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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai
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FREMONT, Ohio - Michael "Buddy" Kofoid had only raced at Fremont Speedway twice, including Saturday, May 18. But, the 17-year-old Penngrove, California driver looked like a long-time veteran, handling a tricky track surface, passing for the lead late in the 410 sprint feature and holding off a challenger to score his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" on Kistler Engines Night.

Kofoid, who looked to be heading for his first win in Ohio the previous night at Attica Raceway Park only to suffer a minor issue and finish third, tracked down race long leader Travis Philo with 10 laps to go to take the lead and then held off fast qualifier Justin Peck to score the $4,000 win thanks to Spanky's Pizza of Carey. Kofoid unofficially takes the lead in the point standings in All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

"That was probably the most physically and mentally tough race I've ever run. I was so determined and I had so much adrenaline and it keeps you going in the seat. My hands are so cramped right now I can barely pull a tear off and pull myself out of my car. Yesterday at Attica we had a lot of speed and probably should have won but had some issues but having that much speed gave me a big momentum boost. I had to sack up and run the rough stuff. I felt like I knew I was making it work in three and four a car width higher than them and a couple of times I tried way to high and almost blew myself into the turn four wall. I figured it out right through the middle above those guys," said an exhausted Kofoid in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for giving me an amazing opportunity for me to fulfill my dream and come out here and race full time. Of course the Linders for all their help and letting me live with them. Also thanks to Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, Linder's Speed Equipment, DMI, AL Driveline, ProShocks...without those guys I wouldn't be standing here," Kofoid added.

Former Fremont Speedway track champion Paul Weaver battled with Luke Griffith throughout the opening half of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature before grabbing the lead on lap 12 and holding off Jamie Miller for his 48th career victory at the track. Weaver is tied for seventh on the track's all-time win list. The victory puts Weaver in the running for the championship of the KS Sales and Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer sales.

"Running second wasn't bad...your focus was on getting into the lead and you really didn't think about the track. But once you got into the lead then it got really rough. I want to thank Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice for the motor on this deal, my nephew Daniel, Schiets Motorsports, B&B Drain...they just come on board, Russ Adkins come on this year to help out...I can't thank them enough," said Weaver.

While the stat sheet will show Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti led all 20 laps of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature it wasn't easy as former track champion Kent Brewer challenged him the entire distance. But, Valenti was able to hold on for the win, his 48th career victory at the track to tie him with Weaver for seventh on the all-time win list. It was his second victory of the year at Fremont and third overall of 2019 in the truck division, having scored the win at Attica the previous week.

"The track was something else tonight but I know these guys are working on it to make it the best they can be and hopefully now we can get the bad weather behind us and get some racing in. The top looks like the smoothest but Kent stuck his nose down there so I had to go down there. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me, Craig Miller Trucking, Speedways Bar and Grill out of Bradner, Gressman Powersports, Best Performance Motorsports, A Plus Auto Center and everyone who helps out," said Valenti.

At the drop of the Silver Top Bar and Grill Green Flag for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint 30-lap A-main outside front row starter Travis Philo jumped into the lead but after a lap was completed a three car tangle involving Jac Haudenschild, Byron Reed and Trey Jacobs slowed the pace. On the restart Philo pulled away from Dale Blaney, Justin Peck, Joey Saldana, Nate Dussel and Kofoid. While Kofoid pulled away, Blaney and Peck battled hard for second with Peck taking the spot on lap six and quickly closed on Philo. That left Blaney to battle Saldana for third with Kofoid joining in on that fun by lap 10.

As Philo and Peck ran nose to tail, Saldana took third on lap 11 with Blaney and Kofoid continuing to apply pressure. The leaders raced into lapped traffic just before the half way point when Kofoid used the middle groove to take third from Saldana three laps latter. With 10 laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead involving Philo, Kofoid and Peck. Kofoid once again used the middle line to grab the lead on lap 21, with Peck taking second a lap later. Peck tried lap after lap to get around Kofoid but to no avail.

Kofoid took the checkers half a car length over Peck with Philo, Saldana and Nate Dussel rounding out the top five.

In the 305 feature outside front row starter Luke Griffith grabbed the early lead over Jimmy McGrath, Weaver and Seth Schneider. Weaver quickly moved into second but Griffith started to pull away as Schneider took third and Jamie Miller and Tyler Street rounding out the top five. Weaver used lapped traffic to reel Griffith in and took the lead on lap 12 just as the caution flew for a Schneider spin. On the restart Miller drove around Griffith into second and stayed within striking distance of Weaver. The veteran Weaver worked his way through the lapped cars and drove to the win over Miller, Griffith, Street and John Ivy.

