Last Lap returns to promote Fremont, Attica tracks
Friday, March 20, 2009
Contact: Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio - A new and
exiting webcast will begin Monday, March 23, that
will focus on the great
racing in Northwest Ohio. The return of The Last
will hit cyberspace with
hosts Scott Barman and Brian Liskai, from 6-7 p.m.
Race fans can tune in at
www.dirtvision.com or go to
or www.fastondirt.com to listen in as Barman and
Liskai interview the talented
drivers who compete each Friday at Attica and
Saturday at Fremont.
"We're excited to bring the
focus on these two great tracks and the huge
talent pool of drivers they
share. We hope to give fans more insight into
the racing and the drivers.
This is an opportunity to tell the world about
the exciting, entertaining
racing we have," said Liskai, who is the
announcer and public relations
person at both Attica and Fremont.
"This is going to be one
of the most exciting seasons ever at both tracks.
There's a lot of young talent
coming up and enough veterans to make the
racing interesting and entertaining.
Then, you throw in the Kistler Racing
Products FAST (Fremont Attica
Sprint Title)... the tradition is growing and
we want to be a part of
promoting that," said Barman.
Eight years ago a radio show
began at a Fremont radio station to promote the
great racing at Fremont
Speedway and Attica Raceway Park. Hosts Scott
Barman, his son, Andrew,
and Brian Liskai interviewed the talented drivers
from those dirt tracks during
the weekly broadcast that was known as "The
Last Lap." Soon after, sprint
driver Mike Linder was added to the mix. Four
years later, the station
took the show in a different direction as it became
known as The Buckeye Speedzone,
with drivers, promoters and other racing
personalities from across
the country coming on the show.
Scott Barman, a long-time
fan who has volunteered at Fremont and Attica
tracks in various capacities,
felt something focusing on the local scene
needed to return. When he
was approached about helping to promote the FAST
plans in 2009, he jumped
at the opportunity.
"FAST has the potential to
create a special bond between the tracks, the
drivers and the fans...
it is fan driven. Bryan Autullo and Scott Porter
(FAST organizers) are fans
who wanted to do something, so they rolled up
their sleeves and went to
work and put together a pretty impressive point
fund that will pay the 410
sprint champion $10,000 in money and prizes. Not
only that, but if that driver
also wins the separate points at both Attica
and Fremont, it could be
a pretty impressive payday," said Barman. "I wanted
to do what I could to promote
that and let everyone know how exciting this
is going to be. Besides,
I missed the fun, Brian (Liskai) and I used to have
with the drivers and fans."
FAST will award points to
410 sprint drivers from 11 races at Fremont and 11
races at Attica in 2009.
The FAST Kistler Cup will go to the
overall champion. Both tracks
will also crown their own individual champions
based on their own point
Autullo and Porter had been
working on the Last Lap webcast for sometime and
are also excited about the
"We have great plans for
this down the road including live video of the show
and video clips and the
possibility of adding radio broadcasting to the mix.
All of us are doing this
for one reason - to promote the great racing we
have in our backyard. We
all grew up at these tracks and we want to do what
we can to keep it growing
for future generations," said Autullo.
"None of this would be possible
without the support of John Bores and Rex
LeJeune at Attica and Rich
Farmer and Andy James at Fremont. We also have to
thank the good folks at
DirtVision for their encouragement and help and of
course, all of the great
sponsors of FAST and at both tracks and the fans,"
Joining Liskai and Barman
on the Last Lap will be Andrew Barman running the
mixing boards and technical
support provided by Ross Paulson of Computer
Man Inc. of Fremont.