takes $2,500 loot in Fremont's 305 Sprint Invitational; Bores nabs late
model win; Hennig gets 1st victory
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008
Contact: Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio - Todd Heuerman
used a great restart following a late race
caution to drive around
Bill Kraylek and to on to the biggest sprint car win
of his career - a $2,500
payday in the All Pro Cylinder Heads 305 Sprint
Invitational at Fremont
Speedway Sunday night.
Heuerman used a restart following
a lap 17 caution to pass Kraylek on the
outside exiting turn four
for the lead. He then picked his way perfectly
through lapped traffic to
take his fourth career victory at "The Track That
"I would get a run on him
and then the caution would come out. Then he would
pull away. I knew I had
to change something so I drove it in harder in turns
three and four and that
got me going," said Heuerman in the Engine Pro
Victory Lane beside his
Schroeder Masonry, Dale's Concrete, Sam Gerdeman
Trucking backed sprint car.
Bellevue's Mike Bores also
used a restart to drive around Jeremy Canada and
then hold off Wayne Maffett
Jr. to score his second career Fremont win - and
the second of the season
- in the Attica Late Model's feature.
"Rich (Farmer) and Andy (James)
gave us a great race track. My hat's off to
Jeremy Canada, Wayne Maffett,
Ryan Missler...those guys race you hard and
clean," said Bores in the
Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his JB & Sons
Contracting, York Fabrication,
Underground Utilities backed late model.
Castalia's Dan Hennig moved
from asphalt racing to dirt this year, and it
paid off, as he took the
lead on the third lap and went on to claim his
first career victory in
his rookie season in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks.
"Racing on the dirt is a
lot different than asphalt. There's tougher drivers
here and it demands more
from the driver," said Hennig beside his Reidy's
Body Shop, York Fabrication,
Jeffery Lettering backed truck. "I just had to
concentrate and hit my marks.
I have to thank all the drivers in the truck
division...they have been
so helpful this season."
At the drop of the green
in the 30-lap feature for the Fremont Federal
Credit Union 305 Sprints,
Brad Bowman jumped into the lead with Coty Runion,
Kraylek, Heuerman and Jake
Trevino in tow. A yellow would soon fly for
Runion and Dustin Keegan.
Bowman would lead the second lap before the yellow
would fly again when Paige
Polyak drove over Nate Dussel, sending the later
On the restart, Kraylek would
drive under Bowman for the lead with Heuerman,
Trevino and Zack Kramer
rounding out the top five. The yellow would fly
again on lap five for a
Brad Haudenschild spin. Following another lap,
another caution for D.J.
Foos, then another lap and another caution for
another Haudenschild spin,
then another lap and another yellow for Duane
Then the race found a groove
with Kraylek and Heuerman battling for the lead
while Bowman and Kramer
raced hard for third. The final caution would fly on
lap 17 just as the leaders
were hitting lapped traffic. It could have
spelled disaster for Kraylek,
as three cars got together right in front of
the him...he spun but did
a couple of 360s to keep going and hold his lead.
Heuerman made his winning
move on the ensuing restart. Kramer would get
around Kraylek for second
on lap 19. The car on the move was Kevin Lee, who
moved from his 14th starting
spot to fourth by lap 19. He and Kraylek
battled the next 10 laps
for third before Lee would take the position on the
At the checkered it was Heuerman,
Kramer, Lee, Kraylek and Steve Rando
rounding out the top five.
Lee earned a new crankshaft from Callie's
Performance as the race
hard-charger gaining 11 positions in the feature
In the 20-lap late model
feature, Jeremy Canada jumped into the early lead
with Jim Fleming pressuring
while Bores, Ernie Haynes, Steve Sabo and Ryan
Missler battled for third.
Bores would move into second on the second lap
and would race side-by-side
with Canada for the lead the next five laps
before the caution would
fly for a Noah Wagner spin.
Another lap and another caution
later, Bores would make his winning move on
a restart, driving to the
outside of Canada for the lead on lap nine. The
car on the move was Wayne
Maffett Jr., moving from seventh to second by lap
11. The final cautions would
fly on laps 11 and 12, with Bores getting a
great restart to pull away
from Maffett who had been driving beside him on
Maffett would slip up on
lap 14, allowing Ryan Missler to grab the second
spot. Steve Sabo would move
into third a lap later.
Bores would take the checkered
over Missler, Sabo, Maffett and Jeff McCoy.
Rookie Will Tezak would take
the lead at the drop of the green for the
20-lap dirt truck feature
with Paul Brown Jr., Loren Schwochow and Hennig in
tow. Brown would exit with
a flat tire a lap later while Hennig would drive
around Schowochow for second.
Hennig would take the lead on the third
circuit right before the
caution would fly for a Bob Dible Spin.
