ALLSTAR: Attica results 2005-04-16

Danny Smith wins Attica Saturday All Star Show ATTICA, Ohio - Stevie Smith looked headed to a clean sweep of the Coors Light Attica Spring Nationals with the All Star Circuit of Champions Saturday, but a tangle with a lapped car with five laps...

Danny Smith wins Attica Saturday All Star Show

ATTICA, Ohio - Stevie Smith looked headed to a clean sweep of the Coors Light Attica Spring Nationals with the All Star Circuit of Champions Saturday, but a tangle with a lapped car with five laps to go cost the New Oxford, Pa. driver, as veteran Danny Smith was there to take advantage and the 40-lap feature victory.

The battle for the lead began in heavy lapped traffic on lap 27 of the non-stop 40-lap affair, with D. Smith hanging on to the lead he held since passing Mike Brecht on lap 3. S. Smith tried a slide job on D. Smith on lap 31 coming out of turn two, but couldn't make it stick, but managed to make the move work coming out of turn four to take the lead. S. Smith, who won Friday's All Star feature at Attica, took the five-lap to go signal and sailed into turn one, only to run into the lapped machine of Dean Jacobs and bouncing off the high side of the track, allowing Danny Smith to regain the lead and three-time All Star champ Chad Kemenah to move into second.

Kemenah would get to D. Smith's rear bumper the last three laps, but had to settle behind the Danville, Indiana driver at the checkered. S. Smith recovered for third, with 17th starting Dale Blaney finishing fourth; Jeremy Campbell fifth; Mark Keegan, sixth; Jesse Hockett, 7th; 12th starting Craig Mintz, 8th; Randy Hannigan 9th; and John Ivy rounding out the top 10.

"When Stevie went by me I thought it was over," said Danny Smith beside his Doug Williams Trucking/Jet Express sprinter. "The track slicked off and everyone was pretty equal which made it hard to get by lapped cars. A little rubber got laid on the bottom and Stevie found it before I did and I thought it was over, but I guess he got into a lapped car and we got around for the win."

"I have to dedicate this win to all the speed shops, especially Shirley Kear at Kear's Speedshop, and all the parts people and everyone who helped me put this team back together," said Smith about the winter fire that destroyed his race shop. "You fans don't realize who much your encouragement, prayers and support meant to me."

At the drop of the green, All Star rookie candidate Mike Brecht and Jesse Hockett paced the pack, with Brecht jumping into the lead. Smith, who started outside of the second row, took the lead from Brecht on lap three, with Keegan moving into second on lap 7. Hockett would move into third behind D. Smith and Keegan on lap 9, with eighth starting Stevie Smith moving into fourth a lap later. By lap 11 the running order was D. Smith, Keegan, Hockett, S. Smith, Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild and Jeremy Campbell.

The leaders hit traffic by lap 12, and Stevie Smith was the man on the move. He moved into third on lap 14 and into second on lap 18. At the half-way mark of the 40-lap event, the running order was D. Smith, S. Smith, Keegan, Kemenah, Hockett, Campbell, Kenny Jacobs and Craig Mintz. The top spots remained the same until lap 24 when Kemenah moved around Keegan for third. That set up the scramble the last 10 laps.

For Kemenah, it was a good weekend of racing, as he scored a third Friday night to add to Saturday's second place showing.

"The car really took off in the middle of the race, but I knew I had my work cut out for me with Danny and Stevie ahead of us," said the Findlay, Ohio driver beside his Underground Utilities #15k. "This is a good way to start the All Star season up north...we gave the fans some pretty good racing."

Despite the bobble that cost him the Attica sweep, Stevie Smith was happy with the weekend's outcome for his RACE Foundation team.

"We were terrible at Eldora last weekend. My dad and the crew really made a lot of changes to the car and we were a lot better this weekend. This gives me a lot more confidence for the season," said Stevie Smith.

The Crown Battery heat fell to Jason Dukes, the B&B Products heat went to Randy Hannagan, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Shane Helms and the TP Wings heat fell to Rob Chaney. Andrew Palker won the Outerwears Pre-filters C Main, S. Smith was the University of Northwestern Ohio B Main winner and Kemenah captured the Haulmark Dash. Kenny Jacobs was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier. Blaney was the Fisher Performance Hard Charger in the A Main, gaining 13 spots.

