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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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The only thing missing from the fifth-ranked Clay softball team’s 2014 resume is a regional championship or even state championship.

They finished 28-3 overall, a perfect 14-0 in the TRAC, won sectional and district titles, but lost in the regional semifinal 8-6 in eight innings to No. 4 Elyria (23-7), which went on to qualify for the state final four after shutting out No. 1 Brecksville-Broadview Heights, 4-0, in the regional final.

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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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