5.19.06 Race Rained Out

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, May 19, 2006) – For the second week in a row, racing action at Attica Raceway Park has been cancelled due to rain.

Rains have continued to fall throughout Friday morning, and combined with all the rain from this past week and cool temperatures, the grounds are too soft and muddy for racing, said ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune.

“The forecast is for cool temperatures and overcast skies with continued showers throughout the early afternoon,” added LeJeune.

Racing is slated to continue Friday, May 26, at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue with the invasion of Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Tim Kaeding, Paul McMahan, Jason Meyers, Brian Paulus, Tim Shaffer, Jason Sides, Jason Solwold, Shane Stewart and the rest of the National Sprint Tour. Presented by Kistler Engines, the night’s racing includes the limited late models.

Reserved seats are still available by calling 419-426-8911 (major credit cards accepted).

Rain Forces Cancellation Of 5.12.06 World of Outlaw Race

ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, May 12, 2006) – A constant rain through Thursday night and most of Friday has forced the cancellation of the World of Outlaws sprint car race at Attica Raceway Park for Friday, May 12.

“The rain is expected to continue throughout the day Friday and into Friday evening with temperatures reaching only 50 degrees. The decision was made to cancel races early enough to keep the race teams and fans from having to travel, with gas prices nearing $3 a gallon,” said Attica Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

ARP and the World of Outlaws are working on a possible make-up date for the Kistler Engines sponsored event. LeJeune said an announcement will come in the near future.

Fans that purchased reserved seats are entitled to a full refund or a possible exchange for the two National Sprint Tour shows at ARP scheduled for May 26 and July 21. For more information call 419-680-5606 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

“Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue will be back in action Friday, May 19, for Strawberry Hill Farm Market Night featuring the 410 winged sprints, 305 winged sprints, limited late models, and for the first of six times in 2006, the Coors Light Dirt Trucks.

“We will have a point fund for the dirt truck races at Attica this year,” said LeJeune.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to start at 8 p.m.

5.5.06 Results

Wilson roars through the pack for Attica win; Weaver, Andrews, Kingseed score victories

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, May 5, 2006) – When Greg Wilson came to draw the pill for his heat race starting spot Friday at Attica Raceway Park, he displayed all the confidence of a racer expecting to walk away with the night’s feature victory.

A poor starting spot in the 30-lap A-main was of little consequence to the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver. He roared through the pack from his 13th starting spot, and took the lead from Byron Reed with a great pass off turn four with just four laps remaining and went on to the victory, his second of the season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue on Pepsi/Scouts Night.

“We have been very fast here. I knew I could get to the front if I was patient. I knew on that last restart I was better than Byron in three and four,” said Wilson, who now has 13 career victories at Attica, tying him for sixth on the all-time win list with Frankie Kerr. “Our teammate won at Lima tonight, so this is a good night for our owner, Veryl Warnimont and our
sponsors All Star Plumbing and Heating. My hat’s off to the crew who puts in all the hours in the shop all week.”

It was a busy night for the 305 sprints as they had a make-up feature from the rained out April 21 Underground Utilities Night in addition to the full program on Pepsi Night. Paul Weaver charged into the lead on lap 13 and went on to claim the make-up feature. Weaver and Chris Andrews would pass and repass each other on the last lap of the regular feature before Andrews would record his second win in as many weeks.

“We just kept the car on the bottom and tried to stay smooth,” exclaimed Weaver in victory lane for the third time this season at Attica.

Weaver thanked his sponsors, M&L Excavating, Level Performance and Weaver Konce Construction. He now has 17 career ARP victories, putting him in fourth on the all-time win list.

For Andrews, the 2006 season has been all about confidence.

“We came into the year with a change in attitude. We had new equipment and a new confidence,” Andrews said beside his Goofy Golf, Adkins Sanitation sponsored #15c. “I love racing Paul Weaver…he’s very tough, but you know he’ll race you clean. I hate that I made contact with him coming down for the checkered, but it was for the win! When Paul went around me after we took the white flag, I knew if I didn’t over react, I would get another shot at him in three and four.”

Larry Kingseed was able to take advantage of Mike Marteney’s misfortune to claim his third win of the season in the limited late model feature. It was Kingseed’s 19th career ARP win, putting him in fifth on the all-time win list.

