Archive for Fremont Speedway

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews knocked the gorilla off his back Saturday, June 30 at Fremont Speedway. The Sandusky, Ohio driver has dealt with mechanical issues and an ill-handling race car throughout 2018, but the Burmeister Racing team put it all together on Willie's Sales & Service Night for Andrews first 410 sprint car win of the year.

It wasn't easy for Andrews as he first battled with Broc Martin and then had to hold off a charging Tyler Gunn the final five laps to score his 10th career win at "The Track That Action Built." The win also will help Andrews inch closer to the top three in points for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Track was pretty good tonight and the Kistler motor was running pretty good and Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) had the car good. I thought we had it a little tight at the beginning...it's a 100 degrees out and I was working twice as hard but I can't thank these guys enough. Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, ML Graphics, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products, and Mikey and Rollie, Tommie, Glenn and Sharon Burmeister for putting up with all of us," Andrews said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"It's been a frustrating year. This is noteasy. Broc Martin and Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker...all these guys are tough and are getting better all the time," Andrews added.

Pittsboro, Indiana's Randy Hannagan has won a lot of sprint car races in his career from the World of Outlaws and All Stars to victories in Australia. But a win at Fremont Speedway has eluded him until Saturday. Hannagan held off a late race challenge from Devin Dobie to capture his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" with the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Hannagan dedicated the victory to Jason Johnson, who lost his life racing a week ago.

"I could retire now because I have this place off my bucket list. This place and Attica has eluded me more than any other place in the world. It's the trickest race track....you have to race the track. We've thought we've had it right every time we have been here...that last time I pushed so bad in qualifying I wanted to load it up and go home. These guys never give up....Lonny, Dennis Yoakum, Fritz, my son, Mason...that's the biggest pleasure I get is having him out here and meeting me in victory lane," said Hannagan beside his Stark County Co-Op, McDallion, Refinish Systems, Hoosier Tire, SMRS, Kenny's Components backed #22H.

"This one right here is for Jason Johnson. It's a tough deal when you race for a living like he has....I've been able to do it a number of years. I didn't know Jason that well but I knew him. We raced in Australia together and all across the country. It's hard to get close to these guys for when things like this happen because it hits home. It's an extended part of your family. This is also for Kent Karhoff my long time crew chief...his father passed away the same day as Jason Johnson so I want to dedicate this to him also. He's been a big part of my career over the years with Dennis Yoakum Racing and my old team. I have to thank Ron Hammons for keeping a hell of a series together and Rich Farmer for giving us a track. I think we have one of the best series in the country to race with," added Hannagan.

Jamie Miller is the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Ohio right now. The Fremont, Ohio driver dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main for his fourth straight win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. It was Miller's second win of the year at Fremont and his fifth overall victory of 2018. Miller will take a big FAST point lead into the series race at Waynesfield Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3.

"This isn't really my type of trace track. It was pretty slick for me but we have this car really dialed in. It doesn't seem like we can do any wrong with it. This things stutters and stumbles like crazy on starts and restarts but we worked on it and it was a lot better tonight. I popped off six in a row at Attica one time and I'm hoping to out do that. This is special because we have won four in a row at three different race tracks. It's tough to win that many races period in this division. On any given night there's 15 cars in the pits that can win," said Miller beside Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Andrews and DJ Foos were scheduled to comprise the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main but Foos went pit-side before the green could wave. That would move Broc Martin to the outside of the front row. When the green flew Martin grabbed the lead but Andrews raced to his inside with Byron Reed and Kody Kinser battling for third. Andrews took the lead on lap two but Martin continued to hound him to the outside over the next few laps.

Andrews began to steadily inch away from Martin while Kinser, Reed and Tyler Gunn gave chase. Just as the leaders were preparing to enter heavy lapped traffic with Kinser challenging Martin for the runner-up spot, Kinser spun. Andrews got a terrific restart and pulled away from Martin, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Gunn, Nate Dussel (from 14th) and Craig Mintz. Reed took second on lap 14 and chipped away at Andrews' lead and was right on his rear bumper when they encountered lapped traffic again with nine laps to go. The car on the move was Gunn, who charged into third on lap 17 and was closing on Andrews and Reed when the caution flew for a Thomas Meseraull spin with seven laps to go.

With a clear track Andrews pulled away slightly when the green flew again with Gunn quickly taking second from Reed. With four laps to go Gunn was racing to Andrews' outside. The duo battled wing to wing to the checkers with Andrews scoring the narrow win over Gunn with Reed, Brubaker and Dussel rounding out the top five.

The NRA 360 feature got off to a shaky start as a four car pile-up resulted in a second attempt. When the green flew outside front row starter Hannagan drove into the lead over Mitch Brown, Hud Horton, Devin Dobie and Tim Allison. A quick caution for a Bo Barber spin on lap four kept the field close. But, when the green flew so did Hannagan, pulling away from Brown while Dobie jumped into third. Mike Burkin brought out the caution on lap 12, wiping out a big lead for Hannagan.

On the ensuing restart Hannagan could not shake Brown and Dobie who waged an entertaining battle for second. Dobie, who won the NRA feature Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park, drove into second with seven laps to go and started to slowly reel in Hannagan. On lap 21 Dobie drove deep into turn three and caught the cushion and took a wild ride. When the race resumed, Hannagan drove away to the win over Mitch Brown, last place starter Jared Horstman, Horton and Tim Allison.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main Kyle Peters and Miller brought the field to green with Peters gaining the advantage over Miller, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore. Peters led until lap five when he got bottled up behind a lapped car and both Miller and Clark snuck around him. Miller steadily pulled away from Clark with Peters, Moore and John Ivy in pursuit. Miller was in heavy lapped traffic with seven laps remaining when the caution flew for Jim Taddeo. But, when the green came back out Miller pulled away once again to take the checkers with a huge advantage over Clark.

After the race Clark was found to be light at the scales so Peters would be credited with second and Ivy, Moore and Tyler Street would round out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 7 for Crown Battery Night with a lot of "Crown Cash" on the line for the FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models.

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Willies Sales and Service with Toro lawn garden and STIHL equipment is located on East State Street in Fremont, Ohio. Willies has been providing excellent service in Northwest Ohio for over 60 years. Willie’s specializes in lawn and garden equipment sales and service. With a factory certified staff Willies is confident in assisting you with your lawn equipment needs. As an independent STIHL dealer, Willie’s can provide many services the big box chain stores just can't match. Willie’s can offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and Willie’s staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstrations so you can get started on your tasks as soon as you get home.

Fremont Speedway
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Willie's Sales & Service Night
Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.23-DJ Foos, 12.267; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 12.297; 3.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.371; 4.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.394; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 12.444; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.460; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.491; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.492; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.550; 10.5-Byron Reed, 12.587; 11.98-Joe Trenca, 12.615; 12.4k-Kody Kinser, 12.623; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 12.624; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.680; 15.4H-Cap Henry, 12.711; 16.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.779; 17.00-Thomas Meseraull, 12.819; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 12.831; 19.14H-Todd Heller, 12.887; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.945; 21.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.954; 22.4T-Tracy Hines, 12.963; 23.53-Brayden Fox, 13.068; 24.83-Adam Cruea, 13.766; 25.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.896; 26.2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.094; 27.96AU-Bruce White, 14.539;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 4T-Tracy Hines[8] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 98-Joe Trenca[1] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 00-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 8. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4k-Kody Kinser[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[9]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 2. 4T-Tracy Hines[3] ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 12. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[11] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[18] ; 10. 4T-Tracy Hines[17] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 12. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 14. 4k-Kody Kinser[5] ; 15. 98-Joe Trenca[8] ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 18. 00-Thomas Meseraull[19] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 20. 23-DJ Foos[2]

Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel +9

NRA Sprints

Qualifying
1.17-Jared Horstman, 13.504; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 13.510; 3.23-Devon Dobie, 13.515; 4.87-Jason Barney, 13.607; 5.11A-Tim Allison, 13.632; 6.10-Mitch Brown, 13.986; 7.24-Kobe Allison, 14.048; 8.28-Hud Horton, 14.066; 9.B20-Butch Schroeder, 14.175; 10.1-10-Jake Brown, 14.332; 11.5W-Jeff Williams, 14.481; 12.48-Mike Burkin, 14.567; 13.22D-Aaron Robnolte, 14.648; 14.51-Jay Dunham, 14.945; 15.14-Bo Barber, 15.750;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 11A-Tim Allison[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 3. 24-Kobe Allison[1] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[5] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams[6] ; 6. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[7] ; 7. 14-Bo Barber[8] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 28-Hud Horton[1] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[2] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[3] ; 5. 1-10-Jake Brown[5] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 7. 51-Jay Dunham[7]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[15] ; 4. 28-Hud Horton[4] ; 5. 11A-Tim Allison[3] ; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown[10] ; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7] ; 8. 51-Jay Dunham[14] ; 9. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[11] ; 10. 24-Kobe Allison[5] ; 11. 87-Jason Barney[8] ; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 13. 14-Bo Barber[13] ; 14. 48-Mike Burkin[12] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[6]

Hard Charger: 17-Jared Horstman +12

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.761; 2.19R-Steve Rando, 14.088; 3.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.191; 4.4*-Tyler Street, 14.283; 5.97-Kyle Peters, 14.334; 6.8-Bobby Clark, 14.409; 7.77I-John Ivy, 14.448; 8.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.458; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 14.509; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.684; 11.4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.758; 12.09-Justin Adams, 14.902; 13.X-Mike Keegan, 15.629; 14.18R-Duffy Rubel, 17.189;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 5. 18R-Duffy Rubel[7] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[11] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[13] ; 12. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 13. 18R-Duffy Rubel[10] ; 14. 8-Bobby Clark[3]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +7

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Coming to the checkers for a $5,000 pay day Craig Mintz and Brady Bacon were side by side at Fremont Speedway. At the line, Mintz earned his third straight win by .057 seconds on American Powersports Night.

“I really wasn’t sure where that lapped car was going to go. The lap before he ran the top so I had no idea where to go. I saw Brady under me but I was already committed. I just laid the throttle on the floor and hoped. I’ve never won three in a row. Heck there’s been times I haven’t won three total all year. This crew behind me built a new car after we hurt one at Attica two weeks ago,” said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads; Real Geese; Design Graphics Group; KS Sales & Service; Anjulina’s; Linder’s Speed Equipment backed #09

“I saw earlier today Robert Ballou tweet we need heavy, wet tracks with some holes. This proved tonight you can have a heavy track that’s smooth. That close of a race is fun. That’s why we do this to put on a show for the people in the stands. I’d rather have a race like that then win by 50 seconds,” Mintz added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Mintz, a two time Fremont track champion, expands his lead in the chase for a third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics championship.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader A-main was equally entertaining as Brantford, Ontario, Canada’s Jake Brown and Lima, Ohio’s Max Stambaugh swapped the lead while dicing through lapped traffic for six laps toward the end of the A-main. The pair even touched, which resulted in Stambaugh getting a flat left rear tire. A caution with three laps to go put Jake’s brother Mitch right on his rear bumper but Jake drove to his first career Fremont Speedway win.

“I got together with Max and I feel horrible for that. It was close quarters racing in traffic…I’m not that kind of a driver. I have to thank all my guys, my brother, Brantford Hyundai, Strodes Barbecue, Brown Auto Sales and Service, Hills Tire and Gas. What a great race track and awesome fans. We need racing like this in Canada,” Hill said.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints ran their 25 lap feature without any cautions and completed it in just over six minutes. Lindsey, Ohio’s Steve Rando utilized a lapped car as a pick to take the lead from Tyler Street with just 11 laps to go to score his first win of the season, holding off a late race charge from Dustin Stroup. Rando also has a win at Attica Raceway Park in 2018.

“I could see where he was going and he couldn’t see where I was coming from and luckily it worked out for me. I thought I was going to get passed there at the end when I couldn’t get around the lapped cars,” Rando said beside his Davis Fabricators, North Coast Asphalt, North Coast Sealing, Garza Construction, Parkmount Wealth, Attitudes Hair Salon backed #19R.

“We put a new car together over the winter…we actually ran it three nights last year and it’s working pretty good. I think we have some things figured out,” Rando added. “I want to thank my mom and dad, my girlfriend Kayleah, Scott, Chris, Leroy, Tony and Dawn and Scott Gressman.”

The 40-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints were brought to green by Tyler Gunn and Mintz with Mintz gaining the slight advantage over Gunn, TJ Michael, Bacon, Travis Philo and Spencer Bayston. Mintz set a blistering pace, encountering heavy lapped traffic by the sixth circuit which allowed Gunn and Bacon to close.

Bacon finally took second on lap seven while Gunn, Bayston, Michael and Cap Henry waged an entertaining race for third. Just as Bacon and Mintz began racing side by side for the lead Philo spun on lap 18. Two laps later and Bayston’s run to the front came to a halt as he spun in turn two. Another two laps under green and a pile-up involving DJ Foos, Dan McCarron and Thomas Schinderle on the back stretch brought out the red but thankfully all involved were okay.

With a clear track when the green came back out Mintz pulled away slightly from Bacon, Gunn, Henry and Byron Reed. Once again Mintz quickly found lapped traffic by lap 28 and that allowed Bacon to close. Duane Zablocki spun with 11 laps to go, handing Mintz a clear track.

Mintz again pulled away slightly from Bacon and Gunn and Henry bumped and banged for the third spot. With seven laps remaining Bacon mounted another charge at Mintz. As the pair raced into lapped traffic with two laps to go, Mintz bobbled on the cushion in turn four and Bacon ducked to his inside. The pair raced side by side to the white flag and entering the final two turns a lapped car held Mintz up ever so slightly and it was a drag race to the checkers with Mintz winning by a whisper. Henry, Gunn and Reed rounded out the top five.

Stambaugh and Jake Brown brought the field to green for the 25 lap, $2,000 to win NRA A-main but before a lap could be scored Jeff Williams and Cory Turner got together. On the second attempt to start the race Brown got the advantage over Stambaugh, Devin Dobie, Butch Schroeder and Jared Horstman. Horstman, who won the previous night at Limaland Motorsports Park, would flip after two laps were scored, collecting Matt Westfall who also tumbled. Both were uninjured.

When the green flew Brown had his hands full with Stambaugh with Dobie holding off Mitch Brown for third. A caution for Aaron Robnolte on lap seven kept the field close as Jake Brown led Stambaugh, Dobie, Mitch Brown, Schroeder, Kyle Sauder, Cody Bova and Tim Allison.

When Jake Brown encountered heavy lapped traffic with 11 laps to go Stambaugh and Dobie closed quickly. Stambaugh used a lapped car to take the lead on lap 17 but he and Brown made contact and Stambaugh’s left rear tire started to go low. Dobie would pull to the infield seeking medical attention on lap 19 for a broken power steering line and Stambaugh ducked into the pits to change the tire handing the lead back to Jake Brown.

When the green reappeared Jake Brown pulled away from Mitch Brown, Schroeder, Sauder, Bova and Allison. A caution for Kobe Allison with three laps to go gave Mitch a final shot at Jake. Jake executed a great restart and drove to the win over Mitch Brown, Schroeder, Allison and Bova.

Rando and Street paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with Street grabbing the early lead over Rando, Dustin Stroup and Matt Foos. Street encountered heavy lapped traffic by lap eight and Rando and Stroup closed.

When Street had difficulty getting around a lapped machine on lap 15 Rando pounced, taking the lead. Stroup was able to take second on lap 19 and started to eat into Rando’s lead. A bobble by Stroup exiting turn two with three laps to go may have been the deciding factor in the race. Stroup rebounded to pull beside Rando coming to the checkers but Rando hung on for his 11th career Fremont win over Stroup, Street, Foos and John Ivy.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 2 for Vision Quest Night. Prior to the night’s racing the 10th class will be inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. Gates will open at 1 p.m. with the ceremony to get underway at 2:30 p.m. Those planning to attend need to purchase a ticket which also gets you into the night’s racing which features the FAST 410 sprints; 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models.

