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Saturday, 16 August 2008
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Mintz Sheds Bridesmaids Dress For Attica 410 Win; Brubaker Gets 3rd Straight In 305s; Bores Nabs Late Models; Arnold Takes Trucks

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) Craig Mintz shed the bridesmaid dress Saturday at Attica Raceway Park to score his third career 410 feature sprint feature at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant on World Auto Parts of Huron/Cleveland Night.

The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver has a handful of second place runs this season and just couldn't seem to get into victory lane. While battling a lapped car he just couldn't pass, he held off a last lap challenge from Byron Reed and a closing John Ivy for the victory

"It's about time....we've been second so many times. When Byron drove under me on the last lap I thought 'here we go again.' But this time the lapped traffic held him up. Pat Harger and my whole crew have worked their butts off this season. I have to thank Dad and Mom for all the money they have spent to do this," said Mintz beside his Keller Chevrolet, Erie Shore Propane, Maxim Chassis, KS Sales & Service backed #09.

Helena, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker passed Nate Dussel on the last lap to score his third straight win in the 305 sprints in exciting fashion.

"Joe Laugherty and my whole crew worked so hard this week. We hurt a motor last week and then we discovered we had a crack in the frame so it had to be tore down and taken to Beabers to get fixed and the whole car had to be put back together," said Brubaker beside his Brubaker Auction Services, Kylnn Inc. C&L Sanitation & Safeway Barricades, Fisher Welding and Fabrication backed #35.

"My hats off to the Attica track crew. They have provided us with a consistent racy track all year," Brubaker added.

ImageBellevue's Mike Bores battled Ryan Missler the last 16 laps of the Service Drive Solutions UMP Attica Late Model feature before passing him with three laps to go to record his fifth career victory in a caution-filled event.

"I found something in turns three and four on the high side late in the race. Then he (Missler) went up to block and I was able to drive under him. Ryan is a good hard racer and that was a lot of fun and a lot of work," said Bores beside his JB & Sons Contracting, York Fabrication, Underground Utilities backed late model. "We found something in this car recently...I'm not telling what it is, but it has made driving thing easy..it's like night and day."

Brian Arnold averted disaster mid way through the dirt truck feature when he nearly spun, and held off Cory Ward for his second win of the season.

"That was a close call on the front stretch, I don't know how I didn't spin out," said Arnold beside his Make-A-Wish Foundation, Burns Electric, Air Cooled Engines backed #33. "I have to thank Steve Sabo...he lent us a carburetor and it worked great."

ImageIt took three cautions before a lap was completed in the 30-lap 410 sprint feature, but it went non-stop after that. Mintz grabbed the lead from the pole with Reed, Mark Keegan, Jamie Miller and Mike Hogan in tow. Mintz and Reed pulled away from Keegan and ran nose to tail.

The car on the move was Ivy, who moved from his 16th starting spot to eighth by lap four and was sixth by lap six. Mintz and Reed hit lapped traffic bylap nine with Keegan, Miller, Chris Andrews and Ivy in tow. Ivy moved into fifth by lap 11 and into third on lap 13. But, Mintz and Reed had about a half track advantage at the halfway mark.

Mintz would have to battle Travis Philo throughout the last half of the race trying to put him a lap down. Philo would give Mintz plenty of room, but was just as fast as the leader. This allowed Reed to stay on Mintz' bumper with Ivy slowly reeling them in.

When starter Monty Collins showed five laps remaining, you could throw a blanket on the top three of Mintz, Reed and Ivy. As Mintz took the white flag, Reed dove under exiting turn two but couldn't pull off the pass. Mintz kept his high line and took the checkered as Ivy got under Reed to steel second. Keegan and 13th starter Caleb Griffith rounded out the top five.

ImageSteve Rando looked to be in control of the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, pulling away through the first 11 laps. Disaster struck on lap 12 as he coasted to a rest with some sort of mechanical problems with the power steering. That handed the lead to Nate Dussel with Zack Kramer, Brubaker, Bill Kraylek, Dustin Keegan, 15th starter Bobby Clark in tow.

Clark was the car on the move, taking third on lap 13, but then disaster struck for him as he coasted to a stop, brining out the yellow. The running order was now Dussel, Brubaker, Kramer, Kraylek, Dustin Keegan and 18th starter D.J. Foos.

Brubaker would drive beside Dussel as they raced to the white flag and would drive under him for the lead exiting turn two. Brubaker would take his fourth win of the season at Attica over Dussel, Foos, Kramer and Dustin Dinan.

