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Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Thirteenth starter Tim Shaffer split race long leader Chris Andrews and second place Brian Lay exiting turn two with just six laps to go and drove to his 2nd win of the season at Fremont Speedway on All Pro Aluminum Heads Night, Friday, Sept. 15. The $5,000 win makes “The Steel City Outlaw” the car to beat for Saturday’s 10th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic and its $10,000 payday.

Shaffer, who now has 17 career wins at “The Track That Action Built,” has taken the victory in the Jim & Joanne Ford Classic in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

“What a great car. Jeff Rudzik and Joe Demyan (owners) and Cody Jacobs…the whole team…boy that car was awesome to drive. These guys are making it fun again. With the schedule we have we can go where we want and do what we want and it makes it fun all around. It’s crazy…I don’t know why I run so well here. I could bend it really good there (bottom of turns three and four) but getting through the middle seemed really good to me. That car would go places you wouldn’t think it could. Starting 13th tonight I didn’t think we had a shot. We just kept plugging away. My team did, I did…that Scott Gressman engine ran awesome,” said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating, Triple X Chassis, VRP Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Scoville Designs backed #49.

Though the feature results weren’t what he wanted, Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos still locked up the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics championship and its $10,000 pay check. Foos becomes the first driver in the nine year history of the FAST series to win both the 305 and 410 titles.

“The biggest thing is consistency. You can’t win them all…you just have to be there. The team travelled well. Unfortunately tonight I didn’t get the results the Jay (Kiser) and the guys deserved. These guys pour their hearts and souls into this. We’ve had speed all year and I’m so happy for these guys,” said Foos beside his Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan, Shelluke’s Bar and Grill backed #23.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver grabbed the lead in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature with 10 laps to go and drove to his third victory of the season at Fremont Speedway. It was Weaver’s 11th overall victory of 2017 and the 44th of his career at Fremont tying him with Wayne Maffett Sr. for eighth on the track’s all-time win list. The win also earned Weaver his second straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro title.

“I’m just thankful to win one race let alone all the races I’ve won over the past two years. This car is good, the engine builders Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire are great…can’t thank them enough for bailing me out when the other engine took a crap,” said Weaver of his M&L Excavating, Hampshire Racing Engines, Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center, Tender Touch Car Wash, Miller Rigging sponsored #1w.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper held off 2017 track champion John Brooks to score his fifth McCullough Industries 602 Late Model win of the season. The victory is Harper’s 14th career checkered flag at the track.

“We tried some new things on the car tonight…tied some Monster Trucks (Matchbox) on tonight. That was the key and way to go…they’re probably going to ride on there for awhile. I have to thank all my sponsors and all the guys who bust their butts on this car,” said Harper of his B&R Powdercoating, H&H Environmental, Twist-T-Freez, Gibraltar Excavating, VA Risk Services, AM Transport, Track Side Truck & Trailer Repair, Childress Collision, Warpaint Graphics, Mastersbuilt Race Cars backed machine.

In the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint Feature Brian Lay and Chris Andrews brought the field to green with Andrews gaining the advantage over Lay, Lee Jacobs and Aaron Reutzel. As Andrews and Lay pulled away Jacobs and Reutzel battled for third with Stuart Brubaker rounding out the top five. Foos brought out the caution with three laps in with the running order Andrews, Lay, Jacobs, Reutzel, Brubaker, Craig Mintz and Byron Reed.

On the restart Jacobs dove to Lay’s inside and took second on lap five as Lay had his hands full with Reutzel with Brubaker and 10th starter Cole Duncan closing. Action ground to a halt on lap 8 when Trevor Baker flipped; he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews pulled away as Lay slipped around Jacobs for the runner-up spot. All eyes were on Shaffer who had worked his way up to sixth. Reutzel drove into third on lap 11 and closed on Lay just as the caution flew for a Jody Keegan spin with 18 laps to go.

A Broc Martin came to rest to bring out the caution with 14 laps scored and on the restart Foos spun again, ending his night. Andrews again got a great restart over Lay with Reutzel and Jacobs battling for third with Shaffer up to fifth. Shaffer moved into fourth on lap 16 as Andrews held a two car length advantage over the entertaining battle for second involving Lay and Reutzel. As Andrews prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic with nine circuits remaining, Shaffer took third from Reutzel with Lay closing in on the leader.

Shaffer made his winning move exiting turn two on lap 24, splitting both Andrews and Lay and driving under a lapped car on the back stretch. Shaffer drove to the checkers over Andrews, a resurgent Jacobs, Lay and Duncan.

The start of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature was marred by a tangle involving Justin Adams and Bobby Clark initially, and then on the second attempt Jamie Miller spun and Dustin Rall flipped at the opposite end of the track. When the green flew for a third time Kelsey Ivy jumped into the lead from her front row starting spot over Nate Dussel, Ricky Peterson, Seth Schneider and Tyler Street.

Dussel took the lead on lap two but Ivy stayed glued to his rear bumper when the caution flew on lap four for an Alvin Roepke and Cody Bova mishap. In just four laps Weaver had moved from 14th to seventh. The race would go caution free the remaining 21 laps.

With eight laps scored Kelsey Ivy began to pressure Dussel to regain the lead with Weaver closing in third. By lap 11 it was a tremendous three car battle for the lead with Ivy retaking the top spot as Weaver drove into second a lap later. Weaver executed a slider on Ivy for the lead on lap 15 with Dussel following into second a lap later as the leaders caught the back of the field. Meanwhile, Kelsey’s dad, John Ivy, had drive into fifth from his 18th starting position.

Weaver began to pull away slightly over Dussel, Kelsey Ivy, John Ivy and Seth Schneider with five laps to go. Weaver went unchallenged the rest of the way for the win over Dussel, John Ivy, Schneider and Kelsey Ivy.

In the 15 lap late model feature, Ky Harper grabbed the lead from the drop of the green but 2017 Fremont Speedway champion John Brooks stayed glued to his rear bumper. A caution on lap nine bunched up the field, but Harper continued to hold off Brooks as Chester Fitch closed to challenge. With two laps to go Brooks made a couple of moves to the inside of Harper but couldn’t get the pass completed.

Harper took the checkers over Chester Fitch, Brooks, Skeeter Fitch and Kyle Dukeshire.

Fremont Speedway gets back to action Saturday, Sept. 16 for the $10,000-to-win Jim and Joanne Ford Classic with the Ohio Sprint Car Series again challenging the local competitors and the invaders on JLH General Contractor Night. JLH has a lot of contingency money on the line throughout the night and once again thanks to DKW Transport the night’s fast qualifier will earn $500; second quick $300; and third quick $150. Upping the fast time award to $700 are fans Lane Cecil and Steve Klisz.

Friday Jon Horn, owner of JLH General Contractor, announced he would return as the title sponsor of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series in 2018.

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

Fremont Speedway
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.453; 2.91-Cale Thomas, 12.458; 3.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.529; 4.16-Chris Andrews, 12.583; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.671; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 12.676; 7.23-DJ Foos, 12.677; 8.14H-Todd Heller, 12.690; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.696; 10.97-Broc Martin, 12.705; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.725; 12.7K-Cale Conley, 12.726; 13.5-Byron Reed, 12.746; 14.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.752; 15.22-Cole Duncan, 12.790; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.801; 17.45-Trevor Baker, 12.806; 18.60-Jody Keegan, 12.808; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.810; 20.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.828; 21.4H-Cap Henry, 12.862; 22.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.879; 23.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.885; 24.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.962; 25.20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.011; 26.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.012; 27.2+-Brian Smith, 13.080; 28.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.085; 29.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.208; 30.4-Danny Smith, 13.266; 31.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.273; 32.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.275; 33.83-Nate Reeser, 13.277; 34.60C-Kory Crabtree, 13.338; 35.76-Dave Jones, 13.396; 36.40-Mark Imler, 13.694; 37.1M-Brandon Moore, 14.072; 38.22D-Josh Davis, 52.999; 39.70-Jeff Swindell, 83.990;

Heat 1 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen[7] ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry[5]

Heat 2 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 7K-Cale Conley[2] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 56R-Ryan Myers[7] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[8]

Heat 3 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 4. 83-Nate Reeser[7] ; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[8] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[5]

Heat 4 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 8. 70-Jeff Swindell[8]

Heat 5 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 7. 76-Dave Jones[7]

Dash (determines A-main starting position)
1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 5. 11N-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]

