Sebetto Wins at Attica, Closes In on Jacobs for FAST Championship

From Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Bryan Sebetto drove under race-long leader Brandon Martin with four laps to go to claim his first win of 2011 at Attica Raceway Park Saturday. The win, coupled with Dean Jacobs third place finish, has Sebetto just five points behind Jacobs in the battle for the 2011 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) championship and its $10,000 payday with just two point’s races remaining.

In the Fultz Fabrications and Speedshop UMP Late Models, Bristolville, Ohio’s Russ King did something few have been able to accomplish in 2011 – beat Jon Henry. King battled with Henry and Garrett Krummert throughout the last 17 laps before driving around Henry exiting turn two on lap 22 to take the lead. He would go on to record his first career victory at Attica on WNWO Channel 24/Aarons Sales and Lease Night.

When Stuart Brubaker tangled with a lapped car with just 9 circuits to go, Paul Weaver was there to take advantage in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature. Weaver would cruise to his third victory of the season at Attica and his 27th career win to lead the division’s all-time win list.

Two time Attica winner Bob Dible and veteran Willie Keegan would trade paint throughout the 15 laps of the Computer Man Dirt Truck feature. Keegan would get a last lap pass of Dible to take the win, his first ever at Attica.

In the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature, Sebetto would patiently follow two-time Attica winner Martin throughout the 30-lap affair. With seven laps to go, Sebetto, who had been searching for the right groove the entire race, would start to slowly reel in the rim-riding Martin. With five laps to go Sebetto would race to Martin’s inside and drove under him into the lead on lap 26. Sebetto would drive his Burmeister Racing #16 away for his second career victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant.

“I just started to run it in deeper and deeper and deeper in turns three and four. It helps to be in second place coming down to the end of the race. Brandon was faster than me earlier in that race…I was just searching around in one and two and trying different lines and that’s what won me the race. I was a little better than him on the bottom down there,” said Sebetto beside his JLH General Contractors/Steven Mapus Tools/Burns Petroleum/ Schiets Motorsports/Adkins Fence backed #16.

“I hate points racing…I really don’t want that old man (Dean Jacobs) taking that $10,000…I’d rather take it, I’d have more fun with it. I like to win races and not worry about points…that’s when you start messing up. We come out here to win races. A monkey could have driven this thing tonight…this thing was bad fast all night. I have to thank Mikey and Tommy and Rollie and Jay and Mango and everyone who helps out on this,” added Sebetto in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Jon Henry has been nearly unstoppable at Attica in the late models in 2011 with seven victories. It looked like he was headed to eight, driving his familiar bottom groove. But, first Garrett Krummert and then Russ King had other ideas, using the middle of the track to pressure and get by Henry. Then, with five laps to go, King’s Essrock Cement, King Brothers Ready Mix Rocket Chassis #56 really came alive ad he drove around Henry exiting turn two and went on to his first career Attica win.

“Johnny H is pretty good here. We were here the first race of the season and me and John had a pretty good race. It’s funny, John started on the pole and I started ninth and we had a race and he won and tonight he started on the pole and I started ninth and we had a race and I won. It was fun with racing with him and Krummert…I wish we could race here more often,” said King.

“I got to third and got to fooling around…I just had to get up on the wheel and attack real hard…you can attack the corners real hard here. I just had to get up on the wheel and I’m pumped about it…I moved a couple of infield tires for you to boot. You have a really nice race track here and I hope everyone appreciates it,” added King.

Paul Weaver and Stuart Brubaker battled hard the first six laps of the 305 sprint main before Brubaker drove under Weaver exiting turn four for the lead on lap 7. Brubaker couldn’t shake Weaver though, and with nine laps to go, as Brubaker was exiting turn two, Cody Runion spun right in front of him, collecting him and handing the lead to Weaver. Weaver would pull away the remaining laps for the victory.

“Definitely the bottom was faster and I’m not going to go down there. Luck was just on my side. This is actually the first race I got to run with this (new Schnee chassis) car. Two weeks ago I lost my brakes and all I could do was drive around,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines/Spanky’s Pizza/M&L Excavating backed #1w. “I have to thank Bob Hampshire, Dave Rice, Jim Taddeo, my wife, Brian Schnee.”

Bob Dible, Willie Keegan and Cory Ward battled hard throughout the 15-lap dirt truck main with Dible taking the lead on lap two only to see Keegan race to his outside lap after lap and take the top spot with five circuits to go. Dible would drive back by to lead laps 12-14, but Keegan’s persistence paid off with a last lap pass for the win.

