New Events On Tap In 2003 At Fremont Speedway
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2003) - There's plent of new and exciting racing
on tap at Fremont Speedway in 2003, as "The Track That Action Built" gets
ready to embark in its 52nd year of racing.
One of the premiere events of the season will encompass a new format
of racing on Saturday, May 24. "The Budweiser Shoot-Out" will feature twin
features for the 410 sprints. The First race is 25 laps and will pay the
winner $2,500. The finishing order of that race will then be inverted to
line up the second race which will be 30 laps for $3,000 to win. A driver
who can win both of the feature events will receive an additional $2,000
Bud Bonus Bucks for a possible $7,500 payday.
"This will be an exciting even for the fans. They can watch a driver
charge from the back of the back to try and take home the big money," said
Fremont Promoter Jim Ford. "Inverting the field is like it used to be in
the old days...you win, you start on the tail next week."
The 2003 season features four appearance at Fremont Speedway by "America's
Series - The All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Haulmark Trailers.
2002 All Star Champion and Fremont native Chad Kemenah will lead the travelling
stars into "The Track That Action Built" on Saturday, April 26 for Fort
Ball Pizza Night. The All Stars will make two appearances during the Ohio
Sprint Speedweey - Tuesday, July 1 will be Coors Beer Night, and
Thursday, July 3 will be Miller Beer Night. The All Stars' final appearance
of 2003 will be on Saturday, Sept. 6, with one of the biggest paydays in
the history of Fremont Speedway. The 50-lap feature winner will earn $10,000!
The annual Chuck Kear Memorial Race has been combined with the Fremont
50 and is set for Saturday, Aug. 2 and will pay $5,000 to the winner of
the 50-lap 410 sprint feature.
The American Late Model Series Presented by Sunoco will make two appearance
at Fremont Speedway, both sponsored by True Value Hardware of Woodville.
The first will be Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, and the late models will
close out the track's season on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Another special night of racing will be on Thursday, June 19, when
Pepsi presents the second leg of the USAC Buckeye Nationals featuring the
wingless sprints and midgets.
The traditional Baumann Auto Group 305 Sprint Invitational is slated
for Friday, Aug. 29. Besides the rich purse for the 305 sprints, the night
will also feature the first ever appearance at Fremont Speedway by the
Attica Raceway Park Limited Late Models (Attica rules apply), along with
the Fremont Speedway Dirt Trucks.
The Dirt Trucks take center stage for the second annual Henry Motorsports
Night at the Sandusky County Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Fremont Speedway's season kicks off on Saturday, April 19 with Snyder's
Floor Covering Night. There are 23 races scheduled for the 2003 season.
Each weekly (other than specials) will pay $2,500 to win for the 410 sprints,
$500 to win for the 305 sprints, and $300 for the dirt trucks. Gates open
each Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. (times may vary on
There are some rules changes for the 2003 season. As last year, mufflers
are required in all divisions. The 410 sprints will have a 1,375-pound
weight rule (with driver), bony panel rules like last year (must fit the
template and be within the frame/roll cage rails; and must use the Goodyear
spec right rear tire (different from last yar at 1187-M25C...last year's
tire can only be used for the first three spec tire nights).
Also new this year, WFRO Eagle 99.1 FM will broadcast the exciting
action in all three divisions each week live with announcers DC Bash and
former sprint driver Brian Smith.
A complete listing of Fremont Speedway's 2003 schedule can be found
at www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more information call 419-862-2206 or
e-mail Jim Ford at: