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Cap Henry. (Mike Campbell photo)

Henry Hustles To Fremont Sprint Score

FREMONT, Ohio — Cap Henry continued his hot streak to open the racing season with a late-race pass to take the 410 sprint win at Fremont Speedway Saturday night.

Since joining the Jeff Ward Racing team in the off season, Henry has put together a very solid start to the racing year, as Saturday’s win was his second at Fremont.

Henry, who started seventh in the 30-lap, $4,000-to-win feature on Great Lakes Truck Center Night, waged a great battle with Zeth Sabo whose team drove from New York after an All Star Circuit of Champions event was rained out.

The pair nearly collided exiting turn four with Sabo making contact with the front stretch wall on lap 22, putting Henry into the lead. Henry drove away for his 14th career win at “The Track That Action Built.”

It was also a great weekend for Henry who battled the best in sprint car racing Friday at Attica Raceway Park, finishing sixth in the World of Outlaws event. The win Saturday will also put Henry in the thick of the battle for title of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group, a crown Henry won in 2020.

“Early there we weren’t very good…the car was really good but the driver wasn’t. I got to second….I finished second to Howdy (Sabo) last year when I drove that 29 car and I had to make sure I got one back. This car has been so fast. We struggled when we went to Wayne County Tuesday and I know everyone was bumped. Gary (Griffith) the 1985 Wayne County track champion helped us out and we got this thing rolling again. Man this is a lot of fun,” said Henry.

Travis Philo finished second, with Cole Duncan, Stuart Brubaker and Byron Reed rounding out the top five.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature turned into one of the best races at Fremont for that division in a long time. Dustin Stroup and Bryan Sebetto battled each other hard the last four laps after a caution. The duo traded slide jobs every lap with Sebetto actually leading by a nose laps 22 and 23 before Stroup executed a slider to regain the top spot coming to the white flag. The pair raced side by side in turns one and two and banged wheels down the backstretch before Stroup was able to secure the win. It was his ninth career win at Fremont.

Stroup’s win also makes for a close battle for the title of the Napa of Bryan Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

In a caution filled Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, Dave Gumby Jr. held off a late-race charge from Cory McCaughey to claim his third career win at Fremont.