verses the young guns...Fremont's 305 Sprint Invite
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio - The 11th
Annual Burns Iron & Metal 305 Sprint Invitational at Fremont speedway
on Sunday, Sept. 5 will feature the yearlong battle between the veteran
racers and the up-and-coming young guns.
The 2010 season has been
exciting for fans and the race teams of the Fremont Federal Credit Union
305 Sprint division. There's a great mixture of young, aggressive drivers
and veteran racers. Experienced drivers like former 410 Fremont track champion
John Ivy, who won the 305 invite last year, former 410 driver Bobby Clark
and multi-time champion Paul Weaver, have provided valuable track time
lessons for the youngers like D.J. Foos, Paige Polyak, Jimmy Colvin, Steve
Rando, Zack Kramer, Josh Muntz, and Dustin Stroup. Then throw in 2002 invite
winner Roger Shammo, who came back to 305 sprint racing this season, along
with former track champion and current point leader Stuart Brubaker, Brad
Bowman, Nate Dussel, Dan Hammond, Alvin Roepke and others, gunning for
one of the richest payouts - $2,500 to win - for the 305 sprint division
in the country, and you have the recipe for a very exciting night of racing.
Past winners of the 305 invite
are: 2000 - Bobby Foster; 2001- Bryan Scott; 2002 - Roger Shammo; 2003
- Scott Miller; 2004 - Paul Weaver; 2006 - Paul Weaver; 2007 - Andy Shammo;
2008 - Todd Heuerman; and 2009 - John Ivy.
"Jim Ford created this race
as a way to thank the 305 teams who supported him week in and week out.
We will continue that tradition as this division is one of the most competitive
in the country," said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer, who has raced
a handful of times in the 305 sprints in 2010.
The format for the 305 invite
offers the teams a unique night of racing.
The drivers will qualify
- the only time they do this all year - one lap which will determine their
heat race line-ups. The top eight qualifiers who transfer to the feature
out of their heats will compete in a "King of the Hill" match race where
two cars will run two laps with the winner moving to the next round until
there is one champion who will start on the pole of the feature.
Also in competition will
be the wheel-hiking late models and door-banging Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks.
Gates will open at 4 p.m.
with racing underway at 7 p.m.