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Friday, 22 May 2009

Sebetto Takes Low-Buck Team To Richest Attica 305 Victory; Missler Gets Exciting Late Model Win; Ball Collects Truck Victory

By Brian Liskai

Image(Attica, OH) Their engine was built in a small garage, not in a machine shop with dynos and several employees. They were probably one of the lowest funded teams in the pits, but throw in a good driver and a determined crew, and you end up in victory lane at Attica Raceway Park.

Fremont's Bryan Sebetto - who normally pilots a 410 sprint car - got behind the wheel of his good friend Brad Bowman's 305 sprint car Friday and claimed the richest prize the division sees as he took the win in the Pepsi Engine Builder's Challenge feature.

"Brad's been one of my best friends...we started racing the same time together. From day one we hit it off as friends...he's been like a brother to me," said Sebetto beside the Innovative Graphics, Advantage Motors backed sprint car. "Two weeks ago I was helping out some buddies and he said 'man I wish I'd have known you were here I'd sent the car up' and I said 'what about a couple of weeks from now for the 305 challenge' and he said 'yep go ahead.' So I hopped in it and it was awesome all night."

The Fultz Fabrications and Speed Shop UMP Late Models put on a fantastic show as the 25-lap feature went non-stop. When the checkered flew, it was Bellevue's Ryan Missler picking up his second win of the year as he battled Chad Ruhlman in side-by-side racing the last 13 laps.

"That was great...this car was perfect, anybody could have driven that. As the race went on the better it got," said Missler beside his Simple Green Guy, Terry McConnell Excavating, TAZE D.J. Service backed late model.

Art Ball fought an ill-handling dirt truck and took the lead on lap 9 after a great battle with Alex Wiechman and Jim Keegan to claim his 10th career truck victory.

"It was a handful...I don't know why. We had a spring go to heck...a-frame the last time we ran here. We are just getting it back to where we think it should be. If we get this thing handling the way I like it, we'll get more wins," said Ball beside his Magers Lumber, Linda Ritzler Accounting, Tin Lizzy Collision backed truck.

305 Sprints - Bryan Sebetto
At the drop of the green for the 30-lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprints' feature, Bobby Clark jumped into a commanding lead while Stuart Brubaker, Todd Heuerman and Sebetto battled for second. Just as Clark was hitting lapped traffic on lap 9, the yellow flew. While cruising under the caution, it was evident Clark's right rear tire was going down, forcing him to head to the pits and giving the lead to Sebetto who was finding speed around the top side of the track.

While Sebetto pulled away, a tremendous battle was going on for second between Heuerman, Kevin Lee and Brubaker. Sebetto would hit lapped traffic by lap 17, and had his handful three laps later as the back markers raced side-by-side in front of him. This allowed Heuerman, Lee and Brubaker to close. The caution would bunch up the field with just two laps to go with the running order Sebetto, Heuerman, Lee, a closing John Ivy and Brubaker.

With a clean track ahead, Sebetto would pull away for his 12th career 30 sprint victory. Heuerman, Lee, Ivy and Steve Rando would round out the top five.

"I didn't want to see that last caution...I'd rather ran it out those last two laps. What a tough break for Bobby Clark. I saw he had a right rear tire going down...tough break because he had a fast race car. What a great deal for Advantage Motor's the only motor out here built by them and you can see how good it runs," said Sebetto.

UMP Late Models - Ryan Missler
Devin Sheils jumped into the lead of the late model feature with Chuck Roelle and Chad Ruhlman in tow. Ruhlman would dive into second a lap later, but Sheils pulled away...that is until he hit lapped traffic on lap 11. Ruhlman pulled beside and a tremendous battle ensued over the next two laps until Ruhlman grabbed the lad off the bottom of turn four on lap 12. Sheils would not give up and raced side-by-side with Ruhlman over the next four laps. However, this allowed Missler to close, also bringing into the fray Dusty Moore and Rick DeLong. Missler would grab second on lap 17 and began putting pressure on Ruhlman. Missler would drive round Ruhlman for the top spot on lap 22, but had trouble with lapped machines racing side-by-side in front, allowing Ruhlman to stick a nose under him. The two raced door-to-door coming to the white flag while Sheils, Moore, DeLong and Jerry Bowersock battled right on their bumpers.

Missler would take the win with Ruhlman, Sheils, Moore and DeLong rounding out the top five.

"I could tell his (Ruhlman) tires were going away. I knew if I could just focus and try to keep my eyes off those lapped cars and pick a hole I'd be alright," said Missler.

Dirt Trucks - Art Ball
Dave Gibbs grabbed the early lead of the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Weichman, Craig Holland and Brian Sorg right on his bumper. Weichman would take the lead way on a lap three restart, bringing Sorg into second. However, a lap later Sorg would exit with mechanical woes, as Weichman lead over Gibbs, Jim Keegan and Ball, who were within a fender of the top spot. Ball would drive under Keegan and Gibbs into the second spot on lap seven and raced door to door with Weichman over the next two laps before gaining the advantage on lap 9.

Weichman would not give up without a fight and raced side-by-side with Ball until the yellow flew with just a lap remaining. Ball was able to pull away for the victory with Weichman, a surging Dan Hennig, Brian Arnold and Paul Brown Jr. rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will play host to the premiere sprint car racers in the world on Friday, May 29 as the World of Outlaws invade "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant. The late models will also be in action. Reserved seats are still available. Log onto for more information.