“I was bidding my time with Mike…he was fast and I knew I had my work cut out for me. Then I saw he broke something on the front suspension and I knew I had the win wrapped up. We are on a roll now and I’m going to do my best to keep it going,” said Kingseed beside his John M. Allen Co., A&S Graphics sponsored stock car.

In the 410 feature, Todd Heller jumped into the early lead only to see margins disappear with a yellow on lap six. Wilson had worked his way up to 7th. Reed dove under Heller to take the lead a lap after the green flew. The caution would fly on lap 12 with the running order Reed, David Harrison, Brandon Martin, Heller, Wilson and last week’s winner Brock Mayes, up from his 17th starting spot.

The yellow would again fly at the halfway mark with Reed now leading over Martin, Harrison, whose front wing was smashed onto the car’s hood, Wilson, Heller, Mayes, Phil Gressman and Bryan Scott. Wilson would dispose of Harrison a lap lader to move into third, bringing Mayes into the fourth. On lap 23, Wilson moved into second and began pressuring Reed.

The race would grind to a halt on lap 25 when Scott took a nasty flip off of turn two. He was taken to the hospital for a check-up, but exited his damaged car under his own power. On the restart, Wilson would make his winning move exiting turn four.

“I’m ready for the World of Outlaws…I’m excited and a bit nervous,” exclaimed Wilson about the national touring group’s visit to ARP on Friday, May 12.

It looked like Weaver would make it a clean-sweep at ARP. After winning the make-up feature in convincing fashion, he started on the pole of the regular A-main. But, at the drop of the green, it was Brad Bowman who took the top spot from the outside row, with Andrews getting around Weaver for second. However, Bowman would slide off the high side of turn three on lap 13, handing the lead to Andrews. By lap 23, Weaver was on Andrews’ tail as they hit lapped traffic. Enter Bryan Sebetto who moved in on the two top runners in traffic to challenge. with two laps to go, Andrews, Weaver and Sebetto were nearly three wide for the lead. As the leaders took the white flag, Weaver used a lapped machine as a pick and executed a slide job on Andrews in turns one and two for the lead. But, Andrews raced to his inside exiting turn two and they were neck and neck down the backstretch. This time it was Andrews who executed the slide job in three and four and after a slight bump with Weaver, went on to the win.

After Marteney dropped out on lap 16 with mechanical woes, Kingseed held off a late race challenge from Mike Bores to claim the limited late model feature win.

The World of Outlaw Sprints come to Attica Friday, May 12 on Kistler Engines Night. There are still great reserved seating available. Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com for information.

Attica Raceway Park
410 Super Sprints
Linder’s Speed Equipment Heats:
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 1R-Phil Gressman; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 5R-Bryon Reed; 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo; 6. 97S-Aaron Shaffer; 7. 16-Lee Jacobs (flip); 8. 4-Danny Smith(flip)

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 7B-Jamie Miller; 2. 2G-Caleb Griffith; 3. K-Andrew Palker; 4. 8S-Craig Mintz; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes; 6. O-Ben Rutan; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 8. 75-Mike Hogan

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 60-Jody Keegan; 3. 14H-Todd Heller; 4. 3L-Mike Linder; 5. 48-Mike Burkin; 6. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 7. 21-Rodney Morgan

Heat 4 – Pepsi (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 11M-Brandon Martin; 2. 12M-James Mosher; 3. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 4. 4N-Niel Shepherd; 5. 78-Todd Kane; 6. 48B-Bill Shaw; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister

B-main (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 11B-Brock Mayes; 2. 78-Todd Kane; 3. 10S-Roger Shammo; 4. O-Ben Rutan; 5. 4-Danny Smith; 6. 97S-Aaron Shaffer; 7. 16-Lee Jacobs; 8. 48-Mike Burkin; 9. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 10. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 11. 48B-Bill Shaw; 12. 11N-Ed Neumeister

