OReilly All Stars Return to Attica as Wilson Leads Points Chase

By Black Swamp Media Group: (Camargo, IL) The O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions will resume action this Friday night in the Buckeye State as the series now heads to Attica Raceway Park to make up the second event of the rained out Coors Light Spring Nationals.

Greg Wilson, who picked up a win at Attica’s season opener, returns to defend his 2006 All Star Championship as he currently leads the season points chase over Danny Smith and Brian Paulus. Brock Mayes picked up his first All Star win at his home track the last time the series was in town back on May 4th. Mayes is steadily climbing in the point standings after missing the first three events of the season before returning from racing in Australia.

Many of the All Star drivers cut their teeth at Attica before heading out on the road with the traveling series. The fans are familiar with the names and the excitement they bring when they take on the tough locals who kick up the dirt each Friday night at the high banked 1/3-mile speed ring. Attica is one of the fastest short tracks on the All Star tour and always makes for exciting 3 wide racing and plenty of lead changes. Mayes’ margin of victory over Byron Reed was less than a front bumper and only the photographer at the finish line knew for sure who had won.

The All Stars will be taking notes on their setups as the next visit to the facility in June will kick off the 25th Annual UNOH Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by RacingJunk.com. Make your plans now to attend. The Official Hotel of the All Stars for this weekend and during Speedweek will be the The Holiday Inn Express in Tiffin located at 78 Shaffer Park Drive, Tiffin, OH. Call 1-877-477-5817 to reserve a room at the special All Star rate.

May 25th – Attica Raceway Park Stat Pack

80 Total ASCoC races and 33 different winners

Most ASCoC Wins: Frankie Kerr (8)

Other Previous ASCoC Winners: Greg Wilson (7), Dale Blaney (6), Jeff Shepard (6), Chad Kemenah (5), Mark Keegan (4), Joey Saldana (4), Kenny Jacobs (4), Sammy Swindell (3), Kelly Kinser (3), Danny Smith (3), Terry McCarl (2), Steve Siegel (2), Gary Wright (2), Byron Reed (2), Butch Schroeder (2), Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Bobby Allen, Steve Kinser, Keith Kauffman, Dean Jacobs, Mark Kinser, Terry Shepherd, Randy Kinser, Dave Blaney, Tyler Walker, Stevie Smith, Craig Dollansky, Kevin Gobrecht, Alvin Roepke, Rob Chaney, Bob Teeple, Brock Mayes

Most Recent ASCoC Winner: Brock Mayes 5/4/07

5.25.07 Race Preview

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) It will be a “super” night at Attica Raceway Park, Friday, May 25.

The “super” sprints of the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions return to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue to conclude the Coors Light Spring Nationals that were rained/snowed out in early April. The feature will pay $3,000 to win.

Also, Friday marks the first appearance of the season at Attica for the “super” late models of the Sunoco American Late Model Series. Presented by Fultz Fabrication and Speedshop, the feature will pay $2,000 to win.

Bucyrus, Ohio’s Brock Mayes scored his first All Star win at Attica on May 4 for the $5,000 top prize. It was a thrilling 40-lap feature, with Greg Wilson crashing after building a commanding lead. Then, as the field sat under red flag conditions, new leader Mayes saw his right rear tire deflating. He held on the last five laps as Byron Reed put pressure on. At the checkered, Mayes edged Reed by a front wing.

Pit gates will open Friday at 4 p.m. with the grandstand gates to swing open at 5 p.m. Racing is slated to begin at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $20 for adults; $18 for senior citizens, $15 for teens 11-15; and, as always, free to children 10 and under. Pit passes are $27.

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


Chaney Storms To Attica Win; Sebetto Takes Second 305 Victory; Coffman Scores Career First; Ward Wins On Last Lap Pass In Trucks

By Brian Liskai: (Attica, OH) At the beginning of the year, some racing observers wondered if the team put together to field 410 sprints for Millersburg, Ohio driver Rob Chaney could get him to victory lane….wonder no more. Chaney powered to his second victory in as many weeks on Fisher Performance Night at Attica Raceway Park.

