Sebetto Takes Attica 410 Win, Weaver Finds 305 Checkers

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ATTICA, Ohio – Bryan Sebetto did everything he could to take the Attica Raceway Park track championship for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints….but came up eight points short.

Sebetto came into Saturday’s Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Cylinder Head Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night third in the points, just a few behind Dean Jacobs. With five laps to go, Sebetto was in second and Jacobs was in eighth and if Sebetto could win and Jacobs would not have advanced any positions, Sebetto would have claimed the track title. When Sebetto passed six time Attica champ Byron Reed for the lead with three laps to go, it looked like that might happen. But, Jacobs got up on the wheel of his Seeling owned machine and finished fifth to earn his Attica championship.

“I didn’t have a very good car. We have a problem right now and we don’t know what it is. We’re blistering a right rear tire and we haven’t done that all year. Something is bound up or something…hopefully we will get it figured out and not let this FAST deal get away from us,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing & Recovery/NAPA Truck and Auto Center backed #97.

“This is pretty cool, but we’re after the big prize and we have to quit doing this,” added Jacobs who became only the seventh driver to claim a 410 sprint title at Attica since the track opened in 1988.

With the $3,000 victory on a Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title Championship points race night, Sebetto no leads the quest for the Kistler Cup and its $10,000 pay day with just one more FAST event remaining, that coming at Fremont Speedway on Sept. 10. Sebetto leads Jacobs by just 15 points.

Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler suffered mechanical woes while leading the Fultz Fabrications and Speed Shop UMP Late Model feature and dropped out. But, his consistent top 10 finishes all year was good enough to earn him his third straight Attica track championship.

Ada, Ohio’s Jon Henry passed five time Attica champion Larry Kingseed with three laps to go to claim his eight Attica late model win of the year. Henry has 14 overall victories in 2011.

“We had this one…we’ve been battling ignition problems the past couple of weeks. The car has been great…Dennis Level builds a hell of a motor…it’s fine, it’s an ignition problem. We had them covered tonight…the car was perfect. I just wish we could have been the only car on the horse track tonight,” said Missler of his track title run.

“I have to thank Taze DJ Service, Quality Welding, Terry McConnell Excavating, Bellevue Beverage Center, J&H Concrete, Twin Lakes Golf Course, York Fabrication and all the supporters,” added Missler.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver held off Paige Polyak to claim his second straight victory and fourth win of the season. It was his 28th career victory to lead all drivers in the division.

With his fourth place finish, Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel would wrap up his first career track championship in the 305 sprints.

“This is huge. I owe it all to these guys,” said Dussel pointing to his crew. “When they were pushing out the 410 feature we found out the front end was messed up so we had to rip the whole front end out of it and that’s because of all the hard work we put in this winter…to make sure we had spares.”

“I couldn’t have done this without Scott Gressman, Dave Deyo, Bill…this is only partially me,” added Dussel beside his Berrier Fabrication/Dussel Welding backed machine.

In the Computer Man Dirt Trucks, Willie Keegan held off Cory Ward for his second straight feature win. With his fourth place finish, Fostoria’s Bob Dible claimed his first ever track championship.

“It’s been a long 10 years coming but I knew something good would happen. I just needed a year when I could keep everything together and stay out of trouble and Attica seemed the place to do that this year,” said Dible beside his Bob’s Machine Shop/BMS Engines backed #17. “Coming over hear I always feel I can be one of the guys to beat and I have a lot of fun racing here.”

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature, Todd Kane would grab the early lead with Reed, Caleb Helms, Kody Kinser, Craig Mintz and Sebetto in tow. Following a Chris Andrews crash, Mintz would drive into third on the restart. With four laps in, Sebetto would vault into the fourth position. Reed would drive under Kane for the lead on lap 12 with Mintz and Sebetto dicing it out for third. Both would drive by Kane on lap 17 as Reed caught the back of the pack.

