The excitement is building for the season opening night of racing at Fremont Speedway. Known as “The Track That Action Built,” the Sandusky County Fairgrounds clay oval has been in existence for 63 years, and this season promises to be more entertaining.
Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer has added money to the purses in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Ohio AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks. All of the increases will impact the drivers finishing 10th through 20th in the sprint car divisions and from fifth to the 20th finishing positions in the dirt truck division. The 410 sprints will pay $2,500 to win (other than special events) and $300 to start the A-main. The 305 sprint feature will pay $600 to win (other than special events) and $150 to start the A-main. The dirt trucks will pay $400 to win the A-main (other than special events) and $80 to start the feature.
Also, grandstand tickets for adults will be $14 with senior citizens tickets at $12 and teens (ages 11-15) getting in for $8 with kids ages 10 and under entering free. Other admission prices will be in effect for special events such as UNOH All Star shows and the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series. Weekly pit passes will be $30.
“We have not increased ticket prices or pit passes for several years. In the mean time we’ve added more money to the purse, making us the highest weekly paying sprint car track in Ohio. We also offer our race teams amenities that a lot of other tracks do not such as electric service, which is costing us a lot more. We were the first dirt track in the area to institute soft walls to save our racers on equipment costs and those have doubled in price over the last few years,” said Farmer. “Another thing we will do is pay every 410 sprint team that takes at least a competitive green flag, whether it’s qualifying or a heat race, $100. Everyone knows the cost of racing has increased dramatically so by making a small adjustment to the admission prices we’re able to help the racers.”
Fremont Speedway would also like to welcome new marketing partners Ohio AAA Auto Club (title sponsor of the dirt trucks); Fricker’s Restaurant which will sponsor the weekly Fricker’s Frickin’ Fast Time Award, a $100 bonus for the 410 sprint fast qualifier (does not apply on special events); Callie’s Performance Products which will reward the 410 sprint driver who turns the fastest qualifying lap (does not apply to special events) of the season a $1,000 bonus; Bethesda Care Center; Smith Family Foods; and Triple J Towing. Also being added is Beaverdam Contracting Inc. (BCI) which will provide a $500 bonus at year’s end to the driver who has the Best Celebration Insanity (BCI) as voted on by the fans.
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