Valenti, who started outside the front row, quickly took the lead in the dirt truck feature over Keith Sorg, Brewer and Jim Holcomb. Brewer took second on a restart on lap four and hounded Valenti until a caution slowed the pace with four laps to go. In the shoot out Valenti was able to hold off both Brewer and Holcomb for the win with John Brooks and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway has a big Memorial Day weekend double-header. It begins Saturday, May 25 as the FAST 410 Series invades along with the 305 sprints. General admission is only $10 for adults. The following night, Sunday, May 26, Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 return to "The Track That Action Built" after a three year absence. The dirt trucks join the card on Sunday.

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Kistler Engines Night
Saturday, May 18, 2019

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.5X-Justin Peck, 13.424; 2.09-Craig Mintz, 13.515; 3.3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.554; 4.11-Dale Blaney, 13.619; 5.19-Paige Polyak, 13.637; 6.6-Joey Saldana, 13.647; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 13.660; 8.4-Cap Henry, 13.699; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.703; 10.1-Nate Dussel, 13.709; 11.99-Skylar Gee, 13.743; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 13.5-Byron Reed, 13.758; 14.16-DJ Foos, 13.808; 15.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.808; 16.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.811; 17.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.820; 18.23X-John Ivy, 13.832; 19.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.855; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.926; 21.14-Chad Wilson, 13.950; 22.17B-Bill Balog, 13.995; 23.45-Brian Lay, 14.003; 24.70X-Spencer Bayston, 14.008; 25.97-Caleb Helms, 14.013; 26.23-Max Stambaugh, 14.061; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 14.081; 28.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.230; 29.9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.254; 30.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.372; 31.2+-Brian Smith, 14.629; 32.88N-Frank Neil, 14.682; 33.11E-Ed Neumeister, 14.720; 34.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.792; 35.33W-Caleb Griffith, 99.620;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 5. 97-Caleb Helms[7] ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 8. 11E-Ed Neumeister[9] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 6. 17B-Bill Balog[6] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 8. 23-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 9. 23X-John Ivy[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 45-Brian Lay[6] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neil[8] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 17B-Bill Balog[4] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 7. 11E-Ed Neumeister[7] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 9. 23X-John Ivy[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 45-Brian Lay[7] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neil[4] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[10] ; 2. 5X-Justin Peck[6] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 6-Joey Saldana[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 6. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith[16] ; 8. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[14] ; 10. 99-Skylar Gee[9] ; 11. 17B-Bill Balog[19] ; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[15] ; 13. 97-Caleb Helms[17] ; 14. 25M-Chris Andrews[11] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[18] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 18. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 19. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 20. 70X-Spencer Bayston[20]

Hard Charger: 33W-Caleb Griffith +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 14.335; 2.25-Jason Keckler, 14.415; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.503; 4.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.645; 5.4*-Tyler Street, 14.672; 6.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.700; 7.36-Seth Schneider, 14.713; 8.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.840; 9.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.864; 10.7-Shawn Valenti, 14.927; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.931; 12.77I-John Ivy, 14.974; 13.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.083; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 15.092; 15.8-Bobby Clark, 15.102; 16.X-Mike Keegan, 15.106; 17.12-Kyle Capodice, 15.127; 18.09-Justin Adams, 15.129; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 15.264; 20.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.341; 21.3V-Chris Verda, 15.399; 22.3X-Bradon Riehl, 15.473; 23.97-Kyle Peters, 15.689; 24.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.716; 25.28-Tad Peck, 15.788; 26.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 99.910;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 8. 3X-Bradon Riehl[8] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 9. Z10-Kevin Mingus[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 7. X15-Kasey Zieboled8] ; 8. 09-Justin Adams[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 4. Z10-Kevin Mingus[11] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[10] ; 10. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 11. 3X-Bradon Riehl[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[15] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[16] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 14. 3V-Chris Verda[17] ; 15. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 17. Z10-Kevin Mingus[19] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[13] ; 20. 47-Matt Lucius[20]

