Purses For 2006 Season Announced

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (March 2, 2006) – The racing action in Northwest Ohio is second to none in the United States. And the purse at Attica Raceway Park for 2006 will reflect that high caliber of competition.

“We are very encouraged by the support we’ve received from the many sponsors who have signed on as business partners in 2006,” said ARP Director of Operations, Rex LeJeune.

Just two months since new ARP Promoter John Bores and the team he has put together to run “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant began work, 19 out of the 24 scheduled nights of racing have sponsorship backing.

“With this support and continued great support from the fans, Attica is anticipating one of the most exciting racing seasons in the 19 year history of the track,” said LeJeune.

“Between Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, race teams and fans have a great opportunity to enjoy an entertaining and exciting weekend of action,” added Bores, noting the two tracks are within 40 miles of each other.

Mix together that great fan support, the backing from the business community and some of most entertaining weekly racing in the country, and you have a recipe for fun and excitement!

LeJeune said the weekly purse at Attica Raceway Park will pay the winner of the 410 sprint feature $2,500, with the A-main paying $250 to start. The highly competitive 305 sprint division will pay $500 to win the A-main, with $120 to start. The battling limited late models will compete for $500 to win each week and $75 to start the A-main. The three division weekly payoff totals $20,925. And, when the Dirt Trucks make it a four division program they will race for $300 to win and $60 to start the A Main, taking the total night’s purse to over $23,000.

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Opening night is scheduled for Friday, March 31 with a raindate for Saturday, April 1. Opening night is sponsored by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service/Kevin Dick Certified Financial Planner.

Skyboxes Still Available For 2006 Season

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2006) – Attica Raceway Park – “Ohio’s Finest Racing” – is offering fans a chance to take advantage of season tickets, enjoying the racing in the best seats in the house. The skyboxes, located at the top of the main grandstands, have some limited seating available.

Fans will be able to see some of the best weekly racing anywhere in the United States, along with the opportunity to guarantee your seat for the World of Outlaws, the National Sprint Tour and the All Star Circuit of Champion sprints.

There are two packages being offered. A general admission ticket for each of the 24 races of the season valued at $450, is available for $350 per seat. Pit area access (which includes your seat in the skybox during the races), valued at $650 per seat is available for $500. If a group of fans would like to purchase a complete skybox – a set of six seats together – a better rate is also available.
To purchase a skybox seat, contact ARP Operations Manager Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606.

Biggest Names In Sprint Car Racing To Appear In 2006

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Feb. 17, 2006) – Attica Raceway Park will be the place to be for race fans on Friday nights in 2006. The schedule has 24 race nights, including events that will bring in the biggest names in sprint car racing, along with special events for the popular 305 sprints and limited late models.

“Our goal was to get race fans excited about coming to the track on Friday nights….something that will have them looking forward to the weekend,” said new ARP promoter John Bores. “This schedule is aggressive and gives fans a variety of entertaining events.”

ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune agreed.

“Thanks to the many area businesses stepping up to become marketing partners with us, we were able to put together a schedule that will be one of the most exciting, entertaining and competitive in the Midwest,” LeJeune said.

The 2006 season at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue begins Friday, March 31, with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates (raindate of Saturday, April 1). All three divisions are back in action Friday, April 7, followed by the traditional Coors Light Spring Nationals featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday (limited lates also) and Saturday (305 sprints), April 14 and 15.

Underground Utilities sponsors the racing action on Friday, April 21, with all three divisions on the card, with the limited lates running for $1,000 to win.

Bazel Oil night on Friday, April 28, features the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and the American Late Model Series (ALMS). Pepsi Night follows on May 5, honoring the local Scouts, with all three divisions racing.

Kistler Engines presents the World of Outlaws on Friday, May 12, as four-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell, Jac Haudenschild and others battle the tough Attica regulars like Byron Reed, Mike Linder, Brandon Martin and more. The limited lates will also be in competition.

The races on May 19 are sponsored by Strawberry Hill/South Ridge Shell with the regular three divisions in action, along with the first of six appearances of the dirt trucks.

Kistler Engines will present the National Sprint Tour on Friday, May 26, as Steve “The King” Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahon, Jason Meyers, Jason Sides, Lucas Wolfe, Tim Shaffer and others come to do battle on the third mile high banked dirt track. The limited lates are also in competition.

Long-time ARP supporter Burns Electric sponsors the racing on Friday, June 2, with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited lates and dirt trucks in action.

Attica Raceway Park will pay tribute to all track champions over the past 18 years on Friday, June 9, as Legendz Sports Bar & Grill sponsors racing action with all three regular divisions on the card, along with the vintage race cars.

