Gill Construction backs Last Chance Showdown for Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

ATTICA, Ohio – To say Ray Brooks of Ken Gill Construction is a sprint car fan is a huge understatement. Brooks and Gill Construction began sponsoring local racers several years ago and in 2020 was the heat race sponsor for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. In 2021 Brooks has stepped up once again, owning a sprint car team AND coming back on board for the 33rd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics as the backer of the Last Chance Showdown.

 

This year will mark the 16th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 24 different winners in the 30 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out). “Young Money” Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, California added the 2020 Brad Doty Classic victory to his incredible 2020 season. In fact, the Brad Doty Classic was his 22nd overall win at that point of the racing year. It was a dominating performance as he led all 40 laps.

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page.

The Gill Construction Last Chance Showdown is exactly what the name implies – the last chance for the night’s competitors to race their way into the $10,000-to-win A-main.

 

“Ray Brooks is a huge sprint car fan and his enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. I can’t thank Gill Construction enough for coming on board with us once again,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the event.

 

Ken Gill Construction is proudly celebrating over 56 years of work on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio. Gill Construction specializes in dredging, sea walls, pipe piling, site excavation/utilities, marina maintenance, demolition, trucking and trenching. Gill’s workforce is a dynamic and diverse group of craftsman with decades of experience ready to perform your project while exceeding your expectations.

For more information on Ken Gill Construction go to https://www.kgcpc.com/

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

 

1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 –  Kyle Larson

Reed gets last lap, last corner 410 win after 2 year drought at Attica

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Friday, June 4, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It was a veteran move by 48-year-old Byron Reed. Stalk the young driver and use lapped cars to make your move. Reed passed Cole Macedo in the last corner of the last lap to score his 43rd career 410 sprint victory at Attica Raceway Park Friday on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night presented by Integrity Car and Truck Sales. It was Reed’s first victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant since 2019.

“In that situation it’s always better to be in second. There wasn’t many cars here tonight…usually in the feature lapped traffic comes into play but I really wasn’t sure with this few of cars. Right at the end there was just enough lapped traffic…it got to where the lapped cars were going good around the bottom. They were almost the same speed as I was running the top. I think he abandoned the top probably feeling the same way and he got kind of blocked a little bit and I went where he wasn’t,” said Reed of his Kistler Engines backed #5.

“This feels pretty good. I still feel like…I love Attica first of all…I still feel like I can do it here and at Fremont. I wish my mom and dad could have been here tonight but my son’s here and rest of my crew, Kurt and Kevin and Kent so that’s good,” added the track’s eight time champion.

Big picture for Macedo though, as he came into the night leading the Attica points and a second place run on Mid-Season Championship Night pads his lead. He also is in contention for the All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown needed a change of luck. So, he changed his late model’s number to 777, the number his grandfather and dad carried. It worked as the former Attica champion drove to his 29th career late model victory.

“I never carried that family thing on and our season has been crap since Florida. It’s been a struggle. We bought this car off Matt Irey a couple of months ago and I have it for Charlie Duncan to drive and he said basically just go ahead and put 777 on it and maybe we’ll change our luck and sure enough it worked,” said Drown beside his Ely Road Reel, Joyride Transport, 89 Homes, ABR Farms, Wooster Glass, Malcuit Racing Engines backed machine.

“I really wasn’t pushing it too hard…I didn’t know how hard I could even push this thing. When we had that purple Swartz car we pretty much dominated here. We put that same set-up on this thing and obviously it got the job done. My guys worked their tails off because we actually didn’t decide to race this. I sold my Rocket on Wednesday and everybody had late nights on Thursday and today all day. So my Uncle Scott, Charlie, Danny, DJ Miller, my dad, Marvin…definitely happy for everyone that helps us,” added Drown.

Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller knew he had a good car at the drop of the green flag for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature. Miller, a two time Attica champion, charged from eighth to third on the opening lap utilizing the extreme high line and took the lead on lap three. Though five time track champion Paul Weaver drove from 11th top second and closed the final two laps, Miller was too strong and scored his third victory of the season and the 30th of his career at Attica.

“This thing was a rocket ship. To go from eighth to the lead in just a few laps…I could tell on the car as soon as I got on it that it squatted and went. We found a couple of things we kind of got away from last year and we’re kind of getting back that way and this car likes it. We will see what happens tomorrow at Fremont…we’re going to get the new car out and try it,” said Miller beside his Smitty’s Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Sonic Hauling, Phil Rister, Sloopy’s Pizza, Reedtown Tavern, Crown Battery, Schreiner Farms, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Fostoria Mod Shop, Maxim Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Kenny Kalb Farms backed #26.

Miller’s win coupled with Weaver’s second place finish tightens up the battle for title of the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. And with double points on the line, Miller pads his advantage in the track’s points as well.

Macedo and  Reed brought the field to green for the 30-lap Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint feature and Macedo established his domination early, pulling to a commanding lead over Reed, Craig Mintz, Chris Andrews and Kyle Capodice. Macedo’s lead was nearly three seconds when Andrews had a tire let go on lap 16. On the restart Macedo blasted the cushion and drove away once again from Reed, Mintz, Capodice and Stuart Brubaker.

