ATTICA, Ohio – Nate Dussel is having a dream season. The defending Attica Raceway Park 305 sprint track champion traded several sliders with John Ivy before taking the lead for good with four laps to go to take the $1,200 Engine Builders Challenge at Attica Raceway Park Friday night.
The win was the fifth of the season at Attica for Dussel who now owns 10 career 305 sprint victories at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. Coupled with the four wins he has at Fremont in 2013, Dussel’s nine victories in 2013 ranks him among the top 10 in the entire country in sprint car wins.
“If that wasn’t an awesome show for the fans I don’t know what is. It was slicing and dicing between Ivy, myself and Paul (Weaver). Those guys are just so much fun to race with because you can run them tight and they will run you clean,” said Dussel.
“Everything is clicking. Shane Stewart said something on Twitter the other day that people think its just one thing when you are running well but it’s absolutely the entire package. The motor is awesome…Scott (Gressman) kind of apologized the last year he was so focused on the 410 program that he kind of just got our stuff together. But, he spent a lot of time in the off season really focusing on it and I can tell a huge difference,” said Dussel. “This money will go to fixing our trailer. That storm kind of destroyed it this week. Hats off to Bill Berrier who busted his butt the last two and half days working to have us a trailer.”
Mike Bores and Rusty Schlenk ran side by side the first 16 laps of Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature before Schlenk switched grooves and drove into the lead and away from the field for his third win of the season at Attica. It was his 17th career victory to lead the track in all-time late model wins.
But, it wasn’t that easy for Schlenk to find victory lane. The transmission in his Lazer Chassis/Kercher Engines/Micro-Armor Lubricants/Main & Company/Zeller Automotive backed #91 suffered some sort of problem at the beginning of the race and after taking the checkered and crossing the scales Schlenk couldn’t get the car out of gear to drive to the Engine Pro Victory Lane.