Hard charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[6] ; 5. 8W-Allen White[8] ; 6. 2X-Chris Bitters[2] ; 7. 3-Gaige Slaven[5] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[1] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 6. 0H-Derek Halka[5] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 8. 75-Adam Dible[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 4. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 6. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 2-Steve Endicott[4] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[1] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 3. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 5. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[10] ; 7. 8W-Allen White[1] ; 8. 5-Jim Mcgrath[13] ; 9. 32-Kevin Phillips[12] ; 10. 2X-Chris Bitters[5] ; 11. 0H-Derek Halka[6] ; 12. 37-Eric DeVanna[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 4. 1-John Brooks[12] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[14] ; 7. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[18] ; 8. 2-Steve Endicott[8] ; 9. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[15] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 11. 3X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 12. 9-Curt Inks[11] ; 13. 7X-Dana Frey[19] ; 14. 115-Ben Good[13] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[10] ; 16. 83-Noah Wagner[20] ; 17. 22-Brandon Leighton[9] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[17] ; 19. P51-Paul Brown JR[16] ; 20. 0-Andy Keegan[4]
Hard charger: 36M-Cory McCaughey +11

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Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Tim Shaffer dominated the last half of the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway on JLH General Contractor Night to take home the $10,000 payday to wrap up the 67th season of racing at "Track That Action Built."

It was Shaffer's fourth win in the event that is held in honor of the husband and wife team and their family who saved Fremont Speedway and brought it back to life in 2000. Shaffer, who finished second the previous night at Fremont Speedway, now has 18 career wins at the track.

"Cody (Jacobs) and my guys keep giving me a great car. Tonight I could maneuver around and that was huge in lapped traffic. I haven't been here all year and to come in and be good tonight...that's just hats off to Cody and we had Ricky come on board and it seemed to up our game and it's a lot of fun," said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium, VRP Shocks backed machine.

Shaffer grabbed the lead from Penngrove, California's Buddy Kofoid on lap 16 of the 40-lap affair and Kofoid held off Cole Duncan to finish in the runner-up spot in his Fremont Speedway debut weekend.

"To finish second to Tim Shaffer is definitely not something to hang your head about. I feel like we got way better once the race went on. I got the wing back and the restarts were killing me. I'd wheelie up so I had to put the wing forward and put it back again. I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for the opportunity and the Linders and the whole crew that makes this car go fast," Kofoid said beside the Dough Si Dough Bake Shoppe, Linder's Speed Equipment, Fisher Engines backed machine.

"This is probably one of the most fun times I've had in a long time. Just coming to new places is definitely makes you feel good. We were good both nights and picked up from last night. Two top fives...I'll take it," Kofoid added.

Grove City, Ohio's Cole Duncan, who has won a pair of big $10,000 shows this season, settled for third.

"Tim was better, especially earlier. But then it kind of evened out there and the top three cars were pretty similar. He would just stick better. That's all we had. I can't thank my guys enough. We over came a bad starting spot yesterday and put ourselves in a good position today but just came up a little bit short," said Duncan of his Helms Construction, Ohio Heating, Motor City Transport, Eco Mend backed machine.

Fremont's Jamie Miller dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main, leading all 25 laps for his sixth division win of the year at the track. He also has a late model and dirt truck victory in 2018 and now has 20 career wins at Fremont Speedway. It is Miller's 11th overall victory in 2018 in the 305 sprint class. Miller was also crowned the champion of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro.

"I was actually a little freeier than I'd have like to have been but we got it done. Thirteen wins in a year was my best and we have 11 this year. It's nothing to complain about. This division is tough to get one win let alone 11," said Miller of his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks competed for a $1,000 pay day and the 20-lap feature came down to the last 100 yards. Miller threw a huge slider on Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti in the final two corners and the duo banged wheels all the way to the checkers with Valenti taking the narrow victory.

It's the fifth truck win of the year at Fremont for Valenti who now has 46 career victories at the track placing him eighth on the all-time win list.

"I know Jamie and that 88 truck is fast and they won here the last time. I got lucky and threw a slider on him on that restart and I figured he was going to be throwing one back. I just hope the fans enjoyed that race because it doesn't get any closer than that," said Valenti. "Hat's off to Rich Farmer (promoter) and everything he has done for the race track. Hope to see him around more years to come. It's sad this is his last night. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me, Gressman Powersports, APlus Auto Center, Craig Miller Trucking and Pagliai's Pizza...without them this wouldn't be possible."

