6.2.06 Race Rained Out

By Brian Liskai:ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, June 2, 2006) – For the fourth straight Friday night, rains forced the cancellation of racing at Attica Raceway Park.

A shower just as the cars were warming their motors brought an end to Burns Electric Night activities.

There were 22 of the 410 sprints; 25 of the 305 sprints; 22 limited late models; and 20 of the dirt trucks signed into the pit area.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 9 on Legendz Sports Bar and Grill Night with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and the dirt trucks (this is an addition). All of the past track champions from all the divisions over the past 18 years will be honored.

Past champions in the 410 sprints include Mark Keegan (12 times); Byron Reed (2 times); Johnny Beaber (2 times); John Ivy (1); and Alvin Roepke (1).

Past champions in the 305 sprints include Mike Linder (3 times); Bryan Scott (2 times); Phil Gressman (2 times); Joe Keegan (1); Spike Schneider (1); Roger McClain (1); Scott Miller (1); Clay Keim (1); John Ivy (1); Jody Keegan (1); Troy Vaccaro (1); Caleb Griffith (1); Brian Smith (1); and Jamie Miller (1).

Past champions in the street stocks/limited late models include Larry Kingseed (4); Butch Schroeder (3); Wayne Maffett Sr. (3); Wayne Maffett Jr. (2); Art Ball (2); Dennis Filliater (1); John Mayes (1); Mike Marteney (1); and Chester Fitch (1).

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 8 p.m. For more information call 419-426-8911 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Big Purse for big show at Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Tuesday, May 23, 2006) – When royalty comes to town, you had better roll out the red carpet, or in racing’s case, the green cash!

Such is the case when “The King,” Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Tim Kaeding and the rest of the stars of the National Sprint Tour visit Attica Raceway Park Friday, May 26. Thanks to sponsor Kistler Engines of Fremont, the feature event will pay $10,000 to win!

The NST visit also presents a great opportunity for the Attica “regulators” to earn some cash. The total purse for the night’s racing is over $53,000!

“The feature will pay $800 to start, with 10th finishing position paying $2,000 and 15th paying $1,000,” said ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune. “The total A-main purse is $49,400.”

The first non-transfer position in the B-main will pay $400, while the B-main pays $150 to start.

There are still reserved seats remaining – the top 10 rows are all reserved seats – for $30 ($32 if using Visa or MasterCard). Call the track office at 419-426-8911 for more information.

The fans will also play an important part of the program. Children’s ticket numbers will be pulled, with the winners drawing the pill for the starting position of the drivers in the two dashes which determine the starting line-up for the A-main. The lucky fan who draws the starting spot of the dash winners will get to visit the driver later on and gets that driver’s t-shirt.

There will also be an autograph session with NST drivers between 5-6 p.m.

The pits will open at ARP Friday at 3:30 p.m. with spectator gates opening 4:30 p.m.

5.19.06 Race Rained Out

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, May 19, 2006) – For the second week in a row, racing action at Attica Raceway Park has been cancelled due to rain.

Rains have continued to fall throughout Friday morning, and combined with all the rain from this past week and cool temperatures, the grounds are too soft and muddy for racing, said ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune.

“The forecast is for cool temperatures and overcast skies with continued showers throughout the early afternoon,” added LeJeune.

Racing is slated to continue Friday, May 26, at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue with the invasion of Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Tim Kaeding, Paul McMahan, Jason Meyers, Brian Paulus, Tim Shaffer, Jason Sides, Jason Solwold, Shane Stewart and the rest of the National Sprint Tour. Presented by Kistler Engines, the night’s racing includes the limited late models.

Reserved seats are still available by calling 419-426-8911 (major credit cards accepted).

Rain Forces Cancellation Of 5.12.06 World of Outlaw Race

ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, May 12, 2006) – A constant rain through Thursday night and most of Friday has forced the cancellation of the World of Outlaws sprint car race at Attica Raceway Park for Friday, May 12.

