Blaney Posts 7th Straight At Atomic

By Scott Wolfe Atomic Speedway Results FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Hartford, Ohio's Dale Blaney captured the $2,500 410 Sprint Car paycheck and a berth in the Seneca Energy Freedom 40 on October 3 with what was his seventh consecutive win on the high banks of Atomic Speedway during Ohio Valley Veneer Night festivities. Cole Duncan was the runner-up and also secured a starting berth in the Freedom 40.

 Chillicothe's Danny Smith bolted to the front as a result of his front row start on the pole. Smith led several circuits before swapping positions with eventual winner Blaney. Blaney went on a ten lap Blitzkrieg and was checking out when lapped traffic slowed him momentarily, then it was back to full speed ahead. 
Smith had a solid second but as traffic stonewalled the outstanding driver's charge to the front, Jac "the Wild Child" Haudenschild and young Cale Thomas closed in. Beau Stewart, off a second place finish last weekend, looped his mount in front of the pack. Drivers fought to take evasive action with Haudenschild and Thomas shuffling sharply to the high-side where Thomas rode one of Haudenschild's wheels and spiraled end-for-end off the turn two banking.
The contact ended great runs for both drivers, but bumped Duncan up to third. As the race approached the five-lap marker, Duncan passed Smith, while Ryan Broughton won a race-long battle with Capp Henry for fourth.
Rounding out the top ten were Nathan Skaggs, Caleb Armstrong, Brandon Wimmer, Bryan Nuckles, and Caleb Griffith aboard Randy Fink's #41. Griffith's usual mount suffered engine woes in hot laps and Fink offered up his ride for the evening.
"I can't explain it," said Blaney. "We just love this place and have had the right set-up over the last several runs here. We drew the last pill, qualified last out of the gate and put ourselves behind the 8-ball, but we worked through it. I just really enjoy racing here."
Usually tabbed as the low rider, Blaney explained his rim-riding victory run. "Sometimes you have to run up high to win here. You do what you have to do. It's fast up there (next to the wall) and actually it's a lot of fun. I just want to thank my crew, my sponsors, George Fisher, and everyone that works so hard to get us here."


Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprint Cars
Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11:707
Heat One: Danny Smith, Cole Duncan, Caleb Armstrong, Caleb Griffith, Sam Ashworth, Jim Nier, Mark Coleman, R.J. Perkins.
Heat Two: Dale Blaney,Capp Henry, Dakota Jackson, Lance Webb, David Smith, Ron Blair, Todd Kane
Heat Three: Jac Haudenschild, Ryan Broughton, Beau Stewart, Ryan Myers, Dave Dickson, Jesse McCreary, Dean Kester
Heat Four: Cale Thomas, Nathan Skaggs, Brandon Wimmer, Bryan Nuckles, Mark Imler, Nate Reeser, Sean Hosey
B-Main: Sam Ashworth, Dave Smith, Dave Dickson, Ron Blair, Nate Reeser, Jim Nier, Mark Imler, R.J. Perkins, Jesse McCreary, Mark Coleman, Todd Kane, Dean Kester, Sean Hosey
Feature: Dale Blaney, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Ryan Broughton, Capp Henry, Nathan Skaggs, Caleb Armstrong, Brandon Wimmer, Bryan Nuckles, Caleb Griffith, Ryan Myers, Ronnie Blair, Dave Dickson, Lance Webb, Dave Smith, Nate Reeser, Dakota Jackson, Beau Stewart, Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas