4.27.07 Race Rained Out

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Persistent rains forced the cancellation of racing at Attica Raceway Park for Friday, April 27, disappointing the area scouts who were to be honored on Burger King Night.

The Attica area received nearly two inches of rain between Wednesday night and Friday afternoon with off and on rain showers forcasted for the remainder of the day, prompting the cancellation.

After a two-month break from racing – since their competition in Florida in February – the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions get back to action as they invade “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue on Friday, May 4. The event is a make-up of the rained out Coors Light Spring Nationals that were planned April 6-7.

The likes of 2006 All Star champion Greg Wilson – who won Attica’s season opener, Bucyrus Bullett Brock Mayes, Paul “The Masher” May, and other travelers will battle Attica’s tough regulars, Lee Jacobs, Mark Keegan, Mike Linder, John Ivy, Paul Weaver, Byron Reed and more for the $5,000 top prize.

The Fultz Fabrication & Speedshop Attica Late Models are also in competition on Coors Light/ Underground Utilities/ Bazell Race Fuels Night, competing for $1,000 to win ($100 to start the A-Main).

Gates will open Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m. with racing action slated to begin at 8 p.m. For more information log onto atticaracewaypark.com or call 419-680-5606.

Scouts Welcomed To Attica 4.27.07

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Young girls and boys learn how valuable service is to the betterment of their communities. To reward them for their unselfish ways, Attica Raceway Park will give free admission to every Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Cub Scout, Brownie, etc. that wears their uniform to the races, Friday, April 27, 2007.

Burger King will sponsor the night of racing featuring the World Auto Parts of Huron and Cleveland 410 Sprints, 305 sprints and Fultz Fabrication and Speedshop Attica Late models.

Besides the Scouts, all pack leaders who wear their uniforms will also gain free admission.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

For more information log onto atticaracewaypark.com or call 419-680-5606.

Attica Spec Tire Rule Goes Into Effect 4.27.07

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) The new National Tire Rule utilizing Hoosier tires will go into effect Friday, April 27 at Attica Raceway Park.

The right rear spec tire will be the Hoosier 105/18-15, compounds SC12, SC15, and SC25. The retail price is $183.65.

For more information log onto atticaracewaypark.com or call Attica Raceway Park Operations Manager Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606.


Saldana Holds Off Kinser For Attica World of Outlaws Win

By Scott Hall: (Attica, OH) Joey Saldana threaded the needle between Steve Kinser and Craig Dollansky to grab the lead on lap 17 Friday night at Attica Raceway Park to win the World of Outlaws Sprint Car 40-lap feature presented by Kistler Engines. Saldana’s fifth of the season came in the familiar Kasey Kahne owned JEI chassis No. 9 wrenched by Ricky Warner.

“The Open Joist Mopar was unbelievable tonight,” Saldana stated in victory lane. “We got knocked off the track early and it feels good to come back and pass Steve Kinser. I’ve been chasing that guy for so many years. It’s been a long time since I’ve won
a race here.” It was Saldana’s sixth career Attica win.Image

“The car felt pretty good tonight,” Kinser said. “We’ve been having a lot of trouble getting a hold of slick race tracks. This is probably the best we’ve been on a slick track all year. I hope we can start running with Joey and the 15 car (Schatz) now.”

Craig Dollansky led the field to the green flag in the Kistler Engines feature with Steve Kinser alongside. Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson followed in row two. Dollansky grabbed the initial lead and was pulling away from McMahan who ran ahead of a battle for third between Joey Saldana and Steve Kinser. The first stoppage of the event came on lap six when Butch Schroeder tipped over in turn one. He landed back on his wheels ands was able to restart.

ImageKinser grabbed second on lap 12 and was reeling in the leader when Chad Hillier brought out a caution with 17 laps in the books. Dollansky now had a clear track and led Kinser easily through the mid stages of the event. Saldana in third then began challenging Kinser for second. The leaders approached lapped traffic with 25 laps in the books. Kinser and Saldana kept the pressure on, and Saldana used a bold move, going high in turn three and threading the needle between a low running Kinser and the high running Dollansky to lead lap 27.

“Craig and Steve were racing each other and I got a good run off the top and got by them,” Saldana recalled. Saldana then pulled away from Kinser and had the checkered flag in sight. Kerry Madsen foiled Saldana’s finish when, in a battle for 12th with Jeremy Campbell and Jason Sides, he flipped in turn four to bring out the red again.

This set up a two lap dash to the finish with Saldana pulling away from Kinser for the win. Kinser tried a last lap slide job, but to no avail. Schatz held on for third (after starting eighth) over Jason Meyers and a fading Dollansky. Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson, 19th starting Tim Shaffer, 22nd starter Daryn Pittman and Jason Solwold trailed.

ImageJason Solwold was the quick qualifier over the 55 car field. Heats went to Steve Kinser, Greg Wilson, Butch Schroeder and Paul McMahan. The D Main was won by Randy Hannagan, with the C Main to Brooke Tatnell and the B Main winner was Dion Hindi. Craig Dollansky won the Dash.

In the Fultz Fabrication and Speedshop Attica Late Models, Larry Kingseed began the defense of his 2006 track championship by claiming the second feature win of the season in as many nights. It was Kingseed’s 23rd career Attica win.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, April 27, as Burger King Night features the World Auto Parts of Huron and Cleveland 410 Sprints, 305 sprints and Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Attica Late Models. All scouts (both boys and girls) who wear their uniforms get in FREE.

>> Listen to Joey Saldana’s Victory Lane Interview with Brian Liskai

>> Action Photos World of Outlaws Photo Gallery
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Attica Raceway Park, April 20, 2007
Kistler Engines Presents The World of Outlaws

1) R19-Jason Solwold 11.922
2) W20-Greg Wilson 11.966
3) 7-Craig Dollansky 12.035
4) 15-Donny Schatz 12.043
5) 9-Joey Saldana 12.094
6) 14-Jason Meyers 12.112
7) 5C-Chad Hillier 12.116
8)11D-Dion Hindi 12.151
9) 11-Steve Kinser 12.156
10) 2B-Dale Blaney 12.177
11) 7K-Butch Schroeder 12.180
12) 83-Danny Lasoski 12.199
13) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 12.231
14) 11H-Kerry Madsen 12.232
15) X-Mark Keegan 12.269
16) 20-Paul McMahan 12.289
17) 7S-Jason Sides 12.293
18) 5R-Byron Reed 12.347
19) 11N-Ed Neumeister 12.354
20) 36-Jason Martin 12.369
21) 35-Jac Haudenschild 12.383
22) 6-Tim Shaffer 12.415
23) D1-Justin Henderson 12.428
24) 4-Danny Smith 12.460
25) 11M-Brandon Martin 12.466
26) 21-Daryn Pittman 12.488
27) 3X-Chad Kemenah 12.502
28) 16L-Lee Jacobs 12.521
29) 8K-Zach Chappell 12.531
30) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr 12.541
31) 2M-Dustin Daggett 12.570
32) 24H-Rob Chaney 12.582
33) 2-Brooke Tatnell 12.597
34) 92-Dean Jacobs 12.610
35) 11B-Brock Mayes 12.610
36) 12-Caleb Griffith 12.624
37) 11K-Tim Kaeding 12.658
38) O9-Craig Mintz 12.691
39) O-Gus Wasson 12.709
40) 24-Terry McCarl 12.722
41) 53-John Ivy 12.823
42) 28-Brian Paulus 12.919
43) 8H-Shane Stewart 13.036
44) 9X-Kevin Huntley 13.046
45) 1W-Paul Weaver 13.161
46) 18-Brian Carlson 13.182
47) 15C-Chris Andrews 13.225
48) 1x-Randy Hannagan 13.244
49) 16-Lee Stark 13.546
50) 91-Aaron Middaugh 13.651
51) 98-Bruce Robenalt 13.717
52) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr 13.786
53) OO-Ryan Grubaugh 14.090
54) 48-Mike Burkin 14.574
55) 3-Mike Linder -.—

Heat 1 (Top 5 to A-Main)
1) 11-Steve Kinser
2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
3) R19-Jason Solwold
4) 9-Joey Saldana
5) 7S-Jason Sides
6) 11K-Tim Kaeding
7) 35-Jac Haudenschild
8)8K-Zach Chappell
9) 2-Brooke Tatnell
10) 53-John Ivy
11) 11M-Brandon Martin

Heat 2 (Top 5 to A-Main)
1) W20-Greg Wilson
2) 11H-Kerry Madsen
3) 14-Jason Meyers
4) 6-Tim Shaffer
5) 5R-Byron Reed
6) 21-Daryn Pittman
7) 2B-Dale Blaney
8)O9-Craig Mintz
9) 28-Brian Paulus
10) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr
11) 92-Dean Jacobs

Heat 3 (Top 5 to A-Main)
1) 7K-Butch Schroeder
2) 7-Craig Dollansky
3) D1-Justin Henderson
4) 5C-Chad Hillier
5) 8H-Shane Stewart
6) 3X-Chad Kemenah
7) 2M-Dustin Daggett
8)11N-Ed Neumeister
9) O-Gus Wasson
10) X-Mark Keegan
11) 11B-Brock Mayes

