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Henry gets fifth Attica 410 win; Weaver gets late race pass for 305 victory; Shiels earns 3rd late model win

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry knew starting on the pole of the 410 sprint feature Friday, Aug. 7 at Attica Raceway Park he could not let his Lane Racing team down. The Republic, Ohio driver led all 30 laps and survived a late race caution to pick up his fifth win of the season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant on Smith Family Foods/Kear’s Speed Shop/Ferguson Water Works Night.

Henry is having a dominant year at Attica, as he has won five of the nine features and now nine total for his career at the track.
Just as important, Henry will pad his point lead not only in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, but also in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Though his lead only grew by a few points as Chad Kemenah finished second and came into the night second in AFCS points.

“Zack (Meyers) had that thing pretty spot on. We could move where ever we had to. Zack and Jim and Brett have had this thing really good all year long and it makes driving this thing a lot of fun. At this point if we start up front and we don’t run up front it’s my fault. I’m so happy to be a part of this. This is tough. Chad’s fast, Cale’s fast, Travis is fast…we race with a lot of really fast guys. And to be able to put this thing up here every couple of weeks means a lot,” said Henry beside his Dragons Milk White, New Holland Spirits, Beer Barrel Bourbon, FK Rod Ends, Wings Unlimited, Kistler Engines, J&J Chassis, Linder Shocks, Simpson, Ballistic Designs, Big D’s Pizza, Lead Head Water Fowl, Geck Electric, Nemesis Designs #4.

Britton, Michigan’s Devin Shiels is making a great run at his second Attica Raceway Park championship in the Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast Late Models. He led all 25 laps to score his third feature win of the season and ninth of his career at the track. After an opening lap multi-car crash, the race went non-stop.

“We’ve been fast on the bottom. Seems like the track is usually on the top for the heats and then down to the bottom because there’s still some moisture there after the sprint cars. I have to thank my dad, Denny, Braden and Dillon for being here tonight, Rally’s Hamburgers, Dirt Nerds Podcast and Magic Fountain Auto Wash,” Shiels said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver threw a slider on Jamie Miller on the white flag lap to take the lead and held off a last lap rally from Miller to score his third Fremont Fence 305 Sprint win of the year at Attica. The victory is Weaver’s 52nd in the division at the track as he sits atop the all-time win list.

Weaver’s win will also tighten up the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS 305 Sprints Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales point battle. Coming into the weekend Matt Foos held a 13 point lead over Miller and Weaver 39 points back. With Weaver’s win, Miller finishing second and Foos charging from 11th to a fourth place finish things will be interesting heading into the last few point races. Weaver will also maintain his slim Attica point lead over Miller and Seth Schneider.

“I thought you guys had it in for me…every time the yellow came on I went backwards,” joked Weaver.

“That second to last caution my tires were gone and that last caution I was like hug the tires and quit racing him and stay on the bottom and let him (Miller) worry about me. He spun the tires and I was just there,” added Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Weaver Performance backed #1W.

Henry and Kemenah brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature but a caution necessitated another start. On the second try a multi-car incident reshuffled the starting line-up. When the green came back out a third time Henry jumped into the lead over Kemenah, Shawn Dancer, Travis Philo, Caleb Griffith, Cale Conley and Zane DeVault.

By the 10th circuit Henry raced into heavy lapped traffic with Kemenah starting to close while Conley, Griffith, Philo, Dancer, DeVault and Nate Dussel gave chase. Henry negotiated perfectly through traffic and with 11 laps to go had put a pair of lapped cars between himself and Kemenah.

The caution flew on lap 25 in an incident involving Philo and Griffith who had been waging a tremendous battle for fourth. Henry executed a great restart and drove away to the win over Kemenah, Conley, DeVault and Michael who had originally started 20th.

After a caution to start the 25 lap late model feature, the rest of the race went non-stop. Shiels grabbed the lead at the drop of the green but Ryan Missler stayed within a car length the entire race until about five laps to go when Shiels pulled away.

While the top two drove away from the field, the action for third was fantastic involving Ryan Markham, Mike Bores and Larry Bellman. When the dust settled Shiels took the win over Miller, Bores, Bellman and Markham.

Schneider and Mike Keegan brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 A-main with Schneider taking the lead over Miller, Keegan, Kasey Jedrzejek and Weaver. The race was marred by several early cautions but after each Schneider and Miller battled each other tough with Miller taking the lead on lap six with Schneider regaining the top spot a lap later with Miller re-taking the lead on lap eight.
Meanwhile Weaver steadily inched closer to the lead duo and following a caution on lap 12, grabbed second from Schneider. Four laps later just as Weaver raced under Miller for the lead the caution flew. Two laps later and the same occurred.

