Linder Grabs 1st Attica Win of ’07; Shammo Takes 305s; Bores Claims Late Model Win; Ward Gets Truck Victory

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Mike Linder made one of his sponsors very happy Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. The Fremont driver picked up his first win of the season in a 410 sprint on R&R Auto Wrecking/Quality Welding Night. Ironically, Linder piloted a 305 sprint car to victory at ARP earlier this season – the car belonging to R&R owner Rich Farmer, who also sponsors the Andy James Motorsports 410 sprint.

Millbury’s Andy Shammo scored his second win of the season at Attica in the 305 sprints, while Bellevue’s John Bores, promoter at ARP, recorded his first win in the Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Late Models and Sandusky’s Cory Ward picked up second victory in the dirt trucks.

Linder got around early race leader Caleb Griffith on lap 20 and held off a hard-charging Greg Wilson for his 7th career Attica victory in the World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints.

“I was going to have a hard time getting around Caleb…we were racing in the same groove and then he moved down in turn three and I got a run to the outside. My hats off to my crew…they have been working so hard in the shop and we’ve been getting better every night out,” said Linder beside his Linder’s Speed Equipment/ Burns Iron & Metal backed sprint car.

Shammo inherited the lead when Bryan Sebetto crashed into a spun car on lap 8. Shammo would build a comfortable lead and go on to claim his fourth career ARP win.

Image”I hated to see that happen to Bryan…I think we would have put on a good show battling for the lead. My hat’s off to John Bores and the entire Attica staff. They have brought this track back…you can really race hard here,” said Shammo beside his Fort Ball Pizza Palace/Matt Tille Enterprises backed #48.

Bores grabbed the lead from Bill Hahn on lap six and held off a last lap challenge by Mike Marteney for his third career Attica win in the late model feature.

“I found a little moisture on the bottom of 1 and 2 and knew I had to keep the car straight and get off turn 4 good,” said Bores. “I saw Mike stick his nose under me on the last lap..I just tried not to spin the tires.”

Ward grabbed the lead from Art Ball on lap 2 and held off several challenges from Brian Arnold to score his fourth career victory at ARP in the dirt trucks.

“I was having some problems with the gears, but the truck drove great,” said Ward beside his Excuse’s Lounge/East Side Cafe backed #18W truck.

ImageIn the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Brandon Martin grabbed the early lead, only to see Griffith take the top spot on lap 2 with action halting for a Chris Andrews tip-over. Griffith would build a big lead with Linder moving into second on lap 3, with Martin, Byron Reed and 11th-starting Wilson in tow.

The action would be slowed on lap 16 for a stalled Roger Shammo, with only 10-cars on the lead lap. The running order was Griffith, Linder, Martin, Reed and Dustin Daggett.

Linder would make his winning move exiting turn 4 on lap 20. Griffith would try to drive back under in turn 2 but made contact with an infield tire barrier, collapsing his front axle, ending his fine run. Linder would continue to rim ride while the action behind him would heat up between Martin, Wilson, Reed and 12th-starting Mark Keegan. A spat of cautions would continue to slow the action, with Linder getting great restarts.

Behind Linder at the checkers were Wilson, Martin, Keegan and Reed. Wilson would take home an extra $200 from R&R Auto Wrecking for the “hard-charger” award for passing the most cars in the feature.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Sebetto, who has five victories at ARP in 2007, would grab the early lead from his pole-starting position. Shammo, Matt Ferrell, Cap Henry and Coty Runion would stage a hated battle for behind. Disaster would strike for Sebetto on lap 8 as he entered lapped traffic. Bobby Davis made contact with another car, sending him spinning in turn 4 right in front of the leader. Sebetto made contact and damaged his front end, bringing an end to his night.

ImageShammo would build a big lead while Henry, Runion, Josh Muntz and Dustin Keegan stagged a heated battle behind.With just two laps remaining, Shammo continued to lead while Henry and Keegan battled hard for second. Shammo would take the checkers over Henry, Keegan, a hard-charging Stuart Brubaker and rookie Josh Muntz.

