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Fremont Speedway and AFCS to hand out 2021 awards Nov. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021

 

By Brian Liskai

 

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway will put a wrap to the 70th anniversary season by handing out point fund money and awards at an informal gathering Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Flower Building in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. Race teams finishing in the top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Dirt Trucks can attend any time between 1-5 p.m.

 

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will also hand out their 2021 awards.

 

Rookie of the year and other special awards will also take place and sandwiches and light snacks will be provided and teams may bring their own beverages.

 

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Following is a look at the top 10 in points for each of the three divisions:

 

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Champion – DJ Foos, Fremont, Oh. – The track’s 2012 305 champion and the 2019 and 2021 champion of the Attica Fremont Championship Series, steered the legendary Burmeister Racing machine to an incredible season.  Of the 15 winged 410 A-mains at the track he recorded six victories running his career total to 23 at the track. He recorded three wins in a row from June 25 through July 31. With the exception of an 18th place finish against the All Stars on June 12, Foos never finished out of the top 10 all season at Fremont. Besides his wins, he posted three runner-up efforts and a pair of thirds meaning he finished on the podium in 11 of the 15 A-mains in 2021. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

 

2nd- Cole Macedo, Lemmore, Calf. – The 2020 Fremont Speedway rookie of the year had a break-out year with a new Ray Brooks Racing team, competing in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, missing only the All Star speedweek event in June. He recorded four wins in 2021 including beating the All Stars to wrap up the season for the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic win. Other than a 23rd place finish on Aug. 14, Macedo never finished worse than  eighth all season, scoring  11 top fives out of the 14 A-mains. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

 

3rd – Nate Dussel, Bradner, Oh. Fremont’s 2020 410 track champion and 2016 and 2017 305 champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2021. He scored three wins (May 22, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14) to run his career total at the track to 28. He recorded nine top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

 

4th – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Oh. Fremont’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 champion and Fremont’s 2012 410 rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, missing only the season finale. He posted three top five finishes including a season best second in the make-up event for April 24 and recorded nine top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

 

5th – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Oh. – Fremont’s 2021 410 rookie of the year really showed improvement throughout the season since moving from the 305 sprint ranks. He competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains, missing only the June 12, and Aug. 14 events.  Capodice posted a pair of top five finishes including a season best third on Sept. 11. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

 

6th – Brian Smith, Fremont, Oh. Fremont’s 2004 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2021. He recorded seven top 10 finishes including a season best fifth on the make-up from the April 24 event.  His average feature finishing position was 10th.

 

7th – Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Oh. Andrews competed in 10 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, posting seven top 10 finishes including a season best fourth on May 15. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

 

8th – John Ivy, Fremont, Oh. Ivy, Fremont’s 2001, 2002 and 2004 410 champion, 1994, 2013, 2018  and 2019 305 champion and 2013 dirt truck champion, competed in  12 of the 15 A-mains in 2021. Ivy, who is tied for fifth on the track’s all-time win list, recorded four top 10 finishes including a season best sixth on Sept. 25. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

 

 9th – Landon LaLonde, South Amherst, Oh.  LaLonde competed in 9 of the 15 A-mains in 2021, recording four top 10 finishes including a season-best 7th on June 26. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

 

10th – Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Oh.  Fremont’s 2010, 2012 and 2018 track champion competed in only seven of the 15 A-mains in 2021 but never finished out of the top seven. He recorded five top five finishes including a season best 2nd on July 10. His average A-main finishing position was fourth.

 

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CHAMPION – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Keeping it a Foos family season at Fremont, Matt Foos recorded his first ever track championship. Foos competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021. Other than a 17th place finish on Aug. 14, Foos never finished out of the top seven all season. He scored wins on Aug. 7 and Sept. 11 to run his career total to 11 at the track. Foos posted an incredible 11 top five finishes on route to an amazing A-main finishing position of fourth.

