Craig Mintz alongside family in Attica Raceway Park victory lane. (Attica Raceway Park Photo)

Mintz Rises Late To Steal Attica 410 Victory

ATTICA, Ohio — Craig Mintz was able to maneuver his car anywhere he wanted on a fast Attica Raceway Park on Friday and it paid off for his 17th career 410 sprint car victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue. 

The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver — a former Attica 410 sprint track champion — executed a perfect slider on race-long leader Greg Wilson to take the lead on lap 26 of the 30-lap Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint feature and drove to the $4,000 win over Wilson, Cap Henry, Zeth Sabo and D.J. Foos.

Henry’s third-place run helps him close the gap in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group points as he looks to defending his series’ title.

“When the tires actually cooled down we got faster. We were really good for about three laps there,” Mintz said. “(Turns) Three and four was just kind of hold your own at the top and if you could gain ground in one and two…which this race car could…that helped you get runs down the backstretch to do those sliders.

“Hats off to these guys, Chris, Rich, my dad, my wife and kids. We do this part time and we like to have fun.”

Other Results

The Whistle Stop Presents the Dirt Nerds Podcast Powered by Propane UMP Late Models had a busy night at Attica Raceway Park. First a 25 lap make-up feature from last week was held that produced a bizarre and exciting finish.

Rusty Schlenk led the first 20 laps but a radiator hose let go and put water down and second place challenger J.R. Gentry spun. Schlenk went pit side and Ryan Markham, who had also been challenging up front, took the lead and held off a late race challenge from Kyle Moore and Jeff Babcock for his 24th career Attica win worth $3,000.

In the night’s regular late model feature Schlenk took the lead from Gentry on lap 14 and held off a late race charge from Moore who had spun on the opening lap and came from the tail. Gentry, Gregg Haskell and Devin Shiels rounded out the top five. It was Schlenk’s 40th career win in the late models at Attica.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints also put on an entertaining feature event. Dustin Stroup grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and held the point for nine laps before John Ivy took over. Ivy continued to slice through traffic, leading until lap 20 when defending track champion Jamie Miller came to life.

Miller had to fend off Ivy, then Paul Weaver and finally Bryan Sebetto to get his second win of the year at Attica and the 41st 305 win of his career at the track. Sebetto, Weaver, Ivy and Stroup rounded out the top five.

Feature Finish (30 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 33W-Cap Henry[14] ; 4. 29-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[10] ; 6. 71M-Max Stambaugh[15] ; 7. 23-Cale Thomas[17] ; 8. 4-Zane DeVault[18] ; 9. 7N-Darin Naida[3] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[8] ; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak[23] ; 12. 9-Trey Jacobs[22] ; 13. 101-Kalib Henry[9] ; 14. 91-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 15. 1-Nate Dussel[21] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 17. 10SR-Keith Sheffer Jr[16] ; 18. 12-Luke Griffith[20] ; 19. 25R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 20. 15C-Chris Andrews[19] ; 21. 14R-Sean Rayhall[24] ; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer[13] ; 23. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11] ; 24. 2-Ricky Peterson[12]