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Johnny ‘Brutal’ Bedford gets to fight at AT&T Center

Johnny “Brutal” Bedford is a Woodmore graduate who previously resided in Woodville. Since his graduation in 2001, Bedford signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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To say June 7 was a special night at Fremont Speedway is…well…a huge understatement.

And the outcome? Mark Keegan found victory lane for the 60th time in his career. Craig Mintz sported a throwback wing and claimed his second 410 sprint win of season. Shawn Valenti…well, was Shawn Valenti and scored his seventh win of the year in the dirt trucks.

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Here’s a look at the drivers who were to be inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday night:

Eric Rankine. Now living in Indiana, Rankine is an official with the United States Auto Club. He claimed the 1991 (in his own car) and 2000 (in Dick “Soup” Sabo’s car) sprint car championships at Fremont Speedway. Rankine has four career feature wins at Fremont Speedway. Besides being an official for USAC, Eric also concentrates on his son’s racing career.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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