Fremont's Battle at the Speedway raises funds for local charities


Monday, July 10, 2017

Contact: Shelly Liskai Farmer

FREMONT, Ohio – Fans, race teams and drivers will not only have the opportunity to compete against one another in fun events, but will also raise funds for Sandusky County area charities. The first Battle at the Speedway will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 during the Jim Ford Classic weekend at Fremont Speedway.

The Battle at the Speedway will be a triathlon event with teams playing kick ball, dodge ball and whiffle ball. The winner of the entire tournament gets to choose which local charity/cause the entire donation process collects. Along with the triathlon there be a silent auction, a live auction and a 50./50 raffle.

The Battle at the Speedway is limited to the first 10 teams to sign up due to time constraints.

“Our traditional Jim Ford Classic fun events have raised over $160,000 for childhood cancer research. The new twist this year is the winning team chooses the local charity to receive the funds. We have so many great organizations that do phenomenal work to help area residents and we want to help them,” said Shelly Liskai Farmer, organizer of the event.

Teams that want to participate in the Battle at the Speedway should contact Shelly Liskai Farmer at Area businesses or anyone that would like to donate items for the silent and live auctions should contact Liskai Farmer as well.

The 10th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. The event, which honors the man who brought the track back to life in 2000, will crown the champions in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro on Friday. The McCullough Industries 602 Late Models and Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will be in action on Friday as well and on Saturday the 305 sprints will be joined by the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. The event also brings to town the teams from “down south” that compete in the Ohio Sprint Car Series for both nights of racing.

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