In the Coors Light 305 feature, Jamie Miller, who closed the 2004 season with two straight wins at ARP, has now opened the 2005 season with two straight feature wins.

Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. 2-Kenny Jacobs, 12.29; 2. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 12.43; 3. 22-Jac Haudenschield, 12.49; 4. 19-Stevie Smith, 12.51; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 12.55; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 12.58; 7. X-Mark Keegan, 12.64; 8. 9-Jesse Hockett, 12.68; 9. 29-Tony Elliot, 12.69; 10. 71M-Paul May, 12.72; 11. M20-Mike Brect, 12.73; 12. 51-Dean Jacobs, 12.73; 13. 78-Todd Kane, 12.74; 14. 8S-Craig Mintz, 12.77; 15. 8-Bobby Clark, 12.78; 16. 3L-Mike Linder, 12.86; 17. K-Jason Dukes, 12.86; 18. 1X-Randy Hannagan, 12.92; 19. 2X-Dale Blaney, 12.92; 20. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.94; 21. 63-Greg Wilson, 12.95; 22. 10-David Harrison, 12.97; 23. 40-Shane Helms, 13.00; 24. 11B-Brock Mayes, 13.00; 25. 5I-John Ivy, 13.09; 26. 98-Mike Lutz, 13.11; 27. 6R-Bill Rose, 13.13; 28. 3-Bob Bennett, 13.14; 29. 12G-Caleb Griffith, 13.15; 30. 7M-Todd Hester, 13.15; 31. 11M-Brandon Martin, 13.17; 32. 46-Ryan Conium, 13.32; 33. 6G-Cody Geldhardt, 13.37; 34. F1-Jon Finsel, 13.55; 35. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.56; 36. 55-Brian Smith, 13.66; 37. 1A-Matt Lucius, 13.66; 38. 37-Cameron Dotson, 13.66; 39. 16-Lee Jacobs, 13.72; 40. 31-Chuck Wilson, 13.72; 41. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.72; 42. 63R-Barry Ruble, 13.81; 43. 98R-Bruce Raubenalt, 14.06; 44. 6X-Mike Dussell, 14.10; 45. 16X-Danny Mumaw, 14.15; 46. 7B-Bryan Sebetto, 14.17; 47. 12X-Tim Hunter, 14.36; 48. 15M-Jamie Martin, 14.40; 49. O7-Jeff Banyas, 14.77; 50. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 15.12; 51. 5R-Byron Reed, NT;

Crown Battery Heat 1 (Top 5 to A):
1. K-Jason Dukes; 2. 63-Greg Wilson; 3. 2-Kenny Jacobs; 4. 78-Todd Kane; 5. 12G-Caleb Griffith; 6. 5I-John Ivy; 7. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 8. 1A-Matt Lucius; 9. 29-Tony Elliot; 10. 6G-Cody Geldhardt; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker; 12. 16X-Danny Mumaw; . O7-Jeff Banyas;

B&B Products Heat 2 (Top 5 to A):
1. 1X-Randy Hannagan; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 4-Danny Smith; 4. 15K-Chad Kemenah; 5. 8S-Craig Mintz; 6. 37-Cameron Dotson; 7. 71M-Paul May; 8. 98-Mike Lutz; 9. 7M-Todd Hester; 10. 63R-Barry Ruble; 11. 33K-Kyle Patrick; 12. 7B-Bryan Sebetto; . F1-Jon Finsel;

Engler Machine Heat 3 (Top 5 to A):
1. 40-Shane Helms; 2. 2X-Dale Blaney; 3. 8-Bobby Clark; 4. M20-Mike Brect; 5. X-Mark Keegan; 6. 12X-Tim Hunter; 7. 6R-Bill Rose; 8. 98R-Bruce Raubenalt; 9. 3T-Tony Beaber; 10. 22-Jac Haudenschield; 11. 11M-Brandon Martin; 12. 16-Lee Jacobs;

TP Wings Heat 4 (Top 5 to A):
1. 9X-Rob Chaney; 2. 3L-Mike Linder; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 51-Dean Jacobs; 5. 9-Jesse Hockett; 6. 19-Stevie Smith; 7. 46-Ryan Conium; 8. 3-Bob Bennett; 9. 55-Brian Smith; 10. 31-Chuck Wilson; 11. 6X-Mike Dussell; 12. 15M-Jamie Martin;

