6.25.06 Results

Stenhouse opens Ohio speedweek with Attica win

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Sunday, June 25, 2006) – What do you get when you mix one part Mississippi teen with one part Ohio mechanic and one part Buckeye tradition?

The answer is a winner, as Olive Branch, Mississippi’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. opened the traditional All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek in victory lane at Attica Raceway Park Sunday night.

“They told me the toughest tracks to win at this week would be Attica and Fremont. We brought an Ohio boy (Andy Potter) in to help us this week…he knows how to get ya’ around these tracks and he proved that tonight,” said the 18-year-old Stenhouse. “I have to thank Pete Grove (from Ohio) and Premier Pallets…he helped us come out here for this. I’ve been looking forward to racing with this deal for a long time.”

It was former Attica street stock track champion Butch Schroeder – who owns the sprint track record at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue – who jumped into the lead of the 40-lap feature from his pole starting spot. However, he and Stenhouse would battle for the lead the next two laps, with Schroeder running middle to low on the track and Stenhouse riding the rim.

Stenhouse would grab the lead on lap four and continue to lead when the leaders hit lapped traffice on lap 8. The first of three cautions would slow the pace on lap 10 for a spinning Brandon Wimmer. Stenhouse put a lapped car between himself and Schroeder, with defending Attica champion Bryon Reed, All Star point leader Greg Wilson, quick qualifier Dale Blaney, Bobby Clark and Kelley Kinser in town.

The restart would not stick, as Andrew Palker would stop, but once the green flew again, Stenhouse would set sail around the rim. The battle shaped up for second between Schroeder and Reed, with the later assuming the runner-up position on lap 21 as they had entered lapped traffic again.

Stenhouse would watch a big lead evaporate with just six laps to go as he was mired in lapped traffic, allowing Reed and now third running Wilson to close. Just as the battle for the lead was ready to take place, the yellow would fly on lap 34 for a spinning Mike Linder.

With a clear track ahead, Stenhouse would cruise to the win, with Reed, Wilson, Blaney and Schroeder rounding out the top five.

“I thought we could have made things interesting those last six laps if the yellow hadn’t come out,” said Reed, beside his Reebar Diecasting sprinter. “He had a good mechanic with him (Potter) who knows how to get drivers around this track. I have to thank George Gillespie of ProShocks…he helped us a lot gettin this thing figured out.”

For Wilson, his Warnimont Motorsports crew kept up their strong performance.

“We were just a tick off on set-up. But hey, it’s pretty neat for a kid from Mississippi to come in to Ohio and win. The good Lord gave us great weather and we put on a heck of a race for the fans,” said Wilson. “It was a good points night for us…in the big picture we had a good night.”

In the limited late model feature, Tiffin’s Jeff McCoy drove around Tim Sabo on lap 11 of the 20-lap affair and went on to score his first win of the season and the 18th of his career.

“We lost dad a while back and I just haven’t felt like racing a whole lot without him here,” said an emotional McCoy. “I miss him a lot…this win is for him.”

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 7, for “Christmas In July,” as Smith Frosted Family Foods sponsoring the night’s racing with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and dirt trucks in action.

For more information call the track office at 419-426-8911 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park (6-25-06)
All-Star Curcuit of Champions
Qualifying – Huggins Cams
1. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.62; 2. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.67; 3. 4K-Kelly Kinser, 12.78; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.90; 5. 55-Brian Smith, 12.98; 6. 70-Kevin Huntley, 12.98; 7. 8-Bobby Clark, 12.99; 8. 11B-Brock Mayes, 12.99; 9. 98-Bruce Robenalt, 13.02; 10. 40R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 13.03; 11. 7K-Butch Schroeder, 13.09; 12. 4-Danny Smith, 13.11; 13. 3L-Mike Linder, 13.15; 14. K-Andrew Palker, 13.15; 15. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 13.18; 16. 20-Paul McMahon, 13.21; 17. 29-Dean Jacobs, 13.21; 18. 78-Todd Kane, 13.27; 19. 16-Lee Jacobs, 13.32; 20. 4N-Niel Shepard, 13.32; 21. 2H-Tim Hunter, 13.32; 22. 53-John Ivy, 13.34; 23. 18-Scott Reily, 13.40; 24. 14-Jason Meyers, 13.47; 25. 11M-Brandon Martin, 13.50; 26. 8S-Craig Mintz, 13.60; 27. O-Brandon Wimmer, 13.60; 28. 1R-Phil Gressman, 13.60; 29. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.61; 30. 10S-Roger Shammo, 13.67; 31. 11N-Ed Neumeister, 13.71; 32. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.75; 33. X-Mark Keegan, 13.84; 34. 7B-Jamie Miller, 13.88; 35. 97-Todd King, 13.91; 36. 22B-Ben Gregg, 13.92; 37. 63-Barry Ruble, 13.94; 38. 37Z-Bryan Scott, 13.96; 39. 15M-Jamie Martin, 13.97; 40. 71M-Paul May, 13.99; 41. 10-David Harrison, 14.04; 42. 48-Mike Burkin, 14.20; 43. 12M-James Mosher, 14.24; 44. 5B-Chad Blonde, 14.33; 45. 91-Aaron Middaugh, 14.62; 46. 4B-Tom Busch 47. 45-Brian Grove