C-Main 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to B)
1. 56R-Ryan Myers[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[6] ; 3. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 4. 60C-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 6. 76-Dave Jones[5] ; 7. 70-Jeff Swindell[9] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[3]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 4H-Cap Henry[17] ; 8. 83-Nate Reeser[3] ; 9. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[15] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[11] ; 11. 56R-Ryan Myers[16] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 13. 41-Thomas Schinderle[14] ; 14. 7-Shawn Valenti[20] ; 15. 71-Ayrton Olsen[18] ; 16. 22D-Josh Davis[13] ; 17. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 18. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 19. 60C-Kory Crabtree[19] ; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[13] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[10] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6] ; 7. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 8. 11N-Craig Mintz[5] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[20] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 14. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[12] ; 16. 1st-Gary Taylor[14] ; 17. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[19] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[17] ; 20. 45-Trevor Baker[11]

Hard Charger: 49-Tim Shaffer +12

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 8. 26-Dan Hennig[8] ; 9. 11X-George Englert[10] ; 10. 87-Brian Gibbs[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 7. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7] ; 10. 63-Tad Peck[10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 88N-Mike Burkin[1] ; 3. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[9] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[5] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 8. 26-Dan Hennig[7] ; 9. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 10. 11X-George Englert[10] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[12] ; 12. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 13. 63-Tad Peck[14]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[14] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[18] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16] ; 11. 88N-Mike Burkin[10] ; 12. 99-Alvin Roepke[17] ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[20] ; 14. 8-Bobby CLark[15] ; 15. 73-Joe Armbruster[7] ; 16. 25-Jason Keckler[19] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[13] ; 18. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 20. 66-Jamie Miller[11]

Hard Charger: 77i-John Ivy +15

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)
1. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[8] ; 3. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[2] ; 4. 5-Chester Fitch III[3] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 6. 27K-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 7. 17x-David Hoppes[7] ; 8. 101-Katie Fitch[9] ; 9. 6-Kyle Farmer[1]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[8] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 4. 5-Chester Fitch III[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[2] ; 6. 27K-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 8. 6-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 9. 17x-David Hoppes[7]

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Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Contract: Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – DJ Foos sliced his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon to claim his second 410 sprint win of the season at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 9 on Kistler Racing Products Night. It was the second win of the season at “The Track That Action Built” for the Fremont, Ohio native.

“Wow, to go through what we have gone through the past month and then come out here and get a win says a lot about this team. I had to make some moves in lapped traffic that were close. I ran the bottom to see what was done there and when Lee (Jacobs) opened the top in three and four…it was just too good up there for me not to take it,” said Foos beside his Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan; Shelluke’s Bar & Grill backed machine.

Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed came into the season championship night third in points, but a good qualifying effort, a heat race win and a fourth place feature finish propelled him to his 7th Fremont Speedway track championship.

“I usually don’t pay too much attention to heat races other than to make sure I make the transfer. Then I started doing the math and was like ‘I got a chance at this.’ I want to thank Fremont based Crown Battery for all they do for us and the great fans at Fremont Speedway,” Reed said.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature was worth the price of the ticket as Bobby Clark, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel battled each other and lapped traffic the last five laps. A caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and the Fremont, Ohio driver scored his first win of the season and the 35th of his career at Fremont Speedway. It comes after Clark took a nasty spill last weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Clark now sits 12th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I’m down to one car so I’m glad I got to start closer to the front tonight…I could be more careful that way. It’s been a terrible year; we’ve struggled all year. About the last month or so we figured some things out and the car’s been really good when I’m not crashing. I was glad to see that caution because I was having fits in lapped traffic. Every where I went they went to the same spot. I saw Paul (Weaver) the one time…I was comfortable with three to go but I was still waiting for the slide job,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shelluke’s Bar, Nagy’s Equipment, Miller Rigging, Bit D’s Pizza, Schiet’s Motorsports, Willey’s Towing backed machine.

Dussel’s third place finish earned him a second consecutive track championship.

“I really didn’t come out here to point race…I kind of felt like we got that out of the way last year. We really wanted to win. This definitely helps considering we won two races this whole year and I feel like we’re a much better team than that. I didn’t want to see that last caution. Right before that I bounced it off the back stretch wall and I think I either bent the ladder or bent the right rear wheel and all of a sudden I could get rolling the bottom better,” said Dussel.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks led flag to flag for his third win of the year in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. Brooks’ eighth career win at the track also garnered him his second straight track title.

“It took a little bit this year getting this car figured out. We had it working pretty good but made some changes today and put it on the scales and the scales broke. We didn’t know what we had. Then we loaded it in the trailer and the right front shock was broke too. It was a hell of a day but it worked out. Chris adjusted on it…it wasn’t worth a crap in hot laps. But he got it working good later,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending, Foster Auto Repair backed #00.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti continued his domination in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, recording his seventh feature win of the year. It marks is 39th career victory at Fremont Speedway, moving him to 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“The guys give me a phenomenal truck once again. We had some issues and didn’t get to hot lap but the Jeff Babcock got it all figured out and here we are again. What a season,” said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center; Best Performance; Craig Miller Trucking; Dave Story Equipment; Real Geese backed #7B.

Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Keegan drove to a third place finish to earn his first ever Fremont Speedway dirt truck track title.

“My dad and all the crew have given me a great truck all season. This is unbelievable…I used to sit in those stands and hope I’d get to race here one day and now to win a track championship…this is fantastic,” said an emotional Keegan.

Lee Jacobs and Foos led the field to green for the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Jacobs gaining the advantage over Foos, Bryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Chris Andrews, Valenti and Reed. Foos took several looks to Jacob’s inside over the first hand full of laps with Philo driving into third on lap six. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap eight with Jacobs maintaining the lead over Foos, Philo, Andrews, Broughton, Reed, Broc Martin and Valenti.

Foos and Jacobs switched lines in turns three and four on lap 14 and Foos powered into the lead as they raced into very heavy lapped traffic. A caution at the half way point gave Jacobs a shot at regaining the lead but Foos was too strong on the restart. Andrews took third n lap 17 and started to close on Foos and Jacobs while Philo and Reed battled for fourth. With eight laps remaining Foos raced into very heavy lapped traffic and Jacobs and Andrews closed.

Jacobs took several looks to Foos’ inside while the leader was hung up behind a lapped car. Foos made some daring moves in traffic the last hand full of laps and drove to the win over Jacobs, Andres, Reed and Philo

Matt Foos and Jimmy McGrath paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with Foos jumping into the lead at the drop of the green. Following a caution after a lap was scored, Foos again maintained the lead as Tyler Street jumped into second over McGrath, Clark, Joe Armbruster and 12th starting Weaver. Clark moved into third on lap three with Weaver taking fourth a circuit later. Street spun while running second on lap seven.

Clark powered under Foos for the lead on lap nine as Weaver applied pressure for the runner-up spot finally taking it on lap 14. Weaver methodically cut into Clark’s lead and as they raced into heavy lapped traffic with seven laps to go, took several looks to Clark’s outside for the lead. Weaver made a big bobble on the cushion in turns three and four with four laps to go, as Dussel dove to his inside with Clark in both of their sights. But, a caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and he was able to drive to the win over Weaver, Dussel, John Ivy and Jamie Miller.

Brooks and Keegan brought the field to green for the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model A-main with Brooks jumping into the lead. Ky Harper took second on lap two and pressured Brooks. Several cautions in the opening five laps kept the field close but when the green flew with 10 laps to go, Brooks had his hands full with Harper and Chester Fitch. While battling for second on lap eight, Harper and Fitch made heavy contact, ending Fitch’s night.

Brooks hit his marks perfectly with the remaining six laps and drove to the win over Harper, Keegan, Brad Mitten and Skeeter Fitch.

Mitten and Brad Stuckey led the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Mitten gaining the upper hand. Stuckey led laps two and three by a front bumper with Valenti taking the top spot on lap four just before a multi-truck crash. The race would go the rest of the way caution free.

Valenti drove away from the field while the battle for second heated up involving Stuckey, Kent Brewer, Keith Sorg and Daniel Roepke. With eight laps in Valenti’s lead was about eight truck lengths with Roepke now second followed closely by Brewer, Stuckey, Keegan, Sorg and Jeff Ward. Valenti took the checkers nearly eight truck lengths ahead of Roepke, Brewer, Keegan and Ward.

