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Reed Outruns Blaney for Fremont FAST Win; Brubaker Checks Out for FAST 305 Victory

by Scott Porter – FAST Public Relations
FREMONT, OH (5-15-10)

The Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series presented by SRP Pistons/ Engine Pro moved on down the Ohio Turnpike for Night #6 at Fremont Speedway on Saturday night. The pits were full yet again as 31 winged 410 sprint cars signed in for the night. At the conclusion of the event, Byron Reed extended his Kistler Cup points lead over Brock Mayes, Mark Keegan, Craig Mintz and Phil Gressman.

Again several of the All Star Circuit of Champions regulars joined the F.A.S.T. locals and Dale Blaney started off the night by setting the TQ Fiberglass Quick Time with a lap of 12.56. The heat race wins went to Kevin Lee, Brandon Martin, Mike Linder and Dustin Dagget. The Butlerbuilt B-Main win went to Bryan “Flipper” Sebetto. The Top-10 in points were stirred up after the dust settled as Chris Andrews, Mark Keegan and Phil Gressman all failed to transfer out of the B-Main.

With the drop of the green flag on the A-Main it was Byron Reed setting sail followed by Greg Wilson, Jody Keegan, Craig Mintz, Tim Shaffer and the rest of the field into the first turn. Living up to his “Monclova Missile” nickname Reed was flying and soon built a healthy lead. Jody Keegan would slide into second ahead of a contingent of All Stars before the first set of cautions slowed the event. The race finally set its pace near the halfway point and Dale Blaney was on the move climbing into 2nd place after passing Jody Keegan.

A restart on lap 19 gave Dale Blaney his best shot at the lead as he would pull even with Reed on several occasions. Reed, however, climbed up on the wheel of his #5 Pro Shock, Weld Wheels JEI sprint car and drove that much harder into the turns to fend off Blaney. At the same time, Tim Shaffter and Brock Mayes were on the move as they both were able to over take Jody Keegan and Craig Mintz to move into the Top 5. Reed would stretch out his lead and eventually pick up his second Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Series win of the season and 20th career win at Fremont. The enthusiastic Reed celebrated the win by pulling a wheelie down the length of the front stretch as the crowd stood and cheered.

“You know I thought I was trying pretty hard, but I saw Blaney coming and I ran it the fastest that I could. I started on the pole, but by no means was it easy,” said Reed in Kistler Racing Products Victory Lane. “I tried the bottom there, but it wasn’t working so I drove it in harder up top and it worked”

The Weld Wheels Cool Move of the Race went to the defending F.A.S.T. Champion Craig Mintz for his pass of Jody Keegan to sneak into the Top 5 at the A-main checkers. The Hepfner Racing Products Tough Luck Award went to Rob Chaney, while Dustin Daggett picked up the KSE Steering Hard Charger Award for making his charge from 18th to 9th.

On Night #2 for the F.A.S.T. 305 Series it was Stuart Brubaker picking up his first win of the season. Brubaker started on the outside of the front row and drove off to the early lead after several attempts at starting the race. The race was only slowed once for when Roger Shammo spun and collected Paul Weaver who was the F.A.S.T. 305 points leader entering the event. Weaver would go to the tail, but climb back into the Top 10 to save his night.

When the green flag came back out it was time for Stuart Brubaker to drive the wheels off the #35 Kistler Racing Products, B&L Racing sprint car. On the move was Bobby Clark who found himself in the Top 5 after just a handful of laps from his 11th starting position. No one had an answer for Brubaker as he checked out on the field after setting a blistering pace and lapped up to 9th place. Bobby Clark, Josh Muntz, Zack Kramer and John Ivy followed him to the checkered flag.

Josh Muntz was the recipient of $100 award in the “Kear’s Speedshop F.A.S.T. Cash Bonus” as Stuart Brubaker pulled a #3 out of the Kear’s Challenge box which gave the cash to the 3rd place finisher.

The Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series and F.A.S.T. 305 Series are both off for the next two weekends before returning to action at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 4th and Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 5th.

Kistler Racing Products FAST Night #6 – Fremont Speedway – 5/15/10

Qualifying:
1. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.56; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer, 12.57; 3. 24H-Lee Jacobs, 12.57; 4. 11B-Brock Mayes, 12.64; 5. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.66; 6. 16-Bryan Sebetto, 12.69; 7. O-Brandon Wimmer, 12.70; 8. 15C-Chris Andrews, 12.75; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan, 12.75; 10. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.79; 11. 20X-Craig Mintz, 12.80; 12. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.81; 13. 12-Jarred Ridge, 12.85; 14. X-Mark Keegan, 12.87; 15. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.92; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.92; 17. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.92; 18. 11M-Brandon Martin, 12.93; 19. 312-Mike Linder, 12.93; 20. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 12.96; 21. 3J-Kevin Lee, 13.04; 22. O4-Cap Henry, 13.07; 23. 53-Phil Gressman, 13.11; 24. 26-Cody White, 13.13; 25. 47-Caleb Helms, 13.15; 26. 45-Brian Lay, 13.19; 27. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.32; 28. 28-Shawn Valenti, 13.41; 29. 11-Josh Harrison, 13.89; 30. 5M-Troy Vaccaro, 14.41; 31. 10-David Harrison, 99.00

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 3J-Kevin Lee; 2. 5R-Byron Reed; 3. 1X-Randy Hannagan; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 12-Jarred Ridge; 6. 14H-Todd Heller; 7. 47-Caleb Helms; 8. 11-Josh Harrison

