Andrews Closing In On Attica Crown
ATTICA, Ohio – Chris Andrews can feel that championship.
The Sandusky, Ohio, driver won his second straight 410 sprint feature at Attica Raceway Park Friday to pad his lead in the track’s point standings and in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series.
Andrews took the lead from Brian Lay in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature on lap 13 and picked his way through traffic to score his sixth career win at Attica on Kear’s Speed Shop/Ohio CAT Fan Appreciation Night.
“Good racing. We (Brian Lay) banged wheels there for a minute. Brian’s car was fading a little bit and we capitalized on it,” said Andrews. “That sign (scoreboard) needs to be a little bit smaller because I can watch the laps clicked down. Sometimes I don’t need to know that information and just race. I have to thank Rollie, Mikey, Tommy, Rodney, Sonny and Sharon and Paul Kistler for putting together an awesome motor. And OC Shocks. We’ve really tuned this thing in lately.”
Lay and Jamie Veal would bring the field to green in front of a packed grandstands. Before a lap could be completed Cale Thomas would spin. When the green flew again Lay had the advantage over Andrews, Veal, Caleb Helms, Byron Reed, Bryan Sebetto and Cole Duncan.
Lay pulled away slightly as Andrews ran comfortably in second while Helms slid into third on lap two. Veal would challenge for the third spot from lap four through lap nine as the leaders prepared to race into lapped traffic. Thomas would spin again, keep the lead pack out of lapped traffic.
When the green reappeared Lay continued to lead Andrews, Helms, Veal, Reed and Sebetto. On lap 13 Andrews got a great run on Lay and shot under him to take the top spot exiting turn four. As they raced into turns one and two Lay returned the favor but the caution would fly for a stalled Travis Philo.
The restart order was Andrews, Lay, Helms, Veal, Sebetto, Reed, Duncan and Cap Henry. When the green flew so did Andrews, pulling away from Lay as Veal drove around Helms for third with Sebetto joining in that battle. Helms would regain third at the half-way point.