FREMONT, OH - Butch Schroeder drove away from the field in dominating fashion Saturday night at Fremont Speedway to win the All Star sprint 40-lap feature. The Chuck Kear Memorial race paid $6,000 to Schroeder for his first All Star win of the ...
FREMONT, OH - Butch Schroeder drove away from the field in dominating fashion Saturday night at Fremont Speedway to win the All Star sprint 40-lap feature. The Chuck Kear Memorial race paid $6,000 to Schroeder for his first All Star win of the season. It was also manufacturer's night, with over $7,400 in parts given away to the All Star drivers and $3,800 to the 305 sprint drivers.
"I love Fremont Speedway, and I love the All Stars," Schroeder proclaimed from victory lane, standing beside Stan Courtad's Eagle chassis. "I can't say enough of Stan Courtad, Scotty and the crew. My Kistler Engine ran smooth tonight and the car drove so nice all night long. We learned something about our American Racer tires last night. We put the right American Racer tires on tonight and that was the difference."
Rob Chaney finished a half lap behind the winner in Jack Elden's No. 22 and said, "I've got to thank Jack Elden for a great race car. We've been fast but haven't been finishing many races, maybe this will get us started tonight."
Kenny Jacobs ran third and credited his crew chief, "Aaron Hammer works for me and he does a great job. We were a bit off after the dash and he said 'don't worry about it, I'll get it right,' and he did." Jacobs pulled to within 38 points of All Star points leader Chad Kemenah with his third place finish.
Dean Jacobs started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole alongside Chaney with Schroeder and Travis Rilat in row two. Todd Kane and Kemenah started in row three. D. Jacobs took the initial lead over Chaney and Schroeder. Rilat joined the battle for third and was able to take that spot from Schroeder with a high groove move off turn four on lap six. Meanwhile, up front, Chaney began challenging the leader. D. Jacobs rode the high groove with Chaney using the lower and middle grooves. They ran nose to tail for several laps and Schroeder secured third again from Rilat.
Lap 13 was lucky for Schroeder as he ducked under Chaney for second in lapped traffic. A lap later he repeated the move, going under D. Jacobs to take the lead. D. Jacobs was now second and had his hands full holding off Chaney. By lap 27, Chaney passed D. Jacobs for the runner-up spot as Schroeder amassed a full straightaway lead.
The only caution flew on lap 30 when 4th place D. Jacobs spun in turn three for the second night in a row. Schroeder had an advantage of seven lapped cars for the restart, and drove away easily to win by half a lap at the end. K. Jacobs came on strong the last few laps after starting eighth to finish third. Rodney Duncan started 12th and came on the last five laps to get fourth with Rilat holding on for fifth. Kemenah was sixth, in an Eagle Chassis for the second night in a row. Greg Wilson finished seventh, winning the Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven award and the TW Metals nightly cash bonus. Danny Smith, up from 23rd, David Harrison and Joe Gaerte completed the top ten finishers.
The K-T Equipment heat went to Kemenah, the JB Enterprise Racing Products heat to Mark Keegan, the Crown Battery heat to Byron Reed and the Engler Machine & Tool heat fell to Kenny Jacobs and Todd Kane won the B Main. Kemenah was the Kistler Engines fast time winner with a 13.815 second lap and captured the Haulmark Dash.