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Henry Finishes Fremont Campaign In Style

FREMONT, Ohio — Cap Henry completed the trifecta of 410 sprint racing in Ohio Saturday night.

The Republic, Ohio, driver got his sixth feature win of the year at Fremont Speedway on Fremont Federal Credit Union Night to wrap up his first track title to go with a track championship he earned at Attica Raceway Park and the title of the Attica Fremont Championship Series.

Henry, who now has 11 feature wins in 2023, scored his 18th career Fremont win, came into the night just one point out of first in the point standings of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints.

Point leader Travis Philo led the first four laps of the feature before getting over the cushion in turn four and ending up on his side. Henry inherited the lead and survived several late-race cautions for the win.

Seven-time Fremont Speedway track champion Byron Reed would storm to a second-place finish in his final sprint car race as he is retiring after 34 years of racing.

T.J. Michael, Dan McCarron and 20th-starter D.J. Foos rounded out the top five.

“I’m just so proud of my guys. That was a nerve racking race. Everything that could have gone wrong inside that thing did. The temp gauge was pegged, the steering kept messing up under the cautions, I was so nervous. My guys, Jeff and Gary and Zack and Chris and Chad…all the families involved and all the sponsors…I’m so thankful. I’ve come close to a track championship here so many times and for whatever reason the Fremont championship was just always hard. The closest I came to winning a championship here before I finished second to Byron (Reed) and it’s so cool to see him go out like this,” said Henry.

Paul Weaver took the lead from John Ivy on lap five and held off a late race challenge from Dustin Dinan to score his seventh Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature win of the year and secure his fifth Fremont Speedway division track championship. It was Weaver’s 78th career win at the track to lead all competitors in the track’s history.

Dinan, Bryan Sebetto, Kody Brewer and John Ivy rounded out the top five.

Keith Sorg was able to nurse truck to a second straight win in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks despite a broken right front suspension. It was his seventh career win at the track with Art Howey, Cory McCaughey, Chuck Roelle and Dustin Keegan rounding out the top five.

McCaughey’s third place finish earned him his first Fremont Speedway division championship.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 33w-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[14] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[21] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed[5] ; 7. 17-Reece Saldana[12] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[18] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 11. 7N-Darin Naida[3] ; 12. 12-Brian Lay[9] ; 13. 33$-Shane O’Banion[16] ; 14. 88-Jimmy  McCune[13] ; 15. 61-Tyler Shullick[10] ; 16. 98-Robert Robenalt[15] ; 17. 15C-Chris Andrews[6] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[17] ; 19. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 20. 7-Dylan Kingan[19] ; 21. 29-Zeth Sabo[20]