D.J. Foos completes sweep on Baumann Auto Night

Brian Liskai

D.J. Foos swept the weekend for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group, holding off a charging Craig Mintz to score the victory Saturday at Fremont Speedway after taking the win the previous night at Attica Raceway Park.

With his fourth win at Fremont, Foos now has six victories in 2021 and continues to lead the Fremont Speedway and AFCS point standings. The victory Saturday on Baumann Auto Group Night at Fremont is his 21st career win at the track.

“This Burmeister Racing 16 is on rails right now. I knew there towards the end I heard someone to the outside of me…I was really slowing down to hit the bottom so I kind of opened my entry a little and cruised through the middle. It feels so good. Stuart (Brubaker) was pretty far out there and I really needed that yellow. I wasn’t very good at the beginning but beginning doesn’t pay anything. 

“Hats off to Fremont Speedway and what they do and all my sponsors, Burmeister Trophy, NAPA of Bryan…I forget to mention them but Duane Hancock does a lot for the AFCS that not everybody knows. This guy puts a lot of effort into making this series great and it pays well. Also thanks Crown Battery, Jet Express, All In Tent Rentals, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, CR Juices, Dave Story Equipment, Berryman Racing Shocks, Sonny’s Signs, Vantage Branding…I’m so grateful to be a part of this team. 

“I asked the guys what the most amount of wins they’ve had in a season…they had six. So I’ve tied Sebetto (Brian) now and that’s quite an accomplishment. We have a lot more winning left in it. Momentum is on our side. My expectations are high and I think everyone else’s is. We have to keep digging because we know the 18 (Cole Macedo) will catch up with us,” said Foos.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver, a three time and defending 305 track champion, dominated the 25 lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main, leading all 25 laps for his third win of the season at “The Track That Action Built.” It is Weaver’s 62 career win at the track, putting him into a tie with Gug Keegan for third on the track’s all-time win list. The win also pads Weaver’s lead in the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales as he looks to repeat as the series champion.

“Gug Keegan was one of the greatest ever at Fremont. I’m just trying to finish my career with the 305s and have some fun. The biggest thing is keeping the tires underneath you. For 19 of the 25 laps I learned to lift at the flag stand and find that wet spot in turn two,” said Weaver of his  B&B Drain Service, Hampshire Racing Engines,  M&L Excavating, Adkins Motorsports, Weaver Performance backed No. 1W.

In an action packed Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature Toledo’s Cory McCaughey fought with Jim Holcomb and Shawn Valenti the final five laps before scoring a narrow victory. It was his second of the season and seventh career win at Fremont.

“Holcomb….you can’t say enough about that guy…that’s a class act. Then look up at the board with three to go and see that pesky 7B (Valenti)….that’s not who I want to see right there. He’s also real classy. That guy wins a lot and everyone boos him but you should talk to him in the pits…you’d change your mind,” said McCaughey. 

“First and foremost I want to thank Mark Kachenmeister the truck owner, Ron Miller Race Cars…bad machines…that’s the top three in speeds tonight. Also DDH Farms, Great Lakes Doors, Blastmaster. Two years ago we lost a crew guy, Steve, a Polish guy we ran an Australian Pursuit for…that’s what the Polish victory lap was for,” said McCaughey in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 24 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night with the AFCS 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 Sprints ($1,000 to win) and the dirt trucks in action.





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