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Greg Wilson rejuvenated with thrilling Fremont FAST win; Meseraull rim-rides to BOSS victory; Miller breaks 305 drought and gets thrilling truck win

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

 

By Brian Liskai

 

FREMONT, Ohio – The pressure of owning your own sprint car team, doing most of the mechanical work, driving the tow rig and then the race car can take its toll. Greg Wilson was beginning to wonder if he could still win. Teaming up with the Seeling Motorsports team and long-time crew chief Andy Potter late this summer has rejuvenated the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver and this weekend the results proved Greg Wilson can still drive and win in a sprint car.

 

Wilson took the lead on the white flag lap of the Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt 410 A-main at Fremont Speedway and drove to his 13th career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Root’s Poultry Night. For Wilson it was a weekend sweep of the FAST series as he won Friday as well.

 

“This is choking me up. Fremont’s like home. We’ve had a lot of support from the fans not only here but when we’ve been out on the road…this is just awesome. I can’t thank Hercules Tire, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics enough for sticking with me and Joe and Diane Seeling giving an old washed up guy a chance to drive a race car and take some pressure off. Andy Potter is making me look good…we got good communications. BRS Shocks, Kistler Engines, Triple X Race Cars, Engler Power…I know I’m rambling but I haven’t gotten to do this in a damn long time. I feel like I wasted five years in my career. I learned a lot…we built a great race team and we’re intertwining a little bit to help Joe’s deal. I felt like if I could get with somebody like Andy…we raced a short bit in 05 and we were fast  but we haven’t been able to do that again. It’s just unbelievable. When that thing came to life part way through there and I changed my line and got the wing back that thing was a rocket ship. We needed this as a family and team. My dad, mom and step-mom busted their butts so I could drive a race car and get me started. Between my dad and mom and Hamp teaching me work ethic and not to give up…I’m trying to teach my kids that. I wanted to get them some trophies…they didn’t get to see me win races. A lot prayer, lot of belief, a lot of faith…damn it anything in life if you don’t quit on it…you can still win races,” said Wilson.

 

Indianapolis, Indiana’s Thomas Meseraull survived early race cautions and drove away, leading all 25 laps of the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) for his third career Fremont win.

 

“This was right in my wheel-house…rip the lip with a big nasty cushion in turn four. It got a little rough and the track was super technical and I love that. I can’t thank the Simons enough for bringing me back to race in Ohio and win. I got my little girls another trophy,” said Meseraull beside his Full Spectrum Construction, Simon Racing, USI Cable backed #23s.

 

It’s been nearly two years since Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller has won a Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint race at Fremont Speedway. That ended Saturday. Miller was able to capitalize when leader Steve Rando’s wing collapsed on lap four and drove to the victory. Not to be outside, Miller claimed his fifth Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win of the year, edging Jeff Babcock by just half a truck length. Miller now has 29 career wins at Fremont Speedway and sits 17th on the track’s all-time win list.

 

“We changed cars…got the new car back out last week and I like it. I have to thank Ryan French for allow me to do this,” Miller said beside his Smitty’s Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Sonic Hauling, Phil Rister, Sloopy’s Pizza, Reedtown Tavern, Crown Battery, Schreiner Farms, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Fostoria Mod Shop, Kenny Kalb Farms backed #26 sprint car.

 

“We screwed up and didn’t make enough adjustments to the truck and it got very loose. Jeff gave me a hell of a run,” said Miller of his Fostoria Mod Shop backed dirt truck.

 

In the FAST 30-lap feature, Stuart Brubaker grabbed the early lead but defending track champion Nate Dussel took the top spot on lap 15. Meanwhile 11th starter Greg Wilson steadily moved his way through the pack  and with nine laps to go was up to second and closing on Dussel who had built a 2.3 second lead.

 

With two laps to go Wilson had cut Dussel’s lead to .3 seconds and drove under him into the lead coming to the white flag. Wilson took the win over Dussel, current track point leader DJ Foos, up from 10th, current FAST point leader Cale Conley and 12th starter Cole Macedo.

 

Meseraull grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature but the action behind him was fantastic involving Trey Jacobs, Luke Hall, Tyler Gunn, Steve Little and Matt Westfall. Hall moved into second on lap three and thanks to a few early race cautions stayed close to Meseraull. The final caution flew with 10 laps to go and Meseraull drove away to the win over Hall, Westfall, Steve Irwin and Gunn.

