ALLSTAR: Attica Speedweek results

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results - Attica Raceway Park By Scott Hall ATTICA, OH - Sun. 6/25/00 - Jeff Shepard used a late race charge to pass Frankie Kerr for the win Sunday night at Attica Raceway Park in the All Star sprint 30-lap...

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results - Attica Raceway Park
By Scott Hall

ATTICA, OH - Sun. 6/25/00 - Jeff Shepard used a late race charge to pass Frankie Kerr for the win Sunday night at Attica Raceway Park in the All Star sprint 30-lap opening feature of the 18th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The $5,000 to win race was run in front of a standing room only crowd and it was Shepard's first All Star win of the season in Les and Lynda Stewart's Kriner-Chevrolet powered Eagle riding on Hoosier Tires. Todd Gracey started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Kerr alongside. Gracey led the first 23 laps until Kerr got by with a high move going down the backstretch on lap 24. Then Shepard, who was running third after starting fifth also went high to take second from Gracey. Lap 25 saw fifth place Kelly Kinser execute a 360 degree spin, dropping him back to ninth as he kept moving. Kerr looked like he had the race in the bag, but Shepard never gave up, as he moved high after seeing Kerr use the high groove. Coming down to take the white flag, Shepard dove under Kerr in turn four and drifted up in front of him to lead at the flagstand. Kerr re-passed Shepard in the middle of the backstretch, but Shepard pulled ahead in turns three and four to grab the narrow victory as the crowd roared their approval. "He went real good around the top," Shepard said of Kerr. "I was trying to get around the 25 (Gracey) on the bottom and I saw him (Kerr) go around the top and I said 'Oh No' so I went to the top and followed him around a couple of laps. So I went back to the bottom and I got underneath him and slid up and took his line, then he took my line and it was just a heck of a race." Shepard credited his new crew chief, Dean "Bonzai" Bruns and the rest of the crew for their hard work tonight. "I love this place," Shepard concluded. Kerr, aboard Stan Shoff's J&J, also on Hoosiers, finished second. "I was getting a little loose, I just tried to go as fast as I could in my line, I tried the bottom and I wasn't very good," Kerr revealed. "Maybe I should have tried to block him, I tried to use momentum to get a victory." Third starting Duncan finished in that same spot in the Harrison Trucking machine. "I was having a lot of fun watching those guys bang around," Duncan recalled. "I thought we might win by default there for a second. We need long green lap runs, it seemed like the longer we went the better my car got locked down to the track," the All Star points leader concluded. Gracey held on for third, disappointed after leading the most laps. Kenny Jacobs, who ran strong in the mid portion of the race, was fifth with ninth starter Jimmy Hawley sixth. Chad Kemenah finished seventh, winning the Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven award. In eighth, Greg Wilson captured the TW Metals nightly cash bonus after starting 15th. Kinser came back for ninth and Mark Keegan, who started fourth, finished tenth. The $100 to win heats went to Greg Wilson, Kevin Huntley, Jimmy Hawley and Jim Nier. Kemenah won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main. Kinser captured the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash and Jack Hewitt won the C main. Fast time was worth $300 from Ramsey Trucking for Kenny Jacobs. The $5,000 Baumann Automotive 15th or greater starting bonus was also in effect, but again went unclaimed. In the limited late model main, it was Mike Marteney coming home the winner over Larry Kingseed, Steve Sabo, Jim Gingery and Dale Aikman. {TB} Time Trials: 1. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6, 11.437; 2. Jeff Shepard, Double L 4J, 11.948; 3. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick 92, 11.982; 4. