signs new three-year deal to promote Fremont Speedway
Ohio (Dec. 26) - Two years ago, Jim Ford knew he had to
do something to save historic Fremont Speedway. "The
Track That Action Built" had sat idle for two years
and it looked as though the roar of racing engines would
be silent forever. Ford put a proposal together, and he
and the Sandusky County Fair Board signed a three-year contract
and racing resumed in 2000.
the final year of the contract in 2002, Ford knew he still
had some goals that had gone unaccomplished for the historic
race track. So, Ford and the fair board recently signed
a knew three-year deal with another three year option. Ford
will be the race promoter at Fremont Speedway in 2002, 2003,
2004 and 2005 with an option for 2006, 2007 and 2008.
accomplished so much in the last two years thanks to the
support of the fans, drivers, owners and businesses. They
helped us save Fremont Speedway. We have so much more we
want to do, and thanks to the cooperation of the Sandusky
County Fair Board, we'll get it done," said Ford.
Speedway completed its 50th anniversary season in 2001 and
Ford hopes for better times ahead in the coming years. "I
really have to thank the fair board...we always haven't
agreed on everything, but they have supported me and things
have turned out fantastic," said Ford. "There
still improvements to the facilities we want to make and
we're moving ahead with them now that we have a new contract."
Speedway is busy making plans for the 2002 season which
will once again feature the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and
dirt trucks. The season will once again highlight the All
Star Circuit of Champions and will add the non-win SCRA
sprints in August as part of the Non-Wing World Championship