7.13.07 Results UUI/ FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Maffett Scores Attica Late Model Win In Only 2nd Night Out; Sebetto Claims 6th 305 Sprint Victory; Dible Gets Close Truck Win

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) Wayne Maffett Jr. made only his second start of the year lucky on Friday, July 13, as he took home the $1,000 payday on Underground Utilities Inc. Night at Attica Raceway Park.

It was the Manfield driver’s 28th career win in the Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models, just two behind his father’s division leading mark at ARP.

“This is only our second night out this year. We had some major engine problems and I can’t say enough about Reedy Racing Engines for all the work they did to get us out here,” said Maffett beside his Wright Choice Auto Sales/ Mason Racing backed #40. “When you’re racing against guys like Jim Fleming and Larry Kingseed…Larry didn’t win five championships here by luck.”

Fremont’s Bryan Sebetto took the lead when Todd Heuerman slipped up on lap 11 and went on to score his 6th feature win of the season at Attica in the 305 sprints.

Image”Josh Meggitt gives me the best equipment I could ask for. We really have the car hooked up here. This has been the best year of my life,” said Sebetto, who announced he would be in a 410 sprint ride in 2008. “I can’t say enough for all the sponsors – Hot Shots Painting and Sandblasting, Frosty’s Put-In-Bay Bar, Gressman Powersports….without their help we couldn’t do this.”

Fostoria’s Bob Dible turned the tables on Art Ball to take the dirt truck feature win by a bumper.

“Lapped traffic made that one close. It feels good to get a win when you’ve lost a close one,” said Dible beside his Bob’s Machine Shop/Burns Petroleum/ BMS Engines backed #17.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Jim Fleming jumped into the early lead with Curtis Deisenroth, Maffett and Mike Bores in tow. The first of six yellows would fly on lap five with the running order Fleming, Deisenroth, Maffett, Bores and 7th-starter Larry Kingseed rounding out the top five.

Fleming would continue to lead with Kingseed moving into second on lap 9 followed by Deisenroth, Maffett and Ryan Missler. Maffett would move into third on lap 10 and would drive under Kingseed for second on lap 13. Maffett would begin to put the pressure on Fleming until he grabbed the top spot on lap 15.

ImageMaffett would go on to the victory with Fleming, Kingseed, Mike Marteney and Devin Shiels rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Todd Heuerman would jump into the early lead, with Coty Runion, Sebetto, Dustin Keegan and Matt Ferrell in tow. Heuerman would continue to ride the outside rim in the lead, as Runion’s ride went up in smoke on lap 3, moving Sebetto into second. Heuerman would slip off the high side of turn 2 on lap 11, handing the lead to Sebetto.

Sebetto would also utilize the high side to pull away while the battle for second was intense between Heuerman, Craig Kays and Keegan. With five laps remaining, the running order was Sebetto, Kays, Heuerman, Ferrell and 13th-starter Kevin Lee. Following a lap 23 caution, Sebetto would pull away for the win, with Heuerman, Lee, Ferrell and Keegan rounding out the top five.

ImageThe 15-lap truck feature was a fan’s delight, featuring side-by-side action throughout the field. Last week’s winner Cory Ward would grab the initial lead with Dible right on his rear bumper. Dible would drive into the top spot on lap three, with Ward battling back hard. Fifth-starter Shawn Valenti would move into second on lap 6, bringing 8th-starter Art Ball into third.

Dible, Valenti, Ball and Ward would race each other hard until they hit lapped traffic with just two laps remaining. Ball and Dible were side-by-side at the flag stand as the white flag flew, with Valenti right on their rear bumper. Coming out of turn four for the checkered, Dible split three lapped cars and edged Ball by a bumper for the win. Valenti, Ward, and Alex Wiechman would round out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 20 for Christmas in July presented by Smith Family Frosted Foods. The World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints, 305 sprints, Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models and dirt trucks will be in action. Santa Claus will also pay a visit, handing out many gifts. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action slated to begin at 8 p.m.

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

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK (Friday, July 13, 2007)
Underground Utilities Inc. Night

Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models

1. 50-Ryan Missler, 15.194 (NTR); 2. 21-Larry Kingseed,
15.466; 3. 45-Mike Marteney, 15.484; 4. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr., 15.629; 5. 99m-John Mayes Jr., 15.742; 6. 2d-Curtis Deisenroth, 15.856; 7. 1-Jim Fleming, 15.876; 8. 15b-Mike Bores, 15.932; 9. 5h-Ernie Haines, 15.939; 10. 51-Devin Shiels, 16.044; 11. 27h-Bill Hahn, 16.082; 12. 55-Chuck Hummer, 16.150; 13. 27-Ken Hahn, 16.187; 14. 77-Steve Kester, 16.501; 15. 12-Michael Stiltner, 16.570; 16. 20-Troy Hahn, 16.703; 17. 76-Skip McKinney, 16.764; 18. 23-Ben Elliott, 16.822; 19. 18-Jim Gingery, 16.928; 20. 48-John Bores, 16.952; 21. 99-Steve Sabo, 17.099; 22. 12P-Jeff Pelton, 17.457; 23. 77c-Craig Corfman, 17.734

