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.