Jacobs and Muntz Win Features, Reed and Foos Take Championships at Attica

2010 arp attica raceway Park
2010 arp attica raceway Park

From Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It’s been a frustrating season for Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs. But the 410 sprint driver known as “The Snowman” put that all behind him by dominating the Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, Aug. 28.

While Jacobs led all 30 laps for the feature win, Byron Reed’s third place finish earned him his sixth track championship.

In the Fultz Fabrications and Speed Shop UMP Late Models, Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler came into the night needing only a 12th place or better feature finish to claim his second consecutive track title. He put all doubts behind him by leading the last 24 laps of the feature to claim his third victory of the season and the championship.

Fremont, Ohio’s Josh Muntz led all 25 laps to earn his first career Attica victory in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints, but the chase to the track championship came down to the last lap. D.J. Foos was able to finish seventh in the feature, and coupled with Paul Weaver’s fifth place run gave Foos the title by just a handful of points.

Wayne, Ohio’s Dwight Waltermeier took the lead on lap five and never looked back on route to his second feature win of the season in the Computer Man Dirt Trucks. Tiffin, Ohio’s Brian Arnold’s fourth place finish earned him his first ever track championship.

For Jacobs, it was his fourth career victory at Attica.

“This is a huge bounce-back for our team. We made some changes here the past week and we really clicked tonight,” said Jacobs beside his Randy and Lisa Hammer owned, Hammer Pallets, Classic Turning, Berlin Bakery backed #24h.

“I didn’t even know where victory lane was…it’s been so long since I’ve won a race I didn’t know if I was going to get another one,” joked Jacobs. “Tonight was amazing. I wish we wouldn’t have had so many cautions because that old man in that X car (Mark Keegan) he was making things pretty interesting on those restarts. Mark Keegan is one of the best drivers in our state. He did a hell of a job…it’s an honor to race with him like that. Mark was making me nervous on those restarts. I knew I had to keep switching up my starts in three and four and kind of moved around trying different lines to screw him up. The last two restarts I didn’t see him so we must have done something right. I knew the top was the place to be. Aaron and Randy Hammer and Timmy Pierce…those guys did an incredible job with the car tonight.”

For Monclova, Ohio’s Reed, the championship marked his fifth in the last six years.

“It was a good race…my car was really good. It’s tough when you start ninth behind a lot of good guys it’s tough to pass,” said Reed beside his Reebar Diecasting, ProShocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels backed #5. “I love this track…you couldn’t ask for better track preparation all year. Everyone asked why I was doing to good here this year and track preparation is probably the key. It’s been multi-grooved and elbows up race track all season and that makes me go good and that’s what the fans like.”

Reed’s run also takes him one step closer to winning the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) championship with just one point race remaining, that Sept. 11 at Fremont Speedway.

Missler’s victory in the late model feature wasn’t easy as he had to hold off a hard charging Doug Drown late in the going. He changed his line on a late race restart and Drown slipped off the track with five laps remaining.

“The car was so good except there at the end, the right rear started going away,” said Missler beside his York Fabrication, Terry McConnell Excavating, Taze D.J. Services backed #50Y. “I didn’t know where Drown was. I saw he got up to second…don’t know what happened to him; he must have dumped it off the track. There was a little like bump going into turn three and I’d hit that and it would upset the car so I just tried to stay away from that thing.:

“I have to thank everyone on my crew. Jerry Huff, my wife Amber, Dave Gullick, dad and everyone that helps out on the car all year,” added Missler beside his Quality Welding, Cenpeco Oil, J&H Concrete, Bellevue Beverage Center backed late model.

Muntz had to hold off Bobby Clark following a caution with just two laps remaining to claim the 305 sprint feature.

“The car was awesome. I was so nervous before the race. Everyone was like you need to calm down. You don’t know how hard it is to be calm when you’re trying to set the car up yourself and you have to go out there and start on the pole,” said Muntz beside his WOW Epoxy Floors, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, Rison Enterprises, Muntz Equipment Rebuild, Kear’s Speed Shop backed M28. “I saw Bobby tuck under me on those restarts but the top of the track was awesome and the car was beautiful. I have to thank my little daughter here…she turns one next Tuesday and this is the first race she’s ever been too. What a way to end the season here at Attica.”

Foos came into the night as the point leader, but defending track champion Paul Weaver was right on his tail. A caution with seven laps remaining saw Weaver running fourth and Foos in the eighth spot, which would have given Weaver the title. Foos would move into the sixth spot with three laps remaining just as the caution flew, giving him the point lead. On the restart, Foos fell back to seventh, moving Weaver into the championship. As the checkered came out, Nate Dussel was able to get around Weaver, dropping him to fifth, while Foos passed John Ivy for a seventh place finish to claim the title.

