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FAST Championships Take Shape Heading Down the Final Stretch

By Scott Porter – FAST Public Relations

MAUMEE, OHIO (8-8-10)

As the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series presented by SRP Pistons & Engine Pro takes a two-week hiatus after completing its final back-to-back weekend of the 2010 season, just two more events remain on the series’ sophomore schedule. The series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, August 28th before crowning the 2010 champion on Saturday, September 11th at Fremont Speedway. Every lap will count as battles brew through out the Top-10.

Byron Reed continues to lead the race for the Kistler Cup and the $10,000 winner’s share of the point fund after posting a pair of 6th place finishes last week. Veteran Mark Keegan did chip 23-points off of Reed’s lead thanks to the help of a fourth place run at Attica and backing that up with a runner-up finish at Fremont Speedway. The lead stands at 148-points now going into the Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Nights at the two Northern Ohio speed plants. 2009 FAST Champion Craig Mintz bounced back after a disappointing 18th place run at Attica by picking up the feature win at “The Track That Action Built” on Saturday. The win by Mintz helped bring him just 20-points away from Keegan, but still 186-points out of defending his inaugural series’ title.

“The Ohio Gas Man” Phil Gressman continued his climb back into the Top-5 in FAST Kistler Cup Points after posting a podium finish at Attica and a Top-10 run at Fremont. Dean Jacobs’ season was summed up over the course of this past weekend. If the Wooster, Ohio native started toward the front he has been a threat to win at both tracks, but when having to start near the rear of the field, Jacobs has passed the most cars and earned a fair share of KSE Steering Hard Charger Awards in the process. Jacobs picked up the win at Attica after starting on the pole, but had to make the show on Saturday through the B-Main. Jacobs would go on to a Top-10 finish en route to picking up the KSE Hard Charger Award.

A pair of 12th place runs by “The Sulfur City Outlaw” Kevin Lee wasn’t what the 3J Motorsports team desired, but Lee still finds himself in the hunt for a Top-5 finish in points. The Top-10 is rounded out with Bryan Sebetto, Todd Heller, Chris Andrews and Cub Cadet FAST Rookie of the Year presented by KS Sales & Service contender Shawn Valenti. With Andrews possibly packed up for the remainder of the 2010 season, it could be feast or famine for Mike Linder and Duane Zablocki who sit on the outside knocking on the door of a Top-10 finish in the standings.

The point chase for the FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Kear’s Speed Shop & Cleveland Golf was shaken up after the checkered flag waved on the July 23rd make-up feature at Attica. B&L Racing’s Stuart Brubaker continues to lead the point standings, but his lead was trimmed down to just 3 points as Jimmy Colvin climbed into the runner-up spot.

While running in the Top-5 during the feature, D.J. Foos’ left front tire was going down. Foos tried to man handle the ill driving car after the late restart, but dropped to a 9th place finish giving way to Jimmy Colvin. Thanks to his 2nd place finish he pole vaulted himself into second over Foos who now sits 11-points back in third.

The FAST 305 points chase still has intense battles raging in 3rd thru 6th place as they are only separated 9-points. Paul Weaver sits in fourth after posting a solid 10th place finish at Attica. Zack Kramer seems to be the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Northern Ohio as he picked up the make-up feature just after collecting his first career feature win the week before. Kramer’s win moved him into 5th place just 4-points behind Weaver and 29-points out of the lead. Nate Dussel fell to 6th place after the weekend, but sits just a head of Bobby Clark. The Top-10 is rounded out with John Ivy, Josh Muntz and Paige Polyak.

Both the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series and FAST 305 Championship Series return to action on Saturday, August 28th at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant in Attica. There will be double points awarded for Attica Raceway Park’s Track Championship, but FAST Series points will not be doubled for the 410 and 305 sprint cars.

For more information on admission prices, start times and directions to either Northern Ohio track visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com for more information. 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