FREMONT, Ohio – Michael Kofoid has adapted to racing in the Midwest very well and he proved it again Saturday by winning his second 410 sprint car feature at Fremont Speedway.
Early afternoon rain made the racing surface much different than the previous weeks, but it was no problem for Kofoid, who padded his lead in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint standings at Fremont and the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group.
Kofoid, 17, took the lead from Chris Andrews on lap five and survived three cautions and a red, winning by nearly four seconds.
“On the slick track we need to work on it but we’re getting better. As long as we are racing I don’t really care what the track is. As long as it’s racing and we can pass someone. I’m a little winded after this one…not as much as the first one but to get my second one with the AFCS is cool. One of my bucket item lists was an All Star win and was able to do that so my next one is an outlaw race and hopefully at the Brad Doty Classic. We’ve been rolling good at Attica, we just can’t get lady luck on our side. I can’t thank Ed Neumeister Racing, Gill Construction, CK Plumbing, Ray Brooks and the Linders and everyone for giving me a great opportunity,” said Kofoid.
Kelsey Ivy and Chris Andrews brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Andrews gaining the lead over fourth starter Kofoid, Ivy, Hunter Schuerenberg, D.J. Foos, Nate Dussel and Tyler Gunn.
R.J. Jacobs spun and Ryan Broughton stopped with a flat tire after a lap was completed and Ivy had a mechanical issue ending her run. On the restart Andrews continued to lead Kofoid, Schuerenberg, Dussel and Foos
Just after the fourth lap was completed Kofoid diamond off the turn two corner and drove under Andrews for the lead just before the caution flew for a Josh Turner spin. When the green reappeared Kofoid continued to lead Andrews, Schuerenberg, Dussel and Foos when Cale Stinson stopped on the high side of turn three. A lap later and Jacobs once again brought out the caution..
Kofoid set a blistering pace when the green came back out, encountering lapped traffic just five laps following the caution with his lead 3.5 seconds over Andrews. Schuerenberg was able to grab second on lap 18 but Andrews refused to give up. Schuerenberg took a tumble in turn three on lap 19 but was uninjured. It wiped out a nearly five second lead for Kofoid.
With 11 laps to go the running order on the restart was Kofoid, Andrews, Dussel, Gunn, 18th starter Cap Henry, Foos and Travis Philo
On the restart Dussel drove into second but Kofoid had pulled away to a three second lead just three laps following the green flag. After taking the white flag, Dussel clipped an infield tire and bent a steering component and dropped to sixth at the checkers. Kofoid scored the win over Andrews, Gunn, Henry, and Foos.
Jamie Miller continued his hot streak in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Miller scored his third straight feature win after taking the victory a week ago at Fremont and this past Friday at Attica Raceway Park, as well as Saturday at Fremont. Miller took the lead from Kyle Peters with four laps to go and drove to his 22nd career win at Fremont.
The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature was marred with several cautions but during green flag racing the action was terrific with seven trucks battling for the lead throughout the 20 laps. John Brooks, a two time limited late model Fremont champion, took the lead on lap 11 and survived three cautions and challenges from Kent Brewer the last four laps to score his ninth career victory at Fremont.