trucks/ limited late models/powderpuff/bus races
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Thursday, July 6, 2006) - To remind parents
and students that the new school year is just around the corner, Fremont
Speedway will give a preview on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Fort Ball Pizza Palace of Fremont will sponsor a fun night of racing
at "The Track That Action Built." Those this race was rained out on Monday,
July 3, Fremont Speedway Promoter Jim Ford decided to give those loyal
teams and fans another shot at some fun by rescheduling the event.
The Coors Light Dirt Trucks will race for a $1,000 feature payday, while
the UUI Limited Late Models will compete for $500 to win. The ladies will
take center stage in the third annual Powder Puff Truck Race (in the first
year 410 sprint driver David Harrison's wife Terri took the checkered,
while last year Jenny Spitler, girlfriend of 410 sprint driver Bobby Clark,
took the victory).
Then school is in session.
School buses will hit the track for two races. The first will feature
six buses and will be driven by active professional school bus drivers
with CDL licenses.
Bus #29, sponsored by Burns Iron and Metal, Woodville and Fremont NAPA
Auto Parts, Vision Quest, R&R Auto Wrecking and Joseph Wise Fine Clocks,
will be driven by Woodmore bus driver Anna Brewster in one race and race
driver Rich Farmer in the other.
Bus #20x, sponsored by Bobby's Truck and Auto Repair and the Country
Kitchen Gang, will be piloted by Gibsonburg bus driver Chris Roepke in
one race and race driver Otis Clymer in the other.
Bus #20, sponsored by Foster Auto Body, will be driven by Fremont bus
driver Kevin Rhineberger in one race and race driver Bobby Foster in the
Another bus, sponsored by Bowlus Trucking, CA Customs, Carbo Forge,
Castalia Floor Covering, C&R Sheetmetal, American Power SPorts, J.G.
Trucking and Minich Installations, will be driven by Fremont bus
driver Dawn Horn and race driver John Ivy. All of the sponsorship monies
will be donated to the National Foundation for Transplants.
Bus #3, sponsored by DPM Automotive, will be driven by Fremont Ross
bus driver Ron Reed and race driver Ross Rollins.
Bus #07 sponsored by Double D Vinyl Graphics will be driven by CDL owner
Scott Dukeshire, with dirt truck driver Darren Dukehire sharing driving
Also "Cone Man" Barry Boss will be driving a pink bus along with Valerie
Langenfelder as the CDL driver. The bus is being raced to collect funds
to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Barry and Valerie's nephew Tyler
Smith-Hisey, a sixth grader from Clyde, is battling AML Leukemia. The bus
is looking for pit crew members, crew chiefs or sponsors for both nights
of racing (Aug. 13 and Sept. 3). Pit crew sponsorships are $25 and includes
the name of the business on the bus in 3-inch letters. Crew chief sponsorships
are $50 and includes the name or business on the bus in 6-inch letters.
Bus sponsorships start at $75 and will include your corporate logo or artwork
and is priced according to the size you desire. For more information contact
Valerie at 419-603-0319 or Barry at 419-680-3642.
To add to the excitement, the vintage race cars will compete, with some
special drivers behind the wheel.
Gates will open on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 3:30 p.m. with racing slated
to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the speedway office at