Annual 305 Sprint Invitational at Fremont
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Friday, Aug. 24, 2007) -
Eight years ago, as a way to say
"thank-you" for the support of the 305
sprint teams, Fremont Speedway came
up with one of the richest races in the
nation for the division. This year's
edition, sponsored by Burns Iron &
Metal, will continue that tradition on
Sunday, Sept. 2, as the feature winner
will take home $2,500!
The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints
will take one lap in
qualifications - for the first time this
year - to determine heat race
line-ups. The purse for the 22-car A-main
will pay: 1. $2,500; 2. $1,000; 3.
$700; 4. $500; 5. $400; 6. $350; 7. $325;
8. $300; 9. $280; 10. $260; 11.
$250; 12. $240; 13. $230; 14. $220; $15.
$210; 16. $200; 17. $190; 18. $180;
19. $175; 20. $170. 21. $165; and 22.
$160, thanks to associate sponsorship
from Fremont Federal Credit Union and
Also, for the first time in the division's
history, the top 10 in the
track's point standings will compete in
an Australian Pursuit, featuring the
single file start with the "if you're
passed, you're out" format.
Fremont Speedway's 305 rules apply - aluminum
wheels are okay for this race
only (no bleeders). This race is open
to 305 sprint drivers only.
The 305 sprint division has seen several
first time feature winners this
year including Dustin Dinan, Craig Kays,
Kevin Lee, Todd Heuerman (who has 3
wins on the year) and Stuart Brubaker.
Point leader Andy Shammo has scored 4
wins on the year with other features claimed
by Coty Runion, Chris Lang and
"The 305 sprint division has some of the
best talent from top to bottom that
you'll find in any class around the country,"
said Fremont Speedway Promoter
Jim Ford. "This invitational has become
a tradition to not only the drivers
and teams, but the fans as well as they
have witnessed some exciting, close
racing over the years."
Past winners of the 305 Sprint Invitational
are: 2000 - Bobby Foster; 2001 -
Bryan Scott; 2002 - Roger Shammo; 2003
- Scott Miller; 2004 - Paul Weaver;
2005 - no race; and 2006 - Paul Weaver.
Besides the 305 sprints, the Fremont Fence
Dirt Trucks and school buses will
be in action (two races, one pitting professional
school bus drivers against
each other and the other with race drivers
behind the wheel). The vintage
race cars will also put on an exhibition.
Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for senior
citizens, $6 for teens (11-16);
and as always, kids 10 and under are free.
Gates will open on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 4:30
p.m. with qualifying set to begin
at 6:15 p.m. and racing 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