Heat 1 – Outwears Pre-Filters (10 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 2H-Tim Hunter; 2. 29-Dean Jacobs; 3. 3L-Mike Linder; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney; 6. 11M-Brandon Martin; 7. X-Mark Keegan; 8. 10-David Harrison; 9. 55-Brian Smith; 10. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 11. 63-Barry Ruble; 12.
91-Aaron Middaugh

Heat 2 – B & B Oval Track Products (10 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 78-Todd Kane; 2. K-Andrew Palker; 3. 40R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; 4. 53-John Ivy; 5. 5R-Byron Reed; 6. 70-Kevin Huntley; 7. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 8. 7B-Jamie Miller; 9. 4B-Tom Busch; 10. 8S-Craig Mintz; 11. 10S-Roger Shammo; 12. 48-Mike Burkin

Heat 3 – Engler Machine & Tool (10 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 7K-Butch Schroeder; 2. 8-Bobby Clark; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. O-Brandon Wimmer; 5. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 6. 4K-Kelly Kinser; 7. 15M-Jamie Martin; 8. 18-Scott Reily; 9. 12M-James Mosher; 10. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 11. 97-Todd King; 12. 45-Brian Grove

Heat 4 – TP Wings (10 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. W20-Greg Wilson; 2. 1R-Phil Gressman; 3. 14-Jason Meyers; 4. 4N-Niel Shepard; 5. 20-Paul McMahon; 6. 4-Danny Smith; 7. 28-Brian Paulus; 8. 11B-Brock Mayes; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde; 10. 71M-Paul May; 11. 22B-Ben Gregg

Dash 1 – Haulmark (4 laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark; 2. 5R-Byron Reed; 3. W20-Greg Wilson; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 7K-Butch Schroeder; 6. 20-Paul McMahon

C-main (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-main)
1. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 2. 71M-Paul May; 3. 10-David Harrison; 4. 5B-Chad Blonde; 5. 4B-Tom Busch; 6. 15M-Jamie Martin; 7. 45-Brian Grove; 8. 63-Barry Ruble; 9. 48-Mike Burkin; 10. 12M-James Mosher; 11. 91-Aaron Middaugh

B-main – University of NW Ohio (15 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 4K-Kelly Kinser; 2. 55-Brian Smith; 3. 70-Kevin Huntley; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes; 6. 28-Brian Paulus; 7. 11M-Brandon Martin; 8. 71M-Paul May; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde; 10. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 11. 10-David Harrison; 12. 7B-Jamie Miller; 13. 97-Todd King; 14. 22B-Ben Gregg; 15. 10S-Roger Shammo; 16. 18-Scott Reily; 17. X-Mark Keegan; 18. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 19. 8S-Craig Mintz; 20. 11N-Ed Neumeister

A-main – MSD Ignitions (40 laps) Starting Position []
1. 40R-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.[2]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[5]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[6]; 5. 7K-Butch Schroeder[1]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[3]; 7. 4K-Kelly Kinser[7]; 8. 20-Paul McMahon[14]; 9. 14-Jason Meyers[21]; 10. 70-Kevin Huntley[9]; 11. 29-Dean Jacobs[15]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[10]; 13. 16-Lee Jacobs[17]; 14. 1R-Phil Gressman[23]; 15. 53-John Ivy[20]; 16. 3L-Mike Linder[11]; 17. O-Brandon Wimmer[22]; 18. 4N-Niel Shepard[18]; 19. 9X-Rob Chaney[24]; 20. K-Andrew Palker[12]; 21. 55-Brian Smith[8]; 22. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[13]; 23. 78-Todd Kane[16]; 24. 2H-Tim Hunter[19]

