by Bryan Autullo – FAST Public Relations
FREMONT, OH (7-24-10)
With many teams rebuilding after Ohio Speedweek and the Kings Royal, and others preparing for trips West to Thunder Through the Plains and the Knoxville Nationals, only twenty 410 sprints were on hand at Fremont Speedway for Night #16 of the Kistler Racing Products FAST Series schedule. Heavy rains on Thursday made for difficult track preparation leaving the surface “challenging” for the drivers. Bryan Sebetto found out early in the night that the track could bite you as he flipped during hotlaps, but the Burmeister team was able to rebuild and make it out for qualifying before the 410 session ended.
Brian Lay and Todd Heller were the lucky pill pullers after the top 2 finisers in each heat race would redraw for their A-main starting positions to make up the first three rows. Lay grabbed the initial lead with Sebetto, Todd Heller, Lee Jacobs, Chris Andrews, Phil Gressman and Dean Jacobs falling in behind. Sebetto got around Lay to take the lead on the next lap and ran up on the cushion as he caught the back of the field by lap five. With lapped traffic to navigate, Sebetto was holding off Lay and Lee Jacobs who was suddenly the fastest car on the track. With 10 laps complete, Sebetto, Lay and Jacobs were in a battle for the lead.
Jacobs was on the move and was diving low into turn 1 to attempt the pass for the lead, but the track jumped up and bit him as he caught the inside berm and flipped, landing on the nose of the car and breaking the front end and ending his night.
On the restart, Sebetto was leading Lay, fast-qualifier Dean Jacobs, and Australian driver Steven Lines (who started ninth) and was rocketing towards the front. Dean Jacobs dove under Lay on lap 16 to take the second spot and a lap later the red would fly for Jody Keegan who caught a rut in turn 4. On the restart, Sebetto tempted the track running as hard as he could to hold off Jacobs in second as Lay slipped up the track allowing Lines and Gressman to get by. Gressman took over the third spot on lap 17, but it didn’t stick as Lines managed to drive back around him on the following lap.
Sebetto pulled way out front leaving Jacobs behind battling with Lines and Gressman. Fatigue was obviously setting in for Sebetto who was having trouble navigating the challenging track. He managed to hold on and make it through the lapped traffic to net his 12th career victory in a sprint car. Dean Jacobs, Lines, Gressman and Lay rounded out the Top 5. Sebetto’s last win came at Fremont when the All Stars visited in May.
“I am freaking whooped. I’ll tell you what, everyone was so fast even the lapped cars were just as fast…it was hard to get through traffic. And then to drive through all the bumps and stuff. I saw the five to go and I’m falling out of the seat and I counted down and I knew the one to go was coming and I saw the camera lights were flashing so I knew someone had to be close. So I’m yelling at myself that whole last lap ‘don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up,” said Sebetto in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
“My hats off to Rich Farmer (promoter) and the whole track crew. I know the track is rough, but with all the rain we’ve gotten here they did absolutely the best job they possibly could. I have to thank all the Burmeisters who work on this…we’ve had a really rough year. I got upside in hot laps earlier tonight because the driver’s an idiot. I have to thank all the sponsors, Kistler Engines, Stephen Mapus Tools, Party Light Candles, JLH Construction, Burns Petroleum, Schiets Motorsports, Kistler Racing Products and R&R Auto Wrecking,” added Sebetto.
In the FAST305 A-main, Paige Polyak, who looked to be one of the fastest cars of the night winning her heat race, got upside down on the initial start. Front row started DJ Foos, who has 5 wins at Attica this season, would take the lead looking for his first Fremont win. Fourth-starting Jake Trevino rocketed into second and Bill Kraylek, Josh Muntz and Dustin Dinan fell in line behind the leaders. Foos ran the same line as Sebetto did in the 410 A-main banging the cushion while trying to hold off Trevino. Several cars begand dropping out of the race with mechanical failures. By lap six, 13th place starter Bobby Clark took over the third spot with Josh Muntz and 14th place starter Zack Kramer up to fifth. They continued to run in that order until lap 13 when Nate Dussel caught the inside berm in turn 4, bringing out the caution and ending his night.
Foos continued to lead Trevino on the restart over Clark and Kramer. Kramer got around Clark on lap 14 to take the third spot. On the following lap Trevinobroke going into turn 2 and backed it into the softwall ending his night. This moved Kramer into second and Clark into third. On the restart, Kramer and Clark would give Foos all he could handle as he drove into turn three hitting the cushion and breaking a left front shock. As they came out of turn 4, Foos’ front end dug into the front stretch causing him to bicycle and nearly flip into the front stretch wall. Stuart Brubaker had nowhere to go and tagged the rear of Foos’ car destroying his front end and ending both of their nights.
