damages historic covered grandstands at Fremont Speedway - racing not effected
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Friday, March
14, 2008) - A fire caused damage to the historic covered grandstands at
Fremont Speedway Friday, March 14. However, Fremont Speedway Promoter Richard
Farmer said the 57th season opener for "The Track That Action Built" will
go on as planned on April 19.
According to Fremont Fire
Chief Dan DeVanna, the fire broke out late Friday morning and was started
by a golf cart parked under the covered grandstands. He added the smoke
followed up the rafters causing minor damage, prompting firefighters to
remove pieces of the grandstands.
"It damaged a good sized
portion of the grandstands, mainly toward turn 1. They had to knock holes
in a section of the concession area to make sure there was no fire inside,"
said Farmer. "It will take a lot of work, but we'll be alright...we'll
be ready for opening night."
No injuries were reported.