7.14.06 Rained Out

Attica, Ohio (Friday, July 14, 2006) – Late afternoon thunderstorms caused the cancellation of racing Friday, July 14 at Attica Raceway Park on Underground Utilities Night.

UUI Night – 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and dirt trucks has been rescheduled for Friday, July 28 ($1,000 to win for limited late models).

Racing heats up Friday, July 21 at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue, as “The King,” Steve Kinser, Paul McMahan, Danny “The Dude” Lasoski, Jason Meyers, Shane Stewart, Brian Paulus, Jason Sides, Jason Solwold and the other stars of the National Sprint Tour invade to challenge Attica’s tough regulars.

The 305 sprints and limited late models are also in action that night.

Many of the NST stars and Attica hot shoes will have their cars on display at the Baumann Auto location in Tiffin, Thursday, July 20. Fans are invited to stop by between 5-8 to meet the drivers, get autographs and purchase t-shirts.

Pit gates will open Friday, July 14, at 3:30 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4:30 pm. with racing slated for 8 p.m.

General admission tickets are only $25, with reserved seating (top five rows of the middle grandstand) at $30. Children ages 8-15 are $12 and children 7 and under are free with an adult. Major credit cards are accepted by calling 419-426-8911, 419-426-8910, 419-680-5606 or 419-681-2947.

No platic, blankets or other seat markers are allowed at ARP until Wednesday, July 19.

For more information call the track office or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Busy Two Weeks At Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio (Wednesday, July 12, 2006) – The next two weeks will feature exciting racing and lots of cars and stars at Attica Raceway Park.

On Friday, July 14, Underground Utilities Inc. will sponsor the action featuring the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and dirt trucks.

The limited lates will be competing for the feature’s top prize of $1,000! Aluminum motors will be allowed, but cars utilizing them must add 150 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Weight must be completely located in front of the center line of the front shocks. Aluminum heads will be allowed, but cars utilizing them must add 50 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Weight must be completely located in front of the center line of the front shocks. All weights must be properly secured. The limited late models will not have a tire rule or a weight rule.

Also, the dirt trucks will be running for $450 to win and $300 for second courtesy of Tiffin Community Business Sponsors – Burns Electric, Jeff Hoyda Dentistry, Myers & Smith Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Molyet’s Market and Garden Center, Team 33, Baumgardner Co. and Quality Inn and Shell Shuckers.

Coming to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue on Friday, July 21, the Short Track Shootout featuring the stars of the National Sprint Tour with the feature paying $10,000 to win. California’s Jason Myers won the battle in May when the NST paid a visit to Attica. Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Jason Solwold, Shane Stewart, Paul McMahan, Tim Kaeding, Brian Paulus and other stars will challenge the tough Attica regulars like Byron Reed, Mark Keegan, Mike Linder, Phil “Gasman” Gressman, David Harrison and more.

The general admission tickets for the NST show have been lowered to $25 for adults! Reserved seating still available for $30 (middle grandstands top 5 rows). Call the track office at 419-680-5606 to reserve your seats now.

Attica Raceway Park has also added 305 sprints to the July 21 show.

“With some rain outs we wanted them to be a part of the NST show to,” said ARP Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

As a warm-up to the NST show, on Thursday, July 20, a sprint car show will be held at Baumann Pontiac, Buick, GMC in Tiffin (out past the Tiffin Mall on Rt. 18). NST stars and cars and some local Attica racers will be there from 5-9 p.m. to chat with fans, sign autographs and have t-shirts for sale.

7.7.06 Results

Keegan ends dryspell at Attica; Weaver scores 5th victory; Marteney, Dible win

By Brian Liskai: Attica, Ohio (Friday, July 7, 2006) – There was a time at Attica Raceway Park when the mere mention of Mark Keegan’s name drew an emotional response – some applause and some boos. That was because the Fremont driver dominated sprint car racing there, picking up 52 wins and 12 track titles over the first 17 years of the track’s existence.

But the last five years have been relatively quiet for Keegan. Sure there was a 410 sprint track title in 2004, but no feature wins since 2001.

That all changed Friday, as Keegan led all 30 laps and survived some close calls with lapped traffic to score his 53rd career Attica win on Smith Family Frosted Foods Night.

Fans witnessed an exciting battle in the 305 sprint feature, with current point leader Paul Weaver of Fremont and Bryan Sebetto of Fremont swapping the lead on at least five ocassions before Weaver would post his fifth win of the season to celebrate Christmas in July at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant.

The limited late model feature saw Bellevue’s Mike Marteney and Gibsonburg’s Bill Hahn race side by side for several laps before Marteney would score his second victory of the year.

