Schlenk wins 1st
ALMS late model feature at Fremont
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006) - Rusty Schlenk nervously paced
around Fremont Speedway prior to Saturday's True Value Hardware of
ALMS Late Model feature.
He knew he had a fast car, but he was afraid the track was going to
one-lane affair, and starting 16th, he wouldn't be able to get to the
However, he carefully picked his way forward and grabbed the lead on
restart with 10 laps remaining and went on to score his first career
"I thought the track would slick off and be one lane, but it stayed
was so nervous I almost made myself sick," said Schlenk beside his
Amigos sponsored Rayburn. "I've run a bunch of seconds in these, but
finally, we got one. I have to thank my crew and all my sponsors for
Bryan Sebetto held off a charging Paul Weaver to score his fifth win
season at "The Track That Action Built" in the Fremont Federal Credit
305 Sprints. It was Sebetto's 9th career Fremont victory.
"I saw Paul go low in turn two and I thought I'd have to change my line
that last lap. But when we went into turn three I saw Bill Kraylek
bottom and I knew I was alright," said Sebetto beside his Frosty's
Madison Street Tavern sponsored #01. "I have to thank Josh Meggitt
my in his car for the rest of the year after we wrecked ours. I also
dedicate the win to my friend Joe Rebman (who lost his life earlier
year in a racing crash)... We painted our car a couple of weeks ago
and unfortunately we crashed it."
Brian Arnold of Tiffin scored his second straight win in the Coors Light
Dirt Trucks. It was his third win of the season at Fremont and his
"I finally got comfortable on the high side. We really have this Burns
Electric, Air Cooled Engines, Crown Battery truck going forward," said
At the start of the 30-lap feature, Lima's Ronnie Perrin Jr. jumped
early lead with Jerry Bowersock, Brian Ruhlman and Duane Chamberlain
The yellow would slow action after one lap, with Schlenk already up
On the restart, Perrin would continue to lead, with Bowersock, Ruhlman
Aaron Scott in tow. Bowersock would take the top spot on lap nine in
lapped traffic, with Scott moving into the third spot with Chamberlain
now Schlenk rounding out the top five.
Just past the half-way mark, Bowersock and Perrin would stage a great
for the top spot, with Scott and Schlenk right on their bumper. Perrin
regain the top position on lap 17, with Bowersock and now Schlenk in
three.The yellow would fly again on lap 18 with Perrin, Bowersock,
Chamberlain the running order.
The final caution would fall on lap 20, with the running order Perrin,
Bowersock, Schlenk, Chamberlain, and Matt Lux.The the restart, Schlenk
slingshot around Bowersock for second entering turn one and then fly
the outside of Perrin to grab the top spot exiting turn 2.
Schlenk would edge Perrin for the victory, with Lux, Chamberlain and
Bowersock rounding out the five.
In the 305 sprint feature, Bryan Sebetto would jump into the early lead
with Duane Zablocki, Andy Shammo, Coty Runion and Kevin Lee in tow.
later, Sebetto would lead over Zablocki, Shammo, eighth starting Paul
and Runion completing the top five.
By lap 10, Sebetto would continue to lead, with Weaver now in second,
followed by Zablocki, Lee and 11th starting John Ivy. The action would
to a halt on lap 11 for Stuart Brubaker who hit the softwall in turn
was uninjured). The restart order was Sebetto, the lapped machine of
Haudenschild, Weaver, Zablocki, Lee and Ivy.
Sebetto would set sail, with Weaver stalking. Sebetto would continue
lead, as Weaver closed, followed by Zablocki and Ivy. By lap 17, Weaver
on Sebetto's rear bumper. However, Weaver would slip off the high side
turn a lap later, giving Sebetto some breathing room. Weaver would
would race side by side with Sebetto with just 3 laps remaining, as
worked through lapped traffic.
At the checkered, Sebetto beat Weaver by three feet, with Ivy, Zablocki
Chris Andrews rounding out the top five.
The 20-lap dirt truck feature was once again a dandy. Art Ball and Bob
would race door to door the first seven laps for the top spot. Dible
slide off the high side of turn three on lap 9, moving Arnold into
with Dwight Waltermeier and Cory Ward in tow.
Arnold and Ball would then race side by side for the next 7 laps until
began billowing from Ball's truck. Ball would stop on the front stretch
bring out the caution on lap 16. Arnold would then cruise to the win,
18th starting Steve Sabo coming on late to grab second, Ward, Waltermeier
and current point leader Jim McGrath rounding out the top five.
