History Was Made
Tonight At Fremont Speedway
By Scott Hall & Andrew Barman
FREMONT, OHIO (September 6th)-History was made tonight at the "Track
That Action Built," as $10,000 went to the feature winner of the All Star
50-lap race. Chad Kemenah was your feature winner in the $10,000 to win
A-Main event for the All Star Sprints. A total of 99 sprint cars were in
the pits. Out of the 99 sprint cars in the pits, 55 of them were All Stars
and 44 of
them were the 305 econo sprint.
Jeff Shepard and Dale Blaney traded the lead four times Saturday night
at Fremont Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 50 lap feature.
But at the end Blaney ran out of fuel and Chad Kemenah passed Shepard to
lead the final five laps and record the $10,000 win in front of a standing
room only crowd. It was Kemenah's fifth win of the year in the Jim Harble
UUI American Augers Hyundai Equipment Eagle with Kistler power.
"It was a really good racetrack and Jeff drove a good race, "Kemenah
recalled. "It was real close. And I found out a week ago I'm going to be
a dad so this is real great week," he added. "I just like to run around
the top of this place and put on a good show for the fans."
Rob Chaney and Blaney made up the front row for the start with Shepard
starting in eighth. Blaney grabbed the lead at the start with Chaney second
and fourth starter Mike Linder third. Chaney and Linder battled behind
Blaney, with Chaney keeping second as Shepard passed a car a lap to move
into fourth by lap nine. Shepard kept the pressure on Linder and dove
low under Linder for third on lap 12. Now Kemenah set his sights on Linder
and the pair ran side by side from laps 15 to 18. Meanwhile Shepard reeled
in Blaney in lapped traffic, and took the lead low off turn two on lap
19. Following a restart, Blaney kept the pressure on Shepard, and retook
the lead on lap 23. Kemenah now had moved to third ahead of Chaney and
Linder. Blaney led through another restart and Kemenah kept the pressure
on, taking second from Shepard on lap 27. Kemenah was inching up on the
leader and by lap 32 it was a two car race. Blaney led, with Kemenah chasing
lapped traffic again, Shepard ducked under Kemenah to regain second
and the Maryland driver was really on the move, and he retook the top spot
on lap 37 with a low backstretch move under Blaney. As Chaney's tires heated
up he was on the move forward, and he passed Kemenah for third just before
another caution flew.
At the yellow on lap 42, the running order was Shepard, Blaney, Chaney,
Kemenah, Linder, Kinser and Byron Reed. Three laps were run under green
before runnerup Blaney stopped on the backstretch, out of fuel. His crew
tried to get him refueled and back out, but it was too late and he was
forced to go pit side. This moved Kemenah back into second ahead of Chaney,
Linder, Kinser, Reed and Brandon Wimmer. Kemenah drove to the high groove
after the green reappeared to take the lead from Shepard, and once in front
the pulled away for the win as Shepard's tank ran dry after the checkered
flew. Chaney ended up third.
"Our car was good but I ran out of gas at the end,
that's three quarters
of the reason we didn't win the race," Shepard lamented. "Scott Benic
us tonight and our car was awesome."
"My car was really good on the long runs and I told my guys without
these cautions I had a shot at it," Chaney stated of his third place finish.
"I'm just happy we ran third. This is a big finish for this team."
Reed was fourth after starting 15th, ahead of Linder, Kinser, Wimmer,
20th starter Jason Johnson and Greg Wilson. Wilson flipped in his heat
and missed the transfer to the feature by one position in the B Main, so
he moved to the Andy James machine for the feature, starting in the 24th
Kenny Jacobs started 18th and finished tenth.
The Crown Battery heat fell to Kenny Jacobs, the B&B Products heat
and Haulmark Dash went to Kemenah, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was
won by Kraig Kinser and the TP Wings heat fell to Jason Johnson. Shane
Helms captured the last chance race and Ed Neumeister won the Outerwears
Pre-filters C Main. The United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B
won by Mark Keegan and Kelly Kinser was the Huggins Cams Fast Time
qualifier over a 53 car field.
