All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results - Attica (OH) Raceway Park, Sat. 7/04/98 - Contact Scott Hall ATTICA, OH - Dean Jacobs has a lot of experience at Attica Raceway Park, and that experience paid off to the tune of $10,000 in the All Star...
All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results - Attica (OH) Raceway Park, Sat. 7/04/98 - Contact Scott Hall
ATTICA, OH - Dean Jacobs has a lot of experience at Attica Raceway Park, and that experience paid off to the tune of $10,000 in the All Star sprint 30-lap 16th annual Ohio Speedweek finale Saturday night at Attica Raceway Park. The win was Dean’s fourth of the season and came over Keith Kauffman and Kenny Jacobs. Frankie Kerr captured the Ohio Speedweek points title with his fourth place finish.
"Gene (Frankhart) did a fantastic job with the racetrack tonight. It couldn’t have been any faster," Jacobs said. "You could move up or down and all over the race track. I was getting a little bit loose at the end so that’s why I went to the bottom." The winning machine is owned by Denny Ashworth, uses a Schnee Chassis, Kriner-Chevrolet power and rode Goodyear tires. Randy and Aaron Hammer prepare the car.
Kauffman'’s second place came aboard the Warren Johnson United Expressline Doemelt wrenched by Mike Cool. "I got up to Dean," Kauffman said. "But I didn’t know how many laps were left. You just have to run hard until you think the race is over. We were close, but got second, and that'’sall that counts. We just ran out of laps."
"I just got held up a couple of different times, and got racing Keith too hard," K. Jacobs said. "And before I knew it Dean was up in front of us. It just wasn'’t my night."
An invert of eight for the start put Brian Paulus on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole in the P&P Racing Maxim with Kerr alongside. Row two saw Kauffman inside D. Jacobs, with Joey Saldana and Butch Schroeder comprising row three. Chad Kemenah and K. Jacobs gridded on row four. Paulus took off on the drop of the green, running the high groove to lead the first nine circuits, slowed three for a dropped down front wing by Johnathan Stevens and a pair of Judi Bates spins.
Dean Jacobs ran second behind Paulus, and challenged for several laps until dropping low in three and four and passing to gain the lead, only to have the move nullified by Bates’ second spin. Jacobs used a nice high groove pass on lap ten exiting turn four to take over the top spot for good from Paulus. The order was now D. Jacobs, Paulus, Kauffman, Schroeder and Kerr. Paulus and Kauffman battled side-by-side for two laps until Kauffman took over second on lap 12. Schroeder was closing on Paulus, and made the pass for third on lap 16. But on lap 17, Schroeder was trying to slice through lapped traffic and ran into Stevens, sending both flipping. Saldana and Paulus were also involved. Saldana changed a flat and returned to action and Paulus was able to continue also.
When the green replaced the red, D. Jacobs pulled away from the pack. K. Jacobs caught and passed Kerr for third at the half-way point making the order D. Jacobs, Kauffman, K. Jacobs, Kerr and Huntley. Jacobs pulled out to a half straightaway lead until he hit lapped traffic again, but he moved past the lapped machines with ease and maintained the lead. With eight laps to go, K. Jacobs caught up to Kauffman and tried to make a move for second, but lapped cars would not let him get by.
D. Jacobs moved from the top groove to the lower groove near the end because he thought someone was beginning to challenge him, but he prevailed and finished several car lengths ahead of Kauffman for the win. Kerr was fourth in the Stan Shoff Eagle, with Huntley a consistent fifth in the Peterbilt Doemelt owned by Rick Daugherty. Randy Kinser was sixth, followed by Kelly Kinser, Mark Keegan, who started 14th, Rodney Duncan and Rob Chaney.
The United Expressline heat fell to Duncan, the Southwest Expressline heat to Van Gurley, Jr., the Southwest Glass heat was won by Rocky Hodges and the United Specialties heat went to Kevin Huntley. Kauffman won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with Kelly Kinser the United Expressline B Main winner. Fast time for K. Jacobs was worth $500 from Ramsey Trucking and a new Weld Wheel. Todd Kane flipped Bob Hampshire’s new Maxim in his heat, but he was okay. In the limited late model main, ageless Art Ball defeated Jim Gingery, John Mayes, Mark Steinmetz and Steve Sabo.