“The rain is expected to continue throughout the day Friday and into Friday evening with temperatures reaching only 50 degrees. The decision was made to cancel races early enough to keep the race teams and fans from having to travel, with gas prices nearing $3 a gallon,” said Attica Operations Manager Rex LeJeune.

ARP and the World of Outlaws are working on a possible make-up date for the Kistler Engines sponsored event. LeJeune said an announcement will come in the near future.

Fans that purchased reserved seats are entitled to a full refund or a possible exchange for the two National Sprint Tour shows at ARP scheduled for May 26 and July 21. For more information call 419-680-5606 or log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

“Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue will be back in action Friday, May 19, for Strawberry Hill Farm Market Night featuring the 410 winged sprints, 305 winged sprints, limited late models, and for the first of six times in 2006, the Coors Light Dirt Trucks.

“We will have a point fund for the dirt truck races at Attica this year,” said LeJeune.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to start at 8 p.m.

5.5.06 Results

Wilson roars through the pack for Attica win; Weaver, Andrews, Kingseed score victories

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, May 5, 2006) – When Greg Wilson came to draw the pill for his heat race starting spot Friday at Attica Raceway Park, he displayed all the confidence of a racer expecting to walk away with the night’s feature victory.

A poor starting spot in the 30-lap A-main was of little consequence to the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver. He roared through the pack from his 13th starting spot, and took the lead from Byron Reed with a great pass off turn four with just four laps remaining and went on to the victory, his second of the season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue on Pepsi/Scouts Night.

“We have been very fast here. I knew I could get to the front if I was patient. I knew on that last restart I was better than Byron in three and four,” said Wilson, who now has 13 career victories at Attica, tying him for sixth on the all-time win list with Frankie Kerr. “Our teammate won at Lima tonight, so this is a good night for our owner, Veryl Warnimont and our
sponsors All Star Plumbing and Heating. My hat’s off to the crew who puts in all the hours in the shop all week.”

It was a busy night for the 305 sprints as they had a make-up feature from the rained out April 21 Underground Utilities Night in addition to the full program on Pepsi Night. Paul Weaver charged into the lead on lap 13 and went on to claim the make-up feature. Weaver and Chris Andrews would pass and repass each other on the last lap of the regular feature before Andrews would record his second win in as many weeks.

“We just kept the car on the bottom and tried to stay smooth,” exclaimed Weaver in victory lane for the third time this season at Attica.

Weaver thanked his sponsors, M&L Excavating, Level Performance and Weaver Konce Construction. He now has 17 career ARP victories, putting him in fourth on the all-time win list.

For Andrews, the 2006 season has been all about confidence.

“We came into the year with a change in attitude. We had new equipment and a new confidence,” Andrews said beside his Goofy Golf, Adkins Sanitation sponsored #15c. “I love racing Paul Weaver…he’s very tough, but you know he’ll race you clean. I hate that I made contact with him coming down for the checkered, but it was for the win! When Paul went around me after we took the white flag, I knew if I didn’t over react, I would get another shot at him in three and four.”

Larry Kingseed was able to take advantage of Mike Marteney’s misfortune to claim his third win of the season in the limited late model feature. It was Kingseed’s 19th career ARP win, putting him in fifth on the all-time win list.

“I was bidding my time with Mike…he was fast and I knew I had my work cut out for me. Then I saw he broke something on the front suspension and I knew I had the win wrapped up. We are on a roll now and I’m going to do my best to keep it going,” said Kingseed beside his John M. Allen Co., A&S Graphics sponsored stock car.

In the 410 feature, Todd Heller jumped into the early lead only to see margins disappear with a yellow on lap six. Wilson had worked his way up to 7th. Reed dove under Heller to take the lead a lap after the green flew. The caution would fly on lap 12 with the running order Reed, David Harrison, Brandon Martin, Heller, Wilson and last week’s winner Brock Mayes, up from his 17th starting spot.