A-main 30 Laps Starting Position []
1. W20-Greg Wilson[13]; 2. 5R-Bryon Reed[4]; 3. 11M-Brandon Martin[5]; 4. 1R-Phil Gressman[8]; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes[17]; 6. 3L-Mike Linder[15]; 7. 10-David Harrison[2]; 8. 78-Todd Kane[18]; 9. X-Mark Keegan[9]; 10. 4N-Niel Shepherd[16]; 11. 2G-Caleb Griffith[7]; 12. 7B-Jamie Miller[6]; 13. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[3]; 15. O-Ben Rutan[20]; 16. 8S-Craig Mintz[14]; 17. 10S-Roger Shammo[19]; 18. K-Andrew Palker[10]; 19. 37Z-Bryan Scott[11]; 20. 12M-James Mosher[12]

305 Sprints Make-up Feature from 4-21-06
A-main Starting Position []
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[9]; 2. 15-A.J. Sleek[3]; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo[11]; 4. 18-Jim Dunhum[2]; 5. 5-Dusin Dinan[8]; 6. 15C-Chris Andrews[16]; 7. O1-Bryan Sebetto[12]; 8. O2-Kevin Lee[1]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 11. 49-Coty Runion[20]; 12. 33-Jed Prater[18]; 13. 11-Shawn Colvin[14]; 14. 34-Mark Whaley[4]; 15. 66L-Ryan Lowe[6]; 16. 27-Jeremy Durst[7]; 17. 4M-Jamie Miller[15]; 18. 71-Bill Kraylek[17]; 19. 70-Aaron Scheid[13]; 20. 21-Scott Kraylek[19]

305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 55S-Benny Bowman; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4. 34-Mark Whaley; 5. 29-Chris Lang; 6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 71-Bill Kraylek; 8. 15H-Mitchell Harble

Heat 2 – R & R Auto Wrecking (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 27-Jeremy Durst; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 5. 65-Mark Lang; 6. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 22D-Dan Hammond

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 18-Jim Dunhum; 2. O2-Kevin Lee; 3. 55B-Brad Bowman; 4. 33-Jed Prater; 5. OO-Jay Kiser; 6. 21-Scott Kraylek

Heat 4 – Griffs Engines (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 15-A.J. Sleek; 2. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 5. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 6. 70-Aaron Scheid; 7. 5-Dustin Dinan

B-Main (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 71-Bill Kraylek; 2. 65-Mark Lang; 3. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 4. 11-Shawn Colvin; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 9. 29-Chris Lang; 10. OO-Jay Kiser; 11. 21-Scott Kraylek

A-main 25-laps Starting Position []
1. 15C-Chris Andrews[3]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]; 3. O1-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 4. 55B-Brad Bowman[2]; 5. 48S-Andy Shammo[9]; 6. 18-Jim Dunhum[4]; 7. O2-Kevin Lee[8]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 9. 27-Jeremy Durst[11]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]; 11. 71-Bill Kraylek[17]; 12. 49-Coty Runion[12]; 13. 55S-Benny Bowman[10]; 14. 33-Jed Prater[15]; 15. 67M-Matt Ferrell[14]; 16. 11-Shawn Colvin[20]; 17. 34-Mark Whaley[13]; 18. 7-Brad Haudenschild[19]; 19. 65-Mark Lang[18]; 20. 15-A.J. Sleek[6]

Limited Late Models
Heat 1 – Budweiser/Griff’s Engines
1. 99-Steve Sabo; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 12M-Mike Stiltner; 5. 55-Chuck Hummer; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. O14-Paul Brown Jr.

Heat 2 – Tin Lizzy Collision
1. 92-Brandon Perkins; 2. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 3. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. 97-Andy Fike; 6. 29-Matt Potts; 7. 8K-Kevin Koerper

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 98-Tim Sabo; 3. 15B-Mike Bores; 4. 27-Ken Hahn; 5. O1-Art Ball; 6. 23-Ben Elliott
A-main 20-laps Starting Position []
1. 21-Larry Kingseed[2]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[1]; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[8]; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[11]; 5. O2-Jeff Mccoy[10]; 6. 99-Steve Sabo[6]; 7. 48-John Bores[4]; 8. 101-Chester Fitch[21]; 9. O1-Art Ball[15]; 10. 8K-Kevin Koerper[20]; 11. 97-Andy Fike[14]; 12. 45-Mike Marteney[5]; 13. O14-Paul Brown Jr.[19]; 14. 12-Michael Stiltner[16]; 15. 92-Brandon Perkins[9]; 16. 29-Matt Potts[17]; 17. 98-Tim Sabo[7]; 18. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[12]; 19. 23-Ben Elliott[18];

Detour Alert For 5.12.06 Race

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Tuesday, May 2, 2006) – Fans and teams coming to Attica Raceway Park from the west for the World of Outlaws show on Friday, May 12, should make plans for a road detour in/around Bellevue.

