Fremont 305 sprints
to take on NRA 360s; dirt trucks take center stage on Aug. 13
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006) - With one victory already under
their belt against the Sprints On Dirt 360 sprints this season, Fremont
Speedway's tought Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will take on
the 360 sprints of the National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders on Friday
and Saturday Aug. 11 and 12.
On Friday, Limaland Motorsports Park will play host to the 305 verses
360 sprint shootout, while Fremont Speedway will be the scene the next
night, Saturday, Aug. 12. If the same driver wins the feature events at
both Limaland and Fremont, he will be rewarded with a $1,000 bonus.
Saturday, Aug. 12 will be an all-sprint-car-night at "The Track That
Action Built," as the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints join the racing
action on Auto Value Night.
Fremont Speedway will be busy the entire weekend, as the Coors Light
Dirt Trucks, limited late models, school buses, vintage race cars and the
ladies' powder puff race takes center stage on Sunday, Aug. 13.
The 25-lap NRA/305 Shoot-Out weekend will feature a big purse, paying
the winner $1,500 (2nd-$1,000; 3rd-$700; 4th-$550; 5th-$500; 6th-$450;
7th-$400; 8th-$375; 9th-$350; 10th-$300; 11th-$270; 12th-$265; 13th-$260;
14th-$255; 15th-$250; 16th-$245; 17th-$240; 18th-$235; 19th-$230; 20th-22nd-$224).
All non-transfer cars will earn $100.
The NRA race procedures will be incorporated and all 360 sprints must
meet the NRA car specifications. All 305 cars must meet Fremont Speedway's
car specifications and a 1,475-pound weight rule (with driver) is in effect.
Earlier this year, 305 sprint driver Bryan Sebetto of Fremont bested
a 66-car combined 305-360 sprint field to claim the victory at Fremont
Speedway in the SOD 360/305 sprint challenge.
Gates open at Fremont at 4:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to get underway
at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The dirt trucks take center stage on Fort Ball Pizza Night, Sunday,
Aug. 13, as they battle for $1,000 to win. For the first time this season,
the trucks will qualify with a little extra incentive thrown in thanks
to Excuses Lounge of Sandusky. The fast qualifier will earn $100, with
second quick time taking $75; third quick $50; fourth quick $30; and fifth
quick $25. Excuses will also pay $40 and $20 respectively to the first
two trucks not making it into the A-Main.
Also, Bob's Machine Shop of Fostoria will pay $60 to the winner of each
truck heat with second paying $40 and third taking $20.
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
419-862-2206, or log onto www.fremontohspeedway.com