Reed would continue to lead as Sebetto got around Mintz for second on lap 19. Helms would spin on lap 21 to bring out the caution with the running order Reed, Sebetto, Mintz, 11th starter Sam Hafertepe Jr., Phil Gressman and Kane. Hafertepe would dispose of Mintz for third on lap 23 while Sebetto began to slowly reel in Reed. The final caution would fly for another Helms spin on lap 25. On the ensuing restart, Sebetto and Hafertepe pressured Reed and on lap 27, Sebetto would drive to the high side exiting turn two to grab the top spot. Sebetto would go on to the victory while Hafertepe passed Reed on the last lap for second. Mintz and Dean Jacobs would round out the top five.

“If I couldn’t win the track championship I’m glad Dean won it…he’s one of my good buddies. We ended up second in the points here and took the lead in the FAST points…definitely needed that…that’s the one that pays the big money,” said Sebetto beside his JLH General Contractors/Steven Mapus Tools/Wendy’s Restaurant/Adkins Fence backed #16. “It’s going to be interesting that last FAST race at Fremont. Especially the way I’ve been qualifying…I’ll probably be starting back of the pack.”

“I had to race any where I could go tonight. I was dive bombing people in three and four. There was probably about a six inch strip of moisture at the top of one and two and I could catch that and it would keep the car straight. On that last caution I yanked the wing all the way back and told myself I’m giving it all she’s got,” added Sebetto of his Burmeister owned machine. “I have to thank the Burmeister family for believing in me and keeping me in the race car even when I tear it up and my whole crew who work their tails off.”

Larry Kingseed to take the lead in the late model feature with Missler, Ernie Haynes, Kyle Perry and Ken Hahn giving chase. Missler would drive around Kingseed into the lead on lap five and looked headed to his first win of the season. But when the caution flew on lap 11 when Brandon Perkins and Mike Hudson tangled, Missler would exit the track with mechanical problems, handing the lead back to Kingseed.

Kingseed would be hounded by 12th place starter Justin Chance as they ran nose to tail on the bottom groove while Haynes was fighting with Hahn and Henry for third. Following a caution on lap 19 for Michael Stiltner II, the running order was Kingseed, Chance, Henry, Hahn and Haynes. A lap and another caution for a Steve Sabo, John Bores tangle. On the restart Henry would drive around Chance into second. The caution would fly again on lap 21 for a Ky Harper spin.

With Kingseed and Chance running his traditional bottom groove, Henry moved up to the middle and passed Kingseed for the lead on lap 23. He would go on to take the win with Kingseed, Hahn, Chance and Rocky Owens rounding out the top five.

“Just give me four wheels and I’ll do what ever I can to get to the front. I have to thank the people who support me…the JLH Company, Fultz Fabrications…I’ll tell you what, we bent that clip last week and Steve is putting that back together and this is my back-up car we got out tonight,” said Henry beside his, Share the experience backed #15. “It doesn’t really matter what car I’m in just get me in a car and we’ll go out and to the best I can.”

Weaver would grab the lead at the drop of the green in the 305 sprint feature with Dussel, Polyak, Seth Schneider, Jason Keckler and D.J. Foos in tow. Foos would move into fourth on lap four and following a caution for a Junior Felver spin on lap five, it became a tremendous four car battle for the lead. The red would fly on lap six when Josh Harrison and Jim Peterman tangled, sending Peterman tumbling. On the restart Polyak would drive around Dussel into the runner-up spot and set her sights on Weaver.

When Weaver hit lapped traffic on lap 12, Polyak closed quickly while Dussel and Foos battled for third. With seven laps to go Polyak raced under Weaver as they continued to battle for the lead. Dussel would sloe close with four laps to go. Meanwhile Caleb Griffith had charged from his 14th starting spot into fourth on lap 21 and around Dussel into third as the white flag flew. Once clear of traffic, Weaver would pull away for the win with Polyak, Griffith, Dussel and Stuart Brubaker rounding out the top five.

“The whole clean air deal was the biggest thing. We got up to lapped traffic and she reeled me in and caught me off guard and I had to run a little harder. That caution with three to go gave me a clear track…that was big,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines/M&L Excavating/Spanky’s Pizza backed #1w.