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Fremont Speedway
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Starting Position – [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.8M-TJ Michael, 12.910; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 12.993; 3.99-Brady Bacon, 13.065; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 13.141; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 13.176; 6.5-Byron Reed, 13.190; 7.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.237; 8.21-Spencer Bayston, 13.287; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.300; 10.78-Todd Kane, 13.354; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.354; 12.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.416; 13.1-Nate Dussel, 13.459; 14.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.576; 15.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.629; 16.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.678; 17.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.706; 18.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.709; 19.19-Paige Polyak, 13.749; 20.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.852; 21.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.991; 22.41-Thomas Schinderle, 14.020; 23.14H-Todd Heller, 14.137; 24.23-DJ Foos, 43.999;

Heat 1 (8 laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 78-Todd Kane[1] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 8. 19-Paige Polyak[7]

Heat 2 (8 laps)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 21-Spencer Bayston[2] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 7. 4T-Tracy Hines[6] ; 8. 14H-Todd Heller[8]

Heat 3 (8 laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 3. 4H-Cap Henry[10] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[14] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[9] ; 10. 4T-Tracy Hines[20] ; 11. 16-Chris Andrews[11] ; 12. 21-Spencer Bayston[8] ; 13. 1-Nate Dussel[16] ; 14. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 17. 19-Paige Polyak[22] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[21] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[15] ; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[18] ; 21. 41-Thomas Schinderle[19] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[23] ; 23. 78-Todd Kane[7] ; 24. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[24]

Hard Charger: 4t-Tracy Hines +10

360 NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying

1.17-Jared Horstman, 13.302; 2.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.378; 3.B20-Butch Schroeder, 13.529; 4.2-Kyle Sauder, 13.591; 5.20B-Cody Bova, 13.604; 6.24-Kobe Allison, 13.747; 7.33M-Matt Westfall, 13.771; 8.10-Mitch Brown, 13.788; 9.5W-Jeff Williams, 13.813; 10.23-Devon Dobie, 13.819; 11.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.829; 12.1-10-Jake Brown, 13.894; 13.18-Tood Heuerman, 13.910; 14.11A-Tim Allison, 13.948; 15.02-Brandon Long, 13.967; 16.77X-Alex Hill, 14.018; 17.97-Cory Turner, 14.068; 18.22D-Aaron Robnolte, 14.088; 19.22H-Randy Hannagan, 14.177; 20.51T-John Taylor, 15.171;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[2] ; 5. 18-Tood Heuerman[5] ; 6. 22H-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[6]

Heat 8 Laps)

1. 10-Mitch Brown[2] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[3] ; 4. 11A-Tim Allison[5] ; 5. 97-Cory Turner[6] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[1] ; 7. 51T-John Taylor[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 1-10-Jake Brown[1] ; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 3. 02-Brandon Long[5] ; 4. 5W-Jeff Williams[2] ; 5. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[6] ; 6. 24-Kobe Allison[3]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 1-10-Jake Brown[2] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[5] ; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 4. 11A-Tim Allison[11] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 6. 2-Kyle Sauder[7] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 8. 18-Tood Heuerman[13] ; 9. 22H-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 10. 02-Brandon Long[9] ; 11. 7J-Joe Swanson[17] ; 12. 77X-Alex Hill[19] ; 13. 24-Kobe Allison[18] ; 14. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[15] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 16. 51T-John Taylor[20] ; 17. 17-Jared Horstman[6] ; 18. 33M-Matt Westfall[10] ; 19. 5W-Jeff Williams[12] ; 20. 97-Cory Turner[14]

Hard Charger: 11A-Tim Allison +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.21-Dustin Stroup, 13.655; 2.2F-Matt Foos, 13.715; 3.4*-Tyler Street, 13.858; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 13.908; 5.47-Matt Lucius, 13.918; 6.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.934; 7.36-Seth Schneider, 13.957; 8.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.995; 9.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 14.000; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.009; 11.26-Jamie Miller, 14.068; 12.77I-John Ivy, 14.092; 13.8-Bobby CLark, 14.167; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.202; 15.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.305; 16.97-Kyle Peters, 14.309; 17.09-Justin Adams, 14.355; 18.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.380; 19.250-Jared Mcfarland, 14.594;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby CLark[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 6. 250-Jared Mcfarland[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. Z10-Kevin Mingus[5] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 8. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[10] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[18] ; 12. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 13. 1W-Paul Weaver[17] ; 14. 99-Alvin Roepke[13] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[19] ; 16. Z10-Kevin Mingus[14] ; 17. 250-Jared Mcfarland[16] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[9]

Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore +7

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Though it's early in the season, Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz took a giant step forward in his quest to claim a third All Pro Aluminim Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics title with his second striaght series win at Fremont Speedway Saturday, May 5 on AmeriGas Night.

For the second straight event at "The Track That Action Built" Mintz dueled with Cap Henry before a late race caution allowed Mintz to take the lead and drive to his 12th career win at Fremont Speedway.

Though it was only for show-up points for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro teams Saturday, they held off the challenges of the K&N Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader 360 c.i. sprints as Fremont's Bobby Clark edged Matt Foos for the feature win. It was Clark's 36th career win at the track, placing him in a tie for 12th on the all-time win list.

In the 410 sprint feature four time FAST champion Byron Reed jumped out to the lead but spun after a lap was completed, handing the top spot to Henry. Henry held the point until Mintz used the low groove exiting turn four on lap nine to take the lead. Henry regained the top spot on lap 12 and began pulling away. A caution with eight laps to go gave Mintz the chance he needed as he took the lead with six laps to go and pulled away to the win.

"I think Cap must have boiled the breaks. He had them glowing most of the race. He was rolling the top and showed me that was the way to go. Hats off to my guys for all their hard work and I want to thank Eagle Ignition Leads. They are from Australia and not many people here know what they do but they build superior ignition leads and battery cables and they do an awful lot for us," said Mintz of his Real Geese Decoys; Design Graphics Group; KS Sales & Service; Eagle Ignition Leads; Real Geese; Design Graphics Group; KS Sales & Service; Anjulina's Catering and Banquet Hall; Linder's Speed Equipment backed #09.

In the 305/360 feature Dustin Rall grabbed the early lead before third starter Jamie Miller drove into the top spot. Miller pulled away before he made contact with an infield tire on lap eight, ending his night. On the ensuing restart Bobby Clark blasted past Rall as Matt Foos joined the fray. Clark and Foos ran nose to tail until a caution with 10 laps to go. Clark executed a great restart to pull away from Foos slightly but Foos chipped into his lead lap after lap and with four circuits to go was side by side with Clark exciting turn four. As they took the white flag a lapped car was running in Clark's bottom groove. Racing into the final two turns Foos made a last ditch run around the top but Clark was able to rocket off the bottom to take the narrow victory.

"This is our new car and we won the first night out with it (at Attica Raceway Park). We ran it a couple of times after that and we had some problems with it but me and Dave (Foos, chief mechanic) talked and made some changes and it was pretty good tonight. I heard Matt for last three or four laps. I think I burnt the brakes out early so I started struggling on the bottom but until I got pressured I was just going to stick where I was at. We love racing here...I grew up here and I wouldn't mind getting a couple of more wins but they are getting harder and harder to come by," said Clark beside his Fremont Fence; Kear's Speed Shop; Shelluke's Bar; Big D's Pizza; Nagy Equipment; Miller Rigging; Schiets Motorsports; Willey's Towing; Fremont NAPA; B&L Plumbing backed #8.

Henry and Reed brought the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprint feature with Reed, the track's defending champion, gaining the advantage over Henry, DJ Foos, Mintz, Stuart Brubaker, Jess Stiger and DJ Netto. Reed spin after a lap was scored, handing the lead to Henry. After another lap was recorded Meseraull spin and on the restart Tyler Gunn took a nasty flip but walked away from the crash.

When the green flew with three laps recorded Henry led Foos, Mintz, Brubaker, Shawn Valenti, Stiger and Netto. Mintz blasted into second a lap later but Foos stayed close. Mintz drove under Henry to grab the lead on lap nine and just as the leaders were set to encounter heavy lapped traffic Broc Martin would bring out the caution.

On the ensuing restart Henry pressured Mintz and drove under him as the pair were literally tied for the lead at the flag stand on lap 12. Henry surged ahead when the caution flew for Foos with 14 laps scored. Once the green reappeared Henry pulled away slightly from Mintz as Brubaker closed with Netto, Rob Chaney, Stiger and Briscoe in pursuit.

With eight laps to go the leaders once again prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic but the caution came out for an Adam Kekich spin. Mintz used the restart to pressure Henry and was able to take the lead on lap 24. Mintz began to pull away as Henry now had his hands full with Brubaker and Netto.

Mintz powered to the victory with Brubaker nipping Henry at the checkers for second with Netto and 16th starter Chaney rounding out the top five.