Attica Raceway Park - 5/22/2009
Engine Builders Challenge Night

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

Heat 1 - Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 2. 14-Chad Wilson; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. M28-Josh Muntz; 5. 3X-Josh Burdette; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 13-Junior Felver; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser; 9. 65-Mark Lang

Heat 2 - Bell Racing  (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 3J-Kevin Lee; 2. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti; 6. 80-Jake Trevino; 7. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver

Heat 3 - Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 51-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 94-John Ivy; 4. 1-Nate Dussel; 5. 72C-John Bartlome; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 7. 29-Chris Lang; 8. 6-Zack Ames

Heat 4 - Tin Lizzy Collision (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 11F-D.J. Foos; 2. 41-Dustin Dinan; 3. 40-Bobby Clark; 4. 19R-Steve Rando; 5. 2-Tim Kern; 6. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 7. 31-Chuck Wilson; 8. 49-Coty Runion

Dash 1 - Computer Man Inc. (6 Laps)
1. 40-Bobby Clark; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 11F-D.J. Foos; 4. 3J-Kevin Lee; 5. 41-Dustin Dinan; 6. 67M-Matt Ferrell

Dash 2 - Computer Man Inc. (6 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 2. 51-Bryan Sebetto; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. 14-Chad Wilson; 5. 94-John Ivy; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 3X-Josh Burdette; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti; 3. 80-Jake Trevino; 4. 2-Tim Kern; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 7. 49-Coty Runion; 8. 71-Bill Kraylek; 9. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 10. 72C-John Bartlome; 11. 29-Chris Lang; 12. 83X-Nate Reeser; 13. 31-Chuck Wilson; 14. 13-Junior Felver; 15. 65-Mark Lang

A-Main -  (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 51-Bryan Sebetto[4]; 2. 18-Todd Heuerman[3]; 3. 3J-Kevin Lee[7]; 4. 94-John Ivy[10]; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[16]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2]; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[21]; 8. 41-Dustin Dinan[9]; 9. 11F-D.J. Foos[5]; 10. 67M-Matt Ferrell[11]; 11. 22D-Dan Hammond[6]; 12. M28-Josh Muntz[13]; 13. 9-Jimmy Colvin[12]; 14. 28-Shawn Valenti[18]; 15. 80-Jake Trevino[19]; 16. 1-Nate Dussel[15]; 17. 2-Tim Kern[20]; 18. 14-Chad Wilson[8]; 19. 36X-Dustin Keegan[22]; 20. 40-Bobby Clark[1]; 21. 8K-Zack Kramer[14]; 22. 3X-Josh Burdette[17]

Fultz Fabrication & Speed Shop UMP Late Models


Heat 1 - Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 20-Chad Ruhlman; 2. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 3. 48-John Bores; 4. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 5. 93T-Jeff Esbenshade; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. 26-Mike Harger; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels; 9. 83-Noah Wagner

Heat 2 - Bell Racing  (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 27-Ken Hahn; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler; 3. 3-Rick Delong; 4. 51-Devin Schields; 5. X3-Dan Wallace; 6. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.; 7. O1-Justin Chance; 8. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 9. 56-B.J. Gregory

Heat 3 - Friendship Food Stores (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 40WD-Dusty Moore; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed; 3. 64-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 92-Brandon Perkins; 5. 35-Ron Miller; 6. 48B-Mike Bores; 7. 99-Steve Sabo

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)
1. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.; 2. O1-Justin Chance; 3. 48B-Mike Bores; 4. 83-Noah Wagner; 5. 99-Steve Sabo; 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7. 26-Mike Harger; 8. 56-B.J. Gregory; 9. 12M-Bobby Michaels; 10. 5H-Ernie Haynes

A-Main -  (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[3]; 2. 20-Chad Ruhlman[6]; 3. 51-Devin Schiels[2]; 4. 40WD-Dusty Moore[5]; 5. 3-Rick Delong[4]; 6. 64-Jerry Bowersock[11]; 7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.[16]; 8. 23C-Jeremy Canada[7]; 9. 27-Ken Hahn[10]; 10. X3-Dan Wallace[14]; 11. 21-Larry Kingseed[8]; 12. 93T-Jeff Esbenshade[13]; 13. 48B-Mike Bores[18]; 14. 99-Steve Sabo[20]; 15. 83-Noah Wagner[19]; 16. 3R-Chuck Roelle[1]; 17. 35-Ron Miller[15]; 18. 48-John Bores[12]; 19. O1-Justin Chance[17]; 20. 92-Brandon Perkins[9]

Computer Man Dirt Trucks

Heat 1 - Ultra Schield Race Products (8 Laps)
1. 18W-Cory Ward; 2. O1-Art Ball; 3. 56-Alex Weichman; 4. 92-Loren Schwochow; 5. 9-Curt Inks; 6. 30-Dave Gibbs; 7. 13-Jeff Wilber; 8. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg

Heat 2 - Bell Racing  (8 Laps)
1. O-Jim Keegan; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig; 3. 4X-Brian Sorg; 4. 71-Craig Holland; 5. 39-Dwight Waltermier; 6. 84-Adam Jones; 7. 33-Brian Arnold; 8. 4J-Josh Lozano; 9. 17-Bob Dible

A-Main -  (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. O1-Art Ball[8]; 2. 56-Alex Weichman[3]; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[11]; 4. 33-Brian Arnold[14]; 5. P51-Paul Brown Jr.[15]; 6. 92-Loren Schwochow[6]; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[12]; 8. 17-Bob Dible[18]; 9. 30-Dave Gibbs[1]; 10. 71-Craig Holland[2]; 11. 9-Curt Inks[9]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[17]; 13. O-Jim Keegan[4]; 14. 84-Adam Jones[10]; 15. 39-Dwight Waltermier[7]; 16. 13-Jeff Wilber[13]; 17. 4X-Brian Sorg[5]

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