 

Rando grabbed the lead to start the 25 lap 305 sprint A with Miller, Logan Riehl, Mike Keegan, Shawn Valenti and Matt Foos giving chase. Following three early race stoppages on a restart with three laps in, Rando’s top wing collapsed, handing the lad to Miller. Miller pulled away to a two second lead over Riehl, Keegan, Foos and Valenti when the final caution flew on lap 13. The restart saw Miller drive away to the win over Riehl, Keegan, Foos and Valenti.

 

Miller jumped into the lead of the dirt truck 20-lap A-main with a tremendous battle taking place behind him involving Kevin Phillips, Keith Sorg, Kyle Lagrou, Shawn Valenti and Dustin Keegan with 10th starter Jeff Babcock moving into fifth by lap two. The only caution flew on lap five putting Valenti right on Miller’s bumper but Miller was able to drive away when the green flew. Babcock was on a mission, driving into second by lap 10 and closing quickly on Miller. With five laps to go Miller and Babcock were nose to tail driving in lapped traffic. Babcock drove under Miller with two laps to go and was side-by-side with the leader coming to the white flag. The drag race to the checkers saw Miller win by half a truck length over Babcock, Valenti, Dan Hennig and Cory McCaughey.

 

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 25 on O’Reilly Auto Parts night with the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and the Steel Block Late Model Series in action.

 

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About Root’s Poultry - https://www.rootspoultry.com

Wayne Root was stringing phone lines when the Great Depression hit, taking his job with it. To support his family, Root began buying produce and other foods from local farmers and taking them to market in the Cleveland area. In Cleveland, he would purchase products to bring back and sell to the farmers. At some point Wayne started raising his own chickens to butcher and take to market and that evolved into a chicken processing facility.

The facility where Roots Poultry is located today was built in 1955 and opened in early 1956. It still had an area in the back where chickens were brought in, a processing area in the middle and, in the front, a retail store. Due to a change in federal law, Wayne quit raising and dressing his own chickens and Roots became a further processor. Later, Wayne’s grandchildren Mark and Mike Damschroder were working in the business and in 1985 bought it from their grandmother. Mark later bought Mike’s portion of the business though Mike remains active in the company.

The company had evolved to the point that it was producing ready-to-eat chicken products. Shredded chicken became the company’s bread-and-butter product, but later the company added barbeque pork and other pork and beef products under the Daisyfield brand. Today Roots produces over two dozen products and all can be found in the freezer section at area retail stores.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

 

410 Sprints – Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt

 

Qualifying

1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.550; 2.5R-Byron Reed, 12.593; 3.12G-Corbin Gurley, 12.690; 4.7z-Zane Devault, 12.757; 5.3C-Cale Conley, 12.761; 6.7C-Phil Gressman, 12.773; 7.23A-Chris Andrews, 12.808; 8.19-Paige Polyak, 12.811; 9.12C-Kyle Capodice, 12.839; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.851; 11.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 12.854; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.893; 13.97-Greg Wilson, 12.906; 14.1-Nate Dussel, 12.923; 15.18-Cole Macedo, 12.954; 16.16C-Max Stambaugh, 13.002; 17.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.059; 18.83-Wesley McIntyre, 13.088; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.149; 20.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.156; 21.2+-Brian Smith, 13.203; 22.14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.216; 23.15-Mitch Harble, 13.227; 24.28m-Conner Morrell, 13.327; 25.4T-Josh Turner, 13.338; 26.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.796; 27.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.807; 28.6J-Jonah Aumund, 14.161; 29.1A-William Aumund, 99.999;

 

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 12C-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 12G-Corbin Gurley[3] ; 4. 97-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 6. 16C-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 6J-Jonah Aumund[10] ; 8. 4T-Josh Turner[9] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 10. 23A-Chris Andrews[2]

 

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 7C-Phil Gressman[2] ; 2. 19-Paige Polyak[1] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 18-Cole Macedo[6] ; 5. 15-Mitch Harble[8] ; 6. 7z-Zane Devault[4] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 8. 83-Wesley McIntyre[7] ; 9. 28m-Conner Morrell[9] ; 10. 1A-William Aumund[10]

 

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

 

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 7z-Zane Devault[2] ; 2. 16C-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. 83-Wesley McIntyre[8] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[10] ; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[12] ; 9. 28m-Conner Morrell[11] ; 10. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 11. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 12. 6J-Jonah Aumund[4] ; 13. 1A-William Aumund[14] ; 14. 23A-Chris Andrews[13]

 

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 97-Greg Wilson[11] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[10] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 18-Cole Macedo[12] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 9. 7z-Zane Devault[16] ; 10. 7C-Phil Gressman[2] ; 11. 12G-Corbin Gurley[4] ; 12. 16C-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 13. 19-Paige Polyak[8] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 15. 83-Wesley McIntyre[18] ; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 17. 15-Mitch Harble[14] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[19] ; 19. 12C-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 20. 11G-Luke Griffith[20]