The yellow would again fly at the halfway mark with Reed now leading over Martin, Harrison, whose front wing was smashed onto the car’s hood, Wilson, Heller, Mayes, Phil Gressman and Bryan Scott. Wilson would dispose of Harrison a lap lader to move into third, bringing Mayes into the fourth. On lap 23, Wilson moved into second and began pressuring Reed.

The race would grind to a halt on lap 25 when Scott took a nasty flip off of turn two. He was taken to the hospital for a check-up, but exited his damaged car under his own power. On the restart, Wilson would make his winning move exiting turn four.

“I’m ready for the World of Outlaws…I’m excited and a bit nervous,” exclaimed Wilson about the national touring group’s visit to ARP on Friday, May 12.

It looked like Weaver would make it a clean-sweep at ARP. After winning the make-up feature in convincing fashion, he started on the pole of the regular A-main. But, at the drop of the green, it was Brad Bowman who took the top spot from the outside row, with Andrews getting around Weaver for second. However, Bowman would slide off the high side of turn three on lap 13, handing the lead to Andrews. By lap 23, Weaver was on Andrews’ tail as they hit lapped traffic. Enter Bryan Sebetto who moved in on the two top runners in traffic to challenge. with two laps to go, Andrews, Weaver and Sebetto were nearly three wide for the lead. As the leaders took the white flag, Weaver used a lapped machine as a pick and executed a slide job on Andrews in turns one and two for the lead. But, Andrews raced to his inside exiting turn two and they were neck and neck down the backstretch. This time it was Andrews who executed the slide job in three and four and after a slight bump with Weaver, went on to the win.

After Marteney dropped out on lap 16 with mechanical woes, Kingseed held off a late race challenge from Mike Bores to claim the limited late model feature win.

The World of Outlaw Sprints come to Attica Friday, May 12 on Kistler Engines Night. There are still great reserved seating available. Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com for information.

Attica Raceway Park
410 Super Sprints
Linder’s Speed Equipment Heats:
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 1R-Phil Gressman; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 5R-Bryon Reed; 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo; 6. 97S-Aaron Shaffer; 7. 16-Lee Jacobs (flip); 8. 4-Danny Smith(flip)

Heat 2 – Ramsey Trucking (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 7B-Jamie Miller; 2. 2G-Caleb Griffith; 3. K-Andrew Palker; 4. 8S-Craig Mintz; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes; 6. O-Ben Rutan; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 8. 75-Mike Hogan

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 60-Jody Keegan; 3. 14H-Todd Heller; 4. 3L-Mike Linder; 5. 48-Mike Burkin; 6. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 7. 21-Rodney Morgan

Heat 4 – Pepsi (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 11M-Brandon Martin; 2. 12M-James Mosher; 3. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 4. 4N-Niel Shepherd; 5. 78-Todd Kane; 6. 48B-Bill Shaw; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister

B-main (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 11B-Brock Mayes; 2. 78-Todd Kane; 3. 10S-Roger Shammo; 4. O-Ben Rutan; 5. 4-Danny Smith; 6. 97S-Aaron Shaffer; 7. 16-Lee Jacobs; 8. 48-Mike Burkin; 9. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 10. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 11. 48B-Bill Shaw; 12. 11N-Ed Neumeister

A-main 30 Laps Starting Position []
1. W20-Greg Wilson[13]; 2. 5R-Bryon Reed[4]; 3. 11M-Brandon Martin[5]; 4. 1R-Phil Gressman[8]; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes[17]; 6. 3L-Mike Linder[15]; 7. 10-David Harrison[2]; 8. 78-Todd Kane[18]; 9. X-Mark Keegan[9]; 10. 4N-Niel Shepherd[16]; 11. 2G-Caleb Griffith[7]; 12. 7B-Jamie Miller[6]; 13. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[3]; 15. O-Ben Rutan[20]; 16. 8S-Craig Mintz[14]; 17. 10S-Roger Shammo[19]; 18. K-Andrew Palker[10]; 19. 37Z-Bryan Scott[11]; 20. 12M-James Mosher[12]