St. Rt. 269, just south of U.S. 20 in Bellevue, will close Monday, May 8, as part of the railroad grade separation project. The road will reopen on July 7.

The detour route for southbound motorists is east on U.S. 20 to St. Rt. 4, south on St. Rt. 4 to Attica, and reverse for northbound motorists.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, or other related traffic events, visit the Ohio Transportation Information System (OTIS) at www.buckeyetraffic.org.

4.30.06 Results

Jason Meyers claims NST loot at Attica

By Scott Hall: ATTICA, OH – When the National Sprint Tour made their Ohio debut Sunday night at Attica Raceway Park, it was the 11 NST touring stars vs. the strong local Attica contingent. When the dust cleared after 40 laps, it was Jason Myers earning the $10,000 payday in the race sponsored by Kistler Engines. It was race number 10 for the NST this season. Myers flew back to Ohio after running second in a race at Calistoga, California Saturday night to run the event which was slowed ten times by cautions. Ohio drivers dale Blaney and Byron Reed ran second and third.

“Finally we got a win,” Meyers related in victory lane. “My engine builder Charlie Garrett, Hoosier Tires, Maxim chassis and everyone on the crew did a great job tonight. What a blessing to drive for this race team. We’ve had a good year, we just haven’t got to victory lane and we finally got ‘er done.” D.J. Lindsey provided the mechanical knowledge on the Elite Landscaping machine. Meyers ran down early race leader Byron Reed and made his winning pass on lap 25.

By virtue of winning the first Dash, Meyers got lane choice and started on the pole, with Reed alongside, and Paul McMahan and Blaney in row two. Reed took the immediate lead, with Meyers in tow. Just as the leaders were set to enter lapped traffic on lap nine, Tim Shaffer stopped on the track, bringing out a yellow and putting a clear racetrack in front of Reed.

Reed led until lap 25, when Myers put a nice slide job move on the leader exiting turn four to take the lead. Reed began to fade and was fourth on lap 28 when another caution flew. Myers led the next portion of the race with Solwold in second. Solwold was poised to make a pass in heavy lapped traffic on lap 37 when Solwold ran into 17th place Brian Paulus and the pair spun. This was the 10th caution of the event, so a red was thrown for a fuel stop. The running order for the final three lap dash to the finish was now Myers, Blaney, Reed, McMahan, Kinser, all the way back from starting last on a lap one restart and Shane Stewart, who started eighth. Greg Wilson, who started 20th, was up to seventh. Kaeding, who was running fifth, also hit a lapped car at this point and slowed, ending up 11th for the restart. Myers motored away for the victory over Blaney and Reed. Kinser came back for fourth and McMahan ended up fifth.

“We were really good all night,” runnerup Blaney stated. “We weren’t real, real good in the feature, we just hung around all night. We just held our own.” He drove George Fisher’s red No. 2.

Reed ended up third after a mid race bobble. “For some reason in the middle of the race it got to where I couldn’t run the curb anymore, so I had about two bad laps and then gathered myself back in and got it straightened out. You can’t make any mistakes when running with these guys.”

The event was run on Sunday evening after rains washed out Friday’s originally scheduled date.

In the limited late model feature, Bellevue’s Mike Bores and Gibsonburg’s Bill Hahn swapped paint the last three laps, with Bores edging out the veteran for his first win of the season.

“Bill’s a great driver…I hated getting into him like that, but I really wanted to get this win,” said Bores beside his S&S Auto Parts sponsored #15b.

