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Tim Shaffer Wins All-Stars ‘Attica Ambush’ Opener

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Paul Arch

ATTICA, OHIO (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Tim Shaffer led wire-to-wire to win the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 ‘Attica Ambush’ opener Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Shaffer, an Aliquippa native known as the “Steel City Outlaw”, led all 40-circuits en route to his 67th All Star Circuit of Champions victory of his illustrious career.  Shaffer is now an eight-time Series winner at Attica Raceway Park which ties him with Frankie Kerr for second on the all-time Attica All Star win list.

“It’s been a while. I haven’t run with the Series steady, but we’re just out here building a team,” said Shaffer. “We can only run a limited schedule so we have to make it worthwhile when we do run. Hats off to my guys. Everybody has stepped up and here we are. These kids are getting harder and harder to beat.”

Shaffer inherited a front row starting position after a false start by Cale Conley during the initial green and took the lead ahead of Jac Haudenschild and Conley by the end of lap one.  The wily veteran used his experience to find the groove where the Canton Erectors Grove Racing No, 28 would run: the top of turns one and two and the bottom of turns three and four.

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“This is Attica,” Shaffer continued. “If you don’t move around, you’re going to get it handed to you. The track definitely changes throughout the night. I was hoping I was doing the right things.”

Shane Stewart chased Shaffer to the final checkers, followed by Cale Thomas, Conley and Paul McMahan.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their Attica Ambush weekend on Saturday evening, September 5. The two-day finale will award a $10,000 top prize. For more information, such as gate times and ticket prices, please visit Attica Raceway Park online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

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Schneider Wins Wee Willie White Memorial as Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Crowns Champions

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Ashley Moyer

IMPERIAL, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Chris Schneider held off Daryl Charlier to win the Wee Willie White Memorial for the ADMAR Pro Stocks Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Schneider took home the checkered flag but Dave McManus and Daryl Charlier took home the Pro Stocks Championship for car owner Ben Laboon.

Chas Wolbert was victorious in the RUSH Sportsman Modified feature, beating Kole Holden and Ayden Cipriano to the checkered flag.  Tony Tatgenhorst and Chelsie Kriegisch rounded out the Top 5.

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Mike Duritsky was victorious in the RUSH Late Model feature, holding off the hard-charging Logan Zarin, who started fifth and Tommy Schirnhofer, who started sixth.  Pole-sitter Nico Dabecco finished fourth and Michigan’s Colby Beighey rounded out the Top 5.

Ben Policz took home his second straight RUSH Late Model Dirt Series Championship.

Stephen Shelpman beat Joe Anthony and Gary Koteles to win the Keystone Coach Works Hobby Stocks feature, claiming his fourth straight track Championship in the process.

Brothers Philip Bubeck and Noah Bubeck took home feature wins in the Four Cylinders and Young Guns divisions, winning track Championships for the Washington, PA family.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Cars At Lernerville Speedway Tonight For The Commonwealth Clash

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Trent Gower

SARVER, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars invade Lernerville Speedway tonight for the annual “Commonwealth Clash”.

Brad Sweet won last year’s clash and enters tonight’s race with a 44-point lead in the Championship standings ahead of Logan Schuchart.  Sweet padded his points lead with a third place finish Friday night at Wayne County Speedway.

Sheldon Haudenschild (pictured above) took home the victory Friday night at Wayne County, the Wooster, Ohio native’s home track.  The victory was Haudenschild’s sixth of 2020 but his first Series win at home.

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“It means the world, man,” Haudenschild said. “I’m just so happy to race here, let alone win. It’s just amazing.  It’s truly a dream come true.”

Donny Schatz, the winner of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup in July, comes into the race third in points, 90-points back of the top spot.

Fans interested in going to tonight’s Clash can click here for tickets.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour 305 Sprint Cars are also on tonight’s schedule. Pits Open at 4 p.m.,  Grandstands at 5 p.m.; Hot Laps followed Immediately by Time Trials 6 p.m; Racing at 7 p.m.

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Jennerstown Crowns Champions

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JENNERSTOWN, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Jennerstown Speedway is celebrating after crowning its 2020 Champions Saturday night.

Barry Awtey started the Late Model division feature from the pole position with Albert Francis, the points leader going into the race, starting tenth and Teddy Gibala (third place in points) starting 12th.  All three Championship contenders were lined up 1-2-3 by lap 20 with Gibala and Francis chasing Awtey but they did not have enough and Awtey picked up his second win of 2020.  Despite the valiant effort of winning the race and leading the most laps, Awtey fell short in the title fight as Francis earned the title by four points.

Tom Golick picked up his second win of 2020 in the Modified division feature.  John Fama scored a career-best second place finish followed by Jason Busch in third.  Anthony Aiello finished fourth to clinch the Championship, his third consecutive Modified title.

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Casey Fleegle started on the pole position in the Street Stocks feature and never looked back, holding off Josh Coughenour and championship contender Aaron Van Fleet. Fleegle earned the title of 2020 Champion by a slim margin of ten points over Van Fleet on the strength of a division-leading six wins.

Rookie Kyle Burkholder earned his first victory on a paved track by taking the checkered flag in the Chargers 15-lap feature.  Dale Kimberly finished second followed by Steven Singo in third place.  Kimberly took home the Championship for the third year in-a-row.

Evan Nibert captured the checkered flag in the 4-Cylinders feature.  Jeff Vasos finished second with Steve Settle coming home in third place. Vasos took home the Championship, finishing 57-points ahead of his closest competition.

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