Attica Raceway Park Goes Full Blown Late Model Racing In 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 December 2008

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) Attica Raceway Park will offer fans a unique experience throughout the 2009 season. Ohio's Finest Racing speedplant will be the only track in the area to offer 410 winged sprint cars and now, full late models under the UMP Dirt Car sanction each Friday night.

The weekly purse for the late models will pay $1,000 to win and $150 to start the A-main.

"With no other dirt tracks in the area racing late models on Friday nights, we received a lot of interest from race teams and fans to make the division full UMP late models. With many tracks racing on Saturday nights, Attica will be the place to be on Friday nights to see all the late model stars racing together on the same track," said Attica Promoter John Bores, himself a late model competitor.

Picking up late model wins at Attica in 2008 were Rusty Schlenk, Wayne Maffett Jr., Dusty Moore, Matt Miller and Jon Henry. Young gun Curtis Deisenroth will have his hands full defending his 2008 late model track championship.

"We're looking foward to seeing these drivers and other top drivers more often in 2009 competing against our talented regulars like Curtis Deisenroth, Ryan Missler, Ken Hahn and the rest of the Attica Late Models," said Rex LeJeune, Attica Operations Director.

With the move, Attica Raceway Park really lives up to its slogan "Ohio's Finest Racing." Joining the late models on Fridays will be the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and select events with the dirt trucks.

"We need to keep making our racing program stronger and more exciting for the race teams and the fans who support Attica Raceway Park. This gives the fans a more valuable show for the same affordable price," said Bores.

The UMP Dirt Car Late Models rules will apply for 2009 at Attica including the 2,300 pound weight rule. The open Hoosier Tire will remain for 2009, but the 2008 Attica rule of 100 pounds of weight added to the front of race cars with aluminum engines has been eliminated.

With the UMP Dirt Car sanction, teams will be allowed to race for UMP national, regional and state points and prize money.

Additional rules and purses for all divisions will be released in early 2009. The 2009 racing season kicks off Friday, March 27 with the 410 sprints, late models and 305 sprints.
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