join Fremont Speedway team
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
Contact: Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio - Though the
track is blanketed in snow, plans are being finalized to help make the
60th anniversary of Fremont Speedway a special season in 2011. Former sprint
car racers and successful businessmen Larry and Shane Helms have joined
Rich Farmer to form a new promoting team to steer "The Track That Action
Built" into the future.
"Larry and Shane know dirt
and frankly, I needed help in preparing the track," said Farmer. "They
have the equipment, knowledge and enthusiasm to help put on the best show
we can for the fans and race teams."
The Helms own and operate
Helms & Son Excavating of Findlay. They have been instrumental in helping
to bring racing back to Millstream Speedway, and in 2010, after significant
rainfall left Fremont Speedway in bad shape, they helped Farmer get the
track back into shape.
"I have so many fond memories
of racing at Fremont and when Rich asked us to get involved it was a no-brainer.
The fans and race teams are so loyal and knowledgeable and we are truly
honored to be a part of such a historic and significant track," said Larry,
who piloted a sprint car throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Larry's son Shane, himself
a sprint car driver in the 1980s and 1990s, now fields a car for his son,
"I'm excited about the team
we have. Rich is a hard worker and has a lot of good ideas and knows racing
and what it takes to make this track successful. I literally grew up at
Fremont Speedway and to be a part of the promotional team is a dream come
true," said Shane.
Fremont Speedway is set to
kick off its 60th season in April 2011. Part of the celebration with include
the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars on Oct. 15.
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