Bowman Gets First At Attica
“I couldn’t have done this without all the help from my crew and sponsors. We wanted to win that one bad but we seem to be snake bit at the end of every race here. We just couldn’t buy any luck here this year but I’m happy to get the championship,” said Missler.
Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan would drive under race-long leader Paul Weaver with five laps to go to pick up his first win of the season at Attica in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. It is Ryan’s second career win at Attica.
“I messed up there on the last lap and about gave that one away. I’ve watched Dale Blaney run the bottom for years and I try to run my car like that and it’s been working,” said Ryan. “Griff’s Engines gave us a great motor and my Dad had this thing set up perfectly.”
With his fourth place finish Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel would lock up his third consecutive track championship in the 305 sprints.
“I knew I had my work cut out for me starting 12th. I had to be patient which is hard for me. I have to thank Steve Rando. He raced me clean and gave me a lot of room,” said Dussel. “I like to win races more than anything but today I was looking at those championship banners in the garage and I knew I wanted another one.”
In a crashed filled feature for the Bob’s Machine Shop Dirt Trucks, Dan Roepke Jr. would go unchallenged for his fourth win of the season.
“I never thought those cautions would end. Unfortunate for that one bad night we had we could have had a championship. I thought we were going to get it tonight but I heard over the radio he (Dustin Keegan) got us by one point. All I could do was win tonight,” said Roepke.
Dustin Keegan cut a tire on the first lap, got it changed and started on the tail. He would have to finish fourth or better to lock up the dirt truck track championship. He sat fifth with three laps to go when the caution would fly. On the restart he would get around Brian Sorg for fourth and that’s where he finished to claim his first ever track championship by just one point.
“When we cut that tire it took out the brakes. I ran the whole feature without brakes. I knew I had to get one more spot and luckily Brian messed up there in turn two and I got underneath him,” said Keegan. “I can’t Joe West my owner and my crew enough. My Dad and Ted Foster, my girlfriend and my son and all the guys who work on this.”