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The 2014 racing season is being dubbed “The Salute to the King.” Steve Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Champion, has announced this will be his last year on the tour. Race fans in the region can pay tribute to “The King” at Attica Raceway Park when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series comes to do battle on Friday, May 30th.
Fans can reserve their seats for the World of Outlaws event at Attica now. Reserve seats are $32 (cash or check) or $34 with credit card. When “The Greatest Show on Dirt” comes to “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant the top six rows in the middle grandstands – sections D, E. F and G – are for reserved seating. Call ARP Director of Operations Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606 to reserve your seats now.
Kinser, piloting the Tony Stewart Racing No. 11, will battle with 2013 WoO champion Daryn Pittman (aboard the Kasey Kahne No. 9), Joey Saldana, five-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz who recorded 23 victories last year, Paul McMahan, Craig Dollansky, Sammy Swindell and more. Attica’s tough weekly competitors like Byron Reed, Craig Mintz, Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Travis Philo, Brian Lay, D.J. Foos and a host of regional stars like Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Chad Kemenah and more will sure to challenge the touring stars.
Again, race fans can reserve their seats now for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Attica Raceway Park set for Friday, May 30th by calling Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606. Reserved seats – the top 6 rows in the middle grandstands, sections D,E,F and G – are $32 (cash or check) or $35 if using a credit card.
Attica Raceway Park – Ohio’s Finest Racing speedplant – will kick off its 26th anniversary season on Friday, March 28th with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 winged sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, and Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints.
The 2014 schedule includes 22 events from March through August and will bring in some of the biggest names in sprint car and late model racing. Highlighting the schedule will be the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Friday, May 30th with the Kistler Engines Classic paying $10,000 to win. Back for its second season will be the season-finale – a two-day affair featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions and the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Friday and Saturday, August 29th and 30th. The Lucas Oil Late Models will battle for $10,000 to win on Friday with the UNOH All Stars vying for $5,000 to win on Saturday for the Attica Ambush weekend.
The UNOH All Stars will make five appearances at Attica in 2014 including the traditional HD Supply Spring Nationals, Friday and Saturday April 4th and 5th. Saturday’s finale will pay the feature winner $10,000. Besides the Attica Ambush at the end of the season, the All Stars will kick off the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Attica on Friday, June 20th.
The Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service will battle at Attica in 9 events in 2014 including the May 16th Eric Phillips Anniversary Classic and the July 18th event – each paying $3,000 to win.
Not taking a backseat to the sprints, the UMP late models will have several must-see events at Attica in 2014. Attica Raceway Park and the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway are teaming up for an 8-race challenge series – 4 events at each track. Attica will play host to the Super Late Model Challenge Series on May 2nd, June 20th, July 11th and Aug. 30th. Each event will pay $1,500 to win and $200 to start the feature event.
The popular Sunoco American Late Model Series will battle at Attica on Friday, April 18th.
The popular DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour will pay a visit to Attica on Central Ohio Farmers/Summit Racing Equipment Night, Friday, July 18th. The UMP Modifieds will also be part of the Hell Tour. And some of the best late model drivers in the world will help wrap up Attica’s season when the Lucas Oil Late Model Series comes to town on Detroit Chocolat Night, Friday, Aug. 29th for $10,000 to win.
Attica’s 2014 schedule also includes several key events for the 305 sprints including 5 JLH General Contractor FAST races. The 305 Engine Builders’ Challenge presented by Gressman Powersports and Level Performance will pay the feature winner $1,200 on Friday, July 11th.
The Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks will also compete in 11 events at Attica in 2014.
Attica has also scheduled special events for the younger race fans. Each week a bicycle will be given away to one lucky child. Also, the Junior Fan Club member of the week will give the “command” to start the races each week and will receive a t-shirt, picture and ride in the Baumann Auto Group Pace Truck. Attica will also pay tribute to all area scouts on Friday, May 9th – every scout and scout leader who wears their uniform to the races will get in free.
And, for one of the best “bang for your buck” events of the season, Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, July 4th will include $10 general admission, $1 hot dogs, 50-cent popcorn, a free souvenir race program and open pits before the races for autographs and pictures.
“Our staff is committed to putting on an entertaining and efficient show and we are pumped up for what 2014 has to offer the fantastic race teams and fans that come to Attica from all over the Midwest,” said Rex LeJeune, Attica Raceway Park Operations Director.
Race fans are encouraged to follow Attica Raceway Park on Twitter and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook. All the exciting information can be found at www.atticaracewaypark.com.
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