Sebetto Crashes Mintz’s Attica Party
ATTICA, Ohio – Bryan Sebetto passed Craig Mintz late in a non-stop 30-lap 410 sprint-car feature to pick up a victory on mid-season championship night at Attica Raceway Park.
Sebetto, the defending Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) champion, took the lead in the 2012 FAST standings with his fifth career Attica victory.
“That was a lot of fun racing with Craig and Brad (Bowman), two good friends of mine. We all raced each other hard and clean. With lapped traffic sprinkled in there. It was fun,” said Sebetto.
Brian Smith and Mike Linder would bring the 410 sprint field to the green for their feature with Linder leading the first lap as fourth-place starter Mintz bolted into second. Mintz would storm into the lead on lap two as Linder tried to hold off Bowman with Smith battling with Sebetto.
Bowman would drive under Linder for second on the third circuit with Sebetto moving into third on lap five. Bowman would race under Mintz to grab the lead on lap nine but Mintz fought back as the duo raced side by side over the next six laps while Sebetto stalked in third with Linder, Smith and Jared Ridge in pursuit.
Mintz would used lapped traffic to regain the lead on lap 11, with Bowman continuing to race to his inside. Bowman would regain the lead on lap 14, with Sebetto now joining Mintz to challenge.
Mintz would drive back into the lead at the halfway point as he, Bowman and Sebetto raced through traffic. Sebetto would take second on lap 17 and drove to the top groove to battle Mintz for the lead.
Sebetto would drive around a lapped car and Mintz take the top spot on lap 21 with Bowman now trying to hold off a closing Linder and 12th place starter Chris Andrews.
With five laps to go, Sebetto was trying to negotiate through traffic, allowing Mintz to close as Bowman battled Andrews for third. Once clear of traffic, Sebetto would fly to the checkers over Mintz, Andrews, Bowman and Linder in a race that took only eight minutes to complete.
Other winners at Attica Friday included Devin Shiels (late models), Paige Polyak (305 sprint cars) and Andy Keegan (dirt trucks).
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