Tight point races
on line for Fremont finale
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Friday, Sept. 22, 2006) - While the battle for the Fort
Ball Pizza 410 Sprint track title at Fremont Speedway is over, things are
very tight in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Coors Light
Dirt Trucks as they prepare to wrap up the season Saturday, Sept. 23, on
Hotshots Blasting, Painting and Power Coating Night.
Fremont's Mike Linder claimed his second consecutive 410 sprint title
at "The Track That Action Built," holding off a closing Lee Jacobs by 17
The 305 sprint feature will pay $1,000 to win Saturday. While Paul
Weaver holds a 124-point advantage over Bryan Sebetto for the championship,
it's very tight from Sebetto back to Bill Kraylek who sits 8th as just
61 points separate the competitors. Chris Andrews is third, Andy Shammo
4th, Brad Bowman 5th, Kevin Lee 6th, Bobby Foster 7th and Kraylek is 8th.
Things will also be interesting for the drivers in 9th through 12th
place in the 305 points as they battle to finish in the top 10 to be eligible
for the season-ending point fund. Duane Zablocki is currently 9th with
a six point advantage over 10th place Matt Merrill who is just 12 points
ahead of 11th place Steve Rando and just 25 points in front of 12th place
Saturday's feature for the dirt trucks will pay $500 to win and an
additional $50 for second, third, fourth and fifth thanks to sponsorship
from Excuses Lounge in Sandusky.
The trucks have a good point battle going as Jim McGrath holds a slim
3-point advantage over Brian Arnold who has won the last two feature events.
Third place Dwight Waltermeier is only 10 points out of first, while three-time
Fremont champion Steve Sabo is only behind by 20 points and Cory Ward is
28th points back sitting in fifth.
Also, only two points separate 10th place Aaron Schatzinger and 11th
place Steve Endicott.
Also in competition Saturday will be the Underground Utilities Inc.
Limited Late Models, running for $500 to win.
To say thanks to the loyal Fremont Speedway fans, general admission
will only be $8 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children ages 11-16,
while kids 10 and under get in free. Thanks to the Tackle Box II, 20 bicycles
will be given away to children 10 and under. And, Tanks Meats Hot Dogs
will be two for $1!
Gates will open Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin
at 7 p.m. (note this is a half-hour earlier than most race nights).
For more information contact the track office at 419-862-2206 or log
Prices, bike's hot dogs & start time are in the Hot shots flyer.