ALLSTAR: Attica race report

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Race Results - Attica Raceway Park - Sat 7/03/99 By Scott Hall ATTICA, OH - Kenny Jacobs stole the win from Byron Reed in the All Star sprint 17th annual Ohio Speedweek final 40-lap feature Saturday night at ...

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Race Results - Attica Raceway Park - Sat 7/03/99 By Scott Hall

ATTICA, OH - Kenny Jacobs stole the win from Byron Reed in the All Star sprint 17th annual Ohio Speedweek final 40-lap feature Saturday night at Attica Raceway Park. Jacobs' fifth win of the season was worth $10,000. With a pair of wins this week, Joey Saldana was crowned the 1999 Ohio Speedweek champion in front of a sellout crowd.

Following a caution with three laps to go, Jacobs was lined up third behind Reed and Kelly Kinser. Jacobs pushed his car into the high groove, around Reed and Kinser who ran the bottom, to win.

"I can't believe this," Jacobs said. "The Goodyear tires just cooled down on that yellow and I drove right through the middle of the track in one and two. They just locked down on that restart and that's what won the race for me." He credited his crew for their hard work all evening. "We had a sour motor tonight, we changed it after the heat race and the crew worked their tail off." Jacobs drove his own Eagle Chassis with Kriner-Chevrolet power with Barry Jackson as chief mechanic.

"I was just trying to pace myself," Reed said of his restart strategy. "I just had to stick with what I was doing on the bottom."

Reed started on the ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment Hot Seat pole position with Saldana alongside. Dean Jacobs and Mark Keegan started in row two with K. Kinser and K. Jacobs next. Ed Lynch Jr. was scheduled to start sixth, but broke a rear end when he was pushed off to start the A main and had to be sent pitside.

Saldana took off in the high groove and jumped to a nice lead over Reed, Keegan and Kinser. By the time Saldana entered lapped traffic on lap eight, Reed was right back on his tail, running the inside groove, and ducked under Saldana exiting turn two to lead lap 10. The battle for third was now a three way duel among Kinser, Keegan and D. Jacobs, running two or three wide every lap. Dale Blaney stopped on the track on lap 14, allowing everyone to catch their breath with the order Reed, Saldana, Kinser, D. Jacobs, Keegan and K. Jacobs. Reed pulled a wheelie partway down the front chute on the restart, but still kept the lead over Saldana, who was locked in a furious battle with Kinser for second. Kinser and Saldana ran side-by-side for several laps, trading second six times through heavy traffic the next six laps.

Reed appeared to have victory well in hand aboard the B&S Racing Kistler-powered Maxim as K. Jacobs grabbed third from Saldana on lap 34 with a low groove pass in turn three. But a yellow flew on lap 37 for a spun out D. Jacobs, who was fifth, changing the whole complexion of the race.

A three lap dash to the checkered was set with Jacobs pushing his number 6 into the high groove after the restart cone and passing Kinser and Reed high off turn two to lead the final mile on the 1/3 mile oval.

Saldana held on for fourth behind Kinser with Frankie Kerr coming on late in the race to grab fifth after starting 13th. Keegan was sixth with Paul McMahan finishing seventh, earning the "Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven" award. Rodney Duncan, Chad Kemenah and Jason Statler finished out the top ten.

The United Expressline heat fell to Dale Blaney, the Southwest Expressline heat to Joe Gaerte, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Chad Kemenah and the United Specialties heat went to Jim Nier. Dean Jacobs won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with Keegan the United Expressline B Main winner and Ed Lynch Jr. was the Ramsey Trucking fast qualifier, worth $300.

In limited late model action, Wayne Maffett Jr. won yet another feature over Jim Gingery, Mike Martini, Dale Aikman and Steve Sabo.