Miller got an excellent restart with seven laps to go but Weaver again steadily inched his way closer. A caution with three laps to go gave Weaver the opportunity he needed. When the green flew he raced under Miller who fought off the challenges. Weaver threw a slider at Miller in turns three and four as they came to the white flag and took the lead. Miller attempted the same move coming to the checkers but Weaver held him off for the win. Schneider, Foos and Luke Griffith rounded out the top five.

There is no racing at Attica on Aug. 14 but a double-header weekend is planned for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22. Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can’t attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

About Smith Family Foods – https://smithfamilyfoods.net
Smith Family Foods is located just outside of Tiffin, Ohio. Since 1984 “Family” is not just a word in our name but an integral part of the day-to-day philosophy that drives our business. Quality products, family values and exceptional service along with competitive pricing are the building blocks that help us exceed customer expectations every day.

Smith Family Foods taps into long-standing family recipes and pair them with fresh inspiration for today’s market to deliver a comprehensive line of items produced in-house. Ranging from chopped steaks, custom cut steaks and chops, breaded chicken, brats and Granny Smith’s Delicious fresh deli salads, just to mention a few. Smith Family Foods has the more than 2,000 wholesale items we offer to solve all your foodservice needs. Check our Products page for a complete list.

About Kear’s Speed Shop – www.kearsspeedshop.com
Kear’s Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location on Market Street in downtown Tiffin. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear’s large inventory. Kear’s also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races.

About Ferguson Waterworks – www.ferguson.com
Ferguson Waterworks delivers quality products and innovative solutions across the water, sanitary sewer and storm water management industries. As one of the nation’s largest waterworks companies, Ferguson puts your needs first. Every day, public and private water sewer authorities, utility contractors, public works/line contractors and heavy highway contractors count on Ferguson because of our world-class service. The nearest Ferguson Waterworks are located in Maumee, Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Lima, Mentor and Dayton

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Henry wins 410 thriller at Attica; Schlenk takes late lead for late model win; Miller dominates 305 feature

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Contact: Brian Liskai
Liskai2x@roadrunner.com
By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry and Travis Philo put on quite the show Friday, July 31 at Attica Raceway Park the final three laps of the 410 sprint feature. The duo traded sliders and coming to the white flag actually banged wheels with Philo nearly spinning as Henry drove to his fourth feature win of the year at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant on NAPA Auto Parts Night.

It was Henry’s 9th career Attica win in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint division and the sixth overall victory for he and the Lane Racing team in 2020.

“Travis is upset and I would be too. I got the wing so far back there I just couldn’t steer it. It was all my fault. I come up off the bottom there and that thing picked the front end off the ground and I drove him right up the race track. I feel bad for those guys. That definitely wasn’t my intention. I’m glad for my guys we finally won one. We had a couple of bad weeks there and everyone was getting down and frustrated. I’m proud I could finish this one off for them,” said Henry beside his Dragons Milk White, New Holland Spirits, Beer Barrel Bourbon, FK Rod Ends, Wings Unlimited, Kistler Engines, J&J Chassis, Linder Shocks, Simpson, Ballistic Designs, Big D’s Pizza, Lead Head Water Fowl, Geck Electric, Nemesis Designs #4.

“This is win number six for these guys already in the year. I’m just really grateful for Brett, Zack, Micah, Tess, Patty and everyone involved in this thing. No one ever gives up no matter how bad it goes. We didn’t finish four races in a row and those guys never quit,” added Henry.

Henry’s win coupled with a sixth place finish for point leader Chad Kemenah and a 15th place finish for 2nd place point driver Cale Conley will tighten up the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

Not to be outdone, the Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast Late Models went green to checkers for their 25 lap feature and McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk threw a slider on race-long leader Ryan Missler to take the lead with just three laps to go and drove to his 28th career Attica win. He now sits tied with Doug Drown atop the division’s all-time win list.

“The car was awesome. Thanks to my guys for busting their butts. We lost something in this thing a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been chasing it. I think we finally found it…we had a bad shock. Car is back on point. That was an awesome race for Ryan (Missler)..that was his first race back this season and he ran a flawless race. He was carrying so much speed on the top and my only shot to get around him was to set him up and slide him and I had to wait for the lapped cars to get out of the way to do it. It all worked out,” said Schlenk of his Buckeye Concrete Coatings, Mullins Race Engines, Velocita USA, Domination Race Cars, VP Racing Fuels, Maga Lifts #91.

