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Blaney scores 100th All Star Win with Victory at Attica

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney rewarded his new car owner with a $10,000 victory Saturday to open Attica Raceway Park’s 2014 season. “The Low Rider” led all 40 laps of the HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals to score his 100th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win.

It wasn’t easy for Blaney, as reminiscent of the 2012 Spring Nationals when he and Craig Mintz put on an exciting show for the two nights, Mintz again challenged Blaney late. But, Blaney came alive the final seven circuits to score the win aboard his Tony Kennedy owned #14K. The victory is Blaney’s 18th career win at Attica of which 14 have been UNOH All Star triumphs.

“Thanks to George (Fisher) he does all the work on this thing. I’m awful happy to get number 100 with Tony…our first win together. To make it 100 and to make it here at this race is pretty special. I love this place. Western Ohio has been very good to me,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks, Kennedy Cattle Company backed machine.

“We were really good on the short runs. I really wasn’t that great after about 10 laps. I kind of got stuck behind Sebetto (Bryan) and he and Chris Bell were racing. I saw the 09 beside me in one and two and I knew where he was running at so I just picked the pace up a little bit and was really, really fortunate to go down into three and Chris Bell moved to the middle and it left me with the bottom and after that I was running like a scared dog. Craig (Mintz) runs really good here so to get that one is cool,” added Blaney, a four-time and defending UNOH All Star champion.

“I think Dale was kind of just pacing himself. When he picked up the pace I didn’t have anything for him. I burned everything up trying to catch him,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys/Erie Shore Propane/KS Sales and Service backed #09. “That’s why he has 100 victories because he got through that lapped traffic a little bit better than we did.”

Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer would continue his early season strong runs with a third place finish in the Bryan Grove #45.

“Hats off to Bryan Grove, James Chambers and everyone that’s helping us. When you have everybody behind you 100 percent….it’s showing. We missed it a little bit in the feature but we’re in it every night,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors backed machine.

In the 40-lap UNOH All Star feature Blaney and Andrew Palker would bring the field to the green with Blaney gaining the advantage. Palker would run comfortably in second with Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Duane Zablocki and Mintz in tow. Mintz would move into fifth on lap five and would take fourth on lap 8 as the leaders raced into lapped traffic.

Blaney continued to lead unchallenged with Palker, Shaffer, Mintz, Holtgraver, Zablocki and Dean Jacobs in pursuit. Mintz grabbed third on lap 10 as the race’s only caution flew for Brandon Wimmer who stopped on the track. With a clear track, Blaney would drive away from the field as Palker now had his hands full with Mintz. Mintz drove into the runner-up spot on lap 13 with Palker, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Jacobs and Chad Kemenah in tow.

The leaders would hit lapped traffic again on lap 19 allowing Mintz to close the gap on Blaney. Palker, Shaffer and Holtgraver were also battling hard for third with Shaffer gaining the position on lap 22. The only change in the top five over the next few laps saw Holtgraver and Jacobs get around Palker.

With seven laps to go, Blaney was in heavy lapped traffic and Mintz closed quickly. On lap 34 Mintz drove to Blaney’s outside in turns one and two, but Blaney was able to hold him off and then picked up the pace to pull away for the win. Mintz, Shaffer, Holtgraver and Jacobs – who flipped hard in his heat race – would round out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park - 4/5/2014

ASCoC Sprints (36 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.380; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.535; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.562; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.580; 5. 787-Dean Jacobs, 12.662; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.663; 7. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.678; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.696; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.697; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.716; 11. 77-Shane Stewart, 12.884; 12. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.985; 13. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.046; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.064; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.068; 16. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.105; 17. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.122; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 13.133; 19. 4-Danny Smith, 13.138; 20. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.199; 21. 53C-Christopher Bell, 13.231; 22. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.246; 23. 11X-Brandon Martin, 13.263; 24. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.292; 25. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 13.293; 26. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.317; 27. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.330; 28. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.408; 29. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.444; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.471; 31. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.474; 32. 17-Scott Euler, 13.548; 33. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 13.570; 34. 53-D.J. Foos, 13.665; 35. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.699; 36. 7-Troy Kingan, 14.502

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 53C-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 55-Brad Bowman[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs[9] ; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[8] ; 8. 787-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 21-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 9. 53-D.J. Foos[9]

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuel (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 77-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 60K-Jody Keegan[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[7] ; 9. O7X-Dain Naida[9]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 7. 17-Scott Euler[8] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[9]

Dash – Outerwears Performance (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]

B-Main – MSD Ignition’s. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 787-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[9] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 8. 53-D.J. Foos[14] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[7] ; 11. O7X-Dain Naida[15] ; 12. 2-Nathan Skaggs[13] ; 13. 7-Troy Kingan[16] ; 14. 21-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 16. 17-Scott Euler[12]

UNOH A-Main - (40 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[5]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 5. 787-Dean Jacobs[12]; 6. 77-Shane Stewart[8]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[7]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[19]; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[9]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[21]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[15]; 15. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[24]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[14]; 17. 53C-Christopher Bell[20]; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 19. 11X-Brandon Martin[22]; 20. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[18]; 22. 60K-Jody Keegan[13]; 23. 55-Brad Bowman[17]; 24. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[16] Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+10]



UNOH All Stars ready to kick off Ohio Region with Attica Spring Nationals

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It has become one of the most anticipated events in sprint car racing – the Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the Ohio Region point battle at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 with the HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals. The event has been held at Attica since 1992. This year’s Spring Nationals will mark the 102nd and 103rd visit to Attica by the UNOH All Stars.

Gates will open Friday for the $3,000-to-win event at 4 p.m. Gates will open for Saturday’s $10,000-to-win affair at 3:30 p.m.

Last year’s Spring Nationals saw the opening night lost to rain but the finale found Dale Blaney in victory lane. Blaney’s 13 All Star wins at Attica are the most by any driver since the first All Star show was held at Ohio’s Finest Racing speedplant in 1989. The winners of UNOH All Star events at Attica in 2013 were Blaney, Chris Andrews (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and a sweep of the season-ending August events by Tim Shaffer.

The UNOH All Stars have held three events in 2014 with Dave Blaney, Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana taking wins. Again the UNOH All Stars will incorporate a regional point system in 2014 – the Ohio Region, Eastern Region, Great Plains Region and over-all championship. So far the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year David Gravel leads the Eastern Region and National points for the UNOH All Stars.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney picked up his fourth series title in 2013 and also claimed the Ohio Region championship. Blaney also became the UNOH All Stars’ most prolific winner in 2013, surpassing hall-of-famer Kenny Jacobs in career series wins with 99 total.

Blaney will have his hands full in trying to defend his title in 2014. Besides four time champion Tim Shaffer, who currently sits second in All Star National and Eastern Region points, former four time champion Chad Kemenah is gunning for his fifth title and sits third in the 2014 points.

Danny Holtgraver, who had a break-out year in 2013 with the All Stars, is riding in the fourth place in points followed by Greg Hodnett, Dale Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Dietrich, Dave Blaney and Caleb Helms.

Others expected to battle for the UNOH All Star championships in 2014 include former national 360 sprint champion Wayne Johnson, two-time Napa Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway champion Andrew Palker, and more.

As always, when the UNOH All Stars come to Attica, they will have to battle the tough weekly competition like 2013 champion Craig Mintz, who has 9 career wins at the track; six time track champion Byron Reed who has 29 career Attica wins; former track champion Andrews (4 career wins), Bryan Sebetto (8 career wins), former track champion Dean Jacobs (10 career wins), Lee Jacobs (4 career wins), Brandon Martin (3 career wins), Brian Lay (2 career wins), Brian Smith (2 career wins), Travis Philo (2 career wins) and more.

