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UNOH All Star Ohio Region Championship Battle Heats Up As Series Heads Back To Attica
Monday, 27 August 2012

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ImageBy Brian Liskai - UNOH All Star Championship Racing PR

(Camargo, IL)
The battle for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions championship in the Ohio Region – and its $20,000 top prize – is heating up with just a handful of races remaining in 2012.  And the pressure will mount as the teams prepare for a big Labor Day Weekend triple-header.

The teams will head to Sarver, Pa. to the Lernerville Speedway on Friday, August 31st. The following day they will help Attica Raceway Park close out its 2012 season on Saturday, September 1st, followed the next day, Sunday, September 2nd, with the second appearance of the series at the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.

Three-time UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney currently leads three-time series champion Tim Shaffer by just 73 points in the Ohio Region. Shaffer looks to become only the third driver in the history of the UNOH All Stars to win his fourth straight national title. Blaney had eight series wins in 2012 to run his career total to 92, just six away from tying hall-of-famer Kenny Jacobs atop the all-time win list. Shaffer has five series wins in 2012 and now has 50 for his career.

When the UNOH All Stars head to Attica on Saturday, they will again be faced with tackling the track’s tough weekly competition. Earlier this year, Craig Mintz, who looks to become the track’s champion for 2012 and has three wins this season, passed Blaney on the last lap to score his first ever All Star win. Blaney got a late race pass of Stevie Smith the previous night during the Spring Nationals, to score the win. Then, to open the Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Danny Holtgraver took the win when race-long leader Cap Henry crashed with a lapped car late in the race. The night’s sponsor – the Baumann Auto Group – is putting up extra cash for the event as well. Three lucky fans will walk out of the gates at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant $200 richer.

Shaffer has picked up the Attica Ambush win the past two seasons, with Blaney and Stevie Smith winning in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Throw in Bryan Sebetto, who has four wins at Attica in 2012; six-time track champion Byron Reed; Phil Gressman; former track champion Chris Andrews; Mike Linder, Travis Philo; 2011 champion Dean Jacobs; two time All Star champion Greg Wilson and a host of other contenders, and the UNOH All Stars will have their hands full.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 August 2012 )
 
Congratulations To Our 2012 Track Champions
Saturday, 25 August 2012

ImageO'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint Cars
Craig Mintz #09

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ImageSummit Racing Equipment UMP DIRTcar Late Models
Ryan Missler #50Y

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ImageFremont Fence Company 305 Sprint Cars
Nate Dussel #1

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ImageBob's Machine Shop Dirt Trucks
Andy Keegan #0

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 August 2012 )
 
Attica Raceway Park To Salute All-Time Feature Winner Mark Keegan On Season Championship Night
Friday, 24 August 2012
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ImageOn Saturday, August 25th, Attica Raceway Park pays tribute to its all-time feature winner Mark Keegan with the running of the Mark Keegan Classic on Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night.

Defending F.A.S.T. Series Champion Bryan Sebetto claimed the Inaugural Mark Keegan Classic feature win last season.

Mark made the front page of racing newspapers with his accolades on the 1/3-mile clay oval and also helped in the rebirth of "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant back in 1988. He's seen a lot in his years in racing from the rise of Gambler Chassis to the emergence of XXX Race Products, he has raced on McCreary, Hoosier & Goodyear race tires and raced from the days of engineering ingenuity in your garage to when you could buy any part off the shelf at your local speed shop. Mark sure has seen a lot in his years behind the wheel of a sprint car in Northern Ohio.

Take a moment to look back at the many rides that Mark Keegan has driven on his way to collecting 12 track champions and 56 feature wins at Attica Raceway Park!

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 August 2012 )
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Attica Raceway Park Track Championship Scenarios
Thursday, 23 August 2012
ImageRoss Paulson of Computer Man Inc shares with us what the current point leaders need to do in order to wrap up their division's championship this coming Saturday on Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night.

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint Cars:
If Chris Andrews wins then Craig Mintz would need to finish 19th or better. If Mintz were to finish 20th they would tie. It is only possible for Phil Gressman to win the track championship if Mintz does not show up.

