Dewald is Fremont Speedway Trophy Girl
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Contact Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio - The 2008
Fremont Speedway Trophy Queen is no stranger to "The Track That Action
Built." Her family has been a part of the historic speedway for many, many
years - in fact, they have sacrificed quite a lot to be a part of the racing
Callie Dewald, 18, of Tiffin,
was chosen from among a field of 10 entrants to represent Fremont Speedway
throughout the 2008 racing season. She is the daughter of Tammy and Jim
Dewald and is the granddaughter of the late Paul Dewald, who died racing
at the speedway in the early 1970s.
"Being a trophy queen comes
with the territory of being familiar with the racing atmosphere and loving
every minute of being at the track. This couldn't describe me more," wrote
Dewald in her entry essay.
"My grandfather, Paul Dewald,
loved the race track so greatly that he died doing what he loved at Fremont
Speedway. Although I didn't get to watch my grandfather race, I could only
imagine how it felt for my family to watch him do what he loved," Callie
Callie will graduate May
31 from Tiffin Columbian High School with honors, and plans to pursue a
business management degree at Tiffin University. As the Fremont Speedway
Trophy Queen, she will earn a $1,000 college scholarship from the track.
"We are very proud to have
Callie serve as our trophy queen. Her family has a rich history at the
track and we're sure she will be a great representative of the track and
our great teams, fans and sponsors," said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich
Besides her grandfather
racing at Fremont Speedway, Callie's uncle, Paul Dewald, raced for several
years in the sprint division and continues to race go-karts and attends
the races at the track when he can.
"Racing is in my family's
blood and we can't seem to help that and wouldn't care to change it for
the world," said Callie, adding her step-grandfather, David Hoover, won
the mid-season champions in 1969 racing sprint cars at Fremont.