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Attention Race Fans
Monday, 21 April 2014

ImageDuring TPC Food Service/ Merrill Lynch Night on Friday, April 25th, we will swing open the pit gates after hot laps so everyone has the chance to go into the pits to see the cars and meet the stars that are competiting at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant.

See you at the track!

 
Attica Raceway Park Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series Preview
Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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By Mike Swanger

(Orrville, OH)
Everything is set for the much anticipated eight race Attica Raceway Park and NAPA Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series that will begin Friday, May 2nd at Attica Raceway Park and continue the next evening at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The Series will pick back up again on Saturday, May 24th at the 3/8 oval of NAPA Wayne County Speedway and return to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 20th. A double weekend is on tap for Friday, July 11th (Attica) and Saturday, July 12th (WCS) and if a driver can win both nights, will pocket an extra $1,000. The last two races will be on Saturday, August 8th at the Orrville speedway while the finale will be on the 1/3 mile Attica oval on Saturday, August 30th.  

Each feature will pay the winner $1500 with second place collecting $750, 3rd, $550, 4th $450, 5th, $400, 6th, $350, 7th, $300, 8th, $275, 9th, $250, 10th, $225 and 11th – 20th, $200. Cars that do not make the feature will get $75. There will be a $10 entry fee for every race. Other nightly awards will be a Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop Gift Card of $50 to the feature winner, $25 to second and $20 for third providing they have a Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop sticker on the car. The highest finishing car with Hoosier Tires on will receive a free Hoosier tire while the highest placing car on American Racers Tires will get a free American Racer Tire. The Hard Charger award is sponsored by VP Fuels and the driver improving the most positions from his starting spot will get 5 gallons of racing fuel.  

The Attica Raceway Park and NAPA Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Champion will pocket $1500 and a $200 Fultz Fabrication Gift Card. Second place will receive $750, 3rd, $550, 4th, $450 and 5th place will get $400 providing they race in all eight races. The top ten in points all will get $100 Gift Cards to Summit Racing. Also Innovative Graphics will award a $250 credit to the driver who wins the most heat races in the series.  

With each track having highly competitive fields of Late Models and with many drivers having feature wins at both tracks, this will be a very interesting Late Model Series. Will it be Missler, Markham, Drown, Schlenk, Henry, Babcock, or Duncan or even someone else collecting the crown. We will have to wait and see.  

For more info on both tracks. go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

 
True Value of Woodville Night Photos
Saturday, 19 April 2014

ImageCheck out last week's racing action through the lens of our local area photographers.

A collection of photos from Action Photos from the True Value of Woodville Night has been posted in the photo gallery.

Several shots from Rick Sherer have been added.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 April 2014 )
 
True Value of Woodville Night Results
Friday, 18 April 2014
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Shaffer Comes On Strong To Take Attica FAST Win; Drown Dominates ALMS; Ivy Earns FAST 305 Victory

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) Tim Shaffer’s sprint car came to life the last half of the race, propelling “The Steel City Outlaw” to his 13th career 410 sprint car win at Attica Raceway Park Friday.
 
It was the opening night of the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. The champion of the series between the two tracks will take home $10,000 at year’s end.
 
Shaffer, a four time UNOH All Star Champion, ran fifth and sixth through the first half of the race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. He used the bottom of the track to perfection and drove from fifth to third on lap 15 and two laps later moved into second. Shaffer drove under Caleb Griffith for the lead on lap 23 and pulled away.
 
Shaffer credited his new car owner Bryan Grove and all the guys who showed up to help.
 
“I was a little too tight early and the track just kept coming to us. Hats off to this team…they’ve been awesome. We got a mixed crowd of guys here tonight…some from back home (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Bryan brought some guys. Scott Gressman (Gressman Powersports) is really helping us out and the J&J Chassis,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors/Butler Built Seats backed #45.
 
“I can’t say enough about Bryan Grove. He lets me take this thing and do what I think needs to be done and it’s paying off,” continued Shaffer. “The key is we have been putting ourselves in a position to win. The thirds and fourths and fifths…the wins will come. Everything went our way tonight.”
 
In the Sunoco American Late Model Series feature, Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown put on a dominating performance. Last week after experiencing issues in his heat, Drown lapped nearly the entire field in the B-main for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and was turning track record times before blowing an engine on the final lap. This week, after battling with Brandon Thirlby early, Drown pulled away and survived a couple of late race cautions for his 6th career Attica win leading the last 27 laps.
 
“She’s pretty bad ass. That’s pretty much all I can say. Last week…it’s pretty funny…some of these guys laughed about us having some bad luck…look who’s laughing now. The crew obviously did a great job this week. We ran down to Charlotte and got an engine and the thing is phenomenal. A little too much power I think,” said Drown beside his Wheeling Auto Body, DJ Directional Service, Wooster Glass backed #20.
 
“I have to thank Dave and Michelle Runkle, Rocket Chassis, Integra Shocks…everybody who helped. I’m glad we got one early for TC who we lost right before the race season. I know he definitely would have been here tonight and I know he’s here with everyone in their hearts,” added Drown.
 
It was also the opening night of the $2,000-to-win JLH General Contractors FAST Championship Series presented by Engine Pro for the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. John Ivy held off a tremendous challenge from Steve Rando late in the race to score his second win of the season at Attica. The victory is the 13th of Ivy’s career in the 305 sprints at ARP.
 
“It got a little tight on me there at the end. I thought by moving up I’d keep it free enough but then I saw him (Rando) and I thought we better give her a whirl so I went down there and I ended up being pretty good,” said Ivy beside his Fremont Fence/B&L Plumbing/Nagy Equipment/Little Bar on the Prairie backed #8i.
 
“I have to thank Sonny, Joey, my brother Scott, Karen and Kenny Clark,” added Ivy beside the Kistler Engines/Big D’s Pizza/Kear’s Speed Shop sponsored machine.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 April 2014 )
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