Throw in two-time All Star champion Greg Wilson, who has 19 career Attica wins, Stevie Smith, who is expected behind the wheel of the Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook #83 machine – Smith has 4 career Attica wins - and the possibility of some of the Pennsylvania Posse teams making the trek to Attica and it could be another exciting weekend.

Of the UNOH All Star contingent of drivers, Kemenah sits third on Attica’s all-time win list with 20 victories followed by Blaney with 17 (5th on the track’s all-time win list); Shaffer with 12 (9th on the track’s all-time win list); and Holtgraver with 2 wins.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints will also be in action both nights of the Attica Spring Nationals.

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Saldana keeps up with fast car to take UNOH All Star win at Volusia

By Brian Liskai

DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. (Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014) – Joey Saldana usually spends the winter racing in Australia. This year, he opted to stay home and spend time with his family. It didn’t appear the layoff from racing had any effect on the Brownsburg, Indiana driver Thursday at Volusia Speedway Park.

Saldana led all 30 laps of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event aboard his Motter Equipment, Beltline Body Shop, Polaris, HE&M Saw, Speedway Engines backed #71m. However, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan didn’t make it easy for “The Brownsburg Bullet,” closing to within a car length the last four laps of the feature.

But, Saldana kept his composure and drove to his 71st career UNOH All Star victory. He sits third in the series’ all-time win list. It was also his 10th career victory at Volusia Speedway Park.

After over an inch and half of rain fell Wednesday postponing the opener of the 43rd Annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, the drivers faced a lightening fast racing surface Thursday.

“To be honest, the car was faster than me. It was so fast I was just trying to hang on and not screw up,” said Saldana. “We just got the cars three weeks ago so this crew worked their tails off to get us here. The Speedway Engine ran extremely well. I have to thank Dan Motter for giving us what we need to come out here and race.”

“This is an early Valentine’s present for my wife Shannon,” added Saldana.

By virtue of winning the dash, Saldana would start on the pole of the feature event with four-time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer along side. Saldana would rocket away from the field when the green flew with fourth place starter Danny Holtgraver shooting into second with Shaffer, McMahan and Donny Schatz in tow. Saldana would blast into lapped traffic by the fifth circuit on the tacky surface.

Something would break on the front of Steve Kinser’s mount on lap six and he would spin, with Holtgraver and Rico Abreu making contact. Holtgraver would report after the race the incident would result in a broken shock and loss of breaks. During the caution, Dave Blaney, who opened the All Star season earlier in the week with a win at Bubba Raceway Park, Abreu and Terry McCarl would exit the track.

On the ensuing restart Saldana would again pull away as Shaffer would grab second with Holtgraver also having his hands full with McMahan and Schatz. With 10 laps in the books Saldana would find lapped traffic again with his lead at over 2.5 seconds over Shaffer. By lap 13 the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic but Christopher Bell would coast to a stop at the half-way point, giving Saldana a clear track.

When the green reappeared McMahan was on the move, clearing Holtgraver for third and pressuring Shaffer for the runner-up spot. Saldana used this to his advantage and pulled away to another lead of over two seconds. McMahan would execute a slider on Shaffer in turns three and four on lap 23 to take second and quickly erased Saldana’s lead.

With four laps to go Saldana and McMahan raced into heavy lapped traffic, driving to Saldana’s inside in turn one with three circuits remaining. Once clear of the traffic, Saldana pulled away slightly and went on to the win.

McMahan would come home second followed by Shaffer, Schatz and Holtgraver.

“Today’s my anniversary and I thought Joey might let me and Jan have a great present,” joked McMahan beside his CJB Motorsports, All Star Performance, Ti22 Performance, Kistler Engines backed #51. “I have to wish my wife a happy anniversary. For past 10 years I’ve been coming to Florida to race during our anniversary without her. It’s also my crew chief Barry Jackson’s anniversary so this was a good night.”

“Setting quick time is the key…it determines so much on how your night is going to go. Fast time means track position. You have to get into the dash to improve your starting spot,” added McMahan who set quick time of the 43 cars to qualify.

Shaffer is starting the year strong with his new team, the Bryan Grove Racing #45, scoring a second Sunday at Bubba Raceway Park and now a third place finish at Volusia. Shaffer last won at Volusia – the old speedway – in 1996.

“This deal with Bryan Grove was a last minute deal. We have Cody Jacobs and James Chambers down here helping and they worked very hard over the past few weeks to get us to Florida,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors backed #45.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will wrap up their Florida swing Thursday at Volusia.

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UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (43 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.848; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.966; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.043; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.054; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.091; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.099; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.099; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.100; 9. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.156; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.169; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.193; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.207; 13. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.225; 14. 96-Bronson Maeschen, 13.228; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.238; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.255; 17. 83X-Christopher Bell, 13.256; 18. 59-David Gravel, 13.282; 19. 24A-Rico Abreu, 13.286; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.299; 21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.313; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.319; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.319; 24. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.326; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.330; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.372; 27. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.384; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.385; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.405; 30. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.456; 31. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.499; 32. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.507; 33. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.517; 34. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.530; 35. HO7-Justin Henderson, 13.536; 36. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.550; 37. 19-Klint Angelette, 13.614; 38. 20K-Thomas Kennedy, 13.647; 39. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.723; 40. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 13.788; 41. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.828; 42. 94-Brandon Thone, 14.831; 43. 1A-Jacob Allen, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83X-Christopher Bell[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding[4] ; 5. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 6. 4-Cody Darrah[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 8. 19-Klint Angelette[10] ; 9. O7-Mark Coldren[11] ; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart[7] ; 11. 7S-Jason Sides[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Sammy Swindell[1] ; 2. 59-David Gravel[2] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 6. 96-Bronson Maeschen[3] ; 7. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 9. 94-Brandon Thone[11] ; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski[4] ; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24A-Rico Abreu[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana[5] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[4] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8] ; 8. HO7-Justin Henderson[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[10] ; 10. 19M-Brent Marks[7] ; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen[11]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[9] ; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7] ; 9. 21K-Lou Kennedy[10] ; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[8]

Dash - Computer Man Inc. (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 71M-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 3. 19M-Brent Marks[7] ; 4. 24-Terry McCarl[4] ; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[11] ; 6. 96-Bronson Maeschen[5] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[16] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[19] ; 9. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[18] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[14] ; 11. 80-Trey Gustin[12] ; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[9] ; 13. 19-Klint Angelette[17] ; 14. 94-Brandon Thone[22] ; 15. O7-Mark Coldren[21] ; 16. HO7-Justin Henderson[15] ; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6] ; 18. 33-Danny Lasoski[3] ; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8] ; 20. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10] ; 21. 21K-Lou Kennedy[20] ; 22. 7S-Jason Sides[13] ; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen[23]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 71M-Joey Saldana[1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan[3]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[10]; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah[11]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman[12]; 8. 59-David Gravel[16]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8]; 10. 83-Tim Kaeding[7]; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[19]; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen[18]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet[23]; 14. 27-Greg Hodnett[9]; 15. 63-Chad Kemenah[14]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks[24]; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell[20]; 18. 83X-Christopher Bell[15]; 19. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser[22]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney[21]; 22. 24A-Rico Abreu[17]; 23. 24-Terry McCarl[13]; 24. 14K-Dale Blaney[6]

Hard Charger: 49-Brad Sweet[+10]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH



By Brian Liskai

OCALA, Fla. (Monday, Feb. 10, 2014) – Kerry Madsen put on a dominating performance at Bubba Raceway Park, winning the second night of racing Monday for his third career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature.

