Wise takes shine to Ohio tracks, scores speedweek win at Fremont

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Though Zeb Wise is from Angola, Indiana, he has taken a shine to Ohio dirt tracks. The 19-year-old won his second Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobile 1 feature in the past 10 days, leading all 30 laps Sunday, June 12 at Fremont Speedway on night #3 of the 40th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

For Wise it marked his second career win at Fremont and his fourth career All Star win and came on the inaugural Chuck and Shirley Kear Classic on Baumann Auto Group Night at “The Track That Action Built.”

“I wanted to win an All Star show at Fremont Speedway for a long time. Ever since I started racing with the All Stars this is a track that always treated me well. To win in front of all these great fans….there’s so many people here. My car was so good. I don’t know how close Cap (Henry) was at the end but traffic got hairy. Guys were running both lanes and I couldn’t go where I wanted. My car was just good enough that it worked wherever I wanted. Hats off to Wayne, Derek, my dad, Conner…everyone back there in the pits worked their asses off. After the dash I was worried. I didn’t think we had the car to win. I thought the 4 car (Henry) was the car to beat. Damn I love Ohio…we always run so good here,” said Wise beside his Sundollar Restoration, Quik Pits Auto, Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, Bill’s Towing, TC Power Sports, Specialty Rigging backed machine.

Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry padded his point lead in the speedweek standings with a great second place finish.

“We had a really good car. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough to beat the 10 car. We have the speedweek point lead which is cool and hopefully we can keep it up there. Zach, Brett all those guys are doing a great job and the Blake’s Hard Cider, Tony Elliott Foundation, Premier Planning Car has been pretty good. We struggled for awhile but we’re getting better,” said Henry.

Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason came on strong late to take the third finishing position.

“We struggled last night and dug ourselves a hole in qualifying but my guys worked hard. I keep telling Rizzy every time we go to a new place he hasn’t raced at before we struggle our first night but then we have a note book and come back the second night and we’re much better. I feel like we’re gaining speed and it’s definitely tracks I don’t normally excel at. I want to get my guys a win this week. We’re putting ourselves in the right position to win,” said Eliason beside his Rudeen Racing, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Hager Realty, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, Fatheadz Eyewear backed machine.

At the drop of the green Wise established himself as the car to beat, racing out to a commanding lead while the battle for second was entertaining involving Henry and Kyle Reinhardt. Reinhardt slipped over the edge of turn four on lap six and tipped over for the only stoppage of the 30-lap feature.

Craig Mintz got by Henry on lap eight for second just after the restart while Wise pulled away. Wise hit heavy lapped traffic by lap 16 and Henry used that traffic to regain second on lap 18. With 10 laps to go Wise had a commanding two second lead over Henry, Eliason, Justin Peck and Mintz.

Wise got mired down in traffic with two cars racing in front of him but Henry had to contend with the same issue and could not close on the leader as Wise drove to the win.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Feature, Seth Schneider grabbed the early lead after battling with Kelsey Ivy. Schneider soon had to contend with Kasey Jedrzejek and eighth starter Paul Weaver. The trio battled hard in lapped traffic and contact was made as Schneider went off turn three with a flat front tire. Weaver took command and drove away to his first win of the season at Fremont. It’s the 65th career win at the track for the Fremont, Ohio driver which places him third on the all-time win list.

“I feel bad about Seth…I didn’t hear him outside of me. It was a racing deal. We had the car too tight…I’m wore out,” said Weaver beside his Steve Brown’s B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Fostoria Mod Shop backed #31.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 25 on Vision Quest Night with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series 410 Sprints presented by the Baumann Auto Group along with the Great Lakes Super Sprints 360 sprints and the 305 sprints. Prior to the night’s racing the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place.

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About the Baumann Auto Group – www.baumannautogroup.com

In an era of continuous change, the Baumann Auto Group is celebrating over 65 years of successfully serving the community. Buck Baumann is proud to continue his father Al’s vision with the same tradition of trust and family atmosphere in the dealerships that are in Fremont, Tiffin, Port Clinton, Oregon and Genoa. Baumann Won’t Be Beat is more than a slogan, we don't compromise honesty and ethics, we proudly employ high quality people and we care about our loyal customers.

The Baumann Auto Group has an exceptional sales and service team. So not only can you purchase your new vehicle from Baumann's, but they will keep it running smoothly with continued service maintenance. If you should have an unfortunate accident, Baumann’s body shop is a well-known "direct repair" facility for numerous insurance companies, performing collision repairs on all makes and models.

Fremont Speedway

Sunday, Jun 12, 2022

All Star Circuit of Champions

Entries 38

C&R Racing Hot Laps:

Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Craig Mintz | 12.899

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 Winner: Skylar Gee

Competition Suspension Inc Heat 2 Winner: Cap Henry

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 Winner: Cory Eliason

Mobil 1 Heat 4 Winner: Cole Duncan

Elliott's Custom Trailers Dash Winner: Cap Henry

Classic Ink USA B-main Winner: Lachlan McHugh

Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Zeth Sabo

Mobil 1 A-main Winner: Zeb Wise

Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Bill Balog (+11)

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.899; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.044; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.149; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.175; 5. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.233; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.289; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.304; 8. 17-Carson Short, 13.396; 9. 11N-Zeth Sabo, 13.809; 10. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 14.013

Group (B)

