Shaffer and Weaver Win at Attica

2010 arp attica raceway Park
2010 arp attica raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Tim Shaffer is ready for the outlaws. The Aliquippa, Pa. driver and defending O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champions titlist used Friday night as a tune-up for the invasion of the World of Outlaw Sprints at Attica Raceway Park, taking the 410 sprint victory on Custom Chrome Plating/R&R Auto Wrecking Night.

Defending Attica track champion Paul Weaver took the lead when Brad Bowman drove off the track on lap 18, and went on to claim the richest purse of the season for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints for the Engine Builders’ Challenge during the first ever Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series event for that division.

Castalia’s Larry Kingseed, a five-time limited late model track champion, put the problems he has experienced the past two seasons behind him and held off several challenges from Dusty Moore, UMP National point leader Rusty Schlenk and Doug Drown to record his first super late model feature win.

Shaffer passed Byron Reed on lap 6 for the lead in a caution-filled feature and used several restarts with a clean track to pull away for his 7th career Attica victory and his second this season on the fifth night for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series.

“The car was just awesome. It really was a fun race. When it’s working that great it really is fun to drive. Brian (Kemenah) and the guys did a great job. We’ve been trying a lot of different things lately to try and get back on our game and it seems like we’re getting there,” said Shaffer beside his Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook owned, Kistler Racing Engines, Kistler Racing Products backed #83.

“I can’t wait for the World of Outlaws to come here. We’re going to give it our best shot and then some. We’re really hungry for it…I can’t wait for it,” added Shaffer about the traveling professional series coming to Attica on May 21.

In another caution-filled feature, it was Stuart Brubaker who led early only to see Brad Bowman drive into the lead with a slide job in turns three and four on lap 11. But disaster struck for Bowman on a lap 16 restart as he drove off the high side of turn 2 while Weaver drove around Brubaker into the lead. Weaver rim-road the remaining way to his 24th career 305 sprint victory at Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant, just one away from the all-time win lead held by Mike Linder.

“I didn’t need all those cautions. It seemed like every time I got going a caution would come out. The big difference is now that there’s two tires to choose from you have to pick the right one and hope it falls your way,” said Weaver beside his Genzman Enterprises, Schiets Motorsports, M&L Excavating backed #1w.

The 25-lap Fultz Fabrications and Speed Shop UMP Late Model feature was a dandy, with only one caution and four cars battling the last 15 laps for the win. Kingseed, who has 23 career wins in the limited lates, held off several slide jobs from Moore, Schlenk and Drown for the victory.

“It sure is good to be back on this horse track. We had a rough two seasons. We put the old car and the old team back together and we’ve been fast. I could see those guys under me, but I just held my line and hit my marks and we’re back in victory lane,” said Kingseed beside his B&R Pallet Shop, A&S Graphics, Burns Petroleum backed #21.

The 305 sprint feature rolled out first, and Brubaker grabbed the early lead over Weaver, John Ivy, Brad Haudenschild, Bobby Clark and Brad Bowman. Just as Brubaker began to pull away and hit lapped traffic, the caution flew on lap 6. On the ensuing restart, Bowman, who had moved into third using the extreme outside of the track by lap five, drove around Weaver into second and began pressuring Brubaker. The caution flew on lap 8 and before the drivers could get into battle, it would fly again on lap 10. On the restart, Bowman would execute the slide job on Brubaker in turns three and four for the lead and began to check out. Meanwhile, Brubaker had his hands full with Weaver, Ivy and Clark.

Again just as the leaders were getting set to hit lapped traffic, the caution flew on lap 16. A lap and another caution and then Bowman drove off the high side of turn 2, handing the lead to Weaver. Weaver would pull away before the final caution would fly on lap 22. Weaver stayed smooth the remaining eight laps for the victory over Clark, Brubaker, 16th starting D.J. Foos and Ivy.

“I thought Brad was going to check out, but it was tricky up top,” added Weaver about the first ever Fremont Attica Sprint Title Championship Series event.

In the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Byron Reed grabbed the early lead with Dean Jacobs, Shaffer, Bryan Sebetto and Dale Blaney racing hard for second. Shaffer would drive around Jacobs for second on lap two and closed on Reed by lap five while Jacobs, Sebetto, Blaney and Phil Gressman put on a great battle for third. Shaffer would drive under Reed for the lead on lap six exiting turn four while Jacobs, Sebetto, Blaney, Gressman and now Randy Hannagan staged an awesome race for third. The action would grind to a halt on lap 7 when Lee Jacobs smacked the front stretch wall getting upside down, right in front of the leaders.

