Larson dominates World of Outlaw event at Attica; Sebetto returns to 305 victory lane


Friday, May 20, 2022

By Brian Liskai


ATTICA, Ohio – Kyle Larson put on a driving clinic at Attica Raceway Park Friday, May 20 for the Kistler Engines Classic. The Elk Grove, California native and defending NASCAR champion, changed his restart tactics after every yellow flag and dominated the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature for the $10,000 payday.

The victory was the fourth career win at Attica for Larson, his 25th World of Outlaws win and second series win of 2022.

“I let one slip away earlier this week so it’s great to rebound with this win. Paul Silva has this car running so good. I was nervous with Carson (Macedo) starting along side of me so I tried to change it up on every restart. I love racing in Ohio and Attica…these fans are amazing,” said Larson beside his Finley Farms/Tarlton & Son/Folkens Bros. Trucking/FloRacing/JVI Group backed #57.

Macedo challenged Larson on every restart but after a couple of laps Larson was always able to pull away. The second place finish for the Lemoore, California racer was even more special as his crew chief, Phil Dietz and his wife Brooke were home with their new born baby.

“My guys stepped up tonight. We were able to communicate with Phillip who is enjoying being a new dad so it really was a total team effort. Kyle is just so good and his timing on the restarts…he did something different each time and after a lap or two I just couldn’t stay with him,” said Macedo of his Albaugh Your Alternative/MVT/Tarlton & Son/Saich Family/Liquid Trucking backed #41.

For Australian James McFadden, the third place finish after a wild race-long battle with Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet, was a huge step in the right direction for his Roth Motorsports team.

“It felt like we went from ninth to fifth back to ninth back to third every lap. It’s been a rough couple of weeks and it feels good for the team to get a podium finish. The longer we raced the better I got tonight,” said McFadden beside his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation backed #83.

Fremont, Ohio’s Bryan Sebetto was out of racing for nearly four years. Then he went to a local race and the bug bit him again. He teamed up with long-time friends to put a 305 sprint car together and it paid off as he led all 25 laps for a $1,000 payday. It was Sebetto’s 13th career win in the 305 sprints at Attica.

“I stayed away from racing because I knew if I went I’d want to get back in. Sure enough, we went to the Jim Ford Classic last year and I told my wife I wanted to race and she said go for it. Kevin, Seth and all the guys have been such a huge help and I finally got to team up with Guy Myers as crew chief,” said Sebetto beside his Precision Overwatch, Depot Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, KH Suspension, CA Kustoms backed #01.

Logan Schuchart and Larson brought the field to green for the 40-lap World of Outlaws feature with Larson rocketing out to the lead over Schuchart, Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Spencer Bayston and David Gravel. Larson quickly displayed his dominance, pulling away to an over two second lead in just four laps. But, the battle behind him was entertaining involving Schuchart, Macedo, Haudenschild and Gravel. Macedo and Schuchart traded the runner-up spot lap after lap.

Larson found the back of the pack by lap eight while Schuchart and Macedo continued to battle hard for second with Haudenschild and Gravel doing likewise for fourth. Gravel’s night took a turn for the worse on lap 11 as his mount suffered a flat right rear tire. On the double file restart Macedo dove to Larson’s inside but could not complete the pass and “Young Money” drove away from the field.

Heavy lapped traffic came into play at the half way point with Larson leading Macedo, Haudenschild, Schuchart, Sweet and Buddy Kofoid. A caution on lap 21 for Spencer Bayston gave Macedo another opportunity at Larson but Larson was just too strong. There were two drivers on the move though, 18th starter Craig Mintz and 19th starter Jacob Allen who had worked their way into the top 10.

Another caution on lap 25 gave Macedo another opportunity but Larson was just too strong as he drove away as Sweet moved into third. A caution for Ian Madsen on lap 29 saw the running order Larson, Macedo, Haudenschild, Sweet, McFadden, Mintz and Allen. The final caution flew on lap 31 but once again Larson got a terrific restart and drove away to the win with Macedo second and a wild battle the last five laps for third went to McFadden over Haudenschild and Sweet.

Sebetto grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 305 A-main but last week’s winner Matt Foos stayed close with Bryce Lucius, Kasey Jedrzejek and Paul Weaver battling hard for third. Following a lap four caution, Sebetto got an excellent restart while Foos had to contend with Jedrzejek and Weaver. A caution on lap nine gave Foos another shot but Sebetto maintained the lead.

By lap 10 Sebetto held only a two car length advantage but Foos had his hands full with Weaver and Jamie Miller. Over the next 10 laps Sebetto maintained a slight advantage as Foos and Weaver traded the runner-up spot lap after lap. A caution with six laps to go gave Foos and Weaver a shot at Sebetto but he was too strong and drove to the win over Foos, Weaver, Miller and Jedrzejek.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 27 on True Alpha Wealthy Management/Steinle Chevrolet-Buick Night.. It’s mid-season championship with double points on the line for the 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), UMP late models ($2,000 to win) and the 305 sprints ($1,000 to win) in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

About Kistler Engines

Kistler Engines, located just outside of Fremont, Ohio, was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. Kistlers pride themselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. & 305 c.i.), as well as, late models and midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on engine rebuilds.

