The Bob’s Machine Shop/BMS Engines Dirt Truck feature at Attica Raceway Park last week was a thriller, with Brian Sorg and Dustin Keegan racing side by side nearly the entire 15 laps.
But, it was 11th place starter and Woodville resident Daniel Roepke who charged through the pack and joined the top two in a three truck shoot out the last four laps. Roepke would blast into the lead on the white flag lap and held off Keegan and Sorg for his second win of the season at Attica. It was Roepke’s fifth career victory at the track.
“The harder I drove this thing the better it got. We had engine problems all night and it still wasn’t right, but it got us to the horse track (victory lane) and that’s all that matters,” said Roepke beside his Perkin’s Tree Service/Johnny’s Electric/Vision Quest/Village Inn backed No. 88.
Curt Inks and Brian Sorg paced the field for the 15-lap dirt truck main with Sorg grabbing the lead over Inks, Dustin Keegan, Eric Devanna and Brian Arnold. Keegan would take second on lap two, bringing Devanna to third and Arnold into fourth. The caution would fly on lap three for a stalled Andy Keegan. On the restart, Keegan immediately drove under Sorg as they raced side by side for the lead with Arnold, Devanna, Willie Keegan, Tony Siferd and Roepke in pursuit.
Keegan would grab the lead on lap five with Sorg continuing to race to his inside with Arnold racing on their rear bumpers. The top three would continue to put on a great show until the caution flew on lap 9 for Todd Keegan who got hung up in turn four. When the green came back out Keegan, Sorg and Arnold continued to wage their terrific battle with Roepke closing. Roepke would take third on lap 11 and he would then join the tremendous race for the lead. Keegan, Sorg and Roepke would literally race lap after lap within inches of one another as Roepke took second on lap 13 and then drove into the lead as the white flag flew.
Roepke would hold off Keegan and Sorg on the final lap for the win with Willie Keegan and Brian Arnold rounding out the top five.