On the restart Shaffer pulled away while Reed had his hands full with Jacobs. A lap later disaster struck for Sebetto who slid off of turn four and into the catch fence ending his great run. On the restart, Shaffer continued to lead while Jacobs slid under Reed for second with Blaney to the outside to challenge with Gressman, Craig Mintz, Hannagan and Brandon Wimmer in the mix. Just as Shaffer was about to enter lapped traffic the caution flew on lap 16. While Shaffer was in a league of his own on the restart, Jacobs, Reed, Blaney, Gressman, Mintz and Hannagan had a great race going for second on back. Two laps later Shaffer, Jacobs and Reed had pulled away, but Gressman, Mintz, Blaney and Hannagan were trading those spots every lap.

With eight laps remaining, Blaney and Gressman would touch down the front stretch sending Gressman spinning and bringing out the caution. The running order was Shaffer, Jacobs, Reed, Hannagan, Blaney, Mintz and Brock Mayes. Reed and Hannagan would drive around Jacobs on the restart, but Hannagan’s exciting run would end on lap 17 as his powerless mount coasted to a stop on the front stretch.

Again Shaffer would pull away on the restart and would power to the victory over Reed, Jacobs, Blaney and Mayes.

The fans who stayed for the late model feature witnessed a classic with Kingseed, Moore, Drown and Schlenk putting on a driving clinic. Kingseed grabbed the initial lead with Michael Stiltner II battling with Moore and Drown for second. The only caution would fly on lap four and the battle was on. Kingseed looked like he was on a string around the top side of the track while behind him all hell was breaking loose for second. Moore, who won two weeks earlier, would take second on lap 2 and drive right on the rear bumper of Kingseed while Stiltner and Drown waged a tremendous battle for third. Drown would move into the third spot on lap 7 with Schlenk taking fourth on lap 8.

Kingseed could not shake the field with Moore having his hands full now with Drown and Schlenk as the trio traded slide job after slid job in the corners. With nine laps remaining, it became a four car battle for the lead as the leaders hit lapped traffic. Kingseed would not move from his top groove while Moore took several looks under him with Schlenk and Drown at times making it three wide for second. That tremendous battle would continue to the checkers with Kingseed over Moore, Schlenk, Drown and Devin Shiels.

Attica Raceway Park will host the World of Outlaw Sprints in a big 50-lap, $10,000 to win affair on Kistler Engines Classic Night, Friday, May 21. The UMP late models are also in action. Don’t miss “The King” Steve Kinser and defending WoO champion Donny Schatz piloting Tony Stewart’s sprint cars battle the Kasey Kahne machines of Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan and the tough Attica regulars and All Stars like Shaffer, Blaney, Reed, Jacobs and more.

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Attica Raceway Park – 5/14/2010

R & R Auto Wrecking / Custom Chrome Plating Night

410 Sprints (37 Cars)

Heat 1 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 1X-Randy Hannigan; 2. 20X-Craig Mintz; 3. 28K-Todd Kane; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 6. 10-David Harrison; 7. 28-Shawn Valenti; 8. 27-Scott Euler; 9. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 10. 26X-Ryan French

Heat 2 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 60-Jody Keegan; 2. 11B-Brock Mayes; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs; 4. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 5. 12-Jarred Ridge; 6. OW-Brandon Wimmer; 7. 45-Brian Lay; 8. 5T-Travis Philo; 9. 11M-Brandon Martin

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 53-Phil Gressman; 2. 5R-Byron Reed; 3. O4-Cap Henry; 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 14H-Todd Heller; 6. X-Mark Keegan; 7. 3J-Kevin Lee; 8. 312-Mike Linder; 9. 2+-Brian Smith

Heat 4 – Tin Lizzy Collision (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 2-Dale Blaney; 2. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews; 6. O-Bill Morrison; 7. 5M-Troy Vaccaro; 8. 3C-Cale Conley; 9. 26-Cody White

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps – Top 6 Transfer)

1. 12-Jarred Ridge; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews; 3. OW-Brandon Wimmer; 4. 3J-Kevin Lee; 5. X-Mark Keegan; 6. 3C-Cale Conley; 7. 2+-Brian Smith; 8. 10-David Harrison; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 10. 312-Mike Linder; 11. 28-Shawn Valenti; 12. 14H-Todd Heller; 13. 27-Scott Euler; 14. 26-Cody White; 15. 26X-Ryan French; 16. O-Bill Morrison; 17. 5T-Travis Philo; 18. 5M-Troy Vaccaro; 19. 91-Aaron Middaugh

