Familiar Faces – Reed, Sebetto, Hahn, Ball – In Victory Lane At Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Familiar faces graced victory lane at Attica Raceway Park Friday on Strawberry Hill Farm Market/Burger King Fan Appreciation Night. Byron Reed continued his hot streak, winning his second straight feature in the World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints, as did Bryan Sebetto in the 305 sprints. Ken Hahn was awarded his second career feature in the Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models, while Art Ball continued his hot streak, claiming his second feature win in the dirt trucks.

For Reed, Friday win is the third in as many outings – he won last Friday at Attica and followed that up with a win the next night at Fremont Speedway. It marked his third win of the 2007 season at Attica and was his 20th career Attica victory, moving him into second on the all-time 410 sprint win list (Mark Keegan leads with 54).

ImageSebetto’s win was his fourth of the season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue. It is his 6th career victory at Attica, moving him into a tie for 14th on the 305 sprint all-time win list.

Hahn was awarded the feature win after Larry Kingseed, who crossed the finish line first by a nose over Hahn, was disqualified for unsportsman-like conduct. It marked the second win in three weeks for the Gibsonburg, Ohio driver.

Art Ball continued his hot streak as well, winning his second feature in the dirt trucks in the last three weeks at Attica. It was also his second straight feature win as he took the checkers last Saturday at Fremont Speedway. It was Ball’s fourth career Attica victory in the dirt trucks to put him on top of the all-time win standings. Ball also sits third on Attica’s all-time feature win list in the street stocks/ limited late model standings.

“We’ve been good all season…it’s just now we’re getting a few of the breaks,” said Reed beside his Hoosier Tire/ Reebar Die Casting sponsored sprinter.

One of those breaks was Reed being able to hang on for the win after a front torsion bar stop came off late in the race.

“I had my hands full…it was bouncing around pretty good,” said the Monclova, Ohio driver. “This is the first win my dad (Sam) has gotten to see this year….happy Father’s Day!”

Fremont, Ohio’s Sebetto had his Frosty’s Bar at Put-In-Bay 305 sprinter hooked up on the high side and avoided disaster when he and Andy Shammo got together early in the race that resulted in Shammo spinning.

“I was so good around the rim in 3 and 4…I got a run off 4 and got together with Andy. I hated that…he’s a friend and I feel bad for that,” said Sebetto beside his Hotshots Painting, Sandblasting and Powdercoating sponsored #01. “Josh (Meggitt, car owner) and I are communicating so well and our set-ups are right on the money. I could flat-foot it around the high side tonight.”

For Hahn, the win was a little bittersweet.

“I had a good run on him coming down for the checkers and just ran out of room and time. But hey, we’ll take the win,” said Hahn beside his Bestwick-Braun Co./AMS Heating & Air sponsored late model.

Ball’s Pierce Engineering team put together a new truck for the veteran two weeks ago, but the old one just doesn’t want to quit winning.

“This truck is like me…we’re both old, but we just won’t give up,” said a smiling Ball beside his Magers Lumber/Smitty’s Tavern backed #01 truck.

ImageIn the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Troy Vacarro jumped into the early lead with Bruce Robenalt and Dean Jacobs in tow. The first caution would fly on lap 5 for a Lee Jacobs spint with the running order now Vacarro, Jacobs and sixth-starting Reed. Jacobs would spin in turn 3 after the restart, putting Reed into second and 7th-starter Caleb Griffith into third.

Vacarro and Reed would battle side by side the next two laps before Reed would drive under the Castalia driver exiting turn 4 to take the lead on lap 9. Another yellow would fly on lap 10 with the running order Reed, Griffith, Mark Keetan, Vacarro, Gus Wasson and 15th-starter Paul Weaver. Action would grind to a halt 2 laps later for a Mike Hogan tumble. The running order was know Reed, Griffith, Keegan, Weaver and Vacarro.

They would remain that way until lap 19 when Andy James flipped off turn 1. Now the car on the move was 11th-starter, rookie Chris Andrews as he trailed Reed, Griffith, Keegan and Wasson. With just five laps remaining, Griffith was closing on Reed as the two touched in turn 4 while battling for the top spot. Reed would move down to the bottom to take the win over Griffith, a fast-closing Weaver, Keegan and Wasson.

Shelby’s Brad Bowman would grab the early lead in the 25-lap 305 sprint feature and had a spirited battle with Fostoria’s Scott Kraylek until a nasty flip by Duane Zablocki (he was unhurt) stopped the action on lap 6. Kraylek would execute the perfect slide job in turn 4 a lap later to grab the lead, with Shammo moving around Bowman into second on lap 10. Kraylek and Shammo would race side by side the next lap with 8th-starting Sebetto slingshoting around Bowman into third. Exiting the fourth turn the next lap, Sebetto shot around Shammo and the two touched wheels with Shammo spinning. Sebetto would driver to the outside of Kraylek on lap 12 to grab the lead. Kraylek would mount several more challenges, but fell short at the checkered flag.

