Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Northwest Ohio Racing Season Set to Begin March 24th
The long, cold winter in northwest Ohio will finally come to an end March 24th when Attica Raceway Park opens their gates for the first time in the 2017 season. They will kick off an eventful dirt racing season along with Fremont Speedway, the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (FAST).
Attica Raceway Park will welcome back the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series on July 11th for the Brad Doty Classic. Donny Schatz won the 2016 BDC in front of a standing room only crowd. Tickets are on sale now at www.woosprint.com.
Attica will host a 360ci sprint car race featuring the National Racing Alliance (NRA) and Great Lakes Sprint Series (GLSS) May 12th. This will be the GLSS first trip to Attica in their sophomore year of operation.
In 2017 Attica will introduce the Attica Raceway Park/Oakshake Raceway late model mini series. The six event series will include three races at each track. Attica will host their three races May 5th, June 30th and July 21st.There is a point fund for the six race series.
Returning in 2017 for the late model division will be the ARP/Wayne County Speedway late model mini series. Another six night event for the late models competing at Attica and Wayne County. The Attica dates for this mini series are May 12th, July 7th and August 18th.There is also a point fund for the six race series.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Attica Raceway Park four times in 2017. They will highlight thenight event of the HD Supply Summer Nationals on April 15th. Five time and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah will return with the All Stars again on May 26th. Attica will kick off the 2017 Ohio Speed Week on June 16th and they will end Attica's season on Saturday, Sept 2nd partnering with The Dirt Classic for $10,000 to win during the Attica Ambush.
Don't forget to check out the annual fan night June 30th that features $10 general admission. Fans can visit the teams after hot laps and hot dogs are only $1 and popcorn is 50 cents. The night features the FAST 410ci sprint cars, FAST 305ci sprint cars and ARP/Oakshade late model series.
Fremont Speedway will being their 67th season on April 22nd.
Those in northwest Ohio looking for some non-wing sprint car action can head to "The Track That Action Built" May 13th and Sept 30th when Fremont welcomes back the Rick's Truck and Equpiment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS).
May 27th, Fremont will host the North night of the FAST/Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) North vs South challenge.
April 29th Fremont will hold a 305ci verses 360ci sprint car challenge. New this year Fremont will host an Open Wheel Shootoutwith 410ci, 360ci and 305ci sprints.
Last year Fremont Speedway hosted the 305ci sprints during the Sandusky County Fair. It had been 40 years since sprint cars competed during the fair. The fair race returns in 2017 along with the ladies powder puff dirt truck race.
The 10th Annual Jim Ford Classic will be held September 15th and 16th. This year the Jim Ford Classic will be co-sanctioned by FAST and OSCS.
Gates at Fremont Speedway open atand racing starts at nights. The speedway is located just four miles south of Ohio Turnpike exit 91 in Fremont, Ohio.
In 2017 the members of the FAST series will see a little more travel added to the schedule. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 schedule is made up of 25 races mostly between Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. This season there will be seven co-sanctioned races with OSCS including the weekend ofat the newly reopened Mansfield Motor Speedway. This weekend will also include the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 sprint cars.
Also shared on the 410 and 305 FAST schedule is a night at Waynesfield Motorsports Park July 3rd and Mercer Raceway August 19th.
Members of the FAST 410 series will also battle the OSCS on their home turf of Atomic Speedway April 29th.
The FAST 305 series will see two dates at Limaland Motorsports Park this season,