By Brian Liskai
(Attica, OH) Attica Raceway Park will kick off the 30th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday, June 22nd on Ohio Caterpillar/ Kistler Engines Night.
Speedweek features nine straight nights of racing across the Buckeye State with each night paying the feature winner $5,000 with the exception of the finale on June 30rh at Fremont Speedway, which pays $10,000 to win.
The Friday Speedweek opener at Attica marks the 96th visit of the UNOH All Stars at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue since the track opened in 1988.
As an incentive for the tough weekly competitors at Attica, the track has put up some bonus incentives. Kistler Engines is offering a $1,000 bonus to the feature winner if that driver is using a Kistler power plant. And, Attica Raceway Park is adding a $1,000 bonus if the winning driver is in the track’s top 10 in points after the June 15th Mid-Season Championship event.
So far this season there have only been three 410 sprint winners at Attica – Craig Mintz has 3 wins as does three-time All Star champion and current series point leader Dale Blaney. Bryan Sebetto has the only other victory in 2012.
Gates will open Friday, June 22nd at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m. at Attica. The Summit Racing Equipmnet UMP DIRTcar Late Models will also be in competition for $1,000 to win.
Tickets are $22 for adults ($20 for senior citizens); $10 for teens ages 11-15; and kids 10 and under get in free. Pit passes will be $30 each.
30th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Schedule:
Friday, June 22 – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, June 23 – Waynesfield Raceway Park
Sunday, June 24 – Cannonball Motor Speedway
Monday, June 25 – NAPA AUTO PARTS Wayne County Speedway
Tuesday, June 26 – Sharon Speedway
Wednesday, June 27 – Fremont Speedway
Thursday, June 28 – Hilltop Speedway
Friday, June 29 – Limaland Motorsports Park
Saturday, June 30 – Fremont Speedway (July 1st rain date)
For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.allstarsprint.com.