Behind Sebetto – who took the point lead – was Kraylek, Coty Runion (who raced in the top five the entire feature), Brad Haudenschild and 18th-starting Dustin Dinan rounding out the top five.

ImageLast week’s feature winner Ryan Missler would grab the initial lead in the 20-lap late model feature with John Bores pressuring. Bores would take the top spot on lap 4 when Missler pulled to the infield with engine woes. Bores would build a 5 car length lead while Eric Eicholtz, Hahn, J.R. Gentry and Kingseed battled behind. At the half-way mark the running order was Bores, Hahn, Kingseed, Eicholtz and Gentry as the yellow slowed the field. On the restart, Kingseed drover under Hahn into second as Bores continued to build his lead.

The yellow would slow action again on lap 16, putting Kingseed, the five-time Attica champion right on Bores’ rear bumper. On the restart, Kingseed would make contact with Bores exiting turn 2, sending the leader spinning. Kingseed now led over Hahn, 10th-starter Mike Marteney and Mike Bores.

The yellow would fly on lap 19, setting up a one-lap shoot-out. Hahn would pull along side Kingseed exiting the final turn for the checkered, only to fall a fender short. After exiting the speedway for victory lane, Kingseed would spin his late model around several times in celebration, throwing gravel, dirt and dust into the stands. Attica officials then disqualified him for unsportsman-like behavior, awarding the victory to Hahn.

“He put the fans in danger of injury…we cannot have that,” said Attica Operations Director Rex LeJeune.

Behind Hahn would be Marteney, Mike Bores, Bill Clapp Jr. (up from 18th) and Devin Shiels to round out the top five.

ImageChuck Roelle would grab the initial lead in the 15-lap dirt truck feature, with last week’s winner Shawn Valenti pressuring his bumper, along with Steve Endicott and 7th-starter Art Ball.Ball would use a lapped machine as a pick to drive around Roelle into the lead on lap 7. Endicott and then Cory Ward would pressure the veteran Ball for the win, but he was not to be denied.

Rounding out the top five were Ward, Valenti, who came back through the pack after an early race spin, Brian Arnold and Roelle.

Attica Raceway Park has a busy weekend coming up. On Friday, June 22, the Sunoco American Late Model Series will run two features – a make-up from the May 25 rainout and a regular program on Wynn’s Automotive/Service Driver Solutions Night. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to get underway at 8 p.m.

Then just two nights later – Sunday, June 24, Attica will kick off the University of Northwest Ohio O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by RacingJunk.com. The Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Attica Late Models will also be on the racing card on Pepsi/ Aaron’s Sales & Service Night. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m.

For more information call the track office at 419-680-5606 or log onto atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park (6-15-07)
Strawberry Hill Farm Market/Burger King Night

World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 5R-Byron Reed; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews; 3. 7K-Dean Jacobs; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo; 6. 97-Cory Seeling; 7. 1H-Kyle Cummins; 8. 97S-Aaron Shaffer; 9. 16-Lee Jacobs

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 7T-Troy Vaccaro; 3. O-Gus Wasson; 4. 12-Caleb Griffith; 5. 3L-Mike Linder; 6. 3T-Tony Beaber; 7. 72-Andy James; 8. 69-Scott Curren; 9. 5T-Travis Philo

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 5H-George Hawkins; 4. 75-Mike Hogan; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; . 51-John Ivy; . 45-Bryan Grove; . 91-Aaron Middaugh

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 1H-Kyle Cummins; 2. 3T-Tony Beaber; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. 97S-Aaron Shaffer; 5. 72-Andy James; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 97-Cory Seeling; 8. 45-Bryan Grove; 9. 5T-Travis Philo; 10. 69-Scott Curren; 11. 51-John Ivy

A-Main [Starting Position]
1. 5R-Byron Reed[6]; 2. 12-Caleb Griffith[7]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[15]; 4. X-Mark Keegan[10]; 5. O-Gus Wasson[8]; 6. 7K-Dean Jacobs[4]; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[1]; 8. 3L-Mike Linder[14]; 9. 1H-Kyle Cummins[16]; 10. 15C-Chris Andrews[11]; 11. 98-Bruce Robenalt[3]; 12. 5H-George Hawkins[5]; 13. 16-Lee Jacobs[20]; 14. 14H-Todd Heller[12]; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[17]; 16. 97S-Aaron Shaffer[19]; 17. 10S-Roger Shammo[13]; 18. 72-Andy James[18]; 19. 31-Chuck Wilson[2]; 20. 75-Mike Hogan[9]

305 Sprints

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (Top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 2. 55-Benny Bowman; 3. 71-Bill Kraylek; 4. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble; 6. 34-Mark Whaley; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath; 8. 6-Ryan Dickey; 9. 65-Mark Lang

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products (Top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 2. 1A-Matt Lucius; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo; 4. M28-Josh Muntz; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 23-Brad Keckler; 8. 25-Chris Pifher; 9. 311-Aaron Moloney

