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Cole Macedo won a 360 sprint car feature at Fremont Speedway last week. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Mintz & Macedo Star At Fremont

FREMONT, Ohio – Craig Mintz and Cole Macedo each visited victory lane on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway.

Mintz has not finished out of the top seven in the 410 sprints at Fremont Speedway. However, there has not been a victory. The Gibsonburg, Ohio, driver put an end to that, leading all 30 laps to win the 410 winged sprint car feature for his 15th career victory at Fremont.

It wasn’t easy for Mintz, who a week before got hit with a big chunk of mud and had to be taken for a check-up at the local hospital, as a caution with just two laps to go put D.J. Foos right on his rear bumper. 

Mintz, a three time Fremont track champion, got an excellent restart but survived a last ditch slider from Foos and drove to his first win of the 2022 season.

“Give props to my race team. It’s a special night…Janet Holbrook gave $500 to fast time in memory of George Fisher and we’re running one of his race cars. Hats off to DJ…there’s not a lot of drivers out there like him who won’t just destroy the race car in that situation. He left me room and raced me clean. I didn’t get a good start so I knew it was coming,” said Mintz.

With his second place run Foos  edged a little closer to Macedo in the standings for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

Macedo was upset with his performance in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature but redeemed himself with a doinant performance in the Great Lakes Super Sprints (360c.i.) feature, leading all 25 laps and at one time had a half track lead. 

Macedo scored his sixth feature win of the season at Fremont – four 410 victories and a pair of GLSS wins to run his career total at the track to 10. It was his ninth overall victory in the Ray Brooks Racing entry in 2022.

“I really don’t know what happened. The first five or six laps we were really good and then I got really tight and burnt the brakes right off the thing. The last 10-15 laps I was all over the place. I’ve lost a race this year because I lost brakes and I didn’t want that to happen again. Almost gave it away quite a few times there. I’m pretty bummed out about the 410 show there. We have a good piece to take to the Trophy Cup,” said Macedo.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will open the Sandusky County Fair in August and in order to be eligible to compete in the event, drivers have had to compete in two weekly events at Fremont Speedway. So DJ Foos hoped in the Burmeister Racing 305 and after battling throughout the 25 lap feature with Jamie Miller, and a late race caution, held on for the win.

 

 

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