Renegade Sprints Teams Focus on Positivity as its Next Event Nears

Inside Line Promotions – FINDLAY, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2014) – Renegade Sprints drivers are seeking opportunities to keep busy racing with a couple more weeks until the next event.

One option is the 7th annual Jim Ford Classic this Friday and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

“Jim Ford was the best promoter Fremont has ever had,” Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. “Randy, who is Jim’s son, and my dad raced together for years. And I raced against Randy at the end of his career. Jim was always a gentleman. They don’t make them like that too often.”

There has been recent conversation in Ohio about a rivalry between the Renegade Sprints and other entities, which Helms wants to clarify.

“I don’t want to hurt racing,” he said. “Every driver has a personal choice to make. There’s no instruction on my part to boycott this weekend. We’re about the positives, about building the sport, treating the owners and drivers with respect, etc. Improving the sport is what we have to focus on.”

That has been the emphasis of the Renegade Sprints during its inaugural season, which showcased a great battle between 37 drivers at its first-ever race last month.

The Renegade Sprints was formed to develop and improve the sport of 410ci sprint car racing in the rich historic region that includes Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series aims to operate a professional organization that is focused on creating value for sponsors and promoters along with offering an affordable form of high-quality entertainment for the fans. The Renegade Sprints is also dedicated to creating long-lasting partnerships with the team owners and drivers for the future of the sport.

“We are focused on the goals that we set in an effort to continue to build a top-notch sprint car series that values its fans, drivers, owners, sponsors and tracks,” Helms said. “We believe in taking the positive road and that we can help sprint car racing as we continue down this path.”

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa., hosts the next Renegade Sprints event on Saturday, Sept. 27.


Sept. 27 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa.






The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.


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