Limited Lates
Heat 1 Griff’s Engines/Budweiser (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 101-Chester Fitch; 2. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 3. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 4. C4-Bill Clapp Jr.; 5. 27-Bill Hahn; 6. 99M-John Mayes; 7. O3-Jim Gingery

Heat 2 Tin Lizzy Collision (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 45-Mike Marteney; 2. 48-John Bores; 3. 99-Steve Sabo; 4. O1-Art Ball; 5. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 6. 55-Chuck Hummer; 7. 77C-Craig Corfman

Heat 3 Bell Helmets (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 98-Tim Sabo; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed; 4. 92-Brandon Perkins; 5. 12-Michael Stiltner; 6. 30-Nate Potts; 7. 18-Jamie Reed; 8. O14-Paul Brown Jr.

B-Main (10 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 99M-John Mayes; 2. O3-Jim Gingery; 3. 15B-Mike Bores; 4. 55-Chuck Hummer; 5. 30-Nate Potts; 6. 77C-Craig Corfman; 7. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 8. 18-Jamie Reed
A-main (20 laps) Starting Position []
1. O2-Jeff Mccoy[4]; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[8]; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[1]; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[5]; 5. 92-Brandon Perkins[3]; 6. 27-Bill Hahn[13]; 7. 45-Mike Marteney[11]; 8. C4-Bill Clapp Jr.[2]; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[6]; 10. 5H-Ernie Haynes[12]; 11. 99-Steve Sabo[7]; 12. O3-Jim Gingery[17]; 13. 15B-Mike Bores[18]; 14. 99M-John Mayes[16]; 15. 55-Chuck Hummer[19]; 16. 8K-Kevin Koerper[14]; 17. 48-John Bores[10]; 18. 12-Michael Stiltner[15]; 19. O1-Art Ball[9]; 20. 30-Nate Potts[20]

6.23.06 Rained Out

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, June 23, 2006) – Heavy rains – as much as 10 inches in the Attica area – from Wednesday through Friday morning have caused the cancellation of racing on Quality Welding Night for Friday, June 23 at Attica Raceway Park.
The heavy rains Wednesday night have caused severe flooding throughout Northwestern and North Central Ohio.

Attica Raceway Park will be in action Sunday, June 25, as “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue kicks off the traditional All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. The limited late models are also in action.

ARP Operations Manager Rex LeJeune said the Speedweek shows should offer fans great excitement, as not only with the tough Attica regulars be in competition with the All Star members, but several teams from the National Sprint Tour and the World of Outlaws have indicated they will compete.
For more information call the track office at 419-426-8911.

6.16.06 Results

Ivy gets back to winning ways; Weaver scores 4th victory at ARP; Marteney, Davis victorious

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, June 16, 2006) – At the end of the 2005 racing season, Fremont’s John Ivy announced he was going to take some time off from 410 sprint car racing. That self-imposed retirement didn’t last too long, and Ivy once again found victory lane at Attica Raceway Park on East of Chicago Pizza/Strawberry Hill Farm Market night Friday.

In the 305 sprints, Fremont’s Paul Weaver took his fourth feature win of the year at ARP. Former track champion Mike Marteney of Bellevue found victory lane for the first time this season in the limited late models, as did Fremont’s Bobby Davis in the dirt trucks.

In the non-stop, 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Ivy shot around pole sitter Todd Heller exiting turn four on the second lap and set sail. The battle for second was furious between Heller, Mark Keegan and Brandon Wimmer for the next 14 laps.

At the half-way mark, Ivy had put several lapped cars between himself and Heller, with Wimmer, Keegan and 16th starting Byron Reed rounding out the top five. With just seven laps to go, Ivy had lapped up to 11th place, with Reed moving around Wimmer into second, Keegan in fourth and now 13th starting Bobby Clark moving into the top five.

Reed ran out of laps, as Ivy powered home the winner, with Wimmer, Clark and Keegan rounding out the top five.

“I have to thank Dee Genzman for convincing me I could still gitter’ done,” said Ivy. “I also want to thank Dennis Levell…he built us one hell of a motor, and to Andy and Lynn Potter for working so hard on this thing.”

“I told the guys I probably would screw this up because I haven’t started this far up front (third) in a long time and I’m not used to not seeing 15 other cars in front of me,” said Ivy.

