by Jacob Hord, @HordRaceWatcher
Another full weekend is in the books in the Buckeye State, with four 410 races taking place at Attica, Wayne County, Atomic, and Fremont. Here are some things you may have missed:
- Trey Jacobs finally got his first career win at Attica Raceway Park Friday, Cole Duncan won at Atomic Saturday, Broc Martin won at Wayne County, and DJ Foos won at Fremont.
- Jacobs’ win was his second of the season, while Duncan and Martin both picked off win number five, and DJ Foos now has seven wins, tops in Ohio.
- There were also two 360 races this weekend: The NRA raced at Limaland for the Tim Allsion Tribute race, where Harli White took home her third win of the year. The GLSS invaded Fremont on Saturday, and Dan McCarron found himself in victory lane for the first time this year.
- In addition to his win Friday night, it was also a good points night for Trey Jacobs. He came into Friday with an 18 point lead over DJ Foos, who DNF’d after contact with Nate Dussel early in the feature. Cole Macedo, who came into Friday third in points, finished fifth.
- There are five more events left on Attica’s calendar for th year. They’ll pick back up on August 20th after a two week break for the Attica Fair.
- Speaking of DJ Foos and Nate Dussel, it doesn’t appear that there are any hard feelings after Friday’s incident as they battled for the lead. Everyone seemed to be in agreement that it was a racing incident.
- Foos and Dussel rebounded Saturday night at Fremont. Foos won the feature and Dussel finished third.
- Foos has a healthy lead in the Fremont points standings; he leads Cole Macedo by 43 points and Dussel by 83 points.
- Foos also was one of a few different drivers to do double duty at Fremont, but he was the only one to do it with the 410’s and 305’s. Foos finished fourth in the 305 feature, with his brother Matt nipping him at the line.
- Other drivers to do double duty were Chris Verda (360/305), Mike Keegan (360/305), and Max Stambaugh (410/360).
- Paul Weaver did Paul Weaver things in the 305 division, winning both at Attica and Fremont. Paul made it hard on himself at Attica though, having to go through the BMain because he thought the checkered flag came out, but it was actually the white flag.
- Weaver also beat Brian Smith in Hot Wheels action, in a car that hadn’t won all night. The car disappeared for a while, and came back smelling like WD-40 after it’s win, though.
- Alex Bowman capped off his 410 racing in Ohio with a top five at Fremont. After this weekend, I’m not sure if he has any racing on his schedule other than NASCAR, but I would be curious to see how he did at an All Star or Outlaw show.
- Also finishing in the top five Saturday was 410 rookie Kyle Capodice. His fourth place finish was his best all season. He finished sixth on Friday at Attica, which at the time was tied for his best run all year. He’s getting this 410 thing figured out.
- Since the 2017 season, Cole Duncan has amassed 33 wins in Ohio, 23 of those have come at Atomic Speedway. He now has three wins at Atomic this season.
- Broc Martin had a 25 point lead over Dean Jacobs going into Saturday night, if my math is correct, he should have a 30 point lead now after his win and Dean’s second place run Saturday. If Martin can hang on for the championship, it would be his first Wayne County track championship, and his first since his 2016 Fremont Championship.