Time Trials: 1. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 12.077; 2. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 12.162; 3. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick X, 12.200; 4. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8, 12.208; 5. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 12.269; 6. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 12.326; 7. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.354; 8. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 88, 12.379; 9. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs 6, 12.468; 10. Paul McMahan, Johnson U20, 12.490; 11. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 12.497; 12. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 12.508; 13. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 12.539; 14. Jason Statler, Statler 00, 12.541; 15. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 12.584; 16. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 12.592; 17. Phil Gressman, Holbrook 18, 12.628; 18. Joe Gaerte, Johnson U2, 12.630; 19. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 12.633; 20. Jim Carter, Rudeen14c, 12.683; 21. Dale Blaney, Sabo 8s, 12.721; 22. Scott Miller, Melick 2m, 12.758; 23. Shane Stewart, Stewart 9s, 12.779; 24. Butch Schroeder, Schroeder 17, 12.785; 25. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 12.801; 26. Danny Smith, Ashworth 92, 12.804; 27. Bob Distel, Distel 4D, 12.828; 28. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 12.890; 29. John Wisbon, Burmeister 16, 12.908; 30. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 12.918; 31. Alvin Roepke, R&F 99, 12.962; 32. Boston Reid, Keppel 9, 12.980; 33. Tim Kern, HDK 28, 13.022; 34. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 13.066; 35. Duffy Smith, Smith 29, 13.091; 36. Jason Dukes, Dukes 3, 13.177; 37. Bob Lime, Lime 91, 13.180; 38. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8T, 13.266; 39. Eric Hysong, Andrews 72, 13.290; 40. James Fisher, Fisher 48, 13.421; 41. Landon Stover, Stover 96, 13.501; 42. Marty Ling, Ling 47, 13.543; 43. Jim Damon, Damon 50x, 13.826; 44. Jon Finsel, Finsel F1, 13.976.

United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Blaney 2. Gressman 3. K. Jacobs 4. Saldana 5. Lynch 6. Huntley 7. Neumeister 8. Wisbon 9. Stover 10. Kern 11. Lime.

Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Gaerte 2. McMahan 3. Miller 4. K. Kinser 5. Statler 6. Da. Smith 7. Ellenberger 8. Carlson 9. Teeple 10. Ling 11. R. Kinser.

Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Kerr 3. Reed 4. Stewart 5. Hull 6. Keegan 7. Roepke 8. Hysong 9. Distel 10. Damon 11. Du. Smith.

United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. Nier 2. Hodges 3. D. Jacobs 4. Duncan 5. Carter 6. Wilson 7. Reid 8. Dukes 9. Fisher 10. Finsel 11. Schroeder - DNS. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Hodges 3. Saldana 4. Lynch 5. K. Kinser 6. Reed.

United Expressline B Main (15 laps): 1. Keegan 2. Da. Smith 3. Huntley 4. Du. Smith 5. Wisbon 6. Roepke 7. Wilson 8. Neumeister 9. Hysong 10. Ling 11. Distel 12. Reid 13.Lime 14. Fisher 15. Carlson 16. Teeple 17. Damon 18. Dukes 19. Finsel 20. Stover 21. R. Kinser 22. Ellenberger.

A Main (40 laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs 2. Byron Reed 3. Kelly Kinser 4. Joey Saldana 5. Frankie Kerr 6. Mark Keegan 7. Paul McMahan 8. Rodney Duncan 9. Chad Kemenah 10. Jason Statler 11. Jim Nier 12. Joe Gaerte 13. Danny Smith 14. Jimmy Carter 15. Kevin Huntley 16. Shane Stewart 17. Jerrod Hull 18. Dean Jacobs 19. Rocky Hodges 20. Scott Miller 21. John Wisbon 22. Duffy Smith 23. Dale Blaney 24. Phil Gressman.

All Star Points: 1. Kenny Jacobs 2343, 2. Dean Jacobs 2188, 3. Rodney Duncan 1929, 4. Jerrod Hull 1896; 5. Danny Smith 1797, 6. Greg Wilson 1773; 7. Byron Reed 1596; 8. Brian Carlson 1517; 9. Brian Ellenberger 1514; 10. Joey Saldana 1240.

Final Ohio Speedweek Points: 1. Joey Saldana 499; 2. Kenny Jacobs 487; 3. Byron Reed 486; 4. Kelly Kinser 480; 5. Frankie Kerr 467; 6. Rodney Duncan 465; 7. Danny Smith 463; 8. Mark Keegan and Chad Kemenah 461; 10. Dean Jacobs and Joe Gaerte 451.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Mike Martin , Brian Carlson , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Boston Reid , Greg Wil , Chad Kemenah , Jason Statler