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Zeth Sabo gets 1st career 410 sprint win at Fremont; Weaver earns 6th 305 victory; Miller gets 5th truck victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

 

By Brian Liskai

 

FREMONT, Ohio – Zeth Sabo grew up working around Fremont Speedway. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Fremont native had his dreams come true – a sprint car victory at “The Track That Action Built” on O’Reilly Auto Parts Night.

 

Sabo, in his first full season of 410 sprint car racing, has finished in the runner-up position three times at Fremont this year. Bad luck and mechanical issues have also plagued the young racer. On Saturday it all came together as he led all 30 laps for his first career victory at his home town track aboard the Rich Farmer owned #29.

 

“I really don’t know what to say right now. I can’t thank my guys enough…Farmer and everybody who makes this deal possible. This is like a huge relief. I thought I heard someone so I drove it harder and harder…I finally just slowed down and hit my marks good and I knew we would be okay,” said Sabo beside his Fremont Auto Parts, NAPA, Limo Scene Limo Services, Kiser Sound, Valvoline, Level Utilities, Linder Speed Equipment backed machine.

 

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, three time track champion Paul Weaver took the lead with just five laps to go from race-long leader TJ Michael and drove to his sixth win of the season at Fremont. The current point leader now has 70 career victories at the track putting him third on the all-time win list.

 

“Throughout the night we were talking in the stands quite a bit and he (Michael) was listening because he was pretty tough to get around. When you come up on lapped cars you have to move around…it just takes a split second and you get passed,” said Weaver beside his Steve Brown’s B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines,  M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Fostoria Mod Shop backed #31.

 

Jamie Miller charged into the lead from his seventh starting spot on lap 10 and survived a last lap restart to score his fifth Burmeister Dirt Truck victory of the year at Fremont. It’s Miller’s 36th career win at the track, moving him into a tie with Byron Reed and Bobby Clark for 12th on the all-time win list.

 

“This truck is really damn good. I have to thank Scott Gressman this week and Joe Bradford. They ripped the motor out of this thing and got it freshened up this week and put it back in last night and here we are today. Once I quit screwing around running the bottom and moved up into the middle the thing rolled through there pretty good and I drove around everybody,” said Miller of his Fostoria Mod Shop backed #4M.

 

In the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature a tumble by Jonah Aumend at the start necessitated a complete restart. Sabo bolted into the lead over Conner Morrell, Cap Henry, Trey McGranahan and Boston Mead. Henry grabbed second a lap later but could not catch Sabo.

 

Just as the leaders were entering lapped traffic a caution flew on lap seven. On the restart Sabo pulled away from Henry with McGranahan locked in a battle with  Morrell and Byron Reed for third.  Once again just as Sabo drove into lapped traffic another caution flew. And once again on the restart Sabo pulled away from Henry with Reed, DJ Foos and Craig Mintz in pursuit.

 

Sabo built his lead to nearly two seconds as he encountered heavy lapped traffic with five laps to go. Sabo sliced his way through and drove away to the win over Henry, Foos, Mintz and Reed.

 

After a spin and a crash to start the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main, TJ Michael bolted into the lead over Jimmy McGrath, Weaver, Mike Keegan and Jamie Miller. Weaver took second a lap later but McGrath battled back to retake second on lap five as Michael pulled away slightly just as a caution came out.

 

Michael drove away again when the green flew over Weaver, McGrath, Keegan and Shawn Valenti. Just as Michael was entering heavy lapped traffic the caution gave him a clear track with 13 laps to go.  This time on the restart Weaver hung right with Michael and the pair had a great battle until Weaver was able to take the lead with just five laps to go. Weaver pulled away for the win over Michael, McGrath, Valenti and Steve Rando.

 

Dave Gumby Jr. grabbed the early lead of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature over Cory McCaughey, Shawn Valenti, Jeff Babcock, Dan Hennig and Chuck Roelle. Valenti moved into second on lap two and stayed close to Gumby as Babcock and McCaughey applied pressure to the lead duo.

 

Gumby had an engine issue on lap eight as his mount went up in flames, handing the lead to Valenti over Babcock, McCaughey, Hennig and Miller. Miller drove into third a lap later and took second on lap nine. Miller drove to the outside of Valenti to take the lead at the halfway point.