Fremont Speedway will wrap up its 55th year of racing on Saturday, Sept.
on Hotshots Powdercoating, Sandblasting and Painting Night featuring
sprints, dirt trucks and limited late models. It will be Fan Appreciation
and Family Fun Night, with admission just $8 for adults; $4 for senior
citizens, $4 for teens 11-16 and kids 10 and under free. Also, the
Box II will give away 20 bikes for kids 10 and under and hot dogs will
Also, the Fremont Speedway banquet - honoring the top 10 in points in
three divisions - will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Ole Zim's Wagonshed.
Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the track office
The "New" Fremont Speedway (9-16-06)
American Late Model Series
Heat 1 (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 49R-Brian Ruhlman; 2. 1C-Duane Chamberlain; 3. 21L-Matt Lux; 4.
Eitniear; 5. O5J-Joel Weldeman; 6. 53-Hillard Miller; 7. 35-Ron Miller;
29-Rocky Owens; 9. 101-Chester Fitch; 10. 11P-Ron Price; 11. 3-Rick
12. 45-Mike Marteney
Heat 2 (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. OJ-Ronnie Perrine Jr.; 2. 5M-Ryan Markahm; 3. 23-Ryan Gorey; 4.
Bores; 5. 72-Mike Miller; 6. 21K-Larry Kingseed; 7. 34H-Ky Harper;
Harger; 9. 1F-Jim Fleming; 10. 77C-Craig Corfman; 11. 26R-Scott Runion;
Heat 3 (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. OO7-Rick Bond; 2. O2-Jeff Mccoy; 3. 48B-John Bores; 4. 50-Ryan Missler;
5. O3-Clint Jamison; 6. 3AM-Dean Anderson; 7. 27-Bill Hahn; 8. 47-Jeremy
Grover; 9. 1R-Chad Ruhlman; 10. 34P-Justin Paxton; 11. 49-George Lindsey
Heat 4 (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 1S-Aaron Scott; 2. 11J-Jerry Bowersox; 3. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.;
91-Rusty Schlenk; 5. 21H-David Hilliker; 6. 117-Kevin Reeve; 7. 25-Chuck
Hummer; 8. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 9. 71-Dave Hornikel; 10. 41-Randy Pollock;
B1-Main (10 laps, top 2 transfer to A-main)
1. 53-Hillard Miller; 2. 45-Mike Marteney; 3. 5-Mike Harger; 4. 77C-Craig
Corfman; 5. 35-Ron Miller; 6. O5J-Joel Weldeman; 7. 101-Chester Fitch;
11P-Ron Price; 9. 26R-Scott Runion; 10. 7A-Scott Gonion; 11. 72-Mike
12. 21K-Larry Kingseed; 13. 34H-Ky Harper; 14. 29-Rocky Owens; 15.
B2-main (10 laps, top 2 transfer to A-Main)
1. 34P-Justin Paxton; 2. 25-Chuck Hummer; 3. O3-Clint Jamison; 4. 49-George
Lindsey; 5. 23C-Jeremy Canada; 6. 3AM-Dean Anderson; 7. 41-Randy Pollock;
4U-Jeff Clapp; 9. 47-Jeremy Grover; 10. 71-Dave Hornikel; 11. 21H-David
Hilliker; 12. 117-Kevin Reeve; 13. 1R-Chad Ruhlman
A-main (30 laps) Starting Position 
1. 91-Rusty Schlenk; 2. OJ-Ronnie Perrine Jr.; 3. 21L-Matt Lux;
1C-Duane Chamberlain; 5. 11J-Jerry Bowersox; 6. 34P-Justin Paxton;
7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr.; 8. 50-Ryan Missler; 9. 3-Rick Delong;
10. 1S-Aaron Scott; 11. 49R-Brian Ruhlman; 12. 53-Hillard Miller;
13. B4U-Brad Eitniear; 14. 5M-Ryan Markahm; 15. 48B-John Bores;
16. O5J-Joel Weldeman; 17. 15B-Mike Bores; 18. 45-Mike Marteney;
19. OO7-Rick Bond; 20. 25-Chuck Hummer; 21. O2-Jeff Mccoy;
Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints
Heat 1 - Riverside Machine & Tool (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 15C-Chris Andrews; 2. 5-Dustin Dinan; 3. 3X-Greg Summit; 4. 2-Brian
5. 55S-Doug Berryman; 6. 18C-Jason Crispen; 7. 34-Lindsey Tilton; 8.
