Haulmark All Star Sprint Results
- Attica Raceway Park- Sat. 4/16/05 By Brian Liskai - 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
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.
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
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; 2. 15K-Chad Kemenah; 3. 19-Stevie Smith;
4. 2X-Dale Blaney; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 6. X-Mark Keegan; 7.
9-Jesse Hockett; 8. 8S-Craig Mintz; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan; 10.
5I-John Ivy; 11. 63-Greg Wilson; 12. 2-Kenny Jacobs; 13. 8-Bobby
Clark; 14. M20-Mike Brect; 15. 22-Jac Haudenschield; 16. 10-David
Harrison; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney; 18. 51-Dean Jacobs; 19. 11B-Brock
Mayes; 20. 12G-Caleb Griffith; 21. 71M-Paul May; 22. K-Jason
Dukes; 23. 40-Shane Helms; 24. 78-Todd Kane; . 3L-Mike Linder;
Lap Leaders: Mike Brecht 1-2,
Danny Smith 3-30, 36-40, Stevie Smith 31-35.
The All Stars return to action
next Friday night April 22 at Limaland, (OH) and Sat. April 23 at Elroda