Phil Huss – Smokey the Clown. As Smokey the Clown, Huss helped promote racing at Fremont Speedway in the mid 1950s. This part of his career actually started when he joined the Ringling Brothers on the flying trapeze and later met some of the famous clowns like Felix Adler – the King of the Clowns – and Emmett Kelly. Later Phil joined the Fremont Police Department where he served nearly 30 years. Over the decades as Smokey the Clown, Phil entertained and thrilled children of all ages and is not only an important part of the history of Fremont Speedway, but the Sandusky County Fair as well.