Dustin Dinan took home an extra $100 as the R&R Auto Wrecking hard-charger, as he finished 6th from his 14th starting position.

In the 20-lap late model feature, Bill Hahn, Bores and Marteney put on a heck of a show for the lead early, with Hahn and Bores trading the top spot several times before the first yellow would fly on lap 4. Bores would take the lead for good on lap 6, with Hahn, 11th-starter Ernie Haynes, Marteney and Randy Scott battling hard right on his bumper.

After a few cautions, the race would go the final 10-laps under green, with Bores fighting off several challenges from Marteney. At the checkers, it was Bores, Marteney, Haynes, Scott and Larry Kingseed.

Jim Fleming would take home the $50 R&R hard-charger award by virtue of his 6th place finish from his 17th starting position.

ImageIn the 15-lap dirt truck feature, Art Ball would grab the lead but it would only last one lap before Ward powered into the top spot. The battle for second would heat up between Ball, Chuck Roelle, 9th-starter Brian Arnold and 12th-starter Shawn Valenti.

Ward continued to lead, but he couldn’t shake Arnold and Valenti. With two laps to go, Ward lead over Arnold and a closing Ball. At the checkers, it was Ward, Arnold, Ball, Steve Endicott and 15th-starter Bob Dible, who scored the $50 R&R hard-charger award.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 13 for UUI Family Fun Night with just $10 general admission for adults. The Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models will compete for $1,000 to win with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action.

For more information log onto atticaracewaypark.com or call 419-680-5606.

Attica Raceway Park (7-6-07)
World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 2. 3L-Mike Linder; 3. 3T-Tony Beaber; 4. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 5. 67-Andrew Palker; 6. 10S-Roger Shammo; 7. 5T-Travis Philo; 8. 69-Scott Curren

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 16-Lee Jacobs; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. X-Mark Keegan; 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 41-Randy Tusing

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 12-Caleb Griffith; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin; 3. 5R-Byron Reed; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver; 5. 5H-George Hawkins; 6. 16S-Lee Stark; 7. O-Gus Wasson

A-Main Starting Position [#]
1. 3L-Mike Linder[4]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[11]; 3. 11M-Brandon Martin[2]; 4. X-Mark Keegan[12]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6]; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[9]; 7. 98-Bruce Robenalt[5]; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[10]; 9. 3T-Tony Beaber[3]; 10. 16-Lee Jacobs[8]; 11. 67-Andrew Palker[13]; 12. 5H-George Hawkins[15]; 13. 16S-Lee Stark[18]; 14. 69-Scott Curren[20]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[19]; 16. 91-Aaron Middaugh[17]; 17. 12-Caleb Griffith[1]; 18. 10S-Roger Shammo[16]; 19. 11N-Ed Neumeister[7]; 20. 15C-Chris Andrews[14]

305 Sprints

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. O2-Kevin Lee; 2. O4-Cap Henry; 3. M28-Josh Muntz; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble; 5. 40-Bobby Davis; 6. 12-Brett Lane; 7. 311-Aaron Moloney; 8. 25-Chris Pifher

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 49-Coty Runion; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 4. 5-Dustin Dinan; 5. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 6. 1A-Matt Lucius; 7. 55-Benny Bowman; 8. 3X-Brad Keckler

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 4. 66L-Brad Bowman; 5. 34-Mark Whaley; 6. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 7. 6-Ryan Dickey

Heat 4 – Pepsi (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 2. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4. 29-Chris Lang; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 6. 65-Mark Lang; 7. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 8. 31-Chad Gullett

B-Main – Computer Man Inc (top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 2. 1A-Matt Lucius; 3. 40-Bobby Davis; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler; 5. 34-Mark Whaley; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 7. 55-Benny Bowman; 8. 65-Mark Lang; 9. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 10. 311-Aaron Moloney; 11. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 12. 6-Ryan Dickey; 13. 12-Brett Lane; 14. 25-Chris Pifher

