By Brian Liskai ATTICA, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2006) – The 2006 racing season will usher in a new era at Attica Raceway Park, including a new promoter and new, exciting racing events at “Ohio’s Finest Friday Night Racing” venue.
Bellevue businessman John Bores takes over as the track’s new promoter. Bores, who has competed at the one-third mile high banked oval the past few years in the limited late model division, recently signed a contract with
the Attica Fair Association Board. Bores, owner of Underground Utilities Inc. (UUI), long-time sponsor of four-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah’s Harble Motorsports sprint car, is excited about the opportunities that are ahead for Attica Raceway Park.
“We have many improvements planned to not only the facility, but to the race program to make it exciting and fun for the fans and drivers,” said Bores. “Attica has a long tradition of running entertaining, efficient programs and we plan to continue that. We have an exciting, diversified schedule planned for 2006.”
Bores has hired Rex LeJeune as ARP’s Director of Operations. LeJeune, who got his start in racing as a flagman at Fremont Speedway, ARP and Eldora Speedway, has held leadership positions with many different race organizations, most recently the last two seasons as the competition director for the Mid-American Sprint Series. LeJeune has worked with the World of Outlaws, including serving as the competition director for the former Gumout Series, and the All Star Circuit of Champions.
“I’m looking forward to working with John Bores. He is a man of integrity and has Attica’s and racing’s best interest in mind,” said LeJeune.
Both Bores and LeJeune are looking forward to working with the dedicated Attica staff, race teams, sponsors and especially the race fans.
“I’m especially excited about reviving the Attica tradition and returning the excitement and fun to Attica every Friday night. When Attica opened in 1988, the fans, race teams and the staff couldn’t wait for Friday to get here to go racing,” LeJeune continued.
The 2006 schedule is progressing with some outstanding professional series invading ARP.
“We’re ready to hit the ground running and I’m excited about the 2006 season,” LeJeune said. “Put the traveling series together with some of the best weekly racing in the country and good weather and 2006 could be a great year for Attica Raceway Park.”
The new era begins with opening night on Friday, March 31, with the 410 winged sprints, 305 sprints and limited late models.
Action at ARP heats up quickly, as the World of Outlaws drivers like Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell, Jac Haudenschild, Jeremy Campbell and Chad Kemenah will challenge the tough ARP regulars such as 2004 champion Byron Reed, Mike Linder, David Harrison, Alvin Roepke, Bruce Robenalt and more on May 12.
“The King,” Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahon, Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides, Lucas Wolfe, Tim Shaffer and more come to town as the new National Sprint Tour visits on May 26 and July 21.
The popular All Star Circuit of Champions are scheduled to make several appearances in 2006, kicking it off with the traditional Sprint Nationals, April 14 and 15. The All Stars will kick off the popular Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Sunday, June 25.