underway at Fremont Speedway
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007)
- Though the 2007 season has just
been completed, work is already underway
on improvements at Fremont Speedway
for next year.
Thanks to support from Sherman-Williams
Paint Stores of Fremont, painting
has begun on the historic covered grandstands
with more sprucing up planned
for other areas of the "The Track That
Action Built," including buildings,
guardrails, the flag stand, etc.
"We approached Sherwin-Williams about getting
involved and they were very
enthusiastic," said new Fremont promoter
Since taking over the historic speedway
less than three weeks ago, Farmer
and his partner, Andy James, have been
hard at work contacting sponsors and
putting plans in place for the 2008 racing
"We already have a lot of support from
the area business community. We have
many of our race night sponsors in place
and have a good start on our
billboard business partners," said Farmer.
"That credit goes to the
fans...their loyalty to the businesses
that support racing makes that
possible. The businesses see the value
of their sponsorship."
"Jim Ford has built a solid, trusting relationship
in the business community
and he has helped us tremendously on that
end," Farmer continued.
Farmer has already met with representatives
of the dirt truck division to
discuss rules and possible changes for
2008. He plans to discuss the issues
impacting 410 sprints and 305 sprint teams
in the coming months.
"Andy and I agreed we want to work very
closely with John Bores, Rex LeJeune
and what they have going at Attica Raceway
Park," said Farmer.
As for the clay oval itself, Farmer said
nothing will be done until the
spring thaw. "We have some improvements
planned for the track, but nothing
major," he said.