Haulmark Dash:
1. Kemenah; 2. Keegan 3. D. Smith; 4. D. Jacobs; 5. K. Jacobs; 6. Brecht

Outerwears Pre-filters C - Main (Top 4 to B):
1. 57X-Andrew Palker; 2. 37-Cameron Dotson; 3. 16-Lee Jacobs; 4. 7B-Bryan Sebetto; 5. 1A-Matt Lucius; 6. 6X-Mike Dussell; 7. O7-Jeff Banyas; 8. 16X-Danny Mumaw; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick; 10. 15M-Jamie Martin; 11. 12X-Tim Hunter; 12. 98R-Bruce Raubenalt; 13. 63R-Barry Ruble; 14. 31-Chuck Wilson;

University of Northwestern Ohio B - Main (Top 4 to A):
1. 19-Stevie Smith; 2. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 3. 5I-John Ivy; 4. 22-Jac Haudenschield; 5. 29-Tony Elliot; 6. 6R-Bill Rose; 7. 37-Cameron Dotson; 8. 11M-Brandon Martin; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker; 10. 3-Bob Bennett; 11. 6G-Cody Geldhardt; 12. 46-Ryan Conium; 13. 3T-Tony Beaber; 14. 16-Lee Jacobs; 15. 7B-Bryan Sebetto; 16. 55-Brian Smith; 17. 71M-Paul May; 18. F1-Jon Finsel; 19. 98-Mike Lutz; 20. 7M-Todd Hester;

A - Main (40 Laps) [Starting Position]:
1. 4-Danny Smith[4]; 2. 15K-Chad Kemenah[5]; 3. 19-Stevie Smith[8]; 4. 2X-Dale Blaney[17]; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[9]; 6. X-Mark Keegan[3]; 7. 9-Jesse Hockett[2]; 8. 8S-Craig Mintz[12]; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan[16]; 10. 5I-John Ivy[23]; 11. 63-Greg Wilson[19]; 12. 2-Kenny Jacobs[6]; 13. 8-Bobby Clark[13]; 14. M20-Mike Brect[1]; 15. 22-Jac Haudenschield[7]; 16. 10-David Harrison[20]; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney[18]; 18. 51-Dean Jacobs[10]; 19. 11B-Brock Mayes[22]; 20. 12G-Caleb Griffith[24]; 21. 71M-Paul May[25]; 22. K-Jason Dukes[15]; 23. 40-Shane Helms[21]; 24. 78-Todd Kane[11]; . 3L-Mike Linder[14];

Lap Leaders: Mike Brecht 1-2, Danny Smith 3-30, 36-40, Stevie Smith 31-35.

Coors Light 305 Sprints - 37 Cars
A - Main (25 Laps) [Starting Position]: 1. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo[5]; 3. 3J-Scott Miller[13]; 4. 10-Roger Shammo[1]; 5. 66L-Ryan Lowe[4]; 6. 37Z-Bryan Scott[12]; 7. 8K-Barry Cole[7]; 8. 15-A.J. Sleek[3]; 9. 5D-Willie Keegan[10]; 10. O2-Kevin Lee[14]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 12. 44-Matt Karbler[17]; 13. 15C-Chris Andrews[16]; 14. 72-Daniel Smith[11]; 15. 25P-Mark Pridemore[15]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[20]; 17. 3X-Greg Summit[8]; 18. 29-Chris Lang[19]; 19. 55-Brad Bowman[18]; 20. 21J-Joe Laugherty[9];

The All Stars return to action next Friday night April 22 at Limaland, (OH) and Sat. April 23 at Elroda (OH).

<pre> All Star Sprint Points: 1 Chad Kemenah 408 2 Danny Smith 405 3 Dale Blaney 380 4 Greg Wilson 346 5 Randy Hannagan 341 6 Dean Jacobs 334 7 Rob Chaney 333 8 Jac Haudenschild 331 9 Paul May 329 10 Brock Mayes 328

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Dean Jacobs , Randy Hannagan , Jesse Hockett , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Paul May
Teams Williams