David Gravel, who has been filling in for the injured Bill Rose along the World of Outlaws trail as of late, recording solid top 10 runs, is currently second in the All Stars national points. Tim Shaffer comes into the Spring Nationals third in the series points. Shaffer has won the last four straight All Star championships, a feat only accomplished by Jacobs and Chad Kemenah.
Shaffer does have a 360 sprint win in 2013. Shaffer, who sits sixth on the All Stars’ all-time win list with 51 victories, has 10 career wins at Attica.
Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease, in a new ride for 2013, sits fourth the All Star points, and claimed the series’ eastern region champion in 2011 and has one career win at Attica. Rounding out the series top five is Cap Henry from nearby Bellevue, Ohio. Henry had a break-out season with the All Stars in 2012, nearly claiming several wins, including a speedweek event at Attica.
While the Attica Spring Nationals has drawn some of the biggest names in racing, it’s the tough weekly competition that makes the event so exciting. In the 2012 spring nationals, Blaney opened with a last lap pass of Attica’s 2012 champion Craig Mintz for the win.
On the second night, Mintz, who has eight career wins at Attica, executed a last lap pass of Stevie Smith, a 2005 Spring Nationals winner, for his first ever All Star win.
Then throw in six-time Attica champion Byron Reed, who has two Spring National wins, Greg Wilson, a two-time All Star champion and three-time Spring Nationals winner with 19 career victories at Attica, 2011 and 2012 FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Bryan Sebetto who has seven career wins at Attica, former track champion Dean Jacobs and a host of other tough weekly and regional competitors and you have a recipe for excitement.