Dussel Continues Dream Season At Attica
“I’ve never had to get a ride from a four-wheeler to the horse track before. The car was really good. Honestly the transmission broke as we took the green flag on the first lap. Actually it was before that. I don’t know if you noticed me hang back there at the beginning. I thought I was going to have to pull off because it was jammed into gear. I was taking it easy and tried to be as smooth as possible to make sure nothing else broke. Once I got out front and got up top to keep my momentum going it was easier on the transmission,” said Schlenk.
In the non-stop 15 lap Bob’s Machine Shop Dirt Truck feature Dan Roepke Jr. and Shawn Valenti raced side by side literally the first 12 laps of the event. Valenti would pull away the last two laps to score his third career Attica dirt truck win.
“That was a lot of fun. I have to give Daniel all the credit for racing me clean. I have to thank Jeff Babock… he put this deal together kind of last minute and I’m having a lot of fun,” said Valenti.
In the 30 lap feature for the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints, Ivy and Steve Rando would bring the field to the green as they won the pair of Computer Man Dashes. Ivy would drive into the lead while Rando had his hands full with Dussel, Paul Weaver, Seth Schneider and Jordan Ryan. Ivy would hit lapped traffic by lap nine as Dussel drove into second with Rando, Weaver, Ryan, Jimmy Colvin, T.J. Michael and Jason Keckler in tow.
Dussel quickly closed on Ivy and executed a flier for the lead on lap 12. Ivy would return the favor the next lap as they drove into heavy lapped traffic. Weaver would take second at the half-way point and closed on Ivy when the caution flew for a Dan Hammond spin on lap 16. On the restart, it was a three car battle for the lead between Ivy, Weaver and Dussel with Ryan, Rando, Colvin and Keckler in pursuit. Weaver would slide back a bit on lap 18 as Dussel regained second and Ryan moved into third.
With 10 laps to go Ivy held a slim lead over Dussel and Ryan with Weaver, Rando, Colvin, Keckler, Michael and 15th place starter Dustin Dinan giving chase. The order remained that way for the next four laps before Dussel kicked in the after-burners and closed on Ivy. With four to go, the second caution of the feature flew for Keckler who spun in turn two.
On the restart Dussel drove under Ivy and slid in front with Ryan, Weaver and Rando in pursuit. Once in the lead and a clear track, Dussel pulled away as Ryan battled with Ivy for second, taking the runner-up spot on lap 28. Dussel would drive to the win over Ryan, Ivy, Weaver and Rando.