As the wreck was being cleaned up, the skies opened up and the rain began to fall. Going back to the last completely scored lap, that would put Kramer in the lead with Clark, Dustin Dinan, Jimmy Colvin and Bill Kraylek rounding out the top five. As crews worked to get the cars of Foos and Brubaker on wreckers, the race was shortened due to rain at lap 16.
Fremont Speedway – 7/24/2010 – 410 Sprints (20 Cars)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.18; 2. 16-Bryan Sebetto, 13.25; 3. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.28; 4. 53-Phil Gressman, 13.29; 5. 70-Steven Lines, 13.34; 6. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.43; 7. 312-Mike Linder, 13.46; 8. 15C-Chris Andrews, 13.49; 9. 24H-Lee Jacobs, 13.51; 10. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.56; 11. 3J-Kevin Lee, 13.64; 12. 20X-Craig Mintz, 13.65; 13. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.69; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.82; 15. 26-Cody White, 13.85; 16. 45-Brian Lay, 13.88; 17. 28-Shawn Valenti, 13.93; 18. X-Mark Keegan, 13.99; 19. O-Brandon Wimmer, 14.15; 20. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.58
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 45-Brian Lay; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney; 4. 53-Phil Gressman; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs; 6. 312-Mike Linder; 7. O-Brandon Wimmer
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 28-Shawn Valenti; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews; 3. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 4. 3J-Kevin Lee; 5. 70-Steven Lines; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 7. 96AU-Bruce White
Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 20X-Craig Mintz; 4. 5R-Byron Reed; 5. 26-Cody White; 6. 60-Jody Keegan
A-Main – (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs; 3. 70-Steven Lines; 4. 53-Phil Gressman; 5. 45-Brian Lay; 6. 5R-Byron Reed; 7. 3J-Kevin Lee; 8. 15C-Chris Andrews; 9. 20X-Craig Mintz; 10. X-Mark Keegan; 11. 14H-Todd Heller; 12. O-Brandon Wimmer; 13. 9X-Rob Chaney; 14. 28-Shawn Valenti; 15. 26-Cody White; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 17. 60-Jody Keegan; 18. 96AU-Bruce White; 19. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 20. 312-Mike Linder
Night #16 FAST Special Award Winners:
Butlerbuilt B-Main Winner: N/A
KSE Steering Hard Charger: #X Mark Keegan
Weld Wheels Cool Move of the Race: #16 Bryan Sebetto
Hepfner Racing Products Tough Luck Award: #24 Lee Jacobs
Night #16 FAST A-Main Certificate Winners:
1st – Fuel Safe, Zemco Headers, Competition Suspension: #16 Bryan Sebetto
2nd – R2C Filters, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Injections: #Dean Jacobs
3rd – Ti22 Performance, Keizer Wheels, OC Shocks: #70 Steven Lines
4th – Outerwears, King Racing Products: #53 Phil Gressman
5th – DMI Race Components: #45 Brian Lay
Fremont Speedway – 7/24/2010 – FAST305 Sprints (30 Cars)
Heat 1 – Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 80-Jake Trevino; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 3. 55-Jamie Miller; 4. 71-Bill Kraylek; 5. 81-Bobby Clark; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill; 8. 24X-Tom Nichols; 9. 3B-Tim Bottles; 10. 19R-Steve Rando
Heat 2 – Bell Racing Products (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 11F-D.J. Foos; 2. 312-Alvin Roepke; 3. 25-Jason Keckler; 4. 5X-Dustin Dinan; 5. 8K-Zack Kramer; 6. 1-Nate Dussel; 7. 30-Adam Ollom; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser; 10. 87-Ryan Hetrick
Heat 3 – Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 27-Paige Polyak; 2. M28-Josh Muntz; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver; 4. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 5. 94-John Ivy; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 7. 51-Brad Bowman; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo; 9. 5-Jordon Ryan; 10. 22D-Dan Hammond
B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 4. 51-Brad Bowman; 5. 10S-Roger Shammo; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser; 7. 22D-Dan Hammond; 8. 30-Adam Ollom; 9. 3B-Tim Bottles; 10. 5-Jordon Ryan; 11. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger; 13. 39M-Matt Merrill
A-Main – (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 8K-Zack Kramer; 2. 81-Bobby Clark; 3. 5X-Dustin Dinan; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 5. 71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 11F-D.J. Foos; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 9. 80-Jake Trevino; 10. 25-Jason Keckler; 11. M28-Josh Muntz; 12. 1-Nate Dussel; 13. 55-Jamie Miller; 14. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 15. 1W-Paul Weaver; 16. 94-John Ivy; 17. 51-Brad Bowman; 18. 312-Alvin Roepke; 19. 10S-Roger Shammo; 20. 27-Paige Polyak
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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