Attica Recognizes 2013 Class Champions
ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park fans and race teams helped put an explanation point on the 25th anniversary season of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant at a gala banquet Saturday that crowned the track’s four champions and celebrated the rest of the top 10 in points.
Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Craig Mintz wrapped up his second straight Attica championship in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints. The 2013 Kistler Racing Products FAST champion competed in 14 events in 2013, missing only the Aug. 30 All Star show. Craig scored his ninth career Attica win on July 5. He recorded an incredible 11 top 10 finishes and 8 top five runs. Besides his win, he recorded four runner-up finishes! His average feature finishing position was seventh.
In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler scored an unprecedented fifth consecutive Attica championship. Ryan competed in all 15 features in 2013. Ryan recorded 10 top 10 finishes and six top five runs. He scored his 10th career late model win on the season’s final night. Ryan also scored three runner-up finishes. His average feature finishing position was ninth.
Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel scored his third straight track championship in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. Nate, who was among the nation’s top sprint car drivers in terms of feature wins in 2013, competed in all 13 feature events in 2013. Take out his 20th place finish in the 360-305 challenge race and he never finished worse than seventh! Nate recorded 10 top five finishes including six wins – that’s nearly half of the features he competed in! Nate now has 11 career wins at Attica to move him into a tie for 11th on the track’s all-time win list. His average feature finishing position was fourth.
In the Bob’s Machine Shop-BMS Engines Dirt Trucks, Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Keegan claimed his first ever track championship – by just a point. Dustin competed in all nine events in 2013 and never finished out of the top six. He recorded four runner-up finishes. Dustin’s average feature finishing position was fourth.
Attica Promoter John Bores announced all the major sanctioning bodies that competed at the track in 2013 will be back in 2014. He added the track crew is looking at addressing lighting issues around the track’s back stretch and more clay has been brought in.