A-Main – (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 83-Tim Shaffer[4]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[8]; 5. 11B-Brock Mayes[11]; 6. 20X-Craig Mintz[7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[15]; 8. OW-Brandon Wimmer[19]; 9. 28K-Todd Kane[6]; 10. 3C-Cale Conley[22]; 11. O4-Cap Henry[5]; 12. 3J-Kevin Lee[20]; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[12]; 14. 53-Phil Gressman[9]; 15. X-Mark Keegan[21]; 16. 15C-Chris Andrews[18]; 17. 12-Jarred Ridge[17]; 18. 1X-Randy Hannigan[10]; 19. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16]; 20. 16-Bryan Sebetto[3]; 21. 24H-Lee Jacobs[14]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[13]

Hard Charger: 3C-Cale Conley[+12]

Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop – UMP Late Models (28 Cars)

Heat 1 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk; 2. X3-Dan Wallace; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed; 4. WD40-Dusty Moore; 5. 77-Steve Kester; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 7. 48-John Bores; 8. 92-Brandon Perkins; 9. 18-Jim Gingery

Heat 2 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler; 2. 92S-Cody Scott; 3. 12-Michael Stiltner II; 4. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 5. 99-Steve Sabo; 6. 12M-Bobby Michaels; 7. 30-Nate Potts; 8. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 9. 25-Ryan Eddleblute

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)

1. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.; 2. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 3. 12D-Doug Drown; 4. 51-Devin Schiels; 5. 1-Jeff Babcock; 6. 27-Ken Hahn; 7. 15B-Mike Bores; 8. 36-Matt Irey; 9. 22-Mike Stiltner

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)

1. 27-Ken Hahn; 2. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 3. 92-Brandon Perkins; 4. 15B-Mike Bores; 5. 36-Matt Irey; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 7. 48-John Bores; 8. 85-Chuck Hummer; 9. 18-Jim Gingery; 10. 12M-Bobby Michaels

A-Main – (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 21-Larry Kingseed[2]; 2. WD40-Dusty Moore[4]; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[9]; 4. 12D-Doug Drown[3]; 5. 51-Devin Schiels[8]; 6. X3-Dan Wallace[6]; 7. 12-Michael Stiltner II[1]; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[16]; 9. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.[10]; 10. 23C-Jeremy Canada[17]; 11. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[11]; 12. 5H-Ernie Haynes[5]; 13. 77-Steve Kester[13]; 14. 15B-Mike Bores[19]; 15. 99-Steve Sabo[14]; 16. 36-Matt Irey[20]; 17. 92S-Cody Scott[12]; 18. 92-Brandon Perkins[18]; 19. 1-Jeff Babcock[15]; 20. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7]

Hard Charger: 27-Ken Hahn[+8]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints (30 Cars)

Heat 1 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 40-Bobby Clark; 2. 19R-Steve Rando; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. 14-Chad Wilson; 5. 13-Junior Felver; 6. 25-Jason Keckler; 7. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 8. 41-Dustin Dinan

Heat 2 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 8K-Zack Kramer; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 3. 51-Brad Bowman; 4. M28-Josh Muntz; 5. 27-Paige Polyak; 6. 30-Adam Ollom; 7. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 312-Rich Farmer; 3. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 4. 1-Nate Dussel; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 55-Benny Bowman

Heat 4 – Tin Lizzy Collision (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 94-John Ivy; 2. 39M-Matt Merrill; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 6. 65-Doug Berryman; 7. 77J-Jim Sipe

Advantage Motorworks Dash – #1 (6 Laps – Top – Transfer)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 2. 94-John Ivy; 3. 51-Brad Bowman; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 6. 39M-Matt Merrill

Advantage Motor works Dash – #2 (6 Laps – Top – Transfer)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 3. 40-Bobby Clark; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 312-Rich Farmer

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 2. 27-Paige Polyak; 3. 71-Bill Kraylek; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 5. 55-Benny Bowman; 6. 25-Jason Keckler; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger; 8. 65-Doug Berryman; 9. 77J-Jim Sipe; 10. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser; 12. 13-Junior Felver; 13. 30-Adam Ollom; 14. 41-Dustin Dinan

A-Main – (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 2. 40-Bobby Clark[6]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1]; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[16]; 5. 94-John Ivy[3]; 6. 10-Brad Haudenschild[4]; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[15]; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9]; 9. 39M-Matt Merrill[11]; 10. 312-Rich Farmer[12]; 11. 9-Jimmy Colvin[17]; 12. M28-Josh Muntz[14]; 13. 67M-Matt Ferrell[20]; 14. 51-Brad Bowman[5]; 15. 71-Bill Kraylek[19]; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[21]; 17. 14-Chad Wilson[13]; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond[8]; 19. 8K-Zack Kramer[7]; 20. 27-Paige Polyak[18]; 21. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 22. 13-Junior Felver[22]

Hard Charger: 11F-D.J. Foos[+12]