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 12.001; 5. Jason Statler, Statler 00, 12.095; 6. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 12.148; 7. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 12.155; 8. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 12.176; 9. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 12.181; 10. Butch Schroeder, Daugherty 7, 12.186; 11. Jimmy Hawley, Crawford C3, 12.232; 12. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 12.242; 13. Boston Reid, Keppel 9, 12.265; 14. Alvin Roepke, Ford 99, 12.271; 15. Eric Rankine, Sabo 8s, 12.313; 16. Danny Smith, Baker 4, 12.333; 17. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 12.351; 18. Jody Keegan, Keegan K60, 12.454; 19. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 12.473; 20. Eric Hysong, Andrews 72, 12.477; 21. Jason Dukes, DHP 3, 12.511; 22. Kevin Huntley, Ashworth 92, 12.517; 23. Paul Weaver, Nickles 31, 12.559; 24. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 12.633; 25. Mike Brecht, Seeling 97, 12.672; 26. Rob Chaney, Courtad 9x, 12.738; 27. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 12.792; 28. Phil Gressman, Reidling 9, 12.806; 29. Marty Ling, Best 47, 12.848; 30. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.929; 31. Calvin Landis, Landis 70, 12.939; 32. Daryl Stimeling, Stimeling 30, 12.940; 33. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63, 13.083; 34. David Harrison, Harrison 44, 13.400; 35. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8T, 13.420; 36. Kent Wolters, Wolters 12, 13.461; 37. Craig McGuire, Pullins 29, 13.492; 38. Jack Hewitt, BWB 16, 13.576; 39. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 13.634; 40. Joe McEwen, McEwen 44, 13.714; 41. Scott Miller, Brown 99, 13.788; 42. Steve Suever, Suever 36s, 13.854; 43. Dick Liskai, Liskai 6L, 13.864; 44. Jamie McKinney, Momentum 95, 13.877; 45. Kerry Jones, Petersen 1NZ, 13.958; 46. Richard Cox, Cox 13, 13.973; 47. Trent Walter, Walter 27, 14.405; 48. Norton Southard, Southard 00, 15.053; 49. Keith Baxter, Baxter 1B, NT. Heat (10 laps): 1. Wilson 2. Reid 3. Jacobs 4. Dukes 5. Ivy 6. Statler 7. Miller 8. Ruble 9. Brecht 10. Jones 11. Ling 12. McGuire. Heat (10 laps): 1. Huntley 2. Shepard 3. Schroeder 4. Kerr 5. Ropeke 6. J. Keegan 7. Cox 8. Reed 9. Chaney 10. Suever 11. Hewitt 12. Harrison. Heat (10 laps): 1. Hawley 2. Hull 3. Weaver 4. Rankine 5. Teeple 6. Landis 7. Liskai 8. Gracey 9. Robenalt 10. Walter 11. M. Keegan 12. Neumeister. Heat (10 laps): 1. Nier 2. Kinser 3. Duncan 4. Hysong 5. Gressman 6. Kemenah 7. Stimeling 8. McKinney 9. Wolters 10. Smith 11. McEwen 12. Southard. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. Kinser 2. Jacobs 3. Hawley 4. Duncan 5. Schroeder 6. Kerr. C Main (10 laps): 1. Hewitt 2. Miller 3. Suever 4. McEwen 5. Jones 6. Liskai 7. McGuire 8. Southard 9. Walter 10. Cox 11. McKinney 12. Robenalt. Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main (12 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Keegan 3. Smith 4. Gracey 5. Chaney 6. Harrison 7. Reed 8. Stimeling 9. Brecht 10. Landis 11. Ruble 12. Wolters 13. Statler 14. McEwen 15. Hewitt 16. Suever 17. Miller 18. J. Keegan 19. Neumeister 20. Ling. A Main (30 laps): 1. Jeff Shepard 2. Frankie Kerr 3. Rodney Duncan 4. Todd Gracey 5. Kenny Jacobs 6. Jimmy Hawley 7. Chad Kemenah 8. Greg Wilson 9. Kelly Kinser 10. Mark Keegan 11. Jerrod Hull 12. Jim Nier 13. Alvin Roepke 14. Phil Gressman 15. Rob Chaney 16. Butch Schroeder 17. Boston Reid 18. Kevin Huntley 19. Paul Weaver 20. Jason Dukes 21. Eric Hysong 22. Bob Teeple 23. Eric Rankine 24. Danny Smith. All Star Sprint Points: 1. Rodney Duncan 1392; 2. Frankie Kerr 1344; 3. Kenny Jacobs 1323; 4. Jerrod Hull 1180; 5. Todd Gracey 1169; 6. Kelly Kinser 1011; 7. Chad Kemenah 958; 8. Daryl Stimeling 876; 9. Byron Reed 778; 10. Greg Wilson 591. -www.allstarsprint.com-

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Series Sprint
Drivers Jack Hewitt , Kenny Jacobs , Boston Reid , Greg Wil , Chad Kemenah , Jason Statler