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 11M-Brandon Martin; 2. 60-Jody Keegan; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer; 4. O4-Cap Henry; 5. X-Mark Keegan; 6. 45-Brian Lay

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 312-Mike Linder; 2. 20X-Craig Mintz; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney; 4. O-Brandon Wimmer; 5. 53-Phil Gressman; 6. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 7. 10-David Harrison; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki

Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 2+-Brian Smith; 4. 11B-Brock Mayes; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews; 6. 28-Shawn Valenti; 7. 26-Cody White

B-Main (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 3. 14H-Todd Heller; 4. 12-Jarred Ridge; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews; 6. X-Mark Keegan; 7. 53-Phil Gressman; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 9. 28-Shawn Valenti; 10. 10-David Harrison; 11. 5M-Troy Vaccaro; 12. 26-Cody White; 13. 11-Josh Harrison; 14. 47-Caleb Helms

A-Main (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 5R-Byron Reed[1]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[5]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[6]; 4. 11B-Brock Mayes[8]; 5. 20X-Craig Mintz[3]; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[4]; 7. 24H-Lee Jacobs[7]; 8. 1X-Randy Hannagan[12]; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett[18]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 11. 12-Jarred Ridge[14]; 12. 3J-Kevin Lee[19]; 13. O-Brandon Wimmer[11]; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[13]; 15. 11M-Brandon Martin[16]; 16. 14H-Todd Heller[9]; 17. 16-Bryan Sebetto[10]; 18. 312-Mike Linder[17]; 19. O4-Cap Henry[20]; 20. 9X-Rob Chaney[15]

Night #6 FAST Special Award Winners:
Butlerbuilt B-Main Winner: #16 Bryan Sebetto
KSE Steering Hard Charger: #2M Dustin Daggett
Weld Wheels Cool Move of the Race: #20X Craig Mintz
Hepfner Racing Products Tough Luck Award: #9X Rob Chaney

Night #6 FAST A-Main Certificate Winners:
1st – Fuel Safe, Zemco Headers, Competition Suspension: #5R Byron Reed
2nd – R2C Filters, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Injections: #2 Dale Blaney
3rd – Ti22 Performance, Keizer Wheels, OC Shocks: #83 Tim Shaffer
4th – Outerwears, King Racing Products: #11B Brock Mayes
5th – DMI Race Components: #20X Craig Mintz

FAST 305 Night #2 Results – Fremont Speedway – 5/15/10

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 19R-Steve Rando; 2. 81-Bobby Clark; 3. 39M-Matt Merrill; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer; 5. 1-Nate Dussel; 6. 14-Chad Wilson; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 8. 30-Adam Ollom; 9. 10-Brad Haudenschild

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 94-John Ivy; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver; 3. 11F-D.J. Foos; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 5. 51-Brad Bowman; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 27-Paige Polyak; 8. 3B-Tim Bottles

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. M28-Josh Muntz; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. 10S-Roger Shammo; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger; 7. 65-Doug Berryman; 8. 55-Benny Bowman; 9. 87-Ryan Hetrick

B-Main (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 71-Bill Kraylek; 2. 14-Chad Wilson; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 4. 65-Doug Berryman; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 30-Adam Ollom; 7. 27-Paige Polyak

A-Main (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2]; 2. 81-Bobby Clark[11]; 3. M28-Josh Muntz[4]; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer[5]; 5. 94-John Ivy[8]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7]; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[13]; 9. 51-Brad Bowman[12]; 10. 22D-Dan Hammond[3]; 11. 9-Jimmy Colvin[10]; 12. 10X-Dustin Stroup[16]; 13. 83X-Nate Reeser[15]; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[18]; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[17]; 16. 10S-Roger Shammo[1]; 17. 65-Doug Berryman[19]; 18. 11F-D.J. Foos[20]; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[9]; 20. 71-Bill Kraylek[14]

Kears Speed Shop 305 Challenge FAST Cash Winner: #M28 Josh Muntz

Visit www.fastondirt.com to find out more about the F.A.S.T. Championship Series, the drivers, the rules, the schedule, the sponsors, and more.

FAST on Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2010 FAST Championship Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, Engine Pro, JE/SRP Pistons, Design Graphics Group, Inc, KS Sales & Service, Engler Machine & Tool, Oliver Rods, Henry MotorSports Inc., J&F Construction, Black Swamp Media Group, MyHeroCards.com, Kears Speed Shop, Computer Man, Inc., SCS Gearbox, RockAuto.com, Hoserville Ohio, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, R&R Auto Wrecking, Reebar Diecasting, The King’s Den, FSR Radiator, Real Geese, Buckeye IT Services, High Vista Video, Racers Racing for a Cure, Gressman Powersports, NAPA (Bryan, OH), Gaerte Engines, Action Photos, PostNet (Fremont, OH), New York Life (Jeremy Shambaugh), Young’s RV Center, October Hills Farms, and OC Shocks

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

R2C Filters, Hepfner Racing Products, TQ Fiberglass, Fuel Safe, Racing Optics, Rocket Headers, Wings Unlimited, VRP Shocks, Kinsler Injections, RAM Engineering Midwest, PRO Shocks, ButlerBuilt, Zemco Headers, Kinser Filters, Outerwears, Inc, DMI Race Components, Keizer Wheels, Linders Speed Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, XXX Race Components, Randy’s Racing Filters, Hinchman Indy Uniforms, King Racing Products, Golden Graphics, OC Shocks, Weld Wheels, KSE Steering, Competition Suspension, Inc, Ti22 Performance, All Pro Heads, FSR Radiator, Speed Meets Art, Productive Tools & Equipment, Arizona Sport Shirts, and Fisher Performance