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Attica Raceway Park Introduces Qualifying Procedures For Special Events
Friday, 21 March 2014
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ImageBy Brian Liskai

(Attica, OH)
Attica Raceway Park will incorporate qualifying for all Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service events for the 410 sprints and all JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Series Presented by Engine Pro events in 2014.

Also, the UMP DIRTcar Late Models will also qualify for the four events in the Attica/NAPA Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series in 2014.  

“Qualifying will set the heat race line-ups only…it lets the drivers decide how they line up in heats, but doesn’t dictate their fate all night,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP. “The format rewards cars that pass cars in the heats to start ahead of those cars in the mains. B-main cars that transfer start in the A-main behind cars that transfer to A-main from the heat races.”  

Here’s how the qualifying format will work:
 
• Drivers will pill draw for hot lap and qualifying order. Qualifying determines only heat race line ups.  

• Hot lap and qualify at the same time.  

• Groups will be split up equally into heat races (depending on number of cars). Qualify against only the cars in your heat race group (3 – 5 cars on track at one time).  

Example: 24 cars divided into 3 heat races (8 cars in each heat), first (8) on draw sheet in 1st heat, etc. Divide into (2) 4 car mini groups; if you miss your mini group you can hot lap ONLY at the end when the entire division is done qualifying and you will be placed last in your original heat race line up. If you do not draw a pill you will be placed on tail of heat race.  

• (3) hot lap / qualifying laps.  

3-HEAT RACE FORMAT
• Invert 4, top 5 transfer, top 3 redraw (9 cars) for first 9 starting positions A Main, 4th place finishers start 10-12 in A Main, 5th place finishers start 13-15 in A Main. 16-20 (Top 5 transfers from B Main the way they finish in B Main).  

4-HEAT RACE FORMAT
• Invert 4, top 4 transfer, top 2 redraw (8 cars) for first 8 starting positions in A Main, 3rd place finishers start 9-12 in A Main, 4th place finishers start 13-16 in A Main. 17-20 (Top 4 transfers from B Main the way they finish in B Main).  

LeJeune said the 305 sprints, late models and dirt trucks will incorporate the qualifying format for the April 11th show as a trial run.

Qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints will take place on the following FAST nights: April 18; April 25; May 16, June 6, June 13, July 4, July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Qualifying for the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints will take place on the following FAST 305 nights: April 18, May 16, June 13, July 25 and August 1.

Qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will take place on the following Attica/Wayne County Speedway Challenge Nights: May 2, June 20, July 11 and August 30.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com
Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 April 2014 )
 
Attica Raceway Park Adjusts Admission Prices & Increases Purses For 2014 Weekly Events
Thursday, 20 February 2014
ImageBy Brian Liskai

(Attica, OH)
Attica Raceway Park will have a slight increase in some admission prices for weekly events in 2014. Adults will be $15, senior citizens (62 and over) will be $13. Pit Passes will be $30. Teens ages 11-15 year olds will remain at $10 and kids 10 and under are always FREE.

With the increase in admission prices Attica Raceway Park will also increase the weekly purses in the 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, and Dirt Trucks mainly from tenth position on back and B-Main non transfer positions in the UMP Late Models.

In the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints the A-Main purse will be $2,200 to win and $300 to start the A-Main for a total of $11,570. All non transfer cars in the B-Main will receive $100 and all cars that attempt to race but do not start any main will receive $50.

In the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints the A-Main will pay $500 to win and $150 to start the A-Main for a total of $4,280. All non transfer cars in the B-Main will receive $60 and all cars that attempt to race but do not start any main will receive $30.

In the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks the A-Main will pay $300 to win and $80 to start the A-Main for a total of $2,320. All non transfer trucks in the B-Main will receive $40 and all trucks that attempt to race but do not start any main will receive $30.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP DIRTcar Late Model A-Main purse will remain the same in 2014 with the exception of the Attica/Wayne County Late Model Challenge Series that pays $1,500 to win and $200 to start. All non transfer cars in the weekly B Main will receive $60 and all cars that attempt to race but do not start any main will receive $40.