Bell Racing Products Heat 1 (Top 5 to A)
1. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.; 2. 50-Ryan Missler; 3. 51-Devin Shiels; 4. 1-Jim Fleming; 5. 12P-Jeffrey Pelton; 6. 18-Jim Gingery; 7. 27-Ken Hahn (DNS); 8. 20-Troy Hahn (DNS)

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 2 (Top 5 to A)
1. 27h-Bill Hahn; 2. 15b-Mike Bores; 3. 99m-John Mayes Jr.; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed; 5. 48-John Bores; 6. 77-Steve Kester; 7. 77c-Craig Corfman; 8. 76-Skip McKinney

Friendship Food Stores/Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin Heat 3 (Top 5 to A)
1. 2d-Curtis Deisenroth; 2. 55-Chuck Hummer; 3. 5h-Ernie Haines; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. 12-Michael Stiltner; 6. 99-Steve Sabo; 7. 23-Ben Elliott

A-Main (25 laps, starting spot [#]
1. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr. [5]; 2. 1-Jim Fleming [2]; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed [7]; 4. 45-Mike Marteney [6]; 5. 51-Devin Shiels [10]; 6. 15b-Mike Bores [1]; 7. 5h-Ernie Haines [9]; 8. 2d-Curtis Deisenroth [3]; 9. 27-Ken Hahn [13]; 10. 99m-John Mayes Jr. [4]; 11. 50-Ryan Missler [8]; 12. 27h-Bill Hahn [11]; 13. 48-John Bores [20]; 14. 76-Skip McKinney [17]; 15. 23-Ben Elliott [18]; 16. 12-Michael Stiltner [15]; 17. 20-Troy Hahn [16]; 18. 99-Steve Sabo [21]; 19. 12P-Jeffrey Pelton [22]; 20. 55-Chuck Hummer {12]; 21. 77-Steve Kester [14]; 22. 18-Jim Gingery [19]; 23. 77c-Craig Corfman [23]
305 Sprints

Bell Racing Products Heat 1 (Top 5 to A)
1.9z-Duane Zablocki; 2. 04-Cap Henry; 3. 48s-Andy Shammo; 4. 18-Todd Heuerman; 5. 02-Kevin Lee; 6. 15h-Mitch Harble; 7. 34-Mark Whaley; 8. 29L-Chris Lang; 9. 65-Mark Lang; 10. 55s-Benny Bowman

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 2 (Top 5 to A)
1. 40-Bobby Clark; 2. 9-Craig Kayes; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan; 4. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 5. m28-Josh Muntz; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 8. 31-Chad Gullett; 9. 13-Junior Felver; 10. 4t-Jim Taddeo

Friendship Food Stores/ Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin Heat 3 (Top 5 to A)
1.49-Coty Runion; 2. 01-Bryan Sebetto; 3. 36x-Dustin Keegan; 4. 67m-Matt Ferrell; 5. 1a-Matt Lucius; 6. 3x-Brad Keckler; 7. 25p-Mark Pridemore; 8. 311-Aaron Malloney; 9. 12-Brett Lane; 10. 51s-John Taylor

B-Main (Top 5 to A)
1. 71-Bill Kraylek; 2. 15h-Mitch Harble; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 31-Chad Gullett; 5. 3x-Brad Keckler; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 55s-Benny Bowman; 8. 4t-Jim Taddeo; 9. 12-Brett Lane; 10. 13-Junior Felver; 11.311-Aaron Malloney; 12. 34-Mark Whaley; 13. 65-Mark Lang; 14. 51s-John Taylor; 15. 29-Mark Lang

A-Main (25 laps, starting spot [#]
1. 01-Bryan Sebetto [6]; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman [1]; 3. 02-Kevin Lee [13]; 4. 67m-Matt Ferrell [5]; 5. 36x-Dustin Keegan [4]; 6. 48s-Andy Shammo [12]; 7. 40-Bobby Clark [11]; 8. 04-Cap Henry [9]; 9. 31-Chad Gullett [19]; 10. 9-Craig Kays [3]; 11. 5-Dustin Dinan [8]; 12. 9z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 14. 3x-Brad Keckler [20]; 15. m28-Josh Muntz [14]; 16. 71-Bill Kraylek [16]; 17. 15h-Mitch Harble [17]; 18. 1a-Matt Lucius [15]; 19. 49-Coty Runion [2]; 20. 82-Travis Hoffbauer [7]
Dirt Trucks

