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Friday, 18 July 2008

Four Drivers Find Victory Lane For 1st Time In 2008 at Attica Raceway Park - Shaffer, Foos, Deisenroth and Ball

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) The feature winners in all four divisions visited victory lane for the first time in 2008 at Attica Raceway Park Friday on Kear's Speed Shop, American Power Sports of Findlay Night, July 18.

Alliquippa, Pennsylvania's Tim Shaffer continued his hot streak of late, taking the 410 sprint victory. It marks the third win this month since taking over the duties of the Aaron Call Motorsports #83.

"The track was tricky tonight, but Brian (Kemenah) had the car perfect. This win goes out to Brian's sister (Lori Havens) who was hurt pretty badly today in a car crash," said Shaffer beside the Kistler Race Products, Ray Tech Industries backed J&J Chassis. "I didn't know if I could get around Byron (Reed)...he was pretty strong. I could get to him and I just tried to rattle his cage a little and it worked," added Shaffer who took the lead on lap 10 when Reed drove over the cushion in turn four and spun.

ImageFremont, Ohio's D.J. Foos - an 18-year-old rookie - led all 25 laps and held off a late race challenge by Todd Heuerman to score his first career sprint car feature win.

"I can't thank my dad, mom and brother Matt for all they have done to get me here. This is pretty awesome. I saw that 18 car and thought 'I'm going to lose this thing at the end.' He slid under me and it was just like running the go-karts...I just had to be patient and let him slide up the track and I could drive under him," said Foos beside his Burger King, Fremont Auto Parts/NAPA backed sprint car.

Oak Harbor, Ohio's Curtis Deisenroth was so close to breaking into victory lane last week at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant, only to be edged out at the checkered. He wasn't to be denied this week, as he led all 20 laps to score his first career feature win in the Service Drive Solutions UMP Attica Late Models.

"I knew we had a pretty good chance after getting so close last week. I have to thank my family and all my great sponsors - B2B Racing, Zeller Towing, Z-Graphics and Riverside Machine for all their help," said Deisenroth.

ImageVeteran Tiffin, Ohio racer Art Ball, the defending Attica Raceway Park track champion in the dirt truck division, finally found victory lane in 2008, grabbing the lead on lap four and not looking back.

"We took the carberator off the old truck and put it on this and that made all the difference....the motor ran a whole lot better," said Ball beside his Pierce Engineering, Magers Lumber, Chaney Roffing backed #01.

In the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, defending ARP champion Byron Reed shot into the early lead with Brian Smith, Shaffer and Mike Hogan battling for second. Shaffer would move into the runner-up spot on the second circuit, but Reed pulled away. By lap 9, Shaffer began closing on Reed, who would bounce over the ledge in turn four and spin a lap later, handing the point to Shaffer.

Shaffer would pull away while a great battle shaped up for second behind Smith - in a new ride - David Harrison and Brandon Martin. Shaffer would hit lapped traffic by the 20th circuit, allowing Smith, Martin and Harrison to close. Shaffer would catch a break on lap 23 when the yellow flew for a Craig Mintz spin, giving "The Steel City Outlaw" a clear track.

While Shaffer pulled away, all eyes were on 20th starter Greg Wilson who had worked his way up to fifth by the 24th lap. Smith would surrender second to Martin as the duo were locked up in a great battle with Wilson with just two laps remaining.

At the checkered, Shaffer won handily with Wilson's great run from last to the front got him to second with Martin, SMith and Harrison rounding out the top five.

At the drop of the green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Foos would hug the bottom with Coty Runion on his rear bumper and Brad Haudenschild bounding of the top ledge. The car on the move was 7th starter Heuerman who battled Haudenschild for third until grabbing the position by the 10th lap and move into second a circuit later.

Following a lap 14 caution, the race would go green the remaining 11 laps with Foos not budging from the bottom and Heuerman blasting to his outside. Heuerman got a great run off turn four on the 23rd lap and pulled in front of Foos as he tried to break the youngster's momentum by diving low into turn one. However, Heuerman's slid up the track and Foos drove back under to retain the lead and go on to the win. Heuerman, Runion, Nate Dussel and Haudenschild would round out the top five.