 

2nd – Alvin Roepke, Elmore, Oh. Roepke competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 24th event. He posted 9 top five finishes including wins on May 22 and June 12 to run his career total at the track to run his career total to 11. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

 

3rd – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Oh. Rando competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, recording eight top five finishes including a season best second on Sept. 11. He posted 13 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

 

4th – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Oh. Miller, the 2019 champion of the Attica Fremont Championship Series, competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, posting seven top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. He scored his 30th career Fremont win on Sept. 18 having also won the truck feature that night. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

 

5th – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Oh. Having re-opened his own team mid-way through the season, Moore competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 14 event. He recorded 13 top 10 finishes including three season best fifth place runs. Moore’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

 

6th – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Oh. Keegan competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, missing only the June 26 event. He posted 10 top 10 finishes including a season best three third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

 

7th – Larry Kingseed Jr., Castalia, Oh. Kingseed competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021, recording eight top 10 finishes. He picked up his first career Fremont win on the final event of the year. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

 

8th – Chris Verda, Elyria, Oh. Verda, who switched to the Mingus race team midway through the season, competed in all 16 A-mains in 2021. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season best third on June 12. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

 

9th – Bryce Lucius, Findlay, Oh. Fremont’s 2021 rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains in 2021, posting five top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up on  the season finale. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

 

10th – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Oh. Fremont’s four time dirt truck champion – including in 2021 – competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains in 2021. He posted his first 305 victory to kick off the Sandusky County Fair on Aug. 24. Valenti, who sits second on the track’s all-time win list, never finished out of the top nine all season and posted six top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

 

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CHAMPION – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Valenti picked up his third straight and fourth overall truck track championship. Valenti posted five wins in 2021 and when you add in his 305 victory he now has 67 total career feature wins at Fremont Speedway to place him second on the all-time win list just 9 away from tying the legendary Art Ball. Competing in all 13 A-mains in 2021, Valenti scored 11 top five finishes. Other than a 12th on June 26 and a 22nd on Aug. 14 Valenti never finished worse than third. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fourth.

 

2nd – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller competed in all 13 A-mains in 2021, picking up six victories, including one on the same night he scored a 305 sprint victory. His career total is now 30 at the track moving him into 30th on the all-time win list. He scored eight top three finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

 

3rd – Jeff Babcock, Cygnet, Ohio. Babcock competed in all 13 A-mains in 2021, posting his first career Fremont win on the season finale. He scored nine top five finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of sixth.

 

4th – Cory McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio. McCaughey raced in 12 A-mains in 2021, missing only the May 22 event. He scored a pair of wins along the way to run his career total to seven at the track. McCaughey recorded eight top five finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of fifth.

 

5th – Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Holcomb competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only opening night and the season finale. He posted seven top five finishes including a season best pair of runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

 

6th – Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2016 and 2018 truck champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2013. Sorg posted nine top 10 finishes including a season best third on June 26. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

 

7th – Dan Hennig, Castalia, Ohio. Hennig battled in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Aug. 14 and Sept. 25 events. He recorded nine top 10 finishes including a season best three fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

 

8th – Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Mitten competed in all 13 A-mains in 2021 and racked up eight top 10 finishes including a season best third on May 1. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

 

9th – Cory Ward, Bellevue, Ohio. Fremont’s 2007 truck champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2021 missing only the May 1 event. He recorded six top 10 finishes including a season best fourth on June 26. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

 

10th – Dana Fry, Green Springs, Ohio. Fry battled in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 18 event. He posted eight top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs. Fry’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

 

Rookies of the year – In a year that saw a great deal of talented rookies in the division two co-rookies of the year will be awarded.

 

Cody Laird, Fremont, Ohio. Laird finished 12th in the track’s point standings and competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2021. He recorded three top 10 finishes including a season best fourth on June 5. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

 

Tony Burns, Norwalk, Ohio.  Burns finished 18th in the track’s point standings and competed in nine of the 13 A-mains in 2021. He recorded a season best pair of 11th place finishes.

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