Not to be outdone, the dirt trucks put on a whale of a race, with Fostoria’s Bob Dible and Tiffin’s Brian Arnold trading the lead back and forth while continually racing door to door throughout. Dible eventually edged Arnold for his first career Attica win.

“Sorry it took so long to get back to the horse track here…but I forgot where it was,” joked Keegan beside his Midwest Transportation/Jon Wright Custom Chrome/Edward Jones Financial Services sponsored #X car. “The starting spot (outside front row) was everything tonight for us. The track was so demanding and fast…it would have made it hard for us to pass a lot of cars. I have to thank my brother, Larry, and Tom Kistler for all the help they give me. I especially have to thank all these sponsors..without them I couldn’t keep doing this.”

“I didn’t even have time to grab a tear-off (clear plastic sheet on helmet’s shield). The track was very fast and tricky,” said Weaver on his victory aboard his Genzman Racing/Levell Performance #1w. “Normally I say you have to be patient and stay out of trouble, but Bryan Sebetto wouldn’t let me wait tonight. He raced me hard and clean. I want to thank my crew and my
wife for working so hard on this car.”

“That was a lot of fun racing Bill (Hahn). He’s a good, clean, hard racer,” said Marteney beside his Quality Welding, York Fabrication, Cameo’s Pizza sponsored #45. “I would get under Bill and he would drive around the outside. So I’d go up top and he’d go under me. I think we finally have this car figured out and we can be competitive the rest of the year.”

“I can’t say enough for the guys who put in so much time on this truck. I also have to give Brian Arnold a lot of credit. There were times we could have taken each other out, but he trusts that I won’t do that and I trust he won’t do that,” said Dible standing beside his Bob’s Machine/Slammers Sports Bar sponsored #17. “I want to thank my wife Becky who’s home tonight recuperating from shoulder surgery.”

In the 410 sprint main, Keegan bolted into the lead at the drop of the green, with David Harrison and Todd Heller in tow. Keegan set a blistering pace, hitting lapped traffic by lap 6. Disaster nearly truck for Keegan on lap 9, when the motor let loose in Mike Burkin’s car right in front of the leader, sending him over the banking of turn 1. Keegan kept the car going and retained his top spot, with three lapped machines between he and second place running Harrison, who had his hands full with a charging Lee Jacobs and Mike Linder.

On the restart, both Jacobs and Linder moved around Harrison, with the yellow once again flying a lap later for a stalled Craig Mintz. All eyes were on Byron Reed who had moved from his 16th starting spot to fifth.The field would see 10 laps of green flag racing, with Keegan having to be cautious in lapped traffic, allowing Jacobs to close.

But action would grind to a halt on lap 20, as Jody Keegan smacked the front stretch wall and flipped. He would walk away uninjured. Keegan now had a clear track ahead and went on to the win, with Jacobs, Linder, Reed and Heller rounding out the top five.

In the 305 sprint feature, Sebetto would take the early lead from his pole starting spot, with Dustin Dinan and Brad Haudenschild in tow. The red would stop racing on lap 2 for an upside down Coty Runion (unhurt). On the restart, Sebetto would retain the lead, but the crowd was watching Weaver, who had started 11th and was up to fourth by lap 4. Weaver would shoot around Haudenschild and Dinan on each of the next two laps to move into the runner-up position by lap 6.

Sebetto continued to lead until lap 12, when a bobble in turn one would allow Weaver to take the lead Weaver would lead the next four circuits before Sebetto would catch him and race side by side over the next four laps, swapping the lead through each turn. Weaver would edge Sebetto at the checkered with Dinan, A.J. Sleek and Andy Shammo rounding out the top five.

Bellevue’s Ryan Missler led the limited lates to the green and would grab the lead. However, Hahn shot around Missler a lap later and continued to lead through a lap 9 caution. Hahn an sixth starting Marteney would battle the next three laps before Marteney would shoot to the inside of Hahn exiting turn two to grab the point. Hahn and Missler would pressure Marteney the entire rest of the way, but fell short at the checkered. Behind Marteney, Missler, Hahn, Larry Kingseed and Art Ball would round out the top five.

