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Saturday, July 6, 2019
ATTICA, Ohio – When race fans head to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 16 for the 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics, many will don a t-shirt featuring the former sprint car driver. That shirt came about thanks to the work and artistry of R&R Enterprises which has signed on to be the title sponsor of all heat race action at the Brad Doty Classic in 2019.
“R and R has done the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics shirts and my own personal race t-shirts for several years. I’m so very appreciative for not only the great products they have provided but for them to step up and become a sponsor involved with the event is fantastic,” said Doty, co-promoter of the race.
“We have always been extremely fond of Brad and everything he’s done for racing as he’s a huge proponent for the sport. His Brad Doty Classic is always such a great event, and when we heard there was a chance to be a part of it, we were eager to get involved. R&R strives to be a leader in Motorsports apparel with a focus on innovative art and quality printing. So, it just made sense to be a part of such a popular event,” said a spokesman for R&R.
R&R Enterprises is an apparel and die cast company based in Valley Park, MO. The company currently operates a state-of-the-art facility and employs over 25 people. R&R began in 1995 as Awesome Collectibles, an 800 square foot die cast store. After a few years, the company became a distributor for Action Performance before venturing into t-shirt printing and embroidery in 2009.
From Die casts to mouse pads, R&R offers a wide array of merchandise that can be customized such as silk screened t-shirts, custom embroidery, die cast sprint cars and midgets, koozies, mugs, posters and more.
If art work is required, a team of artists at R&R ensure that imagery and text accurately capture the message the client is looking to convey. One approved production begins utilizing high quality materials.
For more information on R&R Enterprises go to www.r-rracewear.com
The 31st Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics will hit the track at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 16 featuring the best sprint car drivers in the world. The 2018 Brad Doty Classic had 50 drivers compete for the $10,000 top prize with 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz inheriting the lead at the mid-point of the race when Brent Marks suffered a flat tire and driving to his fourth BDC win.
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Friday, July 5, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, OH. – Byron Reed hasn’t raced a lot in 2019 but the veteran sprint car driver still knows his way around Attica Raceway Park. Reed, an eight time track champion, held off a charging Hunter Schuerenberg to score his second 410 sprint car win of the year Friday on Sutton Bank/Craig Miller Trucking/Burns Electric Night.
The victory was the 41st of Reed’s career at Attica, as he inches closer to the Callie’s Performance Product 410 Sprint Car division’s all-time feature win top spot held by Mark Keegan who has 56 checkers.
A solid third place finish for Cap Henry puts him closer to Buddy Kofoid in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group standings.
In an exciting Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown took the lead with just four laps to go after a spirited battle with Matt Irey and Ryan Missler and went on to earn his third victory of the season at Attica. The 25-lap green to checker feature took just seven minutes to complete. Drown’s victory is the 27th of his career at the track as he sits atop the division all-time win list.
A week ago former Fremont Fence 305 Sprint track champion Jamie Miller was struggling after having a phenomenal year in 2018. The team took the car to a Tony Beaber’s chassis repair shop and Miller went on to score the win last Saturday at Fremont Speedway. The competition better take note, as Miller is again on a hot streak as he dominated the non-stop feature at Attica Friday, lapping up to 10th place and winning by 7.5 seconds. Miller now has 20 career victories at Attica Raceway Park, placing him fifth on the division’s all-time win list.
The win puts Miller back in the thick of things in the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales points battle for the 305 sprints.
For Reed, it was only his fifth race of the season at Attica and while the final finish shows he led all 30 laps of the 410 sprint feature, He withstood early challenges from Buddy Kofoid and the last six laps from a surging Schuerenberg for the victory.
“I’m not usually a top groove type guy for a long period of time like that. But watching the B-main I felt like that’s where you had to be. Every year you get a little bit older and you think ‘can I still do this.’ Young guys come in and they’re really fast…confidence means a lot and mine hasn’t been real good lately. This is one of my more satisfying wins. I want to thank Paul Kistler of Kistler Engines and Crown Battery and I had a new shock on from Doug Berryman…I felt like that might have made a difference in trying to run the top. Also, I know Rick Susong passed away recently…I’ve known the guy for 30 years so it’s sad to hear that,” said Reed.
