ATTICA, Ohio — Luke Hall survived several late race restarts to claim the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series win at Attica Raceway Park Friday. Hall, who owns two 360 sprint wins at Attica Raceway Park, can now boast a non-winged victory.
It has been 13 years since non-wing sprints have competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant and 42 BOSS sprinters signed in to compete on Central Ohio Farmers/Sutton Bank Night.
Hall used the high line to take the lead on lap six and then survived two cautions in the last six laps to hold off Little 500 winner Kody Swanson for his first Attica non-wing victory.
“This is awesome. This BOSS series is tough with Swanson, Westfall…the list goes on and on. To get one up here for the Nelsons is great. Ron and Jon Nelson, Gary, Ronnie…everyone that helps. It’s been a long road. Those yellows…I thought it was going to kill me,” said Hall beside his Lightening Electric backed machine.
Ryan Markham put a new Swartz Race Car together this past week and it paid huge dividends. Markham led all 25 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature to score his first win of the season at Attica. It is his eighth career win at the track and gives him valuable points in the chase for the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge title.
“To roll out a brand new race car and have things go our way tonight…we started up front. Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck on your side and not wear your stuff out trying to get to the front. This one I was a little bit nervous with a brand new race car. It was a storybook ending,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force; Innovative Graphics; Cool-It Thermo Tech backed No. 5m.
“My neighbors came tonight. It’s the first time they’ve ever been to the race track and Jim and Julie are all excited,” added Markham.
Jamie Miller would rim-ride into the lead of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature on lap five and never looked back, dominating for his first win of the season. It is his 13th career win at Attica.
“I was kind of up there wasn’t I…I hung the right rear over the ledge a couple of times. The track was perfect for me tonight. Everybody was trying to run the bottom and they left the top side wide open for me. You have to take advantage of that when there’s a nice cushion on one end and the other end wasn’t bad either,” Miller said.