Bell Racing Products Heat 1
1. 17-Bob Dible; 2. 33-Brian Arnold; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti; 4. 56-Alex Wiechman; 5. 01-Art Ball; 6. 98-Eric DeVanna; 7. 99-Jesse Worcester; 8. 83b-Jeff Borys; 9. X-Craig Conners

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 2
1.8-Steve Endicott; 2. 3r-Chuck Roelle; 3. 18w-Cory Ward; 4. 1-Joe Hartlaub; 5. 19-Cody Renfro; 6. 30-Dave Gibbs; 7. 7c-Jacob Dick; 8. 4-Donald Fitch

A-Main (25 laps, starting spot [#]
1. 17-Bob Dible [4]; 2. 01-Art Ball [8]; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti [5]; 4. 18w-Cory Ward [2]; 5. 56-Alex Wiechman [3]; 6. 33-Brian Arnold [7]; 7. 1-Joe Hartlaub [6]; 8. 98-Eric DeVanna [11]; 9. 3r-Chuck Roelle [12]; 10. 4-Donald Fitch [16]; 11. 30-Dave Gibbs [1]; 12. 99-Jesse Worcester [13]; 13. 19-Cody Renfro [9]; 14. 83b-Jeff Borys [15]; 15. X-Craig Conners [17]; 16. 8-Steve Endicott [10]; (NOTE: 7c-Jacob Dick did not start)

Late Model Action To Heat Up On 7.13.07

Underground Utilities Night will feature the Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models running for $1,000 to win this coming Friday, July 13th, 2007. ARP Late Models will each qualify 1 lap around the 1/3-mile clay oval. Also in action will be the 305 Sprints and always exciting Dirt Trucks!

ARP Late Model A-Main Payout:
1st – $1,000; 2nd – $600; 3rd – $400; 4th – 325; 5th – $250; 6th – $200;
7th – $175; 8th – $150; 9th – $130; 10th – $120; 11th – $110; 12th thru 20th – $100

Total Purse: $4,360
ARP Late Model B-Main Payout:
Top 4 transfer to A-Main; 5th thru 20th – $50

Total Purse: $800

Attica Late Models Rules Apply:
• Aluminum motors are allowed, but cars must add 100 pounds of weight. The centerline of the weight must be located no further back than the center of the middle exhaust ports. All weight must be properly secured.

• Big Block aluminum motors are allowed with no additional weight required.

• There is no tire rule or no weight rule for the entire car

NBC24 Speedweek To Highlight Attica Raceway Park

By Norm Van Ness: (Attica, OH) Tuesday’s featured track will be Attica Raceway Park on NBC24 Speedweek…and fresh off his Friday night win, Mike Linder and the Andy James Motorsports #3 will be in house to chat up the track. Check your local listings.

Prizes to be Given Away on Tuesday include:

A Prize Pack of 4 tickets, Sandwiches & Drinks to Attica Raceway Park
4 tickets to the Firestone Indy 400 at M.I.S.
2 tickets to Wednesday’s Brad Doty Classic at Limaland

Be sure to keep the registrations coming in, click on www.nbc24.com and look for the Speedweek Icon…and watch between 6am and 7am to see if you’ve won.

If you win a prize during the week…you will still be eligible for the 4 Brickyard 400 tickets to be drawn on Friday.

Monday we’ll have Late Model driver Dusty Moore, top 10 in points at Oakshade and in the ALMS standings, with his WD-40 ride. In addition, Aaron Call’s beautiful sprinter (recently driven by Phil Gressman) will be on hand to help us bring attention to the Sizzler race on Tuesday.

Speaking of Tuesday…hot shoe Mike Linder will be in off his Friday night victory at Attica to represent ARP.

Wednesday is Toledo Speedway Day…and young driver Tommy O’Leary IV, sportsmen division driver will be in.

Thursday…a special treat. Several beautiful vintage cars will be in as a preview to Fremont Speedway’s “Old Timer’s Night”.

Friday is GRAND PRIZE day…tickets to the Brickyard 400 will be given away and we’ll run a feature story about Quarter Midget racing here in NW Ohio feature some names I’m sure you’ll recognize as we interviewed Eric Rankin and his son Ross as they competed in the Megrill Memorial race last weekend at the Lucas County Rec Center.

DON’T FOREGET TO REGISTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!! The higher the number of entries, the more it shows our local media that our racing scene deserves their attention.

Go to www.nbc24.com today and click on the “Speedweek” icon to register…then watch NBC24 Today July 9th thru the 13th from 6am to 7am to see if you win!!!