All Star Sprint Race Results - Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH - Fri 5/15/98 ATTICA, OH - Keith Kauffman played the waiting game in the All Star sprint 40-lap feature Friday night at Attica Raceway Park on Chuck Ward night. He won his first...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH - Fri 5/15/98
ATTICA, OH - Keith Kauffman played the waiting game in the All Star sprint 40-lap feature Friday night at Attica Raceway Park on Chuck Ward night. He won his first feature of the season, worth $4,000, in the event sponsored by Hy-Miler Food Stores. Kauffman passed Chad Kemenah on lap 30, leading the final ten laps for a 1/3 straightaway win over Kemenah and Kevin Huntley.
"You had to really work the track to see where it was good at," Kauffman recalled, standing beside Warren Johnson’s Gaerte-Chevy powered Doemelt chassis on Goodyear tires. "We’ve been struggling a bit lately, but Mike Cool works his butt off and makes this thing run good."
Kemenah’s runner-up finish was a bit of a disappointment for Jim Harble’s UUI sponsored team after leading laps 18-29. "I thought we had one, it was pretty close. But we’ll take it," Kemenah said.
With a four car inversion, Dean Jacobs started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole position with Jeff Shepard alongside. D. Jacobs jumped out into the lead in the high groove, with third starter Kenny Jacobs in second. Shepard tagged along for third with Kemenah fourth, then he lost that position to Kauffman, who started eighth. Kemenah re-passed Kauffman then ducked under Shepard for third on lap five, just before a sixth lap caution. After another yellow on lap seven for Scott Miller’s spin, D. Jacobs led again with K. Jacobs trying to duck under him on each restart.
The final 33 laps went all green with D. Jacobs utilizing the black top groove and most of the other contenders running the inner groove. D. Jacobs hit lapped traffic after a dozen circuits, allowing Kemenah to close in second and Saldana to move past Kauffman for third as Shepard and K. Jacobs faded.
Kemenah and D. Jacobs were side by side exiting turn four on lap 15, with Kauffman securing third from Saldana in turn three a lap later. Kemenah kept the pressure on, and finally took over the top spot going down the backstretch to lead lap 18. D. Jacobs could only hold off Kauffman for two laps, dropping to third. Kemenah rode the inner grove and stretched out his lead, but Kauffman began getting a bite in the middle and upper grooves and continued his march toward the front.
Kemenah had trouble getting by a lapped Sarah Fisher, allowing Kauffman to get right on his tail. On lap 29, Kauffman went high with Kemenah low, but he could not pass. A lap later, Kauffman pushed his way by in the high groove, leaving Kemenah in second., Meanwhile, Huntley, who started tenth, got past Saldana for third with only three laps to go.
"It just took me too long to get going," Huntley said afterward.
Saldana held on for fourth with Rodney Duncan moving the Harrison Trucking mount from 17th starting spot to fifth. Kerr was seventh, ahead of K. Jacobs, 11th starting Mark Keegan, D. Jacobs and Alvin Roepke.
The United Expressline heat fell to Saldana, the Southwest Expressline heat to Todd Kane, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Mark Keegan and the United Specialties heat went to Tim Kern. K. Jacobs on the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with Kevin Huntley the United Expressline B Main winner. Frankie Kerr’s quick time was worth $200 from Ramsey Trucking plus a Weld Racing Wheel. Judi Bates flipped warming up for the first heat. She was uninjured. Time Trials: 1. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 11.678; 2. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 11.686; 3. Jeff Shepard, Double L 4J, 11.760; 4. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 11.820; 5. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 11.921; 6. Todd Kane, Hampshire 63, 11.926; 7. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17, 11.995; 8. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 11.995; 9. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 11.996; 10. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 12.145; 11. Mark Keegan, Keegan X, 12.217; 12. Scott Miller, Miller 5m, 12.365; 13. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 12.381; 14. Scott Jones, Jones 13, 12.431; 15. Greg Wilson, Davis 99, 12.432; 16. Alvin Roepke, R&F 99, 12.447; 17. John Ivy, Bogner 5I, 12.521; 18. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 12.613; 19. John Wisbon, Wisbon 5w, 12.684; 20. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 12.697; 21. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, 12.735; 22. Todd Heller, Heller 14h, 12.985; 23. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 13.000; 24. Tim Kern, Hay 28, 13.028; 25. Landon Stover, Melick 2m, 13.120; 26. Paul Weaver, Sabo 8s, 13.238; 27. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 13.313; 28. Rocky Allen, Allen 7x, 13.350; 29. Eric Allen, Allen 3, 13.405; 30. Bob Distel, Distel 4d, 13.541; 31. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8T, 13.630; 32. Rodney Morgan, Morgan 21, 13.717; 33. Marty Ling, Ling 47, 14.248; 34. Todd Cramer, Burmeister 16, 14.486. United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Saldana 2. Nier 3. Ivy 4. Kerr 5. Kemenah 6. Stover 7. Ling 8. E. Allen 9. Bates - DNS. Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Kane 2. Duncan 3. K. Jacobs 4. Heller 5. Weaver 6. Huntley 7. Cramer 8. Jones 9. Distel. Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. Keegan 2. Fisher 3. Shepard 4. Schroeder 5. Wisbon 6. Neumeister 7. Wilson 8. Teeple. United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. Kern 2. D. Jacobs 3. Roepke 4. Kauffman 5. Miller 6. Smith 7. Morgan 8. R. Allen. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Kerr 3. D. Jacobs 4. Kane 5. Kauffman 6. Shepard. United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. Huntley 2. Wilson 3. Stover 4. Neumeister 5. Distel 6. Bates 7. Smith 8. R. Allen 9. Morgan 10. Ling 11. Cramer 12. Jones 13. Teeple 14. E. Allen - DNS. A Main (40 laps): 1. Kauffman 2. Kemenah 3. Huntley 4. Saldana 5. Duncan 6. Kerr 7. K. Jacobs 8. Keegan 9. D. Jacobs 10. Roepke 11. Schroeder 12. Wilson 13. Kern 14. Ivy 15. Fisher 16. Weaver 17. Nier 18. Stover 19. Shepard 20. Wisbon 21. Kane 22. Neumeister 23. Heller 24. Miller. - www.allstarsprint.com -
All Star Sprints Add 2 July Events to 1998 Racing Schedule PONCE INLET, FL - (5/15/98) The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series has inked a pair of additional races for the ’98 season. The first is a Friday, July 10 event at Volunteer Raceway in Bulls Gap, TN, the day before the annual mid-summer stop at Dixie (GA) Speedway. The All Stars last raced at Volunteer in 1993 with Joey Saldana the winner. The second added date is a Monday night show after Eldora’s King’s Royal on July 20 at the New 96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI. New 96 promoter Tom Slager was so happy with the recent All Star event at his track that he immediately added the July 20 show.