Reed Gets Back On Track At Fremont
Dustin Dinan and Nate Dussel once again were locked in a tremendous battle for the lead in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature. The pair raced side by side and sliced through traffic battling for the top spot throughout the 25-lap feature.
With three laps to go, Dussel tried to get around a lapped car as Dinan applied pressure. Dussel would make contact and spin in turn one, handing the lead to Dinan. Dinan would hold off John Ivy the final three laps for his fifth career win at Fremont. The victory is the third for the season for the Fremont, Ohio driver as he also has two at Attica.
“Last night I was too cautious with the lapped cars and Nate got around me. I made up my mind tonight I wasn’t going to let that happen again and I was aggressive. So last night I got bitten by the lapped cars and tonight Nate was,” said Dinan. “I have to thank my crew, Dave Foos, Homeless, Richard, Jamie and A.J. for all their hard work and happy birthday to Shelly Liskai.”
The AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature was phenomenal. There were five trucks that literally battled nearly all 20 laps. But, it was John Ivy with a last corner, last lap pass of Daniel Roepke to take the victory by a front bumper.
It was the sixth truck win at Fremont this season for Ivy and the eighth overall at the track as he also has a pair of 305 victories. Ivy, who won the truck feature Friday at Attica, now has 44 career wins at Fremont and ties Wayne Maffett Sr. for 7th on the track’s all-time win list, just one away from “Irish” Jim McCune.
“Wow. Hope the fans enjoyed that one. That shows you how talented the drivers are in this division. For five of us to run side by side and nose to tail that close that long and to do it clean…wow,” said Ivy beside his Diversified Machine/Level Performance/Vision Quest #00. “I think I made Daniel nervous on the last lap and he made just one mistake and I got under him. These guys made me earn this one. This is a whole lot of fun and I hope we aren’t done yet.”
Mechanical failures have hounded Brandon Myers this season in the Computer Man Sports Compacts. The Grand Rapids, Ohio driver finally put it all together Saturday, leading the final eight laps to score his fourth career win at Fremont.
“My dad and everyone have worked hard on this thing. It didn’t handle the best tonight, but it got the job done,” said Myers.