On the front row of the 25-lap A-Main event for the 305 econo sprints
was the 1K of Willie Keegan and on the outside front row was the 4 of Mike
Oberdorf. When the green flag flew Willie Keegan was off like a rocket.
With about 5 laps into the race Keegan had close to a straight away advantage
over the second place car of Brian Sebetto. The yellow flag came out at
the halfway mark and that bunched up the field.
When the race resumed, Sebetto passed Keegan going into turn 1 to take
over the lead. Keegan would try his hardest to pick up the feature win
but was denied by Sebetto as he picked up his second career 305 feature
win. Second was Willie Keegan, third was Andy Shammo, fourth was Brian
Smith, fifth went to Bill Kraylek, sixth was Caleb Griffith, seventh was
Matt Merrill, eighth was Mike Oberdorf, ninth was Bobby Foster, and rounding
out the top ten was the 10s of Roger Shammo.
All Star Circuit of Champions & 305 Econo Sprints
$10,000 to win
All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Results:
Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 12.202; 2.
Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 12.362; 3. Mike Linder, James 3, 12.481; 4. Dean
Jacobs, Pullins 29, 12.551; 5. Dale Blaney, Andrews 72b, 12.555; 6. Rob
Chaney, SC Racing 9x, 12.642; 7. Brandon Martin, Martin 11m, 12.728; 8.
Jeff Shepard, Ashworth 92, 12.745; 9. David Harrison, Ludwig 10,
Jason Courtney, Courtney 9c, 12.835; 11. Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11k,
12.842; 12. Jason Dukes, JT 3, 12.863; 13. Alvin Roepke, Roepke/Ford
99, 12.875; 14. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 12.900; 15. Brandon Wimmer, Wimmer
7tw, 12.931; 16. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 12.946; 17. Lee Jacobs, Burmeister
16, 12.950; 18. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.951; 19. Andy James, James 72,
12.962; 20. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11, 12.975; 21. Kenny Jacobs, Grove
70, 12.981; 22. John
Wisbon, Riehl 55, 12.988; 23. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 12.994; 24. Jason
Johnson, Harrison 22, 13.012; 25. Bob Lime, Lime 91, 13.081; 26. Erin Crocker,
Woodring 16c, 13.112; 27. Chuck Wilson, Wilson 31, 13.150; 28. Rodney Morgan,
Morgan 21, 13.159; 29. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10c, 13.190; 30. Todd
Heller, Heller 14h, 13.192; 31. Chad Blonde,
Blonde 5, 13.196; 32. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.215; 33. Mark Keegan,
13.222; 34. Craig Mintz, Sabo 8s, 13.250; 35. Bill Rose, Rose 6, 13.295;
Baxter, Baxter 1B, 13.309; 37. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 13.355;
Distel, Distel 18, 13.365; 39. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 13.370;
40. Jody Keegan, Keegan 60, 13.390; 41. Matt Lucius, Lucius 1a, 13.406;
42. Daryl Becker, Becker 87, 13.575; 43. Scott Kraylek, Kirian 21, 13.613;
44. Ronnie Beale, Beale 3b, 13.638; 45. Shane Helms, Helms
40, 13.642; 46. Bryan Scott, Genzman 11d, 13.718; 47. Mike Brecht,
Hammons 20, 13.848; 48. Scott Euler, Euler 27, 13.855; 49. Todd Kelley,
Kelley 21K, 14.055; 48. Bill Shaw, Shaw 48, 14.299; 51. Aaron Middaugh,
Middaugh 91, 14.385; 52. Willie Meier, Meier 33, 14.655; 53. Andrew
Palker, Palker 57x, NT.
Last Chance Race (8 laps): 1. Helms 2. Scott 3. Brecht 4. Kelley 5.
Middaugh 6. Euler 7. Shaw 8. Meier.