“With the costs of almost everything going up we feel that it was time for the slight increase in admission prices, but the good news is we are also increasing the purses for the race teams also,” said promoter John Bores.

The three weekly divisions consisting of 410 sprints, UMP DIRTcar Late Models, and 305 sprints A-Main purses totaling $21,505 makes Attica Raceway Park one of the highest weekly paying tracks in Ohio.

“We can only do this with the great fans, sponsors and the high quality of race teams we have,” added Director of Operations Rex LeJeune.

Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com for complete purses and all your other information. The 2014 season kicks off on Friday March 28 with a rain date for Saturday March 29.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 April 2014 )
 
Bazell Race Fuels Night Photos
Saturday, 12 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 Bazell Race Fuels Night has been posted in the photo gallery.

Also several shots from Rick Sherer have been added.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 April 2014 )
 
Bazell Race Fuels Night Results
Friday, 11 April 2014
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Wood County Racers Take The Loot at Attica

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) It was good to be a race car driver who resides in Wood County, Ohio Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. All three feature winners are friends who reside within 10 miles of each other.
 
Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock survived a last lap tangle in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and took the victory. Not to be outdone, Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel led all 25 laps to claim the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature. Then, Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti drove the elder Babcock’s dirt truck to the feature win.
 
In the 25-lap late model feature it looked like John Garvin Jr. would claim his first ever Attica win on Bazell Race Fuel Night. But, Babcock was pressuring and as they raced into turn three on the final lap, with lapped cars racing ahead of them, one of the lapped cars got loose and Garvin made contact as Babcock drove through the crash and went on to score his fifth career late model win at Attica.
 
“That was crazy. I didn’t have anything for that four car (Garvin) but when we got into lapped traffic it slowed him down quite a bit so that we could get to him. I’m not sure what happened there…it looked like someone was spinning and he got into him and I got into it. Definitely kind of got one given to us tonight,” said Babcock beside his Best Performance Motorsports/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall/Craig Miller Trucking backed #1.
 
“I have to thank Shane and Jennifer Halcomb, Dick Pica, Tommy, a kid who works on the car,” added Babcock in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
 
In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Dussel, who has claimed the past three track championships, could not shake off opening night winner John Ivy, but he picked his way through traffic and went on to claim his 12th career win at Attica.
 
“That makes up for last week. I was starting to wonder if I still had it. The performance I put on last week…it was 100 percent my fault. We were pretty much out to lunch from the beginning. This definitely feels good to get this turned around,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Fabrication/Gressman Powersports/Foster Fabrication/Design Graphics Group backed #1.
 
“It was nice to get to race with Paul Weaver and John Ivy tonight. Those guys I can trust running wheel to wheel. I can be thankful it was my birthday this week. I got bailed out. I lost vision for a little bit and all of a sudden I’m off the race track. Thank God the caution came out and got the lead back. I didn’t know if I had enough to get back around him (Ivy). Thankful for everyone who helps out on this,” continued Dussel. “I have to thank Craig and Mike and Bobby and Jeff and Scott and Bill and my dad…I had these guys working from the time we unloaded last week…I put them through hell last week so this is the least I could do.”
 
After an opening lap tangle took out the front row of the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature, Valenti would inherit the lead and would dominate all 15 laps – the feature when caution free after two crashes before a lap could be completed.
 
“That first accident took out quite a few trucks and when you have a track like this with a cushion and put me on the front row it’s pretty much just making laps,” said Valenti. “I got lucky on the start. Last second I saw they might touch so I went up top and I cleared it. I have to thank Jeff Babock and all the Babcocks for putting me in this thing and putting me in their stock car and believing in me. We closed out Attica and Fremont with wins last year so we’re picking right back up.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 )
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