A pair of 305 sprint drivers - Dustin Rall and Matt Foos - brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305-360 feature that had eight 360 drivers and 12 305 drivers in the field. Rall led the first lap over Jamie Miller, Foos, Clark and Jeff Williams. Miller blasted into the lead on the second lap and began to pull away, building the advantage to nearly three seconds with seven laps scored.

Miller made contact with an infield tire on lap eight, ending his run and putting Rall back to the point. But on the restart Clark and Foos ganged up on Rall to take the top two positions. A final caution with 14 laps scored for Justin Adams who lost a wheel, set up a barn-burner finish.

Clark got an excellent restart but Foos closed quickly as the pair raced side by side while Steve Rando charged into third over Rall and Cody Bova. With two laps to go Foos looked like he might get by Clark with Rando, Rall, Bova and 18th starter John Ivy in pursuit. Coming to the checkers a lapped car on the bottom slowed Clark somewhat and Foos blasted to his outside. It was a drag race to the checkers with Clark edging Foos while Rando, Rall and Bova completed the top five.

The FAST 410 championship series will travel to Sharon Speedway on Friday, May 11, the first ever appearance of the series at the historic track.

The FAST 305 championship series will be back in action Friday, May 18 at Attica Raceway Park.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, based in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP, catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit www.allproheads.com for more information.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit www.jlhcompany.com for more information

About Ohio Logistics:

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs. Visit them online at www.OhioLogistics.com

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com

Fremont Speedway
Saturday, May 5, 2018
AmeriGas Night
Starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.23-DJ Foos, 11.979; 2.09-Craig Mintz, 12.189; 3.5R-Byron Reed, 12.206; 4.16-Chris Andrews, 12.229; 5.8M-TJ Michael, 12.232; 6.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.243; 7.4H-Cap Henry, 12.265; 8.11N-Dj Netto, 12.275; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.291; 10.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.295; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.322; 12.4T-Tracy Hines, 12.372; 13.1-Nate Dussel, 12.461; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.468; 15.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.476; 16.41-Thomas Schinderle, 12.548; 17.85-Mike Terry Jr, 12.599; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.607; 19.83-Rob Chaney, 12.622; 20.00-Thomas Meseraull, 12.641; 21.45L-Brian Lay, 12.643; 22.5-Chase Briscoe, 12.732; 23.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.871; 24.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.915; 25.2-Ricky Peterson, 12.998; 26.5M-Max Stambaugh, 99.939;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 83-Rob Chaney[7] ; 7. 5-Chase Briscoe[8] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 11N-Dj Netto[2] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 5. 85-Mike Terry Jr[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 7. 00-Thomas Meseraull[7] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 4T-Tracy Hines[1] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 83-Rob Chaney[1] ; 2. 5-Chase Briscoe[4] ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 5. 00-Thomas Meseraull[5] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 3. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 4. 11N-Dj Netto[8] ; 5. 83-Rob Chaney[16] ; 6. 5-Chase Briscoe[17] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 10. 97-Broc Martin[12] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[15] ; 12. 85-Mike Terry Jr[14] ; 13. 00-Thomas Meseraull[20] ; 14. 4T-Tracy Hines[9] ; 15. 1-Nate Dussel[13] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[18] ; 17. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 18. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 19. 16-Chris Andrews[10] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]
Hard Charger: 8M-TJ Michael +12

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 3. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[6] ; 8. 29-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 9. 90-Tommy Nichols[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams[2] ; 4. 15-Brandon Ferguson[4] ; 5. 18-Tood Heuerman[6] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neil[7] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 8. Z10-Kevin Mingus[1] ; 9. 5WC-Ryan Coniam[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 3. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 6. 17-Jared Horstman[9] ; 7. 28-Phil Gressman[7] ; 8. 73-Joe Armbruster[6] ; 9. 11N-Ed Neumeister[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[5] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 7. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 2-Kyle Sauder[4] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman[7] ; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 6. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 7. 28-Phil Gressman[11] ; 8. 29-Bryan Sebetto[13] ; 9. B20-Butch Schroeder[9] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[10] ; 12. Z10-Kevin Mingus[14] ; 13. 73-Joe Armbruster[15] ; 14. 11N-Ed Neumeister[19] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 16. 88N-Frank Neil[6] ; 17. 90-Tommy Nichols[17]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[10] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[18] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[6] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 10. 4*-Tyler Street[19] ; 11. 21-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 12. 97-Kyle Peters[15] ; 13. 2-Kyle Sauder[17] ; 14. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[12] ; 15. 5W-Jeff Williams[4] ; 16. 5M-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[7] ; 18. 15-Brandon Ferguson[14] ; 19. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 20. 17-Jared Horstman[20]
Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy +12

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Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Thirteenth starter Tim Shaffer split race long leader Chris Andrews and second place Brian Lay exiting turn two with just six laps to go and drove to his 2nd win of the season at Fremont Speedway on All Pro Aluminum Heads Night, Friday, Sept. 15. The $5,000 win makes “The Steel City Outlaw” the car to beat for Saturday’s 10th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic and its $10,000 payday.

Shaffer, who now has 17 career wins at “The Track That Action Built,” has taken the victory in the Jim & Joanne Ford Classic in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

“What a great car. Jeff Rudzik and Joe Demyan (owners) and Cody Jacobs…the whole team…boy that car was awesome to drive. These guys are making it fun again. With the schedule we have we can go where we want and do what we want and it makes it fun all around. It’s crazy…I don’t know why I run so well here. I could bend it really good there (bottom of turns three and four) but getting through the middle seemed really good to me. That car would go places you wouldn’t think it could. Starting 13th tonight I didn’t think we had a shot. We just kept plugging away. My team did, I did…that Scott Gressman engine ran awesome,” said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating, Triple X Chassis, VRP Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Scoville Designs backed #49.

Though the feature results weren’t what he wanted, Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos still locked up the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics championship and its $10,000 pay check. Foos becomes the first driver in the nine year history of the FAST series to win both the 305 and 410 titles.

“The biggest thing is consistency. You can’t win them all…you just have to be there. The team travelled well. Unfortunately tonight I didn’t get the results the Jay (Kiser) and the guys deserved. These guys pour their hearts and souls into this. We’ve had speed all year and I’m so happy for these guys,” said Foos beside his Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan, Shelluke’s Bar and Grill backed #23.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver grabbed the lead in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature with 10 laps to go and drove to his third victory of the season at Fremont Speedway. It was Weaver’s 11th overall victory of 2017 and the 44th of his career at Fremont tying him with Wayne Maffett Sr. for eighth on the track’s all-time win list. The win also earned Weaver his second straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro title.

“I’m just thankful to win one race let alone all the races I’ve won over the past two years. This car is good, the engine builders Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire are great…can’t thank them enough for bailing me out when the other engine took a crap,” said Weaver of his M&L Excavating, Hampshire Racing Engines, Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center, Tender Touch Car Wash, Miller Rigging sponsored #1w.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper held off 2017 track champion John Brooks to score his fifth McCullough Industries 602 Late Model win of the season. The victory is Harper’s 14th career checkered flag at the track.

“We tried some new things on the car tonight…tied some Monster Trucks (Matchbox) on tonight. That was the key and way to go…they’re probably going to ride on there for awhile. I have to thank all my sponsors and all the guys who bust their butts on this car,” said Harper of his B&R Powdercoating, H&H Environmental, Twist-T-Freez, Gibraltar Excavating, VA Risk Services, AM Transport, Track Side Truck & Trailer Repair, Childress Collision, Warpaint Graphics, Mastersbuilt Race Cars backed machine.

In the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint Feature Brian Lay and Chris Andrews brought the field to green with Andrews gaining the advantage over Lay, Lee Jacobs and Aaron Reutzel. As Andrews and Lay pulled away Jacobs and Reutzel battled for third with Stuart Brubaker rounding out the top five. Foos brought out the caution with three laps in with the running order Andrews, Lay, Jacobs, Reutzel, Brubaker, Craig Mintz and Byron Reed.

On the restart Jacobs dove to Lay’s inside and took second on lap five as Lay had his hands full with Reutzel with Brubaker and 10th starter Cole Duncan closing. Action ground to a halt on lap 8 when Trevor Baker flipped; he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews pulled away as Lay slipped around Jacobs for the runner-up spot. All eyes were on Shaffer who had worked his way up to sixth. Reutzel drove into third on lap 11 and closed on Lay just as the caution flew for a Jody Keegan spin with 18 laps to go.