Fremont Speedway will play host to the 10th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. Huge purses are on tap for the 410 sprints both nights…stay tuned for more information! For times and ticket prices go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway
Season Championship Night
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Kistler Racing Products
Indicates starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.365; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.413; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.551; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.602; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.718; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.725; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.750; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.760; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.858; 10.45L-Brian Lay, 12.858; 11.27L-Brad Lamberson, 12.913; 12.45-Trevor Baker, 12.942; 13.60-Jody Keegan, 12.942; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.942; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.958; 16.22D-Josh Davis, 12.962; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.345; 18.18D-Bobby Distel, 13.414; 19.4-Tracy Hines, 99.190; 20.14H-Todd Heller, 99.630; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 99.820;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[6] ; 7. 4-Tracy Hines[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 27L-Brad Lamberson[1] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 97-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[12] ; 16. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 17. 27L-Brad Lamberson[11] ; 18. 22D-Josh Davis[16] ; 19. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 20. 18D-Bobby Distel[18]

Hard Charger: 22M-Dan McCarron +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 8. 66D-Chase Dunham[9] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 73-Joe Armbruster[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 88N-Mike Burkin[7] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[10] ; 10. 88N-Mike Burkin[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[10] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[13] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 9. 21-Dustin Stroup[16] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 11. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[14] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 17. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[19]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[3] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 33H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[8] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[6] ; 8. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 6. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 8. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 5. 49X-Noah Wagner[3] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[4] ; 7. 6K-Willie Keegan[7]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 37-Eric DeVanna[2] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[8] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[8] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 6. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 9. P51-Paul Brown JR[17] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[10] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[18] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 13. 99-Gene Potridge[13] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 15. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 16. 33H-Dan Hennig[11] ; 17. 49X-Noah Wagner[15] ; 18. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 19. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 20. 37-Eric DeVanna[16]

Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan +8

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 00-John Brooks[9] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[1] ; 6. 6-Brad Mitten[5] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 6-Brad Mitten[6] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[5] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 27K-Jay King[7]

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Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Joey Saldana used a restart with just four laps to go to pass Cole Duncan and drive to a $10,000 pay day at Attica Raceway Park Saturday, Sept. 2 for the 2nd Annual Dirt Classic Ohio with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to close the track’s 30th season.

It was the second All Star win of the year for the “Brownsburg Bullet” and the 73rd of his career with the series, putting him third in all-time feature victories with “America’s Series.” Of those 73 All Star wins, five have now come at Attica Raceway Park where Saldana has a total of seven career victories.

Saldana, aboard the Bernie Stuebgen owned Indy Race Parts #71, tested Duncan on a restart with 10 laps to go, trying a slider that Duncan was able to hold off. When fourth running Brady Bacon spun with four laps to go, Saldana made his move, diving to Duncan’s inside once again and making it stick.

“The biggest thing with Cole is he has a really good car and he’s got a great dad teaching him how to race. That’s where I was a few years ago with my dad just trying to make it in racing. Getting these big shows is what it’s all about but Cole drove a hell of a race. He did a great job. It wasn’t that he did anything wrong, I just figured out how to back my corner on the restart just a little bit and then just got a run on him. We had a really good race early on. We banged wheels a little bit but good clean racing and got lucky we got a restart with four to go and it gave us a shot at it,” Saldana said.

“I can’t thank Betsy and Bernie with Indy Race Parts enough for giving me the opportunity to race these cars. They’re so expensive to do and be competitive. You can race but to be competitive it’s a different story. They definitely give me a car that’s competitive to win every night. It was a great night for us,” added Saldana

For Lockborne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan, who led the first 36 laps, it was yet another victory at Attica that slipped through his fingers.

“This win at Attica just keeps eluding us. Congrats to Joey and their team. They’ve been a rocket since Joey got there. The 71 car has always been fast but Joey takes it to another level and that’s hard to beat. Our night started out hectic. We had a mag-generator kind of take a dump on us so we didn’t get to hot lap…the first laps we saw were the two for qualifying but we put ourselves in a good position there. We weren’t great in the first heat but we were good in the second heat and passed a bunch of cars and got high point guy. That says something about our team and our car…we were able to overcome and sit on the pole for something that pays points is pretty cool. We led a lot of laps but not the most important ones,” said a dejected Duncan.

“I can’t thank all my guys enough…Helms Construction, Motorcity Auto Transport, EcoMend, Wolfden Products, Scott Gressman at Gressman Powersports…he’s been great, FK Rod Ends and Ohio Heating…Sheldon and his family is here so it’s good to put a good show on for them. But, this sucks. The restarts were killing me. I was getting away with doing pretty close the same thing every time. He cleared me once and I knew where I screwed up on that so I kept doing what I was doing…you know leading the whole race and not having mirrors to see what’s behind you…I would feel worse if I’d done something different and got beat than to keep doing what I was doing and lead laps and get beat. I guess getting beat by Joey isn’t a horrible day but it would have been nice to take home that one,” Duncan added.

Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry brought the small Lane Racing Team car to a third place finish.

“These guys have been awesome all year. They were the first ones to give me another opportunity this year and I can’t thank them enough. We were really good but I’ll take it. It was a fun race and I can’t thank the Lanes enough and FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Kistler Engines, Wings Unlimited…everyone who helps out,” he said.

The All Stars also made up their rained out A-main from the Ohio Sprint Speedweek from June 16 as the first event of Kistler Engines Night. That too came down to a late race restart after Travis Philo led the first 30 laps. Friday night’s Attica winner Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah battled with Philo following a caution with six laps to go with Shaffer gaining the lead on lap 31 and driving to his 60th All Star victory, six of which have now come at Attica. It was Shaffer’s third win of the year at Attica and 16th of his career at the track. It was also Shaffer’s third speedweek victory earning him an additional $3,000 bonus from Cometic Gasket making it a total payday of $8,000.

“Hats off to Jeff Rudzik and Joe Demyan. What a great car and Cody (Jacobs) had this thing awesome again tonight. It was operating any where I wanted to go. It had to be a heck of a race to watch. I got under him (Philo) a couple of times and I got him to move and I figured I could zing him on the top. I went up and got in the dirty air and pushed real bad and Kemenah stuck in there and almost got both of us. It made for a great race and a lot of fun. I think we hurt the engine…I lost oil pressure there with six laps to go. We have another one…it’s wore out. This engine has 16 or 17 nights on it…it’s been pretty good to us,” Shaffer said.

The final race of the night – the 305 sprint A-main – also came down to a late race restart with Sandusky, Ohio’s Kyle Capodice passing rookie Chase Dunham with three laps to go to get his first win of the year and the third of his career at Attica.

“It took all year but we finally got a win. It was good close, hard racing. I knew I had to move up because Chase was pretty stout up top so I moved off the bottom up a groove and it made all the difference in the world. I want to thank my dad most of all…without him none of this would be possible. He’s in the shop day in and day out. Tyler Crump was helping us out tonight and my girlfriend Kiley. I want to thank Joe and Fran Darmofal, Franklin Sanitation, Fred Wolfe Auctioneer, Burns Electric, Greber Racing Components,” said Capodice.

In the 35-lap All Star make-up feature Philo and Cale Conley brought the field to green with Philo gaining the advantage. Philo set a blistering pace, driving away from the field and into lapped traffic by the sixth circuit with Conley, Cale Thomas, Shaffer, Kemenah, Lee Jacobs and Rob Chaney giving chase. With 10 laps scored the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic which Shaffer used to take second

Continuing to race through lapped machines, Philo’s lead began to disappear and with 15 laps to go Shaffer was right on his rear bumper with Conley, Kemenah and Thomas battling hard for third. Philo and Shaffer raced side by side and nose to tail over the next nine laps until the only caution flew for a Craig Mintz spin with six to go. On the restart Kemenah dove under both Shaffer and Philo, sliding into second. On the next circuit Shaffer returned the favor, moving from third to first.

Shaffer then pulled away slightly as Kemenah and Philo battled for second. Philo would lose a tire on the final lap as Shaffer drove to the checkers over Kemenah, Conley, Chaney and Duncan.

For the 40 lap Dirt Classic Ohio event, Duncan and Saldana blasted into the lead with Henry, Carson Macedo, Sammy Swindell, Philo and DJ Foos giving chase. Duncan drove away as Saldana and Henry battled for second. Duncan encountered lapped traffic by lap seven but held a huge lead as Saldana, Henry and Macedo kept the crowd entertained in their fight for second. Macedo would flip on lap 14 which gave Duncan a clear track and out of heavy lapped traffic.

On the restart Saldana tried a slider in turns one and two but Duncan was able to hold him off. Once again Duncan began pulling away but a Justin Peck tip over at the half way mark kept the field close. Duncan got a much better restart this time and pulled way again from Saldana, Henry, Brady Bacon, Philo, Swindell and 20th starter Chris Andrews. With 15 laps to go Duncan held a commanding lead over Saldana, Henry, Bacon, Philo, Andrews and 22nd starter Shaffer.

Nothing changed in the top seven running order until there were four laps to go as Bacon spun while battling Henry for third. This time on the restart Saldana tried the slider again on Duncan and this time it stuck as he edged into the lead. Saldana pulled away for the victory over Duncan, Henry, Philo and Andrews.

