Haulmark All Star Sprint Results - Attica Raceway Park - Sat. 4/12/03 By Scott Hall ATTICA, OH - Despite losing his brakes at the end of the race, Greg Wilson held off Dale Blaney and Chad Kemenah Saturday night at Attica Raceway Park to win the Haulmark All Star sprint car 40 lap Coor's Spring Nationals feature. Wilson's first win of the year was worth $6,000 in Bob Hampshire's No. 63. Despite a frigid wind blowing all evening long, the hot on-track action kept the large crowd warm and on the edge of their seats as Blaney and Kemenah put on quite a battle for second.
"Hamp's got the race car working great here," Wilson complimented his car owner from victory lane. "That was the most nerve wracking 40 laps ever. I saw Chad duck under me, he's the guy to beat right now. They're the team to beat. To come out of here with a win is just great. At about five laps to go I lost my brakes but I knew if I got by a couple of lapped cars I could roll the top nice and be alright." Wilson's Maxim is sponsored by Barfield's Gift Fruits, Lima Auto Mall and Hampshire Racing Engines.
Wilson was on the pole at the start with Brandon Wimmer alongside. Paul McMahan and Rob Chaney gridded in row two with All Star points leader Chad Kemenah and Blaney in row three. Wilson jumped out into a nice lead at the drop of the green, utilizing Attica's outer groove with Chaney tucking in behind. Wimmer executed a 360 degree spin on lap two, dropping from fourth to tenth as everyone avoided him and he kept going. When Mark Keegan and John Ivy collided on lap six for the first caution, the running order was Wilson, Blaney, Kemenah, Chaney and McMahan.
Wilson then stretched out his lead again until he was slowed by lapped cars, allowing Blaney to close on his bumper on lap 13. But Blaney's challenge was blocked by the lapped cars, allowing Wilson to again pull away. Wilson survived a scare on lap 19 when lapping Ben Rutan, who slid right in front of the leader, but Wilson emerged unscathed and kept right on leading the race. With a dozen laps remaining, Kemenah finally wrestled second from Blaney and got alongside the leader. Wilson was in the high groove and Kemenah low, but Wilson had enough momentum to retain the lead. This action went on for three laps, with lapped traffic playing a part as neither of the leaders had a clear track. With four to go, Blaney got past Kemenah for second and had one shot at Wilson, but lapped cars again blocked his path.
At the checkered it was Wilson by three car lengths over Blaney, who was a car length ahead of Kemenah. McMahan ended up fourth with seventh starting Byron Reed fifth. Chaney rolled home sixth ahead of 10th starting Stevie Smith, Jason Johnson, Dean Jacobs and Kenny Jacobs.
"We got up to second but the traffic fell Greg's way," Blaney said after finishing second. "We went to the bottom but I messed up and needed to get my wing back a little more."
"I think we had a first place car," Kemenah lamented after finishing third. "We just kind of got bottled up in lapped traffic a bit and Greg snuck through."
The Crown Battery heat fell to Jason Johnson, the B&B Products heat went to Kemenah, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Rob Chaney and the TP Wings heat fell to Dean Jacobs. Lee Jacobs got pinched off the top of turn on at the start of his heat race, resulting in a flip. Brandon Martin also flipped in heat two as did Phil Gressman in heat four. Neither were injured.
Ryan Coniam won the Outerwears Pre-filters C Main and Stevie Smith won the United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main. Wilson captured the Haulmark Dash and Dale Blaney was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier. Jeff McCoy won the limited late model main.
Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Dale Blaney, Andrews 72b, 12.208; 2. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 12.238; 3. Rob Chaney, SC Racing 9x, 12.253; 4. Paul McMahan, Miller 2, 12.299; 5. Brandon Wimmer, Wimmer 7tw, 12.328; 6. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 12.342; 7. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.427; 8. Phil Gressman, Holbrook 8H, 12.565; 9. Lee Jacobs, Jacobs 2, 12.591; 10. Bill Rose, Rose 6B, 12.615; 11. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 12.618; 12. Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 12.625; 13. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 12.651; 14. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick 92, 12.691; 15. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 12.707; 16. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 12.836; 17. Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 12.846; 18. David Harrison, Ludwig 10, 12.863; 19. Ben Rutan, Fisher Bros. 75, 12.918; 20. Shawn Chaney, Chaney 27c, 12.940; 21. Ricky Ferkel, Ferkel 0, 12.987; 22. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 12.990; 23. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 13.029; 24. Hud Horton, Mossbarger 80 , 13.051; 25. Craig Keel, Pottorff 9, 13.197; 26. Rodney Morgan, Morgan 21, 13.310; 27. Andrew Palker, Palker 57x, 13.322; 28. Andy James, James 72, 13.352; 29. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11, 13.403; 30. Tim Hunter, Hunter 2H, 13.443; 31. Jimmy Hawley, Grove 70, 13.452; 32. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 13.493; 33. Tony Beaber, Toth 3T, 13.505; 34. Craig Mintz, Sabo 8s, 13.560; 35. Kevin Briscoe, Briscoe 5x, 13.676; 36. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 13.705; 37. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 13.706; 38. Scott Kraylek, Kirian 21, 13.758; 39. Jody Keegan, Keegan 60, 13.764; 40. Jason Courtney, Courtney 9c, 13.885; 41. Mike Linder, James 3, 14.138; 42. Brandon Martin, Martin 11m, 14.343; 43. Marty Ling, Ling 26, 14.580; 44. Tim Aldrich, Aldrich 58, 14.770; 45. Matt Lucius, Lucius & Ludwig 1a, 15.043; 46. Scott Euler, Euler 27, 15.139; 47. Alvin Roepke, Roepke/Ford 99, 17.294.
Crown Battery Heat (10 laps): 1. Johnson 2. Blaney 3. K. Jacobs 4. Keel 5. Wimmer 6. Ferkel 7. Mayes 8. Coniam 9. Beaber 10. Linder 11. Lucius 12. L. Jacobs.
B&B Products Heat (10 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Harrison 3. M. Keegan 4. Wilson 5. Mintz 6. Morgan 7. Neumeister 8. Kraylek 9. Euler 10. Rose 11. Hunter 12. Martin.
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (10 laps): 1. R. Chaney 2. Kinser 3. D. Smith 4. Reed 5. Rutan 6. S. Smith 7. Hawley 8. Briscoe 9. Roepke 10. Palker 11. Ling 12. J. Keegan.
TP Wings Heat (10 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Ivy 3. McMahan 4. S. Chaney 5. Horton 6. Robenalt 7. James 8. Ruble 9. Courtney 10. Aldrich 11. Gressman.
Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Wilson 2. McMahan 3. Blaney 4. Reed 5. R. Chaney 6. Kemenah.
Outerwears Pre-filters C Main (12 laps): 1. Coniam 2. Courtney 3. Roepke 4. J. Keegan 5. Linder 6. Ling 7. Kraylek 8. Aldrich 9. Euler 10. Lucius.
United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main (15 laps): 1. S. Smith 2. Gressman 3. L. Jacobs 4. Coniam 5. Rose 6. Mayes 7. Roepke 8. Palker 9. Beaber 10. Ferkel 11. Hawley 12. J. Keegan 13. Ruble 14. Neumeister 15. Briscoe 16. Morgan 17. Courtney 18. Robenalt 19. James. Haulmark
A Main (40 laps): 1. Greg Wilson 2. Dale Blaney 3. Chad Kemenah 4. Paul McMahan 5. Byron Reed 6. Rob Chaney 7. Stevie Smith 8. Jason Johnson 9. Dean Jacobs 10. Kenny Jacobs 11. Danny Smith 12. Ryan Coniam 13. Craig Keel 14. Ben Rutan 15. Lee Jacobs 16. Phil Gressman 17. Brandon Wimmer 18. David Harrison 19. John Ivy 20. Shawn Chaney 21. Hud Horton 22. Kelly Kinser 23. Craig Mintz 24. Mark Keegan.
Lap Leaders: Greg Wilson 1-40.