“He (Dible) was running real good..we were running real tight and he kind of got in my way a couple of times so I had to matters into my own hands…he did it back to me,” said Keegan beside his Chaney Roofing/Schiets Motorsports backed #P51. “I’m really happy for my cousin Pete…if it weren’t for him I wouldn’t be able to do it. He’s got one fast buggy for a truck.”

Keegan who has been racing for nearly 40 years, including many in sprint cars, said the race was as much fun “as I’ve ever had.” “A checkered flag is a checkered flag,” he added.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, Duane Zablocki and Brandon Martin would lead the field to the green only to see Jody Keegan slide off of turn two to necessitate a complete restart. When the green flew again, Martin would sail into the lead with Zablocki, Sebetto, Jac Haudenschild and Dean Jacobs in tow. Sebetto would take second on lap two as Martin pulled away. The caution would fly for a Chris Bell and Caleb Helms tangle. A lap and another caution for a Aaron Middaugh spin. A lap and another Middaugh spin would prevent Martin from pulling away.

On the restart Martin would jump to the cushion with Sebetto trying to stay close while Haudenschild and Jacobs waged a tremendous battle for third as Zablocki slipped to fifth ahead of a ninth place starter Byron Reed. Haudenschild’s great run would end on lap seven when he lost a wheel, moving Jacobs to third.

On the restart again Martin would pull away as Sebetto patiently stalked in second with Jacobs comfortably in third while Zablocki, Reed and Andrew Palker diced backed and forth for fourth. Just as Martin was to catch the rear of the field on lap 17, the caution would fly for Travis Philo, handing the leader a clear track.

Again Martin would pull away slightly as Sebetto began to search around for a better groove while Jacobs continued to cruise in third followed by Zablocki, Palker, Reed and 16th place starter Phil Gressman. With seven laps remaining, the fans could sense Sebetto was slowly eating away at Martin’s lead. Sebetto would duck low in turn four on lap 26 to steal the lead.

Martin would clip Zablocki while battling for fourth with three laps to go, with Zablocki spinning on the front stretch as Sebetto and Martin raced side-by-side for the lead. On the ensuing restart Sebetto was able to hold off Martin with Jacobs, Reed and Gressman in tow. Disaster nearly struck for Martin who drove off the high side of turn two, allowing four cars to get by, but the caution would fly when Jody Keegan and Philo temporarily got together in turns one and two, giving Martin a second chance.

However, Sebetto got a tremendous restart advantage and pulled away the remaining three laps for the win. Martin, Jacobs, Gressman and Reed would round out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model main, Henry and Krummert would lead the field to the green with Henry getting the advantage. A caution for a Mike Bores and Michael Stiltner dust-up after one lap was complete would set up a tremendous battle for the lead between Henry and Krummert as Matt Irey, Larry Kingseed, Ryan Missler, Rockey Owens and 9th place starter King in tow. As Henry and Krummert ran side-by-side up front, King would pick off a car a lap to set third by the seventh lap.

Henry would continue to run the bottom and lead while Krummert had his hands full with King while Kingseed and Irey battled for fourth. The Henry-Krummert-King battle would continue until the caution flew for a Stiltner spin with 10 laps remaining, just as Krummert took the lead.

On the restart Krummert would lead as Henry flashed under him with King right on their rear bumpers. Henry would use the bottom to retake the top spot on lap 18 while Krummert and King continue to apply the pressure. King would take second with five laps to go and raced to Henry’s outside for the lead, taking it exiting turn two on lap 22. Henry would fight back on the bottom, but King’s momentum was too much as he took the checkered. Henry, Krummert, Kingseed and 17th starter Justin Chance would round out the top five.

Weaver and Jason Keckler would lead the field to the green in the 25-lap 305 sprint main with Weaver grabbing the lead while third place starter Brubaker slid into second. Dustin Dinan would grab third on the second lap as Weaver and Brubaker pulled away. Weaver would blast around the high side while Brubaker cruised on the bottom. Brubaker would take the lead exiting turn four on lap 7, but could not shake Weaver as Dinan, Keckler, D.J. Foos, Jimmy Colvin, John Ivy and Paige Polyak were in pursuit.