Capodice and Dunham brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main. A pair of cautions kept the event from getting underway but the third attempt saw Dunham jump into the lead over Capodice, Dustin Stroup, Steve Rando, Landon LaLonde and Kelsey Ivy. Dunham blasted away at the top cushion while Capodice inched closer on the bottom lap after lap. Following a caution on lap nine, Capodice attempt a run on the bottom for the lead but Dunham was just too strong on the cushion.

With 10 laps to go Capodice altered his line, moving up the track a groove and he started to close on Dunham. Capodice drove into the lead exiting turn two on lap 17 when Dunham bottled on the cushion. But, the caution came out putting Dunham back into the lead. On the green Dunham and Capodice side by side again for the top spot with Rando, John Ivy and Ricky Peterson giving chase.

The final caution on lap 20 gave Capodice his shot at Dunham and he pounced, driving to the leader’s inside several times before taking the lead with three to go. Capodice held off a hard charging Rando for the win with Dunham, John Ivy and Peterson rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action in March 2018. 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.

Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Kistler Engines Night

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
Dirt Classic Ohio

Qualifying

1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.315; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.358; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.377; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.387; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 12.397; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.401; 7. 70-Rob Chaney, 12.427; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.465; 9. 39-Sammy Swindell, 12.475; 10. 4-Cap Henry, 12.478; 11. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.5; 12. 17B-Dale Blaney, 12.5127; 13. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.513; 14. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.529; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.537; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.583; 17. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.598; 18. 8-Dean Jacobs, 12.599; 19. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.628; 20. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.6281; 21. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.699; 22. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.704; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.709; 24. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.71; 25. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.711; 26. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.724; 27. OO-Dane Lorenc, 12.731; 28. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.735; 29. 27-Brad Lamberson, 12.759; 30. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.774; 31. 97-Broc Martin, 12.776; 32. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.785; 33. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.794; 34. 84-Brandon Hanks, 12.81; 35. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.867; 36. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.869; 37. 51-John Garvin, 12.913; 38. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.917; 39. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.925; 40. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.949; 41. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.972; 42. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.082; 43. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.1487; 44. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.149; 45. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.319; 46. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.331; 47. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.392; 48. 33-Brent Matus, 13.442; 49. 1st-Gary Taylor, 99

Heat #1 (8 Laps)
1. 23-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 2. 17B-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 70-Rob Chaney [2]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps)
1. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]

Heat #4 (8 Laps)
1. 39-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [6]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [7]; 9. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]

Heat #5 (8 Laps)
1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]

Heat #6 (8 Laps)
1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [3]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [1]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Heat #7 (8 Laps)
1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 3. 51-John Garvin [1]; 4. 17B-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc [3]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. 70-Rob Chaney [7]

Heat #8 (8 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]

Heat #9 (8 Laps)
1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 5. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks [2]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [3]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]

Heat #10 (8 Laps)
1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [8]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]

C-Main (8 Laps, top 2 to B) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 22M-Dan McCarron [1]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 3. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [7]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [9]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 11. 1st-Gary Taylor [11]

B-Main (12 Laps, top 4 to A) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [8]; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [13]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [19]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 13. 51-John Garvin [11]; 14. 40-George Hobaugh [20]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [17]; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc [14]; 17. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks [16]; 19. 35s-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 20. O8-Dan Kuriger [18]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [20]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [16]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [22]; 8. 39-Sammy Swindell [6]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [23]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [13]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [10]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [26]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [17]; 18. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 19. 5X-Justin Peck [24]; 20. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 21. 17B-Dale Blaney [8]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 97-Broc Martin [21]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs [14]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [18]; 26. 70-Rob Chaney [25]

Hard Charger: 16-Chris Andrews +15

All Star Circuit of Champions

Make-up Feature From June 16

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah
[6]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 83-Rob Chaney [10]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 7.
81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 10.
5R-Byron Reed [11]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [20]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 13.
91-Cale Thomas [3]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [18]; 15. 9M-Jordan Ryan [17]; 16.
11N-Craig Mintz [22]; 17. 8-Dean Jacobs [19]; 18. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [23]; 19.
22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 20. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 21. 2-Chris Andrews [21]; 22.
57X-Andrew Palker [13]; 23. 60-Jody Keegan [14]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [24] Lap
Leaders: Travis Philo [1-30], Tim Shaffer [31-35]

Hard Charger: 3G-Carson Macedo +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 2. 26-Ryan French[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[4] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 7. 63-Tad Peck[8] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[5] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[1] ; 7. 18R-Ray Moon[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 6. 4T-James Taddeo[6] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[1] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 8. 4T-James Taddeo[7] ; 9. 14-Luke Daugherty[8] ; 10. 73-Joe Armbruster[6] ; 11. 63-Tad Peck[9] ; 12. 18R-Ray Moon[10] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 10. 20B-Cody Bova[15] ; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 12. 2F-Matt Foos[10] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[14] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[19] ; 15. 88N-Frank Neill[21] ; 16. 9R-Dustin Rall[16] ; 17. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 18. 26-Ryan French[4] ; 19. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 20. 75-Jerry Dahms[13] ; 21. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 22. 97-Kyle Peters[22]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +12

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Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

Shaffer takes advantage of Lay's woes for Attica FAST win; Henry holds off Conley for ALMS victory

ATTICA, Ohio – Tim Shaffer was there to take advantage when leader Brian Lay ran out of fuel with four laps remaining at Attica Raceway Park Friday and drove to his second 410 sprint win of the season at the track to open the two-night Attica Ambush.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Shaffer, who started sixth in the 30-lap feature, earned $5,000 for the victory. It was his 15th career victory at Attica as he now sits sixth on the track’s all-time win list. It was also Shaffer’s third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics victory.

With just two FAST races left in 2017, Fremont’s DJ Foos continues to lead the series points. His charge from 21st to a 10th place finish will increase his advantage over Chris Andrews for that $10,000 title.

Ada, Ohio’s John Henry led all 30 laps for the $5,000 pay day in the Sunoco American Late Models Series feature. It wasn’t easy for the “Steel Driver” as he held off a charging Corey Conley. The first 24 laps Henry had his hands full with Steve Kester as they raced side by side lap after lap. The last five laps had the crowd on their feet as Henry, Conley, Kester and Steve Casebolt battled.

It was Henry’s first win at Attica this season and the 14th of his career at the track putting him third on the all-time late model win list.

Shaffer’s victory gives him a ton of momentum heading into Saturday’s Dirt Classic Ohio event at Attica with a $10,000 payday on the line. Shaffer also rolls off fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions make-up feature from the June 16th rained out affair.

“It feels great to be back in victory lane. I have a great group of guys behind me with Jeff Rudzik and Joe Demyan giving us the best cars. It’s just awesome. Tomorrow it’s about doing the right things and getting the car good and the driver running good. We have to start over tomorrow and do the qualifying right and the heat race right. Cody Jacobs has done a great job with this car. That thing was a blast to drive tonight,” said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating; Triple X Chassis; VRP Shocks; FK Rod Ends; Scoville Designs backed #49x.

Henry has not gotten to race a lot the past few years. But it didn’t look like it Friday as he held off challenge after challenge for the victory.

“This is pretty awesome. I was sweating a little bit…my guys kept giving me signals…I knew they were close. I figured if I just held a line…starting up front was key tonight with the way the track was being fast. We’ve struggled on fast race tracks with this race car. Tonight we dialed it in really well. I have so many people to thank…Jim Weber of Jim Weber Motorsports, Charlie Truman, Fultz Fabrication, Accu-Force, my crew, John and Craig…they’ve stuck with me and put in a lot of hard work. We don’t get to race very much because it takes a lot. Thankful for my dad and everyone that supports us. We struggled a little bit off and on the last several years; obviously we haven’t been in victory lane for awhile. So this feels really good,” said Henry in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Lay and Craig Mintz brought the field to green for the 30 lap sprint feature with Mintz rocketing into the lead. Justin Peck stopped with a lap scored with Mintz leading Cap Henry, Lay, Shaffer and Rob Chaney. On the restart Henry drove under Mintz to take the top spot and a lap later Lay moved into second and took the lead just before the caution flew for Mintz who stopped with four laps scored. Mintz went to the work area and repairs were made and he rejoined at the tail.

Lay, who suffered a wicked crash at Attica the previous week, pulled away when the green flew with Henry, Shaffer, Andrew Palker, Chaney and Broc Martin giving chase. Lay pulled away steadily until Travis Philo stopped with 14 laps in. The caution kept Lay out of lapped traffic and when the green reappeared he used the clear track to once again pull away. Shaffer reeled in Henry and the pair battled the next eight laps until Tyler Gunn stopped in turn four to bring out the caution with eight laps remaining. That wiped out a nearly three second lead for Lay.

