ATTICA, Ohio — Caleb Griffith used his knowledge of Attica Raceway Park to hold of Butch Schroeder to claim the first University of Northwestern Ohio 360/305 sprint challenge Friday night.
Griffith, a former Attica 305 sprint champion, drove to the high side of Schroeder on lap eight to take the lead and then navigated through lapped traffic to claim his first career 360 sprint win aboard the Al Davis No. 40.
“The cushion here isn’t like it used to be and if you don’t paint the corner coming off…it’s like the same way at Fremont and I smoked the fence on the last lap of the feature last week. I was up there trying to find something,” said Griffith beside his Young’s Batter Mix/McDonald’s Restaurant/Crown Batter/JLH General Contractors/EZ Shop backed machine.
“On the first start we were junk. I rolled down into the first corner and was getting passed on both sides and I thought we were done. I reached over and grabbed a handful of wing and just jerked it all the way back and I figured we’d get by Butch at the beginning but he would be coming at the end. Especially the way the lappers were racing…man that was intense,” continued Griffith of his Meggitt Farms/Griff’s Engines/Tackle Box 2/B&L Heating/Sheluke’s Bar/Fremont Roofing sponsored No. 40.
Schroeder finished second ahead of Dain Naida, Gregg Dalman and Dustin Daggett.
Rusty Schlenk got the cautions when he needed them to keep him out of heavy lapped traffic, and held off Chris Keller to score his 15th career late model win at Attica.
Dan Roepke won the dirt truck feature.