tops come off the sprints at Fremont May 12
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Contact: Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Back in the
1960s and early 1970s, sprint cars mainly competed without the use of the
wing bolted on the rollcage. And Fremont Speedway, which is celebrating
its 61st season of racing, was no different. But, over the past three decades,
sprint cars have mainly utilized the aerodynamics of the those top foils.
That changes Saturday, May 12 at “The Track That Action Built.”
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint
Series is gearing up for a historical tour of the Buckeye State that will
kick off at Fremont Speedway on Root’s Poultry Night. In the storied history
of Ohio auto racing, which began in 1897, there has never been a touring
non wing sprint car series devoted to the state. The BOSS tour is excited
to set the stage at one of the oldest and premiere facilities on the schedule,
explained BOSS President Aaron Fry.
The traditional style BOSS
sprint cars made their debut in 2011 with 2 events. Ione, California native
Justin Grant scored the win at K-C Raceway aboard the Hery Motorsports
#40. In October, 30 cars from 8 states competed at Wayne County Speedway
where Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith scored a popular win piloting
the #37 Lee's Hydraulics entry. The question now is when will the Buckeye
Outlaw Sprint Series have it's first winner from the Buckeye State?
Drivers from 5 states have
expressed interest in the Fremont opener which is being co-sanctioned with
the Lane Automotive Michigan Traditional Sprint Series. Fans will delight
in "Root's Poultry Night" which will also include the Kistler Racing Products
FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) winged sprint car series and the Fremont
Fence Dirt Trucks. A full field of BOSS and MTS points runners will be
on hand, gunning for the $2,000 winners share and to battle the best of
the local non wing racers. Several 305 sprint teams have also expressed
an interest in taking the wing off and the BOSS series is proud to announce
that Kear's Speed Shop in Tiffin, Ohio has come on board to sponsor a $100
bonus to the highest finishing steel block motor in the main event.
In addition to the $100 cash
steel block bonus, drivers will also be competing for a $50 cash Hard Charger
of the race award sponsored by Letemgrow.org. This award will go to the
driver advancing the most positions in the A-Main event. A "Hard Luck"
Award $50 gift certificate is also being awarded by BOSS officials courtesy
of Saldana Race Products and SBI Fuel Systems. 2Grafic Distributions will
provide framed photos of the A-Main and B-Main winners.
Once again, Hoosier Racing
Tire and American Racer have come on board to sponsor driver bonuses to
the highest A-Main finisher on all four of their brand of tire. The Hoosier
tire bonus will be a certificate for a free right rear tire and the American
Racer bonus will be a $100 certificate toward the purchase of any American
Racer Tire. The BOSS series has an open tire rule, but drivers are limited
to using the same right rear in their heat race and the A-Main event.
In other BOSS news, several
new sponsors have come on board to help with the 2012 season and the points
fund. BOSS would like to welcome All Pro Cylinder Heads, Kears Speed Shop,
2Grafic Distributions, Pro Shocks, SBI Fuel Systems, Saldana Race Products,
Cleanway Carpet Cleaning, E.A. Home Supply, Hoosier Race Tire, American
Racer, Ham Signs, Letemgrow.org, French Grimes Race Systems, ProStar Web
Design and Indy Race Parts to the tour. In addition, the BOSS series would
like to welcome Rick Lane and Rick Rarer as the official photographers
of the series.
For the Fremont Speedway
event, gates will open at 4 pm with racing action underway at 7 pm. Drivers
are reminded that Schoenfeld Mufflers are required at Fremont along with
Raceceivers. Fremont also uses transponders to help accurately score and
time the racing events. There are no membership fees or sign-up fees to
race with BOSS. This event will go by pill draw for heat race line-ups.
Drivers who plan to attend this, or any BOSS events should contact the
series to be included in promotional materials. Driver Signups and Pill
Draw will be done at the BOSS tent which will open at 4 pm on raceday.
Fremont Speedway will be paying in checks for this event.
The complete payout is as
follows: 1) $2000 2) $800 3) $600 4) $500 5) $450 6) $400 7) $375 8) $350
9) $325 10) $300 11) $280 12) $260 13) $250 14) $240 15) $225 16) $225
17) $225 18) $225 19) $225 20) $225. All cars who make an honest attempt
at competing will be guaranteed $100 tow money, including all B-Main non
For more information on the
BOSS series, please log onto the series website at http://www.buckeyesprints.com
or call (740) 703-3768. The BOSS series is looking for sponsors interested
in helping with the bonus programs at each event. Sponsorship packages
start as low as $50 to be a part of the much appreciated bonus awards.
More information on Fremont
Speedway can be found on their website at http://www.fremontohspeedway.com