On the ensuing restart while Shaffer showed Lay his nose, Chaney blasted from sixth to third but would slide off the turn one cushion with five laps to go. This time on the restart Lay’s car, low on fuel, would not take off and Shaffer drove into the lead. Shaffer drove away to the win over Martin, 14th starter Byron Reed, 17th starter Joey Saldana and Palker. Rounding out the top 10 were 15th starter Brady Bacon; Mintz who stormed from the tail after his early race woes; 18th starter Cole Duncan; 19th starter Duane Zablocki and 21st starter Foos.

Henry and Minnesota driver Brent Larson paced the field for the 30 lap ALMS feature with Henry gaining the advantage over Steve Kester, Larson, Steve Casebolt and Corey Conley. Disaster struck after a lap was scored when George Lee tumbled in turn one collecting Rusty Schlenk and Ken Hahn. Lee was banged up a little but exited under his own power.

When the green flew again Henry and Kester battled for the lead with Larson, Casebolt and Conley waging war for third. Henry and Kester ran side by side over the next 13 laps with Larson and Casebolt doing the same before a caution flew for one of the infield tires being moved onto the racing lane. When the green flew Henry and Kester resumed their battle as did Larson and Casebolt. Casebolt would take third with 14 laps remaining.

A caution for Devin Shiels put a brief halt to the entertaining battles up front with nine laps to go. On the restart Henry led Kester, Casebolt and now a quickly closing Conley. Conley drove into third with eight laps to go just before Matt Irey stopped to bring out the final caution with seven laps to go. On the restart Henry changed his line from the top side to the bottom which stopped Kester’s challenge. Kester now had to deal with Conley with Casebolt and Schlenk, who had charge from the rear after the lap 1 incident, and Larson. Conley took second with five laps remaining and closed on Henry.

When the white flag appeared Henry and Conley were side by side with Kester only a half car length behind with Casebolt and Schlenk also closing. Henry was able to hold off Conley for the win with Kester, Casebolt and Schlenk rounding out the top five. Completing the top 10 were Eric Spangler, Larson, Paul Stubber, Mike Bores and JR Gentry.

Attica Raceway Park will close out the 2017 season Saturday, Sept. 2 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion sprints completing their feature event from the June 16th rained out affair along with a complete program for the Dirt Classic Ohio paying $10,000 to win. The 305 sprints will also be in action.

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.

Attica Raceway Park
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

410 Sprints – Hammer Pallets

Qualifying

1.70-Carson Macedo, 12.128; 2.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.208; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.276; 4.83-Rob Chaney, 12.294; 5.17-Dale Blaney, 12.320; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 12.363; 7.97-Broc Martin, 12.367; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.378; 9.5R-Byron Reed, 12.395; 10.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.453; 11.16-Chris Andrews, 12.463; 12.7K-Cale Conley, 12.472; 13.99-Brady Bacon, 12.531; 14.9X-Stuart Brubaker, 12.553; 15.71-Joey Saldana, 12.611; 16.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.633; 17.8-Dean Jacobs, 12.635; 18.4-Cap Henry, 12.703; 19.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.710; 20.5T-Travis Philo, 12.737; 21.60-Jody Keegan, 12.770; 22.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.776; 23.22-Cole Duncan, 12.801; 24.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.841; 25.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.850; 26.5X-Justin Peck, 12.887; 27.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.893; 28.84-Brandon Hanks, 13.000; 29.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.040; 30.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.151; 31.4B-Steve Butler, 13.361; 32.1M-Brandon Moore, 13.614;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[7] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[6] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 17-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 71-Joey Saldana[7] ; 5. 9X-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 70-Carson Macedo[4] ; 7. 7K-Cale Conley[5] ; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[1] ; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 4B-Steve Butler[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 70-Carson Macedo[3] ; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 7. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 9. 27-Cody Gallogly[11] ; 10. 1M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 11. 4B-Steve Butler[12] ; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[7] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 4. 71-Joey Saldana[17] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[15] ; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz[2] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[18] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[21] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 12. 70-Carson Macedo[22] ; 13. 16-Chris Andrews[12] ; 14. 4-Cap Henry[4] ; 15. 17-Dale Blaney[13] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[10] ; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 18. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 19. 83-Rob Chaney[3] ; 20. 8-Dean Jacobs[23] ; 21. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 22. 7-Shawn Valenti[24] ; 23. 5X-Justin Peck[11] ; 24. 9X-Stuart Brubaker[20]

Hard Charger: 71-Joey Saldana +13

Late Models - ALMS

Qualifying
1.C9-Steve Casebolt, 14.421; 2.CJ1-Rusty Schlenk, 14.453; 3.240-Doug Drown, 14.512; 4.14-JR Gentry, 14.621; 5.5M-Ryan Markham, 14.687; 6.14C-Corey Conley, 14.770; 7.27S-Eric Spangler, 14.777; 8.B1-Brent Larson, 14.792; 9.15B-Mike Bores, 14.818; 10.15-Jon Henry, 14.881; 11.36R-Ryan Eddleblute, 14.907; 12.36-Matt Irey, 14.949; 13.71-Dave Hornikel, 14.959; 14.1N-Casey Noonan, 14.962; 15.77-Steve Kester, 14.985; 16.50Y-Ryan Missler, 15.032; 17.59-Shane McLoughlin, 15.082; 18.31AUS-Paul Stubber, 15.154; 19.10-Nathan Loney, 15.165; 20.28-Kent Brewer, 15.189; 21.3-Matt Miller, 15.227; 22.42*-Bob Mayer, 15.236; 23.30-Nate Potts, 15.309; 24.61-George Lee, 15.312; 25.51-Devin Shiels, 15.346; 26.39-Hillard Miller, 15.568; 27.27-Ken Hahn, 15.598; 28.44-Matt Shipley, 15.604; 29.69-Jeff Warnick, 15.605; 30.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 15.705; 31.24-Jerry Aber, 15.788; 32.03-Jim Gingery, 15.822; 33.006-Jarrett Rendel, 16.603; 34.69R-Doug Baird, 16.821; 35.16-Ky Harper, 17.759; 36.2-Travis Stemler, 99.990; 37.36W-Craig Wolford, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 15-Jon Henry[1] ; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[4] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[2] ; 4. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 6. 3-Matt Miller[6] ; 7. 16-Ky Harper[9] ; 8. 006-Jarrett Rendel[8] ; 9. 2-Travis Stemler[10] ; 10. 03-Jim Gingery[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. B1-Brent Larson[4] ; 2. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 4. 61-George Lee[7] ; 5. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[3] ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[5] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 9. 69-Jeff Warnick[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 2. 10-Nathan Loney[1] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[3] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[6] ; 5. 44-Matt Shipley[7] ; 6. 24-Jerry Aber[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 8. 39-Hillard Miller[5] ; 9. 5M-Ryan Markham[4]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 14C-Corey Conley[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 3. 14-JR Gentry[3] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 6. 59-Shane McLoughlin[6] ; 7. 28-Kent Brewer[7] ; 8. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5] ; 9. 36W-Craig Wolford[9]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 3-Matt Miller[3] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 4. 24-Jerry Aber[4] ; 5. 006-Jarrett Rendel[7] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. 16-Ky Harper[5] ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery[11] ; 9. 39-Hillard Miller[8] ; 10. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 11. 2-Travis Stemler[9]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 3. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 4. 69-Jeff Warnick[9] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[5] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 7. 59-Shane McLoughlin[4] ; 8. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 9. 50Y-Ryan Missler[8] ; 10. 36W-Craig Wolford[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 15-Jon Henry[1] ; 2. 14C-Corey Conley[4] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 4. C9-Steve Casebolt[5] ; 5. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[13] ; 6. 27S-Eric Spangler[9] ; 7. B1-Brent Larson[2] ; 8. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[6] ; 9. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 10. 14-JR Gentry[12] ; 11. 71-Dave Hornikel[10] ; 12. 1N-Casey Noonan[11] ; 13. 51-Devin Shiels[20] ; 14. 10-Nathan Loney[7] ; 15. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[22] ; 16. 27-Ken Hahn[15] ; 17. 39-Hillard Miller[21] ; 18. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[18] ; 19. 36-Matt Irey[17] ; 20. 3-Matt Miller[19] ; 21. 61-George Lee[14] ; 22. 240-Doug Drown[16]

Hard Charger: CJ1-Rusty Schlenk +8

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Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney wasn’t even sure he wanted to race Friday. The J&M Motorsports team experienced mechanical issues with the tow rig and Blaney nearly told them to wait to race until Saturday. The team made it to Attica Raceway Park and Blaney promptly parked the #55 in victory lane on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night.

It looked like Cap Henry would take the Hammer Pallets 410 sprint win as the Republic, Ohio driver led the first 18 circuits before jumping the cushion in turns three and four and spinning though he kept it going as Blaney drove by. Blaney had to endure a couple of late race restarts but drove away the final eight laps to take the win 5.6 seconds ahead of Craig Mintz. It was Blaney’s 26th career win at Attica as he sits third on the track’s all-time win list.

