By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Will Brock Mayes be able to defend his 2009 Fremont Speedway
championship in the 410 sprints? Who will step up to claim the 305 sprint
title? Can Steve Endicott hold off the hard chargers for a second
championship in the dirt trucks? Who will win the 2010 FAST Championship?
Those questions and more will play out at “The Track That Action Built” as
it gets set to fire motors for the 59th season of racing in 2010.
The 20-race schedule kicks off on Saturday, April 17 on Pepsi Night with the
Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints
and Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks.
“When we sat down to begin planning the 2010 schedule, we listened to many
of the suggestions from the fans and race teams and we think we’ve got a
very diversified, entertaining program set up,” said Fremont Speedway
Co-Promoter Rich Farmer.
“The teams indicated they would appreciate a week off here and there and we
have done that. There’s a night off in June, another in July and our break
in August for the fair,” added Farmer.
Besides the always exciting 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks, for the
first time, the Emods will compete at Fremont Speedway, on Kear’s Speed Shop
Night, May 29, and Fisher Performance Night, July 10.
“The fans said they wanted to see something a little different and we worked
with Eldora and Limaland to come up with a couple of dates to bring the
Emods in. I believe they will put on a great show,” said Fremont Speedway
Co-Promoter Andy James. “With the cooperation of Limaland, we’re putting
together a $1,000 bonus if the same driver can win there on Friday, May 28,
and at Fremont the next night.”
Also, the Eldora and Limaland stocks will battle the dirt trucks on two
nights, Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night, April 24, and Burger King Night, Aug.
The O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars will make four
appearances at “The Track That Action Built” in 2010.
The first visit is on Kear’s Speed Shop Night (rain date of Sunday, May 30)
as the 305 sprints and Emods also compete.
Fremont Speedway will host the finale of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek with a
huge $10,000 to win affair on Budweiser Night, June 26, with the 305 drivers
getting to show off their talents without the top wings!
The All Stars will help Fremont Speedway put a wrap on the 2010 season with
a double-header on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18 (rain date for Saturday
of Sunday, Sept. 19). All Pro Cylinder Heads Night and Ludwig Propane Night
feature the third annual Jim Ford Classic.
“We’re working with the Sandusky County Fair Board to once again allow free
camping that weekend. This weekend has the potential to become a ‘must-see’
race in the nation,” said Farmer.
Other highlights of the 2010 schedule include:
– The super late models of the American Late Model Series make a
wheel-hiking appearance on Underground Utilities Night, May 8;
– The sprint car spectacular on JLH Construction Night, Aug. 14, featuring
410 sprints and the 305/360 sprint challenge;
– The 11th Annual 305 Sprint Invitational paying one of the biggest purses
in the nation for that division on Burns Iron and Metal Night, Sunday, Sept.
5, with the 410 sprints also joining the card for the first time in the
– Jon Wright Custom Chrome Hall of Fame Induction Night, June 5. Ten
individuals will be inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame prior to
the night’s racing in the second annual event;
– Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Helms Excavating on May 22. Fans will
pay only $10 admission to watch the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks; and
– The 11 events of the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title
(FAST) Championship series. There will be 11 events at Attica Raceway Park
as well with a separate point system and fund to crown a 410 sprint
Gates open every Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing slated to begin at 7 p.m.
(times may vary on special events).
“Our loyal fans, teams and business partners continue to support us and
allow Fremont Speedway to present the biggest weekly purse in Ohio dirt
track racing…we are very humbled and thankful,” concluded Farmer.
For more information and a complete schedule, log onto
April 17 – Pepsi Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks.
April 24 – Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt
trucks and stocks
May 1 – Baumann Auto Group Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
May 8 – Underground Utilities Inc. Night, ALMS late models, 305 sprints,
May 15 – Roots Poultry Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
May 22 – Helms Excavating Fan Appreciation Night ($10 admission), 410
sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
May 29 – Kear’s Speed Shop Night (rain date May 30), O’Reilly All Star
Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars, 305 sprints, Emods
June 5 – John Wright Custom Chrome Night, Hall of Fame Inductions, 410
sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
June 12 – Crown Battery Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
June 19 – No Racing
June 26 – Budweiser Presents the Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale, O’Reilly All
Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars, non-wing 305 sprints
July 3 – McDonald’s Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
July 10 – Fisher Performance Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, Emods
July 17 – No Racing
July 24 – Beck Oil Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
July 31 – Kistler Engines Night, 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
Aug. 7 – Burger King Night, 40 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks and stocks
Aug. 14 – JLH Construction Night, 410 sprints, 305/360 sprint challenge
Aug. 21 – No Racing – Fair week
Aug. 28 – No Racing – Fair week
Sept. 5 (Sunday) – Burns Iron and Metal Night, 11th Annual 305 Sprint
Invitational, 410 sprints, dirt trucks
Sept. 11 – Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night, 410 sprints,
305 sprints, dirt trucks
Sept. 17 (Friday) – All Pro Cylinder Heads Presents the Jim Ford Classic,
O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars, 305 sprints, dirt trucks
Sept. 18 – Ludwig Propane Presents the Jim Ford Classic, O’Reilly All Star
Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars, 305 sprints.
Oct. 9 – TBA