Trey Jacobs in Fremont Speedway victory lane. (Fremont Speedway Photo)

Trey Jacobs Adds Name To Fremont Winners List

FREMONT, Ohio — Trey Jacobs added his name to the family win list at Fremont Speedway Presented by Gill Construction on Saturday night.

He joins his father Dean, Uncle Kenny and Cousin Lee to have won sprint car features at “The Track That Action Built.”

The Wooster, Ohio driver grabbed the early lead in the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature, maintaining the point until a restart on lap nine. Sean Rayhall then took the point but Jacobs fought back and the pair waged an entertaining battle until Jacobs regained the top spot on lap 13.

Jacobs began to pull away but a pair of cautions erased over three second leads. Californian Kalib Henry drove into second on lap 16 but could not keep pace with Jacobs despite the pair of cautions. A red with two laps to go set u a shoot-out but Jacobs hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Henry, 16th starter Zeth Sabo, Cale Thomas and Rayhall.

Thomas’ fourth place finish will keep him atop the point standings for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

“I needed this badly,” Jacobs said. “I feel like I gave one away a hand full of years ago here…led until the last lap. We’ve come so close and honestly this year has been a complete struggle. S— breaking…dumb stuff.

“Finally to get this win here means a ton. I love Fremont Speedway…this race track was bad ass tonight. It had a good top, bottom, good curb.

“I was good in open air at the beginning and when I caught those lapped cars I was getting tripped up in the curb and the one yellow after Sean got by was pretty timely. I saw my guys motion for me to try the bottom and I was able to go down there and it was really good,” Jacobs continued. “If I didn’t make any mistakes and hold the bottom I’d be okay.

“I have to thank Jerry McClure and Jeff Weinberg for giving us the equipment to run and all our sponsors, Harbaugh Electronics, B&B Drain Service, Holmes Cheese Co., Smithville Manufacturing, Vib-Iso, Burgett Insurance, Brent Coffman Trucking, DJ’s Aircraft Maintenance, Dac Vitamins and Minerals…everyone who has helped out…it’s a real family operation here.”

Other Results 

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature had fans on the edge of their seats. Zack Kramer led the opening lap but Seth Schneider charged into the lead on the second circuit only to surrender the point to Jamie Miller on lap six.

Miller built up a second-and-a-half lead while Bryan Sebetto charged into second. A caution with seven laps to go put Sebetto on Miller’s rear bumper and the pair didn’t disappoint with Miller driving on the bottom and Sebetto ripping the cushion.

The pair nearly touched battling for the lead several times with Sebetto finally getting by on lap 21. Miller fought back and regained the lead with just two laps to go. Racing into lapped traffic on the final lap, Sebetto and Miller split a lapped car making contact exiting turn four the drag race was on with Sebetto edging Miller by .058 seconds for his 26th career Fremont victory. Dustin Stroup, D.J. Foos and Schneider rounded out the top five.

Miller added to his lead in the points for the NAPA of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales with his runner-up finish.

“Hats off to Jamie. He raced me hard but ran me clean,” Sebetto said. “He left me room when I was coming off the top of turn four. It’s things like that you remember. Some of these young kids don’t understand that when you race someone with respect it comes around.

“Jamie raced me with respect and I have nothing but respect for what he’s done and what that team has accomplished.” 

Miller grabbed the lead on lap three and withstood several challenges from Keith Sorg before driving away to his second straight Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win at Fremont. Miller earned his 47th career Fremont victory, placing him ninth on the track’s all-time win list.

“This thing just rolled the bottom so nice I just had to make sure I didn’t mess up,” said Miller.