“It was a tough night. My daughter’s coming home this weekend…it’s her birthday on Wednesday and I don’t get to see her a whole lot. I can’t thank Gene Jenkins and Scott Mertz and Rick enough for helping out tonight. Scott and Gene have been friends of mine for a long time. Gene worked on my car on the Outlaw tour for a long time. I’m dumfounded the way things have been going this year. I haven’t had the greatest of years. But no better place to finally get one than Attica,” said Blaney beside his Century 21 Mertz & Associates, Svas Appraisals backed machine.

“On the red there (9 laps to go) I didn’t have any brakes and I really didn’t know how hard to run. I knew Stuart (Brubaker) must have been running okay…he kind of followed me up through there a little bit. I knew the 11n (Craig Mintz) was in fourth so I just tried to run as hard as I could and not make any mistakes,” added Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews wrapped up his second 410 track championship aboard the Burmeister #16.

“Points racing is not fun. I relate it to like NASCAR when they tell you to drive 30 miles an hour slower to save fuel…it’s not fun at all. Sonny (Burmeister) is looking down on us and Sharon…I got a championship for them. I can’t say enough about DJ Foos and that team with Jay Kiser and Daniel Smith…they are tough to beat,” said Andrews, the track’s 2009 champion.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown grabbed the lead from Steve Kester on lap 11 in the Summit Racing Equipment Late Model feature and then held off a charging Rusty Schlenk to record his third Attica win of the year. The victory moves Drown into a tie with Schlenk atop the division’s all-time win list with 23.

“Kester was rolling pretty good but I don’t know if his motor was letting go or what because he was spitting oil all over me. That’s why I went a groove down and the car was really good down there. But I knew I couldn’t leave the top open for Rusty so I kept looking around and waiting to see him. It was good racing…the track was awesome. I saw Rusty a few times. I knew he would run me hard…that’s how we race each other hard and clean. That’s why we both have the results we have here,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection, Malcuit Racing Engines, Wooster Glass, ABR Farms, Dirty Girl Raceware, Efco backed #240.

Britton, Michigan’s Devin Shiels scored a sixth place finish to earn his first ever Attica Raceway Park late model track championship.

“I hate to see that top line so fast…I like dry slick. I saw some slide jobs coming and I thought ‘I’d better back out of this.’ I want to thank my dad. I have one more to go. I’m leading Oakshade points with a couple of races left,” said Shiels of his first ever championship.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver only had to make the A-main to score his third track championship in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. But, when his engine let go in hot laps, that title was in doubt. In stepped Jim Taddeo who gave up his seat to Weaver. Weaver rewarded that gesture by leading all by the first lap of the feature to score his eight win of the year and wrap up the track championship. It was Weaver’s 43rd career win at Attica in the 305 sprint division as he leads all other drivers.

“Jim’s seat I could have tucked my elbows under so that had to be the first thing to go. Then I had to hold my leg up because he had no heal riser so I had put that in. Still I wasn’t completely comfortable in it…the steering wheel was too low. I have to thank Jim for the opportunity and his crew guys and Daniel for busting their asses to get this thing switched over.. I want to thank Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire…we had something go wrong with the motor…I don’t know how severe. Instead of starting it back up and risk really hurting it I just parked it,” said Weaver beside the Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Greber Machine Tools backed #4T.

Cap Henry and Chris Andrews brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Henry blasting into the lead. With four laps scored fourth place runner Broc Martin got up on two wheels in turn three causing fifth place DJ Foos to spin to avoid a collision. On the restart Henry pulled away from Andrews, Blaney, Martin, Stuart Brubaker, Jess Stiger and Travis Philo. Henry had a huge lead as he raced into lapped traffic on lap 12 as Andrews was trying to fend off Blaney for second.

At the half-way point Foos spun, ending his night. The restart order was Henry, Blaney, Andrews, Brubaker and Philo. The car on the move was 11th starter Craig Mintz who had worked his way up to sixth. When the green flew so did Henry, pulling away once again. Disaster struck for Henry on lap 19 as he bounced over the cushion in turns three and four, did a 360 degree spin and kept going but fell to fifth as Blaney now led Brubaker, Andrews and Mintz.

Byron Reed stopped on the track with 20 laps in with Blaney continuing to lead Brubaker, Andrews, Mintz, Henry and Philo. Racing ground to a halt with 21 laps scored when Duane Zablocki slowed on the back stretch and Brian Lay drove over him, flipping violently. Neither driver was injured.

Blaney got a great restart and drove away from the field as Brubaker began battling with Mintz with Andrews and Henry racing hard for fourth. Blaney continued to stretch his lead with Mintz finally taking second with two laps to go. When the checkers flew Blaney’s winning margin was 5.6 seconds over Mintz while Philo charged to third on the final lap with Brubaker and Henry rounding out the top five.

Steve Kester and Ryan Missler paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Kester jumping into the lead over Missler, Drown, Cody Scott, Mike Bores and Shiels. Doug Baird brought out the first caution with three laps scored with the running order Kester, Drown, Missler, Shiels, Scott, Bores, Ken Hahn and Schlenk. On the restart Drown immediately applied pressure to Kester but a Ryan Eddleblute spin with five laps in postponed that battle. On the restart Kester and Drown continued to race side by side with Missler trying to hold off Shiels, Bores and Scott.

Drown executed a slider in turns three and four to take the lead on lap 11 while Schlenk had blasted his way to third. With 10 laps to go Drown had pulled away as Kester and Schlenk battled for the runner-up spot with Missler, Shiels, Bores, Scott and Dave Hornikel giving chase.

Lapped traffic would allow Schlenk to close on Drown with eight laps to go. Hahn stopped on the back stretch with five laps remaining giving Drown a clear track. When the green flew Drown edged ahead of Schlenk, Kester, Missler, Bores and Shiels. With two laps to go Schlenk was glued to Drown’s rear bumper but a bobble on the cushion in turn two on the white flag lap allowed Drown to drive away to the win. Schlenk, Kester, Missler and Bores rounded out the top five.

John Ivy and Kyle Capodice brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Ivy gaining the advantage while fourth starter Weaver powered into second. Weaver blasted to Ivy’s outside to grab the lead on lap two. Weaver couldn’t shake Ivy as the two ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps. The car on the move was ninth starter Jamie Miller who had worked his way up to third when the caution flew for a Seth Schneider spin with 16 laps to go.

Weaver pulled away on the restart while Ivy had to fend off Miller while Bobby Clark and Capodice stayed close. Ivy started to eat into Weaver’s lead as they raced into lapped traffic with five laps to go. It was now a four car battle for the lead with Weaver holding off Ivy, Clark and Miller. Once through the heaviest of the lapped traffic Weaver was able to pull away to the checkers over Ivy, Miller, Clark and Jordan Ryan.

Attica Raceway Park will close out the season Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1 and 2 with the Attica Ambush. On Friday the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series will battle for $5,000 to win as will the Sunoco American Late Model Series. Saturday includes the make-up A-main for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions from June 16 and then the Dirt Classic Ohio for the All Stars paying $10,000 to win. The 305 sprints will also be in action Saturday.

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.

Attica Raceway Park
Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Hammer Pallets

Qualifying

1.55-Dale Blaney, 12.438; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.459; 3.9X-Cap Henry, 12.475; 4.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.477; 5.60-Jody Keegan, 12.481; 6.45-Trevor Baker, 12.530; 7.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.631; 8.16-Chris Andrews, 12.636; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.642; 10.5R-Byron Reed, 12.659; 11.97-Broc Martin, 12.664; 12.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.729; 13.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.790; 14.45L-Brian Lay, 12.865; 15.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.876; 16.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.885; 17.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.006; 18.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.006; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.032; 20.11X-Brandon Martin, 13.054; 21.8-Kevin Shelbo, 13.451; 22.1M-Brandon Moore, 13.633; 23.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 13.776; 24.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.360; 25.21M-Chris Olding, 16.822;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[2] ; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 11X-Brandon Martin[8] ; 9. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 9X-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 4. 55-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 6. 1M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 8. 21M-Chris Olding[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 5. 11X-Brandon Martin[7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 7. 1M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6] ; 9. 21M-Chris Olding[9] ; 10. 8-Kevin Shelbo[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 55-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz[11] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 9X-Cap Henry[1] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[12] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[13] ; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18] ; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[20] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17] ; 15. 45L-Brian Lay[16] ; 16. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 17. 7J-Joe Swanson[19] ; 18. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 19. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 20. 23-DJ Foos[5]

