Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Contact: Rich Farmer
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Not only will the fans be entertained by the exciting racing at Fremont Speedway in 2014, but every week they will have an opportunity to be a part – a VERY BIG PART – of the night’s events!
Each Saturday in the 2014 season at “The Track That Action Built” will feature a unique and different theme and event, many of which involve the fans.
“There would be no racing at Fremont Speedway if it weren’t for the fans. They come every week and spend their hard-earned money and deserve to be entertained and just as important be a part of the night’s events,” said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer. “We have events that will get them involved…that will add to the excitement for not only the other fans but the race teams as well.”
Farmer has also increased the point fund for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints in 2014. The track champion will take home $5,000.
The track’s 63rd anniversary season kicks off Saturday, April 12th on JRC Transportation Night. Fans can come into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame and register on a computer to participate in the 2014 Fantasy League. Fans will pick who they think each week’s 410 sprint feature 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.
The 2014 schedule at Fremont includes the greatest sprint car drivers in the world making a visit on Oct. 18th. The event will feature the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the farewell tour for 20-time series’ champion Steve Kinser who is retiring from the circuit at the end of the season.
The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will make six stops at the historic fairgrounds track in 2014. Fremont is known as “the home of the All Stars” as the series has made 110 appearances at “The Track That Action Built.”
The All Stars will take part in a Memorial Day double-header on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th and 25th. Sunday’s event is being called the Freedom 100 – the All Star sprints will battle in a $10,000-to-win, 50-lap feature, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will battle in a 30-lap main while the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks will duke it out in a 20-lap main making for 100 total feature laps. The UNOH All Stars will make two appearances at Fremont during the 32nd Ohio Sprint Speedweek – Thursday, June 26th and the finale, a $10,000-to-win affair on Ludwig Propane Night, Saturday, June 28th. The 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic weekend with the All Stars will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12th and 13th. The Saturday event will feature another $10,000-to-win feature in addition to the Third Annual Kick-It kickball tournament with drivers, crew members, fans and area businesses competing to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The Fremont Speedway’s Queens Pageant will also be held on Sept. 13th and a band will entertain following the races both Friday and Saturday.
The Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service will battle at Fremont for 9 events while the JLH General Contractors 305 Sprint FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will compete in 5 events at Fremont in 2014.
Other highlights of the 2014 schedule include the 2nd Annual Mike Hensel Memorial featuring the non-wing Buckeye Machine Buckeye Outlaw Super Sprint Series (BOSS) with the feature winner taking home $5,000.
The 6th class to be inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame will be part of the Saturday, June 7th races on Vision quest Night. Also, the night’s races will include the Race of Legends – drivers at least 50 years of age who have not raced in the past two years will be eligible to strap into 305 sprints for a night of racing. “We have put together a pretty impressive list of drivers for this so far including Mark Keegan, Jim Linder, Kenny Jacobs and more,” said Farmer.
On Kistler Engines Night, Saturday, Aug. 2nd, the first 3,000 women to attend the racing will get in FREE! There will also be some fun surprises for the ladies during the night.
As a way to show support to the fantastic night sponsors, billboard sponsors and other business partners who back Fremont Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 9th has been designated Local Business Night. Fans that bring a receipt showing they spent money at any of the speedway’s business partners will get a $2 discount off the night’s admission price. The receipt can’t be more than a week old.
And, for the 15th season, the Tackle Box II Restaurant will sponsor a bicycle give-away each week for a youngster.
Each week a random ticket will be drawn for the Fan of the Night. That fan and a guest will get an upgrade from their general admission seat to a pit-pass, they will get a ride in the Baumann Auto Group Pace Truck, a free meal, a behind-the-scenes look in the scoring tower and more.
Fremont Speedway is creating a special “Fan Zone” under the historic covered grandstands which will feature unique scenes from around the speedway. Watch for further details on this fantastic experience in the near future.
Here’s a week-by-week look at Fremont Speedway’s 2014 schedule:
-Saturday, April 12 – JRC Transportation Night, Fantasy League sign-up; 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks.