Shaffer and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 40-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Kofoid gaining the advantage. With two laps scored the caution flew for Chance Morton who spun with DJ Foos spinning to avoid him. When the green reappeared Kofoid drove away from Shaffer with Andrew Palker trying to hold off Duncan and Adam Kekich for third.

Morton brought out the caution again on lap eight and on the ensuing restart Shaffer made a bid for the lead but Kofoid fought back the challenge. Duncan soon began pressuring Shaffer with Dale Blaney, Palker and Haudenschild in tow. Foos and Dan McCarron tangled in turn two on lap 13 and this time on the restart Shaffer hung tight with Kofoid and powered under him on lap 16 exiting turn four for the lead.

Travis Philo spun on lap 17 necessitating a fuel stoppage. When the race resumed Shaffer used the clear track to build a lead of over two seconds while Kofoid now had to fend off the challenges of Duncan. Philo would spin again due to steering component issues on lap 22 wiping out Shaffer's big lead.

On the ensuing restart Shaffer powered away from Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney, Palker and Hunter Scherenberg. Shaffer finally encountered lapped traffic with 11 laps to go but was able to maneuver through to maintain his advantage over Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney and Palker.

Shaffer was not to be denied as he drove to the checkers over Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney and Palker rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 A-main, Tyler Street and Miller brought the field to green but Kyle Peters would spin necessitating another start. The second start saw Miller bolt into the lead over Street, John Ivy, Ricky Peterson, Jimmy McGrath, Seth Schneider and Alvin Roepke.

Miller built a substantial lead until he caught the back of the pack on lap eight. Street was occupied trying to hold off Ivy though with Ivy taking the runner-up spot on lap with McGrath taking third two circuits later. Just as Ivy was reeling in Miller Peterson stopped to bring out the caution with 11 laps to go.

With a clear track Miller began to drive away once again as Ivy, McGrath, Roepke and Schneider gave chase. Roepke drove into third on lap 18 but could not make up ground on the lead duo of Miller and Ivy.

Miller sliced his way through traffic and took the checkers over Ivy, Roepke, Schneider and McGrath.

Fifth starting Kent Brewer drove into the lead of the 20-lap dirt truck A-main at the drop of the green with Miller, Jeff Ward and Brad Keckler giving chase. Within two laps 11th starting Valenti drove up to fifth before the caution for an Eric Devanna spin. On the restart Miller pounced into he lead with Brewer having to fend off Valenti and Ward. A caution for debris on lap five followed a crash involving Brewer and Ward a lap later. Another caution on lap seven for a crash involving four trucks slowed the action on lap seven.

When the green flew again Miller and Valenti began their battle with Cory McCaughey, Keith Sorg and Matt Foos giving chase. Another caution on lap 12 for Kyle Lagrou gave Valenti the opportunity he had been searching for. When the green flew Valenti executed a perfect slider on miller for the lead with McCaughey, Foos, Keckler and Sorg in tow.

Ward brought out the caution with five laps remaining and another involving Ward and Noah Wagner with two laps to go kept the race interesting and setting up the final lap excitement that saw Valenti hold off Miller with McCaughey, Foos and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Sorg was also honored for taking the 2018 Fremont Speedway title, his second in the division in the past three years.

JLH General Contractor gave out lots of bonuses throughout the evening including to the non-transfer cars, feature winners, hard luck driver, best wheelie and three lucky fans who caught Frisbees with the feature winning drivers names on them.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 JLH General Contractors Jim Ford Classic Night
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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.570; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.580; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 12.621; 4.5-Byron Reed, 12.664; 5.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.741; 6.97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.762; 7.4H-Cap Henry, 12.767; 8.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.793; 9.1-Nate Dussel, 12.852; 10.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.861; 11.4N-Dale Blaney, 12.864; 12.39-Chance Morton, 12.886; 13.22-Cole Duncan, 12.887; 14.16-Chris Andrews, 12.906; 15.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.918; 16.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.919; 17.19-Paige Polyak, 12.928; 18.23-DJ Foos, 12.938; 19.09-Craig Mintz, 12.976; 20.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.979; 21.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.990; 22.7-Zane Devault, 13.065; 23.27B-Boston Mead, 13.125; 24.7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.197; 25.13-Brandon Matus, 13.217; 26.9G-Cody Gardener, 13.266; 27.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.276; 28.20B-Cody Bova, 13.278; 29.4-Tracy Hines, 13.364; 30.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.528; 31.2+-Brian Smith, 13.588; 32.45-Trevor Baker, 13.942; 33.18D-Bobby Distel, 14.082; 34.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.160; 35.1x-Aaron Middaugh, 14.174; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.358; 37.33-Brent Matus, 14.650; 38.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 34.999; 39.97-Broc Martin, 44.999;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 5. 4-Tracy Hines[8] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[9] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[5] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6] ; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 4N-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 8. 27B-Boston Mead[6] ; 9. 1x-Aaron Middaugh[9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 2. 39-Chance Morton[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[9] ; 7. 27B-Boston Mead[8] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 9. 1x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 11. 33-Brent Matus[11]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 8. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 9. 7V-Shawn Valenti[6]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 4N-Dale Blaney[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 4H-Cap Henry[11] ; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[13] ; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 11. 09-Craig Mintz[17] ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[18] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[22] ; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[20] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[24] ; 18. 9G-Cody Gardener[23] ; 19. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 20. 5-Byron Reed[16] ; 21. 5T-Travis Philo[15] ; 22. 23-DJ Foos[21] ; 23. 39-Chance Morton[9] ; 24. 16-Chris Andrews[7]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.438; 2.4*-Tyler Street, 13.696; 3.4T-Jim Taddeo, 13.722; 4.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.818; 5.97-Kyle Peters, 13.834; 6.77I-John Ivy, 13.870; 7.25-Jason Keckler, 13.881; 8.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.906; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 13.954; 10.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.053; 11.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 14.073; 12.14*-Ricky Peterson, 14.100; 13.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.125; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.136; 15.66D-Chase Dunham, 14.193; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.214; 17.8-Bobby CLark, 14.218; 18.19R-Steve Rando, 14.238; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 14.282; 20.X-Mike Keegan, 14.411; 21.70-Rick Donovan, 14.414; 22.29-Kyle Farmer, 14.439; 23.5M-Mike Moore, 14.562; 24.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.578; 25.09-Justin Adams, 14.602; 26.67M-Matt Ferrell, 14.741; 27.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 14.779; 28.28-Tad Peck, 14.786; 29.X15-Kasey Ziebole, 15.048; 30.61-Chuck May, 15.191; 31.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.665; 32.73-Joe Armbruster, 84.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby CLark[6] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 14*-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 70-Rick Donovan[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebole[8] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebole[6] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[8]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 6. 8-Bobby CLark[13] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[9] ; 11. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 14. 70-Rick Donovan[10] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[19] ; 16. 73-Joe Armbruster[18] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 18. 09-Justin Adams[20] ; 19. 67M-Matt Ferrell[15] ; 20. 14*-Ricky Peterson[4]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy
Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 49X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 8. 9-Curt Inks[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 6. 72-Eric Potridge[7] ; 7. 7f-Dana Frey[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 88-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[1]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 2. 88-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[12] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 6. 49X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[13] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[22] ; 10. 67-Ben Clapp[16] ; 11. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 12. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 13. 7f-Dana Frey[20] ; 14. 26-Kyle Lagrou[15] ; 15. P51-Paul Brown JR[19] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14] ; 17. 37-Eric DeVanna[9] ; 18. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 20. 72-Eric Potridge[17]

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Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - It's been a very long time since "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild visited victory lane at Fremont Speedway. The 60-year-old hall-of-famer did just that Friday, Sept. 14 to open the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

A crowd favorite, Haudenschild, from Wooster, Ohio, had to hold off last year's opening night Jim Ford Classic winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from 16th starting spot. An fuel stop with four laps to go put Shaffer right on Haudenschild's rear bumper but the veteran hit his marks perfectly to take home the $3,000 payday and his fourth career win at "The Track That Action Built."

"I can't remember when the last time I won at Fremont. We won an All Star show this year and now this and it helps a ton. I saw the 49 started about last and was second so I knew he was on it. When things are working good like this it's still fun. I have to thank all my sponsors; if it wasn't for them we couldn't do this deal," Haudenschild said beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking, Triple X Race Company, Performance Foot and Ankle backed #3.

By taking the green flag Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz earned his third championship and the $10,000 payday for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Mintz also earned his third career Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Fremont Speedway track championship.

"I just drive the race car, these guys behind me make it happen. The RPM Chassis, Elite Wings, Kistler Engines...you put those three together and it's a pretty good deal," said Mintz of his titles.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint A-main came down to the last corner of the last lap and Fremont's Paul Weaver used a lapped car as a pick to take the $1,000 win from race long leader Kyle Peters. It was Weaver's second win of the year at Fremont Speedway and his eighth overall victory of 2018. Weaver now sits seventh on the track's all-time win list with 47 career feature wins.