Hard Charger: 11n-Craig Mintz +9

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[6] ; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty[8] ; 9. 4T-James Taddeo[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[4] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[2] ; 9. 63-Tad Peck[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 11X-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[4] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[5] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[8] ; 9. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 10. 63-Tad Peck[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 11X-Jordan Ryan[10] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[15] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 9. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 10. 47-Matt Lucius[13] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[18] ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[11] ; 14. 97-Kyle Peters[19] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 16. 2L-Landon LaLonde[16] ; 17. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[20] ; 18. 9R-Dustin Rall[14] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson[6]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[4] ; 3. 19-Cody Scott[6] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[5] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 7. 78-Chris Sands[8] ; 8. 57-Jeremy White[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[5] ; 3. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[8] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 5. 1*-Chub Frank[6] ; 6. 10-Nathan Loney[4] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 4. 69-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[3] ; 6. 28-Kent Brewer[8] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 10-Nathan Loney[2] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[9] ; 6. 78-Chris Sands[4] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 8. 57-Jeremy White[7] ; 9. 30-Nate Potts[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel[10] ; 8. 5M-Ryan Markham[18] ; 9. 1*-Chub Frank[14] ; 10. 36-Matt Irey[9] ; 11. 28-Kent Brewer[17] ; 12. 10-Nathan Loney[16] ; 13. 1-Ben Mott[13] ; 14. 42*-Bob Mayer[15] ; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[12] ; 16. 36R-Ryan Eddleblute[7] ; 17. 59-Larry Bellman[20] ; 18. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 19. 03-Jim Gingery[19] ; 20. 19-Cody Scott[4]

Hard Charger: 5M-Ryan Markham +10

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Henry takes Crown money at Fremont

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio – There’s no place like home for Cap Henry. The Bellevue, Ohio native spent a lot of years on the road racing sprint cars, including several weeks in the Midwest this year. He returned home a couple of weeks ago and hooked up with the Lane Racing team and it paid off Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Henry took the lead on lap 17 and drove to his fourth career win at “The Track That Action Built” pocketing $5,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

Henry started 10th in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature and steadily worked his way to the front. A tremendous battle involving Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews and Henry ensued as the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by lap 11. Henry drove around Brubaker for the lead exiting turn two to lead lap 17. It wasn’t easy for Henry as he encountered heavy lapped traffic with eight laps to go allowing Brubaker to close. Henry navigated through the traffic to earn the win.

“I can’t say enough about this Lane family. They didn’t know who I was two weeks ago. Man I knew this thing was pretty good early. I caught those guys in traffic and just didn’t want to screw it up. Hats off to Rich (Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter) and the whole crew. The track was awesome. I could run any where on the race track. This J&J was awesome. It’s good to be in victory lane and even better to be home,” said Henry beside his Metropolitan Landscaping, Kistler Engines backed #4.

Gibsonburg’s Nate Dussel survived a close call with a lapped car and led all 25 laps to claim his second feature win in as many weeks at Fremont Speedway. Last week he scored his first ever 360ci sprint win and this week the track’s Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint 2016 champion scored his first win in that division, taking home $1,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

“Considering how bad I fouled it up last week in this car, stepping on it running second, I owed this to my dad and everyone on this team to get the #1 car back in victory lane,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Custom Fabrication; Al Davis Carpet; Industrial Movers; Gressman Powersports; Box 7; Real Geese; Wurtec; Design Graphics Group; Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

The victory is Dussel’s 23rd overall at the track, putting him in a tie with Bryan Sebetto and Jim Fleming for 23rd on the all time win list.

“I’ve said it before I sat in those stands as a little kid thinking maybe some day I can sit on this front stretch at least once let alone 23 times,” Dussel commented.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks has racked up 5 runner-up finishes in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models at Fremont Speedway in 2017. Brooks, the track’s defending division champion, finally broke into victory lane Saturday, taking the lead on lap six and driving to his sixth career win

“The track was smoother and it didn’t wear me out…I didn’t fall out of the seat,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending; Foster Auto Repair; Brian Foster backed #00.

“Chester (Fitch) and Ky (Harper) give me a run for my money every week. It seems if I can beat one I can’t beat the other. This feels good…I was wondering where this place was,” Brooks said referring to the Engine Pro Victory Lane. “I want to thank my wife, Chris my crew chief, a friend of mine, Jim, came out to help us.”

A few years ago Fremont, Ohio’s Brad Mitten suffered a severe head injury. Through hard work and determination he came back to racing and it all paid off Saturday as he grabbed the lead from Shawn Valenti – who has five wins on the season – on a restart with just four laps to go and drove to his first career Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win at “The Track That Action Built.”

“I was faster in one and two than he (Valenti) was but he would come back on me in three and four. I thought he was going to come back around but I stuck with it and after 12 years I finally won,” said Mitten beside his Centec Cast Metal Products; Premier Planning Services; Borer Mirror & Glass; Shellukes Bar and Grill; SPS Distributing; B&R Powder Coasting backed #23m.

Jody Keegan and Todd Heller brought the 410 feature to green with Heller gaining the advantage over Chris Andrews, Keegan, Brubaker, Broc Martin and D.J. Foos. Keegan, who took home $1,000 for winning the Alex Burkett Memorial Pursuit earlier in the night, jumped back into second on lap two and immediately challenged Heller for the lead. Heller and Keegan would tangle on lap three, handing the lead to Brubaker.

Brubaker pulled away slightly on the restart from Andrews, Henry, Foos, Trey Jacobs, Valenti, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. The leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and it was a three car battle for the lead involving Brubaker, Andrews and Henry. Henry sliced into second on lap 12 and battled with Brubaker and the lapped cars over the next five laps before driving under Brubaker exiting turn four on lap 17.

Henry pulled away from Brubaker, Andrews, Reed, Jacobs, Foos and Gunn until encountering more heavy traffic with eight laps remaining. Brubaker quickly closed and with three laps remaining was right on Henry’s rear bumper. Henry was able to negotiate through the traffic and drove to the win over Brubaker, Andrews, Reed and Jacobs.

Last week’s winner Steve Rando and Dussel paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Dussel gaining the advantage at the drop of the green. Paul Weaver moved into second on lap two and the battle began for the lead. Dussel and Weaver nose to tail over the next five laps before the caution flew just as they were racing into lapped traffic. After two green flag laps Rando’s run at the front came to an end with mechanical issues. On the restart Dussel led Weaver, Bobby Clark, Alvin Roepke, Matt Foos and John Ivy (from 17th).

Clark would spin on lap 10, collecting Ivy. When the green flew the battle between Dussel and Weaver continued with Roepke, Foos, Brandon Moore, and Jamie Miller giving chase. With 10 laps to go Dussel and Weaver were battling as they caught the rear of the field. Kevin Mingus would spin right in front of them. Dussel avoided the incident but Weaver spun to avoid heavy contact, sending him to the tail.

When the green flew Dussel pulled away from Roepke, Moore, Kyle Capodice, Foos and Dustin Stroup. As he worked his way back to the front, Weaver clipped Chase Dunham on lap 18 with Dunham laying his car on its side. Again when the green returned Dussel pulled away from Roepke with Moore and Foos battling for third. Dussel easily drove to the win over Roepke, Moore, Foos and Weaver.

In the 15 lap late model feature, Dustin Keegan and Ky Harper brought the field to green with Harper taking the lead over Brooks, Chester Fitch, Keegan and Kyle Dukeshire. Fitch spun while challenging for the lead on lap four. On the restart Brooks pressured Harper and drove into the lead on lap six just before the caution would fly. A pair of cautions over the next two laps kept the field close.

Once the green flew again on lap eight, Brooks began to pull away from Harper, Fitch and Keegan. Brooks drove to the win over Harper, Fitch, Keegan and Jay King.

The 20 lap dirt truck feature went green with Eric Devanna and Brad Stuckey on the front row. Cautions marred the first seven laps of the feature, thought he battle up front involving Devanna, Stuckey, Shawn Valenti and Dustin Keegan was quite entertaining. Valenti grabbed the lead on lap seven and began to pull away as Keegan, Devanna and Stuckey put on a show for second.

Mitten was finally able to take the runner-up position on lap 14 just before the caution flew wiping out Valenti’s big lead. When the green reappeared Mitten drove under Valenti to take the lead. Mitten hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Valenti, Keegan, Keith Sorg and Devanna.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 22 on Miller Rigging/Mac & Bob’s Service Garage Night with the 410 and 305 sprints, trucks and late models in action on Family Fun Night.