The late model feature saw Ryan Missler lead the first 14 laps before a lapped car held him up and Matt Irey took the point for six laps until 11th starter Drown, working the bottom groove, took over the final four laps.
“It was a dog fight. That was a pumped up race. Normally I don’t go to the bottom but this car was just digging. The guys talked me into it. Tonight we had a really fast hot rod and I could go any where. Running up top early in the race showed me you had to peddle the car. I hink that’s where a lot of guys were gassing it up too much and just spinning a little bit so I was just trying to peddle the car and really it hooked up. But a great job by the track crew tonight,” said Drown beside his 89 Homes/Ely Road Reel/ABR Farms/Wooster Glass/Kar Konnection/Hoosier Racing Tires/Black Diamond Chassis/AccuForce backed machine.Miller jumped into the lead from the drop of the green in the 305 A-main and never looked back. In fact, at one time his lead was over nine seconds or nearly three-quarters of a lap ahead of the competition.
“The car is really working good…I was pretty hooked up. I have to thank Tony Beaber for the chassis fix and everyone who worked on this thing tonight. It’s back to it’s old self so I hope to be on the horse track a lot more,” said Miller beside his Sonic Hauling/Pen Monster.com/Brad’s Barbecue/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff’s Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Battery/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo/Phil Rister Racing backed #26.
Reed and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but a multi-car incident involving Jess Stiger, Ryan Broughton and Travis Philo necessitated another attempt. On the second try, Caleb Griffith stopped in turn two and last week’s winner Chris Andrews spun in turn three. On the third try Reed bolted into the lead over Kofoid, Cap Henry, Nate Dussel, DJ Foos and Hunter Schuerenberg.
Kofoid stayed glued to Reed’s rear bumper while Henry ran comfortably in third with a great battle for fourth involving Dussel, Foos and Schuerenberg. Kofoid was battling with Reed for the lead on lap nine, when he spun off of turn four, handing second to Henry. On the restart Danny Mumaw and Brock Martin tangled but when the green flew again the race would go to it’s conclusion without another stoppage.
Reed pulled away on the restart with Henry working to stay within striking distance while Foos and Schuerenberg battled for third with the later taking the spot on lap 12. At the half way point Reed held a commanding lead over Henry, Schuerenberg, Foos and Dussel. With 10 laps to go all eyes were on Schuerenberg who found the top side of the track to his liking as he took second on lap 24 and closed quickly on Reed who was into heavy lapped traffic.
Reed made the move of the race with three laps to go, splitting two lapped cars as Schuerenberg was right on his bumper. Reed was able to hit his marks perfectly the final three laps and took the close win over Schuerenberg, Henry, Foos and Dussel.
Matt Irey and Ryan Missler brought the field to green for the non-stop late model feature that took only seven minutes to complete the 25 laps. Missler grabbed the early lead over Irey with Anthony Kinkade, Kent Brewer and Casey Noonan in pursuit. Missler steadily pulled away from Irey but a costly bobble on the cushion in turn two on lap five allowed Irey to pull even with the leader. Meanwhile 11th starter Drown had worked his way to sixth .
Missler worked his way into lapped traffic by the 11th circuit with Irey fending off challenges from Devin Shiels for second with Drown moving into fourth. With 10 laps to go Irey drove around Missler who made contact with a lapped car while Shiels and Drown continued fighting for third. With six laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead involving Irey, Drown and Missler. Drown took a narrow lead on lap 21 with Irey and Missler driving to his outside.
Drown pulled away slightly the final three laps to edge out Irey, Missler and Shiels as top four could be covered by a blanket coming to the checkers. Last week’s winner Ryan Markham rounded out the top five
The 25 lap 305 feature was essentially over at the drop of the green flag as it too went green to checkers in seven minutes. But, while Miller was pulling away from the field, a tremendous battle ensued the entire 25 laps for second with Jimmy McGrath Jr. holding on for the first 14 laps before surrendering it to Paul Weaver. Bobby Clark took third from McGrath on lap 18 and closed on Weaver.
Miller got hung up trying to lap the 10th place car and his lead at the checkers dropped from nearly 10 seconds to 7.5. Weaver, Clark, McGrath and Steve Rando rounded out the top five.
Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 12for Croghan Colonial Bank/Smith Family Foods Night featuring the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.