Merrill; 9. 14-Chad Wilson
Heat 2 - R & R Auto Wrecking (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 19R-Steve Rando; 2. 48S-Andy Shammo; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4. 55-Brad
Bowman; 5. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond; 7. 25P-Mark Pridemore;
1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 9. 17X-Dustin Keegan
Heat 3 - Gressman Powersports (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 53-John Ivy; 2. O2-Kevin Lee; 3. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller;
71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 3J-Bobby Foster; 7. O7-Scott Mominee; 8. 27K-Ryan
Kirkendall; 9. 22-Evan Helle
Heat 4 - Computer Man Inc. (8 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 49-Coty Runion; 4. 66L-Ryan
Lowe; 5. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 6. 48-Mike Burkin; 7. 23-Vern Menkhoff;
O6-Jeremy Aumend; 9. 6D-Ryan Dickey
Dash 1 - Reco Manufacturing (Dash Cancelled: All drivers recieved 8
15C-Chris Andrews; 19R-Steve Rando; 53-John Ivy; 1W-Paul Weaver; 5-Dustin
B1-Main (10 laps, top 3 transfer to A-main)
1. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 2. 55S-Doug Berryman; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 4.
Merrill; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 7. 18C-Jason Crispen;
8. 14-Chad Wilson; 9. 34-Lindsey Tilton
B2- Main (10 laps, top 2 transfer to A-Main)
1. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 2. 71-Bill Kraylek; 3. 3J-Bobby Foster; 4.
Burkin; 5. O7-Scott Mominee; 6. 23-Vern Menkhoff; 7. O6-Jeremy Aumend;
22-Evan Helle; 9. 6D-Ryan Dickey
A-main (25 laps) Starting Position 
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver; 3. 53-John Ivy; 4.
9Z-Duane Zablocki; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews; 6. 48S-Andy Shammo;
O2-Kevin Lee; 8. 5-Dustin Dinan; 9. 49-Coty Runion; 10. 4M-Jamie
Miller; 11. 66L-Ryan Lowe; 12. 55-Brad Bowman; 13. 3X-Greg
Summit; 14. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 15. 71-Bill Kraylek; 16.
Pridemore; 17. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 18. 55S-Doug Berryman;
2-Brian Neeb; 20. 35-Stuart Brubaker
Coors Light Dirt Trucks
Heat 1 (7 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 28-Shawn Valenti; 2. 39-Dwight Waltermier; 3. 52-Aaron Schatzinger;
29-Ron Bordner; 5. X-Tim S. Keegan; 6. 62-Dave Severs; 7. P51-Paul
Jr.; 8. 96-James McClure
Heat 2 (7 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. O1-Art Ball; 2. 8-Steve Endicott; 3. 17-Bob Dible; 4. 37-Eric Devanna;
6-Linda Sabo; 6. 92-Loren Schwochow; 7. 21-Dale Aikman; 8. 3R-Chuck
Heat 3 (7 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 69-Mark Warnick; 3. 40-Bobby Davis; 4. 30-Dave
5. 23M-Brad Mitten; 6. 38-Mike Dymond; 7. 22-Todd Keegan; 8. O7-John
Heat 4 (7 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 18W-Cory Ward; 2. 5-Jim McGrath; 3. 8H-Art Howey Jr.; 4. 4X-Brian
5. 78-Dave Brewer; 6. 19-Jimmy Sebetto; 7. O-Tod Keegan; 8. 16-Steve
B-main (10 laps, top 4 transfer to A-Main)
1. 3R-Chuck Roelle; 2. 16-Steve Sabo; 3. 78-Dave Brewer; 4. 6-Linda
96-James McClure; 6. 23M-Brad Mitten; 7. 62-Dave Severs; 8. 19-Jimmy
Sebetto; 9. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 10. 38-Mike Dymond; 11. X-Tim S. Keegan;
21-Dale Aikman; 13. 92-Loren Schwochow; 14. O-Tod Keegan
A-main (20 laps) Starting Position 
1. 33-Brian Arnold; 2. 16-Steve Sabo; 3. 18W-Cory Ward; 4.
39-Dwight Waltermier; 5. 5-Jim McGrath; 6. 17-Bob Dible; 7.
Howey Jr.; 8. 28-Shawn Valenti; 9. 8-Steve Endicott; 10.
Warnick; 11. 78-Dave Brewer; 12. 29-Ron Bordner; 13. 3R-Chuck
Roelle; 14. 4X-Brian Sorg; 15. 6-Linda Sabo; 16. O1-Art
17. 40-Bobby Davis; 18. 37-Eric Devanna; 19. 30-Dave Gibbs;