FREMONT, Ohio – official track release — Frank Smith photo via Tony Stewart Racing —
The drivers competing in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series know that any time they come to Fremont Speedway they will have their hands full with the tough weekly competitors that call the semi-banked, third-mile clay oval home.
The Kistler Engines Smackdown will bring them all together on June 3 at “The Track That Action Built.”
Kistler Engines and Ohio Logistics have teamed up to sponsor the action-packed night of racing, and Fremont Speedway is rewarding the local teams who have supported the track so far this season by paying the World of Outlaws membership fee for those who are currently in the top 20 in track points.
The last time the Outlaws visited Fremont Speedway, seven-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz proved to be the comeback kid.
In 2014, Schatz came from the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event, ultimately winning his 26th series race of the season. Shane Stewart, the series’ most recent winner coming into Friday’s action at Fremont, finished second and Chris Andrews was third.
A driver with a lot of confidence coming into the Fremont event is Ohio native Greg Wilson. Wilson, in his rookie season on the World of Outlaws tour, picked up his second-career Outlaws win last Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, besting Stewart with a last-lap pass. The Benton Ridge native has 12 career wins at Fremont Speedway.
California kid Brad Sweet currently leads the Outlaw point standings and has six wins on the season, while Schatz sits second in points with seven victories. Sweet’s teammate, Daryn Pittman, is third with four wins on the year.
Of the top three in points, only Schatz has a prior victory at Fremont on his resume.
So far at Fremont this season, wins have been posted by California native Carson Macedo, Broc Martin and six-time and defending track champion Byron Reed, who has a pair of scores on his record.
Also racing Friday will be the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprints. Track promoter Rich Farmer plans to have all of the 305s run an A-Main, with odds and evens in the track points backing up the two 25-lap affairs. The McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.
CREDIT: Fremont Speedway