from Beck Oil Night at Fremont Speedway
By Andrew Barman and Brian Liskai
Fremont, Ohio (June 29th)-For the
first time in 2 years Fremont Speedway was able to get Beck Oil Night in
the books but it was a close one. Last season on Beck Oil Night, it rained.
This year at the beginning of the year it got rained out. The Fremont Speedway
staff rescheduled the Beck Oil Night for June 28th, and they where finally
able to get the show complete but not without interesting news from the
-The racing didn't get started until
8:30 due to a rain storm that passed over the track. Good job by all of
the track personel and push truck drivers for running the track in so quickly.
-After taking wild rides two weeks
ago in the 305 feature event, Bryan Sebetto, Roger Shammo, had new cars,
while Andy Shammo's Burkin Trailers crew was able to replace some tubing
on the #48 for this past Saturday night. In fact Bryan Sebetto has a new
car owner with Jodi Mominee
who will be backing Bryan the rest
of the year and hopefully on down the road.
-Fremont Speedway was the first track
to see Kenny Jacobs in the Pete Grove #70 car, with former Miller Rigging
crew chief Andy Potter turning the wrenches due to the #2 being parked.
Jeff Shepard moved into the Denny Ashworth #92, replacing Jacobs, who replaced
Jimmy Hawley in the #70. After working the bugs out in the heat, Jacobs
and Mark Keegan put on an exciting dual in the B-main. Jacobs started 19th
in the feature (inside last row) and battled his way to a 7th place finish.
-Look out dirt truck drivers. Kenny
Clark, Sr. is back and he is hungry for a win! Kenny Clark was an outstanding
late model driver back in the day. He's been out of racing for about 10
-Attention all interested parties:
Dave Gibbs has a dirt truck for sale. It's a fast machine as he has one
feature win this season.
-Stop down to the Mike Linder and
David Harrison trailers after the races. They have brand new
t-shirts. Racewear out of Pennsylvania
did a great job on both shirts.
-Faye Kraylek, wife of 410 rookie
Scott Kraylek, just had shoulder surgery. She's a trooper though and was
at the track the same week.
-Lowell Glover, Jr., crew member
for the 66L 305 team of Ryan Lowe, just got of hospital after heart-related
surgery on Friday. Yet another dedicated race fan.
-Would like to wish John and Sue
Wisbon a happy 23rd Wedding Anniversary. John is the driver of the #16
Brumeister car, and Sue is an assistant scorer at Fremont. The couple spent
their anniversary at the track...and wouldn't have it any other way!
-Also celebrating a wedding anniversary
was track promoter Jim and Joann Ford. Also on that day Joann had something
else to celebrate, her birthday.
-Fremont Speedway and the Sandusky
County Fair Board would like to thank Dee Genzman for donating $200 from
the 50/50 that he won last week towards the new restrooms.
-For the first time in the dirt truck
history, the 20 minute time limit expired and the feature had to be checkered
with two laps remaining - the race was under caution as two trucks were
locked together. Paul Diamond picked up his first career dirt truck
- There have been 12 first-time
feature winners at Fremont Speedway in 2003 in the 410 sprints, 305 sprints,
dirt trucks, USAC sprints, and USAC midgets.