“I bounced off the wall coming to the white and I thought man here it goes I just lost it. That’s why you never give up and dig and dig and dig,” said Foos beside his Burger King, Level Performance, Buckshot Farms, Pit Stop Carryout, R&R Used Cars backed #11F. “I kept counting cars and I thought man he’s going to be hard to catch. Then the car just came alive halfway through the race and it just took off. I knew I had something to work with then.”

Waltermeier ran the top shelf of the track to perfection for the dirt truck victory.

“It’s fun up there. You have to keep it straight, you can’t get sideways up there,” said Waltermeier beside his Mitchelle Agronomics, Graham Racing Engines, CA Kustoms backed #39. “I have to thank my crew. My brother D.J. and crew chief John and my wife and all these guys that show up to root me on.”

When Bob Dible got into trouble early in the dirt truck feature, Brian Arnold just had to finish strong, which he did for the track title.

“It’s unfortunate that Bob got spun out or what ever happened. Our goal this year was to win a track championship here…this is the only place we’ve run so far this year,” said Arnold beside his Make-A-Wish Foundation, Burns Electric, Air Cooled Engines backed #33. “The truck got pretty bent up tonight but it was worth it.”

At the drop of the green for the 410 sprint feature, Lee Jacobs quickly bolted into the lead with Brad Haudenschild, Mark Keegan, Brandon Wimmer and Shawn Valenti in tow. Keegan would grab second a lap later while Jacobs pulled away. Haudenschild would bring out the caution with two laps in with the running order Lee Jacobs, Keegan, Wimmer, Phil Gressman, Valenti and Reed. Greg Wilson would stop on the track on lap eight to bring out another caution and wipe out Jacobs’ big lead

On the restart Wimmer would drive under Keegan for second with Gressman fourth and Reed up to fifth. Gressman would take third on lap 11 as Jacobs continued to pull away in the lead. Sheldon Haudenschild would spin on lap 15 to slow the action with Jacobs, Wimmer, Gressman, Keegan and Reed rounding out the top five. Jacobs once again pulled away on the ensuing restart as Wimmer and Gressman battled for second. Gressman would move into the runner-up spot on lap 17 with Keegan taking third from Wimmer on the next circuit.

Meanwhile, Jacobs was rim-riding to a commanding lead while Gressman and Keegan put on a great show for second and Wimmer and Reed battled for fourth. Cap Henry and Mike Linder would tangle on lap 20, bringing out another caution. Again on the restart Jacobs would pull away with Gressman, Keegan, Wimmer and Reed rounding out the top five. Keegan would drive around Gressman into second on lap 24, but could not close on Jacobs. Reed would drive into fourth on lap 23 and took third with five laps remaining. Haudenschild would coast to a stop on lap 27, giving Keegan one final shot at Jacobs. However, Jacobs was too strong and pulled away for the win with Keegan, Reed, Gressman and Rob Chaney rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Dan Wallace would grab the early lead over Missler, Bill Hahn, Keith Berner and Matt Irey. Missler would drive into the lead a lap later, bringing Hahn and Berner into second and third. The first caution would fly on lap 4 for Bill Clap with the running order, Missler, Berner, Hahn, Wallace and Rocky Owens. Missler would pull away on the restart while Berner, Hahn and Owens locked in a great battle for second. The caution would fly on lap 7 for Jeff Esbenshade, but Missler would again pull away when the green came back out.

Another caution with 10 laps in the books for debris had the running order of Missler, Berner, Hahn, Owens, Wallace and a closing Doug Drown who started 12th. With 12 laps in, Missler continued to lead over Berner, Hahn, Owens, Wallace and Drown. Clapp would stop on the track on lap 13 to bring out the caution just as Drown moved into fifth, bringing Larry Kingseed to sixth. On the restart, Missler could not shake Berner while Drown drove into third. With 10 laps remaining, Drown drove under Berner into second and was closing quickly on Missler. The final caution of the event would fly on lap 18 when Ken Hahn and Jeremy Canada tangled.

On the restart Missler would again hit his marks on the top side of the track with Drown pressuring and Berner, Owens and 15th place starter Mike Bores in tow. Drown’s bid for the win would end on lap 20 when he slipped off the top side of turn four, losing four positions. Missler still could not shake Berner as Bores took third on lap 21 with Owens and Kingseed rounding out the top five. Missler would drive to the checkered over Berner, Bores, Owens, and Kingseed.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Muntz would also drive to the top of the track to take the lead with Jake Trevino, Bobby Clark, Dan Hammond and Nate Dussel in tow. Clark would grab second a lap later and would race right on Muntz’ rear bumper while Trevino, Zack Kramer and Hammond would round out the top five. The first caution would fly on lap 11 for a Junior Felver spin with the running order Muntz, Clark, Trevino, Kramer and 10th place starter Paul Weaver. On the restart Muntz and Clark would drive away as Trevino, Kramer, Weaver and Dussel locked in a tremendous battle for third.