Willie Keegan would grab the lead in the dirt truck feature with Greg Summit, Art Ball, Chuck Roelle and Dan Hennig in pursuit. After a lap was completed, the caution would fly for Art Ball and Greg Summit spins. That would put Roelle on the rear bumper of Keegan with Hennig, Cory Ward and Curt Inks in tow. Following a Brian Arnold spin on lap three, Keegan and Roelle would battle for the lead with Hennig and Ward right on their bumpers.

Ward would grab second on lap seven with Roelle trying to fight back. Ward would race inside Keegan for the lead with five laps to go. The pair would race side by side until the caution flew after the white flag had been displayed. In the one lap shoot-out, Keegan was able to hold off Ward for the win while Roelle, Dible and Ball would round out the top five.

“This is a fast buggy…told you last week it was fast. I’m just now starting to get used to it. When we were racing to the checkered I could see Cory and just said go baby go,” said Keegan beside his Schiets Motorsports/Chaney Roofing/Computer Loft backed #P51.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up the 2011 season with the Baumann Auto Group Attica Ambush featuring the All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars on Saturday, Sept. 3.

For more information go to www.atticaraceway

Attica Raceway Park – 8/27/2011

Kistler Racing Products/ All Pro Heads Night

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. O-Chris Bell[7] ; 4. 9X-Brandon Martin[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 6. 98-Robert Robenalt[3] ; 7. 10-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 8. 27-Scott Euler[5] ; 9. 69-Scott Curren[9]

Heat 2 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Phil Gressman[1] ; 2. 16-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe[7] ; 5. 312X-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[9] ; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[4] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[8]

Heat 3 – Bell Racing (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 312-Mike Linder[2] ; 2. 78-Todd Kane[3] ; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser[1] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 5. 7-Darren Long[6] ; 6. 3J-Kevin Lee[4] ; 7. 51-Brad Bowman[7] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 9. 45T-Bob Tucker[9]

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10-Brad Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 5. 51-Brad Bowman[3] ; 6. 27-Scott Euler[4] ; 7. 69-Scott Curren[7] ; 8. 45T-Bob Tucker[9] ; 9. 3T-Tony Beaber[5]

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. 16-Bryan Sebetto[9]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe[11]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[3]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[6]; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[7]; 6. 53-Phil Gressman[10]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser[4]; 8. 9X-Brandon Martin[12]; 9. 22-Cole Duncan[17]; 10. 78-Todd Kane[1]; 11. 10-Brad Haudenschild[19]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[13]; 13. 7-Darren Long[15]; 14. 3J-Kevin Lee[16]; 15. 14H-Todd Heller[18]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[20]; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 18. O-Chris Bell[5]; 19. 312-Mike Linder[8]; 20. 312X-Chris Andrews[14]; 21. 60-Jody Keegan[21]; 22. 98-Robert Robenalt[22]

Hard Charger: 15H-Sam Hafertepe[+9]

Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Late Models (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 – Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 3. 11-Ky Harper[4] ; 4. 12-Michael Stiltner Jr.[5] ; 5. 69-John Mayes Jr.[9] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 8. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 9. 99-Steve Sabo[10] ; 10. 12M-Bobby Michaels[1]

Heat 2 – Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 2. 15-Jon Henry[6] ; 3. O1-Justin Chance[8] ; 4. O6-Kyle Perry[1] ; 5. 29-Rocky Owens[7] ; 6. 5H-Ernie Haynes[2] ; 7. 48-Mike Bores[4] ; 8. 48B-John Bores[9] ; 9. 13-Mike Hudson[10] ; 10. 92-Brandon Perkins[5]

A-Main – (25 Laps)

1. 15-Jon Henry[10]; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[1]; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[6]; 4. O1-Justin Chance[12]; 5. 29-Rocky Owens[11]; 6. 5H-Ernie Haynes[2]; 7. 36-Matt Irey[7]; 8. 48-Mike Bores[14]; 9. 83-Noah Wagner[15]; 10. 99-Steve Sabo[17]; 11. O6-Kyle Perry[3]; 12. 11-Ky Harper[5]; 13. 30-Nate Potts[13]; 14. 12-Michael Stiltner Jr.[8]; 15. 48B-John Bores[16]; 16. 12M-Bobby Michaels[19]; 17. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4]; 18. 92-Brandon Perkins[20]; 19. 13-Mike Hudson[18]; 20. 69-John Mayes Jr.[9]