In the 305 sprint feature, Shelby’s Benny Bowman jumped to the early lead until Mark Whaley powered to the point on lap 7. However, all eyes were on Weaver, who had moved from his 13th starting spot to third by lap 8. Weaver slid into second a lap later and rocketed off the bottom of turn four to take the lead from Whaley a lap latter. Weaver would put a three lapped-car cushion between himself and second running Andy Shammo when the only caution would fly on lap 17. No one would catch Weaver as he went on to score his 18th career Attica victory – to move into third on the all-time 305 sprint feature win list – over Shammo, Chris Andrews, Bowman, and Kevin Lee.

“When they watered the track after hotlaps, it made it very racey. I just stayed on the bottom and was patient and the race came to me,” said Weaver beside his Weaver-Koonce Construction, Levell Performance sponsored #1w.

In the limited late model feature, Marteney would lead all 20 laps, surviving numerous cautions to claim his 18th career ARP victory, to move him to sixth on the all time win list. It wasn’t easy for the driver of the York Fabrication/Quality Welding/Sports Hut sponsored #45, as Tiffin’s Jeff McCoy and last week’s feature winner Gibsonburg’s Bill Hahn pressured him he last six laps.

“Finally….it seems like forever since we were on the horse track,” said Marteney about visiting victory lane. “I knew I had to stick to the bottom….if I didn’t let anyone get a nose under me I was okay.”

The 15-lap dirt truck feature was very entertaining, as there was often three wide racing from first through 10th. When the dust settled, 2005 Fremont Speedway truck champion Bobby Davis edged out Risingson’s Steve Endicott for his first career ARP win.

“That was quite a battle. I saw Steve outside of me the last five laps and I just tried not to move off the bottom. I knew Bob (Dible) was right on my bumper…I just had to be smooth. Those guys are great racers…they race you clean and hard,” said Davis beside his Crown Battery/Smith Automotive/Al Davis Carpet sponsored #40.

Besides many fan give-aways from East of Chicago Pizza, Strawberry Hill Farm Market gave each heat race winner in all the divisions a case of fresh strawberries. Also O.F. Machinging of Carey, Ohio, gave the winner of the 305 feature a set of steering gear clamps, nose wing straps and brake caliber brackets, along with brake caliper and nose wing brackets for the second place car and brake caliper brackets and nose wing straps for the winner of the 305 B-main.

“Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue has a busy weekend ahead. Quality Welding of Bellevue sponsored the racing on Friday, June 23 with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and the Sunoco American Late Models in action. Then Sunday, June 25, ARP kicks off the traditional All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek which sees seven straight nights of 410 sprint racing at 7 different Ohio tracks. Gates will open on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Attica Raceway Park (6-16-06)
410 Super Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser
1. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 2. 29-Dean Jacobs; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. O-Brandon Wimmer; 5. 8C-Bobby Clark; 6. 1R-Phil Gressman; 7. 45-Bryan Grove; 8. 21-Rodney Morgan

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking
1. 3L-Mike Linder; 2. 53-John Ivy; 3. X-Mark Keegan; 4. 12H-Tim Hunter; 5. K-Andrew Palker; 6. 5R-Bryon Reed; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo; 8. 8S-Craig Mintz; 9. 7B-Jamie Miller

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson; 4. 48-Mike Burkin; 5. 78-Todd Kane; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 48B-Bill Shaw; 8. 12-Caleb Griffith

B-main – Computer Man Inc.
1. 5R-Bryon Reed; 2. 1R-Phil Gressman; 3. 7B-Jamie Miller; 4. 8S-Craig Mintz; 5. 45-Bryan Grove; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 21-Rodney Morgan; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo; 9. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 10. 48B-Bill Shaw

A-main Starting Position []
1. 53-John Ivy[3]; 2. 5R-Bryon Reed[16]; 3. O-Brandon Wimmer[5]; 4. 8C-Bobby Clark[13]; 5. X-Mark Keegan[2]; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 7. 10-David Harrison[7]; 8. 16-Lee Jacobs[12]; 9. 78-Todd Kane[15]; 10. 3L-Mike Linder[4]; 11. 37Z-Bryan Scott[8]; 12. 12H-Tim Hunter[9]; 13. 7B-Jamie Miller[18]; 14. 8S-Craig Mintz[19]; 15. K-Andrew Palker[14]; 16. 31-Chuck Wilson[11]; 17. 45-Bryan Grove[20]; 18. 48-Mike Burkin[6]; 19. 1R-Phil Gressman[17]; 20. 29-Dean Jacobs[10]

305 SprintsHeat 1 – Budweiser
1. O2-Kevin Lee; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo; 3. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 4. 55-Brad Bowman; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 13-Larry Felver Jr.

