Ivy gets back to winning ways; Weaver scores 4th victory at ARP; Marteney, Davis victorious PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 June 2006

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio (Friday, June 16, 2006) - At the end of the 2005 racing season, Fremont's John Ivy announced he was going to take some time off from 410 sprint car racing. That self-imposed retirement didn't last too long, and Ivy once again found victory lane at Attica Raceway Park on East of Chicago Pizza/Strawberry Hill Farm Market night Friday.

In the 305 sprints, Fremont's Paul Weaver took his fourth feature win of the year at ARP. Former track champion Mike Marteney of Bellevue found victory lane for the first time this season in the limited late models, as did Fremont's Bobby Davis in the dirt trucks.

In the non-stop, 30-lap 410 sprint feature, Ivy shot around pole sitter Todd Heller exiting turn four on the second lap and set sail. The battle for second was furious between Heller, Mark Keegan and Brandon Wimmer for the next 14 laps.

At the half-way mark, Ivy had put several lapped cars between himself and Heller, with Wimmer, Keegan and 16th starting Byron Reed rounding out the top five. With just seven laps to go, Ivy had lapped up to 11th place, with Reed moving around Wimmer into second, Keegan in fourth and now 13th starting Bobby Clark moving into the top five.

Reed ran out of laps, as Ivy powered home the winner, with Wimmer, Clark and Keegan rounding out the top five.

"I have to thank Dee Genzman for convincing me I could still gitter' done," said Ivy. "I also want to thank Dennis Levell...he built us one hell of a motor, and to Andy and Lynn Potter for working so hard on this thing."

"I told the guys I probably would screw this up because I haven't started this far up front (third) in a long time and I'm not used to not seeing 15 other cars in front of me," said Ivy.

In the 305 sprint feature, Shelby's Benny Bowman jumped to the early lead until Mark Whaley powered to the point on lap 7. However, all eyes were on Weaver, who had moved from his 13th starting spot to third by lap 8. Weaver slid into second a lap later and rocketed off the bottom of turn four to take the lead from Whaley a lap latter. Weaver would put a three lapped-car cushion between himself and second running Andy Shammo when the only caution would fly on lap 17. No one would catch Weaver as he went on to score his 18th career Attica victory - to move into third on the all-time 305 sprint feature win list - over Shammo, Chris Andrews, Bowman, and Kevin Lee.

"When they watered the track after hotlaps, it made it very racey. I just stayed on the bottom and was patient and the race came to me," said Weaver beside his Weaver-Koonce Construction, Levell Performance sponsored #1w.

In the limited late model feature, Marteney would lead all 20 laps, surviving numerous cautions to claim his 18th career ARP victory, to move him to sixth on the all time win list. It wasn't easy for the driver of the York Fabrication/Quality Welding/Sports Hut sponsored #45, as Tiffin's Jeff McCoy and last week's feature winner Gibsonburg's Bill Hahn pressured him he last six laps.

"Finally....it seems like forever since we were on the horse track," said Marteney about visiting victory lane. "I knew I had to stick to the bottom....if I didn't let anyone get a nose under me I was okay."

The 15-lap dirt truck feature was very entertaining, as there was often three wide racing from first through 10th. When the dust settled, 2005 Fremont Speedway truck champion Bobby Davis edged out Risingson's Steve Endicott for his first career ARP win.

"That was quite a battle. I saw Steve outside of me the last five laps and I just tried not to move off the bottom. I knew Bob (Dible) was right on my bumper...I just had to be smooth. Those guys are great racers...they race you clean and hard," said Davis beside his Crown Battery/Smith Automotive/Al Davis Carpet sponsored #40.

Besides many fan give-aways from East of Chicago Pizza, Strawberry Hill Farm Market gave each heat race winner in all the divisions a case of fresh strawberries. Also O.F. Machinging of Carey, Ohio, gave the winner of the 305 feature a set of steering gear clamps, nose wing straps and brake caliber brackets, along with brake caliper and nose wing brackets for the second place car and brake caliper brackets and nose wing straps for the winner of the 305 B-main.

"Ohio's Finest Racing" venue has a busy weekend ahead. Quality Welding of Bellevue sponsored the racing on Friday, June 23 with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and the Sunoco American Late Models in action. Then Sunday, June 25, ARP kicks off the traditional All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek which sees seven straight nights of 410 sprint racing at 7 different Ohio tracks. Gates will open on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Attica Raceway Park (6-16-06)
410 Super Sprints
Heat 1 - Budweiser
1. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 2. 29-Dean Jacobs; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. O-Brandon Wimmer; 5. 8C-Bobby Clark; 6. 1R-Phil Gressman; 7. 45-Bryan Grove; 8. 21-Rodney Morgan

Heat 2 - Ramsey Trucking
1. 3L-Mike Linder; 2. 53-John Ivy; 3. X-Mark Keegan; 4. 12H-Tim Hunter; 5. K-Andrew Palker; 6. 5R-Bryon Reed; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo; 8. 8S-Craig Mintz; 9. 7B-Jamie Miller

Heat 3 - Bell Helmets
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson; 4. 48-Mike Burkin; 5. 78-Todd Kane; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 48B-Bill Shaw; 8. 12-Caleb Griffith

B-main - Computer Man Inc.
1. 5R-Bryon Reed; 2. 1R-Phil Gressman; 3. 7B-Jamie Miller; 4. 8S-Craig Mintz; 5. 45-Bryan Grove; 6. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 7. 21-Rodney Morgan; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo; 9. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 10. 48B-Bill Shaw