Hard Charger: 15-Jon Henry[+9]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 11F-D.J. Foos[3] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 27-Paige Polyak[6] ; 4. 94-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[5] ; 7. 13-Junior Felver[8] ; 8. 36X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 9. 3-Timothy Ollom[9]

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

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 40-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 6. 7C-Jim Peterman[2] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[7] ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo[9] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[6]

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

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 5. M28-Josh Muntz[3] ; 6. 67M-Matt Ferrell[5] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 8. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[9]

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

1. 7C-Jim Peterman[2] ; 2. 83X-Nate Reeser[5] ; 3. 13-Junior Felver[4] ; 4. 36X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 5. 48-Mike Burkin[11] ; 6. 10S-Roger Shammo[8] ; 7. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 8. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[10] ; 10. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 11. 67M-Matt Ferrell[3] ; 12. 3-Timothy Ollom[12]

A-Main – (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]; 2. 27-Paige Polyak[6]; 3. 40-Caleb Griffith[14]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]; 6. 11F-D.J. Foos[8]; 7. 5-Dustin Dinan[10]; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[2]; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[12]; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[3]; 11. 94-John Ivy[7]; 12. 9-Jimmy Colvin[9]; 13. 13-Junior Felver[18]; 14. 83X-Nate Reeser[17]; 15. 48-Mike Burkin[20]; 16. M28-Josh Muntz[15]; 17. 10-Josh Harrison[5]; 18. 8J-Jess Stiger[13]; 19. 36X-Dustin Keegan[19]; 20. 7C-Jim Peterman[16]

Hard Charger: 40-Caleb Griffith[+11]

Computer Man Dirt Trucks (30 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 17-Bob Dible[3] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Sr.[6] ; 3. O-Andy Keegan[7] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[10] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 6. 33-Brian Arnold[8] ; 7. 30-Dave Gibbs[4] ; 8. 99X-Gene Potridge[9] ; 9. 8-Steve Endicott[1] ; 10. 41C-Chad Stahl[5]

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

1. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 2. P51-Willie Keegan[3] ; 3. 39-Dwight Waltermier[4] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 5. 4X-Brian Sorg[2] ; 6. 8KB-Kent Brewer[10] ; 7. 44-Todd Keegan[7] ; 8. 36X-Wally Hemminger[8] ; 9. 40-Lee Moore[5] ; 10. 21-Scott Fowler[9]

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

1. 3R-Chuck Roelle[2] ; 2. OO-Greg Summit[1] ; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[7] ; 4. 33C-Kyle Cline[6] ; 5. 84-Tony Siferd[5] ; 6. 71-Craig Holland[10] ; 7. 23M-Brad Mitten[9] ; 8. 22J-Josh Kiser[8] ; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 10. 14-Scott Beard[4]

B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33-Brian Arnold[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 3. 71-Craig Holland[3] ; 4. 23M-Brad Mitten[6] ; 5. 8-Steve Endicott[10] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[12] ; 7. 30-Dave Gibbs[4] ; 8. 36X-Wally Hemminger[8] ; 9. 44-Todd Keegan[5] ; 10. 40-Lee Moore[11] ; 11. 22J-Josh Kiser[9] ; 12. 41C-Chad Stahl[13] ; 13. 99X-Gene Potridge[7] ; 14. 21-Scott Fowler[14]

A-Main – (15 Laps)

1. P51-Willie Keegan[4]; 2. 18W-Cory Ward[7]; 3. 3R-Chuck Roelle[2]; 4. 17-Bob Dible[11]; 5. O1-Art Ball[3]; 6. 88-Dan Roepke Sr.[9]; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[16]; 8. 9-Curt Inks[5]; 9. OO-Greg Summit[1]; 10. 33-Brian Arnold[15]; 11. 33C-Kyle Cline[8]; 12. 39-Dwight Waltermier[12]; 13. 8-Steve Endicott[19]; 14. 23M-Brad Mitten[18]; 15. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[13]; 16. 4S-Keith Sorg[20]; 17. 84-Tony Siferd[14]; 18. O-Andy Keegan[10]; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[6]; 20. 71-Craig Holland[17]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+9]