Speedway helps raise funds for local student-athletes
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio (Thursday,
March 20, 2008) - Fremont Speedway is teaming up
with the Fremont Area Foundation
and St. Joseph Central Catholic High School
Athletic Boosters to raise
funds for area student-athletes.
When "The Track That Action
Built" kicks off the 2008 racing season on April
19, members of Fremont Area
Foundation and St. Joe Boosters will be manning
the beer stand at the track.
The funds raised through the sales will be
split between the Fremont
Ross High School basketball program and St. Joe's
athletic programs, explained
Roger Hafford, a member of the Fremont Area
The Fremont Area Foundation
has helped raise funds for the complete
renovation of the football
stadium where both Ross and St. Joe play. Funds
have also been raised for
the basketball, baseball and swimming programs.
"Each group of boosters will
work half the events at the race track. Many of
our members are race fans,
so they're looking forward to being there," said
Hafford. "The bottom line
is we are helping kids with the money we will
"The area Jaycees have taken
care of the beer stand the past seven years and
did a great job. Jim Ford
wanted a group who did great things in the
community to have a chance
to earn money for their projects and that's what
the Jaycees did. I wanted
to change it up a bit and help the local high
schools," said new Fremont
Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.
"We're estimating this should
raise at least $15,000 for the local athletic
programs," added Farmer.
"The boosters are providing a service for the race
fans and the fans in turn
are supporting the kids....it's a win-win for
"We're hoping since their
parents are working hard to provide funds to
improve the programs they
enjoy, the kids might come out to the race track
and find out how much fun
and excitement goes on in the sport of dirt track
racing," said Farmer.
Area race teams and fans
are invited out to the Sandusky County Fairgrounds
for a special pre-season
practice session on Sunday, April 13. Entry to the
grandstands will be completely
free, though there is a fee for pit passes.
The concession stands will
also be open.
For more information log
onto www.fremontohspeedway.com or call