The caution would be displayed on lap 17 when Brad Bowman and Dan Hammond lost power. Again on the restart, Muntz and Clark would drive nose to tail away from Trevino with Weaver, Dussel, Kramer, Steve Rando and D.J. Foos in tow. The car on the move was John Ivy who had steadily worked his way up from his 16th starting spot and was seventh with six laps remaining.

Muntz would continue to hit his marks perfectly with Clark right on his tail. Trevino was comfortably in third while Weaver, Dussel, Kramer, Ivy and Foos racing hard for fourth. The field would be bunched up one final time when Nate Reeser spun with just two laps remaining. Muntz was able to drive away for the victory over Clark, Trevino with Dussel passing Weaver for fourth on the last lap.

Chuck Roelle grabbed the early lead of the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Waltermeier moving into second with Bob Dible, Kent Brewer and Alex Weichman rounding out the top five. Dible would spin on lap two bringing out the only caution of the race. Roelle ran the bottom to continue to lead as Waltermeier raced to his outside with Brewer, Weichman and Paul Brown Jr. in tow.

Waltermeier would drive into the lead on lap five with Roelle holding off Brewer and Weichman. With five laps to go, the truck on the move was Cory Ward who had moved from 12th to third. Waltermeier would drive off to the win over Roelle, Ward, Arnold and Brian Sorg.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 as the Baumann Auto Group Presents the Attica Ambush with the O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints. The late models and dirt trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park – 8/28/2010

Kistler Racing Products

410 Sprints (31 Cars)

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

1. 28-Shawn Valenti; 2. 45C-Rob Chaney; 3. 20X-Craig Mintz; 4. 5M-Greg Wilson; 5. 2+-Brian Smith; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 7. 51-Roger Campbell; 8. 45L-Brian Lay

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

1. 312-Mike Linder; 2. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 3. 53-Phil Gressman; 4. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs; 6. O4-Cap Henry; 7. 6Z-Zack Ames; 8. 60-Jody Keegan

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

1. 5R-Byron Reed; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 5. 14H-Todd Heller; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller; 7. 9X-Brandon Martin; 8. 26-Ryan French

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

1. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 2. O-Brandon Wimmer; 3. 16M-Danny Mumaw; 4. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 5. OM-Bill Morrison; 6. 27-Scott Euler; 7. 3J-Kevin Lee

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

1. 97-Dean Jacobs; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 2+-Brian Smith; 4. O4-Cap Henry; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 6. OM-Bill Morrison; 7. 9X-Brandon Martin; 8. 27-Scott Euler; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller; 10. 51-Roger Campbell; 11. 6Z-Zack Ames; 12. 3J-Kevin Lee; 13. 26-Ryan French; 14. 60-Jody Keegan

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

1. 24H-Lee Jacobs[1]; 2. X-Mark Keegan[2]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[9]; 4. 53-Phil Gressman[5]; 5. 45C-Rob Chaney[12]; 6. 16-Bryan Sebetto[14]; 7. O-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 8. 20X-Craig Mintz[11]; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[17]; 10. 28-Shawn Valenti[6]; 11. 14H-Todd Heller[18]; 12. O4-Cap Henry[20]; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[19]; 14. 312-Mike Linder[10]; 15. 91-Aaron Middaugh[16]; 16. 16M-Danny Mumaw[8]; 17. 10-Brad Haudenschild[3]; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[15]; 19. 5M-Greg Wilson[13]; 20. 98-Bruce Robenalt[4]

Hard Charger: 16-Bryan Sebetto[+8]

Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop – UMP Late Models (22 Cars)

Heat 1 – Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler; 2. 11-Keith Berner; 3. 12D-Doug Drown; 4. 29-Rocky Owens; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed; 6. 93T-Jeff Esbenshade; 7. 22-Bobby Michaels

Heat 2 – Bell Racing (8 Laps)

1. 27-Ken Hahn; 2. 83-Bill Hahn; 3. 48B-Dan Wallace; 4. O6-Kyle Perry; 5. 12-Michael Stiltner II; 6. 1-Bill Clapp; 7. 92-Brian Orth

Heat 3 – Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps)

1. 84-Tim Sabo; 2. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 3. 36-Matt Irey; 4. 48-John Bores; 5. 15B-Mike Bores; 6. 99-Steve Sabo; 7. 18-Jamie Reed