305 Sprints Make-up Feature from 4-21-06
A-main Starting Position []
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[9]; 2. 15-A.J. Sleek[3]; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo[11]; 4. 18-Jim Dunhum[2]; 5. 5-Dusin Dinan[8]; 6. 15C-Chris Andrews[16]; 7. O1-Bryan Sebetto[12]; 8. O2-Kevin Lee[1]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 11. 49-Coty Runion[20]; 12. 33-Jed Prater[18]; 13. 11-Shawn Colvin[14]; 14. 34-Mark Whaley[4]; 15. 66L-Ryan Lowe[6]; 16. 27-Jeremy Durst[7]; 17. 4M-Jamie Miller[15]; 18. 71-Bill Kraylek[17]; 19. 70-Aaron Scheid[13]; 20. 21-Scott Kraylek[19]

305 Sprints
Heat 1 – Budweiser (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 55S-Benny Bowman; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4. 34-Mark Whaley; 5. 29-Chris Lang; 6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 71-Bill Kraylek; 8. 15H-Mitchell Harble

Heat 2 – R & R Auto Wrecking (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 27-Jeremy Durst; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 5. 65-Mark Lang; 6. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 22D-Dan Hammond

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 18-Jim Dunhum; 2. O2-Kevin Lee; 3. 55B-Brad Bowman; 4. 33-Jed Prater; 5. OO-Jay Kiser; 6. 21-Scott Kraylek

Heat 4 – Griffs Engines (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 15-A.J. Sleek; 2. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 5. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 6. 70-Aaron Scheid; 7. 5-Dustin Dinan

B-Main (Top 4 transfer to the A-Main)
1. 71-Bill Kraylek; 2. 65-Mark Lang; 3. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 4. 11-Shawn Colvin; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 9. 29-Chris Lang; 10. OO-Jay Kiser; 11. 21-Scott Kraylek

A-main 25-laps Starting Position []
1. 15C-Chris Andrews[3]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]; 3. O1-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 4. 55B-Brad Bowman[2]; 5. 48S-Andy Shammo[9]; 6. 18-Jim Dunhum[4]; 7. O2-Kevin Lee[8]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 9. 27-Jeremy Durst[11]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]; 11. 71-Bill Kraylek[17]; 12. 49-Coty Runion[12]; 13. 55S-Benny Bowman[10]; 14. 33-Jed Prater[15]; 15. 67M-Matt Ferrell[14]; 16. 11-Shawn Colvin[20]; 17. 34-Mark Whaley[13]; 18. 7-Brad Haudenschild[19]; 19. 65-Mark Lang[18]; 20. 15-A.J. Sleek[6]

Limited Late Models
Heat 1 – Budweiser/Griff’s Engines
1. 99-Steve Sabo; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 12M-Mike Stiltner; 5. 55-Chuck Hummer; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. O14-Paul Brown Jr.

Heat 2 – Tin Lizzy Collision
1. 92-Brandon Perkins; 2. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 3. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. 97-Andy Fike; 6. 29-Matt Potts; 7. 8K-Kevin Koerper

Heat 3 – Bell Helmets
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 98-Tim Sabo; 3. 15B-Mike Bores; 4. 27-Ken Hahn; 5. O1-Art Ball; 6. 23-Ben Elliott
A-main 20-laps Starting Position []
1. 21-Larry Kingseed[2]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[1]; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[8]; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[11]; 5. O2-Jeff Mccoy[10]; 6. 99-Steve Sabo[6]; 7. 48-John Bores[4]; 8. 101-Chester Fitch[21]; 9. O1-Art Ball[15]; 10. 8K-Kevin Koerper[20]; 11. 97-Andy Fike[14]; 12. 45-Mike Marteney[5]; 13. O14-Paul Brown Jr.[19]; 14. 12-Michael Stiltner[16]; 15. 92-Brandon Perkins[9]; 16. 29-Matt Potts[17]; 17. 98-Tim Sabo[7]; 18. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[12]; 19. 23-Ben Elliott[18];