Fremont Banquet Honors Best Of 2013


FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway wrapped up it’s 62nd year by honoring the teams who finished in the top 10 in points in all four divisions during a packed banquet Saturday.

Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer also presented appreciation plaques to several push truck drivers and their director Jeremy Durnwald for all of their support and hard work during the season. In addition, several employees were honored for their years of service to Fremont Speedway including employee of the year John Cook.

Farmer also presented the Alex Burkett Business Award to Crown Battery, Engine Pro and Kenny Clark of Fremont Fence. Farmer announced he and the Sandusky County Fairboard had reached a new three year contract running through 2017.

More than 350 people witnessed the top 10 in points in all four divisions receive point fund money.

In the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Byron Reed earned his fourth track championship. . The 2003, 2007 and 2008 champion competed in 15 features in 2013, missing only the non-wing event. Byron recorded 12 top 10 finishes and seven top five finishes. Byron scored three wins in 2013 – on June 15, Aug. 3 and an All Star win on Sept. 13. Byron now has 26 career Fremont wins and sits tied for 16th on the all-time win list. Byron’s average feature finishing position was eighth

John Ivy picked up an unprecedented two track championships – in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks.

A three-time 410 track champion and the 1994 305 sprint track champion, Ivy competed in all 16 feature events in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints in 2013. Ivy finished out of the top six only twice, an 18th place finish on Sept. 13 and a 12th on the final night.  Ivy scored three wins in the 305 sprints and six wins in the dirt trucks to run his career total at Fremont to 45, moving him into a tie for sixth on the track’s all-time win list. Ivy had 11 top five finishes. Besides his three wins, he also recorded five runner-up finishes.

In the dirt trucks, Ivy competed in 13 features this season, missing only the April 27 and Sept. 13 events. His worse finish of the season was a fourth on Sept. 14 – that means Ivy finished in the top three in 12 features in 2013. He scored six wins this season – nearly half of the events he competed in – and Ivy’s average A-main finishing position was an incredible second.

Andrew Schroeder was crowned the Computer Man Sports Compacts Champion. Andrew competed in all 11 events in 2013. He scored his first career win on June 8. He also scored a runner-up finish and three third place runs. His average feature finishing position was fifth.