Speedway to reward teams at banquet
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007)
- The top 12 drivers in Fremont Speedway's 2007 point standings will share
in a purse of $32,000 during the traditional awards banquet scheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 3 at Ole Zim's Wagon Shed, located just west of Fremont
on St. Rt. 590 (south of U.S. 20).
Jim and Joanne Ford, who are stepping
down after promoting "The Track That Action Built" the past eight seasons,
have increased the 2007 point fund by $12,000 from last year, in addition
to rewarding the top 12 in the point standings rather than the top 10 as
in the past. Also, two rookie of the year awards will be presented for
each of the three divisions.
"We just wanted to again say 'thank-you'
to the teams who supported us all these years. When you're getting between
90 and 100 race cars in the pits every week...that means a lot of people
are making sacrifices and working hard to support Fremont Speedway," said
The top 12 in points, who will share in
the point fund and receive trophies at the banquet are:
Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints: 1.
Byron Reed; 2. Lee Jacobs; 3. Paul Weaver; 4. John Ivy; 5. David Harrison;
6. Caleb Griffith; 7. Troy Vaccaro; 8. Mike Linder; 9. Brian Smith; 10.
Mark Keegan; 11. Todd Heller; and 12. Gregg Dalman. The rookies of the
year are Gregg Dalman and Chris Andrews.
Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints:
1. Andy Shammo; 2. Kevin Lee; 3. Chad Gullett; 4. Stuart Brubaker; 5. Dustin
Dinan; 6. Bill Kraylek; 7. Coty Runion; 8. Cap Henry; 9. Dustin Keegan;
10. Matt Lucius; 11. Duane Zablocki; 12. Craig Kays. The rookies of the
year are Cap Henry and Travis Hoffbauer.
Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks: 1. Cory Ward;
2. Bob Dible; 3. Jim McGrath; 4. Shawn Valenti; 5. Steve Sabo; 6. Steve
Endicott; 7. Dwight Waltermeier; 8. Art Howey Jr.; 9. Andy Maynard; 10.
Chuck Roelle; 11. Brad Mitten; 12. Eric DeVanna; Rookies of the year are
Zack Kramer and Alex Wiechman.
Besides the point fund, there will be
other special awards such as the Computer Man Dash Championship monies.
Doors at Ole Zim's will open at 5:30 p.m.
with a family-style dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards presentation to
Call the speedway office at 419-862-2206
for tickets. Tickets, which are $25 each, will also be available at the
upcoming Racers Swap Meet at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds on Saturday,