Defending Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Attica champion Jamie Miller dominated the 25 lap feature leading all 25 laps for his second victory of 2020 at the track and the 26th of his career, placing him in second on the division’s all-time win list.

Miller, the defending NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, came into the night third in the AFCS standings but made up valuable real estate as point leader Matt Foos finished 7th with second place point man Steve Rando crashing in the feature.

“I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon so let’s see if we can catch Paul Weaver in wins here,” said Miller beside his Reedtown Tavern, Fostoria Mod Shop, Sloopy’s Pizza, Smitty’s Pizza, Phil Rister, York Carpet, Crown Battery, Schriner Farms sponsored #26.
The top five finishes in both the 410 and 305 sprint features each received a new Hoosier Tire thanks to Rich Farmer who owns the area NAPA Auto Parts stores.

Henry and Cole Macedo brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Henry grabbing the point over Macedo, TJ Michael, Shawn Dancer, Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Chad Kemenah and Travis Philo. While Henry and Macedo pulled away, Michael was comfortably in third but a heck of a battle ensured with Dancer and Price-Miller for fourth with the later taking the spot on lap four.

The quick pace of the race got serious on lap 11 when Macedo attempted a slider for the lead but Henry was able to drive back by and maintain the lead while Price-Miller drove into third and closed with Michael, Philo and 13th starter and last week’s winner Buddy Kofoid in tow.

The first race stoppage came on lap 14 when Dancer tipped over on the front stretch with the running order Henry, Macedo, Price-Miller, Michael, Philo, Kofoid, Kemenah and Byron Reed. On the restart Price Miller and Macedo swapped the second spot with Philo and Michael also challenging.

Macedo’s tremendous run came to an end on lap 18 when he slowed with mechanical issues to bring out the caution. When the race resumed Philo drove around Price-Miller into second while Henry pulled away. The top three settled in for a few laps while the battle for fourth heated up involving Michael, Kofoid and Kemenah.

With six laps to go Philo closed quickly on Henry with Price-Miller, Kofoid, Michael, Kemenah and Trey Jacobs also closing. On lap 28 Philo executed a slider in turn four to take the lead but Henry crossed under in turns one and two to regain the top spot and the pair banged wheels in three coming to the white flag with Philo nearly spinning but gathering it back up only losing a couple of positions.

Henry drove to the checkers over Kofoid who got around Price-Miller coming to the finish line with Philo and Michael rounding out the top five.

The 25 lap late model feature saw Rob Anderzack and Mike Bores on the front row. When the green flew it was nearly catastrophic as Anderzack got all sideways in turn two but was able to save it while third starter Missler grabbed the lead over Anderzack, Tim Sabo, Bores and Schlenk.

Schlenk wasted little time moving into second on lap four. Missler continued to lead with Schlenk running right on his tail until they got to lapped traffic on lap 12 and Missler was able to drive around them to maintain the lead over Schlenk while a tremendous battle ensued for third involving Tim Sabo, Matt Irey, Devin Shiels and Ryan Markham.

Lapped cars racing side by side helped Schlenk to close on Missler with just five laps to go. Schlenk drove in front of Missler in three and four on lap 23 and held him off for the win. Irey, Shiels and Sabo rounded out the top five.

Brandon Riehl and Mike Moore comprised the front row of the 305 A-main with Riehl taking the lead at the drop of the green over third starting Miller, Moore, Logan Riehl, Kyle Peters and Seth Schneider. Miller slid into the lead on lap two just before a multi-car crash brought out the red. When the green flew so did Miller, pulling away from Brandon Riehl, Logan Riehl, Peters, Mike Moore, Schneider and Zeth Sabo.

A caution on lap seven kept Miller from lapped traffic but again when the green came back out he pulled away from Brandon Riehl while Schneider had worked his way into third and took second on lap nine. Miller’s lead was nearly four seconds when he got to the back of the pack on lap 13.
The final caution flew on lap 19 with Miller leading Schneider, Weaver, Sabo, Logan Riel, Peters and Kyle Capodice. Miller got an excellent restart and drove away to the win over Schneider, Weaver, Sabo and Capodice.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, Aug. 7 with the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and late models in action on Kear’s Speed Shop/Smith family Foods/Ferguson Water Works Night.

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can’t attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

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