Attica, OH -- Kenny Jacobs and Byron Reed had a classic late-race battle, trading the top spot twice every lap between laps 35 and 39 before Jacobs prevailed in All Star Circuit of Champions action at Attica Raceway Park Saturday night . Jacobs'...
Attica, OH -- Kenny Jacobs and Byron Reed had a classic late-race battle, trading the top spot twice every lap between laps 35 and 39 before Jacobs prevailed in All Star Circuit of Champions action at Attica Raceway Park Saturday night . Jacobs' win came aboard the Jacobs/Honecker 2002 Maxim and was worth $5,000. Reed rode the B&S Racing Maxim to his runner-up finish. Kelly Kinser made a late race charge to finish a close third in the Kinser Eagle chassis.
The 40-lap main started with Greg Wilson and Dean Jacobs sharing the front row. Wilson powered past Jacobs on the start and won the race to the cushion. A quick caution on lap two found the restart order Wilson, D. Jacobs, Kelly Kinser, Chad Kemenah, and Byron Reed. Only four more laps were put in the books when the caution flew again, this time for Kemenah as he went over the banking in turn one. The order was now Wilson, D. Jacobs, Kinser, K. Jacobs, and Reed. K. Jacobs and Reed were both able to pass Kinser before the red flag flew for a Rodney Duncan end over end flip in turn three at lap ten. Duncan was not hurt. The race now settled down as Wilson continued to hold a comfortable lead on the cushion. The rest of the top five, behind Wilson, began searching all over the race track to find a better groove. D. Jacobs began to cut into Wilson's lead just before the yellow flag waved again on lap 16 for Jason Dukes. K. Jacobs found the middle of the track to his liking and passed his brother on lap 18 and Reed followed up into third. The race was then on as K. Jacobs and Reed started to close on the rim-riding Wilson. D. Jacobs then began to fade and Butch Schroeder filled the top five behind Wilson, Reed, K. Jacobs, and Kinser.
Jacobs and Reed caught Wilson in lapped traffic, on lap 25, to make it a three-car battle for the lead. Wilson was able to hold on through lap 30 while K. Jacobs and Reed were swapping the second spot back and forth for four consecutive laps right behind him. Reed finally secured second and slid in front of Wilson in turn four to lead lap 31. K. Jacobs followed suit the next lap and Kinser would follow next. This set up the finish fans will talk about for years. With five laps to go, Reed and Jacobs began trading the top spot. Jacobs would lead on the backstretch and Reed would lead on the front stretch. At the same time, Kinser was closing in on the two leaders. Jacobs was then able to take the lead on the front stretch just before the final caution waved on lap 39. The two lap finish became anti-climatic as Jacobs had a great restart to take the win over Reed, Kinser, Wilson, Schroeder, Rob Chaney, D. Jacobs, Danny Smith, Ed Lynch, Jr., and Mike Lutz.
Jacobs stated, "I don't think I took a breath for five laps, the checkered flag dropped and I was out of breath because I wasn't breathing those last few laps. I just held my own in the middle of the track and it started to look pretty good so I just stood there and Byron and I swapped back and forth. It was just a heck of a race."
Reed, who won the $100 TW Metals nightly cash bonus, stated, "It was a good race. Usually I'm on the bottom but the bottom wasn't working for me so I went to the top and got the lead on the top. I should have went back to my old habits and gone back to the bottom after I got the lead."
In other action, Jason Dukes won the Coca-Cola Wheelie Shootout worth $1,000. Mike Wagner won the Ramsey Trucking Dash for Cash worth $500. Jeff Clapp won the Limited Late Model feature and Bryan Scott was victorious in 305 Sprints.