 

Miller seemed to have the race in hand until a caution  flew with two  laps to go. On the restart Valenti drove to Miller’s inside as they raced side by side to the white flag. Miller hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win as Babcock got around Valenti for second with Hennig and Jim Holcomb rounding out the top five.

 

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 1 for season championship night for the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks.

 

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

 

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

 

Qualifying

1.16-DJ Foos, 13.081; 2.5-Byron Reed, 13.164; 3.09-Craig Mintz, 13.241; 4.29X-Cap Henry, 13.385; 5.28M-Conner Morrell, 13.399; 6.29-Zeth Sabo, 13.429; 7.49I-John Ivy, 13.465; 8.3V-Chris Verda, 13.576; 9.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.613; 10.42-Boston Mead, 13.618; 11.X-Mike Keegan, 13.634; 12.28-Gray Leadbetter, 13.698; 13.27-Trey McGranahan, 13.876; 14.12G-Corbin Gurley, 13.921; 15.312-Duane Zablocki, 14.041; 16.2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.191; 17.7-Dylan Kingan, 14.301; 18.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.343; 19.8-Olivia Shelbo, 14.874; 20.1-Chance Holley, 17.029; 21.15k-Creed Kemenah, 99.998; 22.6J-Jonah Aumend, 99.999;

 

Heat 1, Group A -  (8 Laps)

1. 49I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 28M-Conner Morrell[2] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 6. 12G-Corbin Gurley[7] ; 7. 28-Gray Leadbetter[6] ; 8. 6J-Jonah Aumend[8]

 

Heat 2, Group B -  (8 Laps)

1. 29X-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 42-Boston Mead[2] ; 3. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[3] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 5. 8-Olivia Shelbo[5] ; 6. 1-Chance Holley[6] ; 7. 15k-Creed Kemenah[7]

 

Heat 3, Group C -  (8 Laps)

1. 27-Trey McGranahan[1] ; 2. 29-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6] ; 6. 7-Dylan Kingan[7] ; 7. 312-Duane Zablocki[5]

 

A-Main 1 -  (30 Laps)

1. 29-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 2. 29X-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[7] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[12] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 6. 27-Trey McGranahan[3] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[9] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[15] ; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell[1] ; 10. 3V-Chris Verda[13] ; 11. 42-Boston Mead[5] ; 12. X-Mike Keegan[10] ; 13. 12G-Corbin Gurley[16] ; 14. 49I-John Ivy[6] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[11] ; 16. 28-Gray Leadbetter[19] ; 17. 8-Olivia Shelbo[14] ; 18. 1-Chance Holley[17] ; 19. 7-Dylan Kingan[18] ; 20. 6J-Jonah Aumend[21] ; 21. 312-Duane Zablocki[20]

 

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

 

Qualifying

1.31-Paul Weaver, 13.708; 2.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.892; 3.5Jr-Jimmy  McGrath Jr, 13.946; 4.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.024; 5.8-TJ  Michael, 14.028; 6.26-Jamie Miller, 14.092; 7.28-Shawn Valenti, 14.094; 8.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.144; 9.X-Mike Keegan, 14.222; 10.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.241; 11.19R-Steve Rando, 14.283; 12.10X-Dustin Stroup, 14.293; 13.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.307; 14.14-Zack Miller, 14.366; 15.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.417; 16.16-Lee Sommers, 14.461; 17.5-Kody Brewer, 14.495; 18.3x-Brandon Riehl, 14.507; 19.27-Calob Crispen, 14.543; 20.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.551; 21.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.573; 22.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.635; 23.63-Randy Ruble, 14.863;

 

Heat 1, Group A -  (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 6. 51M-Haldon Miller[2] ; 7. 16-Lee Sommers[7] ; 8. 27-Calob Crispen[8]

 

Heat 2, Group B -  (8 Laps)

1. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 8-TJ  Michael[2] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy  McGrath Jr[3] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 8. 9R-Logan Riehl[8]

 

Heat 3, Group C -  (8 Laps)

1. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 2. 14-Zack Miller[2] ; 3. 3F-Wade Fraley[3] ; 4. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 6. 3x-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[7]

 

A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)

