Conley earns 1st ever Attica 410 win; Drown gets late race passs for late model victory; Peters finally scores 305 win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Apparently getting married in the key to getting your first win at Attica Raceway Park. Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley and Shelby, Ohio’s Kyle Peters both got married since last fall and both scored their first career wins at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant on Saturday, April 6. Conley scored the victory in the 410 sprints while Peters earned his first ever sprint car win in the 305 division. Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown, though married for awhile, got a late race pass for his 25th career win at Attica in the late model feature on Murphy Tractor & Equipment/UBS Financial Services/Construction Equipment & Supply/Advanced Drainage Systems Night.

All three features came down to the final hand full of laps in front of a huge crowd for the 2019 lid-lifter at Attica. Conley, aboard the Dave Jessup owned Merchant Services Ltd., Brookville Auto Parts backed machine, took the lead of the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main on lap two, lost it to two time Attica champion Chris Andrews on lap eight and then drove back into the lead on lap 17. The 26-year-old driver nearly gave up the victory with two laps to go when he caught a rut and nearly spun. He was able to hang on for his first Attica victory.

“Right at the start I thought it felt pretty good. That was a wild first few laps and then he (Andrews) passed it and I thought well we aren’t doing something right. But I stayed right there with him so I thought I’ll just stay with this and he’ll hit that rut and make a mistake and he did. This is like a bucket list win. Attica is unreal. I’ve raced a lot of different types of cars and different people and have been very fortunate but this is one of the toughest by far. And to do it with Dave and Brian (Kemenah) and everybody that’s helped and I have my wife and little baby here so this is the most special win I’ve had,” Conley said.

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Attica moves opener to Saturday, April 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Contact: Rex LeJeune
 
ATTICA – With rains falling throughout the day Thursday and more forecasted over night and throughout the morning Friday, Attica Raceway Park has moved the season opening race to Saturday, April 6. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Saturday with racing underway at 6 p.m. on Construction Equipment & Supply/Murphy Tractor & Equipment/UBS Financial Services/Advanced Drainage Systems Night.
 
The Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 sprints will be in action.
 
“It rained off and on all morning Thursday and there was a good chance of rain throughout the evening and into the morning Friday. It’s suppose to clear up a little Friday afternoon so moving to Saturday will give us more drying time. It’s suppose to be in the mid 60s temperature wise Saturday as well,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.
 
 
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.
 

Wet weather forces postponement of Attica Raceway Park season opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Contact: Rex LeJeune
419-680-5606
ATTICA, Ohio – Once again Mother Nature has forced the postponement of Attica Raceway Park’s 2019 opener. For the second straight week rain the day prior to race day and a forecast of more rain throughout Friday and Saturday means race teams and fans have to wait another week for racing at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue.
Attica Raceway Park (ARP) will try again on Friday, April 5 (rain date of Saturday, April 6) on UBS Financial Services/Murphy Tractor Night featuring the Callies Performance Products 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.
“Once again the team had the track and facilities ready to go but Mother Nature had other plans. It’s frustrating but nothing you can do but keep working and praying for better weather next week,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.
Race teams and fans should note gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5 with racing at 7:45 p.m. If the Saturday, April 6 rain date is needed, gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.
About UBS Financial Services – www.ubs.com
UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative financial solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets. It offers investment banking and capital markets, research, equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and tailored fixed income services in rates and credit through its two business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.  Locally, UBS Financial Services is operated by the North Coast Wealth Management Group in Sandusky. Check them out at www.financialservicesinc.ubs.com
About Murphy Tractor – www.murphytractor.com
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, was founded in 1982. Headquartered in Park City, Kansas, the organization has 28 locations throughout the United States including 10 locations in Ohio. Staffed by over 500 employees, each location has a full complement of equipment and parts inventories, service technicians and field service capabilities.

AFCS to Hand Out Over $65,000 in Inaugural Season

AFCS to Hand Out Over $65,000 in Inaugural Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Contact: Duane Hancock

afcssprints@gmail.com

FREMONT/ATTICA, OH. – The inaugural season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont 410 Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the KS Sales & Service AFCS 305 Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will hand out over $65,000 in cash and awards in 2019.

Series Director Duane Hancock said the huge response from marketing partners, race teams and fans has been “incredible.”

“The amount of support reinforces the fact Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway have a phenomenal fan base, a talented group of race car drivers and dedicated businesses that see the value in supporting the series,” Hancock said.