ImageDeisenroth looked smooth out front of the 20-lap late model main while Noah Wagner, Ryan Missler and Wayne Maffett Jr. duked it out for second. Disaster struck for Wagner on lap 8 as he spun. Deisenroth would continue to lead with Missler and Maffett swapping the second place every lap. Both would get one more shot at Deisenroth thanks to a lap 18 caution.

Deisenroth got a great restart and went on to the win with Maffett, Missler, Jeff McCoy and Jim Gingery rounding out the top five.

Chester Fitch took the early lead in the 15-lap dirt truck main with a exciting battle behind between Brian Arnold, Steve Endicott, Cory Ward and Ball. Ball would move from fourth into the lead by lap 4 as Fitch began to fade. The only yellow flew on lap 6 with Ball leading Arnold, Endicott, Dave Brewer and Ward. Ball would not move from his low line despite several strong challenges from Endicott, Arnold, Ward and Brewer.

Ball would go on to score his eighth career dirt truck win at Attica with Endicott, Ward, Brewer and Arnold rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action for Christmas in July, Friday, July 25 on Smith Family Frosted Foods Night. Santa will be on hand to hand out many gifts for kids. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing underway at 8 p.m.

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Kear's Speed Shop/American Powersports of Findlay Night

410 Sprints

Heat 1 - All Pro Heads (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 5R-Byron Reed; 2. 75-Mike Hogan; 3. O2-Brian Smith; 4. 14H-Todd Heller; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller; 6. 69-Scott Curren; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 5B-Chad Blonde; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 6-Mike Dussell (R); 4. 11B-Brock Mayes; 5. 312-Mike Linder; 6. 60-Jody Keegan; 7. 7M-Geoff Dodge; 8. 96AU-Bruce White

Heat 3 - Bell Racing (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 83-Tim Shaffer; 2. 16-Lee Jacobs; 3. 20X-Phil Gressman; 4. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 5. 8S-Craig Mintz; 6. X-Mark Keegan; 7. 12-Caleb Griffith; 8. W20-Greg Wilson

Heat 4 - Friendship Food Stores (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 11M-Brandon Martin; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews; 3. 48S-Andy Shammo; 4. 55-John Ivy; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser; 6. 45-Brian Lay; 7. 18Y-Josh Yenser

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 312-Mike Linder; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 8S-Craig Mintz; 4. X-Mark Keegan; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller; 6. 60-Jody Keegan; 7. 96AU-Bruce White; 8. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 9. 4K-Kody Kinser; 10. 45-Brian Lay; 11. 7M-Geoff Dodge; 12. 69-Scott Curren; 13. 12-Caleb Griffith

A-Main   Starting Position [#]
1. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[18]; 3. 11M-Brandon Martin[6]; 4. O2-Brian Smith[2]; 5. 10-David Harrison[4]; 6. 312-Mike Linder[17]; 7. 6-Mike Dussell (R)[10]; 8. 15C-Chris Andrews[8]; 9. 11B-Brock Mayes[14]; 10. 16-Lee Jacobs[11]; 11. 48S-Andy Shammo[7]; 12. 20X-Phil Gressman[9]; 13. 5R-Byron Reed[1]; 14. 8S-Craig Mintz[19]; 15. 5B-Chad Blonde[12]; 16. 75-Mike Hogan[5]; 17. 98-Bruce Robenalt[15]; 18. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 19. 55-John Ivy[16]; 20. X-Mark Keegan[20]
305 Sprints

Heat 1 - All Pro Heads (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 11F-D.J. Foos (R); 2. 22D-Dan Hammond; 3. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 4. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 5. X-Dustin Stroup (R); 6. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 8. 22-Evan Helle; 9. 40-Bobby Clark

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 3. 19R-Steve Rando; 4. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 5. 71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 5-Dustin Dinan; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble; 9. 3X-Brad Keckler

Heat 3 -  Bell Racing (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 28-Shaun Valenti (R); 2. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 3. O4-Cap Henry; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer (R); 5. 65-Mark Lang; 6. 24X-Tom Nichols; 7. 596-Zack Ames (R)