"He (Peters) did the right move. I was going to haul it in there...I wasn't going to wreck him. When he decided to go to the bottom I thought hopefully he comes to a stop and I kept my momentum and it worked," said Weaver adding his 10-year-old race shows came apart and the heal kept getting hung up on the brake pedal.

"I have to thank Daryl Schiets, and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice...if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be here," added Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Weaver Performance Center, Schiets Motorsports, Seagate Sandblasting, Miller Rigging backed machine.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy was also honored for his third career 305 sprint Fremont Speedway track champion. It is Ivy's seventh overall track title as he has three 410 sprint championships and a dirt truck title as well.

Woodville, Ohio's Troy Hahn made is debut in the McCullough Industries Limited Late Models a night to remember at Fremont Speedway as he scored his first career victory.

"This one is for my uncle Bill (Hahn, a former track champion). He got us all into this a long time ago. He's in the hall of fame here. There's a lot of parts and pieces on this car from his old car and I put one of Kenny Hahn's cars back together. This means a lot to the Hahn family. We specifically built this car for this track. I have to thank Rich Farmer for everything he has done for the late models and I now he's planning on retiring but I hope they continue this deal...there's more guys interested in the division," said Hahn beside his L&K Truck and Auto, High Side Design, Wojo's Heating & Air Conditioning, Fremont Chiropractic, Key Realty backed #20.

Fremont, Ohio's Dustin Keegan was recognized for winning the late model track championship to go with his 2017 dirt truck title at Fremont Speedway.

Haudenschild and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chance Morton, making his winged sprint car debut, spun. On the second attempt at a start Brubaker grabbed the lead over Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Mintz, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo and Dan McCarron.

With three laps scored Nate Dussel spun with the restart order Brubaker, Haudenschild, Jacobs, Mintz, Kofoid, Philo. Disaster struck on lap six for Brubaker who stopped on the speedway, handing the lead to Haudenschild. With seven laps scored DJ Foos took a wild flip in turn three and was uninjured while Mintz and Philo tangled battling for fourth with Mintz coming to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild pulled away from Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo and Cap Henry.

By lap 10 the car on the move was Shaffer who had moved from 16th to sixth. Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Jacobs to close with Kofoid, Shaffer and Henry in tow. Shaffer took third at the half way point and with eight laps to go leader Haudenschild was struggling with lapped traffic allowing Jacobs to close once again.

Morton spun with seven laps to go, giving Haudenschild a clear track. On the restart Shaffer took second from Jacobs and closed quickly on Haudenschild. Once Haudenschild got his rhythm he pulled away from Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Henry and Philo giving chase.

With just four laps to go Dussel brought out the caution, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Haudenschild had to deal with Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo, Cole Duncan and McCarron staying close. Haudenschild had one brief scare as he got over the cushion in turn two with two laps to go, but gathered it back in and drove to the win over Shaffer, Jacobs, Kofoid and Henry rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Tyler Street and Peters paced the field with Peters grabbing the lead over Street, Weaver, Jamie Miller, John Ivy and Alvin Roepke. Peters and Street battled had for the lead until Chase Dunham had a front end break and hit the front stretch wall. On the restart Peters and Street resumed their battle with Weaver, Miller and Ivy staying close.

Mike Keegan coasted to a stop with six laps scored and when the green flew it was a five car battle for the lead involving Peters, Street, Weaver, Miller and Ivy. Joe Armbruster spun with nine laps scored and on the restart Justin Adams got side ways. A lap later and Jordan Ryan took a tumble in turn one and was uninjured. When the green flew Peters and Street continued to fight for the lead while Weaver and Miller ran nose to tail for third and fourth.

Peters and Street raced side by side from lap 12 to lap 17 when Weaver joined in the battle. Those three put on quite the performance as they entered lapped traffic with three laps to go. Weaver took second on lap 23 and closed on Peters who was trying to navigate through the traffic. After taking the white flag Peters drove into turn three and tried to block Weaver on the bottom but lapped cars slowed his momentum and Weaver blasted to the outside and took the lead exiting turn four and drove to the win over Peters, Ivy, Street and Miller.

