Fremont and Attica to use transponde​r scoring in 2012

By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway will continue their cooperative spirit in 2012, when both tracks will incorporate transponder scoring for all divisions. Attica’s weekly Friday night events include winged 410 sprints, winged 305 sprints, UMP late models and dirt trucks. Fremont’s weekly Saturday night events include winged 410 sprints, winged 305 sprints and dirt trucks. The cost if a race team chooses to purchase the transponder unit is $235 which includes the transponder, charger, orange protective pouch and shipping. The rental fee is $5 per night. Both tracks will incorporate the Westhold system (yellow transponder) that is used by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Late Models and Dirt Trucks can purchase the direct battery wired version (the Orange transponder) for $200. Both tracks tested the transponder units toward the end of the 2011 season and they held up well, according to track officials. “The transponders can help reduce scoring errors and help speed up the night’s program. We will still use human scorers as a back-up. The scorers at both tracks do an excellent job…it’s a very difficult task to hand score and these ladies have carried out task in a professional manner for many, many years,” said Attica Director of Operations Rex LeJeune. Ross Paulson, who has volunteered for several seasons helping with line-ups, scoring, track point systems, sponsorship, etc., will be in charge of the transponder program and has the units available for sale. For more information contact LeJeune at 419-680-5606 or Paulson at 419-355-0011.