Kistlers uses state-of-the art equipment, the highest standard quality parts and invests in constant research and development. Kistler Engines is setting the standard in the ultra competitive field of dirt track racing today. Customers powered by Kistler engines have set numerous quick times, track records. They have also won on the local level as well as on national traveling series such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC.

In addition to complete engine building and machining service, Kistler Engines also stocks a wide variety of “hard core” engine parts. Stop by the shop, call or visit our online store to see what Kistler Engines can do for you.

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Gill Construction, CK Mechanical continue support of Brad Doty Classic

ATTICA, Ohio – Ray Brooks of  Ken Gill Construction started a sprint car team in 2021 and when it came time to put a number on his sprint cars, Brooks chose the number “18” in honor of Brad Doty. Brooks and Gill Construction are once again honoring Doty as the title sponsor of all heat races for the 34th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12 for the Brad Doty Classic.

Gill Construction was the title sponsor for the Last Chance Showdown for the Brad Doty Classic in 2021. Brooks’ other business – CK Mechanical llc – will be the presenting sponsor of the Last Chance Showdown in 2022 with Gill Construction moving to be the heat race sponsor.

 “Ray Brooks has been involved in racing as a car and team sponsor for several years before becoming the car owner of the 18 car driven by Cole Macedo. He and his companies, Gill Construction and CK Mechanical, have also become a big part of our race in the last few years and all of us at Attica Raceway Park appreciate everything he does for not only our event but for being a great car owner as well,” said Brad Doty, Co-Promoter of the event.

Brooks race team with Macedo behind the wheel, as two feature wins in 2022 – one at Attica – as of press time and leads the Attica Raceway Park and Attica Fremont Championship Series points. In the last three events at Attica, Macedo has placed in the top three in each.

Drivers will work their way to the front of each Gill Construction Heat Race to secure their spot in the A-main which carries a $15,000-to-win payday – an increase of $5,000 from last year.

Ken Gill Construction is proudly celebrating nearly 60 years of work on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio. Gill Construction specializes in dredging, sea walls, pipe piling, site excavation/utilities, marina maintenance, demolition, trucking and trenching. Gill’s workforce is a dynamic and diverse group of craftsman with decades of experience ready to perform your project while exceeding your expectations.

CK Mechanical is a plumbing, heating /air conditioning/ electrical contractor in the Port Clinton , Ohio area. 

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This year will mark the 17th time the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has sanctioned the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics and this year the winner will take home $15,000….a $5,000 increase from 2021. There have been 25 different winners in the 31 contested Brad Doty Classic features (2 have been rained out). Lebanon Indiana’s Spencer Bayston claimed the 2021 Brad Doty Classic, his first ever World of Outlaws victory as well.

Reserved seats for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics are on sale by going to and click on the Brad Doty Classic link at the top of the main page.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Follow Brad Doty on Twitter @braddoty18

Brad Doty Classic Winners

1989 – Steve Kinser
1990 – Jack Hewitt
1991 – Bobby Allen
1992 – Rained Out
1993 – Mark Keegan
1994 – Danny Smith
1995 – Randy Kinser
1996 – Dale Blaney
1997 – Tyler Walker
1998 – Jeff Shepard
1999 – Butch Schroeder
2000 – Kelly Kinser
2001 – Danny Smith (2)
2002 – Alvin Roepke
2003 – Dean Jacobs
2004 – Greg Wilson
2005 – Stevie Smith

Moved to Limaland
2006 – Joey Saldana
2007 – Jac Haudenschild
2008 – Jason Meyers
2009 – Steve Kinser (2)
2010 – Dale Blaney (2)
2011 – Donny Schatz
2012 – Kerry Madsen
2013 – Donny Schatz (2)
2014 – Paul McMahan
2015 – Rained Out

Moved to Attica

2016 – Donny Schatz (3)

2017 – David Gravel

2018 – Donny Schatz (4)

2019 – Brock Zearfoss

2020 – Kyle Larson

2021- Spencer Bayston

NASCAR champion Kyle Larson to compete at Attica


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

ATTICA, Ohio – NASCAR champion Kyle Larson will look to defeat the talented drivers of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the very tough weekly competitors Friday, May 20 at Attica Raceway Park.

Larson, who owns three career sprint car wins at Attica and is the 2020 Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics winner at the track, is coming off a close second place run with the Outlaws Tuesday.

Friday’s event is the first of two appearances of the Outlaws at Attica, the second being the 34th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics on Tuesday, July 12. Friday’s event pays the winner $10,000 while July’s Doty will pay the winner $15,000.

Grand stand gates will open Friday at 3 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m.

Reserved seats are available for both Friday’s Kistler Engines Classic and the Brad Doty Classic by going to and clicking on the individual banners on the home pace.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.