Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champions set to rock Fremont Speedway
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – The stakes
will be high when the O’Reilly Auto Part All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint
Cars invade the historic Fremont Speedway for the Jim Ford Classic, Friday,
Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18. Not only will Knoxville Nationals champion
and defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer be looking to wrap up the 2010
All Star title and the $50,000 that goes with it, but the teams will be
competing for a purse of nearly $60,000 over the two nights of racing.
On Friday, the All Star program
will pay the feature winner $4,000, while Saturday’s payout is $10,000
to the winner and $500 just to start the A-main. Also, Fremont Speedway
Promoter Rich Farmer is increasing the B-main non-transfer payout to $100.
The weekend will be the 93rd
and 94th appearance of the All Stars in the 59-year history of “The Track
That Action Built.”
Shaffer has won three of
the last four All Star events at Fremont Speedway, the other claimed by
local driver Bryan Sebetto.
And, the two-day must-see
racing event of the summer will also see the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks
compete Friday night for $1,000 to win. There will also be a ladies’ powder
puff race. The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will also be in
action with their normal weekly purse.
On Saturday, the Fremont
Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will battle for $1,000 to win. The vintage
race cars will also be on display and will perform an exhibition race.
To encourage fans to make
it a great racing weekend, the Sandusky County Fair Board is offering free
camping in the north campground on Friday and Saturday. There is a camping
fee for those fans who set up prior to Friday.
And, after the races Friday
night the band Quickshine will crank out the rock-n-roll in the north campground
in a free Ford Fest. The show is “open ended”…so fans can plan on staying
long after the roar of the engines has subsided and instead listen to the
roar of well played rock music.
On Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. race teams are invited to display their machines at the Baumann
Auto Group on W. State Street.
Ticket prices for Friday’s
All Star event are $20 general admission for adults; $18 for senior citizens;
$15 for students; and free for children 10 and under. On Saturday, general
admission is $25; $20 for seniors; $15 for students; and free for children
10 and under. Pit passes each day are $30.
There is a rain date of Sunday,
Sept. 19 in case weather causes the cancellation of Saturday’s racing.
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