Cap Henry Earns Second-Ever All Star Victory in Ohio Sprint Speedweek Opener at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, OH – For the second time in his career, and for the first time at Attica Raceway Park, Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so over a stout contingent of 46 entries during night one of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

Impressive, nonetheless, Henry’s route to Attica Raceway Park victory lane commenced from the third row, forced to work his way to the front twice while fending off former All Star winner and California standout, Buddy Kofoid, as well as two-time All Star champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel. Henry’s second and final takeover occurred on lap 35, using the last inch of Attica’s bottom groove to sneak under Kofoid as the pair battled off of turn four.

Kofoid chased Henry to the final checkers, followed by Reutzel, Cale Thomas and Cale Conley.

“Brett and Patty Lane gave me a great opportunity here and we continue to make the most of it. Zack (Meyers) came on board last year and this is incredible,” Cap Henry said, driver of the Brett and Patty Lane-owned/Dragon’s Milk White/Beer Barrel Bourbon/Pro Auto Wraps/FK Rod Ends/No. 4 sprint car. “I’ve come so close to winning one of these speedweek races here and to finally knock one off is so cool.”

Starting from the fifth position, Henry’s initial jump proved to be beneficial, using momentum to slip his way into third before the completion of lap one. Aaron Reutzel, fresh off of a win at Volunteer Speedway, led the field from the outside-pole.




By the end of lap three, Henry had powered by Kofoid to take control of second, now setting his aim on the defending All Star champion. Inching closer and closer as the laps clicked down, Henry was in position to take the lead for the first time on lap 12, eventually cruising by Reutzel on the bottom just as the leaders were approaching slower traffic. Kofoid mimicked Henry’s move and also powered by Reutzel to take second on lap 15.

The 40-lap main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 21 ultimately setting up a single-file restart. A better launch for Kofoid proved to be a benefactor for the Penngrove, California-native, using the top of turns one and two to slingshot around Henry before pinching off the No. 4 in turn three.

Although Kofoid was able to maintain composure and keep command, Henry never lost sight of the Ed Neumeister-owned entry and kept himself within striking distance. By lap 35, Henry was ready to pounce again, this time squeezing by Kofoid on the bottom of turn four.

Despite one last encounter with traffic, Henry held tough, driving away to a $5,000 payday.

“Once Buddy (Kofoid) got back by me, I just needed to settle down and get back into my rhythm,” Henry continued. “I kept trying to get lower and lower, all while avoiding the infield tires. I just had to be patient. Lucky for me, our car was great on those long runs. We ended up getting back to him just in time.

“I really wasn’t sure what to do for that restart. I heard (Kofoid) and then I saw him, then I knew I was in trouble. I just had to get settled down and rely on my car on those long runs.”

What’s Next:
The 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires will continue on Independence Day – Saturday, July 4 – at the legendary Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The northwest Ohio facility will host two rounds of Speedweek with the second taking shape the following evening, Sunday, July 5. Each round will award $5,000 paydays. For those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Fremont Speedway, please visit online at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
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Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park – July 3, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 46
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cale Thomas – 12.808
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Buddy Kofoid – 12.696
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cale Thomas
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Jac Haudenschild
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Craig Mintz
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Cap Henry
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Brinton Marvel
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Buddy Kofoid
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: DJ Foos
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Sye Lynch
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cap Henry
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+16)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.696; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.894; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.987; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.043; 5. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.104; 6. 70-Sye Lynch, 13.113; 7. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.135; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.351; 9. 27Z-Zane DeVault, 13.365; 10. 9W-Lance Webb, 14.394

Group (B)
1. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.224; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.235; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.263; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.266; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.280; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.280; 7. 14-Chris Andrews, 13.343; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.335; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson, 15.718

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.860; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.168; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.271; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.401; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.559; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.631; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel, 13.718; 8. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.887; 9. 77I-John Ivy, 13.954

Group (D)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.192; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.565; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.739; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.938; 5. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.281; 6. 4S-Tyler Street, 14.302; 7. 5-Byron Reed, 14.330; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 14.364; 9. 88N-Frank Niell, 15.071

Group (E)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.841; 2. 16-DJ Foos, 13.937; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 13.954; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.460; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.505; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.531; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle, 14.640; 8. 15-Mitch Harble, 14.656; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan, 15.288

Heat #1 – Group (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 6. 15K-Chad Kemenah [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 70-Sye Lynch [6]; 9. 9W-Lance Webb [10]; 10. 27Z-Zane DeVault [9]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn [6]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [3]; 6. 14-Chris Andrews [7]; 7. 23-Cole Macedo [5]; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson [9]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 7. 77I-John Ivy [9]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel [7]; 9. 97-Max Stambaugh [8]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 9J-Dean Jacobs [5]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 88N-Frank Niell [9]; 9. 4S-Tyler Street [6]

Heat #5 – Group (E) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle [7]; 7. 15-Mitch Harble [8]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 21-Brinton Marvel [1]; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson [4]; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7]; 4. 21N-Frankie Nervo [2]; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan [9]; 8. 88N-Frank Niell [3]; 9. 4S-Tyler Street [6]; 10. 27Z-Zane DeVault [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [6]; 5. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [3]; 7. 5-Byron Reed [10]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13]; 9. 14-Chris Andrews [8]; 10. 23-Cole Macedo [12]; 11. 19R-Jordan Ryan [15]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 13. 15-Mitch Harble [16]; 14. 21-Brinton Marvel [17]; 15. 5J-Jake Hesson [18]; 16. 77I-John Ivy [14]; 17. 15K-Chad Kemenah [7]; 18. 41-Thomas Schinderle [11]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [9]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [12]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 11. O9-Craig Mintz [11]; 12. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 13. 16-DJ Foos [21]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs [24]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 18. 26-Cory Eliason [19]; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn [16]; 20. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [18]; 21. 28-Tim Shaffer [15]; 22. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [20]; 23. 1-Nate Dussel [22]; 24. 83M-Broc Martin [14] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-11), Cap Henry (12-20), Buddy Kofoid (21-34), Cap Henry (35-40)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 3, 2020):
1. Cap Henry – 150
2. Buddy Kofoid – 146
3. Aaron Reutzel – 144
4. Cale Thomas – 142
5. Cale Conley – 140
6. Paul McMahan – 138
7. Greg Wilson – 136
8. Stuart Brubaker – 134
9. Jac Haudenschild – 132
10. Lee Jacobs – 130

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 3, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel – 2030
2. Cory Eliason – 1948
3. Zeb Wise – 1912
4. Paul McMahan – 1872
5. Greg Wilson – 1760
6. Josh Baughman – 1758
7. Skylar Gee – 1732
8. Tony Stewart – 1702
9. Danny Dietrich – 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss – 1632