Fremont, Ohio driver Bryan Sebetto held off the determined Stuart Brubaker to record his second victory of the season in the 305 sprints.

Ashland, Ohio’s Clint Coffman took the lead with just two laps remaining and went on to score his first career feature win in the Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Attica Late Models.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Cory Ward waited until the last lap to drive under Steve Endicott to score his first win of the year at Attica in the dirt truck feature.

Chaney said the win in the World Auto Parts of Huron/Cleveland 410 Sprints – he also was victorious last Saturday at Fremont Speedway – adds to the confidence that is building in his young Hammer Pallets team.

“The results didn’t show early on, but these guys just kept coming to the shop and working hard.Anytime you can win – I don’t care if it pays $2,500 to win or $25,000 – when you can beat Dale Blaney, Byron Reed, John Ivy, Greg Wilson…you’ve accomplished something,” said Chaney beside his Randy and Lisa Hammer, Rob Hunter owned #24h sponsored by Berlin Natural Bakery, Emmons Towing and Tim Hawkins Logging. “Aaron (Hammer) was here tonight…he missed Saturday’s win, so that makes it even better.”

For Sebetto, the victory was redemption after getting upside down the week before.

“There wasn’t a whole lot of track left on the top and I got close to blowing it off the edge a few times. This feels a lot better after my mistake of being too aggressive last week,” said Sebetto beside his Josh Meggitt owned #01 carrying sponsorship from Frosty’s Bar and Gressman Powersports.

ImageCoffman has been racing for 16 years, and he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the checkered flag in front of him in the late model feature. It was his first career victory and it came in dramatic style with a pass for the lead with just two laps remaining.

“Finally,” said an exhausted Coffman beside his Federated Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway/Coffman Corvettes sponsored #2c. “That was some awesome racing those final five or six laps…the fans should have enjoyed that.”

And like Coffman, Ward waited until the closing laps to make his winning move exiting turn two on the final lap.

Image”How did that happen?” a bewildered Ward questioned in victory lane beside his Excuses Lounge, Precision Body and Frame, Blue Chip Machine & Tool sponsored #18w. “I just drove that thing into turn one as hard as I could and it stuck and I got under Steve (Endicott) and he raced me hard down the backstretch and it was a drag race to the checkered.”

John Ivy – piloting the same car Ricky Stenhouse drove to victory at Attica last year during Ohio Sprint Speedweek – took the lead at the drop of the green for the 30-lap 410 sprint A-main, with Chaney, David Harrison and Brock Mayes in tow. Ivy would continue to lead when he hit lapped traffic on lap 13, allowing the rim-riding Chaney to close.

Cautions would plague the last 10 laps, and shortly after a restart on lap 21, Chaney drove around Ivy exiting turn 2 to grab the top spot. Ivy would pull under Chaney a couple of times in the closing laps, only to see the yellow displayed.

Meanwhile, Dale Blaney had quietly and methodically marched from his 18th starting spot into fifth by lap 23. He would vault into third on a restart a lap later and would still second on lap 26 when the final caution would fly. Blaney would drive up beside Chaney to let him know he was on the move, but it had little effect as Chaney went on to the 7th win of his career at Attica. Blaney would retain second followed by Ivy, Chad Blonde (who hung around the top six the entire race) and Harrison rounding out the top five.

Stuart Brubaker would take the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, with rookie Travis Hoffbauer, Sebetto and Dustin Dinan right on his bumper. Sebetto would move into second on lap six when Hoffbauer slipped off the racetrack. Over the next four laps Brubaker,Sebetto and Dinan would wage a torrid battle for the lead before Sebetto would drive around the high side to grab the top spot on lap 11.

The last 10 laps of the feature were marred by yellows, wiping out any leads Sebetto would grab. Brubaker tried several low passes as the laps wound down, but could not get the job done Sebetto would take his 4th career Attica victory over Brubaker, Andy Shammo, Dinan and Duane Zablocki.

Ken Hahn bolted into the lead at the drop of the green for the Attica late model 20-lap feature with Curts Deisenroth hounding. At the half-way mark Hahn had his handsfull with defending track champion Larry Kingseed, Deisenroth and Ryan Missler. Deisenroth would grab the top spot on lap 14 with a move around Kingseed as Hahn began to fade. By lap 15 the running order was Deisenroth, Kingseed, Coffman, Hahn, Missler and Ernie Haynes who had hung around the top 7 all night.

Coffman would driver under Kingseed following a lap 17 caution to grab the runner-up spot and would blast under Deisenroth for the lead exiting turn 4 with just 2 laps remaining. He would go on to score his first career win over Deisenroth, Missler, Kingseed and 12th place starter John Mayes Sr. to round out the top 5.

In the dirt truck feature, Steve Endicott and Ward would battle the entire 15-laps for the lead, with Endicott hold the advantage for 14 1/4 laps. Ward would execute his winning move exiting turn 2 on the last lap for his his third career Attica victory. Endicott, Art Ball, Eric DeVana and Shawn Valenti would round out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 25, as the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions make their second visit of the season, along with the first appearance of the Sunoco American Late Model Series on Coors Light/Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Night.

For more information log onto atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park (5-18-07)
World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (top 4 to A)
1. 16-Lee Jacobs; 2. 24H-Rob Chaney; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller; 4. 15C-Chris Andrews; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; 6. 5R-Bryon Reed; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 8. 31-Chuck Wilson

Heat 2 – Friendship Food Stores (top 4 to A)
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 4-Danny Smith; 3. 5B-Chad Blonde; 4. 75-Mike Hogan; 5. 2-Dale Blaney; 6. O-Gus Wasson; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo; 8. 98-Bruce Robenalt

Heat 3 – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (top 4 to A)
1. 12-Caleb Griffith; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 97-Cory Seeling; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber; 6. 51-Aaron Higgins; 7. 48B-Bill Shaw

Heat 4 – Pepsi (top 4 to A)
1. 11M-Brandon Martin; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 51X-John Ivy; 4. 3L-Mike Linder; 5. 5H-George Hawkins; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 7. 11-Tyler Thompson; 8. 48-Mike Burkin

B-main – Computer Man Inc.(top 4 to A)
1. 5R-Bryon Reed; 2. 2-Dale Blaney; 3. O-Gus Wasson; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver; 5. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 6. 51-Aaron Higgins; 7. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber; 9. 48-Mike Burkin; 10. 5H-George Hawkins; 11. 31-Chuck Wilson; 12. 10S-Roger Shammo; 13. 11-Tyler Thompson; 14. 91-Aaron Middaugh

A-main Starting Position [#]
1. 24H-Rob Chaney[2]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[18]; 3. 51X-John Ivy[1]; 4. 5B-Chad Blonde[7]; 5. 10-David Harrison[4]; 6. X-Mark Keegan[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[12]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[10]; 9. 16-Lee Jacobs[8]; 10. 5R-Bryon Reed[17]; 11. 11B-Brock Mayes[3]; 12. 3L-Mike Linder[16]; 13. O-Gus Wasson[19]; 14. 75-Mike Hogan[14]; 15. 15C-Chris Andrews[13]; 16. 97-Cory Seeling[15]; 17. 12-Caleb Griffith[9]; 18. 1W-Paul Weaver[20]; 19. 4M-Jamie Miller[6]; 20. 11M-Brandon Martin[11]

305 Sprints

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets (top 4 to A)
1. O2-Kevin Lee; 2. 71-Bill Kraylek; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 65-Mark Lang; 5. 31-Chad Gullett; 6. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 7. 25-Chris Pifher; 8. 1A-Matt Lucius

Heat 2 – Friendship Food Stores (top 4 to A)
1. 21-Bryan Scott; 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 3. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler; 5. 29-Chris Lang; 6. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 7. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 8. 92-Brandon Perkins

Heat 3 – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin (top 4 to A)
1. 49-Coty Runion; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 4. 34-Mark Whaley; 5. O4-Cap Henry; 6. 14-Chad Wilson; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo

Heat 4 – Pepsi (top 4 to A)
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 5-Dustin Dinan; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo; 4. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 5. 311-Aaron Moloney; 6. 6-Ryan Dickey

B-Main (top 4 to A)
1. 31-Chad Gullett; 2. O4-Cap Henry; 3. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 4. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 5. 14-Chad Wilson; 6. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 7. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 8. 92-Brandon Perkins; 9. 6-Ryan Dickey; 10. 25-Chris Pifher; 11. 311-Aaron Moloney; 12. 29-Chris Lang

A-main Starting Position [#]
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto[3]; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1]; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo[9]; 4. 5-Dustin Dinan[6]; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]; 6. 36X-Dustin Keegan[19]; 7. 21-Bryan Scott[11]; 8. 71-Bill Kraylek[10]; 9. 14-Chad Wilson[20]; 10. 49-Coty Runion[7]; 11. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2]; 12. 4T-Jim Taddeo[18]; 13. 34-Mark Whaley[15]; 14. O2-Kevin Lee[12]; 15. 3X-Brad Keckler[14]; 16. 82-Travis Hoffbauer[4]; 17. 65-Mark Lang[13]; 18. 67M-Matt Ferrell[8]; 19. 31-Chad Gullett[17]; 20. 13-Larry Felver Jr.[16] (Note: Cap Henry scratched from A)

Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Late Models

Heat 1 – Bell Helmets
1. 2C-Clint Coffman; 2. 50-Ryan Missler; 3. 27-Ken Hahn; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. 20-Troy Hahn; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. 25-Chuck Hummer; 8. 41-Steve Fultz

Heat 2 – Friendship Food Stores
1. 27H-Bill Hahn; 2. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed; 4. 48-John Bores; 5. 77C-Craig Corfman; 6. 29-Matt Potts; 7. 12P-Jeff Pelton; 8. 63-Randy Scott

Heat 3 – Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin
1. 99M-John Mayes Sr.; 2. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 3. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 4. 48B-Mike Bores; 5. O1-Justin Chance; 6. 77B-Coby Bartram; 7. 99-Steve Sabo

A-main Starting Position [#]
1. 2C-Clint Coffman[10]; 2. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[2]; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[5]; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[8]; 5. 99M-John Mayes Sr.[12]; 6. 5H-Ernie Haynes[6]; 7. 99-Steve Sabo[21]; 8. O1-Justin Chance[15]; 9. 27-Ken Hahn[4]; 10. 12-Michael Stiltner[16]; 11. 20-Troy Hahn[13]; 12. 12P-Jeff Pelton[20]; 13. 45-Mike Marteney[11]; 14. 25-Chuck Hummer[19]; 15. 48B-Mike Bores[7]; 16. 77C-Craig Corfman[14]; 17. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3]; 18. 48-John Bores[9]; 19. 29-Matt Potts[17]; 20. 77B-Coby Bartram[18]; 21. 27H-Bill Hahn[1]

Dirt Trucks

Heat 1
1. O1-Art Ball; 2. 34-Aaron Schatzinger; 3. 69-Mark Warnick; 4. 8-Steve Endicott; 5. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 6. 30-Dave Gibbs; 7. 22-Todd Keegan; 8. 21R-Ryan Bloom; 9. 4-Donald Fitch

Heat 2
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 17-Bob Dible; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti; 4. 18W-Corey Ward; 5. 37-Eric Devanna; 6. 99-Jesse Worcester; 7. 3X-Chuck Roelle

A-main Starting Position [#]
1. 18W-Corey Ward[2]; 2. 8-Steve Endicott[1]; 3. O1-Art Ball[4]; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[3]; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[9]; 6. 17-Bob Dible[5]; 7. 34-Aaron Schatzinger[6]; 8. 30-Dave Gibbs[7]; 9. 99-Jesse Worcester[12]; 10. 22-Todd Keegan[13]; 11. 4-Donald Fitch[16]; 12. 69-Mark Warnick[10]; 13. 21R-Ryan Bloom[15]; 14. 3X-Chuck Roelle[14]; 15. 33-Brian Arnold[8]