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Attica Closes Out 2014 In HUGE Way: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series & All-Star Circuit of Champions
Monday, 25 August 2014

ImageBy Brian Liskai

(Attica, OH) Attica Raceway Park will close out the 2014 season in a HUGE way Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30 for the traditional Attica Ambush.
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Series and University of Northwestern All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the double-header weekend on Detroit Chocolat Night, Friday, Aug. 29. The Lucas Oil Late Models will be vying for $10,000 to win while the winged UNOH All Star sprints will battle for $3,000 to win.
 
The UNOH All Stars headline Saturday’s event on Baumann Auto Group Night as they battle for $5,000 to win. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints and Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks will also be in competition on Saturday, Aug. 30.
 
Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer swept the Attica Ambush weekend in 2013. Shaffer is coming off his first All Star win of 2014 when he picked up the victory Sunday at Mercer Raceway Park. He also picked up a weekly win at Attica on April 18th, the 13th of his career at the track.
 
The UNOH All Stars have made only one appearance at Attica in 2014 as two other events were rained out. Four-time All Star champion and current series point leader Dale Blaney picked up the win in April at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant and leads all drivers in series wins at the track with 14. Blaney has three overall wins at Attica in 2014 to take his career total to 20 at the track to tie him for third on the track’s all-time win list.
 
Blaney has 12 UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and has raised his series’ leading career total to 111.
 
The UNOH All Stars have competed at Attica in 102 events in their history.
 
As always the UNOH All Stars will have their hands full with the tough Attica weekly competitors. Six time track champion Byron Reed picked up his first win of 2014 at the track this past Saturday. Caleb Griffith, who has a win at Attica in 2014, earned the track’s championship. Craig Mintz, the 2013 Attica champion, has three wins at the track this season. Cap Henry, a former All Star regular, has 2 wins at Attica in the past month and Chris Andrews also has a pair of wins at the track in 2014.
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Series made their first ever appearance at Attica in 2013 and Jimmy Owens scored the win. Owens leads the series points over Don O’Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis and Eddie Carrier Jr.
 
O’Neal picked up the latest Lucas Oil win at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana on Saturday. Owens has eight series wins in 2014 while O’Neal has six victories.
 
The Lucas Oil stars will also have their hands full with Attica’s tough weekly competitors. Jeff Babcock wrapped up the track’s 2014 championship this past Saturday, winning his sixth feature of the year. Look for the likes of Ryan Markham, who has three wins at Attica this year, and Mike Bores, Ryan Missler, Rocky Owens, Doug Drown and Rusty Schlenk who have victories at Attica in 2014.
 
Pit gates open Friday at 3 p.m. with main gates at 4 p.m. and racing at 7:45 p.m. Pit gates open Saturday at 3 p.m. with main gates at 4 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.
 
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com 

 
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At A Glance: Attica Ambush
Thursday, 07 August 2014

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ImageJimmy Owens & Tim Shaffer made history last year as the duo won the first-ever Attica Ambush double-header featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series & UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Friday, August 29th on Detroit Chocolat Night, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return to share center stage at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

On Saturday, August 30th on Baumann Auto Group Night, the UNOH All Star Sprints return to close out the 2014 season at ARP. Also in action will be the Attica Raceway Park / Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series, 305 Sprint Cars and Dirt Trucks.

  Friday, August 29th
  Saturday, August 30th
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
$10,000 To Win

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions
$3,000 To Win
UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions
$5,000 To Win
ARP/WCS Late Model Challenge Series
$1,500 To Win
Plus 305 Sprint Cars & Dirt Trucks
 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 PIT GATES: 3:00 PM
 PIT GATES: 3:00 PM
 MAIN GATES: 4:00 PM
 MAIN GATES: 4:00 PM
 HOT LAPS: 6:00 PM HOT LAPS: 6:00 PM
 RACING: 7:45 PM
 RACING: 7:00 PM
 ADMISSION PRICES
 ADMISSION PRICES
 GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00 ADULTS: $22.00
 SENIORS: $30.00 SENIORS: $20.00
 AGES 11-15: $15.00 AGES 11-15: $10.00
 AGES 10 & UNDER: FREE AGES 10 & UNDER: FREE
 PIT PASS: $35.00 PIT PASS: $35.00

MARKING YOUR SEATS: You can mark your seats prior to the event after the races on Saturday, August 23rd by taping plastic or blankets down to the bleachers and marking them with "Lucas Oil & All-Stars 8/29-8/30" with a Sharpie. You cannot just put tape directly on the bleacher (it will be removed prior to the event).

STADIUM CHAIR POLICY: No stadium chairs with backs will be allowed in for special events for the courtesy of those sitting around you.

COOLER POLICY: No coolers permitted over 14-Inches.

ALCOHOL POLICY: Ohio Revised Code 4301.62 prohibits the carry in or carry out of alcoholic beverages. All coolers will be inspected for compliance to this law. For those fans over the age 21, alcohol can be purchased inside the track gates. 