 

MPD Racing B.O.S.S Non-Wing

 

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardner[3] ; 7. 37-Dave Gross[7]

 

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 23S-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 21P-Carmen Perigo[1] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 6. 27s-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 18X-Bobby Distel[6]

 

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[1] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[5] ; 5. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[6] ; 7. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7]

 

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 23S-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[10] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[13] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[18] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 8. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 9. 21P-Carmen Perigo[8] ; 10. 27s-John Ivy[17] ; 11. 26W-Cody White[5] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 13. 18X-Bobby Distel[20] ; 14. 97X-Rodney Hurst[21] ; 15. 37-Dave Gross[19] ; 16. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 17. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[12] ; 18. 9G-Cody Gardner[16] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[9] ; 20. 82-Mike Miller[11] ; 21. 5M-Mike Moore[15]

 

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

 

Qualifying

1.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.407; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.453; 3.X-Mike Keegan, 13.581; 4.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.590; 5.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.595; 6.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.631; 7.19R-Steve Rando, 13.646; 8.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.688; 9.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.712; 10.36-Seth Schneider, 13.769; 11.12F-Matt Foos, 13.819; 12.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.831; 13.z10-Chris Verda, 13.872; 14.47-Matt Lucius, 13.934; 15.15k-Creed Kemanah, 13.997; 16.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.999; 17.22-Justin Lusk, 14.079; 18.51-Garrett Craine, 14.355; 19.86-Zack Miller, 14.453;

 

Heat 1, Group A -  (8 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. z10-Chris Verda[1] ; 5. 15k-Creed Kemanah[6] ; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

 

Heat 2, Group B -  (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 3. 22-Justin Lusk[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 6. 86-Zack Miller[6]

 

Heat 3, Group C -  (8 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[6]

 

A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[8] ; 11. 15k-Creed Kemanah[13] ; 12. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[16] ; 13. 86-Zack Miller[17] ; 14. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15] ; 15. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[19] ; 17. 51-Garrett Craine[18] ; 18. 22-Justin Lusk[9] ; 19. z10-Chris Verda[10]

 

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

 

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. P51-Cory Ward[3] ; 2. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 3. 32-Kevin Phillips[7] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[6] ; 5. 19-Tony Burns[5] ; 6. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[9] ; 7. 83-Butch Latte[8] ; 8. 62-Levi Beery[4] ; 9. 51W-Thomas Anderson[1]

 

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 4. 28-Cody Laird[7] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 6. 6-Steve Sabo[9] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 8. 55-DJ Mestrey[6] ; 9. 20-Conor Emch[5]

 

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 911-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 4. 1-Collin Babcock[1] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[8] ; 8. 9H-Devan McEwan[4]

 

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[8] ; 2. 36M-RJ Cornett[3] ; 3. 78-Austin Black [2] ; 4. 27-Calob Crispen[1] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 6. 14T-Cody Truman[7] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[4] ; 8. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[6]

 

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 2. 19-Tony Burns[1] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 4. 51W-Thomas Anderson[9] ; 5. 11-Austin Gibson[6] ; 6. 9H-Devan McEwan[8] ; 7. 83-Butch Latte[5] ; 8. 62-Levi Beery[7] ; 9. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[3]

 

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 2. 14T-Cody Truman[4] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 4. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 5. 6-Steve Sabo[3] ; 6. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[8] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[5] ; 8. 20-Conor Emch[9] ; 9. 55-DJ Mestrey[7]

 

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 1. 25-Jeff Babcock[9] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[10] ; 4. 911-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 5. P51-Cory Ward[6] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[16] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 9. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3] ; 11. 67-Ben Clapp[20] ; 12. 28-Cody Laird[13] ; 13. 19-Tony Burns[18] ; 14. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[12] ; 15. 78-Austin Black [11] ; 16. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 16. 27-Calob Crispen[15] ; 18. 51W-Thomas Anderson[22] ; 19. 1-Collin Babcock[14] ; 20. 23m-Brad Mitten[17] ; 21. 14T-Cody Truman[19] ; 23. 36M-RJ Cornett[23] ; DNF. 9-Curt Inks[21]

September 25th-

O’Reilly Auto Parts- 410’s, 305’s, Dirt Trucks and Steel Block LateModel Series

Gates open at 4 pm

Racing at 7 pm 

 

General Admission $18

Seniors  $15

Students  $10

10 & Under  Free

Pit Pass $30

 

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