Philo sprints to first Fremont Speedway FAST 410 win; Westfall earns 2nd career track win with BOSS

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2022

FREMONT, Ohio - Despite threatening skies and an ominous forecast, Fremont Speedway officials bravely forged ahead the Aug. 13 event featuring the Ti22 Performance FAST 410 sprints, the MPD Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprints and the dirt trucks on Plaza Lanes/Cameo Pizza Night.

Bowling Green, Ohio’s Travis Philo, who has been on a great streak lately, lead the non-stop 30-lap FAST feature from start to finish to claim his first ever Fremont Speedway victory.

The NGK Spark Plugs redraw put Reed and Philo on the front row with Brubaker and Foos in row 2. The 30 lap feature roared to green with Philo grabbing the early lead and Reed in tow. The pair of black "five" cars would run 1-2 the entire distance, with Reed closing the gap a couple of times, but unable to do anything with Philo turning a nearly perfect 30 laps to claim the win. Despite the lack of position changes in the top 2, the racing through the field was phenomenal with multiple cars flirting with disaster or sliding off the top of the race track. The show of the main event was the tremendous battle within a battle as 1-2 in FAST points battled for the third spot through much of the race.

In just 7 minutes and 23 seconds, Philo lapped up to 10th place in scoring the win. Byron Reed had his best ever FAST run, closing the gap to just .649 of a second at the finish. Lee Jacobs prevailed in the battle with Nate Dussel for the third spot with D.J. Foos rounding out the top 5. The balance of the top 10 included Craig Mintz, Stuart Brubaker, Kyle Capodice, Ricky Peterson and hard charger of the event, John Ivy.

Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall, a former BOSS champion, earned his second career Fremont win in a rain-shortened 16 lap BOSS feature.

The NGK Spark Plugs redraw for the BOSS 25 lap feature put Saban Bibent and Dallas Hewitt on the front row. Hewitt grabbed the quick early lead with Travis Hery in tow. Bibent quickly got around Hery, then Hewitt bicycled on the curb in turn one working lap 4, opening the door for Bibent to get to the lead.

The first of four cautions flew for Steve Little who spun off turn 2 contacting the foam soft walls, but able to continue. With Bibent still the leader, Hewitt and Matt Westfall engaged in a torrid battle for the runner-up spot until Travis Hery broke a front spindle, sending him into the foam wall blocks in turn 4. On the restart, Westfall and Hewitt began to pressure Bibent on the point. Westfall passed for the lead on lap 12, but a third caution flag for Ricky Lewis spinning. Reverting to the last completed lap but Bibent back on the point.

On the restart, Westfall got inside Bibent for the lead off turn 2 to take the lead with Hewitt and Chapple following him. Over the next few laps, the race intensity began to rise as Isaac Chapple got to the runner-up spot, but a light rain also picked up intensity. Race officials were about to throw a caution for rain when Tayte Williamson spun off turn 2. With 16 laps completed, the race was declared official.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks still have a B-main and A-main to run and track officials are looking into dates for those make-up races.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

Ti22 Performance - FAST Sprint Cars

Saturday, August 13, 2022

ARP Fasteners Qualifying

Group 1: 1. 5T-Travis Philo 12.322 2. 1-Nate Duseel 12.338 3. 5-Byron Reed 12.444 4. 9-Ricky Peterson 12.731 5. 49i-John Ivy 13.013 6. 98-Robert Robenalt 15.394

Group 2: 1. 16-D.J. Foos 12.442 2. 09-Craig Mintz 12.519 3. 14-Sean Rayhall 12.542 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker 12.559 5. 16c-Tyler Rankin 12.709 6. 10-Justin Adams 13.647

Group 3: 1. 12-Kyle Capodice 12.336 2. 81-Lee Jacobs 12.460 3. 15-Mitch Harble 12.624 4. 7N-Darin Naida 12.768 5. 7T-Troy Vaccaro 12.948 6. 14bv-Ben Varner 13.011

