ATTICA, Ohio — Trey Jacobs has finished second at Attica Raceway Park three times this season, including being nipped last week by .084 seconds.
This Friday Jacobs, who came into the night leading the 410 sprint points at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” facility, took the lead late in the race to earn his first career win at Attica on Kear’s Speed Shop/True Alpha Wealth Management Night.
Jacobs, whose father Dean won Attica’s track title in 2011, became the seventh different first time 410 sprint winner in 15 events at the track in 2021.
Attica’s 2016 rookie of the year also won last Saturday at Wayne County Speedway.
“I’ve run second here too many times. Finally, it seems like we’re really getting rolling after coming about as close as you could possibly get last week. We had that restart there with not very many laps to go (six laps) and I knew the bottom was really good and I was able to make it work. As soon as I cleared Stewie (Stuart Brubaker) I knew I couldn’t let this one get away from me. I started over driving entry a little bit and got hung out in the middle…with a couple to go I told myself to calm down. I knew I was fast enough on the bottom to get by those guys so they would have to really come on and rip the curb to get a run on me to get by. It’s a huge relief to finally get that first one at Attica. I’ve been down on this horse track countless times with my dad and I’ve always dreamed of getting down here. I hope this is the start to many to come,” said Jacobs.
Brubaker finished second with Chris Andrews, Caleb Griffith and Cole Macedo rounding out the In a fantastic UMP Late Model A-main, McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk used a late race restart to drive around Ryan Missler to score his third victory of the year at Attica.
It’s his 31st career win at the track as he sits atop the all-time win list for the division. The 25-lap A-main saw Schlenk, Missler and Doug Drown battle throughout. Schlenk was leading last week at Attica and jumped the cushion and smacked the front stretch wall which injured his hand.
Jamie Miller, a two-time Attica 305 champion took the lead at the drop of the green for the non-stop 25 lap 305 feature and never looked back. Miller, who hasn’t finished out of the top four all season long at Attica, earned his fourth win of the year and 31st of his career to sit second on the track’s all time win list for the division.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 2. 29-Stuart Brubaker ; 3. 23-Chris Andrews ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith ; 5. 18-Cole Macedo ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith ; 8. 78-Todd Kane ; 9. 5-Byron Reed ; 10. 1H-Zeth Sabo ; 11. 55-Alex Bowman ; 12. 97J-Andy Fike ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo ; 14. 27S-John Ivy ; 15. 1-Nate Dussel ; 16. 16-DJ Foos ; 17. 4T-Josh Turner ; 18. 7-Dylan Kingan