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

Fremont Speedway
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Crown Battery Night
Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.803; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 12.811; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.844; 4.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.852; 5.16-Chris Andrews, 12.874; 6.97-Broc Martin, 12.900; 7.14H-Todd Heller, 12.926; 8.60-Jody Keegan, 13.010; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.022; 10.4-Cap Henry, 13.031; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.032; 12.5X-Justin Peck, 13.042; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.111; 14.16N-Austin Nemire, 13.149; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.183; 16.4t-Tracy Hines, 13.270; 17.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.423; 18.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.440; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.467; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.500; 21.17x-Dain Naida, 13.747; 22.18D-Bobby Distel, 14.421;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 4t-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[7] ; 6. 16N-Austin Nemire[5] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen[6] ; 6. 17x-Dain Naida[7] ; DNF. 5X-Justin Peck[1]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[10] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[9] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 10. 5X-Justin Peck[12] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 13. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 14. 17x-Dain Naida[21] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 16. 16N-Austin Nemire[14] ; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 18. 71-Ayrton Olsen[18] ; 19. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 20. 4t-Tracy Hines[16] ; 21. 18D-Bobby Distel[22] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[2]

Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 11G-Tyler Street[2] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[6] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 24. 09-Justin Adams[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 3. 8-Bobby CLark[3] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 8. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[14] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] ; 11. 2L-Landon Lalonde[21] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[13] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 14. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 15. 94K-Kevin Mingus[16] ; 16. 11G-Tyler Street[19] ; 17. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 18. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 19. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 20. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 22. 36-Seth Schneider[22]

Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore +12

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[6] ; 4. 4X-Eddie Bryant[2] ; 5. 2-Brian Sorg[7] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 8. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[8] ; DNF. 33-Jeff Ward[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[6] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[4] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[7] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[2]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 6. 2-Brian Sorg[16] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[18] ; 9. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[22] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[17] ; 11. 49X-Noah Wagner[6] ; 12. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 13. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 14. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 15. 0-Andy Keegan[3] ; 16. 26-Kyle Lagrou[19] ; 17. P51-Paul Brown JR[21] ; 18. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[10] ; 19. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 20. 4X-Eddie Bryant[13] ; 21. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14]

Hard Charger: 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen +13

602 Late Models – McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[7] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 6. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 7. 16-Brad Mitten[1] ; 8. 27K-Jay King[10] ; 9. 5-Chester Fitch III[3] ; 10. 95-Louis Kimberlin[6]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[2] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[8] ; 6. 5-Chester Fitch III[9] ; 7. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[6] ; 8. 16-Brad Mitten[7] ; 9. 95-Louis Kimberlin[10] ; 10. 4M-Jamie Miller[5]

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio – Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer made the long drive from Charlotte, N.C. to Fremont, Ohio Saturday and stole the loot from the drivers in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS). Shaffer took the lead with only three laps to go in the 40-lap affair and drove to the $5,000 victory on Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night at “The Track That Action Built.”

Shaffer had competed with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Friday in North Carolina. The team drove throughout the night to Fremont to compete in the 2nd installment of the “North vs. South” battle in Ohio pitting FAST against the OSCS. Shaffer steadily worked his way through the field from his 12th starting position and blasted under Parker Price Miller to earn his 16th career victory at Fremont Speedway.

“I’ve always loved this place. I hope everyone can get things straightened out and get some All Star shows or Outlaw shows back here. This place is awesome. It races so great…no matter if it’s rough, heavy, slick, tacky what ever. Hats off to Farmer (Rich Farmer, track promoter) for putting this on. They did a great job despite all the rain in the area. Hats off to Cody Jacobs and the Redzik-Demyan team. Cody’s been working his tail off and he’s given us a great car. We’ve been working together and making it nice and I’m grateful to have him. He makes my job a lot of fun again,” said Shaffer of his Rudzik Excavating; Triple X Chassis; VRP Shocks; FK Rod Ends; Scoville Designs backed #49.

Jordan Ryan and Broc Martin brought the field to green for the feature event with Martin gaining the advantage over Cale Thomas, Ryan, Parker Price Miller, FAST point leader D.J. Foos, Lee Jacobs and quick qualifier Adam Kekich. The fast track placed the leaders into heavy lapped traffic by lap eight and that allowed Thomas to take the lead. Martin drove back by to regain the top spot a lap later with Price Miller closing in third. Martin, Thomas and Price Miller put on a clinic in slicing through traffic over the next hand full of laps with Price Miller taking the lead on lap 12.

The first of only two race stoppages came on lap 15 when Ryan Myers took a spill. The restart saw Price Miller continue to lead Martin, Thomas, Ryan, Shaffer and Lee Jacobs. Lapped traffic came back into play at the half way point with Price Miller pulling away slightly over Martin, Thomas, Shaffer and Ryan. Shaffer moved into third on lap 28 as the leaders raced through heavy lapped traffic. Shaffer used the traffic to grab second on lap 33.

The car on the move was 2016 OSCS champion Cole Duncan who had worked his way to fourth from his 16th starting position. However, Duncan’s great run came to a crashing end with three laps to go when he tangled with a lapped car. Shaffer had just executed the winning move exiting on the bottom of turn two to grab the lead. With a clear track on the restart Shaffer pulled away for the victory over Price Miller, Martin, Thomas and Brady Bacon rounding out the top five.

The “Battle for Ohio” will resume Friday, June 2 at Attica Raceway Park as the OSCS teams travel north once again to battle the FAST stars. It will be a double-header weekend for the FAST teams as they also compete Saturday, June 3 at Fremont Speedway.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship 410 Sprint Series presented by Ohio Logistics or the 2017 JLH General Contractor FAST Championship 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro can log on at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘like’ FAST on Facebook at facebook.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels and the Pub 400 of Fremont

Fremont Speedway
May 27, 2017

[*] indicates starting position.

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.205; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 12.229; 3.4k-Kody Kinser, 12.310; 4.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.338; 5.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.380; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.396; 7.2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.420; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.431; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.495; 10.91-Cale Thomas, 12.498; 11.83M-Broc Martin, 12.501; 12.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.520; 13.99-Brady Bacon, 12.527; 14.26-Taylor Malsam, 12.541; 15.4H-Tracy Hines, 12.616; 16.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.677; 17.22-Cole Duncan, 12.680; 18.4S-Brian Smith, 12.693; 19.56R-Ryan Myers, 12.705; 20.8-Dean Jacobs, 12.713; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.736; 22.7-Troy Kingan, 12.752; 23.5-Byron Reed, 12.769; 24.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.784; 25.60-Jody Keegan, 12.806; 26.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.808; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 12.814; 28.3G-Carson Macedo, 12.824; 29.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.830; 30.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 12.836; 31.59S-Ryan Smith, 12.837; 32.5X-Justin Peck, 12.888; 33.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.903; 34.4-Danny Smith, 12.974; 35.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.978; 36.59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.999; 37.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.072; 38.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.095; 39.17x-Dain Naida, 13.105; 40.9-Ryan Linder, 13.159; 41.83-Nate Reeser, 13.162; 42.22D-Josh Davis, 13.221; 43.2P-Ricky Peterson, 13.413; 44.80-Lance Webb, 13.553; 45.18D-Bobby Distel, 99.280;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 6. 59S-Ryan Smith[7] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 83-Nate Reeser[9] ; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 9R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 4. 7V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 6. 5X-Justin Peck[7] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 4k-Kody Kinser[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo[6] ; 6. 2P-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 7-Troy Kingan[5] ; 8. 4S-Brian Smith[1] ; 9. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 5. 26-Taylor Malsam[2] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 17x-Dain Naida[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 9. 80-Lance Webb[9]

Heat 5 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 8-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 4H-Tracy Hines[2] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 5. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 7. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[6]

C-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to B)

1. 59S-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 5X-Justin Peck[2] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[5] ; 6. 17x-Dain Naida[9] ; 7. 80-Lance Webb[14] ; 8. 83-Nate Reeser[11] ; 9. 2P-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 11. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 12. 22D-Josh Davis[12] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[4]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 4S-Brian Smith[6] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 6. 7V-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo[13] ; 8. 26-Taylor Malsam[5] ; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 10. 59S-Ryan Smith[16] ; 11. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 13. 7-Troy Kingan[8] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[12] ; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[10] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[14] ; 17. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[15]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps)

1. 49-Tim Shaffer[12] ; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[9] ; 6. 9R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[11] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 9. 4k-Kody Kinser[7] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 11. 5K-Adam Kekich[8] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[20] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 14. 8-Dean Jacobs[19] ; 15. 16-Chris Andrews[13] ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[22] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[15] ; 18. 22-Cole Duncan[16] ; 19. 26-Taylor Malsam[21] ; 20. 4S-Brian Smith[17] ; 21. 4H-Tracy Hines[10] ; 22. 59S-Ryan Smith[24] ; 23. 56R-Ryan Myers[18] ; 24. 4-Danny Smith[23]

Hard Charger: 49-Tim Shaffer +11

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