Hennig could not shake Tezak
and a closing Steve Endicott on the restart.
Endicott would grab second
on lap 7 while the truck on the move was 12th
starter Cory Ward who had
moved into third by lap 11. Hennig and Endicott
would battle side-by-side
from lap 7 through lap 14 when the caution flew
for a Ward spin.
On the restart Hennig would
pull away slightly from Endicott who had his
hands full with Jim McGrath.
Hennig would take the checkered over Endicott,
McGrath, Jim Keegan and
Jimmy McGrath Jr.
Fremont Speedway will be
back in action Saturday, Sept. 6, as Ohio CAT
presents the O'Reilly All
Star Circuit of Champions in a 50-lap $5,000 to
win thriller. The 305 sprints
and dirt trucks will also be in action.
For more information log
The Fremont Speedway (08-02-08)
All Pro Cylinder Heads Night
Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints
1. 11F-D.J. Foos (R), 13.49;
2. O1-Bryan Scott, 13.53; 3. 35-Stuart
Brubaker, 13.57; 4. 19R-Steve
Rando, 13.72; 5. 8K-Zack Kramer (R), 13.77; 6.
80-Jake Trevino (R), 13.77;
7. 18-Todd Heuerman, 13.82; 8. 49-Coty Runion,
13.83; 9. 55-Benny Bowman,
13.83; 10. 11-Shawn Colvin, 13.88; 11. 36X-Dustin
Keegan, 13.89; 12. 47-Josh
Muntz, 13.91; 13. 66L-Brad Bowman, 13.94; 14.
82-Travis Hoffbauer, 13.94;
15. 71-Bill Kraylek, 13.96; 16. 23-Chad Laux,
13.97; 17. 39-Matt Merrill,
14.02; 18. 3J-Kevin Lee, 14.04; 19. 1-Nate
Dussel (R), 14.05; 20. 5-Dustin
Dinan, 14.08; 21. 40-Bobby Clark, 14.09; 22.
10-Brad Haudenschild, 14.11;
23. 28-Shaun Valenti (R), 14.12; 24. 9-Jimmy
Colvin (R), 14.12; 25. 5D-Craig
Kays, 14.13; 26. 15-A.J. Sleek, 14.13; 27.
9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.15;
28. X-Dustin Stroup (R), 14.16; 29. 27-Paige
Polyak, 14.18; 30. 13-Junior
Felver, 14.23; 31. 29-Chris Lang, 14.27; 32.
22D-Dan Hammond, 14.34;
33. 3X-Brad Keckler, 14.41; 34. 14-Chad Wilson,
14.49; 35. 33-Tim Kern,
14.50; 36. 596-Zack Ames (R), 14.52; 37. 4T-Jim
Taddeo, 14.54; 38. 65-Mark
Lang, 14.64; 39. 83X-Nate Reeser, 14.88; 40.
24X-Tom Nichols, 14.89;
41. 61L-Adam Thacker (R), 15.49; 42. 26-Zack Moore,
15.51; 43. 25P-Mark Pridemore,
Heat 1 (8 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 15-A.J. Sleek; 2. 40-Bobby
Clark; 3. 36X-Dustin Keegan; 4. 80-Jake
Trevino (R); 5. 23-Chad
Laux; 6. 11F-D.J. Foos (R); 7. 29-Chris Lang; 8.
596-Zack Ames (R); 9. 61L-Adam
Heat 2 (8 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 10-Brad Haudenschild;
2. 18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4.
39-Matt Merrill; 5. O1-Bryan
Scott; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 8.
26-Zack Moore; 9. 47-Josh
Heat 3 (8 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 2.
49-Coty Runion; 3. 3J-Kevin Lee; 4. 66L-Brad
Bowman; 5. 3X-Brad Keckler;
6. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 7. 65-Mark Lang; 8.
28-Shaun Valenti (R); 9.
X-Dustin Stroup (R)
Heat 4 (8 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 27-Paige Polyak; 2. 9-Jimmy
Colvin (R); 3. 1-Nate Dussel (R); 4. 14-Chad
Wilson; 5. 55-Benny Bowman;
6. 19R-Steve Rando; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser; 8.
Heat 5 (8 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 13-Junior Felver; 2.
8K-Zack Kramer (R); 3. 5-Dustin Dinan; 4. 71-Bill
Kraylek; 5. 5D-Craig Kays;
6. 11-Shawn Colvin; 7. 33-Tim Kern; 8. 24X-Tom
B-main#1 (10 laps, top 2
transfer to A-main)
1. 11F-D.J. Foos (R); 2.
19R-Steve Rando; 3. 82-Travis Hoffbauer; 4.
28-Shaun Valenti (R); 5.