Madsen, aboard the Keneric Racing, American Racing Custom Wheels backed #29, lead all 30 laps for the $5,000 win. Former four-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah would come home second while Pennsylvania Posse driver Danny Dietrich would edge 2013 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year David Gravel for third with four time and defending All Star champion Dale Blaney rounding out the top five.

“I know it’s only February, but to come down here not expecting much and to come away with a win is awesome. It gives this team the confidence that what we are doing things the right way,” said Madsen, who hails from Australia but now calls Knoxville, Iowa home.

“I have to thank Bob and Peter Gavranich for giving us everything we need to win. Tyler Swank my crew chief and all the crew have worked their tails off over the past couple of months and I’m happy I could reward them with this win,” continued Madsen.

Kerry “The Mad Man” Madsen and Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild would bring the field to the green in a race that would go the first 15 laps caution-free. Unfortunately for “The Wild Child” he would become the first race stoppage. Haudenschild would make contact with the turn three wall and get upside down while trying to chase down Madsen in lapped traffic. Jac was uninjured but done for the night.

Unlike the previous night when the track was challenging because of several days of rain, the crew at Bubba Raceway Park had the racing surface in perfect shape and the dicing among the top five throughout the last half of the race was proof.

At the half-way mark the running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Dietrich, Dale Blaney, Gravel, Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer (who had to start 11th after having to change a tire due to cutting one down in the dash), Rico Abreu, Steve Buckwalter and Sunday’s winner Dave Blaney.

When the green flew again, Madsen would rocket away from Kemenah as a tremendous battle ensued for third between Dietrich, Dale Blaney, Gravel and Hodnett.

With seven laps to go Mark Coldren would stop on the track to bring out the caution. The running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Dietrich, Dale Blaney and Hodnett. When the green reappeared, Madsen would again pull away with Kemenah comfortably in second with that war for third again heating up.

With just two laps to go, Dave Blaney would spin, wiping out Madsen’s big lead. But, with a clear track, Madsen would power away for the victory with Kemenah coming home a solid second with Dietrich barely nipping Gravel for third.

“Track position is huge in this sport. We had a great car and in clean air I was confident no one was going to catch me. When we got into traffic, I made a mistake and went to the top of turn three to get around lapped cars and Jac was there. When the high side is there you always know Jac will be coming. When that caution flew with two to go I was very confident we were okay…I had clean air,” said Madsen.

For Kemenah, who has committed to running with the UNOH All Stars in 2014, the second place run is a great way to start the season for a team he funds out of his own pocket.

“First I want to give a big shout out to the track crew here. They worked their butts off the past three days and took a lot of heat. They could have thrown in the towel but they rolled up their sleeves and gave us a great track tonight,” said Kemenah beside his Hampshire Engines/Radio Hospital/Lima Auto Mall backed #63.

“Kerry was just too good in clean air. My only hope was we would get long green flag runs and get into traffic but the last half of the race we didn’t get that. We’ll take second…it gives us a lot of confidence heading to Volusia where we usually run pretty good. I have to thank my nephew A.J. (Havens) for all the hard work,” continued Kemenah.

Dietrich was also pleased with his third place run.

“That was close at the end…I’m not really sure who got third. We had a heck of a race there with Gravel and Blaney and Hodnett. I was just holding on there at the end. We were way too tight and there was a hole in turn 3 and if I didn’t catch it right I’d bounce up the track,” said Dietrich beside his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Weikert’s Livestock/Hickory Run Orchards backed #48.

“Our plan is to stay down here and run Volusia this week. We’re suppose to head home to race in Pennsylvania next week but with all the snow and cold I don’t know if we’ll get to,” added Dietrich of his Gary Kauffman Racing Team.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in competition Wednesday and Thursday at Volusia Speedway Park. With two events in for 2014, the battle for the series national and Eastern Region titles certainly looks to be very entertaining throughout the season.

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Bubba Raceway Park - 2/10/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 98-Dave Blaney, 11.856; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.059; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.081; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.118; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.269; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.289; 7. 59-David Gravel, 12.292; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.357; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.375; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.389; 11. 63-Chad Kemanah, 12.421; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.425; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.494; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.524; 15. 19-Klint Angelette, 12.572; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.670; 17. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.692; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.742; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.833; 20. 83-Christopher Bell , 12.890; 21. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.936; 22. 59P-Christopher Jones, 12.959; 23. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.005; 24. 10-Terry Gray, 13.626

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 4. 59-David Gravel[2] ; 5. 98-Dave Blaney[4] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[7] ; 8. 59P-Christopher Jones[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 2. 63-Chad Kemanah[1] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 83-Christopher Bell [7] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. O7-Mark Coldren[8] ; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 5. 19-Klint Angelette[5] ; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[8] ; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6]

Dash - Computer Man Inc. (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemanah[5] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1]; 2. 63-Chad Kemanah[3]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]; 4. 59-David Gravel[9]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[8]; 8. 83-Christopher Bell [19]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[12]; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer[11]; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10]; 12. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[16]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart[17]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[13]; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson[20]; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]; 17. 98-Dave Blaney[6]; 18. O7-Mark Coldren[22]; 19. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 20. 59P-Christopher Jones[21]; 21. 19-Klint Angelette[14]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen[18]; 23. 10-Terry Gray[23]

Hard Charger: 83-Christopher Bell [+11]

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UNOH All Stars to kick off 2014 Tour in The Sun Shine State

CAMARGO, IL. (Tuesday, January 7, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will warm up the frigid winter with hot racing action in the south to kick off the 2014 season. There will be five events scheduled for Florida in February with a minor adjustment to the original schedule – a third race has been added at Bubba Raceway Park and is being substituted for the originally scheduled Screven Motor Speedway event.

It all kicks off with three straight nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The Thursday, Feb. 6 event will pay $3,000 to the winner while Friday, Feb. 7 will pay $4,000 and the finale on Saturday, Feb. 8 paying $7,000 to win. The southern events – all part of the UNOH All Stars’ Eastern Region points – will wrap up at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13, each paying $5,000 to win.

“The scheduling move makes it more convenient for the fans and race teams. We are excited to kick off our season at two of Florida’s premiere dirt tracks,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Stars.

Last year, of the 5 events scheduled, only the two events at Bubba Raceway Park were contested as rain claimed the other three races. Donny Schatz swept both events at the Ocala speedplant.

The 2014 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions roster of race teams will be impressive. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney scored his fourth series championship in 2013 and along the way ran his career feature win total to 99 – more than any other driver in the history of the series. He also scored the series’ Ohio Region title. Blaney and long-time mechanic George Fisher are teaming up with new car owner Tony Kennedy for 2014 aboard the #14K. Tim Shaffer, who won four consecutive All Star championships (2009-2012) is teaming up with car owner Bryan Grove in the #45 for 2014.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver is coming off a third place in the UNOH All Star points and is also in a new ride for 2014 – the Tim Hunter #10H. Look for other young drivers to be back such as Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms and West Union, Ohio’s Trey Gustin.

But what has a lot of fans excited is the return of four-time series champion Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio and “The Wild Child,” Jac Haudenschild. Kemenah, who has been competing the last several years with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, won All Star titles in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Haudenschild is teaming up with Rick Rogers and the Destiny Motorsports #9W to make a bid for the UNOH All Star title in 2014. And, Knoxville, Iowa’s Wayne Johnson has announced plans to battle for the All Star title in 2014. Also look for drivers such as former All Star standout David Gravel and the Phoenix Racing #59 team along with NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney. Schedule permitting, up-and-coming driver Christopher Bell has taken over the CH Motorsports #83 for 2014 and keep an eye on Australian hot-shoe James McFadden in the Gaerte-Norman #3G.

