cancels remainder of 2005 season
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2005) - Because of accidents that have injured
both of their sons, Fremont Speedway Promoters Jim and Joanne Ford have
decided to cancel the remaining races at "The Track That Action Built"
for the 2005 season.
Randy Ford is still recuperating from injuries he sustained - including
a severly broken leg - after being struck by a sprint car at the
track in July. Randy is responsible for track preparation work.
Doug Ford was seriously injured in an automobile accident two weeks
ago. Doug handles many of the track's promotions, scheduling and race format
activities throughout the week and on race nights.
"We don't have the resources and personnel right now to put in the
kind of work required to run a program the fans and drivers have come to
expect at Fremont Speedway," said Jim Ford. "Randy still has a ways to
go in his rehab. Doug is doing better...it's just too much to deal with
right now. Our family needs to step back for the time being and devote
all our time to supporting each other."
"I really want to thank all the fans, drivers, crews, owners, sponsors...everyone
that has supported us this year. We'll regroup this winter and be back
bigger and better next year," Jim Ford added.
Fremont Speedway will honor its 2005 champions at a banquet to be held
in November - the exact date, time and location will be announced in the
Mike Linder joins his father, Jim, to become the first father and son
Fremont Speedway champions, as Mike claims the 410 sprint title. Jim Linder
has seven super modified/sprint titles at "The Track That Action Built."
Paul Weaver will be crowned the 305 sprint track champion, while Bobby
Davis edges the track's 2001, 2002 and 2004 champion Steve Sabo, by six
points, for the 2005 Coors Light Dirt Truck title.
Jim Ford announced that anyone holding rain checks for the 2005 season
should send the rain check with their address to Fremont Speedway, 19101
Orchard Drive, Elmore, Ohio 43416, and a refund check will be sent.
"We really appreciate all the cards, letters, prayers and words of
encouragement we've received. We are truly touched by the outpouring of
support," added Jim Ford. "Everyone will never know how much their kindness
has helped our family through this difficult time. I just ask that you
keep Doug and Randy in your thoughts and prayers."
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