Just as the leaders were ready to hit lapped traffic on the 10th circuit, Polyak would slow on the back stretch to bring out the caution. Brubaker and Weaver would pull away on the restart as Dinan, Keckler, Colvin and Foos battled for third. As Brubaker and Weaver raced side-by-side into turns one and two on lap 16, Cody Runion spun in turn two right in front of Brubaker who had no where to go and tagged the lapped machine, ending his run up front.

With a clear track Weaver would blast away from the field as Dinan had his hands full with Colvin and Nate Dussel. Weaver would take the checkered ahead of Dinan, Colvin, Foos and Keckler as point’s leader Dussel suffered mechanical problems the last lap.

Andy Keegan and Cory Ward would lead the dirt truck feature to the green with Ward grabbing the lead over third place starter Dible, Keegan and sixth place starter Willie Keegan. Dible would use his familiar bottom line to take the lead on the second lap as Ward tried to battle back while Willie Keegan drove the high line into third. Willie would take second on lap three and immediately raced to Dible’s outside for the top spot. Willie and Dible would race side-by-side for the lead with Ward right on their rear bumper until the caution flew for a Dan Hennig spin on lap six.

On the restart Dible would continue to lead with Keegan racing to his outside while Ward hounded in third with Steve Endicott, Andy Keegan, Art Ball and Brian Arnold in pursuit.

Willie Keegan would take the lead on lap 10 as he and Dible rubbed fenders. Ward would make it a three truck battle for the top spot on lap 11, with Dible driving back into the lead on lap 12. Willie would not give up and raced to Dible’s outside lap after lap. Dible held a bumper advantage as they took the white flag. Willie Keegan and Dible ran side by side down the back stretch on the final lap with Willie using the middle groove to his advantage to edge Dible for the win. Ward, Ball and Endicott would round out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 27 for the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Cylinder Heads Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night. The point’s battles in all four divisions are close and this race will be the difference as it awards double points. It is also a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series event. Gates open at 4 with racing underway at 7 p.m.

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Attica Raceway Park – 8/20/2011

WNWO NBC Toledo Channel 24 / Aaron’s Sales & Lease Night

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 3. 12-Jarred Ridge[2] ; 4. 312-Mike Linder[4] ; 5. O-Chris Bell[3] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 9. 98-Robert Robenalt[10] ; 10. 27-Scott Euler[8]

Heat 2 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 6-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 10-Brad Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 53-Phil Gressman[8] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[4] ; 8. 312X-Chris Andrews[6] ; 9. 69-Scott Curren[9]

Heat 3 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Bryan Sebetto[7] ; 2. 9X-Brandon Martin[8] ; 3. 3T-Tony Beaber[1] ; 4. 91-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[9] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6] ; 7. 51-Brad Bowman[4] ; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble[5] ; 9. 3J-Kevin Lee[2]

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Phil Gressman[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 3. 312X-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[1] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[5] ; 8. 69-Scott Curren[9] ; 9. 27-Scott Euler[11] ; 10. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 11. 3J-Kevin Lee[10]

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. 16-Bryan Sebetto[3]; 2. 9X-Brandon Martin[2]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[6]; 4. 53-Phil Gressman[16]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[9]; 6. 312-Mike Linder[10]; 7. O9-Craig Mintz[19]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[15]; 9. 10-Brad Haudenschild[14]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 11. 3T-Tony Beaber[7]; 12. 312X-Chris Andrews[18]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1]; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[20]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 17. 91-Aaron Middaugh[12]; 18. 12-Jarred Ridge[11]; 19. O-Chris Bell[13]; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[17]

Hard Charger: 53-Phil Gressman[+12]

Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Late Models (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Garrett Krummert[4] ; 2. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 3. O6-Kyle Perry[1] ; 4. 12-Michael Stiltner Jr.[8] ; 5. 48B-John Bores[7] ; 6. 99-Steve Sabo[2] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 8. 12MX-Wayne Miller[5]

Heat 2 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 56-Russ King[6] ; 2. 15-Jon Henry[1] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[2] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 5. 5H-Ernie Haynes[7] ; 6. 11B-Jeff Babcock[8] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels[3]

Heat 3 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29R-Rocky Owens[1] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 4. 23C-Jeremy Canada[7] ; 5. 11-Ky Harper[3] ; 6. O1-Justin Chance[6] ; 7. 99M-John Mayes Sr.[8] ; 8. 2W-Fred Wahl[5]

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 2. O1-Justin Chance[3] ; 3. 11B-Jeff Babcock[2] ; 4. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 5. 12MX-Wayne Miller[7] ; 6. 99M-John Mayes Sr.[6] ; 7. 99-Steve Sabo[1] ; 8. 2W-Fred Wahl[9]