Summit Racing Equipment UMP DIRTcar Late Models:
If Mike Bores wins then Ryan Missler would need to finish 5th or better. If Justin Chance were to win, Ryan Missler would need to finish 13th or better. In order for Larry Kingseed to have a chance, Ryan Missler would have to miss the feature.

Fremont Fence Company 305 Sprint Cars:
If Nate Dussel wins the feature, then D.J. Foos would need to finish 9th or better to win the track championship.

Bob's Machine Shop Dirt Trucks:
If either Andy Keegan or Art Ball win the race they are the track champion, otherwise Ball needs to finish 2 spots ahead of Keegan.

For Dan Roepke Jr. to win the track championship, he needs to win the race and have Andy Keegan finish 5th or worse and Art Ball would need to finish 3rd or worse. Roepke still could win if he finishes 6 sports ahead of Keegan and 4 sports ahead of Ball in the feature.

 
"Ohio's Finest Racing" Speed Plant To Crown Champions Saturday
Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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(Attica, OH) Attica Raceway Park will crown its 2012 champions Saturday, Aug. 25 in all four weekly racing divisions with the Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic on Season Championship Night.
 
To add to the excitement, it will be a double point’s night – contenders for the championships can make up a lot of ground.
 
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints will compete for the $3,000 top prize in the 30-lap championship feature ($250 to start). The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Fremont Fence 305 Sprints and Bob’s Machine Shop Dirt Trucks will also be in competition.
 
Craig Mintz – who has scored three wins in 2012 - has an 82 point advantage in the 410 sprint rankings as he looks for his first ever Attica championship to add to his 2010 Fremont Speedway title and 2009 Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship. If he makes the A-main Saturday he all but locks up the title. However, 2009 Attica champion Chris Andrews, who has caught fire lately in the Burmeister Racing #16, has made the point’s race very interesting.
 
Phil Gressman sits third, 94 points out and hopes to gain some momentum going into Attica ’s final event, the Attica Ambush Presented by the Baumann Auto Group with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. Bryan Sebetto, who finished a very close second in Attica ’s points in 2011, sits fourth with Mike Linder rounding out the top five.
 
Bellevue, Ohio ’s Ryan Missler takes a slim 25 point lead into the final point’s race of 2012 as he looks to make it four Attica championships in a row. Missler recently broke back into the victory lane after over a year and half of being held winless.
 
Mike Bores has had a very consistent year and looks to claim his first track title as the championship could come down to the final lap. Justin Chance also is within striking distance of the championship, sitting just 57 points back in third with five-time street stock/limited late model champion Larry Kingseed 87 points out in third. Ky Harper, who scored his first career late model victory this season at Attica , is fifth in the points.
 
In the 305 sprints, 2010 champion D.J. Foos started the season very strong and has recorded 5 wins at Attica to hold a 41 point lead. However, defending track champion Nate Dussel has scored a pair of wins in 2012 and his consistent top five finishes has him just 41 points behind Foos.
 
Dustin Dinan sits third, 143 points out, while former track champion Jamie Miller and sophomore season driver Jordan Ryan rounds out the top five.
 
Andy Keegan leads the dirt truck point standings by just eight points. His two feature wins – the first of his career – has him looking for his first ever track title. But, veteran Art Ball, a three time dirt truck and two time street stock/limited late model champion has scored a win this season and his consistent top five finishes has him knocking on the door.
 
Dan Roepke Jr., in his sophomore season of racing, has scored two wins, including last week, and remains in striking distance of the championship, sitting third, just 21 points back. Brian Sorg also has a shot at the title as he is just 57 points behind. Former champion Brian Arnold rounds out the top five.
 
With double points on the line, every finishing position will be important as the drivers battle to finish in the top 10 in points to earn point fund money.
 
The event honors Mark Keegan, a 12-time 410 sprint champion who was part of the team that helped create Attica Raceway Park in 1988. Keegan had more wins at Attica than any other driver, with 56 career victories.
 
Gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m. Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com for more information.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 August 2012 )
 
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