Wilson back in Attica victory lane
Thursday, 27 July 2006

Scott Kraylek, Sebetto share 305 wins; McCoy takes limited late loot; Ball still gets'r done 

by Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio (Friday, July 28, 2006) - Greg Wilson has been very fast all year, but bad luck has struck the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver, keeping him from several feature wins. However, he wasn't to be denied Friday at Attica Raceway Park, as he dominated the 410 sprint feature for his third win of the year at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue on Budweiser Night.

Tiffin's Jeff McCoy held off several challenges for the lead from Mike Marteney and Bill Hahn to score his second limited late model victory of the year, earning $1,000 thanks to Underground Utilities Inc. It was McCoy's 19th career Attica win.

Fostoria's Scott Kraylek was the beneficiary when early leader Paul Weaver and Bryan Sebetto tangled with eight laps to go, as he scored his eighth career Attica victory in the 305 sprint make-up feature from July 21.

Sebetto would come back to take the checkered in the regular portion of the night's program for his second career victory at Attica in the 305 sprints.

Tiffin's Art Ball held off a last-lap challenge from Cory Ward to win the $450 Tiffin Area Business Community feature in the dirt trucks. It was the 67-year-old's second career truck victory at ARP.

In the 410 sprint feature, Wilson jumped to a big lead from his pole starting spot with Mike Linder and Brandon Martin in tow. The current All Star Circuit of Champions point leader built a sizeable lead while Linder, Martin and Caleb Griffith battled behind.

The first caution would fly at the half-way mark of the 30-lap affair with Wilson holding a four lapped-car advantage over Linder, Griffith and Lee Jacobs. When the race resumed, Wilson resumed his assault on the high side, with Linder keeping him in his sites while Griffith and Jacobs battled for third.

The yellow would fly for the last time on lap 21 with the running order Wilson, Linder, Griffith, Jacobs and David Harrison. When the green came back out, Wilson built up his lead as Linder now had his hands full with Griffith.

At the checkered, Wilson held a 7 car length advantage over Linder, Griffith, Jacobs, Harrison, 12th starting Mark Keegan, Martin and Bryan Scott.

"We were fast the last couple of weeks but weird stuff would happen that kept us out of victory lane," said Wilson beside his All Star Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning sponsored #W20. "My nephew drew that pole starting number and that helped turn our fortunes around."

For Wilson it was his 14th career Attica win, tying him for fifth on the all-time 410 sprint win list.

In the limited late model feature, McCoy jumped into the lead from his pole starting spot, but he couldn't pull away from Bill Hahn and Mike Marteney who hounded him the entire distance.

At the half-way mark of the 20-lap affair, McCoy lead over Hahn, Marteney, Ryan Missler, John Mayes Jr. and Larry Kingseed. He would lead the rest of the way for his second win of the season at Attica.

Behind McCoy at the checkered were Hahn, Marteney, Missler and Kingseed.

 

"I have to thank the Stiltner family...if it weren't for them I wouldn't be racing," said McCoy beside his Abdoo Wrecking sponsored #02. "Mike (Marteney) raced me hard and clean and then I saw that block nose (Hahn) under me a few times and I knew I was in for a battle."

In the make-up 305 sprint feature, Weaver would jump into the early lead with Kraylek in tow. The five-time Attica winner would cruise to a big lead that would be wiped out with a lap 17 caution. The running order was Weaver, Sebetto (up from 11th), Kraylek and Coty Runion.

On the restart, Sebetto executed the slide job in turn one, sliding up in front of Weaver for the lead. Weaver would not give up, as he got into the tail of Sebetto exiting turn two, sending him spinning. Weaver was black-flagged for rough driving, thus giving the lead to Kraylek.

Kraylek would lead  the rest of the way for his eighth career Attica win. Jim Dunham would come home second followed by Runion, Dustin Dinan and Andy Shammo rounding out the top five.

"I hated to see that happen in front of me, but I was in the right place at the right time," said Kraylek beside his Lincoln Mortgage, Keith Brewer Automotive sponsored #21. "I don't think I could have caught those two guys...I had my foot all the way to the floor...their motors are sharper than mine...it's tired."

In the regular portion of the 305 night, Fostoria's Bill Kraylek would jump into the early lead and continue to hold the point until lap 15 of the 25-lap affair. Behind him Sebetto moved from his fifth starting spot to four on lap six and into third on lap eight. He would advance to second by lap 14 and then drover around Kraylek for the lead on lap 16.

Sebetto would take the checkered ahead of 12th starting Chris Andrews, Scott Kraylek, Bill Kraylek and Andy Shammo.

