Strickland to pay tribute to troops at Fremont Speedway Saturday
Monday, June 30, 2008
Contact: Brian Liskai
FREMONT - Fremont Speedway
is planning a big "bang" for the Fourth of July
weekend. Coors Light Night,
Saturday, July 5, will honor those who have made
the sacrifice to ensure
freedom for all of us. "A Salute to our Military Men
and Women: America's Heroes"
promises an entire day and evening of food,
fun, fireworks and racing.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
will also be on hand to pay tribute to the
area's brave men and women
just prior to the night's racing action. Gov.
Strickland will also wave
the green flag to begin the night's action.
Besides the evening's racing
action, there will be food, fun, games and
entertainment in the historic
Sandusky County Fairgrounds throughout the
day. There will be fireworks
- both on and off the track. And, all military
personnel who provide valid
military identification will be admitted free to
the night's racing action.
The drivers in the Fort Ball
Pizza Palace 410 Sprints will be competing for
$3,500 to win the 40 lap
feature, while the feature for the Fremont Federal
Credit Union Sprints will
pay $1,000 to win and the Fremont Fence Dirt
Trucks will be battling
for $500 to win. Ludwig Propane will also sponsor
the "On the Gas for Cash
Dash" for the 410 sprints.
And the race drivers won't
be the only ones going home with cash...some
lucky fan will go away with
$500! All the racers will sign footballs prior
to the racing action. The
footballs will then be tossed into the stands.
Whoever holds the football
with the name of the 410 sprint feature winning
driver will get $500. Fremont
Speedway Promoters Rich Farmer and Andy James
may also have a few more
surprises up their sleeves for the fans on July 5.
The day's events kick off
at noon in the fairgrounds as all branches of the
military - Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines, Coast Guard Air National Guard,
etc. - will have displays,
handouts and games. These will include military
vehicles, a race car simulator
and a rock climbing wall. There will also be
bands playing throughout
the day, including Rick Sebetto and Black River.
Also, several non-profit
groups will be selling t-shirts and other patriotic
items to raise funds for
veterans and military service organizations.
The first 2,000 fans through
the gates on July 5 will receive a free
American flag. And, prior
to the 410 sprint feature, fans will be treated to
a fireworks display.
Gates will open at 4 p.m.
with racing getting underway at 7 p.m.
For more information log
onto www.fremontohspeedway.com or call