Heat 2 – Advanced Limo
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 34-Mark Whaley; 3. 55S-Benny Bowman; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 9H-Josh Hill; 8. 29-Chris Lang; 9. 11-Shawn Colvin

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek; 3. 31-Chad Gullett; 4. 15-A.J. Sleek; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond; 6. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 7. 49-Coty Runion; 8. 18-Jim Dunhum; 9. 14-Chad Wilson

1. 71-Bill Kraylek; 2. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 5. 9H-Josh Hill; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 7. 18-Jim Dunhum; 8. 14-Chad Wilson; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 11. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 12. 29-Chris Lang

A-main Starting Position []
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[13]; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo[7]; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews[5]; 4. 55S-Benny Bowman[2]; 5. O2-Kevin Lee[6]; 6. 15-A.J. Sleek[9]; 7. 21-Scott Kraylek[8]; 8. 71-Bill Kraylek[16]; 9. 27-Stuart Brubaker[17]; 10. 31-Chad Gullett[1]; 11. 67M-Matt Ferrell[10]; 12. 22D-Dan Hammond[15]; 13. 7-Brad Haudenschild[3]; 14. 55-Brad Bowman[12]; 15. 5-Dustin Dinan[14]; 16. 25P-Mark Pridemore[19]; 17. 9H-Josh Hill[20]; 18. 49-Coty Runion[18]; 19.
34-Mark Whaley[4]; 20. O1-Bryan Sebetto[11]

Limited Late Models
Heat 1 – Budweiser/Griff’s Engines
1. 45-Mike Marteney; 2. 101-Chester Fitch; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 5. 50-Ryan Missler; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. O1-Art Ball; 8. 23-Ben Elliott

Heat 2 -Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin
1. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 2. C4-Bill Clapp Jr.; 3. 55-Chuck Hummer; 4. 99M-John Mayes Jr.; 5. 12M-Mike Stiltner; 6. 77C-Craig Corfman; 7. 29-Matt Potts; 8. 30-Nate Potts

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. 27-Bill Hahn; 2. 15B-Mike Bores; 3. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed; 5. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 6. 99-Steve Sabo; 7. 92-Brandon Perkins

A-main Starting Position []
1. 45-Mike Marteney[2]; 2. O2-Jeff Mccoy[9]; 3. 27-Bill Hahn[7]; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[6]; 5. 99M-John Mayes Jr.[1]; 6. 50-Ryan Missler[13]; 7. C4-Bill Clapp Jr.[4]; 8. 99-Steve Sabo[18]; 9. 48-John Bores[10]; 10. 101-Chester Fitch[12]; 11. 5H-Ernie Haynes[8]; 12. 15B-Mike Bores[3]; 13. 8K-Kevin Koerper[11]; 14. 55-Chuck Hummer[5]; 15. O1-Art Ball[19]; 16. O14-Paul Brown Jr.[15]; 17. 29-Matt Potts[20]; 18. 77C-Craig Corfman[17]; 19. 12M-Mike Stiltner[14]; 20. 12-Michael Stiltner[16]; 21. 23-Ben Elliott[21]

Dirt Trucks
Heat 1
1. 8H-Art Howey Jr.; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti; 3. 40-Bobby Davis; 4. O1-Art Ball; 5. 38-Paul Dymond; 6. 4X-Brian Sorg; 7. 52-Tim Schatzinger; 8. 62-Dave Severs; 9. O7-Greg Harmon; 10. 30-Dave Gibbs

Heat 2
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 17-Bob Dible; 3. 8-Steve Endicott; 4. 34-Aaron Schatzinger; 5. 2R-Ron Kepling; 6. 7C-Jacob Dick; 7. 22-Todd Keegan; 8. 37-Eric Devanna; 9. 53-Dan Roepke
A-main Starting Position []
1. 40-Bobby Davis[3]; 2. 8-Steve Endicott[7]; 3. 17-Bob Dible[10]; 4. 8H-Art Howey Jr.[9]; 5. 38-Paul Dymond[4]; 6. 53-Dan Roepke[18]; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[16]; 8. 4X-Brian Sorg[12]; 9. 28-Shawn Valenti[6]; 10. 7C-Jacob Dick[8]; 11. O1-Art Ball[2]; 12. 33-Brian Arnold[11]; 13. O7-Greg Harmon[17]; 14. 34-Aaron Schatzinger[5]; 15. 22-Todd Keegan[14]; 16. 30-Dave Gibbs[19]; 17. 62-Dave Severs[15]; 18. 52-Tim Schatzinger[13]; 19. 2R-Ron Kepling[1]

Lots of Give-Aways On June 16

By Brian Liskai:ATTICA, Ohio (Thursday, June 15, 2006) – Besides the great racing action at Attica Raceway Park Friday, June 16, fans will benefit from many great give-aways.