The season kicks off April 12 at Attica Raceway Park followed by the season-opener for Fremont Speedway on April 13. There will be 18 AFCS 410 sprint events (9 at both Attica and Fremont) and 14 AFCS 305 shows (7 each at Attica and Fremont) in 2019.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Head, Kistler Race Products AFCS 410 Sprints Presented by Baumann Auto Group will be racing for over $47,000 in its inaugural season. The point fund stands at $29,000 with $10,700  in bonus cash during the season via the eight $4,000 to win shows; two $500 quick qualifier awards, July 12 and 13 in memory of long time championship sprint car mechanic George Fisher; and $1,800 in the Jack’s All Out hard charger awards. Hancock added there are currently $7,300 in contingency awards.

The KS Sales and Service AFCS 305 Sprints Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will be racing for over $18,000 in its inaugural season, with a $9,500 points fund, $2,200 in bonus cash during the season via the six $1,000 to win shows and $700 in Jack’s All Out hard charger awards to go with over $6,300 in contingency awards.

“Besides the end of the year point fund, we worked hard to put together financial bonuses throughout the year to help keep teams on the track. We also want to give a special thanks to new marketing partner J&F Construction and Development out of Bucyrus, the ‘official construction company of the AFCS Sprints’ for stepping up to give us an added shot in the arm. Former sprint car driver Brock Mayes and his dad, Jim, are really excited about the AFCS,” Hancock said.

“Every section of these funds could grow if more companies jump on board either as a points fund contributor, a bonus night sponsor, or contingency sponsor. They would join our current 37 series marketing partners,” Hancock added.

Hancock said drivers who want to battle for the AFCS funds are encouraged to sign up ASAP. “We want to help promote them and the tracks,” he said.

Drivers’ forms are available on the AFCS Facebook page and will be at Attica Raceway Park each race before the series opener April 12th. Registration is $125 for the 410 series and $100 for the 305 series or by contacting Hancock at afcssprints@gmail.com

Fans can keep up with the AFCS on Twitter @afcs_sprints; on Facebook by following afcssprints and on the web at www.afcssprints.com

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

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it’s sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About Kistler Racing Products – www.kistlerracing.com

Located in near Fremont, Ohio, Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistlers supplies everything you need from A – Z : Axles to Zeus buttons including product line Arai Helmets to Zemco – if you need it, we’ve got it. If it makes a race car competitive to win, you will find it at Kistler Racing Products – and you will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve. At Kistler Racing Products, you are not just another number – you are important to us and you will know it!

About KS Sales & Service – Gibsonburg, Ohio

Located just off U.S. Rt. 6, south of Gibsonburg, Ohio, KS Sales & Service is an authorized Cub Cadet dealer and service provider. Selling push behind, zero-turn and riding lawn mowers along with ATVs and a complete line of Cub cadet snow blowers, KS Sales and Service has the right machine for you. Call Kevin Shammo at 419-638-4005 for more information.

Wet, Cold Weather Forces Attica to Delay Season Opener

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

ATTICA, Ohio – Wet, cold weather has forced Attica Raceway Park officials to delay the 2019 season opener until Friday, March 29.

“We have rain off and on all day Thursday with a forecast of rain and snow Friday and highs only in the low 40s on Saturday. There just wasn’t enough drying time to get the races in this coming weekend. It wasn’t for lack of effort from the Attica team who have been out working hard all week to try and get the races in,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

The Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will try again Friday, March 29 on Fisher Performance/Construction Equipment and Supply/Advanced Drainage Systems Night. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing under way at 7:45 p.m. There is a rain date of Saturday, March 30 and if that date is needed, gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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

About Construction Equipment & Supply (http://ces-co.net/)

Construction Equipment and Supply is located on Old Railroad Road outside of Sandusky, Ohio. If you are a contractor, Construction Equipment and Supply has what you need for supplies and rental equipment. Our technical and sales staff are all experts with years of experience in the construction industry. We have four full time mechanics to keep our rental fleet in good repair and provide service work for customer equipment. We have daily deliveries to most of our service area. When you place an order you will have it today or tomorrow. Stop in to Construction Equipment and Supply or call (419) 625-7192 for help with your next construction supply or rental need.

About Advanced Drainage Systems (www.ads-pipe.com)

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS)of Hilliard, Ohio, is focused on drainage products and services that deliver solutions for the most persistent and challenging water management problems. From safely pre-treating and managing storm water runoff, to helping developers and property owners harvest rainwater, we focus on the development of water solutions that make land more arable, cities more livable, and the world a greener place to live.

ADS is a leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Our innovative pipes, fittings, basins and other products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. We have established a leading position in many of our domestic and international end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, our overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.

About Fisher Performance:

Fisher
Performance of Akron, Ohio has been supporting
racing around Ohio for many years. M
ake
sure to see Rick at the track for parts and tires. Give us a call for estimates
on dyno work and have those bars and shocks checked before heading to the
track.