Miller and Dana Fry brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model A-main with Miller gaining the advantage with fifth starter Hahn quickly moving into second just before the caution flew for Josh Kiser and Jerry Creeger tangle. On the restart Hahn grabbed the lead over Miller, John Mayes and Steve Sabo.

The car on the move was Chester Fitch who moved into third on lap four but promptly spun. Another caution for Collin Shipley on lap seven allowed Hahn to stay in front of Mayes, Miller, Bill Clapp Jr. and Sabo.

Hahn steadily pulled away and took the win over Sabo, Mayes, Miller and Shipley.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the 2018 season Saturday, Sept. 15 with the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic paying the 410 feature winner $10,000. The 305 sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

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

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.39-Chance Morton, 12.204; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.204; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.215; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.218; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 12.233; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.246; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.268; 8.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.282; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.284; 10.23-DJ Foos, 12.293; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.372; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.451; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.472; 14.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.486; 15.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.490; 16.4H-Cap Henry, 12.545; 17.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.557; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.566; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.589; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.613; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.631; 22.7-Zane Devault, 12.632; 23.16-Chris Andrews, 12.637; 24.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.669; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.709; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.714; 27.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.791; 28.2+-Brian Smith, 12.792; 29.45-Trevor Baker, 12.813; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 12.819; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.889; 32.08-Dan Kuriger, 13.174; 33.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.435; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.317;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 39-Chance Morton[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger[8]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[9] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 5. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[13] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen[11] ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[15] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[19] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 16. 7V-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 17. 39-Chance Morton[3] ; 18. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[17]
Hard Charger: 49X-Tim Shaffer +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.185; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.239; 3.97-Kyle Peters, 13.277; 4.4*-Tyler Street, 13.298; 5.8-Bobby Clark, 13.423; 6.1BB-Jordan Ryan, 13.434; 7.66D-Chase Dunham, 13.448; 8.19R-Steve Rando, 13.450; 9.77I-John Ivy, 13.482; 10.25-Jason Keckler, 13.502; 11.73-Joe Armbruster, 13.657; 12.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.665; 13.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.714; 14.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.745; 15.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.751; 16.14*-Ricky Peterson, 13.776; 17.47-Matt Lucius, 13.812; 18.9R-Dustin Rall, 13.819; 19.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.820; 20.36-Seth Schneider, 13.895; 21.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.983; 22.X-Mike Keegan, 14.031; 23.09-Justin Adams, 14.256; 24.70-Rick Donovan, 14.342; 25.48-Mike Burkin, 14.400; 26.5M-Mike Moore, 14.430; 27.61-Chuck May, 14.535; 28.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.564; 29.29-Kyle Farmer, 14.639; 30.28-Tad Peck, 14.659; 31.X15-Kasey Ziebole, 15.221; 32.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 16.192;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 2. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 6. 70-Rick Donovan[5] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 14*-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 3. 48-Mike Burkin[4] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[1] ; 5. 70-Rick Donovan[3] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[5] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[19] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 12. 14*-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 14. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[12] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 18. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 19. 73-Joe Armbruster[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[14]
Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +11

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[1] ; 3. 20-Troy Hahn[5] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 5. 44-Collin Shippley[6] ; 6. X16-Cody Truman[4] ; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 2. 75-Dana Frey[1] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 17x-Dave Hoppes[6] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 6. 27K-Jerry Creeger[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 20-Troy Hahn[5] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 3. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 44-Collin Shippley[8] ; 6. 17x-Dave Hoppes[13] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[2] ; 8. X16-Cody Truman[10] ; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 10. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[6] ; 11. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 12. 27K-Jerry Creeger[11] ; 13. 22J-Josh Kiser[12]

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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018
Contact: Rich Farmer
fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Heavy rains throughout the morning and afternoon forced the cancellation of racing at Fremont Speedway set for Roots Poultry Night, Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The event was to kick off the Sandusky County Fair which will run throughout the week.

"This is very disappointing. The race teams and fans look forward to this event that is a long-standing tradition for the Sandusky County Fair. But, we encourage all the race fans and everyone in the area to come out to the fair for all the other events throughout the week from pro wrestling Wednesday and the rodeo on Thursday to the demo derby Friday and the tractor pulls Saturday; there's really something for everyone," said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 8 for Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night featuring the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics along with the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and the McCullough Industries Limited Late Models. It is also the "salute to champions" as all former track champions are welcome to attend.

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

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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.

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

About Willie’s Sales and Service - www.williesfremont.com

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.

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

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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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