1. 31-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 8-TJ  Michael[1] ; 3. 5Jr-Jimmy  McGrath Jr[2] ; 4. 28-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 6. 61-Tyler Shullick[3] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 9. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[8] ; 10. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 11. 3F-Wade Fraley[10] ; 12. 9R-Logan Riehl[23] ; 13. 5-Kody Brewer[17] ; 14. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[12] ; 15. 3x-Brandon Riehl[18] ; 16. 27-Calob Crispen[22] ; 17. X15-Kasey Ziebold[14] ; 18. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[15] ; 19. 14-Zack Miller[6] ; 20. 63-Randy Ruble[21] ; 21. 51M-Haldon Miller[16] ; 22. 10X-Dustin Stroup[20] ; 23. 16-Lee Sommers[19]

 

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

 

Qualifying

1.25-Jeff Babcock, 17.498; 2.4M-Jamie Miller, 17.675; 3.7b-Shawn Valenti, 17.735; 4.P51-Dave Gumby Jr., 17.782; 5.11H-Jim Holcomb, 17.847; 6.X-Cory McCaughey, 17.906; 7.101-Chester Fitch, 17.978; 8.36M-Kyle Lagrou, 17.986; 9.32H-Dan Hennig , 18.004; 10.8KB-Kent Brewer, 18.096; 11.17x-Dustin Keegan, 18.103; 12.4s-Keith Sorg, 18.106; 13.25X-Chuck Roelle, 18.112; 14.28-Cody Laird, 18.129; 15.67-Ben Clapp, 18.139; 16.5s-Bradley Stuckey, 18.158; 17.7X-Dana Frey, 18.177; 18.7H-JT Horn, 18.376; 19.6-Butch Latte, 18.381; 20.23m-Brad Mitten, 18.443; 21.32-Kevin Phillips, 18.476; 22.8S-Brandon Stuckey, 18.630; 23.9-Curt Inks, 18.647; 24.18s-Randy  Swiecicki, 18.841; 25.51-David Bankey, 19.181; 26.33A-Brian Arnold, 19.495; 27.57MS-Mason Stull, 19.789; 28.73-Troy Aikman, 99.999;

 

Heat 1, Group A -  (8 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 25-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 4. 11H-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 28-Cody Laird[7] ; 7. 36M-Kyle Lagrou[5] ; 8. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[8] ; 9. 33A-Brian Arnold[10] ; 10. 51-David Bankey[9]

 

Heat 2, Group B -  (8 Laps)

1. 32H-Dan Hennig [3] ; 2. 25X-Chuck Roelle[1] ; 3. X-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 5. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 6. 18s-Randy  Swiecicki[7] ; 7. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 8. 57MS-Mason Stull[8] ; 9. 73-Troy Aikman[9]

 

Heat 3, Group C -  (8 Laps)

1. 7b-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. P51-Dave Gumby Jr.[3] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[1] ; 4. 7X-Dana Frey[5] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[8] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 8. 6-Butch Latte[6] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[9]

 

B-Main 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 28-Cody Laird[1] ; 2. 33A-Brian Arnold[10] ; 3. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[7] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 5. 6-Butch Latte[9] ; 6. 57MS-Mason Stull[8] ; 7. 32-Kevin Phillips[3] ; 8. 36M-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 9. 18s-Randy  Swiecicki[2] ; 10. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 11. 51-David Bankey[13] ; 12. 73-Troy Aikman[11] ; 13. 9-Curt Inks[12]

 

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[7] ; 2. 25-Jeff Babcock[6] ; 3. 7b-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig [5] ; 5. 11H-Jim Holcomb[8] ; 6. 17x-Dustin Keegan[13] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[10] ; 8. X-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 9. 7X-Dana Frey[12] ; 10. 28-Cody Laird[16] ; 11. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 12. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[19] ; 13. 101-Chester Fitch[9] ; 14. 7H-JT Horn[14] ; 15. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[18] ; 16. 25X-Chuck Roelle[4] ; 17. 33A-Brian Arnold[17] ; 18. 6-Butch Latte[20] ; 19. P51-Dave Gumby Jr.[2] ; 20. 23m-Brad Mitten[15]

 

Sat. Oct  1st

Fremont Federal Credit Union Night

410's, 305's, & Trucks 

Track Championship Night

Pit Gates Open: 3:30
GA Gates Open: 4:00 
Racing: 7:00 

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