A Broc Martin came to rest to bring out the caution with 14 laps scored and on the restart Foos spun again, ending his night. Andrews again got a great restart over Lay with Reutzel and Jacobs battling for third with Shaffer up to fifth. Shaffer moved into fourth on lap 16 as Andrews held a two car length advantage over the entertaining battle for second involving Lay and Reutzel. As Andrews prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic with nine circuits remaining, Shaffer took third from Reutzel with Lay closing in on the leader.

Shaffer made his winning move exiting turn two on lap 24, splitting both Andrews and Lay and driving under a lapped car on the back stretch. Shaffer drove to the checkers over Andrews, a resurgent Jacobs, Lay and Duncan.

The start of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature was marred by a tangle involving Justin Adams and Bobby Clark initially, and then on the second attempt Jamie Miller spun and Dustin Rall flipped at the opposite end of the track. When the green flew for a third time Kelsey Ivy jumped into the lead from her front row starting spot over Nate Dussel, Ricky Peterson, Seth Schneider and Tyler Street.

Dussel took the lead on lap two but Ivy stayed glued to his rear bumper when the caution flew on lap four for an Alvin Roepke and Cody Bova mishap. In just four laps Weaver had moved from 14th to seventh. The race would go caution free the remaining 21 laps.

With eight laps scored Kelsey Ivy began to pressure Dussel to regain the lead with Weaver closing in third. By lap 11 it was a tremendous three car battle for the lead with Ivy retaking the top spot as Weaver drove into second a lap later. Weaver executed a slider on Ivy for the lead on lap 15 with Dussel following into second a lap later as the leaders caught the back of the field. Meanwhile, Kelsey’s dad, John Ivy, had drive into fifth from his 18th starting position.

Weaver began to pull away slightly over Dussel, Kelsey Ivy, John Ivy and Seth Schneider with five laps to go. Weaver went unchallenged the rest of the way for the win over Dussel, John Ivy, Schneider and Kelsey Ivy.

In the 15 lap late model feature, Ky Harper grabbed the lead from the drop of the green but 2017 Fremont Speedway champion John Brooks stayed glued to his rear bumper. A caution on lap nine bunched up the field, but Harper continued to hold off Brooks as Chester Fitch closed to challenge. With two laps to go Brooks made a couple of moves to the inside of Harper but couldn’t get the pass completed.

Harper took the checkers over Chester Fitch, Brooks, Skeeter Fitch and Kyle Dukeshire.

Fremont Speedway gets back to action Saturday, Sept. 16 for the $10,000-to-win Jim and Joanne Ford Classic with the Ohio Sprint Car Series again challenging the local competitors and the invaders on JLH General Contractor Night. JLH has a lot of contingency money on the line throughout the night and once again thanks to DKW Transport the night’s fast qualifier will earn $500; second quick $300; and third quick $150. Upping the fast time award to $700 are fans Lane Cecil and Steve Klisz.

Friday Jon Horn, owner of JLH General Contractor, announced he would return as the title sponsor of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series in 2018.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.453; 2.91-Cale Thomas, 12.458; 3.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.529; 4.16-Chris Andrews, 12.583; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.671; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 12.676; 7.23-DJ Foos, 12.677; 8.14H-Todd Heller, 12.690; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.696; 10.97-Broc Martin, 12.705; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.725; 12.7K-Cale Conley, 12.726; 13.5-Byron Reed, 12.746; 14.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.752; 15.22-Cole Duncan, 12.790; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.801; 17.45-Trevor Baker, 12.806; 18.60-Jody Keegan, 12.808; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.810; 20.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.828; 21.4H-Cap Henry, 12.862; 22.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.879; 23.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.885; 24.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.962; 25.20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.011; 26.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.012; 27.2+-Brian Smith, 13.080; 28.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.085; 29.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.208; 30.4-Danny Smith, 13.266; 31.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.273; 32.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.275; 33.83-Nate Reeser, 13.277; 34.60C-Kory Crabtree, 13.338; 35.76-Dave Jones, 13.396; 36.40-Mark Imler, 13.694; 37.1M-Brandon Moore, 14.072; 38.22D-Josh Davis, 52.999; 39.70-Jeff Swindell, 83.990;

Heat 1 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen[7] ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry[5]

Heat 2 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 7K-Cale Conley[2] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 56R-Ryan Myers[7] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[8]

Heat 3 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 4. 83-Nate Reeser[7] ; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[8] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[5]

Heat 4 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 8. 70-Jeff Swindell[8]

Heat 5 (8 laps, top 3 to A)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 7. 76-Dave Jones[7]

Dash (determines A-main starting position)
1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 5. 11N-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]

C-Main 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to B)
1. 56R-Ryan Myers[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[6] ; 3. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 4. 60C-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 6. 76-Dave Jones[5] ; 7. 70-Jeff Swindell[9] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[3]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 4H-Cap Henry[17] ; 8. 83-Nate Reeser[3] ; 9. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[15] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[11] ; 11. 56R-Ryan Myers[16] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 13. 41-Thomas Schinderle[14] ; 14. 7-Shawn Valenti[20] ; 15. 71-Ayrton Olsen[18] ; 16. 22D-Josh Davis[13] ; 17. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 18. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 19. 60C-Kory Crabtree[19] ; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[13] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[10] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6] ; 7. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 8. 11N-Craig Mintz[5] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[20] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 14. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[12] ; 16. 1st-Gary Taylor[14] ; 17. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[19] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[17] ; 20. 45-Trevor Baker[11]

Hard Charger: 49-Tim Shaffer +12

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 8. 26-Dan Hennig[8] ; 9. 11X-George Englert[10] ; 10. 87-Brian Gibbs[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 7. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7] ; 10. 63-Tad Peck[10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 88N-Mike Burkin[1] ; 3. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[9] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[5] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 8. 26-Dan Hennig[7] ; 9. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 10. 11X-George Englert[10] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[12] ; 12. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 13. 63-Tad Peck[14]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[14] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[18] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16] ; 11. 88N-Mike Burkin[10] ; 12. 99-Alvin Roepke[17] ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham[20] ; 14. 8-Bobby CLark[15] ; 15. 73-Joe Armbruster[7] ; 16. 25-Jason Keckler[19] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[13] ; 18. 20B-Cody Bova[9] ; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 20. 66-Jamie Miller[11]

Hard Charger: 77i-John Ivy +15

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)
1. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[8] ; 3. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[2] ; 4. 5-Chester Fitch III[3] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 6. 27K-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 7. 17x-David Hoppes[7] ; 8. 101-Katie Fitch[9] ; 9. 6-Kyle Farmer[1]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[8] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 4. 5-Chester Fitch III[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[2] ; 6. 27K-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 8. 6-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 9. 17x-David Hoppes[7]

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Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Contract: Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – DJ Foos sliced his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon to claim his second 410 sprint win of the season at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 9 on Kistler Racing Products Night. It was the second win of the season at “The Track That Action Built” for the Fremont, Ohio native.

“Wow, to go through what we have gone through the past month and then come out here and get a win says a lot about this team. I had to make some moves in lapped traffic that were close. I ran the bottom to see what was done there and when Lee (Jacobs) opened the top in three and four…it was just too good up there for me not to take it,” said Foos beside his Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan; Shelluke’s Bar & Grill backed machine.

Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed came into the season championship night third in points, but a good qualifying effort, a heat race win and a fourth place feature finish propelled him to his 7th Fremont Speedway track championship.

“I usually don’t pay too much attention to heat races other than to make sure I make the transfer. Then I started doing the math and was like ‘I got a chance at this.’ I want to thank Fremont based Crown Battery for all they do for us and the great fans at Fremont Speedway,” Reed said.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature was worth the price of the ticket as Bobby Clark, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel battled each other and lapped traffic the last five laps. A caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and the Fremont, Ohio driver scored his first win of the season and the 35th of his career at Fremont Speedway. It comes after Clark took a nasty spill last weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Clark now sits 12th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I’m down to one car so I’m glad I got to start closer to the front tonight…I could be more careful that way. It’s been a terrible year; we’ve struggled all year. About the last month or so we figured some things out and the car’s been really good when I’m not crashing. I was glad to see that caution because I was having fits in lapped traffic. Every where I went they went to the same spot. I saw Paul (Weaver) the one time…I was comfortable with three to go but I was still waiting for the slide job,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shelluke’s Bar, Nagy’s Equipment, Miller Rigging, Bit D’s Pizza, Schiet’s Motorsports, Willey’s Towing backed machine.