CAMPING INFORMATION: Space for RV and tent camping is available. There is limited availablity for electric hook-ups. Electric hook-up is available for $10 per day.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 August 2014 )
 
Congratulations To Our 2014 Track Champions
Monday, 25 August 2014
O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint Cars
Caleb Griffith #40DD
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Summit Racing Equipment UMP DIRTcar Late Models
Jeff Babcock #1B
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Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint Cars
Jordan Ryan #5R
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Fremont Fence Company Dirt Trucks
Shawn Valenti #7B
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Last Updated ( Monday, 25 August 2014 )
 
Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night Results
Saturday, 23 August 2014
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Reed, Babcock, Clark & Valenti Claim Feature Wins; Griffith, Babcock, Ryan & Valenti claim Attica Track Championship Crowns

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) Byron Reed has been racing quite awhile now. But even a veteran can start doubting himself when he goes through a drought. Reed, a six time Attica Raceway Park champion, came into the Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night winless in 2014.
 
That all changed Saturday as the Monclova, Ohio driver led all 30 laps to score his 30th career Attica win. Ironically, Reed is second on the track’s all-time win list to…Keegan.
 
“Probably part of the reason I’ve struggled so much this year…qualifying the first half of the year and bad pill draws. Everyone is so close it’s sometimes hard to get buy guys who are in clean air. Mid-season there I was pretty frustrated. We started the year off with some of the same stuff we did last year and it just wasn’t working. We had to change some stuff and we’ve been pretty good the last month and we finally have a win to show for it,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines/ProShocks backed #5.
 
“I have to thank my crew for staying with me and working hard. And my wife has to come to every race now because she drew the number two for the feature. My sons drew that one that got me in the back of the heat. So she has to draw now,” added Reed.
 
And, Castalia, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith, a former Attica 305 sprint champion, would come home second and would claim his first ever track championship in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints. Griffith is only the 9th 410 sprint champion in the track’s 27 year history.
 
“Obviously I’m happy we won the track championship but it’s not the way I wanted to do it with Chris (Andrews) sitting in the infield and Craig (Mintz) getting hurt early in the year. But, the last five times we’ve been to the race track from the time we drop the trailer door to the time we roll out to the heat race it’s been a complete struggle. This is fantastic for the guys. Byron was a little bit better than us on the short run…we needed lapped traffic. That’s Byron’s first win this year…that shows you how competitive this deal is,” said Griffith beside his Al Davis Carpet/McDonald’s/Crown Battery/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Fremont Fence/Griff’s Engines backed machine.
 
Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock and Mike Bores would battle throughout the 25 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature with Babcock taking control on lap 18. The Wayne Hurricane would drive to his 6th feature win of the year at Attica to wrap up the track championship. It was his 10th career victory at Attica. All he had to do was take the green in the feature to wrap up the track title.
 
“Mikey Bores has come a long way racing. Man he was giving me all kinds of fits there…I just couldn’t get him. Finally we got going good enough to get by,” said Babcock beside his Holcomb Racing/Best Performance Motorsports/Craig Miller Trucking/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall backed #1.
 
“I’ve never really been one to race for championships and I found out why tonight. Even when I went out for the feature I had butterflies in my belly for some reason. I know why I don’t race for championships because I’m no good at them. It’s hard to describe the feeling that comes with a championship…it’s pretty neat,” added Babcock.
 
Fremont’s Bobby Clark would drive under Steve Rando for the lead on lap 13 of the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint feature and would pull away for his second win of the season. The victory is the 15th of his career at Attica and ties him with D.J. Foos – ironically the son of Clark’s crew chief – for 6th on the division’s all-time win list.
 
“We were mediocre with my car and they had this car out for a couple of runs (with Bobby’s nephew driving) and it looked kind of promising. So we decided we wanted to try it…I think we’re going to keep it,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Plumbing/Kear’s Speed Shop/Big D’s Pizza/Kistler Engines/Nagy Equipment Sales/CRF Concrete/Willey’s Towing backed machine.
 
Clark started the feature with his wing pulled way back on the car. While most were rim-riding around turns three and four, Clark was able to drive the middle and bottom of the track in a 25-lap non-stop feature event.
 
“Dave (Foos, crew chief) always has a good read on the track. He pays attention and that’s what he decided to do with the wing and I’m glad he did. As long as I kept it low and smooth I had good drive off. I might have another year or two in me yet,” added Clark.
 
Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan, just 16 years of age, would drive from 13th to an eighth place finish to wrap up his first ever Attica track championship.
 
“I hustled just to get a top four in the heat to make the feature. In the feature we started deep and I was just trying to stay calm and stay away from other cars. We’re planning on going 410 racing next year but we’ll see what happens. It’s been a real consistent season and that’s the key,” said Jordan who has had 11 top five finishes in 2014 at Attica.
 
“I have to thank my crew, my dad, my mom and everyone that helps me out including Village Pizza House, Big D’s Lawn Care, Frost Frog, Walton’s Cutting Crew, Griff’s Engines, J&J Automotive…without those guys I couldn’t do it,” added Ryan.
 
To say Shawn Valenti has had a dream season is a big understatement. The Risingsun, Ohio driver scored his 5th win of the season in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks at Attica, leading all 15 laps for his 9th career victory. The win ties Valenti with Brian Arnold for fourth on the track’s all-time win list. He also has 10 truck wins at Fremont in 2014 and picked up a pair of wins in stock car action at Limaland.
 
“It’s just been one heck of a year. And I had a lot of fun running around in a late model too (he drove Babcock’s back-up at Attica). I have to thank all the guys behind this team. Jason Jimison has stuck with us all year…Jeff Babcock puts me in this fast thing and my wife for giving me the time and opportunity to do this,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/Conrad Transportation/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service/JP Enterprises backed truck.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 August 2014 )
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