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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 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 )
 
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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