Cap Henry rebounds with AFCS Fremont victory

Brian Liskai

It’s said in racing in order to succeed you need to have a short memory. Have a bad night? Put it behind you and move to the next race. That held very true for Cap Henry Saturday, April 27, at Fremont Speedway Presented by Gill Construction.
Henry, who claimed the Fremont Speedway 410 sprint crown, the Attica Fremont Championship Series title and the Attica Raceway Park title in 2023, missed the feature Friday at Attica. He put it behind him on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night at Fremont, leading all 30 laps of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main to score the $4,000 payday.
Henry had to survive a late race caution to earn his 19th career victory at “The Track That Action Built.” He held off a charging Travis Philo, DJ Foos, last week’s winner Cale Thomas and Friday night’s Attica winner Skylar Gee to visit the Beaverdam Fleet Services Victory Lane.
“I never doubted Zack (Myers) and my guys. We’ve either been really fast or we shouldn’t be at the race track. It’s either we win it or don’t show up. Zack went through this thing front to back today. He never gives up. We really got lucky there at the end with the cautions. I had ripped off all the tear-offs that thing by like lap 10 and I was just hanging on,” said Henry.
Thomas’ fourth-place run will keep him atop the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group standings.
The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature came down to the last lap. A caution necessitated a green-white-checkered finish and in the final corners on the last lap leader John Ivy and Friday night’s Attica winner Tyler Shullick raced side by side and banged wheels. Ivy held off Shullick for his 62nd career Fremont victory. Shullick, Jamie Miller, Bryan Sebetto and Seth Schneider rounded out the top five.
Ivy, who is now tied for fourth on Fremont’s all-time win list with Gug Keegan, put himself in contention for the title of the NAPA of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.
“I saw Tyler stick his nose down there and I thought, ‘Well I have to try something.’ I knew Tyler wouldn’t take me out –– he’s a good racer and he will win his fair share. I just have to get as many as I can now –– I’m not getting any younger,” said Ivy.
Heavy rains struck the speedway just prior to the planned drivers’ meeting, which caused a delay of more than three hours in getting the racing surface in shape. Because of the lateness, Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farm approached the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck teams about canceling their portion of the night’s program in exchange for doubling their purse – from first in the A-feature to last in the B-feature - for next week and the majority of the teams were in agreement.
Fremont Speedway Presented by Gill Construction will be back in action on Family Fun Night, Saturday, May 4, with the dirt trucks, 305 sprints and the USAC D2 Midgets in action.
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