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

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[3]; 2. 11-Keith Berner[7]; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[15]; 4. 29-Rocky Owens[9]; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[13]; 6. 12D-Doug Drown[12]; 7. 83-Bill Hahn[2]; 8. 36-Matt Irey[5]; 9. 48-John Bores[8]; 10. 84-Tim Sabo[10]; 11. 93T-Jeff Esbenshade[16]; 12. O6-Kyle Perry[4]; 13. 23C-Jeremy Canada[6]; 14. 99-Steve Sabo[18]; 15. 22-Bobby Michaels[19]; 16. 12-Michael Stiltner II[14]; 17. 18-Jamie Reed[21]; 18. 27-Ken Hahn[11]; 19. 48B-Dan Wallace[1]; 20. 1-Bill Clapp[17]; 21. 92-Brian Orth[20]

Hard Charger: 15B-Mike Bores[+12]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints (29 Cars)

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

1. 11F-D.J. Foos; 2. M28-Josh Muntz; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. 19R-Steve Rando; 5. 13-Junior Felver; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser; 8. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 9. 23-Brad Wade; 10. 39M-Matt Merrill

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

1. 40-Bobby Clark; 2. 5-Dustin Dinan; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 6. 35L-Tony Beaber; 7. 94-John Ivy; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger; 9. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 10. 77J-Jim Sipe

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 1-Nate Dussel; 3. 25-Jason Keckler; 4. 80-Jake Travino; 5. 27-Paige Polyak; 6. 51-Brad Bowman; 7. 55-Benny Bowman; 8. 24X-Ryan Dickey; 9. 72C-Ross Moore

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

1. 94-John Ivy; 2. 51-Brad Bowman; 3. 71-Bill Kraylek; 4. 35L-Tony Beaber; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger; 8. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 9. 24X-Ryan Dickey; 10. 77J-Jim Sipe; 11. 23-Brad Wade; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill; 13. 72C-Ross Moore; 14. 55-Benny Bowman

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

1. M28-Josh Muntz[1]; 2. 40-Bobby Clark[6]; 3. 80-Jake Travino[2]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[10]; 6. 8K-Zack Kramer[4]; 7. 11F-D.J. Foos[12]; 8. 94-John Ivy[16]; 9. 27-Paige Polyak[15]; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[8]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]; 12. 71-Bill Kraylek[18]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[7]; 14. 9-Jimmy Colvin[14]; 15. 35L-Tony Beaber[19]; 16. 5-Dustin Dinan[9]; 17. 83X-Nate Reeser[20]; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond[3]; 19. 51-Brad Bowman[17]; 20. 13-Junior Felver[13]

Hard Charger: 94-John Ivy[+8]

Computer Man Inc. Dirt Trucks (24 Trucks)

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

1. 18W-Cory Ward; 2. 3R-Chuck Rolle; 3. 33-Brian Arnold; 4. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten; 6. 99X-Gene Potridge; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser

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

1. 39-Dwight Waltermier; 2. 8K-Kent Brewer; 3. 4X-Brian Sorg; 4. 9-Curt Inks; 5. 8-Steve Endicott; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg; 7. 25-Mike Tezak

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

1. 17-Bob Dible; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig; 3. O1-Art Ball; 4. 56-Alex Weichman; 5. 71-Craig Holland; 6. O9-Jeff Wank; 7. O-Andy Keegan; 8. 84-Russ Stahl

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

1. 4S-Keith Sorg; 2. O-Andy Keegan; 3. O9-Jeff Wank; 4. 25-Mike Tezak; 5. 99X-Gene Potridge; 6. 84-Russ Stahl; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser; 8. 36X-Dustin Keegan

A-Main – (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 39-Dwight Waltermier[2]; 2. 3R-Chuck Rolle[1]; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[12]; 4. 33-Brian Arnold[9]; 5. 4X-Brian Sorg[6]; 6. 8K-Kent Brewer[4]; 7. 8-Steve Endicott[14]; 8. O1-Art Ball[10]; 9. P51-Paul Brown Jr.[5]; 10. 56-Alex Weichman[7]; 11. 17-Bob Dible[3]; 12. 32H-Dan Hennig[11]; 13. 71-Craig Holland[15]; 14. O-Andy Keegan[17]; 15. 9-Curt Inks[8]; 16. 23M-Brad Mitten[13]; 17. 25-Mike Tezak[19]; 18. 99X-Gene Potridge[20]; 19. 4S-Keith Sorg[16]; 20. O9-Jeff Wank[18]

Hard Charger: 18W-Cory Ward[+9]