A-Main Starting Position [#]
1. 48S-Andy Shammo[3]; 2. O4-Cap Henry[4]; 3. 36X-Dustin Keegan[10]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]; 5. M28-Josh Muntz[6]; 6. 5-Dustin Dinan[14]; 7. O2-Kevin Lee[8]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12]; 9. 49-Coty Runion[5]; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[9]; 11. 1A-Matt Lucius[18]; 12. 10-Brad Haudenschild[7]; 13. 15H-Mitch Harble[13]; 14. 25P-Mark Pridemore[17]; 15. 3X-Brad Keckler[20]; 16. 67M-Matt Ferrell[2]; 17. 66L-Brad Bowman[15]; 18. O1-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 19. 40-Bobby Davis[19]; 20. 29-Chris Lang[16]

Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Late Models

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 27H-Bill Hahn; 3. 30-Nate Potts; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. 77C-Craig Corfman; 6. 27-Ken Hahn; 7. 29-Matt Potts; 8. 9-Luke Beiri

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed; 3. 77-Steve Kester; 4. 18-Jim Gingery; 5. 12-Michael Stiltner; 6. 12P-Jeff Pelton; 7. 25-Chuck Hummer; 8. 41-Steve Fultz

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 48-John Bores; 2. 15B-Mike Bores; 3. 31-Bill Clapp Jr.; 4. 63-Randy Scott; 5. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 6. 99-Steve Sabo; 7. 1-Jim Fleming; 8. 13-Mike Hudson

B-Main – Computer Man Inc (Top 5 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 27-Ken Hahn; 2. 1-Jim Fleming; 3. 25-Chuck Hummer; 4. 9-Luke Beiri; 5. 99-Steve Sabo; 6. 12P-Jeff Pelton; 7. 13-Mike Hudson

A-Main Starting Position [#]
1. 48-John Bores[3]; 2. 45-Mike Marteney[5]; 3. 5H-Ernie Haynes[11]; 4. 63-Randy Scott[2]; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[9]; 6. 1-Jim Fleming[17]; 7. 27H-Bill Hahn[1]; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[16]; 9. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[15]; 10. 15B-Mike Bores[8]; 11. 99-Steve Sabo[20]; 12. 77-Steve Kester[7]; 13. 9-Luke Beiri[19]; 14. 77C-Craig Corfman[13]; 15. 18-Jim Gingery[4]; 16. 30-Nate Potts[10]; 17. 31-Bill Clapp Jr.[6]; 18. 50-Ryan Missler[12]; 19. 12-Michael Stiltner[14]; 20. 25-Chuck Hummer[18]
Dirt Trucks

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets
1. 8-Steve Endicott; 2. 33-Brian Arnold; 3. 1-Joe Hartlaub; 4. 62-Dave Severs; 5. 19-Cody Renfro; 6. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 7. 4-Donald Fitch; 8. 34-Kevin Miller; 9. 17-Bob Dible

Heat 2 – Ultra Shield Race Products
1. O1-Art Ball; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti; 3. 18W-Corey Ward; 4. 56-Alex Wiechman; 5. 30-Dave Gibbs; 6. 3X-Shawn Schultz; 7. 99-Jesse Worcester; 8. 37-Eric Devanna; 9. 14-Scott Beard

A-Main Starting Position [3]
1. 18W-Corey Ward[6]; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[9]; 3. O1-Art Ball[1]; 4. 8-Steve Endicott[7]; 5. 17-Bob Dible[17]; 6. 3R-Chuck Roelle[4]; 7. 1-Joe Hartlaub[8]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[16]; 9. 56-Alex Wiechman[10]; 10. 30-Dave Gibbs[3]; 11. 4-Donald Fitch[13]; 12. 62-Dave Severs[11]; 13. 28-Shawn Valenti[12]; 14. 99-Jesse Worcester[14]; 15. 19-Cody Renfro[2]; 16. 3X-Shawn Schultz[5]

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