2007 Season Opener Preview

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Billboards are being hung, new pit bleachers have been installed, the new track lights have been adjusted…everything is in preparation for the season opening night of racing action at Attica Raceway Park, Friday, March 30 (rain date of Saturday, March 31).

“Mother Nature has cooperated this week so far. She provided warm weather and plenty of wind to help dry out the grounds. The crew worked on the track for five hours the other night and its ready to go. We’re busy sprucing up the rest of the grounds and right now, all systems are go for Friday’s opener,” said ARP Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

LeJeune said the weather forecast keeps improving for the rest of the week and he expects a large turn-out of World Auto Parts of Huron and Cleveland 410 Sprints, 305 sprints and Fultz Fabrications and Speedshop Attica Late Models on HD Supply Night Friday.

“The grassy parking lot near in the fairgrounds is a little soft yet, but it gets better everyday. We have the parking in the stone areas around the fairgrounds and the stone lot behind the grandstands and the school parking lot near by, so fans have plenty of dry areas to park,” said LeJeune. “John Bores and his crew have made a lot of improvements over the off-season in preparation for Attica’s 20th anniversary and we’re excited to show them off to the fans.”

LeJeune urges fans to keep an eye on the website for “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue by logging onto www.atticaracewaypark.com or call the track office at 419-680-5606.

2007 Northern Ohio Sprint Car Show Rings In A New Season

By Stephen J. Hartzell: (Tiffin, OH) The long off-season is nearly over, and there is no better way to ring in a new racing season than to come to the Tiffin Mall this weekend, March 23-25, for the annual Northern Ohio Sprint Car Show. The NOSCS is once again being made possible by the generous support of Fremont Speedway, Attica Raceway Park and Coors Light Beer. Local racing enthusiast Steve “Scoop” Hartzell is in his 5th year as NOSCS event promoter and organizer.

The 2007 NOSCS is already booked to capacity, featuring fire-breathing Sprint Cars as well as the ever-popular Dirt Trucks, Attica Late Models, Karts, vintage cars, vendors and events.

Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway will have displays at the show for the benefit of racers and fans throughout the weekend. Also presenting a display all weekend will be the All Star Circuit of Champions. The sound and feel of the sprint car experience will be ever-present as Tim Nickles brings his nationally famous Tim’s Sprint Car Simulators.

The show begins to take shape on Thursday night at 7:00 as set-up day welcomes this year’s field of cars to the Tiffin Mall. The NOSCS then officially opens on Friday during normal mall hours.

ImageSaturday will be the big day of the weekend, as the Buckeye Speed Zone kicks off the list of events. A special live 2 hour broadcast will begin at 12:30 in the Hoserville Ohio room, which is adjacent to center court in the old Osterman store. At 3:00, at the same location, the annual Hoserville Ohio Benefit Auction begins in an effort to raise funds for the very worthwhile Hoserville Ohio Injured Driver’s Fund.

Saturday evening will feature a Racing Season Kickoff Party at the Moose Lodge on the north edge of Tiffin on state route 53. This event will feature the very popular local rock band, the Mongrels, playing from 7:00 until midnight. Admission is just $2 per person, with abundant food and drink available at reasonable prices. This event is a Runion Racing Team production.

The 2007 NOSCS will culminate with the annual awards ceremony in center court on Sunday at 4:30. Trophy awards will be given to the Merchant’s Choice, the People’s Choice, and the coveted Racer’s Choice Award which is chosen by the racers themselves. Plaque awards will be given to the Dirt Truck of the Year, Attica Late Model of the Year and the Kart of the Year. Entries will be permitted to recieve just one award per car, with the Racer’s Choice considered to be the top priority award.

Come out this weekend and join us for one of the best mall-based sprint car shows in America.

2007 Attica Sprint Champions To Receive Free Chassis

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) The 2007 World Auto Parts of Huron 410 Sprint track champion at Attica Raceway Park, along with the 305 sprint champion will each receive a new chassis.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Ohio’s Finest Racing’ venue, Attica Raceway Park and Kear’s Speed Shop of Tiffin are teaming up to provide a new Eagle chassis for the 410 sprint champion in 2007. Kear’s and XXX Revolution Chassis are teaming up to give the 305 sprint champion a new chassis.

2007 Special Forms For Attica Teams and Drivers

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) To help race teams save a little time, Attica Raceway Park has put important documents on the official website – www.atticaracewaypark.com – that drivers need to fill out for the 2007 racing season.

Drivers’ and race teams’ registration and tax forms are on atticaracewaypark.com (see left side of home page) under “Driver Forms.” You can print them off and fax (419-679-4242) them to the track office so you don’t have to do this on race day. Or you can bring them to any of the mall shows (Findlay Mall March 9-11; Bowling Green Mall March 16-19; and the Tiffin Mall, March 23-25) or to the race track on opening night.

“We know how busy teams are on opening night, so this is much easier to do now than on race day. Phone numbers and other information is for Attica Raceway Park only and will not be given out,” said Rex LeJeune, ARP Operations Manager.

Under “Driver Forms” on the left side of the home page, there are instructions along with a “driver registration” form and the “2007 Tax Form.” The driver registration form will help the track announcer keep the fans informed on the drivers’ backgrounds, sponsors, etc. The tax form is the 1099 tax record and must be filled out by each driver prior to payoff.

LeJeune said the forms will also be available at the upcoming mall shows.

For more information contact LeJeune at 419-680-5606.

Attica To Utilize Hoosier Spec Tire In 2007

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Attica Raceway Park has signed with Hoosier to utilize the National Tire Rule for all sprints during the 2007 season.

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

“Since the majority of the national touring winged 410 sprint organizations are utilizing thie new Hooser tire, it made sense for Attica to also incorporate the tire to help our weekly race teams save money and be competitive,” said ARP Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

The new Hoosier right rear spec tire will be in effect for the 410 sprints and 305 sprints beginning Friday, April 27. All race nights prior to that date will be an open tire rule. Attica Raceway Park’s 20th season is scheduled to kick off Friday, March 30 (raindate of Saturday, March 31). The O’Reilly All Star Spring Nationals, April 6 and 7, and the World of Outlaws visit on April 20, will fall under the sanction bodies’ tire rule.

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