The Florida events also draw several of the teams from the tough Central Pennsylvania circuit who will be gunning for the UNOH All Star’s Eastern Region point fund which was claimed in 2013 by Lance Dewease. Some World of Outlaw teams also compete with the series in Florida.

For those planning to attend the 2014 DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park (Feb. 9-22), the UNOH All Star’s official hotel is the Clarion Hotel-Convention Center, 350 E. International Speedway Blvd, DeLand, Fla. 32724. The hotel is within close proximity to dining, shopping, fuel, car washes, etc. and offers easy access to Volusia Speedway Park and Daytona Beach. Call for reservations at 386-738-5200 or go to



Duncan makes decision pay off with first UNOH All Star win at NAPA Wayne County Speedway

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Contact: Brian Liskai

By Brian Liskai

ORRVILLE, Ohio – After the weekend he had, Cole Duncan and his family had thought about just sitting at home Sunday. Good thing the Lockbourne, Ohio driver changed his mind.

Duncan took the lead with just two laps to go after race-long leader Jac Haudenschild blew a left rear tire, and went on to score his first career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Haudenschild, driving for fellow hall-of-famer Rick Ferkel lead the first 26 laps of the 30 lap feature before his left rear tire blew.

During the two day show at Attica on Friday and Saturday, Duncan’s family own team suffered a motor problem Friday and then broke a rear-end on Saturday.

“Oh my God…I don’t even know what to say. We weren’t even going to come today. We woke up and unloaded it out of the trailer and we were going to leave it in the shop for the week and go at it next week. Holy crap I’m glad we came,” said Duncan, whose father Rodney was a staple on the UNOH All Star circuit in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I didn’t even see Jac leave the track. I saw the tire laying on the back stretch…man I hate that for Rick (Ferkel, Jac’s car owner for the night) and Jac and those guys. Especially Rick…he works so hard and he deserved this win. But we’ll take it after the weekend we’ve had,” continued Duncan beside his Bobby Labonte Racing/Motorcity Auto Transport/CnB Mushroom Farms/Wolfden Carbonfiber Products/Industrial Special Powdercoating/Hoosier Tire backed #22.

“We raced with Andrew (Palker) a lot here last year…he’s a good racer obviously as he’s won the track championship twice in the last two years…that’s pretty impressive. To get to race with him…we raced each other clean and it was a hell of a lot of fun,” continued Palker. “First I have to thank my Mom and Dad and my two grandpas and my crew…they worked their asses off to get us here. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Local driver Dean Jacobs capped off a great weekend and celebrated his 50th birthday in style by bringing the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 home in second.

“They were telling me I was getting old and I had to prove them wrong. We were good…I actually thought I was better than Cole. You couldn’t hardly see to enter this corner (turn one) from the dust but if you could get in there you could run the crap out of the thing. Cole was doing the exact same thing that I was and that’s why he beat me I guess,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing and Recovery/NAPA Truck and Auto Center/Sugar Street Bar and Grill backed machine. “We needed this. Joe and Diane Seeling have given me a nice race car and I try my hardest. Sometimes it bites you and sometimes you have good results like tonight. Now we’re going to go celebrate my birthday and have a lot of fun.”

“I thought I had run fourth and we came around and saw that Cole won. I don’t know if I was happy I ran second or just as happy that he won. I raced a lot of races with his dad and his dad beat me a lot. I was just telling him the other night because he was so good at Attica that as soon as he gets that first one they will start coming. Let me tell you…that boy is going to win a lot of races,” added Jacobs.

Track champion Andrew Palker kept his impressive run going with a third place finish after running second through much of the race.

“I just didn’t hear Cole up top and I should have put up there in the crap and cooled that tire off but I spent too much time on the bottom. And I got my right rear too hot and there at the end it was just too hot and I had nothing left. I can’t say enough about this team and Kistler Racing Products and Brian Kemenah and Paul Kistler…they are helping us out a bunch. We are sure learning a lot out here right now and it’s really showing when we came back home,” said Palker beside his Albreight Trucking/King Inspection/J&J Auto Racing/Weld Wheels backed #57x.

Newly crowned Lernerville Speedway champion Brandon Spithaler and Haudenschild would bring the field to green with Haudenschild rim-riding into the lead. Just three laps in third place running Lee Jacobs would spin with Brad Haudenschild stopping to avoid a collision. On the restart Haudenschild would rocket away from Spithaler with Duncan, Palker, Jacobs, Dale Blaney and Trey Gustin in tow.

Palker would move into third on lap six and would take second two circuits later. The caution would fly on lap nine for a Caleb Helms spin. On the restart Haudenschild would again blast into a commanding lead with Palker comfortably in second while Spithaler, Duncan, Blaney and Jacobs battled for third.

The caution would come out again on lap 12 as Lee Jacobs’ mount stopped on the front stretch with brake issues. The restart order was Haudenschild, Palker, Blaney, Duncan, Spithaler and Dean Jacobs. The field didn’t stay under green long as Jack Sodeman Jr. and Shawn Hubler got together on lap 12.

When the green reappeared Palker dove under Haudenschild in turns one and two, but “The Wild Child” rocketed off the cushion to pull away. As the laps ticked off Haudenschild built a sizeable lead over Palker as Blaney, Duncan and Jacobs battled for third.

The leaders would catch the back of the field on lap 18 and as most of the field ran the bottom, Haudenschild used the very top groove to pick off the lapped cars. Disaster nearly struck for Haudenschild with five laps to go as he jumped the heavy cushion in turn four and nearly got into the front stretch fence. That allowed Palker, Blaney, Duncan, Dean Jacobs and a closing Tim Shaffer to make up ground.

With seven laps to go Blaney would retire to the infield with mechanical woes, moving Duncan into third. As Haudenschild exited turn two on lap 27, his left rear tire would explode and he limped his mount back to the pits, handing the lead to Palker with Duncan, Dean Jacobs and Shaffer ready to pounce.

Duncan would drive around Palker for the lead with just two laps to go with Jacobs sneaking by on the white flag lap for second.

Duncan would drive to the win over Jacobs, Palker, Shaffer (from 11th), Rob Chaney, Danny Holtgraver (from 20th), Danny Mumaw (from 22nd), Brock Martin (from 16th), Spithaler and Gustin.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up their Eastern Region points with a double-header at the Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania Sept. 6 and 7 before returning to Ohio for the Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Sept. 13 and 14.

After Sunday’s race at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the point’s battle for the UNOH All Star championship and the Ohio Region title are getting interesting with Dale Blaney’s lead shrinking as Shaffer seeks his unprecedented fifth straight series title. Blaney is also trying to earn his fourth career series championship.

