has exciting 2006 season on tap
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Feb. 1, 2006) - Fremont Speedway will truly live up to
its nickname "The Track That Action Built" during its 55th year of entertaining
racing in 2006. Besides some of the Midwest toughest weekly competition,
the speedway will play host to some of the nation's best sprint car drivers
along with several other special events this summer.
"We told everyone when we had to cancel the remaining few races last
year that we'd be back bigger and better in 2006, and this schedule lives
up to that promise," said an excited Jim Ford, Fremont Speedway Promoter.
"Thanks to the efforts and support of our sponsors and teams, we have a
family-friendly, entertaining, exciting season planned."
Action kicks off at the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds' clay
oval on Saturday, April 22, with the Fort Ball Pizza 410 Sprints, Fremont
Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Coors Light Dirt Trucks on the racing
card on Snyder's Floor Covering Night. The same three divisions are back
in action the following Saturday, April 29, on Willie's Sales & Service-Torro
Lawn Mower Night.
The travelling All Star Circuit of Champions makes the first of three
visits on Saturday, May 6, with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also on
the racing card on Pepsi Night.
Following Crabill Construction Night on May 13 with all three divisions
in action, the Third Annual Roots Poultry 305 sprint/SOD 360 sprint challenge
will pit Fremont Speedway's regulars from the FFCU 305s against the travelling
Sprints on Dirt drivers.The 410 sprints are also on the card that night.
Saturday, May 27 has the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks battling
it out on Legendz Sports Bar & Grill Night, followed on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 29, with the American Late Model Series coming to town along
with the 305 sprints and trucks on True Value Hardware of Woodville Night.
There will be no racing on June 3, as preparations are made for the
new National Sprint Tour's first ever visit to "The Track That Action Built."
The likes of 20-time World of Outlaws Champion and IROC competitor Steve
Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Jason Meyers, Brian
Paulus, Tim Shaffer, Jason Sides and others will come to town Tuesday,
June 6, as Kistler Engines Presents the Chuck Kear Memorial, paying $10,000
The regular divisions of 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks will
be in action each of the next three Saturdays (June 10, Crown Battery Night;
June 17, Burger King Night; and June 24, Baumann Auto Group Night).
Leg #5 of the All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek comes to Fremont Speedway
on Miller Beer Night, Thursday, June 29.
Action resumes just four days later, Monday, July 3, for Fort Ball
Pizza Night featuring the dirt trucks, limited late models, vintage cars,
school bus races and the truck powder puff.
Saturdays, July 8 (Schiets Motors Honda-Yamaha-Suzuki Night) and July
15 (Beck Oil Night) feature the 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks.
The National Sprint Tour comes back to Historic Fremont Speedway as
Budweiser Presents "The Short Track Shoot-Out" on Saturday, July 22, featuring
another $10,000 to win feature.
Fremont Speedway rewards race teams on Saturday, July 29, as McDonald's
Night features the traditional Kear's Speed Shop Manufacturer's Giveaways
for the 410 and 305 sprints who make the A-main. The trucks are also in
action that night. Last year, over $10,000 worth of prizes were given out
to the drivers in the two sprint divisions.
Action will hit the track Saturday, Aug. 5 with all three divisions
set to do battle. Auto Value Night - Aug. 12 - will feature the NRA 360
sprints challenging the 305 sprints. The night prior, Friday, Aug. 11,
the 305s will travel to the NRA's home track in Lima to do battle.
The track will be closed the next two weeks for the traditional Sandusky
County Fair. Action will resume Sunday, Sept. 3, as Burns Iron and Metal
presents and 305 Sprint Invitational, one of the richest purses in the
country for that division. The trucks, limited lates and school buses will
also be in action.
The All Stars make their final appearance of the 2006 season on Coors
Beer Night, Saturday, Sept. 9. That's followed up the next week as True
Value Hardware of Woodville brings back the American Late Model Series.
The season wraps up on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the 305 sprints, dirt
trucks and limited late models in action.
Gates open each Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with racing slated to begin at
7:30 p.m. (times may very on specials).
For further information call the track office at 419-862-2206