Trans Healthcare Night
By Andrew Barman
FREMONT, Ohio (August 10th)-Fremont Speedway saw one of the best nights
of racing in the 2003 racing season. 2 of the 3 feature events came down
to the last lap and the last corner. Alvin Roepke, after coming off of
the big $5,000 win last week in the Chuck Kear Memorial at Fremont Speedway,
picked up his 2nd feature win of the season at Fremont. He passed David
Harrison coming out of turn four to pick up the 410-sprint car feature
event. Chris Lang picked up his first win of the year after passing rookie
in the 305s, Barry Cole. The fans were on their feet when Lang passed Cole
on the last lap going into turn one. If you weren't in the pit area here
are some of the things you might have missed.
-Aaron Fry driver of the #14 305 Econo sprint from Chillicothe, Ohio,
was tuning up for the popular 4th annual 305 Baumann Automotive Group Invitational.
He didn't have the best of nights as he was having rear end troubles.
-John Wisbon left the Brumeister #16 410 sprint this week. Rumors
where flying in the pits of who was going to be in the car this week. From
Kyle Sauder to Tony Beaber were in the car from the talk in the pits. When
it came down to hot laps defending 305 champ, Bryan Scott had his first
shot in a 410 ride. He made the feature and looked impressive.
-Every time the Miller Rigging car has been to Fremont Speedway it has
set fast time. Kyle Sauder, Brock Mayes, and Phil Gressman have set fast
time. Gressman for the second week in a row set the quick time. The next
time the 410s are racing be sure to be there to see if the #2 Miller Rigging
car can set once again the time to beat.
-Congratulations to Phil Gressman's son, Nate Gressman, for winning
the go-kart race over at the
Erie County Fair.
-AJ Sleek driver of the #15 305 and Andy James, driver of the #72 410
sprint car swapped rides for hot laps. Sleek enjoyed his ride in the 410,
as for James it was something different for him.
-We would like to thank Mike and Sandy Mentkoff for celebrating their
18th wedding anniversary at "The Track That Action Built." For the past
18 years they have celebrating their anniversary at Fremont Speedway. Congratulation
to Mike and Sandy.
-Friday August 29th the 4th annual Baumann Automotive Group 305 Invitational
will be held at the Fremont Speedway. $2,500 will go to the winner of the
30 lap A-Main event. The drivers will all have a chance to take home some
money that night. $300 will go to the driver that passes the most cars
in the feature with the Don Eckhardt Memorial Hard Charger Award. $125
will go to the fast qualifier of the night and if they set a new track
record for the 305s they will get $200 courtesy of the Last Lap radio show.
Also up for grabs will be a $100 gas card from the Friendship Food Stores
and Beck Oil. Pro Shocks will be giving away gift certificates for the
winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishing cars in the A-Main. Gates open at
5, qualifying at 6:30, and racing starts at 8.
-The next race at Fremont Speedway will be the fair race on Tuesday
August 19th. The dirt trucks will be the only racing action on the card
for the night. For more information visit www.fremontohspeedway.com or
call the track at 419-333-0478.