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Wayne County Speedway - 9/1/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.925; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.974; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs, 15.037; 4. O-Jac Haudenschild, 15.128; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.135; 6. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.158; 7. 2-Dale Blaney, 15.167; 8. 83-Tim Shaffer, 15.207; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.247; 10. 9X-Rob Chaney, 15.292; 11. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.298; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.322; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 15.385; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich, 15.407; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 15.423; 16. 83M-Broc Martin, 15.468; 17. 787-Jimmy Pooler, 15.481; 18. 11-Shawn Hubler, 15.487; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.489; 20. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.510; 21. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 15.556; 22. 1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.643; 23. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.680; 24. 70-Danny Mumaw, 15.689; 25. 54-Cap Henry, 15.769; 26. 15H-Mitch Harble, 15.843; 27. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.148; 28. 60-Kory Crabtree, 16.439; 29. 49-Kris Davis, 16.498; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 99.990

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 787-Jimmy Pooler[2] ; 8. 49-Kris Davis[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 4. 11-Shawn Hubler[2] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 6. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[7]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 70-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 2. O-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 3. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[2] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 2. O-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 5. 787-Jimmy Pooler[3] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 7. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[4] ; 8. 23-Nick Patterson[7] ; 9. 49-Kris Davis[9] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[-]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[6]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[8]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[11]; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[9]; 6. 45-Danny Holtgraver[20]; 7. 70-Danny Mumaw[22]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[16]; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1]; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[5]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[18]; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh[21]; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[14]; 15. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[12]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 17. 46AU-Stuart Williams[15]; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[24]; 19. O-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 20. 2-Dale Blaney[7]; 21. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[19]; 22. 11-Shawn Hubler[17]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]; 24. 54-Cap Henry[23]

Hard Charger: 70-Danny Mumaw[+15]

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UNOH All Stars to have busy Labor Day weekend

By Brian Liskai

CAMARGO, Ill. – The teams of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will have a busy Labor Day weekend with three straight nights of racing in Ohio.

It all kicks off Friday, Aug. 30th and Saturday Aug. 31st with the traditional Attica Ambush. On Friday the UNOH All Stars are teamed up with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Detroit Chocolat Night. The late models will be running for $10,000 to win while the All Star sprints will battle for $3,000 to win. On Saturday, thanks to the Baumann Auto Group and Attica Raceway Park, the UNOH All Stars will be gunning for $5,500 to win. Also thanks to the Baumann Auto Group the 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win thanks to Ron McComas and MRE of Ohio and the UMP late models $1,500 to win with the dirt trucks gunning for $600 to win.

The UNOH All Stars then head to the NAPA Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Sunday, Sept. 1 for their second appearance of the season. The late models and super stocks will also be on the racing card.

The All Stars will be making their 100th and 101st appearance at Attica as the track wraps up its 25th anniversary season. Earlier this year three time series champion Dale Blaney scored the win during the Attica Spring Nationals and former track champion Chris Andrews picked up his first UNOH All Star win at the track to open the 31st Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Blaney, who is looking to become only the third driver in All Star history to have four series championships, has 17 career wins at Attica to sit fifth on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney has five All Star wins in 2013 and is tied with hall of famer Kenny Jacobs for most career series wins with 98. Blaney also has a narrow lead in the series’ Ohio Region points, just 38 ahead of four-time national and defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer. Ironically Shaffer has yet to score a series win in 2013.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver is coming off the latest UNOH All Star win, that coming at Mercer Raceway Park last weekend. He has three series wins in 2013 and six career All Star wins at Attica. He currently sits third in the All Star’s national and Ohio Region points.

Cap Henry, who calls nearby Bellevue, Ohio home, has always had good runs at Attica but has been bitten by bad luck on several occasions while leading late. He is looking for his first All Star win but has a couple of non-sanctioned victories in 2013 and is coming off an impressive run in the Knoxville Nationals. Henry is fourth in the All Star’s national and Ohio Region points.

Third generation driver Caleb Helms of Findlay, Ohio is in his first season of competition with the UNOH All Stars and is fifth in the national and Ohio Region standings. Another youngster in his first year of racing with the All Stars, Trey Gustin, sits sixth in the series’ national points and eighth in the Ohio Region standings.

Since the Attica Ambush began in 1989 some of the biggest names in sprint car racing have taken the win including Steve Kinser, Dave Blaney, Sammy Swindell, Joey Saldana, Frank Kerr, Mark Kinser, Kevin Gobrecht, Terry McCarl, Jeff Shepard, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Greg Wilson, Mark Keegan, Alvin Roepke, Dale Blaney, Stevie Smith and Tim Shaffer (2010 and 2011). Local driver Phil Gressman picked up the win in the event in 2012.

There have been 12 different winners of the 13 events contested this season at Attica. Brian Lay has had a break-out season at the track, garnering two wins. Other winners include six time track champion Byron Reed who is second on the track’s all-time win list with 29 victories; Brian Smith, Holtgraver and Shane Stewart in the twin 25s in May; two time Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) champion Bryan Sebetto; two time and 2013 track champion Craig Mintz; young chargers Travis Philo and Sheldon Haudenschild; and the most recent winner, Brad Bowman. Blaney and Andrews scored the two All Star wins.

Other local drivers to look out for include Caleb Griffith who finished second in the track’s points and picked up the 360/305 sprint challenge win at the track; rookie D.J. Foos; Duane Zablocki, 2012 rookie of the year Stuart Brubaker, Stuart Williams, Brandon Martin; former track champion Dean Jacobs; Greg Wilson, a former two time All Star champion who sits fourth on the track’s all-time win list with 19 victories; Cole Duncan and a host of other local and regional talent.

When the UNOH All Stars head to the NAPA Wayne County Speedway Sunday, they will again encounter a very tough field of local competitors.

During the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event at the track, Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart picked up the All Star win. Two time and 2013 track champion Andrew Palker, who scored a non-sanctioned win at Lernerville Speedway last weekend and if not for a last lap pass by Holtgraver, would have picked up his first ever All Star win at Mercer, will be force to be reckoned with Sunday. Also to watch out for is local driver Danny Mumaw who has four wins at the track in 2013. Another driver who lives near the track, Broc Martin, has scored two wins at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2013. Other drivers scoring wins at the track in 2013 include Cory Crabtree and the legendary hall of famer Jac Haudenschild who has posted two All Star wins in 2013. Not to be outdone, Jac’s son, Sheldon, has two non-wing BOSS series wins at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2013, including just last week.

Other drivers to watch at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway include local driver Lee Jacobs whose great-grandfather built the facility; Jason Dolick; Bob Lime; Jimmy Pooler, Mitch Harble; Nick Patterson; Shawn Hubler; Aaron Middaugh; Chris Myers and a host of other tough weekly competitors.

All three of the Labor Day weekend events are part of the $20,000-to-win Ohio Region of the UNOH All Stars. There will be only three Ohio Region point shows left after the weekend – a double header for the traditional Jim Ford Classic, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 at Fremont Speedway, and the season ending event at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on Oct. 12. Other than those shows, the UNOH All Stars have only two other events, both Eastern Region point races at the Port Royal Speedway, Sept. 6 and 7.

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By Brian Liskai

MERCER, Pa (Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013) – Danny Holtgraver had one of the worst two weeks of his young racing career just a few weeks ago. Mechanical issues and bad racing luck had his team down. But, when the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions headed to Mercer Raceway Park Saturday for the 24th Annual Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship, the confidence returned to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver.

Holtgraver used lapped traffic to make a last lap pass of Andrew Palker to steal his third UNOH All Star win of the season. Holtgraver has raced at Mercer five times in 2013 and has won all five features including an All Star victory early in July.

“Boy did this team need that. After the Thunder Through the Plains and Knoxville Nationals we were all kind of beat up. This is a huge win for us,” said Holtgraver beside his Canton Erectors/Berlin Natural Bakery/Classic Ink/DKW Transport/Kistler Engines/J&J Auto Racing backed #45. “When we got into heavy lapped traffic Andrew had trouble getting around them and I didn’t that was the difference.”

For Palker, who recently wrapped up his second consecutive track championship at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, the last lap pass was heart-breaking. He also won Friday night at Lernerville Speedway.

“Lapped traffic screwed me. One guy decided he wanted to race me. I slid him and he would slide me back. Lapped cars aren’t supposed to do that. It’s just very frustrating. I had a great car and to lose because of that…oh well I guess we’ll take second and try again next week,” said Palker beside his Kistler Racing Products/Kistler Engines/King Inspection Services/Albreight Trucking/J&J Auto Racing/Weld Wheels backed #57x. “I can’t thank Paul Kistler enough for the great engine.”

Current UNOH All Star national and Ohio region point leader Dale Blaney would charge from his seventh starting spot to a third place finish.

“We just weren’t in a good position all night. We went out next to last qualifying and I didn’t lay down a very good lap so I had to start seventh in the feature. Palker and Holtgraver had a heck of a race…I had the best seat in the house to watch it. I just don’t run that good here for some reason. We’ll take third and look forward to Attica next weekend,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

Holtgraver and Palker would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Holtgraver gaining the advantage. But, Palker would rim-ride to the front on lap two with Holtgraver, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Blaney, Paige Polyak, Lee Jacobs and Trey Gustin in tow.

Palker would pull away slightly as Holtgraver and Shaffer ran comfortably in second and third while Duncan and Blaney were locked in a great battle for fourth. But the caution would fly on lap 10 for Scott Priester who hit the guardrail on turn 3.

On the restart Palker had a couple of lapped machines insulating him from Holtgraver so he was able to open up a lead. But, another caution just two laps later would bunch up the field, putting Holtgraver right on Palker’s rear bumper. But, the West Salem, Ohio resident used the clean air to pull away again as Shaffer challenged Holtgraver for second with Blaney moving into fourth.

The final 18 laps would tick off without any further interruptions. That meant Palker and company had to contend with lapped traffic. As Palker, Holtgraver, Shaffer and Blaney picked their way through traffic, Holtgraver tried high and low to get pas Palker but nothing seemed to work. With just a few laps remaining Holtgraver got a break. He and Palker got by a pair of cars fighting for position and it appeared they might not reach the next couple of cars to put them a lap down before the end of the race. That opened up the bottom line for Holtgraver who threw caution to the wind as he tried to regain the lead.

Holtgraver inched closer and closer to Palker in the waning laps. He dove low entering turn one on the final lap and got next to Palker who was riding the rim. Holtgraver got a nose ahead of Palker coming off turn two and pulled away as they raced toward turn three. Palker slid a little high and got his right rear over the edge of the speedway, ensuring Holtgraver would enter the final turn uncontested.

Holtgraver was able to slide into the lead in turns three and four and drive to the win over Palker, Blaney, Shaffer and Duncan.

The UNOH All Stars will head to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for a double header Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31 and then head to the NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 1.

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All Star Circuit of Champions (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.606; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.727; 3. 81P-Paige Polyak, 13.987; 4. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.004; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.040; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer, 14.049; 7. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.091; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 14.116; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.123; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.158; 11. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.262; 12. 56-Ralph Spithaler, 14.395; 13. 7-Eric Williams, 14.400; 14. 15-Scott Priester, 14.422; 15. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 14.426; 16. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.478; 17. 54-Cap Henry, 14.610; 18. 38-Dennis Wagner, 14.615; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.633; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.656; 21. 52-Jim Shuster, 14.748; 22. O-Andy McKisson, 14.821; 23. 66-Chris Best, 14.954; 24. 33-Brent Matus, 15.297; 25. 49-Bob Howard, 15.368; 26. 49H-Brad Howard, 15.560; 27. 74-John McCracken, 16.595; 28. 1R-Gale Ruth, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 3. 7-Eric Williams[2] ; 4. O-Andy McKisson[8] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[4] ; 6. 49-Bob Howard[9] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 4. 15-Scott Priester[2] ; 5. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 66-Chris Best[8] ; 9. 49H-Brad Howard[9]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 38-Dennis Wagner[1] ; 2. 23S-Russ Sansosti[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 56-Ralph Spithaler[3] ; 6. 81P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 7. 52-Jim Shuster[7] ; 8. 74-John McCracken[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 5. 81P-Paige Polyak[3] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[2] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[4] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[7] ; 5. 66-Chris Best[6] ; 6. 52-Jim Shuster[5] ; 7. 49H-Brad Howard[8] ; 8. 74-John McCracken[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[7]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]; 7. 81P-Paige Polyak[5]; 8. 56-Ralph Spithaler[10]; 9. 10-Carl Bowser[9]; 10. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[16]; 11. O-Andy McKisson[21]; 12. 80-Trey Gustin[6]; 13. 5K-Adam Kekich[12]; 14. 54-Cap Henry[17]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 16. 23S-Russ Sansosti[15]; 17. 7-Eric Williams[13]; 18. 38-Dennis Wagner[18]; 19. 66-Chris Best[22]; 20. 49-Bob Howard[24]; 21. 33-Brent Matus[23]; 22. 52-Jim Shuster[20]; 23. 15-Scott Priester[14]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus[19]

Hard Charger: O-Andy McKisson[+10]

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By Brian Liskai

Quincy, Michigan (Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013) – Dave Blaney has been around racing long enough to know you have to put yourself in a position to win every time you hit the track.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup driver did just that Saturday at the Butler Motor Speedway. When early leader Shane Stewart had problems “The Buckeye Bullet” was there to capitalize and then held off his brother Dale to score his 45th career victory with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. It’s Dave’s first UNOH All Star win since 1996 and moves him into 7th on the series’ all-time win list.

“We got a good number to run the dash and we won that to put us up front for the feature. The outside was the place to be and Shane (Stewart) got the jump. I didn’t know if I could have caught him unless he had a problem and he did and we were there to take advantage,” said Blaney of his Heavy Duty Industrial Services/ Yates Engines backed #10.

“We have my dad’s memorial race coming up Tuesday (at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio) and I wanted to get some more laps in this thing before that. We’re up here for the Cup race so we brought the sprint car to have some fun. Winning will make tomorrow’s race (NASCAR Sprint Cup at Michigan International) at lot more enjoyable,” added Blaney.

For Dale Blaney, his second place run was important as he tries to claim his fourth UNOH All Star championship.

“It was a typical Butler track. I don’t think anyone was going to catch Shane if he didn’t blow that tire. Every time we got to traffic where I might be able to do something the caution would come out. Dave ran a good race…there wasn’t much I could do with him. My tires were almost bald at the end,” said Dale of his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

Dave Blaney and Stewart would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Stewart gaining the upper hand. Brady Bacon and Kody Kinser would get together on the first lap to bring out the caution. Shortly after the green flew Cap Henry would spin and Paige Polyak would stop on the track to bring out the yellow. The running order was Stewart, Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Trey Gustin, Cole Duncan, Bryan Sebetto and Caleb Helms.

The race had a difficult time getting rolling as cautions slowed the pace. Soon after the green flew Holtgraver and Helms would spin for the fourth caution of the event with Stewart leading Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney, Shaffer, Duncan, Sebetto and Gustin. Before another lap could be recorded another spin would bring out the red for a fuel stop on lap 8.

Stewart would go pit side during the stoppage so the restart running order was now Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney, Shaffer, Duncan, Sebetto and Gustin. A short time later and another caution with Dave and Dale Blaney leading Shaffer, Sebetto and Duncan.

When the green flew the race would go the rest of the way under green with Dave Blaney taking the win over Dale Blaney, Shaffer, Duncan and Cap Henry who rebounded from his early race spin.

The UNOH All Stars pay their second visit of the year to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, Aug. 25. When the series competed at Mercer on July 6, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver picked up the victory.