"I'm not going to comment on what happened in the first feature...I have my story and I'm sure Paul has his," said Sebetto about the first feature altercation. "All I know is we have finished second a lot lately and it feels awesome to get back to victory lane. I won my first feature here in 2003 and it's taken a long time to get another one.

"I have to thank Matt Poltner my owner for sticking with me and my crew for all their hard work," added Sebetto beside his Madison Street Tavern/Abdoo Wrecking sponsored #01.

In the 15-lap dirt truck main, pole-sitter Art Ball lead all the way, but couldn't shake Bellevue's Cory Ward who hounded him from the second lap on. As Ball took the white flag, Ward stuck his nose under the veteran as they raced side-by-side down the back stretch. Exiting turn four for the win, Ball held on by a front fender, with Ward, Brian Arnold, Steve Endicott and Bob Dible rounding out the top five.

"Winning keeps you young," said Ball beside his Pierce Engineering/Mager's Lumber sponsored #01 truck. "These guys are tough competitors and they raced very clean. I have to thank the Pierce family for giving me everything I need to race and have fun."

Attica Raceway Park will host Family Night sponsored by Burns Electric of Tiffin on Friday, Aug. 4, with adult admission only $10! Bring the whole family out (kids 10 and under get in free) and enjoy the racing action featuring the 410 sprints, 305 sprints, limited late models and dirt trucks. Hot dogs will only be $1 and popcorn will be 50 cents.

It's a big night for the 305 sprints as they compete for $1,500 and a total purse of over $7,500 thanks to the 305 Engine Builders Challenge sponsored by Gressman Powersports, Hampshire Racing Engines, Griff's Engines, O'Flaherty Racing Engines and Level Performance.

Also, the limite late models will run double features as they make up their main from July 21.

Attica Raceway Park (7-28-06)

410 Super SprintsHeat 1 - Budweiser
1. 4N-Niel Shepard; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin; 3. W20-Greg Wilson; 4. 7B-Jamie
Miller; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo; 6. 75-Mike Hogan; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh

Heat 2 - Ramsey Trucking
1. 11B-Brock Mayes; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 12-Caleb Griffith; 4. 37Z-Bryan
Scott; 5. 5R-Bryon Reed; 6. 60-Jody Keegan; 7. 35-Jimmy Hurley

Heat 3 - Bell Helmets
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 8S-Craig Mintz; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. 3L-Mike
Linder; 5. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 6. 12M-James Mosher

A-main   Starting Position []
1. W20-Greg Wilson[1]; 2. 3L-Mike Linder[2]; 3. 12-Caleb Griffith[5]; 4.
16-Lee Jacobs[9]; 5. 10-David Harrison[3]; 6. X-Mark Keegan[12]; 7.
11M-Brandon Martin[4]; 8. 37Z-Bryan Scott[7]; 9. 8S-Craig Mintz[11]; 10.
5R-Bryon Reed[14]; 11. 60-Jody Keegan[17]; 12. 7B-Jamie Miller[6]; 13.
10S-Roger Shammo[13]; 14. 75-Mike Hogan[16]; 15. 11B-Brock Mayes[10]; 16.
98-Bruce Robenalt[15]; 17. 91-Aaron Middaugh[19]; 18. 4N-Niel Shepard[8];
19. 35-Jimmy Hurley[20]; 20. 12M-James Mosher[18]
 

305 Sprints (7-21-06 Make-up)
A-main  Starting Position []
1. 21-Scott Kraylek[2]; 2. 18-Jim Dunhum[6]; 3. 49-Coty Runion[3]; 4.
5-Dustin Dinan[10]; 5. 48S-Andy Shammo[12]; 6. 55-Brad Bowman[15]; 7.
9H-Josh Hill[16]; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[8]; 9. 15C-Chris Andrews[14]; 10.
9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]; 11. 31-Chad Gullett[1]; 12. 25P-Mark Pridemore[7];
13. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 14. O2-Kevin Lee[9]; 15. O1-Bryan Sebetto[11]; 16.
17X-Dustin Keegan[19]; 17. 1W-Paul Weaver[4]; 18. 27-Stuart Brubaker[5]; 19.
71-Bill Kraylek[13]; 20. 15H-Mitchell Harble[20]

305 SprintS (7-28-06)
Heat 1 - Budweiser
1. 31-Chad Gullett; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews; 3. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 4. 21-Scott
Kraylek; 5. 14-Chad Wilson; 6. 29-Chris Lang; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 8.
1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 9. 11-Shawn Colvin