A-Main – (25 Laps)

1. 56-Russ King[9]; 2. 15-Jon Henry[1]; 3. 29-Garrett Krummert[2]; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[5]; 5. O1-Justin Chance[17]; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[8]; 7. 29R-Rocky Owens[7]; 8. 11-Ky Harper[15]; 9. 69-John Mayes Jr.[11]; 10. O6-Kyle Perry[6]; 11. 30-Nate Potts[19]; 12. 48B-John Bores[13]; 13. 11B-Jeff Babcock[18]; 14. 12-Michael Stiltner Jr.[12]; 15. 36-Matt Irey[4]; 16. 5H-Ernie Haynes[14]; 17. 23C-Jeremy Canada[10]; 18. 50Y-Ryan Missler[3]; 19. 15B-Mike Bores[16]; 20. 12MX-Wayne Miller[20]

Hard Charger: O1-Justin Chance[+12]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 94-John Ivy[5] ; 2. 9-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[6] ; 5. M28-Josh Muntz[1] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 7. 40-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 8. 30-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[10] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[8]

Heat 2 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell[1] ; 4. 10S-Roger Shammo[2] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 13-Junior Felver[5] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 9. 717-Jim Cushing[9] ; 10. 72C-Ross Moore[8]

Heat 3 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 27-Paige Polyak[3] ; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 5. 49-Cody Runion[1] ; 6. 39-Matt Merrill[5] ; 7. 6-Ryan Dickey[2] ; 8. 55-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 9. 77S-Jim Sipe[4] ; 10. 94H-Kurt Huber[10]

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 2. 13-Junior Felver[5] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 5. 30-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[13] ; 8. 55-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[10] ; 10. 717-Jim Cushing[11] ; 11. 77S-Jim Sipe[12] ; 12. 94H-Kurt Huber[15] ; 13. 6-Ryan Dickey[6]

A-Main – (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]; 2. 5-Dustin Dinan[5]; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin[4]; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[7]; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[2]; 6. 94-John Ivy[9]; 7. M28-Josh Muntz[13]; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[12]; 9. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 10. 1-Nate Dussel[11]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[14]; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 13. 5R-Jordan Ryan[19]; 14. 10S-Roger Shammo[10]; 15. 30-Dustin Stroup[20]; 16. 13-Junior Felver[17]; 17. 49-Cody Runion[15]; 18. 40-Caleb Griffith[16]; 19. 67M-Matt Ferrell[6]; 20. 27-Paige Polyak[8]

Hard Charger: 22D-Dan Hammond[+9]

Computer Man Dirt Trucks (23 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 2. 3R-Chuck Roelle[3] ; 3. O-Andy Keegan[4] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[8] ; 5. 84-Tony Siferd[7] ; 6. 44-Todd Keegan[6] ; 7. 88-Norm Van Ness[5] ; 8. OO-Greg Summit[2]

Heat 2 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 17-Bob Dible[6] ; 3. 33-Brian Arnold[4] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 6. 39-Dwight Waltermier[8] ; 7. 71-Craig Holland[3] ; 8. 4X-Brian Sorg[5]

Heat 3 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8-Steve Endicott[2] ; 2. P51-Willie Keegan[6] ; 3. 21-Scott Fowler[1] ; 4. O9-Jeff Wank[5] ; 5. 33C-Kyle Cline[4] ; 6. 23M-Brad Mitten[3] ; 7. 36X-Wally Hemminger[7]

A-Main – (15 Laps)

1. P51-Willie Keegan[6]; 2. 17-Bob Dible[3]; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[2]; 4. O1-Art Ball[9]; 5. 8-Steve Endicott[5]; 6. O-Andy Keegan[1]; 7. 33-Brian Arnold[4]; 8. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7]; 9. 3R-Chuck Roelle[12]; 10. 39-Dwight Waltermier[17]; 11. 33C-Kyle Cline[15]; 12. 32H-Dan Hennig[14]; 13. 88-Norm Van Ness[19]; 14. 23M-Brad Mitten[18]; 15. 71-Craig Holland[20]; 16. O9-Jeff Wank[11]; 17. 44-Todd Keegan[16]; 18. 21-Scott Fowler[8]; 19. 4S-Keith Sorg[10]; 20. 84-Tony Siferd[13]; 21. 4X-Brian Sorg[21]

Hard Charger: 39-Dwight Waltermier[+7]