With five laps to go Macedo encountered a pair of cars battling side by side at the rear of the field. It appeared Macedo was having some sort of mechanical issue and that allowed Reed to close. Coming to the checkers Reed got under Macedo and drove to the win. Mintz, Brubaker and Travis Phil rounded out the top five.

Drown and Devin Shiels paced the field for the 25-lap A for the Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the pair raced side by side the first give laps until a caution. That battle resumed once the green came back out and continued until another caution with 10 laps to go. On the restart Drown pulled away.

The battle for second was entertaining with Mike Bores wrestling away the spot from Shiels on lap 21. Irey and Rusty Schlenk rounded out the top five.

Luke Griffith and Tyler Shullick battled for the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap Fremont Fence 305 A-main but it was Miller who jumped to the track’s extreme high line and vaulted from eighth to third. Miller took second on lap two and drove around Griffith for the lead on lap three just prior to a caution.

On the restart Miller checked out while Dustin Stroup moved into second and Shullick grabbing third. A caution on lap 10 saw the running order of Miller, Stroup, Shullick, Mike Keegan and Seth Schneider. Back to back cautions on lap 16 and 17 prevented Miller from driving away from the field. One of the cautions was for second running Stroup. On the restart, Miller pulled away from Keegan with 11th starter Weaver in third.

While Keegan and Weaver battled hard for second, Miller continued to hold a five car length advantage. Weaver finally took second with two laps to go and closed on Miller but ran out of time. Miller took the win over Weaver, Keegan, Schneider and Shullick.

Attica Raceway Park will kick off the Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 on Friday, June 11. The UMP Late Models will also be in action. Should inclement weather hit, Attica will host the speedweek show on Sunday, June 13 (no late models).

Fans and race teams should visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park adds rain date for Ohio Sprint Speedweek

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park has added a rain date for the track’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1. Attica is set to open the 39th Ohio Sprint Speedweek, which features eight nights of racing across Ohio over nine days, on Friday, June 11 on Ohio Laborers/Ohio CAT Night. Should the June 11 event get cancelled, Attica will utilize a rain date for speedweek of Sunday, June 13.

The Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast UMP Late Models are set to join the All Stars on June 11. If the rain date is needed, the night will feature just the All Stars gunning for $6,000 to win.

For Friday, June 11, gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. If the June 13 rain date is used, gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m.

Attica Raceway Park has been a part of Ohio Sprint Speedweek every year since 1990. In 2020, track champion Cap Henry bested the All Stars for the speedweek win at Attica.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Racing Optics helps racers at the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic see clearly

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Monday, May 31, 2021

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – For a dirt track racer, having clear vision at all times is a must and Racing Optics provides the best products to do just that.

Since joining the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic as a heat race sponsor in 2008, Racing Optics has had a clear vision to grow right along with the event. And for the 12th year in a row, Racing Optics has stepped up to be the presenting sponsor of the race.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will hit the track at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 13 featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world. “Young Money” Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, California added the 2020 Brad Doty Classic victory to his incredible 2020 season. In fact, the Brad Doty Classic victory was his 22nd overall win at that point of the racing year. It was a dominating performance as he led all 40 laps.

“Having driven a sprint car in just about every condition you can imagine, using the best tear off available to keep your vision clear is essential and Racing Optics Tear Offs are by far superior to anything else on the market. I’m really proud of the relationship we have with Racing Optics. They are always innovating and providing better products to the racers,” said Brad Doty, co-promoter of the race.

This year will mark the 16th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. There have been 24 different winners in the 30 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out).

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page.

Racing Optics®, Inc. is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was founded in 1999 by Bart, Steve and Seth Wilson. Racing Optics®, Inc. and the Wilson family have deep roots in the racing industry dating back to the 1940’s where the father of Bart and Steve, Dempsey Wilson, began building and racing roadsters and even went on to race the Indy 500.  The competitive spirit that racing requires has helped the Wilson family drive their respective businesses to become very successful.

Racing Optics®, Inc. is the proprietor and only manufacturer of Laminated Tearoffs.  Racing Optics®, Inc. has become a staple and even a necessity to every racer in every category of motor sports, including NASCAR, Formula1, dirt track racing and motocross.

After achieving success at race tracks across the globe, Racing Optics branched out, developing relationships in other industries while still delivering similar benefits in safety, performance and productivity. Racing Optics expanded its scope when it became the only manufacturer qualified to sell laminated tear-offs to the U.S. Military through its RO Tactical business.

As more industry leaders recognized how multi-layer film could help their businesses, Racing Optics diversified into other verticals to meet demand through its RO Medical, RO Industrial, RO Windshield, and RO Protective divisions.

The company continues to drive performance, safety, and cost improvements as more and more businesses make the clear choice.

For more information on Racing Optics go to www.racingoptics.com

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 –  Kyle Larson