Attica report 96-07-18

UNITED EXPRESSLINE ALL STAR SPRINT RESULTS - THURS. 7/18/96 ATTICA RACEWAY PARK - ATTICA, OHIO ATTICA, OH - Dale Blaney drove the Tim Hughes J&J chassis with Davey=20 Brown Sr.-Chevy power to an eight second victory in the seventh ...

UNITED EXPRESSLINE ALL STAR SPRINT RESULTS - THURS. 7/18/96 ATTICA RACEWAY PARK - ATTICA, OHIO

ATTICA, OH - Dale Blaney drove the Tim Hughes J&J chassis with Davey=20 Brown Sr.-Chevy power to an eight second victory in the seventh annual=20 Brad Doty Classic Thursday night at Attica Raceway Park. Blaney took home= =20 $5,000 for the United Expressline All Star sprint feature victory,=20 sponsored by Kear=92s Speed Shop. Blaney thanked car owners Tim & Jean Hughes and mechanic Davey Brown=20 for really getting his car working for the main event after having engine= =20 problems in his heat and qualifying for the main by finishing second in=20 the B main. For Blaney, it was his 15th win of =9296 in All Star=20 competition, his second Attica win of the season and fourth career win at= =20 the one-third mile oval. Danny Smith, aboard the Ken Bodkins Jenkins chassis took the point at=20 the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap main event from the outside pole= =20 starting spot. Byron Reed flipped in turn two bringing out a red with one= =20 lap in the books. On the restart, Smith bolted out to a huge lead for the= =20 initial ten rounds. Blaney, who started seventh, moved into the runner-up= =20 spot on lap nine using an inside move coming off turn two to pass Daniel=20 Coggeshell. Blaney chased down Smith by lap 13, and the duo raced side-by-side for= =20 seven straight laps. At the halfway mark, Smith jumped the cushion exitin= g=20 corner two giving an opening to Blaney. Blaney rode the middle groove the= =20 final 20 rounds for an easy victory. Smith scored second at the checkered flag while Kevin Huntley passed=20 three cars on the white flag lap to steal third for the Warren Johnson=20 United Expresslines team. Coggeshell was fourth in his Viper, with Butch=20 Schroeder=92s Gambler fifth. Frankie Kerr in the Stan Shoff J&J, Tim Shaf= fer=20 in the J&M Cook and Jeff Shepard aboard the Wahlie Motorsports Maxim were= =20 next. Kelly Kinser came back from an early spin in his Stealth for ninth=20 ahead of Van Gurley Jr=92s. Maxim. Kerr posted fast time of 12.403 seconds over the 32 car field. Scott=20 Miller took the Southwest Expresslines heat, Craig Dollansky the=20 ButlerBuilt heat and Mike Lutz in the Reidling No. 50 and Reed won the=20 other two heats. Schroeder won the Outerwears Pre-filters B main and=20 Blaney copped the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash. All Star Bo-Link rooki= e=20 of the year contender Jeremy Minton flipped end over end six times down=20 the front chute during the first lap of the B Main but was uninjured. With the victory, Blaney took over the top spot in the Attica=20 Frigidaire Pro Series point standings that pays $5,000 to win. He leads=20 with 440 over Kerr=92s 422, Kinser=92s 402, Huntley at 400 and Smith=92s = 368.=20 Mike Linder scored his fourth econo sprint win over Jim Dayton, Mark=20 Lang, Joe Armbruster and Dusty Rodawalt,

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Series Sprint
Drivers Warren Johnson , Craig Dollansky