There will be four divisions in competition on East of Chicago Pizza/Strawberry Hill Farm Market Night, including the winged 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and dirt trucks.

Children ages 10 and under have a chance at winning a new bike thanks to the crew on Super Dave Harrison’s #10 Crown Battery sprinter.

Burger King will supply Frisbees (TM) that will be autographed by drivers and will be tossed into the stands. There will also be many t-shirt’s distributed throughout the stands.

Also, Strawberry Hill Farm Market will supply a case of strawberries to all heat race winners in all four divisions.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 8 p.m. Friday.

6.9.06 Results

A night of firsts at Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, June 9, 2006) – On a night when Attica Raceway Park honored its past champions, it was drivers earning their first career wins that stole the spot light.

Former two-time ARP 305 sprint champion Bryan Scott picked up his first 410 sprint win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing,” while veteran late model driver Bill Hahn scored his first win in the limited late models and Dan Roepke took his first Attica checkered in the dirt trucks. A.J. Sleek picked up his second career win in the 305 sprints on Legendz Sports Bar & Grill Night.

For Scott, the win was doubly nice, as the Clyde, Ohio driver destroyed a car a few weeks ago at Attica.

“We bought this car off Mark Keegan and the first night out I told the guys this was a better car than the new one…wrecking that car may have been the best thing that happened to us. We won with this one the first night out and now here we are in victory lane again,” said Scott beside his Burns Iron & Metal/Fremont Auto Parts sponsored #37z. “Guy Meyers just knows something about setting a car up to run well in the middle of the track…anyone could have driven this thing to victory tonight.”

Sleek led all 25 of the caution-free laps of the 305 feature, though lapped traffic would make it close at the end.

“It helps to start up front. Everyone was running the bottom and I couldn’t get around the lapped traffic. I just had to be patient,” said Sleek beside his Randy Beeker Excavating/Uptown Country Band #15. “We haven’t done a lot of racing on Friday night…we’re going to have to come back here more often.”

Gibsonburg’s Bill Hahn has driven late models for nearly 40 years. He was close to picking up a win at ARP a couple of weeks ago, only to bang doors with Mike Bores, having to settle for second.

“This is my son Ken’s car. He lets me race it on Fridays and he races it on Saturdays.I knew everyone was going to try the bottom, so I went up top and it stuck,” said Hahn beside his Bostwick-Braun Company sponsored #27.

Woodville’s Danny Roepke battled with early leader Art Ball, making contact with the veteran exiting turn four before going on to the victory.

“We have a lot of seconds here. I worked on this thing all week…I was determined to get a win here,” said Roepke beside his Village Inn/Adler’s Transmission sponsored #53.

Attica’s Brandon Martin jumped into the early lead at the start of the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, with Andrew Palker, Todd Kane and Scott in tow. By lap 11, Scott had moved up to second when the only yellow would fly for a spinning Mike Burkin. On the restart, Scott looked under Martin exiting turn two, and then drove to the outside to take the lead off turn four.

Scott would then cruise to the win, with Martin hanging on to second, Lee Jacobs would pass Palker late in the race for third, and Greg Wilson rounding out the top five.

In the 305 sprint main, Gibsonburg’s Sleek would jump into the lead from his pole starting spot, but he couldn’t shake Stuart Brubaker who hounded him until they hit lapped traffic by lap 14 of the 25-lap affair. This allowed Kevin Lee and Paul Weaver to reel the duo in. By lap 18, Sleek held a slight advantage over Brubaker who was feeling the pressure from Lee. A lap later Lee would get by Brubaker for the runner-up position with Weaver moving into third on lap 20.

Sleek still had trouble with lapped traffic, allowing Lee and Weaver to close, but they would run out of laps. At the checkered, it was Sleek, Weaver, Lee, Brubaker and Coty Runion.

In the limited late model feature, Mike Marteney jumped into the early lead, with Chester Fitch and Brandon Perkins in tow. Perkins used the low groove to take the lead on lap 7. Two laps later, Perkins lead over Marteney, Fitch and Hahn who had started eighth. The only caution would fall on lap 10 with the running order, Perkins, Marteney, Fitch, Hahn and Larry Kingseed. When the green replaced the yellow, Marteney would to up top to race door to door with Perkins for the lead, with Hahn moving along side of Fitch for third. Hahn rocketed off the top of turn four to pass both Perkins and Marteney two laps later. He would take the checkered over Perkins, with Tim Sabo picking up third from his 12th starting spot. Ryan Missler would move into fourth from his 10th starting spot at the finish, with Marteney rounding out the top five.

