Andrews Wins On Last Lap At Attica
ATTICA, Ohio — The Burns Electric/Smith Family Foods Mid-Season Championship Night at Attica Raceway Park Friday produced two last-lap, last-corner passes for wins.
Chris Andrews executed a slider on Byron Reed in turns three and four on the last lap, also squeezing by a lapped car to get his first win of the season in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints.
Andrews, a former Attica champion, now has five career victories. The last three laps saw Andrews, Reed and Caleb Griffith exchanging sliders.
“I saw a hole and I knew I was faster than him (Reed) and I closed my eyes and hoped it would stick. Thankfully he was nice and let me go,” said Andrews beside his Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Goofy Golf/Schiets Motorsports/Adkins Sanitation/Kistler Racing Products backed machine.
Caleb Griffith, Duane Zablocki and 17th-starting Danny Smith rounded out the top five.
Alvin Roepke also used a lapped car to squeeze around Tyler Gunn exiting turn four on the last lap to earn his first 305 sprint car win of the season at Attica. It was Roepke’s second career 305 sprint win at the track.
“I was just patient. I had a problem getting off turn four down by that tire…you had to be patient and get out on the straightaway before you hit it. The lapped cars played in our favor. If Gunn might have went high he might have won. He was out in the black stuff coming off and I knew I had to be patient and gas it right up there, said Roepke beside his Crown Battery/Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair/Joe and Fran Darmofal/American Sprint Repair/Third World Space Cargo backed No.7a.
Ryan Markham won the UMP late model feature and Matt Foos topped the dirt truck feature.