Discounts to attend Sunday’s non-wing races at Fremont


By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – It’s getting close to the end of the summer, and wallets are stretched thin. But thanks to the cooperation of Fremont Speedway, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Motorsports Park and KC Raceway, fans can still watch some great traditional (non-wing) sprint car racing at a discounted price.

Race fans who bring their ticket stubs from racing action at Waynesfield, K-C Raceway, Eldora Speedway and Fremont Speedway from this coming weekend (Friday, July 30 through Saturday, July 31) will get $2 off general admission prices at the races on Sunday, Aug. 1 races at Fremont Speedway .

Sunday’s race at Fremont Speedway is the sixth race of the special series of non-wing races that lead up to the Second Annual Jack Hewitt Challenge to be run at Waynesfield Motorsports Park with the Lane Automotive Michigan Traditional Sprints on Saturday, July 7. It is the second of a special double-header weekend of racing at “The Track That Action Built,’ as the winged 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be in action Saturday, July 31. On Sunday, the non-wing sprints will be joined by the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks battling the invading stock cars.

The Hoosier Racing Tire series culminates with the $4,000 to win Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield on Aug. 7. The special non-sanctioned series will include a stop at the famous Eldora Speedway Saturday, July 31. The winner of the feature events at both Eldora and Fremont will receive a guaranteed starting spot in the Hewitt Classic A-main.

The traditional sprint car series, sponsored by Hoosier Tire, has seen four races so far beginning in May at Gas City I-60 Speedway in Indiana with Travis Welpott taking the win. The next stop was in June at Waynesfield with Matt Westfall getting a hard fought win. Then on July 2, Gas City held the first of the four Hewitt Classic qualifiers which not only counted for the series points, but also guaranteed the winner a starting spot in the finale at Waynesfield. Robert Ballou, “The Madman,” picked up the victory at Gas City, with Westfall taking the Waynesfield race on July 3, locking both into the Hewitt Classic.

Sunday’s race at Fremont was originally scheduled for Millstream Speedway in Findlay. However, promoter Rich Farmer said the event was moved to Fremont due to work schedules and time.

“The cooperation between tracks in Ohio has never been greater. I really have to thank Eldora, KC and Waynesfield…this just goes to show when we all work together, and with the support of the fans and race teams, we can put on great entertainment at an affordable price,” said Famer.

Prior to Sunday’s racing at Fremont, the series will compete Saturday, July 31 at Eldora for a $2,000 to win affair. NAPA auto Parts is presenting the racing at Eldora which also features the Fastrack Late Models.

On Saturday, the winged 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks will compete on Kistler Engines Night at Fremont Speedway. Gates will open both nights at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

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