Art Ball would jump into the lead from his pole starting spot at the drop of the green for the 15-lap dirt truck feature, with John Warnick and Roepke in tow. On lap five, Roepke would move around Warnick, setting his sights on Ball. Three laps later, Roepke and Ball would trade paint exiting turn four, with Roepke taking the lead. The contact would cause Ball’s left front tire to lose air, but he would hang on to finish third behind Brian Arnold.

Attica honored its track champions from the last 18 years prior to the racing action. There have been 5 champions in the 410 sprint ranks; 14 in the 305 sprint division; and 9 in the street stocks/limited late models over those 18 years.

Past champions in attendance included 12-time 410 sprint champion Mark Keegan; 2-time 410 sprint champion Byron Reed; John Ivy who won a 410 sprint title along with a 305 sprint championship; Mike Linder who won three championships in the 305 sprint ranks; Bryan Scott, who owns two titles in the 305 sprints; Phil Gressman who has two 305 sprint titles; Joe Keegan who won the track’s first 305 sprint title; Scott Miller, the 1991 305 sprint champ; Clay Keim, the 1992 305 sprint champion; Jody Keegan, the 1999 305 sprint champ; Caleb Griffith, the 2003 305 sprint champion; Brian Smith, the 2004 305 sprint champion; Larry Kingseed, who owns four track titles in the limited late models; Butch Schroeder (now a 410 sprint driver) who has three street stock titles; Art Ball with two limited late model championships; John Mayes, the 1998 limited late champ; Mike Marteney, the 2001 limited late champion; and Chester Fitch, the 2004 limited late model champion.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 16 with East of Chicago Pizza/Strawberry Hill Farm Market Night with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and dirt trucks in action. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 8 p.m.

Attica Raceway Park (6-9-06)
Legendz Sports Bar & Grill Night

410 Super Sprints

Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 5R-Bryon Reed; 3. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 4. 3L-Mike Linder; 5. 7K-Butch Schroeder; 6. 15M-Jamie Martin; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 8. 60-Jody Keegan; 9. 2-Jac Neville

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. K-Andrew Palker; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 37Z-Brian Scott; 4. 48-Mike Burkin; 5. 29-Dean Jacobs; 6. 4N-Niel Shepard; 7. 12-Caleb Griffith; 8. 53-John Ivy; 9. 8S-Craig Mintz

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 78-Todd Kane; 2. 16-Lee Jacobs; 3. 11M-Brandon Martin; 4. 1R-Phil Gressman; 5. 45-Bryan Grove; 6. 10-David Harrison; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo; 9. 21-Rodney Morgan

B-main (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 4N-Niel Shepard; 3. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 4. 15M-Jamie Martin; 5. 8S-Craig Mintz; 6. 53-John Ivy; 7. 12-Caleb Griffith; 8. 60-Jody Keegan; 9. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 10. 10S-Roger Shammo; 11. 2-Jac Neville; 12.
21-Rodney Morgan

A-main Starting Position []
1. 37Z-Brian Scott[3]; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin[1]; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs[7]; 4.K-Andrew Palker[2]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[6]; 6. 29-Dean Jacobs[14]; 7.7K-Butch Schroeder[13]; 8. 10-David Harrison[16]; 9. 78-Todd Kane[4]; 10.4N-Niel Shepard[17]; 11. 5R-Bryon Reed[8]; 12. X-Mark Keegan[10]; 13.3L-Mike Linder[12]; 14. 1R-Phil Gressman[9]; 15. 8S-Craig Mintz[20]; 16.98-Bruce Robenalt[11]; 17. 48-Mike Burkin[5]; 18. 45-Bryan Grove[15]; 19.15M-Jamie Martin[19]; 20. 91-Aaron Middaugh[18]

Attica Raceway Park
305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 22D-Dan Hammond; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 15C-ChrisAndrews; 5. 9H-Josh Hill; 6. 21-Scott Kraylek; 7. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 8.25P-Mark Pridemore; 9. 3X-Greg Summit

Heat 2 – Advance Limo (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. O2-Kevin Lee; 2. 15-A.J. Sleek; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo; 4. 35-StuartBrubaker; 5. 71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 55-Brad Bowman; 7. 31-Chad Gullett; 8. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 11-Shawn Colvin; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver; 3. 55S-Benny Bowman; 4. 18-Jim Dunhum; 5. 14-Chad Wilson; 6. 5-Dustin Dinan; 7. 18C-Jason Crispen; 8. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 9. 34-Mark Whaley