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores/ Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (Top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek; 3. 29-Chris Lang; 4. O2-Kevin Lee; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 7. O4-Cap Henry; 8. 92-Brandon Perkins; 9. 24X-Mike Burkin

Heat 4 – Pepsi (Top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 31-Chad Gullett; 2. 66L-Brad Bowman; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 5. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 6. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 7. 40-Bobby Davis; 8. 51S-John Taylor

B1 Main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 2 transfer to A-Main)
1. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 2. 15H-Mitch Harble; 3. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 4. 23-Brad Keckler; 5. 65-Mark Lang; 6. 34-Mark Whaley; 7. 311-Aaron Moloney; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath; 9. 6-Ryan Dickey; 10. 25-Chris Pifher

B2-Main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 2 transfer to A-Main)
1. 5-Dustin Dinan; 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 3. O4-Cap Henry; 4. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 5. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 6. 40-Bobby Davis; 7. 92-Brandon Perkins; 8. 51S-John Taylor; 9. 24X-Mike Burkin

A-Main [Starting Position]
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto[8]; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek[1]; 3. 49-Coty Runion[3]; 4. 10-Brad Haudenschild[9]; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan[18]; 6. 36X-Dustin Keegan[13]; 7. 48S-Andy Shammo[5]; 8. 66L-Brad Bowman[2]; 9. 1A-Matt Lucius[4]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 11. 71-Bill Kraylek[6]; 12. O2-Kevin Lee[15]; 13. 4T-Jim Taddeo[17]; 14. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[20]; 15. 29-Chris Lang[12]; 16. M28-Josh Muntz[14]; 17. 15H-Mitch Harble[19]; 18. 55-Benny Bowman[10]; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]; 20. 31-Chad Gullett[11]

Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 48-John Bores; 2. 5L-Mike Lonas; 3. 98-Eric Eicholtz; 4. 6-Trevor Phillips; 5. 51-Devin Shiels; 6. 55-Chuck Hummer; 7. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 8. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 9. 3-Mike Graber; 10. 77B-Coby Bartram

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 2. 45-Mike Marteney; 3. 15B-Mike Bores; 4. 99-Steve Sabo; 5. O1-George Lee; 6. 77C-Craig Corfman; 7. 12P-Jeff Pelton; 8. 9-Roger Inks; 9. 9B-Luke Bieri; 10. 41-Steve Fultz

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 27-Ken Hahn; 2. 50-Ryan Missler; 3. 14-J.R. Gentry; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed; 5. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 6. 99M-John Mayes Sr.; 7. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 8. 29-Michael Stiltner Jr.

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 2. 55-Chuck Hummer; 3. 31-Bill Clapp Jr.; 4. 9B-Luke Bieri; 5. 29-Michael Stiltner Jr.; 6. 3-Mike Graber; 7. 77B Coby Bartram; 8. 12P-Jeff Pelton; 9. 9-Roger Inks; 10. 77C-Craig Corfman; 11. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 12. 41-Steve Fultz; 13. 99M-John Mayes Sr.

A-Main [Starting Position]
1. 27-Ken Hahn[7]; 2. 45-Mike Marteney[10]; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[11]; 4. 31-Bill Clapp Jr.[18]; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[13]; 6. 14-J.R. Gentry[6]; 7. O1-George Lee[14]; 8. 6-Trevor Phillips[5]; 9. 29-Michael Stiltner Jr.[20]; 10. 9B-Luke Bieri[19]; 11. 98-Eric Eicholtz[3]; 12. 5H-Ernie Haynes[16]; 13. 55-Chuck Hummer[17]; 14. 48-John Bores[1]; 15. 69-John Mayes Jr.[15]; 16. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[12]; 17. 5L-Mike Lonas[8]; 18. 99-Steve Sabo[4]; 19. 50-Ryan Missler[2]; 20. 21-Larry Kingseed[9]

Dirt Trucks

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets
1. 8-Steve Endicott; 2. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 3. 18W-Corey Ward; 4. 7C-Jacob Dick; 5. 99-Jesse Worcester; 6. 56-Alex Wiechman; 7. 4-Donald Fitch; 8.83B-Jeff Borys; 9. 19-Jimmy Sebetto

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products
1. 28-Shawn Valenti; 2. 37-Eric Devanna; 3. O1-Art Ball; 4. 33-Brian Arnold; 5. 17-Bob Dible; 6. 55B-Bill Bruen; 7. 22-Todd Keegan; 8. 30-Dave Gibbs

A-main Starting Position
1. O1-Art Ball[7]; 2. 18W-Corey Ward[10]; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[1]; 4. 33-Brian Arnold[9]; 5. 3R-Chuck Roelle[2]; 6. 8-Steve Endicott[4]; 7. 55B-Bill Bruen[5]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[12]; 9. 83B-Jeff Borys[15]; 10. 7C-Jacob Dick[11]; 11. 99-Jesse Worcester[8]; 12. 56-Alex Wiechman[3]; 13. 17-Bob Dible[6]; 14. 4-Donald Fitch[13]; 15. 30-Dave Gibbs[16]

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