Time Trials: 1. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 11.597; 2. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 11.733; 3. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17, 11.846; 4. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 12.036; 5. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 12.117; 6. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 12.153; 7. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 12.191; 8. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 12.195; 9. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 12.195; 10. Scott Miller, Miller 5m, 12.275; 11. Johnathan Stevens, Stevens 4j, 12.280; 12. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 12.314; 13. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 12.409; 14. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 12.422; 15. Mark Keegan, Keegan X, 12.466; 16. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 12.475; 17. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 12.546; 18. Van Gurley, Jr., Bible 22, 12.553; 19. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8, 12.579; 20. Dwain Leiber, Leiber 62, 12.591; 21. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 12.610; 22. Todd Kelley, Kelley 21k, 12.632; 23. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 12.662; 24. Landon Stover, Melick 2m, 12.684; 25. Jimmy Stinson, Brown 99, 12.692; 26. John Wisbon, Wisbon 5w, 12.694; 27. Alvin Roepke, R&F 99, 12.748; 28. Greg Wilson, Davis 99, 12.760; 29. Cub Burden, Burden 6c, 12.828; 30. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, 12.829; 31. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 12.916; 32. John Hydenreich, Savoy 96, 12.959; 33. John Ivy, Bogner 5I, 12.966; 34. Bobby Allen, Pell 1a, 12.967; 35. Tim Kern, Hay 28, 12.980; 36. Todd Kane, Hampshire 63, 13.017; 37. John Hawk, Nickles 31, 13.028; 38. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8T, 13.067; 39. Bob Distel, Distel 4d, 13.189; 40. Scott Jones, Jones 8J, 14.192; 41. Todd Kane, Kane 78, NT.
United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Duncan 2. R. Kinser 3. D. Jacobs 4. Fisher 5. K. Jacobs 6. K. Kinser 7. Stinson 8. Burden 9. Ivy 10. Hawk. Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Gurley 2. Kauffman 3. Chaney 4. Kemenah 5. Kelley 6. Bates 7. Wisbon 8. Teeple 9. Allen 10. Miller. Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. Hodges 2. Keegan 3. Kerr 4. Schroeder 5. Stevens 6. Roepke 7. Neumeister 8. Kern 9. Distel 10. Smith. United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. Huntley 2. Saldana 3. Leiber 4. Wilson 5. Paulus 6. Stover 7. Hydenreich 8. Nier 9. Jones 10. Kane. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. Kauffman 2. Saldana 3. Kerr 4. K. Jacobs 5. D. Jacobs 6. Kemenah.
United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. K. Kinser 2. Stover 3. Bates 4. Ivy 5. Kane 6. Neumeister 7. Kern 8. Wisbon 9. Smith 10. Jones 11. Distel 12. Miller 13. Burden 14. Stinson 15. Roepke 16. Hydenreich 17. Teeple.
A Main (40 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Kauffman 3. K. Jacobs 4. Kerr 5. Huntley 6. R. Kinser 7. K. Kinser 8. Keegan 9. Duncan 10. Chaney 11. Gurley 12. Paulus 13. Saldana 14. Fisher 15. Hodges 16. Ivy 17. Stover 18. Kemenah 19. Leiber 20. Schroeder 21. Wilson 22. Kelley 23. Bates 24. Stevens. All Star Points: 1. Kenny Jacobs 2789; 2. Joey Saldana 2768; 3. Frankie Kerr 2709; 4. Keith Kauffman 2580; 5. Dean Jacobs 2550; 6. Scott Jones 1990; 7. Brian Smith 1918; 8. Kevin Huntley 1574; 9. Judi Bates 1542; 10. Sarah Fisher 1013.
OHIO SPEEDWEEK FINAL POINTS: 1. Frankie Kerr 583; 2. Kenny Jacobs 575; 3. Keith Kauffman 565; 4. Joey Saldana 564; 5. Chad Kemenah 545; 6. Dean Jacobs 543; 7. Kevin Huntley 533; 8. John Ivy 516; 9. Tim Kern 467; 10. Kelly Kinser 449.