Fremont To Crown
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, OHIO (Oct. 6, 2003) - Fremont Speedway will officially conclude
its 52nd year of racing by honoring its track champions at a special banquet
on Nov. 1.
The top 10 in the final point standings in all three divisions - 410
sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks - will share in over $15,000 in point
fund monies (an increase of over $3,500 from last year) and trophies (see
the final point standings at www.fremontohspeedway.com).
The 2003 champions were Byron Reed (410 sprints), Caleb Griffith (305
sprints) and Greg Summit (dirt trucks). Reed posted two wins at Fremont
during 2003 and also picked up the track championship at Attica Raceway
Park. Griffith, 15-years-old, was the Rookie of the Year at both Fremont
and Attica in 2002 and posted track championships at both in 2003. He plans
to move up to 410 sprint car racing next season. Summitt scored four feature
wins in 2003 in the dirt truck division and plans to move to 305 sprints
Besides the top 10 in each division, there will also be special awards.
The Most Improved Driver in the 410 sprint division is third generation
driver Lee Jacobs, who set a new track record this season and posted his
first career feature win on his way to a seventh place showing in the final
point standings. The Rookies of the Year for the 410 sprints are
former 305 sprint drivers Brock Mayes and Craig Mintz, who finished third
and fifth respectively in the point standings.
The Most Improve Driver in the 305 sprints is Bryan Sebetto. Sebetto,
in only his second season of sprint car racing, posted a feature win in
2003 at Fremont on route to finishing sixth in the final point standings..
The Rookies of the Year in the 305 sprint division are Matt Ferrell and
Mike Riehl who finished 11th and 14th in the final point standings respectively.
In the dirt truck division, the Most Improved Driver for 2003 is Rex
Wright. Wright made all 16 A-mains in the dirt trucks in 2003 and scored
13 top 10 finishes and scored a feature win on his way to a third place
showing in the final point standings. The Rookies of the Year in 2003 are
Brian Michael and Cory Ward, who finished 16th and 19th respectively in
the final point standings.
The banquet will be held Nov. 1 at Ol' Zim's Wagonshed, 1375 N. St.
Rt. 590, Gibsonburg (between U.S. 6 and U.S. 20, just west of Fremont).
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a family style dinner following. Tickets
are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the track office at 419-862-2206.