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Butler Motor Speedway - 8/17/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 11.897; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer, 11.991; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.004; 4. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.066; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.196; 6. 3G-Shane Stewart, 12.202; 7. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 12.223; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.223; 9. 10-Dave Blaney, 12.312; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.396; 11. 81-Paige Polyak, 12.429; 12. 54-Cap Henry, 12.605; 13. 4M-Kody Kinser, 12.704; 14. 17-Scott Euler, 12.706; 15. 27-Brad Lamberson, 12.728; 16. 48-Scott Hull, 12.748; 17. 17H-Jared Horstman, 12.822; 18. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 12.847; 19. 51-Roger Cambell, 12.867; 20. 39M-Matt Merrill, 12.922; 21. 19-Doug Zimmerman, 13.014; 22. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.081; 23. 25M-Kenny Mackey, 13.146; 24. 9E-Tim Evilsizer, 13.362; 25. 12B-Mike Baker, 13.547; 26. 1A-Mark Aldrich, 13.589; 27. 4P-Logan Jarrett, 13.924; 28. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.432; 29. 47-Robert Bulloch, 14.631; 30. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.917; 31. O-Stuart Brubaker, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17H-Jared Horstman[2] ; 2. 19-Doug Zimmerman[1] ; 3. 4M-Kody Kinser[3] ; 4. 10-Dave Blaney[4] ; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 47-Robert Bulloch[8] ; 8. 12B-Mike Baker[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 3G-Shane Stewart[5] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 4T-Josh Turner[1] ; 6. 17-Scott Euler[3] ; 7. 1A-Mark Aldrich[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 51-Roger Cambell[2] ; 2. 81-Paige Polyak[4] ; 3. 25M-Kenny Mackey[1] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 5. 4P-Logan Jarrett[7] ; 6. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39M-Matt Merrill[2] ; 2. 54-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[1] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 6. 48-Scott Hull[3] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 10-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart[1] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 4. 17-Scott Euler[4] ; 5. 48-Scott Hull[5] ; 6. 12B-Mike Baker[6] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[8] ; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[10] ; 9. 1A-Mark Aldrich[7] ; 10. 47-Robert Bulloch[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 10-Dave Blaney[1]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[4]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[12]; 5. 54-Cap Henry[9]; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[6]; 7. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 8. 16-Ryan Ruhl[17]; 9. 81-Paige Polyak[8]; 10. 17-Scott Euler[14]; 11. 51-Roger Cambell[18]; 12. 17H-Jared Horstman[16]; 13. 4M-Kody Kinser[10]; 14. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[23]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 16. 27-Brad Lamberson[15]; 17. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[13]; 18. 25M-Kenny Mackey[22]; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[19]; 20. 19-Doug Zimmerman[20]; 21. 4P-Logan Jarrett[24]; 22. 3G-Shane Stewart[2]; 23. 4T-Josh Turner[21]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon[7]

Hard Charger: 16-Ryan Ruhl[+9]

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Thomas Kennedy over powers UNOH All Stars

By Brian Liskai

GLYNDON, Minn. (Sunday, July 28, 2013) – The butterflies were the size of eagles in Thomas Kennedy’s stomach with three laps to go in the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Buffalo River Race Park Sunday night. The 23-year-old had worked his way from eighth to the lead when the red flag flew.

“I’m sitting there thinking ‘this is crazy…don’t screw up just don’t screw up,” said Kennedy. “I had to keep telling myself when we pushed back off not to screw up cause I had two really, really, really good racers behind me.”

Kennedy didn’t “screw up’ and the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada driver went on to score the biggest win of his six year sprint car racing career.

“My plan was to finish in the top five. The first half of the race I was taking my time through traffic and being smart. As the 25 car (Cory Mack) began to fade and I caught him and moved into third I was like ‘I could get a top three out of this.’ Then I caught the 83 (Tim Shaffer) and I was like ‘holy crap I might lead this thing.’ I got rolling really well around the top and used a lapped car to get around for the lead,” continued Kennedy beside his Team Boss Flue, Flexitec, Shamrock Surfaces, Kennedy Flooring, General Sign backed #20k.

For current UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney it was another top five run.

“It’s cool to see a young guy get his first All Star win and how excited he was. I told him not to do it again,” joked Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed machine.

“His tire choice was better than ours. When the track took rubber I about six laps in I was in second and I got conservative trying to save my tire. I was like ‘good ahead Shaf (Tim Shaffer) go burn your tire off but then Thomas drove by and I knew I was in trouble,” continued Blaney. “We’ve been really good. The last seven All Star races we’ve had five quick times and except for Husets we were in the top five. I’m pretty pleased with how we are going right now.”

Tim Shaffer and Cory Mack would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Shaffer gaining the upper hand. Mack would drive into the lead on lap two as Shaffer had his hands full with Blaney with Danny Holtgraver, Trey Gustin, Casey Mack and Kennedy in pursuit.

Shaffer would retake the lead on lap 9 bringing Blaney into second while Mack slipped to third. But all eyes were on Kennedy as he would drive around Mack for third on lap 12. As Shaffer continued to lead, Blaney and Kennedy were locked in a duel for second with Kennedy taking the spot on lap 16. Kennedy quickly closed on Shaffer and would pass the four time UNOH All Star champion for the lead on lap 22. Blaney would grab second from Shaffer on the next circuit.

Following a race stoppage with three laps to go, Kennedy would drive to the victory over Blaney, Shaffer, Mack and Scott Winters. All Star regulars Caleb Helms and Cap Henry would come home sixth and seventh with Casey Mack, All Star regular Danny Holtgraver – who came from the tail after problems on lap seven, and Chris Ranten rounding out the top 10.

There remains just one more race in the UNOH All Stars annual Thunder Through the Plains – Aug. 11 at Huset’s Speedway. Blaney leads the $10,000-to-win Western Region points for the All Stars.

Buffalo River Race park - 7/28/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.368; 2. 25-Cory Mack, 12.397; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer, 12.457; 4. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.547; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 12.568; 6. 8-Casey Mack, 12.649; 7. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 12.652; 8. 20K-Thomas Kennedy, 12.846; 9. 99-Jordan Graham, 12.946; 10. 82-Scott Winters, 13.060; 11. 92-Mitch Mack, 13.113; 12. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.254; 13. 54-Cap Henry, 13.268; 14. 27-Chris Ranten, 13.391; 15. 13-Ty Hanten, 13.403; 16. 26-Blake Egeland, 13.557; 17. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.598; 18. 20A-Jordan Adams, 13.599; 19. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 13.817; 20. 35-Brenden Wilde, 14.014; 21. 14-Tom Egeland, 14.027; 22. 22-Tanner Wisk, 14.407

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy[4] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 82-Scott Winters[3] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[5] ; 6. 26-Blake Egeland[1] ; 7. 10TRB-Bob Martin[7] ; 8. 22-Tanner Wisk[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4] ; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 27-Chris Ranten[2] ; 4. 5-Dave Glennon[1] ; 5. 25-Cory Mack[6] ; 6. 92-Mitch Mack[3] ; 7. 35-Brenden Wilde[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20A-Jordan Adams[1] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 13-Ty Hanten[2] ; 5. 8-Casey Mack[5] ; 6. 99-Jordan Graham[4] ; 7. 14-Tom Egeland[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 83-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 25-Cory Mack[1] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 8-Casey Mack[3] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[8]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[1]; 4. 25-Cory Mack[2]; 5. 82-Scott Winters[10]; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[12]; 7. 54-Cap Henry[13]; 8. 8-Casey Mack[5]; 9. 45-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 10. 27-Chris Ranten[14]; 11. 21K-Lou Kennedy[7]; 12. 5-Dave Glennon[17]; 13. 92-Mitch Mack[11]; 14. 20A-Jordan Adams[18]; 15. 99-Jordan Graham[9]; 16. 80-Trey Gustin[6]; 17. 35-Brenden Wilde[20]; 18. 10TRB-Bob Martin[19]; 19. 13-Ty Hanten[15]; 20. 14-Tom Egeland[21]; 21. 26-Blake Egeland[16]; 22. 22-Tanner Wisk[22]

Hard Charger: 20K-Thomas Kennedy[+7]

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Whitney holds off Haudenschild for first UNOH All Star win

By Brian Liskai

JACKSON, Minn. (Saturday, July 27, 2013) – Travis Whitney has watched several University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victories slip through his hands. But on Saturday everything fell went his way and the Minneapolis, Minn. driver stormed to his first career series win during the 145th edition of the Jackson County Fair.

