Speedway kicks off 56th season April 21
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, April 14, 2007)
- The tradition of exciting, close racing continues Saturday, April 21,
as Fremont Speedway kicks off its 56th season with the Fort Ball Pizza
410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Fremont Fence
Dirt Trucks hitting the one-third mile clay oval on Mt. Dew Night.
"We look at it as one long summer of a
family reunion. So many fans have grown up attending races at Fremont and
we feel so blessed and so privileged to be a part of keeping that rich
tradition going," said Fremont Speedway Promoter Jim Ford.
While some things have changed at "The
Track That Action Built" - namely new pit bleachers off of turn 4 with
a taller set added for improved viewing, along with new clay added to the
racing surface - many of the fan favorites will remain in place. Admission
prices remain $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for teens (ages 11-16)
and kids 10 and under still get in free!
Also, the $1 hot dog is back and all food
prices remain the same as last year.
There are eight nights of racing set aside
for youth group specials. If you are part of a 4-H club, scouting, church
group, etc., call the track office for more details on the youth specials.
Also for kids, the Tackle Box II is expanding
the bike give-away, as 100 pedal-powered units will be given away during
the 2007 season!
Besides the great weekly racing, Fremont
will play host to a pair of 50-lap 410 races, each paying $5,000 to win.
KOT Trucking and Crown Battery are sponsoring the challenges on May 26
and Aug. 11.
Fremont Speedway has been a part of the
All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek since its inception 25 years
ago. "The Track That Action Built" will host leg #5 of the 7-night affair
on Thursday, June 28.
Recognizing the rich tradition at Fremont
Speedway, a special Old Timers Night is planned for July 14. There will
be reduced general admission prices along with time set aside to interview
some of the retired racers.
Also, all drivers are reminded they must
be at least 16 years of age in order to participate (this rule has been
in place since 2005).
Fremont Speedway is located at the southeast
corner of Rawson Ave. and North Street in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds,
just south of the Ohio Turnpike Exit 91. Gates open Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
with racing scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. For more information
call the track office at 419-862-2206 or log onto www.fremontohspeedway.com