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek; 3. 55-Brad Bowman; 4. 5-Dustin Dinan; 5. 31-Chad Gullett; 6. 3X-Greg Summit; 7. 18C-Jason Crispen; 8. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 11. 34-Mark Whaley

A-main Starting Position []
1. 15-A.J. Sleek[2]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[10]; 3. O2-Kevin Lee[8]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1]; 5. 49-Coty Runion[4]; 6. 48S-Andy Shammo[6]; 7. 22D-Dan Hammond[3]; 8. 11-Shawn Colvin[5]; 9. 18-Jim Dunhum[11]; 10. 15C-Chris Andrews[9]; 11. 55S-Benny Bowman[7]; 12. O1-Bryan Sebetto[16]; 13. 71-Bill Kraylek[14]; 14. 21-Scott Kraylek[17]; 15. 9H-Josh Hill[13]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12]; 17. 55-Brad Bowman[18]; 18. 5-Dustin Dinan[19]; 19. 14-Chad Wilson[15]; 20. 31-Chad Gullett[20]

Late Models
Heat 1 – Budweiser & Griffs Engines (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 15B-Mike Bores; 3. 27-Bill Hahn; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed; 5. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 6. 18-Jim Gingery; 7. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 8. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 9. 34-Kevin Miller

Heat 2 – Tin Lizzy Collision (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 101-Chester Fitch; 2. 48-John Bores; 3. 99-Steve Sabo; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 6. 23-Ben Elliott; 7. 9-Roger Inks; 8. 77C-Craig Corfman

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 98-Tim Sabo; 2. 92-Brandon Perkins; 3. 88-Matt Shipley; 4. 55-Chuck Hummer; 5. O1-Art Ball; 6. 29-Matt Potts; 7. 30-Nate Potts

B-main (Top 5 Transfer to the A-Main)
1. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 2. 18-Jim Gingery; 3. 23-Ben Elliott; 4. 9-Roger Inks; 5. 29-Matt Potts; 6. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 7. 77C-Craig Corfman; 8. 34-Kevin Miller

A-main Starting Position []
1. 27-Bill Hahn[8]; 2. 92-Brandon Perkins[3]; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[12]; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[10]; 5. 45-Mike Marteney[1]; 6. O2-Jeff Mccoy[14]; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[2]; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[9]; 9. 15B-Mike Bores[4]; 10. 5H-Ernie Haynes[16]; 11. 8K-Kevin Koerper[13]; 12. 48-John Bores[6]; 13. 55-Chuck Hummer[5]; 14. 99-Steve Sabo[7]; 15. 18-Jim Gingery[17]; 16. 23-Ben Elliott[18]; 17. O1-Art Ball[15]; 18. 29-Matt Potts[20]; 19. 9-Roger Inks[19]; 20. 88-Matt Shipley[11]

Dirt Trucks
Heat 1
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 34-Aaron Schatzinger; 3. 62-Dave Severs; 4. O7-Greg Harmon; 5. 52-Tim Schatzinger; 6. 22-Todd Keegan

Heat 2
1. O1-Art Ball; 2. 69-Mark Warnick; 3. 8-Steve Endicott; 4. 38-Paul Dymond; 5. P51-Willie Keegan; 6. 9-John Brookes; 7. 2R-Ron Kepling

Heat 3
1. 53-Dan Roepke; 2. 17-Bob Dible; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti; 4. 40-Bobby Davis; 5. 37-Eric Devanna; 6. 4X-Brian Sorg; 7. 7C-Codey Renfro
A-main Starting Position []
1. 53-Dan Roepke[4]; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[5]; 3. O1-Art Ball[1]; 4. 8-Steve Endicott[8]; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[15]; 6. 28-Shawn Valenti[12]; 7. 17-Bob Dible[11]; 8. 69-Mark Warnick[2]; 9. 4X-Brian Sorg[18]; 10. 34-Aaron Schatzinger[7]; 11. 2R-Ron Kepling[19]; 12. 62-Dave Severs[10]; 13. O7-Greg Harmon[9]; 14. 52-Tim Schatzinger[13]; 15. 7C-Codey Renfro[20]; 16. 9-John Brookes[17]; 17. 22-Todd Keegan[16]; 18. 38-Paul Dymond[3]; 19. 40-Bobby Davis[6]