Fremont Speedway to crown champions Oct. 8


By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The 2011 racing season has been a memorable one at Fremont Speedway. The racing action has been exciting during the track’s 60th anniversary and the champions in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 8.

The battle for the 410 sprint title could literally come down to the last lap on Kistler Racing Products Night. Bryan Sebetto has had one of the most talked about summers of racing as anyone in recent history. The Fremont native has four feature wins at Fremont, including holding off two time All Star champion Tim Shaffer to win the Jim Ford Classic recently. He holds a slim five point lead over three time Fremont champion Byron Reed who has three victories at the track in 2011. Sebetto, who also claimed two feature wins at Attica Raceway Park in 2011, also won the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title championship. Dean Jacobs, the 2011 Attica track champion, is also within striking distance, just 16 points out, while defending Fremont champion Craig Mintz is 47 points back.

In the 305 sprints, defending and two time Fremont champion Stuart Brubaker has two feature wins in 2011 and holds a 25 point advantage over two time track champion Paul Weaver who also has a pair of Fremont victories this season. Paige Polyak, who scored the 305/360 sprint challenge victory in 2011, is only 40 points out.

In the dirt trucks, 73-year-old Art Ball is looking for his first title in the division. The Tiffin resident has two late model track championships in the 1970s, and scored his 71st career Fremont feature win in 2011 to add to his all-time win list advantage at the track. Four time and defending track champion Steve Sabo is only seven markers behind Ball, while 2011 Attica champion Bob Dible sits just 25 points back thanks to his pair of feature wins at Fremont. Former champion Cory Ward, who has a feature win in 2011, is 32 points out.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. as the battle concludes to wear the coveted Fremont Speedway crown.

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