Last Friday Night Show of 2007 at Attica...Switch to Saturdays Begins August 18th
Wednesday, 01 August 2007
By Brian Liskai

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Legendz Sports Bar & Grill Night will be the last Friday show of the 2007 season at Attica Raceway Park on Aug. 3. "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant will then take a week off for the Attica Independent Fair before switching to Saturday night racing for the remainder of the 2007 season.

"We have just a few races left and the points battles for all four divisions are close," noted Rex LeJeune, Operations Manager at ARP. "We move to Saturday nights to give race fans a place to go while Fremont Speedway is down for the Sandusky County Fair."

LeJeune noted Attica's champion in the World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland 410 Sprints will not only share in cash prizes, but will receive a new Eagle chassis thanks to Attica Raceway Park and Kear's Speed Shop. Also, the track champion in the 305 sprints will receive a new XXX Chassis thanks to Revolution XXX Chassis and Kear's Speed Shop, while the champion in the Fultz Fabrications & Speed Shop Attica Late Models will receive a free Rayburn chassis thanks to Service Drive Solutions and Rayburn Race cars.

ImageIn the 410 sprint, three-time ARP champion (2003, 2005 and 2006) Byron Reed - who has 3 feature wins at ARP in 2007 - holds a slim 63 point advantage over Lee Jacobs, who always seems to catch fire at the end of the season. Third place driver Paul Weaver is only 89 points back, while Mike Linder is 92 points behind.

In the 305 sprints, defending co-track champion Andy Shammo - who has three feature victories this season - holds a 47-point lead over Bryan Sebetto who has recorded six feature wins. In fact, the only other driver to win a feature at ARP in 2007 is Mike Linder who raced in the division only one night! Dustin Dinan is third in the standings, 77 points out.

The battle in the late model division couldn't be closer. Five-time ARP champion (2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006) Larry Kingseed - with 2 feature wins in 2007 - holds a slim five point advantage over Ken Hahn who has three checkered flags at Attica this season. Ryan Missler is only 31 points back in third, with Ernie Haynes and Mike Marteney just 38 points behind.

Defending dirt truck track champion Art Ball holds a narrow 11-point advantage over Cory Ward in that division. Ball and Ward each have two victories at Attica in 2007. Bob Dible, who has won the last two features, is just 49 points back, while Shawn Valenti is 50 points behind and Steve Endicott is 83 points back.

Saturday night racing begins Aug. 18, with World Auto Parts of Huron & Cleveland Night featuring the winged 410 sprints, 305 sprints, ARP late models and the dirt trucks. Attica Raceway Park will honor its champions from the past 19 years.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, Kistler Engines Season Championship Night features not only the "Fast and Furious Four" divisions, but the vintage cars will also be on hand.

The 20th season at Attica will wrap up on Saturday, Sept. 1, with the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions making their fourth appearance of 2007 on Baumann Auto Group Night. Brock Mayes scored his first career All Star victory on May 4 at Attica, while Dale Blaney has scored the other two victories. The Attica Late Models and dirt trucks will also be in action.

Fans are reminded times move up a half hour for Saturday races – gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing action heating up at 7:30 p.m.

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