1. 13-Justin Peck, 13.099; 2. 4-Cap Henry, 13.170; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.344; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.460; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.546; 6. 101-Lachlan McHugh, 13.622; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.650; 8. 25-Chris Myers, 13.757; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.005; 10. 20-Daniel Burkhart, 14.347

Group (C)

1. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.539; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.592; 3. 49X-Ian Madsen, 13.694; 4. 19-Chris Windom, 13.774; 5. 25R-Jordan Ryan, 13.833; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.060; 7. 88N-Frank Neill, 14.348; 8. 49i-John Ivy, 14.552; 9. 23-Chris Andrews, NT

Group (D)

1. 10-Zeb Wise, 13.642; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.649; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.686; 4. 11-Parker Price Miller, 13.817; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.854; 6. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.900; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.028; 8. 28M-Conner Morrell, 14.294; 9. 28-Brandon Spithaler, 14.399

Heat 1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 97-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz [4]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 17-Carson Short [8]; 8. 11N-Zeth Sabo [9]; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr [10]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice [6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 6. 101-Lachlan McHugh [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 9. 25-Chris Myers [8]; 10. 20-Daniel Burkhart [10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 49X-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 23-Chris Andrews [9]; 4. 19-Chris Windom [3]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 6. 25R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 8. 49i-John Ivy [8]; 9. 88N-Frank Neill [7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 22-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 3. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 4. 11-Parker Price Miller [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 7. 18-Cole Macedo [6]; 8. 28-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell [8]

Dash (6 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [4]; 7. 13-Justin Peck [6]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]

B-main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 101-Lachlan McHugh [3]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [2]; 3. 25R-Jordan Ryan [4]; 4. 18-Cole Macedo [8]; 5. 11N-Zeth Sabo [10]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice [1]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 10. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr [15]; 11. 28-Brandon Spithaler [12]; 12. 25-Chris Myers [14]; 13. 49i-John Ivy [13]; 14. 17-Carson Short [6]; 15. 28M-Conner Morrell [16]; 16. 88N-Frank Neill [17]; 17. 20-Daniel Burkhart [18]; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs [9]

A-main (30 Laps)

1. 10-Zeb Wise [2]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [7]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [9]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [16]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [20]; 10. 16-DJ Foos [10]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 12. 49X-Ian Madsen [12]; 13. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 14. 97-Greg Wilson [15]; 15. 23-Chris Andrews [14]; 16. 19-Chris Windom [17]; 17. 11-Parker Price Miller [18]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 19. 25R-Jordan Ryan [23]; 20. 18-Cole Macedo [24]; 21. 1-Nate Dussel [22]; 22. 101-Lachlan McHugh [21]; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [19]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.19R-Steve Rando, 14.565; 2.3x-Brandon Reihl, 14.629; 3.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.694; 4.31-Paul Weaver, 14.707; 5.8-TJ Michael, 14.710; 6.12-Matt Foos, 14.824; 7.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 14.865; 8.28-Shawn Valenti, 14.874; 9.10X-Dustin Stroup, 14.939; 10.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.966; 11.26-Jamie Miller, 15.011; 12.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 15.014; 13.36-Seth Schneider, 15.030; 14.01-Bryan Sebetto, 15.036; 15.3V-Chris Verda, 15.041; 16.32-Bryce Lucius, 15.055; 17.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.119; 18.86-Zack Miller, 15.168; 19.X-Mike Keegan, 15.204; 20.61-Tyler Shullick, 15.278; 21.5AU-Mitch Smith, 15.297; 22.15k-Creed Kemenah, 15.323; 23.51M-Haldon Miller, 15.326; 24.63-Randy Ruble, 15.405; 25.5M-Mike Moore, 15.445; 26.6-Jimmie Ward, 15.501; 27.78-Austin Black , 15.568; 28.97X-Rodney Hurst, 15.698; 29.5-Kody Brewer, 15.714; 30.34-Jud Dickerson, 15.775; 31.47-Matt Lucius, 15.807; 32.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 15.812; 33.98-Robert Robenalt, 15.908; 34.13-Jeremy Duposki, 16.084; 35.17x-Dustin Keegan, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 4. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 5. 3x-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[9] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[8] ; 8. 51M-Haldon Miller[6] ; 9. 63-Randy Ruble[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 8-TJ Michael[4] ; 3. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 4. 01-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[5] ; 8. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7] ; 9. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[7] ; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 7. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 15k-Creed Kemenah[9] ; 9. 5AU-Mitch Smith[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 4. 78-Austin Black [1] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[6] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[8]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 4. 3x-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 5. 15k-Creed Kemenah[8] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 7. 5AU-Mitch Smith[10] ; 8. 6-Jimmie Ward[5] ; 9. 51M-Haldon Miller[7] ; 10. 63-Randy Ruble[9]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 2. 13-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 3. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 4. 86-Zack Miller[5] ; 5. 34-Jud Dickerson[4] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 9. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 31-Paul Weaver[8] ; 2. 8-TJ Michael[6] ; 3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 4. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 5. 61-Tyler Shullick[15] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 8. 12-Matt Foos[4] ; 9. 5-Kody Brewer[18] ; 10. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[13] ; 11. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[21] ; 12. 01-Bryan Sebetto[14] ; 13. 32-Bryce Lucius[12] ; 14. 28-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 15. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[17] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 18. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 19. 13-Jeremy Duposki[20] ; 20. 78-Austin Black [16] ; 21. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[22] ; 22. 36-Seth Schneider[2]