From Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – The stakes will be high when the O’Reilly Auto Part All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars invade the historic Fremont Speedway for the Jim Ford Classic, Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18. Not only will Knoxville Nationals champion and defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer be looking to wrap up the 2010 All Star title and the $50,000 that goes with it, but the teams will be competing for a purse of nearly $60,000 over the two nights of racing.
On Friday, the All Star program will pay the feature winner $4,000, while Saturday’s payout is $10,000 to the winner and $500 just to start the A-main. Also, Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer is increasing the B-main non-transfer payout to $100.
The weekend will be the 93rd and 94th appearance of the All Stars in the 59-year history of “The Track That Action Built.”
Shaffer has won three of the last four All Star events at Fremont Speedway, the other claimed by local driver Bryan Sebetto.
And, the two-day must-see racing event of the summer will also see the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks compete Friday night for $1,000 to win. There will also be a ladies’ powder puff race.
On Saturday, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will battle for $1,000 to win. The vintage race cars will also be on display and will perform an exhibition race.
To encourage fans to make it a great racing weekend, the Sandusky County Fair Board is offering free camping in the north campground on Friday and Saturday. There is a camping fee for those fans who set up prior to Friday.
And, after the races Friday night the ban Quickshine will crank out the rock-n-roll in the north campground in a free Ford Fest. The show is “open ended”…so fans can plan on staying long after the roar of the engines has subsided and instead listen to the roar of well played rock music.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. race teams are invited to display their machines at the Baumann Auto Group on W. State Street.
Ticket prices for Friday’s All Star event are $20 general admission for adults; $18 for senior citizens; $15 for students; and free for children 10 and under. On Saturday, general admission is $25; $20 for seniors; $15 for students; and free for children 10 and under. Pit passes each day are $30.
For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com