Dussel’s third place finish earned him a second consecutive track championship.

“I really didn’t come out here to point race…I kind of felt like we got that out of the way last year. We really wanted to win. This definitely helps considering we won two races this whole year and I feel like we’re a much better team than that. I didn’t want to see that last caution. Right before that I bounced it off the back stretch wall and I think I either bent the ladder or bent the right rear wheel and all of a sudden I could get rolling the bottom better,” said Dussel.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks led flag to flag for his third win of the year in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. Brooks’ eighth career win at the track also garnered him his second straight track title.

“It took a little bit this year getting this car figured out. We had it working pretty good but made some changes today and put it on the scales and the scales broke. We didn’t know what we had. Then we loaded it in the trailer and the right front shock was broke too. It was a hell of a day but it worked out. Chris adjusted on it…it wasn’t worth a crap in hot laps. But he got it working good later,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending, Foster Auto Repair backed #00.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti continued his domination in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, recording his seventh feature win of the year. It marks is 39th career victory at Fremont Speedway, moving him to 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“The guys give me a phenomenal truck once again. We had some issues and didn’t get to hot lap but the Jeff Babcock got it all figured out and here we are again. What a season,” said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center; Best Performance; Craig Miller Trucking; Dave Story Equipment; Real Geese backed #7B.

Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Keegan drove to a third place finish to earn his first ever Fremont Speedway dirt truck track title.

“My dad and all the crew have given me a great truck all season. This is unbelievable…I used to sit in those stands and hope I’d get to race here one day and now to win a track championship…this is fantastic,” said an emotional Keegan.

Lee Jacobs and Foos led the field to green for the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Jacobs gaining the advantage over Foos, Bryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Chris Andrews, Valenti and Reed. Foos took several looks to Jacob’s inside over the first hand full of laps with Philo driving into third on lap six. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap eight with Jacobs maintaining the lead over Foos, Philo, Andrews, Broughton, Reed, Broc Martin and Valenti.

Foos and Jacobs switched lines in turns three and four on lap 14 and Foos powered into the lead as they raced into very heavy lapped traffic. A caution at the half way point gave Jacobs a shot at regaining the lead but Foos was too strong on the restart. Andrews took third n lap 17 and started to close on Foos and Jacobs while Philo and Reed battled for fourth. With eight laps remaining Foos raced into very heavy lapped traffic and Jacobs and Andrews closed.

Jacobs took several looks to Foos’ inside while the leader was hung up behind a lapped car. Foos made some daring moves in traffic the last hand full of laps and drove to the win over Jacobs, Andres, Reed and Philo

Matt Foos and Jimmy McGrath paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with Foos jumping into the lead at the drop of the green. Following a caution after a lap was scored, Foos again maintained the lead as Tyler Street jumped into second over McGrath, Clark, Joe Armbruster and 12th starting Weaver. Clark moved into third on lap three with Weaver taking fourth a circuit later. Street spun while running second on lap seven.

Clark powered under Foos for the lead on lap nine as Weaver applied pressure for the runner-up spot finally taking it on lap 14. Weaver methodically cut into Clark’s lead and as they raced into heavy lapped traffic with seven laps to go, took several looks to Clark’s outside for the lead. Weaver made a big bobble on the cushion in turns three and four with four laps to go, as Dussel dove to his inside with Clark in both of their sights. But, a caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and he was able to drive to the win over Weaver, Dussel, John Ivy and Jamie Miller.

Brooks and Keegan brought the field to green for the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model A-main with Brooks jumping into the lead. Ky Harper took second on lap two and pressured Brooks. Several cautions in the opening five laps kept the field close but when the green flew with 10 laps to go, Brooks had his hands full with Harper and Chester Fitch. While battling for second on lap eight, Harper and Fitch made heavy contact, ending Fitch’s night.

Brooks hit his marks perfectly with the remaining six laps and drove to the win over Harper, Keegan, Brad Mitten and Skeeter Fitch.

Mitten and Brad Stuckey led the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Mitten gaining the upper hand. Stuckey led laps two and three by a front bumper with Valenti taking the top spot on lap four just before a multi-truck crash. The race would go the rest of the way caution free.

Valenti drove away from the field while the battle for second heated up involving Stuckey, Kent Brewer, Keith Sorg and Daniel Roepke. With eight laps in Valenti’s lead was about eight truck lengths with Roepke now second followed closely by Brewer, Stuckey, Keegan, Sorg and Jeff Ward. Valenti took the checkers nearly eight truck lengths ahead of Roepke, Brewer, Keegan and Ward.

Fremont Speedway will play host to the 10th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. Huge purses are on tap for the 410 sprints both nights…stay tuned for more information! For times and ticket prices go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway
Season Championship Night
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Kistler Racing Products
Indicates starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.365; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.413; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.551; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.602; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.718; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.725; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.750; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.760; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.858; 10.45L-Brian Lay, 12.858; 11.27L-Brad Lamberson, 12.913; 12.45-Trevor Baker, 12.942; 13.60-Jody Keegan, 12.942; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.942; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.958; 16.22D-Josh Davis, 12.962; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.345; 18.18D-Bobby Distel, 13.414; 19.4-Tracy Hines, 99.190; 20.14H-Todd Heller, 99.630; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 99.820;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[6] ; 7. 4-Tracy Hines[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 27L-Brad Lamberson[1] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 97-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[12] ; 16. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 17. 27L-Brad Lamberson[11] ; 18. 22D-Josh Davis[16] ; 19. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 20. 18D-Bobby Distel[18]

Hard Charger: 22M-Dan McCarron +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 8. 66D-Chase Dunham[9] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 73-Joe Armbruster[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 88N-Mike Burkin[7] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[10] ; 10. 88N-Mike Burkin[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[10] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[13] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 9. 21-Dustin Stroup[16] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 11. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[14] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 17. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[19]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[3] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 33H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[8] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[6] ; 8. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 6. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 8. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 5. 49X-Noah Wagner[3] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[4] ; 7. 6K-Willie Keegan[7]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 37-Eric DeVanna[2] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[8] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[8] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 6. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 9. P51-Paul Brown JR[17] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[10] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[18] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 13. 99-Gene Potridge[13] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 15. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 16. 33H-Dan Hennig[11] ; 17. 49X-Noah Wagner[15] ; 18. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 19. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 20. 37-Eric DeVanna[16]

Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan +8

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 00-John Brooks[9] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[1] ; 6. 6-Brad Mitten[5] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 6-Brad Mitten[6] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[5] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 27K-Jay King[7]

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Jul
09

Henry takes Crown money at Fremont

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Contact: Brian Liskai
Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio – There’s no place like home for Cap Henry. The Bellevue, Ohio native spent a lot of years on the road racing sprint cars, including several weeks in the Midwest this year. He returned home a couple of weeks ago and hooked up with the Lane Racing team and it paid off Saturday at Fremont Speedway. Henry took the lead on lap 17 and drove to his fourth career win at “The Track That Action Built” pocketing $5,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

Henry started 10th in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature and steadily worked his way to the front. A tremendous battle involving Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews and Henry ensued as the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by lap 11. Henry drove around Brubaker for the lead exiting turn two to lead lap 17. It wasn’t easy for Henry as he encountered heavy lapped traffic with eight laps to go allowing Brubaker to close. Henry navigated through the traffic to earn the win.

“I can’t say enough about this Lane family. They didn’t know who I was two weeks ago. Man I knew this thing was pretty good early. I caught those guys in traffic and just didn’t want to screw it up. Hats off to Rich (Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter) and the whole crew. The track was awesome. I could run any where on the race track. This J&J was awesome. It’s good to be in victory lane and even better to be home,” said Henry beside his Metropolitan Landscaping, Kistler Engines backed #4.