In the dirt truck feature, Fremont’s Bobby Davis would jump into the early lead, with Dible getting around him a lap later. Arnold would power around the outside of Dible on lap 9 of the 15-lap affair, but Dible would pull along side the next lap for the lead. The two would swap the top spot back and forth the rest of the way, with Dible hanging on for the win over Arnold, Art Ball, Steve Endicott and Shawn Valenti.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 14 for Underground Utilities Night featuring the winged 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited lates ($1,000 to win!) and the dirt trucks. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing gets underway at 8 p.m. For more information call 419-426-8911 or visit www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park 7-7-06
410 Super Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser
1. F1-Jon Finsel; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 14H-Todd Heller; 4. 3L-Mike Linder; 5. 8C-Bobby Clark; 6. 5R-Bryon Reed; 7. O-Rodney Duncan; 8. 98-Bruce Robenalt

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 26-Cody White; 3. 8S-Craig Mintz; 4. 12-Caleb Griffith; 5. 48B-Bill Shaw; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. K-Andrew Palker; 2. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 3. 7B-Jamie Miller; 4. 16-Lee Jacobs; 5. 60-Jody Keegan; 6. 48-Mike Burkin; 7. 1R-Phil Gressman

A-main Starting Position []
1. X-Mark Keegan[2]; 2. 16-Lee Jacobs[5]; 3. 3L-Mike Linder[10]; 4. 5R-Bryon Reed[16]; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[4]; 6. 8C-Bobby Clark[13]; 7. 10-David Harrison[1]; 8. 12-Caleb Griffith[12]; 9. 7B-Jamie Miller[11]; 10. 37Z-Bryan Scott[6]; 11. 98-Bruce Robenalt[22]; 12. 26-Cody White[7]; 13. 10S-Roger Shammo[20]; 14. 48B-Bill Shaw[14]; 15. K-Andrew Palker[9]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[15]; 17. 8S-Craig Mintz[8]; 18. 91-Aaron Middaugh[17]; 19. 48-Mike Burkin[18]; 20. O-Rodney Duncan[19]; 21. F1-Jon Finsel[3]

305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 3. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 4. 9H-Josh Hill; 5. 49-Coty Runion; 6. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 7. 31-Chad Gullett; 8. O4-Cap Henry; 9. 65-Mark Lang

Heat 2 – Advanced Limo
1. 18-Jim Dunhum; 2. 15-A.J. Sleek; 3. 11-Shawn Colvin; 4. O2-Kevin Lee; 5. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 55-Brad Bowman

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek; 3. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond; 5. 3K-Brad Keckler; 6. 29-Chris Lang; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 18C-Jason Crispen

Heat 4 – Griffs Engines
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan; 4. 34-Mark Whaley; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 7. 8-Monte Carico; 8. 13-Larry Felver Jr.

B1 Main
1. 49-Coty Runion; 2. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 3. 31-Chad Gullett; 4. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 5. O4-Cap Henry; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 55-Brad Bowman; 8. 65-Mark Lang

B-Main
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 2. 3K-Brad Keckler; 3. 29-Chris Lang; 4. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 6. 18C-Jason Crispen; 7. 8-Monte Carico; 8. 13-Larry Felver Jr.

A-main Starting Position []
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[9]; 2. O1-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan[3]; 4. 15-A.J. Sleek[8]; 5. 48S-Andy Shammo[6]; 6. 15C-Chris Andrews[10]; 7. 18-Jim Dunhum[5]; 8. 9H-Josh Hill[11]; 9. 25P-Mark Pridemore[4]; 10. 7-Brad Haudenschild[2]; 11. O2-Kevin Lee[14]; 12. 11-Shawn Colvin[7]; 13. 67M-Matt Ferrell[17]; 14. 21-Scott Kraylek[12]; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond[13]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18]; 17. 34-Mark Whaley[16]; 18. 3K-Brad Keckler[20]; 19. 49-Coty Runion[15]; 20. 31.Chad Gullet [20]

Limited Late Models
Budweiser/Griff’s Engines Heat 1
1. 27-Bill Hahn; 2. 50-Ryan Missler; 3. 45-Mike Marteney; 4. 12M-Michael Stiltner; 5. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 6. O14-Paul Brown Jr.

Tin Lizzy Collision Heat 2
1. 99-Steve Sabo; 2. 92-Brandon Perkins; 3. 101-Chester Fitch; 4. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 5. 77C-Craig Corfman; 6. 97-Andy Fike; 7. 15B-Mike Bores

Bell Helmets Heat 3
1. 21-Larry Kingseed; 2. 20-Troy Hahn; 3. O1-Art Ball; 4. 48-John Bores; 5. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 6. 23-Ben Elliott; 7. 9-Roger Inks

A-main Starting Position []
1. 45-Mike Marteney[6]; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[1]; 3. 27-Bill Hahn[3]; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[9]; 5. O1-Art Ball[5]; 6. O2-Jeff Mccoy[15]; 7. 12M-Michael Stiltner[2]; 8. 99-Steve Sabo[8]; 9. 20-Troy Hahn[12]; 10. 77C-Craig Corfman[14]; 11. 69-John Mayes Jr.[13]; 12. 101-Chester Fitch[7]; 13. 92-Brandon Perkins[10]; 14. 23-Ben Elliott[18]; 15. 8K-Kevin Koerper[4]; 16. 48-John Bores[11]; 17. 9-Roger Inks[20]; 18. O14-Paul Brown Jr.[16]; 19. 15B-Mike Bores[19]; 20. 97-Andy Fike[17]; 21. 29-Matt Potts[22]