ImageRyan Missler bolted into the lead in the 20-lap late model feature which saw six yellow flags in the first seven laps. Sixth starter Mike Bores would drive into second on lap four and begin to put pressure on Missler. The two raced side by side until Bores moved off the bottom to the cushion to pass Missler but the caution would move him back to second on lap 16. On the restart Missler would move up top to block Bores who dove low in turns one and two to take the lead and the win. Missler, Jamie Reed, John Bores and Steve Sabo would round out the top five in a race that saw 10 caution flags.

Bob Dible and Brian Arnold battled hard for the lead at the start of the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Cory Ward on their rear bumper. Arnold would grab the lead on lap two with Ward moving into second a lap later. Arnold and Ward would pull away from Dible who battled Art Ball and Dave Brewer for third. Arnold could not shake Ward, who pressured him the entire race. Ward would take the checkered for his sixth career Attica win over Ward, Dible, Ball, and Brewer.

Attica Raceway Park (8-16-08)
World Auto Parts of Huron/Cleveland Night

410 Sprints

Heat 1 - All Pro Heads (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. O9-Craig Mintz; 2. 5R-Byron Reed; 3. 6-Mike Dussel (R); 4. X-Mark Keegan; 5. 12-Caleb Griffith; 6. 55-John Ivy; 7. 3J-Kevin Lee; 8. D7-Tony Beaber; 9. 10S-Roger Shammo

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 75-Mike Hogan; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews; 4. 312-Mike Linder; 5. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 6. 27-Scott Euler; 7. 48S-Mike Burkin; 8. 14-Willie Keegan; 9. O2-Brian Smith

Heat 3 - Bell Racing (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 4M-Jamie Miller; 3. 61-Chad Gullett; 4. 8K-Scott Curren; 5. 15-A.J. Sleek; 6. 5T-Travis Philo; 7. 14H-Todd Heller; 8. 11-Josh Harrison

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 55-John Ivy; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 27-Scott Euler; 4. O2-Brian Smith; 5. 5T-Travis Philo; 6. 48S-Mike Burkin; 7. 3J-Kevin Lee; 8. D7-Tony Beaber; 9. m10S-Roger Shammo; 10. 11-Josh Harrison; 11. 14-Willie Keegan

A-Main   Starting Position [#]
1. O9-Craig Mintz[1]; 2. 55-John Ivy[16]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[3]; 4. X-Mark Keegan[2]; 5. 12-Caleb Griffith[13]; 6. 15C-Chris Andrews[7]; 7. 10-David Harrison[11]; 8. 6-Mike Dussel (R)[8]; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[6]; 10. 75-Mike Hogan[4]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[20]; 12. 16-Bryan Sebetto[12]; 13. O2-Brian Smith[19]; 14. 98-Bruce Robenalt[14]; 15. 27-Scott Euler[18]; 16. 15-A.J. Sleek[15]; 17. 312-Mike Linder[5]; 18. 61-Chad Gullett[9]; 19. 8K-Scott Curren[10]; 20. 14H-Todd Heller[17]
305 Sprints

Heat 1 - All Pro Heads (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 2. 71-Bill Kraylek; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond; 6. 49-Coty Runion; 7. 14-Chad Wilson; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 9. 596-Zack Ames (R)

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 19R-Steve Rando; 2. 8K-Zack Kramer (R); 3. 55-Benny Bowman; 4. 80-Jake Trevino; 5. 23-Chad Laux; 6. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 8. 3X-Brad Keckler; 9. 5D-Craig Kays

Heat 3 -  Bell Racing (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 66L-Brad Bowman; 4. 40-Bobby Clark; 5. X-Dustin Stroup (R); 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 7. 65-Mark Lang; 8. 29-Chris Lang

Heat 4 -  Friendship Food Stores (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 15H-Mitch Harble; 2. 27-Paige Polyak; 3. 5-Dustin Dinan; 4. 28-Shaun Valenti (R); 5. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 11F-D.J. Foos (R); 8. 25-Chris Pifher

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (8 laps, top 2 transfer to A-Main)
1. 23-Chad Laux; 2. 22D-Dan Hammond; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 6. 14-Chad Wilson; 7. 5D-Craig Kays; 8. 596-Zack Ames (R); 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 13-Larry Felver Jr.

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (8 laps, top 2 transfer to A-Main)
1. 11F-D.J. Foos (R); 2. X-Dustin Stroup (R); 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 4. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 5. 65-Mark Lang; 6. 25-Chris Pifher; 7. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 8. 29-Chris Lang

A-Main  Starting Position [#]
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 3. 11F-D.J. Foos (R)[18]; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer (R)[2]; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan[11]; 6. 36X-Dustin Keegan[13]; 7. 66L-Brad Bowman[9]; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble[3]; 9. 71-Bill Kraylek[4]; 10. 10-Brad Haudenschild[8]; 11. 22D-Dan Hammond[19]; 12. 23-Chad Laux[17]; 13. 55-Benny Bowman[12]; 14. X-Dustin Stroup (R)[20]; 15. 80-Jake Trevino[14]; 16. 28-Shaun Valenti (R)[16]; 17. 18-Todd Heuerman[10]; 18. 40-BobbyClark[15]; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[1]; 20. 27-Paige Polyak[5]


Service Drive Solutions UMP Attica Late Models

Heat 1 - Tin Lizzy Collision (8 laps)
1. 27-Ken Hahn; 2. 84-Tim Sabo; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 45-Mike Marteney; 5. 99-Steve Sabo; 6. 83-Noah Wagner (R)

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps)
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 3. 99M-John Mayes Sr.; 4. 18-Jamie Reed; 5. 1M-John Mayes Jr.; 6. 77C-Craig Corfman

Heat 3 - Bell Racing (8 laps)
1. 12H-Jeff McCoy; 2. 15B-Mike Bores; 3. 12-Michael Stiltner; 4. 3R-Chuck Rolle (R); 5. 88D-Larry Kingseed; 6. 30-Nate Potts; 7. 20-Chuck Hummer

A-Main  Starting Position [#]
1. 15B-Mike Bores[6]; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[1]; 3. 18-Jamie Reed[5]; 4. 48-John Bores[2]; 5. 99-Steve Sabo[13]; 6. 1M-John Mayes Jr.[14]; 7. 12H-Jeff McCoy[10]; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[9]; 9. 3R-Chuck Rolle (R)[8]; 10. 77C-Craig Corfman[17]; 11. 83-Noah Wagner (R)[16]; 12. 20-Chuck Hummer[19]; 13. 12-Michael Stiltner[4]; 14. 88D-Larry Kingseed[15]; 15. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[12]; 16. 99M-John Mayes Sr.[3]; 17. 45-Mike Marteney[7]; 18. 84-Tim Sabo[11]


Dirt Trucks

Heat 1 - Tin Lizzy Collision (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 8-Steve Endicott; 2. 17-Bob Dible; 3. 8K-Kent Brewer; 4. 1-Paul Dymond; 5. 62-Dave Severs; 6. 84-Russ Stahl; 7. 101-Chester Fitch; 8. 52-Will Teezak

Heat 2 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig; 3. 56-Alex Wiechman; 4. 92-Loren Schwochow; 5. 91-Roger Inks; 6. 21R-Ryan Bloom; 7. 14-Scott Beard; 8. 30-Dave Gibbs

Heat 3 - Bell Racing (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. 18W-Cory Ward; 2. O1-Art Ball; 3. 88-Dave Brewer; 4. 4-Donald Fitch; 5. 4X-Brian Sorg; 6. O7-John Harmon; 7. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 8. 71-Craig Holland

B-main - Computer Man Inc. (8 laps, top 5 transfer to A-Main)
1. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 2. 52-Will Teezak; 3. 30-Dave Gibbs; 4. O7-John Harmon; 5. 21R-Ryan Bloom; 6. 14-Scott Beard

A-Main  Starting Position [#]
1. 33-Brian Arnold[3]; 2. 18W-Cory Ward[6]; 3. 17-Bob Dible[1]; 4. O1-Art Ball[10]; 5. 88-Dave Brewer[12]; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[8]; 7. 92-Loren Schwochow[4]; 8. 8-Steve Endicott[9]; 9. 1-Paul Dymond[2]; 10. 8K-Kent Brewer[5]; 11. P51-Paul Brown Jr.[16]; 12. 4X-Brian Sorg[15]; 13. 4-Donald Fitch[11]; 14. 30-Dave Gibbs[18]; 15. 91-Roger Inks[14]; 16. 62-Dave
Severs[13]; 17. 52-Will Teezak[17]; 18. 21R-Ryan Bloom[20]; 19. 56-Alex Wiechman[7]; 20. O7-John Harmon[19]

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