What ya' Brung' to wrap up Fremont's
61st season; kick-it fun raises
funds for children's cancer research
Tuesday, Oct. 1,
– Many veteran race fans and teams
remember when race cars were created
in the garage, each with their own
distinct look and “special” parts.
Today, most race cars and the parts
that bolt on them are created
factory-style. Fremont Speedway hopes
to bring back a little of that
creativity that helped the sport of
short track racing explode on
Saturday, Oct. 6 as “The Track That
Action Built” wraps up its 61st
season with the Hoy’s Bar and Grill
Run What Ya Brung.
very little “rules” for the event.
For example, there’s no body, no
engine, no tire, no wing, no rule
on the imagination. Race vehicles
must have roll cages and safety
sprint cars it’s pretty simple…a
sprint car is a sprint car. But,
there’s no tire size or brand
rule, no body rule, no wing size
rule,” said Fremont Speedway
Promoter Rich Farmer.
The purse for the
sprint cars will be: 1. $1,500; 2.
$700; 3. $600; 4. $500; 5. $400;
6. $350; 7. $340; 8. $325; 9.
$300; 10. $270; 11. $260; 12.
$250; 13. $245; 14. $240; 15.
$230; 16. $230; 17-20. $200.
Farmer said there
will be a late model/modified
division. If the car has a late
model/modified frame or has a
motor that is set back beyond the
ball joint it will be in this
class. Cars in this division can
put any kind of body work on and
can utilize wings and there is no
“We’re hoping we
get some of the late models to put
on the wedge bodies and wings like
they did back in the day,” said
The purse for the
lates/modifieds is: 1. $1,000; 2.
$500; 3. $275; 4. $250; 5. $225;
6. $220; 7. $210; 8. $200; 9.
$190; 10. $180; 11. $160; 12.
$140; 13. $135; 14. $130; 15.
$125; 16-20. $120.
The regular dirt
trucks that have competed at Fremont
all season, will be teamed up with
stock cars and bombers. Farmer
said these “stock type” vehicles
have to have a motor set back no
further than the #1 spark plug
even with the upper ball joint to
compete in this division.
The feature for
this class will pay: 1. $300; 2.
$250; 3. $150; 4. $125; 5. $110;
6. $105; 7. $100; 8. $90; 9. $85;
10. $80; 11. $80; 12. $70; 13.
$70; 14. $70; 15-20. $60.
There will be a
compact class as well. Unlike
throughout the season when this
class was limited to teens 12-18
years of age, on Saturday there is
NO age limits. It is open to ANY
four cylinder engine, either front
or rear wheel drive cars or
The feature for
this class will pay: 1. $200; 2.
$100; 3. $75; 4. $50. 5-20. $25.
Also, the ladies
will battle in the traditional
Powder Puff race, driving the dirt
And, kids are
encouraged to bring out their
bicycles as there will be two age
groups for a race sponsored by the
Tackle Box II. The younger kids
will race the length of the front
stretch while the older kids have
to race all the way around the
one-third mile oval.
Gates will open
Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. with
racing underway at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $13 for adults; $10 for senior
citizens; $6 for teens ages 11-16;
and kids 10 and under get in free.
Pit passes are $25.
Prior to the
night’s racing, Fremont Speedway,
Hoy’s Bar and Grill, CA Kustoms
JLH General Contractors are
sponsoring a fun kick ball
tournament at Roger
on Field #4 in Fremont
beginning at 10 a.m.
“Kick-It…Play Kick Ball – Cure
Children’s Cancer.” This national
campaign, which is part of the
Jeff Gordon Foundation, is aimed
at raising money to help research
and cure all forms of childhood
There will be
four teams competing. Two teams
will be comprised of local racers.
Players on one team are Farmer,
Josh Harrison, John Ivy, Mark
Keegan, Jody Keegan, Mike Linder,
Brandon Martin, Jamie Miller,
Paige Polyak, Jordan Ryan and
Brian Smith. The other driver team
is comprised of Chris Andrews,
Brad Bowman, Dustin Dinan, Caleb
Helms, Cap Henry, Cody Jacobs, Moe
Lilje, Travis Philo, Dan Roepke
Jr., Seth Schneider and Bryan
There will be a
team made up of race team crew
members Andrew Barman, Kelly
Hasselbach, A.J. Havens, Clay
Kirchenbauer, Keith Kramer, Ben
Lagrue, Daniel Smith, R.J. Willey
and Zach Willey. And a fan team
that was chosen through a special
raffle that took place this past
week at the track and other picks
including Poncho Cortez, Aaron
Fought, Eric Klisz and Jeezy
The track’s 50/50
raffle from this past weekend
raised nearly $500 and the track
donated $3 from every admission
ticket sold for the Kick-It
Foundation. And, fans and other
community members can go to www.kick-it.org/events/fremont-speedway-is-kickn-it
and can make pledges per driver,
fan or crew member.
There will be an
auction of donated items between
innings as well.
Dirt track racing
across the country has really
embraced the Kick-It concept.
There have been many tracks,
racing organizations, fan groups
and more who have held these
special kick-ball games. So far
the national effort has raised
over $1 million with some 550
games being played.
“With the Clyde
Cancer Cluster and the many
youngsters that have battled with
cancer in our area…this is
something that is very near and
dear to our hearts at Fremont
Speedway. We have seen how
childhood cancer has impacted our
area and many of our young fans
and their families and we want to
do what we can to bring awareness
to this cause,” said Farmer.
with national medical advisory
boards to identify the most
promising research studies and
projects such as a study of
malignant peripheral nerve sheath
tumors at Harvard Medical College;
The Children’s Tumor Foundation;
Clinical research of the
Children’s Oncology Group,
reaching 90 percent of the
children with cancer in the U.S.
champion and former sprint driver
Jeff Gordon and his foundation,
the Cleveland Indians are also a
partner in the national campaign.
For more information or
to make a donation contact
organizer Shelly Liskai-Bowe at
check out Fremont Speedway’s
Facebook page or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
For more information about
Kick-It, go to www.kick-it.org.