NAPA of Fremont - Heat 1: 1. 5-Reed[2] ; 2. 1-Dussel[3] ; 3. 9-Peterson[1] ; 4. 5T-Philo[4] ; 5. 49i-Ivy[5] ; 6. 98-Robenalt[6]

Brave Breed Rescue - Heat 2: 1. 35-Brubaker[1] ; 2. 09-Mintz[3] ; 3. 14-Rayhall[2] ; 4. 16c-Rankin[5] ; 5. 16-Foos[4] ; 6. 10-Adams[6]

TheCushion.com - Heat 3: 1. 81-Jacobs[3] ; 2. 12-Capodice[4] ; 3. 7N-Darin Naida[1] ; 4. 15-Harble[2] ; 5. 7T-Vaccaro[5] ; 6. 14bv-Varner[6]

Ti22 Performance FAST A-Main: 1. 5T-Philo[2] ; 2. 5-Reed[1] ; 3. 81-Jacobs[5] ; 4. 1-Dussel[7] ; 5. 16-Foos[4] ; 6. 09-Mintz[8] ; 7. 35-Brubaker[3] ; 8. 12-Capodice[6] ; 9. 9-Peterson[9] ; 10. 49i-John Ivy[14] ; 11. 16c-Rankin[12] ; 12. 7N-Naida[11] ; 13. 14-Rayhall[10] ; 14. 15-Harble[13] ; 15. 7T-Vaccaro[15] ; 16. 14bv-Varner[18] ; 17. 98-Robenalt[16] ; 18. 10-Adams[17]

MPD Racing BOSS Sprint Cars

ARP Fasteners Qualifying

Group 1: 1. 33m-Matt Westfall 14.808 2. 6T-Trey Osborne 15.054 3. 73-Blake Vermillion 15.213 4. 98-Saban Bibent 15.228 5. 53-Steve Little 15.551 6. 9r-Logan Riehl 15.608

Group 2: 1. 21h-Travis Hery 14.857 2. 16K-Koby Barksdale 14.960 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt 15.102 4. 0-Steve Irwin 15.413 5. 21-Carmen Perigo 15.456 6. 75-Jerry Dahms 16.249

Group 3: 1. 52-Isaac Chapple 15.131 2. 20w-Tayte Williamson 15.150 3. 2di-Dustin Ingle 15.158 4. 41-Ricky Lewis 15.337 5. 5-Jesse Vermillion 16.001 6. 44x-Tom Davies 17.496

TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 98-Bibent[1] ; 2. 33m-Westfall[4] ; 3. 53-Little[5] ; 4. 73-B.Vermillion[2] ; 5. 6T-Osborne[3] ; 6. 9r-Riehl[6]

Brave Breed Rescue - Heat 2: 1. 18-Hewitt[2] ; 2. 21-Perigo[5] ; 3. 0-Irwin[1] ; 4. 16K-Barksdale[3] ; 5. 21H-Hery[4] ; 6. 75-Dahms[6]

TheCushion.com - Heat 3: 1. 2di-Ingle[2] ; 2. 41-Lewis[1] ; 3. 20w-Williamson[3] ; 4. 52-Chapple[4] ; 5. 5-J.Vermillion[5] ; 6. 44x-Davies[6]

MPD Racing BOSS A-Main: 1. 33m-Westfall[5] ; 2. 52-Chapple[4] ; 3. 18-Hewitt[2] ; 4. 2di-Ingle[6] ; 5. 98-Bibent[1] ; 6. 21-Perigo[7] ; 7. 16K-Barksdale[13] ; 8. 20w-Tayte Williamson[11] ; 9. 0-Steve Irwin[10] ; 10. 5-J.Vermillion[15] ; 11. 6T-Osborne[14] ; 12. 53-Little[9] ; 13. 73-B.Vermillion[12] ; 14. 41-Lewis[8] ; 15. 9r-Riehl[16] ; 16. 75-Dahms[17] ; 17. 21h-Hery[3] ; 18. 44x-Davies[18]