Speedway releases 2008 schedule
Something old, something new...Fremont
Speedway to embark on 57th
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Friday, Feb.
1, 2008) - What do you get when you
combine a historic race
track with new promoters? At Fremont Speedway, you
get a 2008 schedule that
incorporates new, exciting events and brings back
some of the tradition the
loyal race fans have come to enjoy.
"When Andy (James) and myself decided we wanted to promote races at
Fremont Speedway, we knew
we had a lot of work to do, but it would be easy
because of the tradition
and relationships Jim Ford and his family built and
nurtured," said Rich Farmer,
co-promoter at "The Track That Action Built."
"We knew there were events the race fans and drivers really liked and
those they wanted to be
back on the schedule," continued Farmer. "There's
something for every fan
on our schedule from special 410 sprint races to the
fair race showcasing the
trucks to the late models coming back and the 305
The 57th season of racing features three visits by the traveling
O'Reilly All Star Circuit
of Champions sprint car group, and the return of
racing during the Sandusky
County Fair. Also making their way back onto the
schedule are the NRA 360
vs. 305 Sprints Challenge and the Sunoco American
Late Model Series.
The 2008 season of racing gets underway on Pepsi Night, Saturday,
April 19, featuring the
weekly divisions of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410
Sprints, Fremont Federal
Credit Union 305 Sprints and Fremont Fence Dirt
Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night - April 26 - features the fire-breathing,
mud-slinging 410 sprints,
the side-by-side racing of the 305 sprints and the
door-banging action of the
Baumann Auto Group Night kicks off a busy May at "The Track That
Action Built," with all
three divisions entertaining fans on May 3. Burns
Iron and Metal Night follows
on May 10, with Root's Poultry Night on May 17.
Kear's Speed Shop Night on May 24 will feature the first appearance of
the season of the O'Reilly
All Star Circuit of Champions paying the winner
of the 410 sprint feature
$5,000! The dirt trucks and 305 sprints are also
in action that night.
Hillside Billiards and Underground Utilities Inc. will pay tribute to
those to pay the bills on
Fan Appreciation Night on May 31 with the 305
sprints, dirt trucks and
ARP Late Models in action.
McDonald's Night kicks off June's racing action with the 410 sprints,
305 sprints and dirt trucks
in action on June 7. All three divisions are in
action June 14 on Crown
Battery Night, with Burger King Night following on
Fremont Speedway will play host to night #5 of the O'Reilly All Star
Circuit of Champions' Ohio
Sprint Speedweek on Thursday, June 26 (the 305
sprints are also on the
racing card). The week starts with racing Sunday,
June 22 at Attica Raceway
Park and features seven straight nights of racing
across the Buckeye State.
The action gets hotter than a firecracker in July at Fremont Speedway,
as Coors Beer Night features
the 410 sprints, dirt trucks and 305 sprints
along with an exhibition
of racing's past with the vintage race cars.
Schiets Motors - Honda -
Yamaha - Suzuki Night follows on July 12, with Beck
Oil Night showcasing all
three divisions on July 19. Custom Chrome Plating
Night puts the wraps on
the month on July 26.
Kistler Engines Night is Aug. 2, followed by Wilhelm Auto Parts Night
on Aug. 9, featuring an
open wheel extravaganza of 410 sprints and the NRA
360 sprints challenging
the tough Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints.
The historical Sandusky County Fair will once again play host to the
roar of race engines, as
the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks take center stage on
Tuesday, Aug. 19 as Excuse's
Lounge and BMS Engines sponsor the night of
entertainment. The vintage
cars will also on display.
Not to be outdone, the 305 sprints get the attention on Aug. 31 as All
Pro Cylinder Heads presents
the 305 Sprint Invitational. The dirt trucks and
ARP Late Models will also
be in action along with the school bus races.
The O'Reilly All Stars make their final appearance of 2008 at Fremont
Speedway on Ohio CAT Night,
Sept. 6. The 50-lap feature event will pay
$5,000 to win. The dirt
trucks and 305 sprints are also on the racing card.
Ludwig Propane Night will bring in the roar of the ALMS super late
models on Sept. 13, with
the 305 sprints and trucks in action as well.
The season wraps up Saturday, Sept. 20, with Abdoo Wrecking Season
Championship Night for all
Gates open every race night at 4 p.m. with racing action slated to get
underway at 7 p.m. (times
may vary on specials).
Fremont Speedway is located four miles south of Ohio Turnpike Exit 91
at the corner of Rawson
Ave. and North Street at the Historic Sandusky
County Fairgrounds in Fremont.
For more information log onto www.fremontohspeedway.com or call