-Saturday, April 19 – Burns Petroleum Night, free camping; FAST 410 sprints, FAST 305 sprints and dirt trucks
-Saturday, April 26 – Adkins Sanitation and Fence Night, Fan Zone Contest; FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks
-Saturday, May 3 – Mike Hensel Memorial – Smith Family Foods Night; BOSS non-wing sprints, 305 sprints, vintage cars
-Saturday, May 10 – Baumann Auto Group Night, King of the Hill (fastest eight qualifiers who transfer from their heat will battle in two-car, two-lap match races with the final winner getting the pole of the feature); 410 sprints, 305 sprints and dirt trucks.
-Saturday, May 17 – Roots Poultry Night, Kids Race Into Summer – students in Sandusky County Schools will receive free admission tickets and there will be bicycle races and the Knoxville Raceway Queen will make an appearance; FAST 410 sprints, FAST 305 sprints and dirt trucks.
-Saturday, May 24 – Kear’s Speed Shop Night; UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, 305 sprints and dirt trucks
-Sunday, May 25 – Budweiser Night – Freedom 100; UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ($10,000 to win), 305 sprints and dirt trucks (If races are rained out, make-up date of Monday, May 26)
-Saturday, May 31 – closed
-Saturday, June 7 – Vision Quest Night – Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction – Race of Legends; 410 sprints, dirt trucks, Legends race, vintage cars
-Saturday, June 14 – Crown Battery Night – Local Heroes (all police, fire, EMTs, military personnel get free admission with proper ID along with scouts who wear their uniforms); FAST 410 sprints, FAST 305 sprints, dirt trucks.
-Saturday, June 21 – closed
-Thursday, June 26 – I’m Ur Guy Water Night – Ohio Sprint Speedweek UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, June 28 – Ludwig Propane Night – Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale ($10,000 to win); UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, July 5 – Miller Rigging Night – Classic Cruise-In Night (car show with the first 10 classic/exotic vehicles getting two free tickets to the night’s racing with all other entries getting one free admission ticket – there will be an award for the best appearing vehicle); FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, July 12 – closed
-Saturday, July 19 – Ohio Logistics Night – Throw-Back Night (Fans are encouraged to wear their old-time racing shirts – awards will be given); FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, July 26 – Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night – Bring a Friend to the Races (Fans are encouraged to bring a friend and if the track’s attendance record is broken more money will be added the night’s purse); FAST 410 sprints, FAST 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, August 2 – Kistler Engines Night – Ladies Night (the first 3,000 women will get into the races free and there will be some fun surprises for the ladies during the night); FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, August 9 – Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night – Support Local Business Night (Fans that bring a receipt showing they spent money at any of the track’s business partners will get $2 off admission to the races….receipt can’t be more than a week old); 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks.
-Saturday, Aug. 16 – closed
-Saturday, Aug. 23 – closed
-Saturday, Aug. 30 – closed
-Saturday, September 6 – Tanks Meats Salute Fremont Champions Night (all former track champions are invited and will be recognized during the night); FAST Championship 410 sprints; FAST Championship 305 sprints; dirt trucks
-Friday, September 12 – All Pro Cylinder Heads Night; UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, 305 sprints, dirt trucks; Band following the racing
-Saturday, September 13 – JLH General Contractor Night – 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic – 3rd Annual Kick-It Tournament – Queen’s Contest – Band following races; UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ($10,000 to win); 305 sprints, dirt trucks (if races are rained out, make-up Sunday, Sept. 14)
-Saturday, September 20 – closed
-Saturday, September 27 – Kistler Racing Products Night Championship Night; 410 sprints 305 sprints, dirt trucks
-Saturday, October 4 – Flag City Recycling Family Fun Night – Ladies Powder Puff Race – Run-What-You-Brung; BOSS non-wing sprints; trucks/stocks; late models/modifieds; four-cylinder compacts
-Saturday, October 11 – closed
-Saturday, October 18 – World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series – $10,000 to win; vintage race cars.
Gates will open each week at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. (times may vary on specials).
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