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Playing for his father had its ups and downs, but new Eastwood football coach Craig Rutherford said the positives far outweighed the negatives.

Craig and his brother, Eric, who is two years younger, both starred for the Eagles under their coach/father, Jerry, who retired after a successful 2016 season. Eastwood finished 9-2, won a Northern Buckeye Conference championship and made the state playoffs for the 10th time in Rutherford’s 36 seasons at the helm.

Fans, race teams and drivers will not only have the opportunity to compete against one another in fun events, but will also raise funds for Sandusky County area charities.

The first Battle at the Speedway will take place Saturday, Sept. 16 during the Jim Ford Classic weekend at Fremont Speedway.

Gibsonburg’s Nate Dussel survived a close call with a lapped car and led all 25 laps to claim his second feature win in as many weeks at Fremont Speedway.

Last week he scored his first ever 360ci sprint win and this week the track’s Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint 2016 champion scored his first win in that division, taking home $1,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

“Considering how bad I fouled it up last week in this car, stepping on it running second, I owed this to my dad and everyone on this team to get the No. 1 car back in victory lane,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Custom Fabrication; Al Davis Carpet; Industrial Movers; Gressman Powersports; Box 7; Real Geese; Wurtec; Design Graphics Group; Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

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