Dirt Trucks
Heat 1
1. 17-Bob Dible; 2. 8-Steve Endicott; 3. O1-Art Ball; 4. 37-Eric Devanna; 5. 34-Aaron Schatzinger; 6. 96-James McClure; 7. 62-Dave Severs; 8. 7C-Codey Renfro

Heat 2
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti; 3. 40-Bobby Davis; 4. 19-Jimmy Sebetto; 5. 30-Dave Gibbs; 6. 22-Todd Keegan; 7. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 8. P51-Willie Keegan

Heat 3
1. 38-Paul Dymond; 2. 2R-Ron Kepling; 3. 53-Dan Roepke; 4. 92-Loren Schwochow; 5. 4X-Brian Sorg; 6. O7-Greg Harmon; 7. 52-Tim Schatzinger; 8. 69-Mark Warnick

B-main
1. 69-Mark Warnick; 2. 22-Todd Keegan; 3. 52-Tim Schatzinger; 4. 96-James McClure; 5. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 6. 7C-Codey Renfro; 7. O7-Greg Harmon; 8. 62-Dave Severs; 9. P51-Willie Keegan
A-main Starting Position []
1. 17-Bob Dible[2]; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[3]; 3. O1-Art Ball[10]; 4. 8-Steve Endicott[11]; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[7]; 6. 40-Bobby Davis[1]; 7. 69-Mark Warnick[16]; 8. 38-Paul Dymond[9]; 9. 3R-Chuck Roelle[19]; 10. 30-Dave Gibbs[13]; 11. 92-Loren Schwochow[5]; 12. 19-Jimmy Sebetto[4]; 13. 4X-Brian Sorg[14]; 14. 96-James McClure[18]; 15. 62-Dave Severs[22]; 16. 37-Eric Devanna[6]; 17. 52-Tim Schatzinger[17]; 18. 7C-Codey Renfro[20]; 19. O7-Greg Harmon[21]; 20. 34-Aaron Schatzinger[12]; 21. 2R-Ron Kepling[8]; 22. 22-Todd Keegan[15]

Santa Claus Coming To Attica On July 7

Attica, Ohio July 3 โ€“ Outside the weather is delightful, so Santa Claus is leaving the North Pole early and heading south to Attica Raceway Park. Santa will be arriving at โ€œOhioโ€™s Finest Racingโ€ speedplant this Friday, July 7th to celebrate Christmas In July presented by Smith Family Frosted Foods.

The night of fun at Attica will feature some great racing with the 410 winged sprints, 305 winged sprints, limited late models, and the dirt trucks. Over 90 vehicles are expected to race on the 1/3 mile dirt track, competing in over 15 racing events on the race night schedule.

Santa will have many gifts with him for kids of all ages. The jolly ole fella will be passing out gifts throughout the evening. At least one lucky fan will win a ride in the Attica Raceway Park Baumann Auto Group pace truck. One lucky boy or girl age 10 and under will receive a free bike sponsored by the Ludwig Motorsports #10 sprint car driven by David Harrison.

Everyone is invited to enjoy Christmas In July at Attica this Friday. Adult general admission is only $14, Senior Citizens $12, 11-15 yr. olds $10, and kids 10 and under are free. Gates open at 5:00, warm ups at 6:30, and racing at 8:00. Attica Raceway Park is in the Attica Fairgrounds just of Rt. 224 and Rt. 4.
For more information visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or call (419) 426-8911 or (419) 680-5606.

Dirt Trucks Added Two More Times For 2006

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Wednesday, June 28, 2006) – The Dirt Trucks have thrilled race fans in their two appearances of the 2006 season at Attica Raceway Park. So, “Ohio’s Finest Racing” is adding them to the schedule for two more dates; Friday, July 14 and Friday, July 28.

“We appreciate the support that the Dirt Trucks have given Attica so far during the 2006 season. Not only the support but the racing has been fantastic also,” said ARP Promoter John Bores.

Woodville’s Dan Roepke picked up the first Dirt Truck win of the year on June 9, while 2005 Fremont Dirt Truck Track Champion Bobby Davis squeaked out a win on June 16.

The Dirt Trucks will be shipped to Attica by a trusted company (website) in preparation of them taking part in the Friday, July 7 racing card on Smith Family Frosted Foods Night/Christmas in July, along with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, and limited late models. Besides the two additional dates, the trucks are also scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4, Saturday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 2.

For more information call the track office at 419-426-8911 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com