FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
Contact: Rex LeJeune
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out over $600,000 in feature prize money in 2019 over 22 events as “Ohio’sFinest Racing kicks off its 32nd season of racing on Friday, March 22.
“There’s something special each night we race, offering more money throughout the year to help teams continue to provide the excellent entertainment Attica is known for,” said Rex LeJeune, ARP Director of Operations.
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion sprints are scheduled to make six appearances at Attica Raceway Park in 2019. It begins with the two-day traditional Core & Main Spring Nationals Friday and Saturday April 19 and 20. The All Stars come back to Attica Friday, May 24 and kick off the traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Attica on Friday, June 14. The All Stars wrap up Attica’s Season with the Attica Ambush Kasey Kahne Foundation Dirt Classic Ohio Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31.
The newly formed All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints will have nine events at Attica in 2019 with four of those paying $4,000 to win; three of those thanks to Spanky’s Pizza of Carey, Ohio. Those dates will be held May 3, May 17, June 7 and July 26. The KS Sales and Service AFCS for the 305 sprints have 7 events at Attica this coming season with three of those paying $1,000 to win on May 17, July 12 and Aug. 16. The 305 sprints will also run for $1,000 to win on May 10.
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head to Attica for the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics on Tuesday, July 16 (rain date of July 17).
410 Teams, please note the following rule changes that will be implemented for the 2019 season.
Muffler rule for 2019 will implemenent the Schoenfeld 14272735-78.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Contact: Duane Hancock
FREMONT/ATTICA, Ohio – Fremont Speedway, located in Fremont, Ohio, and Attica Raceway Park, located about 40 minutes away in Attica, Ohio, have worked together over many years to provide some of the best weekly sprint car racing in the region. The two tracks will continue that cooperative spirit in 2019, forming the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints and the KS Sales and Service AFCS for the 305 sprints.
The 410 sprints will compete in nine AFCS events at each track in 2019 with seven of those being double-header weekends – Friday at Attica and Saturday at Fremont. The 305 sprints will compete in seven AFCS events at each track in 2019 with six of those being double-header weekends – Friday at Attica and Saturday at Fremont.
Lifelong racing enthusiast and supporter Duane Hancock will be the series director.
“We wanted to create something that will put more money in the hands of our weekly race teams and reward them for their support. We are excited to partner with Ryan Schiets and the Fremont Speedway group. Duane will do a great job directing the series. We are looking at putting up extra money on selected double-header weekends,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.
Schiets, who chairs the new committee in charge of the historic Fremont Speedway, said the series will help the local teams with added funding without them having to do a lot of travel.
“Fremont and Attica have long had some of the best drivers and race teams in the region and we want to do what we can to help them put on exciting shows for the fans week in and week out,” Schiets added.
The schedule for the 410 sprints All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products AFCS Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the KS Sales and Service AFCS and a point fund – above and separate from each track’s point funds – will be announced at a later date. The first 410 AFCS events in 2019 will be held Friday, April 12 at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday, April 13 at Fremont Speedway. The first 305 AFCS events in 2019 will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
“Right now we are busy making calls and talking to potential marketing partners for the point fund,” Hancock said. “I’m excited about helping to keep the car counts and teams stable for these two great tracks in 2019 and beyond.”
“We really want to thank Paul Kistler at Kistler Racing Products, Bob Williams at All Pro Heads and Kevin Shammo at KS Sales and Service for stepping up to be the title sponsors and the Baumann Auto Group for all their help as well,” added Hancock.
Fans can keep up with the AFCS on Titter @afcs_sprints; on Facebook by following afcssprints and on the web at www.afcssprints.com
About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it’s Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. See Bob and Suzie Williams and all their great employees for all your racing cylinder head needs.
About Kistler Racing Products – www.kistlerracing.com
In 2008, Kistler Racing Products opened to add a full product line to the already 15 year established Kistler Engines business. Paul Kistler hired Brian Kemenah and Dave Deyo to run the store, conveniently located within Kistler Engines Inc. shop in rural Fremont, Ohio.
Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need from A – Z : Axles to Zeus buttons including product line Arai Helmets to Zemco – if you need it, we’ve got it. If it makes a race car competitive to win, you will find it at Kistler Racing Products – and you will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve. At Kistler Racing Products, you are not just another number – you are important to us and you will know it!
About the Baumann Auto Group – www.baumannautogroup.com
The Baumann Auto Group is a Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Ford, GMC auto dealer with locations in Fremont, Port Clinton, Tiffin and Genoa. Our goal is to make your car buying experience the best possible. Baumann Auto Group’s virtual dealership offers a wide variety of new and used cars, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, RAM incentives, service specials, and Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, RAM parts savings. Convenient locations in Fremont, Tiffin, Genoa and Port Clinton.
About KS Sales and Service – Gibsonburg, Ohio
KS Sales and Service, located southwest of Gibsonburg, Ohio on U.S. Rt. 6 in Rollersville, is an authorized Cub Cadet dealer. KS Sales has a complete line of riding lawn mowers, lawn tractors, zero turn lawn mowers, push mowers, snow blowers, parts and accessories. For more information call Kevin Shammo at 419.638.4005.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
Contact: Rex LeJeune
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park wrapped up it’s 30th anniversary season Saturday, Nov. 10 at a gala banquet, rewarding the top 10 in points in the Callie’s Performance Center 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.
Nearly $47,000 in point fund money was distributed among the three divisions and Attica promoter John Bores thanked all the business partners who help make that possible. Bores noted the 2019 season, which begins in late March, will be similar to the past year with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars coming back for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics along with several stops by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Bores noted improvements are on-going around the track and new dirt has been added.
Director of Operations Rex LeJeune also thanked all the track employees and noted Bores had just completed his 13th season as Attica Promoter and thanked him on behalf of the fans and race teams for his dedication to the sport.
Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker claimed his first ever 410 track title in 2018. Attica’s 2008 305 sprint track champion, Brubaker competed in 11 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only an All Star show on June 15 and the World of Outlaws event on July 10. He started the year strong, winning on opening night, April 14, and again on May 18 to run his career victory total to seven at Attica. He recorded four top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. Brubaker’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.
Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham claimed his first ever Attica late model title in 2018. One of two drivers to compete in all 12 A-mains in 2018, Markham, who also claimed his third Attica-Wayne County Challenge Series title, also won the 2018 Wayne County Speedway Championship. His first Attica title came about with consistency as he earned seven top five finishes and 11 top 10 runs. In fact Markham’s only finish outside the top 10 in 2018 was a 13th during the American Ethanol Series event on May 11. Markham scored his 14th career Attica late model win on June 15 as he sits tied for third on the track’s all-time win list. Markham’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.
Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver wrapped up his fourth 305 sprint title at Attica which is also his third straight championship at the track. The two time JLH General Contractor FAST 305 champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, never finishing out of the top nine. He recorded seven top three finishes including five wins, three of which were the final events of the season, running his career total to 48 in the division to sit atop the all-time win list. Weaver’s average A-main finishing position was fourth. Continue reading