ATTICA, Ohio — Stuart Brubaker ventured west a few weeks ago to race his 410 sprint car because Ohio’s rules would not let tracks open. While he didn’t bring home a victory, he did bring back knowledge to help him go faster.
It paid off in a big way Friday as Attica Raceway Park opened the season to a packed pits but no fans. Brubaker, the track’s 2018 champion, held off several challenges early from Caleb Griffith late in the race from Trey Jacobs to score his eighth career victory on Integrity Auto and Truck Sales Night.
“Lapped traffic was difficult. We had this thing full of fuel and it would get into the corner and dirty air and it wanted to shove across,” Brubaker said. “I saw Caleb coming and I had to sit back up in the seat and work. I have to thank Chad and Ron and my girlfriend Teresa and Benji and all these guys and all my sponsors.
“We went out west and didn’t have a bad showing but we definitely learned a lot on the car and came back here and applied that and here we are.”
Brubaker drove his No. 35 to a convincing victory with Jacobs, Griffth, Buddy Kofoid and Brandon Spithaler rounding out the top five.
It was “checkers or wreckers” for Logan Arntz in the late model feature. The Vestaburg, Mich. driver battled with former Attica champion Matt Irey the last half of the feature and the two were door to door coming to the checkers with Arntz claiming his first career track feature win by .049 seconds.
“I saw the number 36 behind me on the scoreboard on that second restart (with five laps to go) and I knew I would have my hands full. We don’t get to race here much but I always enjoy the competition here. This is just awesome to get my first win at Attica,” said Artnz.
Seth Schneider avoided near disaster to score his first ever 305 sprint feature win at Attica, leading all 25 laps.
“We finally got the monkey off our backs. The track was difficult…you had to pick your line carefully. It about bit me in turn two and I had to adjust. Scott Gressman builds a hell of a motor and we switched to Mach 1 Chassis and it has made a world of difference,” said Schneider.
1 #35 Stuart Brubaker 2 #3J Trey Jacobs 3 #33W Caleb Griffith 4 #11N Buddy Kofoid 5 #22S Brandon Spithaler 6 #5T Travis Philo 7 #15K Chad Kemenah 8 #71H Ryan Ruhl 9 #4 Cap Henry 10 #22 Cole Duncan 11 #25M Chris Andrews 12 #3C Cale Conley 13 #1 Nate Dussel 14 #19R Jordan Ryan 15 #21 Brinton Marvel 16 #27Z Zane DeVault 17 #16 DJ Foos 18 #12 Corbin Gurley 19 #20B Cody Bova 20 #7 Dylan Kingan 21 #19P Paige Polyak 22 #28 Tim Shaffer 23 #81 Lee Jacobs 24 #59 Bryan Nuckles