Wilson gets emotional AFCS 410 Fremont win; Weaver dominates AFCS 305s

Saturday, June 25, 2022 By Brian Liskai FREMONT, Ohio – Greg Wilson scored an emotional win at Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 25. The Benton Ridge, Ohio driver took the lead at the half way point of the 410 sprint feature, survived a tangle with an infield tire and near catastrophe with a lapped car to score his second win of the season at Fremont on the night his uncle, mentor and former car owner Bob Hampshire was inducted into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. It was his 15th career win at “The Track That Action Built.” “To win the night that Hamp got inducted..it’s a pretty good win for me personally. That man taught me a lot about life, a lot about racing and a lot about how to treat my kids and make sure I include them because they grow up quick. He’s the guy who talked to me about that so to be here the day he was inducted into the hall of fame and to do it with a guy like Andy Potter who is a lot like a Bob Hampshire and won a lot of races…he gambles and he gambled a lot tonight and it paid off. I can’t thank him, Big Joe, Jake, Joe and Diane Seeling, my wife and the girls for believing in me,” said Wilson beside his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Sugar Street Bar backed #97. With his second place ruin, DJ Foos closes the game on Cole Macedo in the battle for the title of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Speaking of Macedo, the driver had his car owner purchase a 360c.i. engine recently in preparation for a run at the Trophy Cup later this year in Macedo’s home state of California. Macedo took the lead in the 25 lap Great Lakes Super Sprints feature on lap six and the only thing that held up his march to victory was a late race caution as he had built a nearly six second lead. Macedo drove away to the victory, his third win of the year at Fremont and seventh career checkered flag at the track. Had it not been for a tire that came apart late in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main, Macedo may have had a pair of feature victories Saturday. “Ray Brooks wanted to run the Trophy Cup this year and wanted to buy a 360 and I told him one of the best ones I could find and he bought it so hopefully he is happy with his purchase. This is a brand new car…we junked a car last week doing the All Star deal. We put it together this week and won first night out. Super happy with the performance tonight with this thing. Steven (Linder) worked really hard…I was kind of on him to get it better and better. It just feels weird to be in the 360s….you just don’t have as much power. I played with the wing there and got it better. With all our bad luck lately this is a good turn around,” said Macedo beside his Fremont Auto Parts, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, ML Graphics, Catawba Island Club. Fremont’s Paul Weaver, a multi-time track champion in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, put on a dominate performance, leading all 25 laps for his second win of the year at Fremont Speedway. It was the 66th career win at the track for Weaver who sits third on the all-time win list. The victory also moves Weaver closer to a third straight title with the NAPA of Bryan Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. “If you started on the front row you had a good shot. I wasn’t very good. The harder I ran…you know how it is to run the bottom, you have to lift way before the flag stand and I couldn’t do it very well. I would have moved to the top if I would have heard somebody behind me. I would like to thank Bob Hampshire. If it wasn’t for him I probably wouldn’t be out here,” said Weaver beside his Steve Brown’s B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Fostoria Mod Shop backed #31. Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 25, 2022 410 Sprints – JF Construction & Development Fremont Auto Parts Qualifying 1.18-Cole Macedo, 12.685; 2.24D-Danny Sams, 12.848; 3.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.891; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 12.967; 5.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.021; 6.09-Craig Mintz, 13.027; 7.5-Byron Reed, 13.037; 8.2+-Brian Smith, 13.055; 9.49I-John Ivy, 13.099; 10.22C-Cole Duncan, 13.120; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 13.166; 12.16-DJ Foos, 13.168; 13.2-Dale Blaney, 13.238; 14.12G-Corbin Gurley, 13.270; 15.97-Greg Wilson, 13.324; 16.7N-Darin Naida, 13.380; 17.65-Jordon Goldesberry, 13.422; 18.19-Jett Mann, 13.521; 19.23-Chris Andrews, 13.530; 20.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.530; 21.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.589; 22.17-Reece Saldana, 13.638; 23.26W-Cody White, 13.827; 24.88-Jimmy McCune, 14.309; 25.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.565; 26.14H-Zane DeVault, 15.950; Crown Battery Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan[6] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 5. 23-Chris Andrews[8] ; 6. 17-Reece Saldana[9] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 8. 24D-Danny Sams[4] ; 9. 65-Jordon Goldesberry[7] Terry Henricks Ford Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 4. 49I-John Ivy[3] ; 5. 12G-Corbin Gurley[5] ; 6. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 8. 19-Jett Mann[7] ; 9. 7N-Darin Naida[6] LiUNA Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 97-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 14H-Zane DeVault[8] ; 7. 26W-Cody White[6] ; 8. 88-Jimmy McCune[7] Engler Machine & Tool B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 2. 14H-Zane DeVault[3] ; 3. 24D-Danny Sams[7] ; 4. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[2] ; 5. 17-Reece Saldana[1] ; 6. 7N-Darin Naida[11] ; 7. 26W-Cody White[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 9. 88-Jimmy McCune[9] ; 10. 19-Jett Mann[8] ; 11. 65-Jordon Goldesberry[10] JF Construction A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 97-Greg Wilson[5] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 6. 23-Chris Andrews[13] ; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan[9] ; 8. 14H-Zane DeVault[17] ; 9. 2-Dale Blaney[10] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 11. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[11] ; 14. 24D-Danny Sams[18] ; 15. 49I-John Ivy[12] ; 16. 12G-Corbin Gurley[14] ; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[16] ; 18. 17-Reece Saldana[20] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 20. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[19] 305 Sprints - JF Construction & Development Truman Quarter Horses Qualifying 1.X-Mike Keegan, 13.973; 2.31-Paul Weaver, 14.053; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.169; 4.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.207; 5.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.227; 6.5-Kody Brewer, 14.243; 7.12-Matt Foos, 14.289; 8.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.327; 9.26-Jamie Miller, 14.340; 10.19R-Steve Rando, 14.367; 11.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.383; 12.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 14.385; 13.3V-Chris Verda, 14.499; 14.16-Logan Riehl, 14.563; 15.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.588; 16.5AU-Mitch Smith, 14.594; 17.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.795; 18.78-Austin Black , 14.851; 19.8-Bobby Foster, 15.229; 20.51M-Haldon Miller, 15.421; 21.3X-Brandon Riehl, 15.487; 22.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 15.924; 23.27-Calob Crispen, 16.286; Crown Battery Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 61-Tyler Shullick[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 3. 12-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 7. 5AU-Mitch Smith[7] ; 8. 27-Calob Crispen[8] Kear's Speed Shop Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[5] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 51M-Haldon Miller[8] Rohr Total Lawn Care Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 32-Bryce Lucius[3] ; 4. 8-Bobby Foster[5] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [1] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7] Fremont Fence A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 31-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 6. 12-Matt Foos[9] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[10] ; 8. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[13] ; 9. 61-Tyler Shullick[8] ; 10. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 11. 3V-Chris Verda[16] ; 12. 5-Kody Brewer[14] ; 13. 16-Logan Riehl[7] ; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore[17] ; 15. 5AU-Mitch Smith[19] ; 16. 32-Bryce Lucius[11] ; 17. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 18. 3X-Brandon Riehl[18] ; 19. 78-Austin Black [15] ; 20. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[21] ; 21. 27-Calob Crispen[22] ; 22. 8-Bobby Foster[12]

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