Heat 4 (Top 5 to A-Main)
1) 20-Paul McMahan
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) 83-Danny Lasoski
4) 4-Danny Smith
5) 24-Terry McCarl
6) 9X-Kevin Huntley
7) 11D-Dion Hindi
8)12-Caleb Griffith
9) 16L-Lee Jacobs
10) 36-Jason Martin
11) 24H-Rob Chaney

Dash 1
1) 7-Craig Dollansky
2) 11-Steve Kinser
3) 20-Paul McMahan
4) W20-Greg Wilson
5) 9-Joey Saldana
6) 7K-Butch Schroeder
7) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
8) 15-Donny Schatz
9) R19-Jason Solwold
10) 11H-Kerry Madsen

D-Main (Top 2 to C-Main)
1) 1x-Randy Hannagan
2) 15C-Chris Andrews
3) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr
4) 91-Aaron Middaugh
5) 98-Bruce Robenalt
6) 16-Lee Stark
7) OO-Ryan Grubaugh
8)48-Mike Burkin
9) 3-Mike Linder
10) 1W-Paul Weaver
11) 18-Brian Carlson

C-Main (Top 2 to B-Main)
1) 2-Brooke Tatnell
2) 11K-Tim Kaeding
3) 12-Caleb Griffith
4) 92-Dean Jacobs
5) 28-Brian Paulus
6) O9-Craig Mintz
7) 53-John Ivy
8)1x-Randy Hannagan
9) 9X-Kevin Huntley
10) 11B-Brock Mayes
11) 15C-Chris Andrews
12) O-Gus Wasson

B-Main (Top 4 to A-Main)
1) 11D-Dion Hindi
2) 35-Jac Haudenschild
3) 36-Jason Martin
4) 21-Daryn Pittman
5) 2B-Dale Blaney
6) X-Mark Keegan
7) 24H-Rob Chaney
8)2M-Dustin Daggett
9) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr
10) 2-Brooke Tatnell
11) 16L-Lee Jacobs
12) 11K-Tim Kaeding
13) 3X-Chad Kemenah
14) 11N-Ed Neumeister
15) 11M-Brandon Martin
16) 8K-Zach Chappell

World of Outlaws A-main
1) 9-Joey Saldana
2) 11-Steve Kinser
3) 15-Donny Schatz
4) 14-Jason Meyers
5) 7-Craig Dollansky
6) 20-Paul McMahan
7) W20-Greg Wilson
8) 6-Tim Shaffer
9) 21-Daryn Pittman
10) R19-Jason Solwold
11) 5R-Byron Reed
12) 83-Danny Lasoski
13) 35-Jac Haudenschild
14) 8H-Shane Stewart
15) 1x-Randy Hannagan
16) 24-Terry McCarl
17) 7S-Jason Sides
18) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
19) 4-Danny Smith
20) 11D-Dion Hindi
21) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr
22) 36-Jason Martin
23) D1-Justin Henderson
24) 5C-Chad Hillier
25) 11H-Kerry Madsen
26) 7K-Butch Schroeder

Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets
1. 99M-John Mayes Sr.; 2. 25-Chuck Hummer; 3. 45-Mike Marteney; 4. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 5. 48-John Bores; 6. 41-Steve Fultz; 7. 83-Josh Steinacker; 8. 77C-Craig Corfman

Heat 2 – Friendship Food Stores
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 34-Ky Harper; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed; 4. 101-Chester Fitch; 5. 12-Michael Stiltner; 6. 27-Ken Hahn

Heat 3 – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin
1. 15B-Mike Bores; 2. B4U-Brad Eitniear; 3. 23-Ben Elliott; 4. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 5. 99-Steve Sabo; 6. 12P-Jeff Pelton; 7. 51-Devin Shiels

A-main Starting Position []
1. 21-Larry Kingseed[1]; 2. 99M-John Mayes Sr.[3]; 3. 69-John Mayes Jr.[6]; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[8]; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[12]; 6. B4U-Brad Eitniear[10]; 7. 25-Chuck Hummer[5]; 8. 51-Devin Shiels[22]; 9. 5H-Ernie Haynes[7]; 10. 12-Michael Stiltner[14]; 11. 99-Steve Sabo[15]; 12. 77-Steve Kester[17]; 13. 45-Mike Marteney[4]; 14. 48-John Bores[13]; 15. 83-Josh Steinacker[16]; 16. 23-Ben Elliott[2]; 17. 34-Ky Harper[9]; 18. 101-Chester Fitch[11]; 19. 77C-Craig Corfman[18]; 20. 27-Ken Hahn[21]; 21. 12P-Jeff Pelton[20];