In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, D.J. Foos continued his hot streak, racing to his fourth consecutive feature win and fifth of the season at Attica. He held off challenges from Bobby Clark and Paul Weaver to claim his eighth career Attica victory on Smith Family Frosted Foods, Bazell Race Fuels, UUI Night.
“I got the last pill last tonight and it was the pole so things are just going our way,” said Foos beside his Burger King, Level Performance, Kistler Racing Products, Buck Shot Farms, R&R Used Cars, Pit Stop Carryout backed #11F. “When Bobby (Clark) passed me on the high side in one and two I thought okay he had a run on me up top so I figured I’d go up there and take his line away in three and four and it just worked out. I have to thank my mom and dad and grandpa…and everyone who helps out.”
In the 305 sprint feature, Foos jumped into the early lead with Bobby Clark, John Ivy, Zack Kramer, Stuart Brubaker and Paul Weaver in tow. Foos used the low groove to pull away slightly as Clark and Ivy battled for second. The caution would fly on lap three for Jimmy Colvin and a lap later he would spin again. Foos would pull away on the restarts with Clark, Ivy, Brubaker and Weaver battling for second. A caution on lap 7 for spins by Kramer and Nate Resser would find the running order of Foos, Clark, Ivy, Weaver and Brubaker. On the ensuing restart, Clark seemed to have found something on the top side of turns three and four, as he began to close on Foos. Another caution on lap 11 for Reeser would give Clark another opportunity.
But, Foos moved off the bottom into the top groove in turns three and four on the next restart, taking Clark’s advantage away. Clark’s challenge would end on lap 16 when he drove over the thin cushion in turn four, bringing out the yellow flag. Now Foos had to deal with defending track champion Paul Weaver, who was driving into the cushion like a man possessed, while Ivy was left to deal with Brubaker, Paige Polyak and Jake Trevino for the third spot.
With no more cautions in the race, Foos would continue to hit his marks while Weaver threw everything he had at the Fremont, Ohio youngster. Meanwhile, Polyak would drive around Brubaker into fourth on lap 10 and into third a lap later. Foos would take the checkered flag ahead of Weaver, Brubaker, who got around Polyak on the last lap, and 16th place starter Steve Rando.
Fremont Fence 305 Sprints (23 Cars)
Heat 1 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps)
1. 94-John Ivy; 2. 25-Jason Keckler; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond; 5. 13-Junior Felver; 6. 19R-Steve Rando; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser; 8. M28-Josh Muntz
Heat 2 – Bell Racing (8 Laps )
1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. 81-Bobby Clark; 3. 8K-Zack Kramer; 4. 10S-Roger Shammo; 5. 72C-John Bartlome; 6. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 7. 5-Jordan Ryan; 8. 55-Gary Raff
Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 2. 27-Paige Polyak; 3. 80-Jake Travino; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos; 5. 51-Brad Bowman; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger
A-Main – (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 11F-D.J. Foos; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 27-Paige Polyak; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 80-Jake Travino; 7. 94-John Ivy; 8. 1-Nate Dussel; 9. 25-Jason Keckler; 10. 51-Brad Bowman; 11. 22D-Dan Hammond; 12. 72C-John Bartlome; 13. 81-Bobby Clark; 14. 10S-Roger Shammo; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger; 16. 13-Junior Felver; 17. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 18. 8K-Zack Kramer; 19. M28-Josh Muntz; 20. 83X-Nate Reeser; 21. 55-Gary Raff; 22. 9-Jimmy Colvin
Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando[+11]