Crown Battery Heat (10 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. L. Jacobs 3. Ke. Kinser
4. Harrison 5. Blaney 6. Campbell 7. M. Keegan 8. Roepke 9. Lime 10. Robenalt
11. Helms 12. Lucius.
B&B Products Heat (10 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Reed 3. Chaney 4. Crocker
5. Heller 6. Scott 7. Wisbon 8. Distel 9. Mintz 10. Courtney 11. Ruble
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (10 laps): 1. Kr. Kinser 2. James 3.
Coniam 4. Linder 5. Blonde 6. Wimmer 7. Martin 8. Rose 9. Kraylek 10. Neumeister
11. Brecht 12. C. Wilson
TP Wings Heat (10 laps): 1. Johnson 2. Ivy 3. Mayes 4. D. Jacobs 5.
Shepard 6. Dukes 7. Baxter 8. J. Keegan 9. Morgan 10. Kelley 11. Beale
12. G. Wilson.
Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Ke. Kinser 3. Blaney 4. Chaney
5. D. Jacobs 6. Shepard.
Outerwears Pre-filters C Main (10 laps): 1. Neumeister 2. Distel 3.
Lucius 4. Scott 5. J. Keegan 6. Helms 7. Brecht 8. Shaw 9. Middaugh 10.
Becker 11. Kraylek 12. Meier.
United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main (15 laps): 1. M.
Keegan 2. Wimmer 3. Martin 4. Dukes 5. G. Wilson 6. Campbell 7. Mintz 8.
Roepke 9. Rose 10. Morgan 11. Scott 12. Robenalt 13. Wisbon 14. Neumeister
15. Baxter 16. Distel 17. Ruble 18. Lucius 19. Lime 20. Courtney.
Haulmark A Main (50 laps): 1. Chad Kemenah 2. Jeff Shepard 3. Rob Chaney
4. Byron Reed 5. Mike Linder 6. Kelly Kinser 7. Brandon Wimmer 8. Jason
Johnson 9. Greg Wilson (72J) 10. Kenny Jacobs 11. Dave Harrison 12. Chad
Blonde 13. John Ivy 14. Erin Crocker 15. Lee Jacobs 16. Todd Heller
17. Brandon Martin 18. Ryan Coniam 19. Brock Mayes 20.
Dale Blaney 21. Dean Jacobs 22. Kraig Kinser 23. Mark Keegan 24. Jason
Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-18; Jeff Shepard 19-22; Blaney 23-36; Shepard
305 Econo Sprint Car Results:
1.Willie Keegan-1k, 2.Bill Kraylek-71, 3.Matt Merrill-39, 4.Bryan Grove-8G,
1.Jamie Miller-4M, 2.Steve Edwards-6, 3.Danial Smith-19, 4.Brian Smith-20x,
1.Bryan Sebetto-72, 2.Andy Shammo-48, 3.Mike Oberdorf-4, 4.Ed Psurny-22R,
1.Scott Miller, 2.Roger Shammo-10s, 3.Bobby Foster-67, 4.Matt Ferrell-67M,
1.Caleb Griffith, 2.Mike Riehl, 3.Matt Molnar, 4.Phil Bourroughs, 5.Keith
Whaley, 6.Jerriod Potter, 7.Brad Bowman, 8.Bob Carman, 9.Mike Burkin, 10.Chris
Gilbert, 11.Jason Hill, 12.Stewart BBrubaker.
1.Chad Laux, 2.Bary Cole, 3.Mark Lang, 4.Mark Whaley, 5.A.J. Sleek,
6.Andy Stout, 7.Joe Laugherty, 8.Mark Pridemore, 9.John Oliver.
1.Brian Sebetto, 2.Willie Keegan, 3.Andy Shammo, 4.Brian Smith, 5.Bill
Kraylek, 6.Caleb Griffith, 7.Matt Merrill, 8.Mike Oberdorf, 9.Bobby Foster,
10.Roger Shammo, 11.Mike Riehl, 12.Bryan Grove, 13.Steve Ewards, 14.Barry
Cole, 15.Chad Laux, 16.Ed Psurny, 17.Matt Ferrell, 18.Jamie Miller, 19.Danial
Smith, 20.Scott Miller.