FREMONT, Ohio — Chris Andrews knocked the gorilla off his back Saturday at Fremont Speedway.
The Sandusky, Ohio, driver has dealt with mechanical issues and an ill-handling race car throughout 2018, but the Burmeister Racing team put it all together for Andrews to score his first FAST 410 sprint win of the year.
It wasn’t easy for Andrews as he first battled with Broc Martin and then had to hold off a charging Tyler Gunn the final five laps to score his 10th career win at “The Track That Action Built.” The win also will help Andrews inch closer to the top three in points for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.
“Track was pretty good tonight and the Kistler motor was running pretty good and Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) had the car good. I thought we had it a little tight at the beginning…it’s a 100 degrees out and I was working twice as hard but I can’t thank these guys enough,” Andrews said. “It’s been a frustrating year. This is not easy. Broc Martin and Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker…all these guys are tough and are getting better all the time,” Andrews added.
Craig Mintz came into the night undefeated in 410 sprint racing at Fremont, earning the first four victories of 2018. He settled for a seventh place finish, good enough to maintain a comfortable point lead in the FAST standings heading into the July 3 Summer Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.
Jamie Miller is the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Ohio right now. The Fremont, Ohio driver dominated the A-main for his fourth straight win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. It was Miller’s second win of the year at Fremont and his fifth overall victory of 2018. Miller will take a big FAST point lead into the series race at Waynesfield Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3.
“This isn’t really my type of trace track. It was pretty slick for me but we have this car really dialed in. It doesn’t seem like we can do any wrong with it. This thing stutters and stumbles like crazy on starts and restarts but we worked on it and it was a lot better tonight. I popped off six in a row at Attica one time and I’m hoping to out do that. This is special because we have won four in a row at three different race tracks. It’s tough to win that many races period in this division. On any given night there’s 15 cars in the pits that can win,” said Miller.