, Nationwide Insurance – Chris Schiefer Agent, Reineke Family Dealerships, UIS Insurance and Investments and Clouse Construction.

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Andrews gets late race 410 win at Attica, Jacobs earns championship; Missler dominates late models, Shiels wins 3rd track title; Weaver gets 8th 305 win, Miller earns title

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Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews and his Jay Kiser Racing team have been fast all season but have had terrible luck. The Sandusky, Ohio driver put it all together Friday, Sept. 10 at Attica Raceway Park, taking the lead with just three laps to go and driving to the 410 sprint win on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night.

Shreve, Ohio’s Trey Jacobs earned the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints track title, joining his dad, Dean who won the Attica championship in 2011.

“It’s really cool. We lucked out to have that big of a point lead coming into the final night because really that was probably the worst night we’ve had all year. We weren’t really planning on doing the point deal but then we get part way through the year and we’re out front so I had to stick it out. It’s nice to claim a track championship at a place that most would consider the premiere weekly track in Ohio. Something to build off us and something to help this team out a little bit,” said Jacobs.

Andrews, a two time Attica champion, earned his 10th career victory in the 410 sprint division and it was worth $7,000 thanks to added money from the Baumann Auto Group.

“I didn’t get too excited. Stuart (Brubaker) gets going there and he gets excited early and Caleb (Griffith)…we were pretty equal. I couldn’t get too excited…every time he and I get around each other it’s like we run the tires off…I’ve done it a few times and I’ve learned from it. The car was good and the Kistler motor was running strong, Jay, Glenn and Jerry had the car great and we finally got a win. A lot of the season just wasn’t meant to be but we put it all together tonight,” said Andrews beside his Best Performance, Jimmy Bukket’s, Automatic Fire Protection, NAPA of Bryan, Shellukes, Kistler Racing Products, BH41, Burdue Insurance, American Drain Solutions, Berryman Shocks, Keizer Wheels, Fremont Fence, Vantage Branding, C Dub Designs backed #23.

The battle for the Attica championship for the Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models was very tight – only 19 points separated the top three – coming into the night. Britton, Michigan’s Devin Shiels just needed to finish a few spots in front of Ryan Markham to secure the title and he did just that, coming home second in the feature behind Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler to secure his third track title and second in a row by just 12 points over Markham.

“I felt a little pressure coming into this but it wasn’t double points so it was a little easier. This is the second time we’ve double up the championships for here and Oakshade,” said Shiels. “I really feel bad for Markham (Ryan) and Irey (Matt) for losing some motors this year. I’m glad we were in the hunt all season long. I think there was only one night when we were outside the top 10,” said Shiels.

For Missler, a five time Attica champion, it was a dominant performance as he led all 25 laps to secure his second feature win of the year and 16th of his career in the super late model division.

“The car was really good…I have to give my crew chief props. We went to Eldora last Sunday and when you go to different tracks you can learn different  things about your car and we learned a little something. I have to thank Attica Raceway Park for the good track surface…we go to a lot of places and it’s rough but Attica, even though it’s a little dirty, is smooth and we can race on it. I want to thank my father-in-law Dave, my wife and Evan…they’ve really been helping on the car during the week. We’ve been busy in the shop and I don’t have time to work on it like I used to. I can’t do it without them,” said Missler beside his Golden Giant Building Systems, Big D’s Pizza, MGX Technologies, Kepling Flooring, Handy Grafix, Rich Farmers’ Napa group, Schuder Technologies, York Fabrication, T-Town Lawn Care, Terry McConnell Excavating, NAPA of Bryan, SCS Gearbox, Keizer Wheels, Missler’s Sweets, Accu-Force backed #50.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints Fremont’s Paul Weaver, a five time track champion, dominated the feature, winning by nearly six seconds for his 8th victory of 2021 at Attica. He now has 64 career wins for the division to lead all drivers in the history of the track. He has 13 total feature wins in 2021, having five at Fremont Speedway as well.

“It’s easy to start up front…it’s a world of difference here. I kept the momentum up top…I got a little tight but that was probably a good thing and not get loose and hanging out and not going forward,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines,  M&L Excavating, Adkins Motorsports, Weaver Performance backed #1W.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller came into the night with such a huge point lead all he had to do was take the green and he wrapped up his third career Attica championship. It was a good thing too as he was involved in an early race crash, sidelining him from the feature. In fact, coming into the final two nights of the year Miller hadn’t finished outside of the top four, but the past two weeks saw an 11th and a 22nd place finishes.

“I must have did this just right. I had a big enough lead coming in all I needed to do was take a green flag and it was in the bag. The car was actually good tonight we just didn’t have any speed and we don’t know why. We finally hit back on it in the feature and I tangled with a guy spinning it out and it ended the evening. We probably could have snuck a top five out of this,” said Miller.

Andrews and Harli White brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint A-main with Andrews fending off White for the lead with Stuart Brubaker, Caleb Griffith, RJ Jacobs and Craig Mintz in tow. With two laps in Jacobs and Cole Macedo tangled ending their night. On the restart Brubaker made a two-for-one pass to take the lead over Andrews, White and Griffith.

Brubaker, who has a win at Attica in 2021, pulled away while Andrews and Griffith battled for second with White holding off Mintz for fourth. By lap 10 Andrews began to reel in Brubaker but in heavy lapped traffic it was Griffith who stole second to chase down Brubaker. Brubaker’s great run ended on lap 17 when he cut a tire, giving the lead to Griffith over Andrews, Mintz and White.

For the next two laps the top three battled one another to the delight of the fans. With eight laps to go Griffith had secured the top spot and pulled away slightly from Andrews, Mintz, Greg Wilson and White. With four laps to go the leaders encountered two lapped cars that were racing side by side. Andrews used the situation to his advantage and drove under Griffith for the lead coming to complete lap 27.

Andrews held off a last ditch slider from Griffith for the win with Mintz, Wilson and White rounding out the top five.

Pole-sitter Missler grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap late model feature and after a first lap challenge from Shiels, never looked back, driving to the victory. Shiels battled with Rusty Schlenk early for second but Schlenk pulled off on lap six with mechanical issues. Only a lap 10 caution would slow Missler’s march to victory lane. Once the green came back out he drove away to the victory over Shiels, Eric Spangler, Mike Bores and Matt Irey.

Weaver battled with Zeth Sabo the first five laps of the 305 A-main before pulling away. A couple of early race cautions kept the field close, but after the final yellow flew on lap 9, Weaver checked out, winning by 5.7 seconds. A good battle ensued most of the race for second involving Sabo and Logan Riehl. Sabo got by Riehl coming to the checkers for second with Matt Foos and Mike Keegan rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park would like to thank all the race teams, fans, marketing partners and employees for a fantastic 2021 season that saw 20 events take place.

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