Gibsonburg’s Nate Dussel survived a close call with a lapped car and led all 25 laps to claim his second feature win in as many weeks at Fremont Speedway. Last week he scored his first ever 360ci sprint win and this week the track’s Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint 2016 champion scored his first win in that division, taking home $1,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

“Considering how bad I fouled it up last week in this car, stepping on it running second, I owed this to my dad and everyone on this team to get the #1 car back in victory lane,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Custom Fabrication; Al Davis Carpet; Industrial Movers; Gressman Powersports; Box 7; Real Geese; Wurtec; Design Graphics Group; Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

The victory is Dussel’s 23rd overall at the track, putting him in a tie with Bryan Sebetto and Jim Fleming for 23rd on the all time win list.

“I’ve said it before I sat in those stands as a little kid thinking maybe some day I can sit on this front stretch at least once let alone 23 times,” Dussel commented.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks has racked up 5 runner-up finishes in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models at Fremont Speedway in 2017. Brooks, the track’s defending division champion, finally broke into victory lane Saturday, taking the lead on lap six and driving to his sixth career win

“The track was smoother and it didn’t wear me out…I didn’t fall out of the seat,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending; Foster Auto Repair; Brian Foster backed #00.

“Chester (Fitch) and Ky (Harper) give me a run for my money every week. It seems if I can beat one I can’t beat the other. This feels good…I was wondering where this place was,” Brooks said referring to the Engine Pro Victory Lane. “I want to thank my wife, Chris my crew chief, a friend of mine, Jim, came out to help us.”

A few years ago Fremont, Ohio’s Brad Mitten suffered a severe head injury. Through hard work and determination he came back to racing and it all paid off Saturday as he grabbed the lead from Shawn Valenti – who has five wins on the season – on a restart with just four laps to go and drove to his first career Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win at “The Track That Action Built.”

“I was faster in one and two than he (Valenti) was but he would come back on me in three and four. I thought he was going to come back around but I stuck with it and after 12 years I finally won,” said Mitten beside his Centec Cast Metal Products; Premier Planning Services; Borer Mirror & Glass; Shellukes Bar and Grill; SPS Distributing; B&R Powder Coasting backed #23m.

Jody Keegan and Todd Heller brought the 410 feature to green with Heller gaining the advantage over Chris Andrews, Keegan, Brubaker, Broc Martin and D.J. Foos. Keegan, who took home $1,000 for winning the Alex Burkett Memorial Pursuit earlier in the night, jumped back into second on lap two and immediately challenged Heller for the lead. Heller and Keegan would tangle on lap three, handing the lead to Brubaker.

Brubaker pulled away slightly on the restart from Andrews, Henry, Foos, Trey Jacobs, Valenti, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. The leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and it was a three car battle for the lead involving Brubaker, Andrews and Henry. Henry sliced into second on lap 12 and battled with Brubaker and the lapped cars over the next five laps before driving under Brubaker exiting turn four on lap 17.

Henry pulled away from Brubaker, Andrews, Reed, Jacobs, Foos and Gunn until encountering more heavy traffic with eight laps remaining. Brubaker quickly closed and with three laps remaining was right on Henry’s rear bumper. Henry was able to negotiate through the traffic and drove to the win over Brubaker, Andrews, Reed and Jacobs.

Last week’s winner Steve Rando and Dussel paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Dussel gaining the advantage at the drop of the green. Paul Weaver moved into second on lap two and the battle began for the lead. Dussel and Weaver nose to tail over the next five laps before the caution flew just as they were racing into lapped traffic. After two green flag laps Rando’s run at the front came to an end with mechanical issues. On the restart Dussel led Weaver, Bobby Clark, Alvin Roepke, Matt Foos and John Ivy (from 17th).

Clark would spin on lap 10, collecting Ivy. When the green flew the battle between Dussel and Weaver continued with Roepke, Foos, Brandon Moore, and Jamie Miller giving chase. With 10 laps to go Dussel and Weaver were battling as they caught the rear of the field. Kevin Mingus would spin right in front of them. Dussel avoided the incident but Weaver spun to avoid heavy contact, sending him to the tail.

When the green flew Dussel pulled away from Roepke, Moore, Kyle Capodice, Foos and Dustin Stroup. As he worked his way back to the front, Weaver clipped Chase Dunham on lap 18 with Dunham laying his car on its side. Again when the green returned Dussel pulled away from Roepke with Moore and Foos battling for third. Dussel easily drove to the win over Roepke, Moore, Foos and Weaver.

In the 15 lap late model feature, Dustin Keegan and Ky Harper brought the field to green with Harper taking the lead over Brooks, Chester Fitch, Keegan and Kyle Dukeshire. Fitch spun while challenging for the lead on lap four. On the restart Brooks pressured Harper and drove into the lead on lap six just before the caution would fly. A pair of cautions over the next two laps kept the field close.

Once the green flew again on lap eight, Brooks began to pull away from Harper, Fitch and Keegan. Brooks drove to the win over Harper, Fitch, Keegan and Jay King.

The 20 lap dirt truck feature went green with Eric Devanna and Brad Stuckey on the front row. Cautions marred the first seven laps of the feature, thought he battle up front involving Devanna, Stuckey, Shawn Valenti and Dustin Keegan was quite entertaining. Valenti grabbed the lead on lap seven and began to pull away as Keegan, Devanna and Stuckey put on a show for second.

Mitten was finally able to take the runner-up position on lap 14 just before the caution flew wiping out Valenti’s big lead. When the green reappeared Mitten drove under Valenti to take the lead. Mitten hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Valenti, Keegan, Keith Sorg and Devanna.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 22 on Miller Rigging/Mac & Bob’s Service Garage Night with the 410 and 305 sprints, trucks and late models in action on Family Fun Night.

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Fremont Speedway
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Crown Battery Night
Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.803; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 12.811; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.844; 4.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.852; 5.16-Chris Andrews, 12.874; 6.97-Broc Martin, 12.900; 7.14H-Todd Heller, 12.926; 8.60-Jody Keegan, 13.010; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.022; 10.4-Cap Henry, 13.031; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.032; 12.5X-Justin Peck, 13.042; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.111; 14.16N-Austin Nemire, 13.149; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.183; 16.4t-Tracy Hines, 13.270; 17.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.423; 18.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.440; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.467; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.500; 21.17x-Dain Naida, 13.747; 22.18D-Bobby Distel, 14.421;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 4t-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[7] ; 6. 16N-Austin Nemire[5] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen[6] ; 6. 17x-Dain Naida[7] ; DNF. 5X-Justin Peck[1]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[10] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[9] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 10. 5X-Justin Peck[12] ; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 13. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 14. 17x-Dain Naida[21] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 16. 16N-Austin Nemire[14] ; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 18. 71-Ayrton Olsen[18] ; 19. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 20. 4t-Tracy Hines[16] ; 21. 18D-Bobby Distel[22] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[2]

Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 11G-Tyler Street[2] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[6] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 24. 09-Justin Adams[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 2F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 3. 8-Bobby CLark[3] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[18] ; 8. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[14] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] ; 11. 2L-Landon Lalonde[21] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[13] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 14. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 15. 94K-Kevin Mingus[16] ; 16. 11G-Tyler Street[19] ; 17. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 18. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 19. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 20. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 22. 36-Seth Schneider[22]

Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore +12

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[6] ; 4. 4X-Eddie Bryant[2] ; 5. 2-Brian Sorg[7] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 8. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[8] ; DNF. 33-Jeff Ward[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[6] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[4] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[7] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[2]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 6. 2-Brian Sorg[16] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[18] ; 9. 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen[22] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[17] ; 11. 49X-Noah Wagner[6] ; 12. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 13. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 14. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 15. 0-Andy Keegan[3] ; 16. 26-Kyle Lagrou[19] ; 17. P51-Paul Brown JR[21] ; 18. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[10] ; 19. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 20. 4X-Eddie Bryant[13] ; 21. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14]

Hard Charger: 48-Jeramiah Halbeisen +13

602 Late Models – McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[7] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[5] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 6. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 7. 16-Brad Mitten[1] ; 8. 27K-Jay King[10] ; 9. 5-Chester Fitch III[3] ; 10. 95-Louis Kimberlin[6]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[2] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[8] ; 6. 5-Chester Fitch III[9] ; 7. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[6] ; 8. 16-Brad Mitten[7] ; 9. 95-Louis Kimberlin[10] ; 10. 4M-Jamie Miller[5]

World of Outlaws


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All Star Circuit of Champions driver holds off series regulars to win Kistler Engines Smackdown

FREMONT, Ohio - June 3, 2016 - With family and friends cheering him on, Chad Kemenah, became just the third non-World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series driver to defeat the series regulars after he held off seven-time series champion Donny Scahtz to win the Kistler Engines Smackdown at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on Friday night.