A-main   Starting Position []
1. 53-John Ivy[3]; 2. 5R-Bryon Reed[16]; 3. O-Brandon Wimmer[5]; 4. 8C-Bobby Clark[13]; 5. X-Mark Keegan[2]; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 7. 10-David Harrison[7]; 8. 16-Lee Jacobs[12]; 9. 78-Todd Kane[15]; 10. 3L-Mike Linder[4]; 11. 37Z-Bryan Scott[8]; 12. 12H-Tim Hunter[9]; 13. 7B-Jamie Miller[18]; 14. 8S-Craig Mintz[19]; 15. K-Andrew Palker[14]; 16. 31-Chuck Wilson[11]; 17. 45-Bryan Grove[20]; 18. 48-Mike Burkin[6]; 19. 1R-Phil Gressman[17]; 20. 29-Dean Jacobs[10]
 

305 SprintsHeat 1 - Budweiser
1. O2-Kevin Lee; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo; 3. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 4. 55-Brad Bowman; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; 6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 13-Larry Felver Jr.

Heat 2 -  Advanced Limo
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 34-Mark Whaley; 3. 55S-Benny Bowman; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 9H-Josh Hill; 8. 29-Chris Lang; 9. 11-Shawn Colvin

Heat 3 -  Bell Helmets
1. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 2. 21-Scott Kraylek; 3. 31-Chad Gullett; 4. 15-A.J. Sleek; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond; 6. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 7. 49-Coty Runion; 8. 18-Jim Dunhum; 9. 14-Chad Wilson

B-Main
1. 71-Bill Kraylek; 2. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 5. 9H-Josh Hill; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 7. 18-Jim Dunhum; 8. 14-Chad Wilson; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 10. 13-Larry Felver Jr.; 11. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 12. 29-Chris Lang

A-main  Starting Position []
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[13]; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo[7]; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews[5]; 4. 55S-Benny Bowman[2]; 5. O2-Kevin Lee[6]; 6. 15-A.J. Sleek[9]; 7. 21-Scott Kraylek[8]; 8. 71-Bill Kraylek[16]; 9. 27-Stuart Brubaker[17]; 10. 31-Chad Gullett[1]; 11. 67M-Matt Ferrell[10]; 12. 22D-Dan Hammond[15]; 13. 7-Brad Haudenschild[3]; 14. 55-Brad Bowman[12]; 15. 5-Dustin Dinan[14]; 16. 25P-Mark Pridemore[19]; 17. 9H-Josh Hill[20]; 18. 49-Coty Runion[18]; 19.
34-Mark Whaley[4]; 20. O1-Bryan Sebetto[11]
 

Limited Late Models
Heat 1 - Budweiser/Griff's Engines
1. 45-Mike Marteney; 2. 101-Chester Fitch; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 5. 50-Ryan Missler; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. O1-Art Ball; 8. 23-Ben Elliott

Heat 2 -Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin
1. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 2. C4-Bill Clapp Jr.; 3. 55-Chuck Hummer; 4. 99M-John Mayes Jr.; 5. 12M-Mike Stiltner; 6. 77C-Craig Corfman; 7. 29-Matt Potts; 8. 30-Nate Potts

Heat 3 - Bell Helmets
1. 27-Bill Hahn; 2. 15B-Mike Bores; 3. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed; 5. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 6. 99-Steve Sabo; 7. 92-Brandon Perkins

A-main  Starting Position []
1. 45-Mike Marteney[2]; 2. O2-Jeff Mccoy[9]; 3. 27-Bill Hahn[7]; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[6]; 5. 99M-John Mayes Jr.[1]; 6. 50-Ryan Missler[13]; 7. C4-Bill Clapp Jr.[4]; 8. 99-Steve Sabo[18]; 9. 48-John Bores[10]; 10. 101-Chester Fitch[12]; 11. 5H-Ernie Haynes[8]; 12. 15B-Mike Bores[3]; 13. 8K-Kevin Koerper[11]; 14. 55-Chuck Hummer[5]; 15. O1-Art Ball[19]; 16. O14-Paul Brown Jr.[15]; 17. 29-Matt Potts[20]; 18. 77C-Craig Corfman[17]; 19. 12M-Mike Stiltner[14]; 20. 12-Michael Stiltner[16]; 21. 23-Ben Elliott[21]
 

Dirt Trucks
Heat 1
1. 8H-Art Howey Jr.; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti; 3. 40-Bobby Davis; 4. O1-Art Ball; 5. 38-Paul Dymond; 6. 4X-Brian Sorg; 7. 52-Tim Schatzinger; 8. 62-Dave Severs; 9. O7-Greg Harmon; 10. 30-Dave Gibbs

Heat 2
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 17-Bob Dible; 3. 8-Steve Endicott; 4. 34-Aaron Schatzinger; 5. 2R-Ron Kepling; 6. 7C-Jacob Dick; 7. 22-Todd Keegan; 8. 37-Eric Devanna; 9. 53-Dan Roepke

A-main  Starting Position []
1. 40-Bobby Davis[3]; 2. 8-Steve Endicott[7]; 3. 17-Bob Dible[10]; 4. 8H-Art Howey Jr.[9]; 5. 38-Paul Dymond[4]; 6. 53-Dan Roepke[18]; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[16]; 8. 4X-Brian Sorg[12]; 9. 28-Shawn Valenti[6]; 10. 7C-Jacob Dick[8]; 11. O1-Art Ball[2]; 12. 33-Brian Arnold[11]; 13. O7-Greg Harmon[17]; 14. 34-Aaron Schatzinger[5]; 15. 22-Todd Keegan[14]; 16. 30-Dave Gibbs[19]; 17. 62-Dave Severs[15]; 18. 52-Tim Schatzinger[13]; 19. 2R-Ron Kepling[1]
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