Heat 4 -  Friendship Food Stores (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 49-Coty Runion; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 23-Willie Keegan; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 5. 29-Chris Lang; 6. M28-Josh Muntz; 7. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 29-Chris Lang; 2. 71-Bill Kraylek; 3. X-Dustin Stroup (R); 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 5. 65-Mark Lang; 6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 22-Evan Helle; 8. 596-Zack Ames (R); 9. M28-Josh Muntz; 10. 3X-Brad Keckler; 11. 5-Dustin Dinan; 12. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 13. 15H-Mitch Harble; 14. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 15. 24X-Tom Nichols

A-Main  Starting Position [#]
1. 11F-D.J. Foos (R)[1]; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman[7]; 3. 49-Coty Runion[2]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[9]; 5. 10-Brad Haudenschild[4]; 6. 67M-Matt Ferrell[3]; 7. 8K-Bobby Clark[20]; 8. O4-Cap Henry[8]; 9. 23-Willie Keegan[11]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[19]; 11. 82-Travis Hoffbauer[14]; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[5]; 13. 71-Bill Kraylek[17]; 14. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15]; 15. X-Dustin Stroup (R)[18]; 16. 22D-Dan Hammond[12]; 17. 25P-Mark Pridemore[6]; 18. 28-Shaun Valenti (R)[10]; 19. 36X-Dustin Keegan[13]; 20. 29-Chris Lang[16];

Service Drive Solutions UMP Attica Late Models

Heat 1 - Tin Lizzy Collision
1. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 2. 99-Steve Sabo; 3. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.; 4. 12H-Jeff McCoy; 5. 1M-John Mayes Jr.; 6. 27-Ken Hahn; 7. 48-John Bores; 8. 92-Brandon Perkins; 9. 88D-Larry Kingseed; 10. 77C-Craig Corfman

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 45-Mike Marteney; 3. 83-Noah Wagner (R); 4. 15B-Mike Bores; 5. 18-Jim Gingery; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. 12C-Nate Potts; 8. 3R-Chuck Rolle (R); 9. 5H-Ernie Haynes

A-Main  Starting Position [#]
1. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[2]; 2. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.[11]; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[5]; 4. 12H-Jeff McCoy[12]; 5. 18-Jim Gingery[4]; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[8]; 7. 1M-John Mayes Jr.[9]; 8. 99-Steve Sabo[7]; 9. 48-John Bores[13]; 10. 12-Michael Stiltner[1]; 11. 88D-Larry Kingseed[15]; 12. 92-Ernie Haynes[18]; 13. 83-Noah Wagner (R)[3]; 14. 3R-Chuck Rolle (R)[16]; 15. 12C-Nate Potts[14]; 16. 77C-Craig Corfman[17]; 17. 45-Mike Marteney[10]; 18. 15B-Mike Bores[6]

Dirt Trucks

Heat 1 - Tin Lizzy Collision
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 18W-Cory Ward; 3. 88-Dave Brewer; 4. 30-Dave Gibbs; 5. 101-Chester Fitch; 6. 91-Roger Inks; 7. 62-Dave Severs; 8. 21R-Ryan Bloom

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products
1. O1-Art Ball; 2. 8-Steve Endicott; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig; 4. 17-Bob Dible; 5. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 6. 8K-Kent Brewer; 7. 56-Alex Wiechman; 8. 84-Adam Jones

A-Main  Starting Position [#]
1. O1-Art Ball[6]; 2. 8-Steve Endicott[4]; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[5]; 4. 88-Dave Brewer[8]; 5. 33-Brian Arnold[1]; 6. 56-Alex Wiechman[11]; 7. 17-Bob Dible[10]; 8. 91-Roger Inks[15]; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[2]; 10. 30-Dave Gibbs[9]; 11. 62-Dave Severs[12]; 12. P51-Paul Brown Jr.[3]; 13. 84-Adam Jones[13]; 14. 21R-Ryan Bloom[14]; 15. 32H-Dan Hennig[7]

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