ALLSTAR: Attica results 2003-06-29

ATTICA, OH -- Chad Kemenah made it two wins in a row Sunday night at Attica Raceway Park in the Haulmark All Star sprint car Ohio Speedweek 40 lap feature. The win, in the 21st Speedweek edition kick-off race, was worth $5,000 and came over Byron...

ATTICA, OH -- Chad Kemenah made it two wins in a row Sunday night at Attica Raceway Park in the Haulmark All Star sprint car Ohio Speedweek 40 lap feature. The win, in the 21st Speedweek edition kick-off race, was worth $5,000 and came over Byron Reed and Jeff Shepard. It was a heartbreaking night for Todd Kane, the leader in the middle part of the race. He was leading on lap 23 when he spun out after jumping the cushion while battling Kemenah for the lead.

"Lady Luck's probably on our side. We have things going good right now. I'll take this for another six days," Kemenah said from victory lane, referring to the rest of Speedweek. "I hated to see Todd (Kane) run off the track down there because we raced a good clean race. I guess I just got to the checkered flag first and that's what counts," Kemenah concluded. His machine is sponsored by John Bores of Underground Utilities and Kear's Speed Shop, owned by the Harble Family with help from Kistler Engines, Pro-shocks, Hoosier tires, American Augers and Hyundai Construction Equipment.

Starting from the pole, Kemenah took the initial lead over Mark Keegan, Shepard and Rodney Morgan. Following a lap one restart for a David Harrison spin, Kemenah pulled out to a nice advantage over Keegan. Shepard kept the pressure on Keegan while Kane was on the move, up to seventh by lap six after starting 16th. Kane kept picking off cars one by one in the low groove, and he passed Mark Keegan for second on lap 16. Two circuits later he went low on the backstretch under Kemenah and was in the lead in his own No. 78. Heavy lapped traffic now came into play, with Kemenah able to keep close in the high groove. The leaders were side by side in turn three on lap 23 when Kane made a miscue and slid off the track, losing the lead and handing it back to Kemenah.

Kemenah was now ahead of Shepard and fourth starter Reed. Kemenah stretched out his lead a bit, and Reed, in the low groove, then switching to the high groove, kept pressure on Shepard. On lap 39 Shepard jumped the cushion avoiding a lapped car, allowing Reed to get by for second, where he finished.

"I almost picked him there," Reed said of his pass of Shepard for second. "We almost ran into each other, we got stuck behind a lapped car. Second's not bad, it's a good start to the week."

"I kind of ran Chad down and I wasn't sure we could get him, so I was kind of hanging out there. I was hoping for lapped traffic, but not like that," third place Shepard said of a lapped car who blocked his path twice in the latter stages of the race.

Dale Blaney started last and took over fourth on lap 38, finishing ahead of Rob Chaney, Kinser who came back from the tail following a restart, 12th starting John Ivy, Keegan, 20th starter Greg Wilson and 13th starting Kenny Jacobs.

The action was also slowed by a Kinser spin on lap six, a Jody Keegan spin on lap 26, and a Bill Rose spin on lap 29. Dean Jacobs also had a rough race. He changed a flat tire on lap one and left with mechanical problems on lap 28.

The Crown Battery heat fell to John Ivy, the B&B Products heat went to Kenny Jacobs in the Grove Racing No. 70, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Tim Hunter and the TP Wings heat fell to Dean Jacobs. Ed Neumeister won the Outerwears Pre-filters C Main and Todd Kane won the United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main. Mark Keegan captured the Haulmark Dash and Jeff Shepard was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier.

Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Jeff Shepard, Ashworth 92, 12.224; 2. Rob Chaney, SC Racing 9x, 12.334; 3. Jason Courtney, Courtney 9c, 12.395; 4. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.408; 5. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick 92, 12.514; 6. Rodney Morgan, Morgan 21, 12.625; 7. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 12.735; 8. Bobby Clark, Clark 8, 12.741; 9. Bill Rose, Rose 6, 12.879; 10. Jody Keegan, Keegan 60, 12.900; 11. Craig Keel, Pottorff 9, 12.914; 12. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 13.070; 13. Shane Stewart, Chilcut 4m, 13.285; 14. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 13.307; 15. Mike Linder, James 3, 13.335; 16. Hud Horton, Mossbarger 80, 13.355; 17. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 13.368; 18. Kenny Jacobs, Grove 70, 13.384; 19. Tim Hunter, Hunter 2H, 13.394; 20. Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 13.434; 21. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 13.530; 22. David Harrison, Ludwig 10, 13.546; 23. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 13.559; 24. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 13.602; 25. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.625; 26. Todd Heller, Heller 14h, 13.673; 27. Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 13.682; 28. Andrew Palker, Palker 57x, 13.708; 29. Lee Jacobs, Jacobs 2, 13.741; 30. Alvin Roepke, Roepke/Ford 99, 13.755; 31. Rod Maxwell, Miller 99x, 13.815; 32. Craig Mintz, Sabo 8s, 13.819; 33. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 13.904; 34. Scott Kraylek, Kirian 21, 13.967; 35. Brett Mann, Johnson U2, 13.977; 36. Jan Howard, Webb 51, 14.027; 37. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 14.104; 38. Chad Blonde, Blonde 5, 14.247; 39. Dale Blaney, Andrews 72b, 14.257; 40. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 14.278; 41. Marty Ling, Ling 26, 14.332; 42. Scott Groves, Gforce 54, 14.549; 43. Matt Lucius, Lucius & Ludwig 1a, 14.913; 44. Brandon Martin, Martin 11m, 15.012; 45. John Buchy, Buchy 21, 15.621; 46. Scott Euler, Euler 27, 15.943; 47. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11, NT; 48. Chad Levingston, Levingston 67, NT.

Crown Battery Heat (10 laps): 1. Ivy 2. Shepard 3. Rose 4. M. Keegan 5. L. Jacobs 6. Wilson 7. Kane 8. Robenalt 9. Ling 10. Buchy 11. Wagner 12. Stewart.

B&B Products Heat (10 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Harrison 3. Morgan 4. J. Keegan 5. Chaney 6. Roepke 7. Heller 8. Blonde 9. Ruble 10. Kraylek 11. Euler 12. Groves.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat (10 laps): 1. Hunter 2. Kemenah 3. Kinser 4. Blaney 5. Johnson 6. Keel 7. Linder 8. Courtney 9. Lucius 10. Maxwell 11. Mann.

TP Wings Heat (10 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Reed 3. Coniam 4. Smith 5. Howard 6. Mintz 7. Martin 8. Horton 9. Palker 10. Neumeister 11. Clark.

Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. M. Keegan 2. Chaney 3. Reed 4. Kemenah 5. Shepard 6. Rose.

Outerwears Pre-filters C Main (8 laps): 1. Neumeister 2. Martin 3. Mann 4. Lucius 5. Groves 6. Buchy 7. Ling 8. Euler 9. Wagner (DNS) 10. Blonde (DNS).

United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main (15 laps): 1. Kane 2. Clark 3. Wilson 4. Linder 5. Mintz 6. Roepke 7. Stewart 8. Neumeister 9. Heller 10. Kraylek 11. Robenalt 12. Lucius 13. Groves 14. Maxwell 15. Keel 16. Mann 17. Horton 18. Courtney 19. Martin 20. Palker 21. Ruble.

Haulmark A Main (40 laps): 1. Chad Kemenah 2. Byron Reed 3. Jeff Shepard 4. Dale Blaney 5. Rob Chaney 6. Kelly Kinser 7. John Ivy 8. Mark Keegan 9. Greg Wilson 10. Kenny Jacobs 11. Danny Smith 12. Lee Jacobs 13. Todd Kane 14. Bobby Clark 15. Jan Howard 16. Ryan Coniam 17. Mike Linder 18. Bill Rose 19. Dave Harrison 20. Rodney Morgan 21. Jody Keegan 22. Jason Johnson 23. Tim Hunter 24. Dean Jacobs.

Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah 1-17, Todd Kane 18-23, Kemenah 24-40. <pre> All Star Sprint Points: 1 Chad Kemenah 1923 2 Dean Jacobs 1742 3 Jason Johnson 1713 4 Greg Wilson 1665 5 Craig Keel 1539 6 Ryan Coniam 1519 7 Bill Rose 1512 8 Jeff Shepard 1241 9 Kelly Kinser 960 10 Barry Ruble 884

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Dean Jacobs , Shane Stewart , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Chad Kemenah , Jason Johnson