National Sprint Tour

Time Trials: 1. Tim Kaeding, 12.046; 2. Tim Shaffer, 12.099; 3. Jason Solwold, 12.300; 4. Phil Gressman, 12.325; 5. Shane Stewart, 12.357; 6. Jason Meyers, 12.403; 7. Caleb Griffith, 12.412; 8. Dale Blaney, 12.456; 9. Rob Chaney, 12.497; 10. Brock Mayes, 12.507; 11. Lucas Wolfe, 12.545; 12. Craig Mintz, 12.549; 13. Paul McMahan, 12.564; 14. Byron Reed, 12.567; 15. Lee Jacobs, 12.626; 16. Neil Shepherd, 12.634; 17. Steve Kinser, 12.641; 18. Danny Lasoski, 12.648; 19. Andrew Palker, 12.650; 20. Todd Kane, 12.657; 21. Greg Wilson, 12.673; 22. Chad Blonde, 12.683; 23. Brian Paulus, 12.705; 24. Kevin Huntley, 12.770; 25. Mark Keegan, 12.838; 26. Ben Rutan, 12.844; 27. Bobby Clark, 12.870; 28. Bryan Scott, 12.902; 29. Brandon Martin, 12.911; 30. Jason Sides, 12.913; 31. Jamie Miller, 12.948; 32. Jamie Martin, 12.968; 33. Mike Linder, 12.999; 34. Tim Hunter, 13.051; 35. Jason Dukes, 13.107; 36. Roger Shammo, 13.260; 37. Keith Baxter, 13.463; 38. Joe Cheesman, 13.896.

Heat: Wilson, Kinser, McMahan, Stewart, Kaeding, Keegan, Linder, B. Martin, Baxter, Chaney.

Heat: Lasoski, Blonde, Mayes, Reed, Meyers, Sides, Shaffer, Hunter, Cheesman, Rutan.

Heat: Palker, Paulus, Wolfe, Jacobs, Solwold, Clark, Miller, Dukes, Griffith.

Heat: Kane, Huntley, Shepherd, Blaney, Gressman, Mintz, J. Martin, Scott, Shammo.

Dash: Meyers, McMahan, Mayes, Jacobs, Gressman, Kaeding.

Dash: Reed, Blaney, Solwold, Stewart, Shepherd, Wolfe.

B Main: Shaffer, Keegan, Mintz, B. Martin, Miller, Sides, Dukes, Hunter, Baxter, Shammo, Clark, Griffith, Scott, Linder, J. Martin, Cheesman, Rutan.

A Main (40 laps): Meyers, Blaney, Reed, Kinser, McMahan, Stewart, Wilson, Kane, Lasoski, Keegan, Mayes, Jacobs, Kaeding, Huntley, Martin, Paulus, Solwold, Shepherd, Wolfe, Palker, Mintz, Shaffer, Blonde, Gressman.

Limited Late Models

Budweiser/Griff’s Engines Heat 1: 1. Brandon Perkins (92); 2. Mike Marteney (45); 3. Chuck Hummer (55); 4. Art Ball (01); 5. Chester Fitch (101); 6. Kevin Koerper (8k); 7. Curtis Deisenroth (12m); 8. Jamie Reed (18); 9. Paul Brown Jr. (014); 10. John Bores (48); 11. Jim Gingery (03); 12. Matt Shipley (88)

Tin Lizzy Collision Heat 2: 1. Bill Hahn (27); 2. John Mayes (99m); 3. Larry Kingseed (21); 4. Mike Bores (15b); 5. Tim Sabo (98); 6. Ryan Missler (50); 7. Jeff McCoy (02); 8. Steve Sabo (99); 9. Benny Lester (240); 10. Craig Corfman (77c); 11. Matt Potts (29)

A-Feature (20 laps): 1. Mike Bores; 2. Bill Hahn; 3. Tim Sabo; 4. Ryan Missler; 5. Brandon Perkins; 6. Larry Kingseed; 7. Jeff McCoy; 8. Benny Lester; 9. Jamie Reed; 10. Steve Sabo; 11. Curtis Deisenroth; 12. Paul Brown Jr.; 13. John Bores; 14. John Mayes; 15. Jim Gingery; 16. Art Ball; 17. Chuck Hummer; 18. Matt Potts; 19. Kevin Koerper; 20. Mike Marteney; 21. Craig Corfman; 22. Matt Shipley

NST POINT STANDINGS-Attica Raceway Park 05/28/06

1 Tim Kaeding 768
4 Steve Kinser 757
3 Danny Lasoski 731
2 Jason Meyers 728
5 Tim Shaffer 666
6 Paul McMahan 641
7 Jason Sides 637
8 Jason Solwold 633
9 Shane Stewart 573
10 Brian Paulus 557
11 Lucas Wolfe 470