Kemenah, an Elvada, Ohio -native who had not made a World of Outlaws feature at Fremont since 1993, motored around David Gravel just after the halfway point in the 40-lap feature race, then held off a hard-charging Schatz in the final laps to capture the checkered flag.

"That was a hell of a show for the fans," Kemenah said after exiting his car. "I don't know how close it was there at the end, but I am pretty sure the fans were in the cockpit there with me. We were the first ones to the checkered flag tonight, and my wife and kids were here to watch it, so this is cool.

"I just can't thank my whole team enough, they have worked their tails off this year. I have great car owners in Rod and Rita Hunter, and unfortunately Rob wasn't here to watch this one since he has never won an Outlaw's show before."

Schatz, the 2013 and 2014 winner of this race, started fifth and charged his way to a runner-up finish, his best finish since winning at Weedsport Speedway over a week ago.

"40 laps here was enough - Chad just did a good job," Schatz said. "It's a work in progress, and every day is a new day to work on it. Tony Stewart's got the best guys in the business to do that, so we will just keep plugging away.

"All you can do is your best every night. We had a pretty solid night, obviously we wanted to win, but we just got beat. So some nights you just have to lick your wounds and learn from it."

Shane Stewart kicked-off the night by capturing his third consecutive quick-time award when he clocked the fastest time in flight one of qualifying at 12.734 seconds. Flight two was led by local driver, Rob Chaney at 13.141 seconds.

Qualifying set up the night-long war between the Outlaws and Ohio drivers, as the series regulars drew first blood by dominating three of the four heat races. Stewart, Joey Saldana and Gravel each won their heat race, while Kemenah was the lone Ohioan to upset the Outlaws when he won the final heat.

The Outlaws continued their early-night ownership of victory lane as Gravel, in the Big Game Treestands/JRC No. 5, outdueled Kemenah to win the six-lap dash, which placed the Watertown, Conn. driver on the pole for the feature.

When the feature started, the opening laps established a precedent for the remainder of the night as drivers battled a challenging, slick track, which created cautions early and often.

Gravel, who was glued to the bottom of the track, held on to the lead through a handful of early cautions as second place starter, Kemenah, in the Brillex LLC/Seneca Energy No. 10H, challenged the leader but could never complete the pass.

While Gravel and Kemenah jockeyed over the top position, Schatz lurked in his Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 just behind them in the third position.

Kemenah finally built up enough of a run on the outside of Gravel to capture the lead on lap 23, but the Ohioan's path to victory was not an easy one in the final 18 laps.

Kemenah began to approach lapped traffic, as the race began a final green-flag run. Once Kemenah hit the slower traffic, Schatz started to close in on the leader. The Fargo, N.D. -native made his way around Gravel, who slipped to third, and placed the Kemenah in his crosshairs.

A regular of the All Star Circuit of Champions, which is owned by Tony Stewart, Kemenah had to hold off Scahtz, who drives for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing over the final laps, as the reigning series champion eyed his third win at the track in four years.

Schatz closed to Kemenah's back bumper but could never get close enough to make a move, as the Ohioan controlled the top spot over the final 18 laps to become just the third non-Outlaw driver to capture the checkered flag in a series race.

"I am just speechless right now - I have to thank everyone that's here," Kemenah added. "If you're a member of this team or have been a part of it, you should be really, really proud because this is a hell of a race team.

"We've been pretty good, but last week we had a driver that didn't feel like qualifying good, which turned into a terrible weekend. I can't thank David [Gravel] and Donny [Schatz] enough, they raced here like true professionals - they're the best in the business."

Schatz, who admittedly isn't watching the point's battle just yet, has cut Brad Sweet's point lead to just 11 after Sweet struggled to a 15th-place finish.

"You guys look at the points - I don't care, I am just about winning races," Schatz said. "That's how I have won what I have won, so I am just going to do that.

"We need to get back to winning races, that's for sure. We're going to go back and figure out what we could've done to be better. We have another race tomorrow so we have another shot at it."

Gravel, who led the most laps tonight, slipped to third in the second half of the race, but still picked up his second podium finish in-a-row.

"I have never got a win here, and I really wanted one tonight," Gravel said. "We probably had the best car the first half of the race but I just faded there late. I had the wing back all the way and that was all I had there, so we will settle for a third.

"You never want to back up in the feature, but people like Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah beat you on a very slick race track, and they're some of the best on the slick tracks. We have a little bit of work to do, but we have been trying stuff and this is something new for us that we are getting better at every week. We've been running really well, we just have to keep it up and the wins will come."

2016 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Greg Wilson, who is a Benton Ridge, Ohio -native, rebounded from a missed feature at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday to finish fourth tonight, which is his third top-five finish of the season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will migrate 200 miles overnight to Lake Odessa, Mich. for the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway on Saturday. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit: www.WoOSprint.com/I-96-Speedway.

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Fremont Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Shane Stewart captured his third quick time in-a-row after also having the fastest qualifying lap at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and Lawrenceburg Speedway...Chad Kemenah made his first World of Outlaws feature at Fremont Speedway since 1993...Kemenah is just the third non-Outlaw driver to win a feature in 2016, joining Kerry Madsen and Lance Dewease.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Tim Shaffer; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Chad Kemenah; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Shane Stewart.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24); Joey Saldana - 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4);Shane Stewart - 3 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30); David Gravel - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on May 3); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Fremont (Ohio) Speedway; June 3, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [1][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [6][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana [3][$2,300]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [14][$2,200]; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs [7][$2,100]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks [20][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$2,000]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,500]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan [13][$1,200]; 13. 8M-T.J. Michael [24][$1,100]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay [23][$1,050]; 15. 49-Brad Sweet [16][$1,000]; 16. 33M-Caleb Griffith [17][$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$800]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$800]; 19. 9X-Rob Chaney [8][$800]; 20. 73-Chris Andrews [9][$800]; 21. 1B-Dale Blaney [10][$800]; 22. 70-Danny Holtgraver [22][$800]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$800]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [21][$800]. Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-22, Chad Kemenah 23-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 19M-Brent Marks [+11]

Qualifying - Flight One - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.734; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.800; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.943; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.996; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.006; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.021; 7. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.068; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.071; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.093; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.198; 11. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.233; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.239; 13. 73-Chris Andrews, 13.283; 14. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.293; 15. 7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.312; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.333; 17. 1ST-Brian Smith, 13.355; 18. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.365; 19. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.733; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.810; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.013;

Flight Two - 1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.141; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.164; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.198; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.203; 5. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.257; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.417; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.449; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.509; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.538; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.549; 11. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.593; 12. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.622; 13. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.650; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.682; 15. 3G-James McFadden, 13.755; 16. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.855; 17. 9R-Jordon Ryan, 13.859; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.985; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.009; 20. 23X-D.J. Foos, 14.096; 21. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.532

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 73-Chris Andrews [7]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti [8]; 8. 1ST-Brian Smith [9]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay [6]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [11]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael [7]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn [5]; 9. O9-Craig Mintz [9]; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker [10]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney [1]; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 6. 3G-James McFadden [8]; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 9. 9R-Jordon Ryan [9]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 11. 60-Jody Keegan [11]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 5. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan [8]; 9. 23X-D.J. Foos [10]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [4]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs [7]; 8. 9X-Rob Chaney [6]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. O9-Craig Mintz [3] [-]; 2. 9R-Jordon Ryan [2] [-]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [$150]; 4. 1ST-Brian Smith [1] [$150]; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker [7] [$150]; 6. 23X-D.J. Foos [8] [$125]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6] [$125]; 8. 60-Jody Keegan [10] [$125]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9] [$125]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1] [-]; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver [2] [-]; 3. 45L-Brian Lay [5] [-]; 4. 8M-T.J. Michael [7] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] [$300]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$250]; 7. 3G-James McFadden [10] [$225]; 8. 9R-Jordon Ryan [14] [$200]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [4] [$200]; 10. O9-Craig Mintz [13] [$200]; 11. 7V-Shawn Valenti [9] [$200]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin [8] [$200]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn [3] [$200]; 14. 22-Cole Duncan [12] [$200].

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