The Press Newspaper
Fremont Speedway crowned Byron Reed (410 sprints), Stuart
Brubaker, a Gibsonburg High grad from Helena, was joined in Fremont’s top 10 lists by fellow Gibsonburg racer Craig Mintz and Woodville racer Andy Maynard.
The top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont
Also, Promoters' Choice Awards were presented to Bobby and Kellie Sears for their work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Alex Burkett family for their fund-raising efforts for the American Cancer Society, and Mike
Reed, the 2003 and 2007 Fremont champion, competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains during the track's 57th season of racing, missing only the non-wind finale.
He recorded four wins on the year - June 7, June 14, July 26 and Aug. 10.
McGrath, of Clyde, Ohio, had an incredible season, never finishing out of
The rest of the top 10 in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints were: 2nd - David Harrison, Burgoon, Ohio. The 1989 Fremont rookie of the year
3rd - Mike Dussel, Burgoon, Ohio. The 2008 Rookie of the Year proved he can wheel a 410 sprint car with the best of them. Dussel competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the season ending non-wing event. He scored 5 top tens including a season-best runner-up finish and a third place run. Dussel's A-main average finishing position was 11th.
4th - Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Mintz was “Mr. Runner-Up” in 2008. Of the 11 A-mains he competed in during the season, he had 7 top 10 runs
5th - Mike Linder, Fremont, Ohio. The 2005 and 2006 track champion competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2008. Linder recorded 6 top 10 runs including a season best second and a third. Linder's A-main average finishing position was 11th.
6th - John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. The 1994 305 sprint champion and 2001, 2002 and 2004 410 sprint champion competed in 11 of the 14 feature events in 2008. Ivy recorded five top 10 runs including a season-best fifth. His
7th - Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. The 2007 national 410 sprint car rookie of the year competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2008, missing only the third race of the season and not participating in the non-win finale. Andrews recorded three top 10 runs including a season best fifth. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.
8th - Mark Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. The 8-time Fremont champion competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2008. He recorded 5 top 10 runs including a season-best fourth. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.
9th - Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio. Smith - the 2004 305 Fremont champion -
10th - Jody Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan - the 1996 305 Fremont champion
2nd - Cory Ward, Sandusky, Ohio. Ward, the 2008 Attica Raceway Park
3rd - Bob Dible, Fostoria, Ohio. Dible had another consistently good season. In the 14 A-mains he competed in, he scored 11 top 10 finishes, including 7 top fives. He scored a win on May 10 and added a pair of runner-up finishes.His average A-main finishing position was 7th.
4th - Dwight Waltermeier, Wayne, Ohio. Waltermeier also competed in all 14 A-mains in 2008, recording 11 top 10 runs and 7 top fives. Toss out the 3 non-top 10 finishes, and Waltermeier never finished worse than eighth. He scored a win on Aug. 2. His average A-main finishing position was 5th.
5th - Steve Endicott, Risingsun, Ohio. Endicott had a break-out season in
6th - Steve Sabo, Fremont, Ohio. Sabo, the 2001, 2002 and 2004 Fremont
7th - Andy Maynard, Woodville, Ohio. Maynard competed in all 14 A-mains in 2008 and recorded 11 top 10 finishes. His best finish was a second on Sept. 6. He only finished out of the top 11 once. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.
8th - Art Ball, Tiffin, Ohio. Ball competed in all 14 A-mains in 2008,
9th - Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Mitten compted in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2008. He recorded five top 10s with a season best 8th on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.
10th - Dave Gibbs, Republic, Ohio. Gibbs competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2008. He scored 4 top 10s with a best finish of 7th on two occasions. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.
Rookie of the Year: Jimmy McGrath Jr. competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in