Heat 2 -  Advanced Limo
1. 49-Coty Runion; 2. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 3. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 4.
15H-Mitchell Harble; 5. 5-Dustin Dinan; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo

Heat 3 -  Bell Helmets
1. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo; 3. 71-Bill Kraylek; 4. 55-Brad
Bowman; 5. 18-Jim Dunhum; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan; 7. 22D-Dan Hammond; 8.
9H-Jason Hill

B-Main
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 2. 29-Chris Lang; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. 17X-Dustin
Keegan; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 9H-Jason Hill; 8.
4T-Jim Taddeo

A-main  Starting Position []
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews[12]; 3. 21-Scott Kraylek[4]; 4.
71-Bill Kraylek[1]; 5. 48S-Andy Shammo[3]; 6. 55-Brad Bowman[9]; 7.
27-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[13]; 9. 25P-Mark Pridemore[2]; 10.
49-Coty Runion[7]; 11. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16]; 13.
17X-Dustin Keegan[19]; 14. 7-Brad Haudenschild[10]; 15. 18-Jim Dunhum[15];
16. 5-Dustin Dinan[14]; 17. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[20]; 18. 15H-Mitchell
Harble[11]; 19. 31-Chad Gullett[8]; 20. 29-Chris Lang[17]
 

Late Models
Heat 1 - Budweiser & Griff's Engines
1. 45-Mike Marteney; 2. 98-Tim Sabo; 3. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 4. 50-Ryan Missler;
5. 101-Chester Fitch; 6. 2-Steve Kester

Heat 2 - Tin Lizzy Collision of Tiffin
1. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 2. 27-Bill Hahn; 3. 15B-Mike Bores; 4. 99M-John Mayes;
5. 20-Troy Hahn; 6. 29-Matt Potts; 7. 30-Nate Potts; 8. O1-Art Ball

Heat 3 - Bell Helmets
1. 21-Larry Kingseed; 2. 92-Brandon Perkins; 3. 99-Steve Sabo; 4.
12M-Michael Stiltner; 5. 48-John Bores; 6. 47-Jeremy Grover; 7. 8K-Kevin
Koerper; 8. 77C-Craig Corfman

A-main  Starting Position []
1. O2-Jeff Mccoy[1]; 2. 27-Bill Hahn[5]; 3. 45-Mike Marteney[4]; 4. 50-Ryan
Missler[7]; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[10]; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3]; 7. 15B-Mike
Bores[12]; 8. 47-Jeremy Grover[15]; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[11]; 10. 99-Steve
Sabo[9]; 11. 12M-Michael Stiltner[8]; 12. 8K-Kevin Koerper[17]; 13.
77C-Craig Corfman[19]; 14. 20-Troy Hahn[14]; 15. 2-Steve Kester[13]; 16.
92-Brandon Perkins[2]; 17. 99M-John Mayes[6]; 18. 29-Matt Potts[16]; 19.
O1-Art Ball[18]

Dirt TrucksHeat 1 - Davis Brothers Carpeting
1. 8-Steve Endicott; 2. 18W-Corey Ward; 3. 33-Brian Arnold; 4. 30-Dave
Gibbs; 5. O7-Greg Harmon; 6. 69-Mark Warnick; 7. 92-Loren Schwochow

Heat 2 - Pepsi
1. O1-Art Ball; 2. 52-Aaron Schatzinger; 3. 38-Paul Dymond; 4. 4X-Brian
Sorg; 5. 7C-Codey Renfro; 6. 96-Alex Wiechman

Heat 3 - Bell Helmets
1. 17-Bob Dible; 2. 2R-Ron Kepling; 3. 37-Eric Devanna; 4. 45-Tim Adams Jr.;
5. 22-Todd Keegan

A-main  Starting Position []
1. O1-Art Ball[2]; 2. 18W-Corey Ward[3]; 3. 33-Brian Arnold[4]; 4. 8-Steve
Endicott[5]; 5. 17-Bob Dible[12]; 6. 38-Paul Dymond[1]; 7. 52-Aaron
Schatzinger[7]; 8. 4X-Brian Sorg[9]; 9. 45-Tim Adams Jr.[10]; 10. 30-Dave
Gibbs[11]; 11. 92-Loren Schwochow[16]; 12. 37-Eric Devanna[8]; 13. 69-Mark
Warnick[14]; 14. 22-Todd Keegan[15]; 15. 96-Alex Wiechman[17]; 16. O7-Greg
Harmon[13]; 17. 2R-Ron Kepling[6]

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