22D-Dan Hammond; 6. X-Dustin Stroup (R); 7.
83X-Nate Reeser; 8. 25P-Mark
Pridemore; 9. 11-Shawn Colvin; 10. 61L-Adam
Thacker (R); 11. 4T-Jim
B-main#2 (10 laps, top 2
transfer to A-Main)
1. 55-Benny Bowman; 2. O1-Bryan
Scott; 3. 5D-Craig Kays; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler;
5. 29-Chris Lang; 6. 596-Zack
Ames (R); 7. 26-Zack Moore; 8. 65-Mark Lang;
9. 23-Chad Laux
A-main (30 laps) Starting
1. 18-Todd Heuerman;
2. 8K-Zack Kramer (R); 3. 3J-Kevin Lee; 4.
71-Bill Kraylek; 5. 19R-Steve
Rando; 6. 66L-Brad Bowman; 7.
80-Jake Trevino (R);
8. 40-Bobby Clark; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 10.
5-Dustin Dinan; 11.
27-Paige Polyak; 12. 11F-D.J. Foos (R); 13.
36X-Dustin Keegan; 14.
14-Chad Wilson; 15. 15-A.J. Sleek; 16.
O1-Bryan Scott; 17.
39-Matt Merrill; 18. 13-Junior Felver; 19.
49-Coty Runion; 20. 9-Jimmy
Colvin (R); 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki;
22. 10-Brad Haudenschild;
23. 55-Benny Bowman; 24. 1-Nate Dussel
Attica Late Models
Heat 1 (8 laps)
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 1F-Jim
Fleming; 3. 27-Bill Hahn; 4. 99-Steve Sabo; 5.
45-Mike Marteney; 6. 83-Noah
Wagner (R); 7. 48-John Bores; 8. 12C-Jim Kear
Heat 2 (8 laps)
1. 15B-Mike Bores; 2. 40-Wayne
Maffett Jr.; 3. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 4.
23C-Jeremy Canada; 5. 3R-Chuck
Rolle (R); 6. 12-Michael Stiltner; 7.
12H-Jeff McCoy; 8. 29-Matt
A-main (20 laps) Starting
1. 15B-Mike Bores; 2.
50-Ryan Missler; 3. 99-Steve Sabo; 4.
40-Wayne Maffett Jr.;
5. 12H-Jeff McCoy; 6. 27-Bill Hahn; 7.
45-Mike Marteney; 8.
1F-Jim Fleming; 9. 3R-Chuck Rolle (R); 10.
23C-Jeremy Canada; 11.
48-John Bores; 12. 12-Michael Stiltner;
13. 83-Noah Wagner (R);
14. 12C-Jim Kear; 15. 5H-Ernie Haynes;
16. 29-Matt Potts
Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks
Heat 1 (7 laps, top 5 transfer
1. P51-Paul Brown Jr.; 2.
20-Andy Maynard; 3. 8-Steve Endicott; 4. 52-Will
Tezak; 5. 5JR-Jim Mcgrath
Jr.; 6. 88-Brain Sorg; 7. 71-Craig Holland; 8.
Heat 2 (7 laps, top 5 transfer
1. O-Jim Keegan; 2. 5-Jim
Mcgrath; 3. O1-Art Ball; 4. 39-Dwight Waltermier;
5. 30-Dave Gibbs; 6. 23M-Brad
Mitten; 7. 4X-Jeff Borys
Heat 3 (7 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 32H-Dan Hennig; 2. 18W-Cory
Ward; 3. 92-Loren Schwochow; 4. 16-Steve
Sabo; 5. 91-Rick Potts;
6. 6-Linda Sabo; 7. 62-Dave Severs; 8. O7-Greg
B-main (10 laps, top 5 transfer
1. 17-Bob Dible; 2. 88-Brain
Sorg; 3. 23M-Brad Mitten; 4. 4X-Jeff Borys; 5.
O7-Greg Harmon; 6. 71-Craig
Holland; 7. 6-Linda Sabo
A-main (20 laps) Starting
1. 32H-Dan Hennig; 2.
8-Steve Endicott; 3. 5-Jim Mcgrath; 4. O-Jim
Keegan; 5. 5JR-Jim Mcgrath
Jr.; 6. 52-Will Tezak; 7. 39-Dwight
Waltermier; 8. 16-Steve
Sabo; 9. 17-Bob Dible; 10. 92-Loren
Schwochow; 11. 20-Andy
Maynard; 12. 88-Brain Sorg; 13. 23M-Brad
Mitten; 14. 91-Rick
Potts; 15. 18W-Cory Ward; 16. 4X-Jeff
Borys; 17. 30-Dave Gibbs;
18. O7-Greg Harmon; 19. P51-Paul Brown
Jr.; 20. O1-Art Ball