The second ever visit of the UNOH All Stars highlighted the All Star Triple Play night of races thanks to AGCO of Jackson, AGCO’s Intivity Center, State Bank of Fairmont and Loren Fick Farms.

Whitney started on the front row with UNOH All Star regular Caleb Helms of Findlay, Ohio. And after the first start was called back, Whitney got the advantage on the second start and benefitted from cautions at opportune times to score his first win of 2013. It wasn’t easy though, as Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild tried a last lap, last corner move.

“I’ve had so many of these All Star races get away from me…I’ve been chasing this for a long, long time. I probably should have won one back in 1997 and had so many stupid things like flat tires, or ignition wires come off. This is awesome to finally get an All Star win. I was so nervous that my stomach was still in knots half the drive home,” said Whitney beside his DeWall Enterprises/LevWings/Hoosier Tire/Weld Wheels/Oakley backed machine.

“Once I got into the lead I just tried not to make a stupid mistake. I got to traffic and it took me a lap or two to figure out how to get around him and then the caution came out. I decided after that I wasn’t going to mess around with traffic any more. The cautions broke the race up into three nice segments that helped me. The longer I ran the looser I got. The cautions let my tires cool,” added Whitney.

Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild continued his season-long good runs with the UNOH All Stars aboard the Tom Leidig owned #59. “The Wild Child” would get to Whitney in traffic but could not find a way to make the pass for the lead and settled for a runner-up finish.

“We are going pretty good. Bonzai and I have just worked together so long…he knows what I like in a car. We started seventh and it took a few laps to get going but once we got rolling the car was good. Travis got through traffic pretty good and the cautions fell his way,” said Haudenschild beside his Rick’s Auto Body/ Southern Pacific Farms/Auto Electric backed machine. “I got to him in the last corner, but he was just too strong.”

Current UNOH All Star national point leader Dale Blaney would salvage a third place finish to hold on to the series’ $10,000-to-win Western Region point lead.

“There’s just some tracks where a driver feels good at and some where a driver struggles. I haven’t raced at this place much, but I seem to struggle here. I think we over-adjusted the car between the dash and the feature and I was too free. Balance is very critical with sprint cars right now. We were just a little off all night. I was in a position to do very well but Jac got by us and Travis ran a great race,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

All Star regulars Danny Holtgraver and Cap Henry were fast throughout the night but suffered engine woes. Henry was scheduled to start on the pole of the dash which determines the starting position of the first three rows of the feature, but had engine issues.

Jackson Speedway - 7/27/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (19 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 2-Dale Blaney, 15.917; 2. 16-Travis Whitney, 15.921; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 15.973; 4. 82-Scott Winters, 15.975; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer, 16.069; 6. 54-Cap Henry, 16.167; 7. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 16.223; 8. 93-Derrik Lusk, 16.373; 9. 35-Skyler Prochaska, 16.378; 10. 80-Trey Gustin, 16.397; 11. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 16.469; 12. 75C-Casey Heser, 16.573; 13. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 16.680; 14. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 16.710; 15. 4X-Eric Schulz, 17.343; 16. 7-Kaley Gharst, 17.670; 17. O9-Matt Juhl, 17.776; 18. 33GL-Nick Lusk, 18.274; 19. 45-Danny Holtgraver , 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Alan Gilbertson[2] ; 2. 59-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 82-Scott Winters[5] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[3] ; 6. 7-Kaley Gharst[1] ; 7. 45-Danny Holtgraver [7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy[3] ; 3. 4W-Matt Wasmund[2] ; 4. 16-Travis Whitney[6] ; 5. 93-Derrik Lusk[4] ; 6. O9-Matt Juhl[1]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 75C-Casey Heser[3] ; 2. 35-Skyler Prochaska[4] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 5. 4X-Eric Schulz[2] ; 6. 33GL-Nick Lusk[1]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 2. 16-Travis Whitney[2] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 4. 82-Scott Winters[5] ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[1]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 16-Travis Whitney[2]; 2. 59-Jac Haudenschild[7]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[5]; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[1]; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 6. 35-Skyler Prochaska[9]; 7. 93-Derrik Lusk[8]; 8. 75C-Casey Heser[12]; 9. 45-Danny Holtgraver [19]; 10. 7-Kaley Gharst[16]; 11. 4W-Matt Wasmund[14]; 12. 80-Trey Gustin[10]; 13. 4X-Eric Schulz[15]; 14. 82-Scott Winters[4]; 15. 21K-Lou Kennedy[11]; 16. 54-Cap Henry[6]; 17. 97-Alan Gilbertson[13]

Hard Charger: 45-Danny Holtgraver [+10]

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Husets Speedway - 7/21/2013 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 10.861; 2. 24-Terry McCarl, 10.894; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer, 10.948; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.995; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.041; 6. 44-Chris Martin, 11.089; 7. 54-Cap Henry, 11.110; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.168; 9. 82-Clint Garner, 11.191; 10. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 11.217; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu, 11.242; 12. 80-Trey Gustin, 11.246; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.257; 14. 97G-Jody Rosenboom, 11.303; 15. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.313; 16. 4K-Paul Jeffrey, 11.326; 17. 25-Dylan Peterson, 11.339; 18. 91-Dusty Zomer, 11.357; 19. 12L-John Lambertz, 11.563; 20. 1B-Robby Wolgang, 11.578; 21. 9M-Donovan Peterson, 11.583; 22. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 11.657; 23. O-Alex Schriever, 11.666; 24. 51-Tony Rusted, 12.164; 25. 101-Chuck McGillvry, 12.857

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[1] ; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier[6] ; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8] ; 7. 12L-John Lambertz[7] ; 8. 101-Chuck McGillvry[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[2]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 25-Dylan Peterson[1] ; 2. 97G-Jody Rosenboom[2] ; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 59-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 7. 1B-Robby Wolgang[7] ; 8. O-Alex Schriever[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 91-Dusty Zomer[1] ; 2. 82-Clint Garner[4] ; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[2] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[3] ; 6. 9M-Donovan Peterson[7] ; 7. 44-Chris Martin[5] ; 8. 51-Tony Rusted[8]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier[2] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 3. 44-Chris Martin[1] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 18-Ian Madsen[2]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier[1]; 3. 59-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl[6]; 5. 54-Cap Henry[7]; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer[4]; 7. 2-Dale Blaney[8]; 8. 24R-Rico Abreu[11]; 9. 82-Clint Garner[9]; 10. 97G-Jody Rosenboom[14]; 11. 17B-Ryan Bickett[22]; 12. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 14. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[16]; 15. 12L-John Lambertz[19]; 16. O-Alex Schriever[23]; 17. 101-Chuck McGillvry[25]; 18. 80-Trey Gustin[12]; 19. 9M-Donovan Peterson[21]; 20. 45-Danny Holtgraver[10]; 21. 1B-Robby Wolgang[20]; 22. 51-Tony Rusted[24]; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer[18]; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[15]; 25. 25-Dylan Peterson[17] Hard Charger: 17B-Ryan Bickett[+11]




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