Every racing event in 2013 will be unique at Fremont Speedway
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Every event at Fremont Speedway will offer race fans something unique in 2013. “The Track That Action Built” will celebrate its 63rd anniversary season in a big way.

“There will be no ‘regular’ shows at Fremont this season. Every week there will be a different event involving the fans and race teams,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter. “We have THE most loyal fans in dirt track racing and we wanted to give them more opportunities to get involved with the events at Fremont Speedway. And, we want the race teams to take ownership of the sport…to get more involved in creating an entertaining, fun night for themselves and the fans.”

Highlights of the 2013 schedule include six appearances of the University of Northwest Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, including three $10,000 to win events. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will visit “The Track That Action Built” on Friday, Sept. 27. The BOSS non-wing sprints will make two appearances at Fremont Speedway, including the Mike Hensel Memorial paying $3,300 to win. The tradition continues for the 305 verses 360 challenge on Tim Hogan’s Carpet Night with the 360s of the NRA and SOD taking on the tough 305 sprints for a $3,000 to win affair.

There are also nine events featuring the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series. The champion after the 18 races – 9 at both Fremont and Attica – will earn a $10,000 payday!

It all kicks off Saturday, April 13 on Pepsi Night. This night also begins the fantasy racing league. Fans can come into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame and register on a computer to participate. Fans will pick who they think each week’s 410 sprint winner will be and they will accumulate points based on how their pick finishes. You have to be present each week to make your pick and the top five in points will be honored at the track’s end-of-the-year banquet.

On Saturday, April 20, it’s JRC Transportation Throw Back Night. Fans are encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts and sweat-shirts. That’s followed on Saturday, April 27 with Adkins Sanitation and Fence Fan Zone Night. Fans are encouraged to make banners and where their favorite driver’s t-shirt. Special judges will pick the three finalist fan groups who will then come on the front stretch and the winners will be determined by the crowd applause. The winning group of fans will receive coupons for a future race event.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will bring the traditional non-wing sprints back to Fremont Speedway for the Mike Hensel Memorial on Smith’s Foods Night, May 4. The 33-lap feature will pay $3,300 to win and $300 to start!

Baumann Auto Group Night, Saturday, May 11 will feature the popular King of the Hill event for both the 410 and 305 sprints. This takes the top eight qualifiers who transferred to the feature from their heats and pits them one on one in a two lap match race until there is only one winner who gets to start on the pole of the feature.

Roots Poultry Night, Saturday, May 18 is the Students Race into Summer event. Fremont Speedway will provide free tickets to the students in all Sandusky County Schools. Also, college students who present a valid student ID will get in free.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Fremont for a Saturday and Sunday double-header weekend on May 25 and 26 for Kear’s Speed Shop and Budweiser nights. On Sunday, prior to the races, the 2nd Annual Kick-It kick ball tournament will be held with a driver’s team, pit crew team and fans teams participating. Money will be raised through the event to benefit childhood cancer research.

Vision Quest Night, June 8, will feature the induction ceremony for the fifth class into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. That is followed on Crown Battery Bike Night on June 15. The paved parking lot off of the Rawson Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds – adjacent to the fairboard office – will be designated parking for motorcycles. Every motorcycle rider who parks there will receive a general admission coupon to get into the races for just $10.

The 31st Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will make two stops at Fremont Speedway. The first event will be DB3 Imaging Night, Thursday, June 27, with the $10,000-to-win speedweek finale on Saturday, June 29 on Ludwig Propane Night.

July 6th is being touted as Local Heroes Night. On Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night, anyone in uniform from scouts to law enforcement to firefighters and EMTs to military personnel both past and present (with a military ID) will get into the races free.

On Burns Petroleum Bring a Friend to the Races Night, Saturday, July 20th, if the 2013 attendance record is broken, Fremont Speedway will add $100 to each of the top 10 finishing positions in the 410 and 305 sprint divisions, an extra $50 to each of the top 10 finishing spots in the dirt truck feature and an extra $25 to each of the top 10 spots in the Sports Compact feature.

Saturday, July 27 is Kistler Engines Classic Car Cruise In Night. The first 20 classic vehicles that cruise into the fairgrounds for the night’s racing event will receive a free admission ticket. After the first 20, any additional classic vehicle cruisers will receive discounts for general admission tickets.

On Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night, Saturday, Aug. 3, Fremont Speedway will incorporate the Family Fun Pack. Family’s can purchase a Fun Pack for just $25, which includes general admission tickets for two adults and two students and coupons for four hot dogs. Hot dogs will be just $1 and popcorn will cost just 50 cents.

Tim Hogan’s Carpet Night, Saturday, Aug. 10, featuring the 360 sprints from the NRA and SOD organizations battling Fremont’s 305 sprints in a $3,000-to-win, $300-to-start affair.

While there will be no racing on Aug. 17-31 due to the Sandusky County Fair, the track will host the National Tractor Pullers Association Tractor Pulls on Aug. 24.

Racing resumes on Saturday, Sept. 7 when the champions in all four divisions will be crowned on Tanks Meats Night.

The annual Jim Ford Classic weekend featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will take place on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 thanks to sponsorship from All Pro Cylinder Heads and JLH General Contractors. On the $10,000-to-win finale night, there will be a live band playing in the campgrounds off North Street. The 2014 Fremont Speedway queens contest will take place as well on Saturday prior to the racing. And, the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame gun raffle will be held.

The world’s best sprint car drivers come to Fremont Speedway on Kistler Racing Products Night, Friday, Sept. 27, as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series invades.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the season on Saturday, Oct. 5 as Flag City Recycling Presents the BOSS non-wing sprints and the run-what-you-brung night.