Another long-time ARP backer, East of Chicago Pizza, will sponsor the action on Friday, June 16, with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates racing. Quality Welding will sponsor the Friday, June 23 racing which features the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and the ALMS late models, with the excitement continuing just two days later, as Attica kicks off the All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Sunday, June 25 (limited lates on the card).

Racing resumes Friday, July 7, as Smith Family Frosted Foods – in association with Hampton Inn of Tiffin, Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, Carmella’s Italian Ristorante, and Surf’n Turf Specialties – celebrates “Christmas in July,” with all three regular divisions in action, along with the dirt trucks. Fans are encouraged to dress for the occasion.

UUI again sponsors racing on Friday, July 14, with all three divisions in action ($1,000 to win for the limited lates).

The Short Track Shootout weekend kicks off Friday, July 21. at Attica, as the National Sprint Tour comes back to town (limited lates on the card). The NST travels down the road to Fremont the next night.

Budweiser Night – Friday, July 28 – features the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates, followed on Friday, Aug. 4, with the 305 Engine Builders Challenge (Griff’s Engines, Level Performance, Gressman Powersports, O’Flaherty Engines and Hampshire Racing Engines) for the 410 and 305 sprints, limited lates and the dirt trucks.

There will be no racing on Friday, Aug. 11 for the Attica Independent Fair.

The Second Annual Attica Summer Nationals will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19. Friday night’s action has the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and ALMS late models on the card, while Saturday’s card has the Kear’s Speedshop Open Wheel Onslaught with the 410 sprints, 360 sprints and 305 sprints.

The Baumann Auto Group – supplier of the 2006 ARP Pace Truck – will sponsor Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Aug. 26, with the dirt trucks joining the regular divisions of 410 sprints, 305 sprints and limited lates.

Season Championship Night – final race of 2006 at ARP – will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, with the 410 and 305 sprints, limited lates and dirt trucks in action.

For more information log onto www.atticaracewaypark.com

Rules Modifications For Limited Late Models Announced

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2006) – The exciting and competitive limited late model division at Attica Raceway Park will undergo a few rule changes in 2006. Limited late model rules for 2006 will apply under UMP guidelines with the following exceptions:

-Aluminum motors will be allowed, but cars utilizing them must add 150 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Weight must be completely located in front of the center line of the front shocks.

-Aluminum heads will be allowed, but cars utilizing them must add 50 pounds of weight to the front of the car. Weight must be completely located in front of the center line of the front shocks.

-All weights must be properly secured.

-The limited late models will not have a tire rule or a weight rule.

“We believe this will make it easier for our regular competitors to find affordable parts and to be able to compete at other tracks with the regular late model divisions during other nights of the weekend. It might also give late model drivers a chance to compete at Attica on Fridays,” said Attica Promoter John Bores, himself a limited late model driver.

All rules and specifications in all weekly divisions are subject to change at Attica Raceway Park’s discretion.
For more information, contact ARP Director of Operations Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606.

Exciting Marketing Opportunities at Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai: ATTICA, Ohio (Jan. 26, 2006) – With the country’s top sanctioning bodies and some of the best weekly Friday night racing you will find anywhere, Attica Raceway Park presents many exciting marketing opportunities for area businesses. We now live in a new age of marketing digitally, such as SEO, Google, and now even email marketing (here’s a Guide to Email Marketing), and so perhaps these marketing opportunities will be done online. However, unfortunately, local businesses might find marketing a little difficult in this new age of marketing, SEO and Google. Some businesses find that using marketing analytics companies could be great for reaching old and new customers. These companies use sales and marketing funnels in order to discover more about their customer base and map their experiences. These marketing and sales tools – such as this free sales funnel template – coupled with marketing data analysis could shed light on and help businesses reach their customers.

According to ARP Operations Director Rex LeJeune, there are many forms of sponsorship available for the 2006 season. The action-packed 24 race schedule will provide valuable exposure for area businesses to the
thousands of race fans that come each week to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant.

“Race fans are the most loyal customers around. They buy and use the goods and products they see supporting the sport they love,” said LeJeune.

ARP Promoter John Bores is offering 4-foot by 8-foot billboards to be displayed in front of the race fans all season. Race night sponsorships for companies also offer many benefits. This could be useful alongside hiring someone for Leisure and Destination Marketing Agency: Promote your Leisure Business if you’re in the area. And, the ultimate sponsorship bargain is a skybox of your very own for each event. The skyboxes are available in two packages featuring six or eight seats with a choice of general admission passes or pit pass access pricing.
To learn how you can team up with Attica Raceway Park and the exciting marketing possibilities available, contact LeJeune at 419-426-8911 or 419-680-5606