by Bryan Autullo – FAST Public Relations
ATTICA, OH (8-28-10)
The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title’s final race at Attica for 2010 came to a close with Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs finding victory lane for the first time this season. Jacobs has been close several times throughout the year, but bad luck has found a way to keep him from reaching the checkers first. The Hammer team hit on the perfect setup on Night #21 of the FAST Championship season and Jacobs was untouchable from his front row starting position. Multiple cautions throughout the event slowed the action, but Jacobs would pull away from the field each time the green flag flew again.
“This is a huge bounce-back for our team. We made some changes here the past week and we really clicked tonight,” said Jacobs from victory lane beside his Randy and Lisa Hammer owned, Hammer Pallets, Classic Turning, Berlin Bakery backed #24h.
Jacobs started on the front row along side of Mark Keegan who gave Jacobs fits throughout the race, though Jacobs managed to lead all 30 laps of the event. At the initial green flag jacobs shot out front followed by Brad Haudenschild, Mark Keegan, Brandon Wimmer and Shawn Valenti. Keegan moved into second a lap later while Jacobs pulled away from the field. Haudenschild spun to brought out the caution with two laps in.
When racing resumed, Wimmer dove under Keegan to take second with Gressman fourth and Reed moving into fifth. Gressman shot into third on lap 11 as Jacobs continued his domination up front. Sheldon Haudenschild spun on lap 15 to slow the action once again. The restart had Jacobs, Wimmer, Gressman, Keegan and Reed dicing it out for the Top 5 spots. Jacobs again pulled away as Wimmer and Gressman took turns in second place. Gressman would move into the runner-up spot on lap 17 as Keegan took third from Wimmer on the next lap.
Jacobs ran the high side comfortably out front while Gressman and Keegan traded second place several times and Wimmer and Reed were racing each other hard for fourth. Cap Henry and Mike Linder got together in turn 2 on lap 20, bringing out yet another caution. Jacobs pulled away again on the restart with Gressman, Keegan, Wimmer and Reed in his wake. Keegan finally got by Gressman for second on lap 24 and was looking to run down Jacobs, but was not able to get close enough to challenge for the lead. Reed took over fourth on lap 23 and then snuck into third on lap 25. Brad Haudenschild stopped on the track on lap 27 bringing out the final caution. Keegan made one last attempt at Jacobs on the restart, but Jacobs drove away once again for the win. Keegan, Reed, Gressman and Rob Chaney rounded out the top five.
“I didn’t even know where victory lane was…it’s been so long since I’ve won a race I didn’t know if I was going to get another one,” joked Jacobs. “Tonight was amazing. I wish we wouldn’t have had so many cautions because that old man in that #X car (Mark Keegan) was making things pretty interesting on those restarts. Mark Keegan is one of the best drivers in our state. He did a hell of a job…it’s an honor to race with him like that. I knew I had to keep switching up my starts in three and four and kind of moved around trying different lines to screw him up. The last two restarts I didn’t see him so we must have done something right. I knew the top was the place to be. Aaron and Randy Hammer and Timmy Pierce…those guys did an incredible job with the car tonight.”
In the FAST305 sprint feature, Josh Muntz started on the front row and shot to the top of the track after watching where Jacobs ran away in the 410 feature. Muntz pulled ahead of Jake Trevino, Bobby Clark, Dan Hammond and Nate Dussel and also had a dominant car, much like Jacobs did earlier. Clark took over second a lap later and was right on Muntz’s rear bumper. Trevino, Zack Kramer and Hammond battled for the third spot. The first caution came on lap 11 when Junior Felver spun in turn 3. On the restart Muntz lead over Clark, Trevino, Kramer and Paul Weaver who started 10th and was charging to the front. Muntz and Clark drove away from the field as Trevino, Kramer, Weaver and Dussel continued to battle for third.
Another caution flew on lap 17 when Brad Bowman and Dan Hammond both slowed to a stop. Muntz and Clark raced nose to tail on the restart pulling away from Trevino, Weaver, Dussel, Kramer, Steve Rando and D.J. Foos, who was in a battle with Weaver for the Attica track championship. At one point in the race, Weaver had a 2 point advantage over Foos.
Muntz never got rattled by Clark on his tail as he held his line and managed to stay ahead of the field. Trevino chased Clark with Weaver, Dussel, Kramer, Ivy and Foos battling for fourth. The final caution waved for Nate Reeser who spun with two laps to go. Muntz once again drove away to take the win over Clark, Trevino, Dussell, and Weaver. Dj Foos was crowned the Attica track champ by just 2 points over Weaver.
“The car was awesome. I was so nervous before the race. Everyone was like ‘you need to calm down’. You don’t know how hard it is to be calm when you’re trying to set the car up yourself and you have to go out there and start on the pole,” said Muntz beside his WOW Epoxy Floors, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, Rison Enterprises, Muntz Equipment Rebuild, Kear’s Speed Shop backed #M28. “I saw Bobby tuck under me on those restarts but the top of the track was awesome and the car was beautiful. I have to thank my little daughter here…she turns one next Tuesday and this is the first race she’s ever been too. What a way to end the season here at Attica.”
Muntz then pulled out a #2 from the Kear’s Speed Shop FAST Cash Bonus box giving $100 to 2nd place finisher Bobby Clark.
Night #21 FAST 410 Sprints – 8/28/10 – (31 Cars)
Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 28-Shawn Valenti; 2. 45C-Rob Chaney; 3. 20X-Craig Mintz; 4. 5M-Greg Wilson; 5. 2+-Brian Smith; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 7. 51-Roger Campbell; 8. 45L-Brian Lay
Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 312-Mike Linder; 2. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 3. 53-Phil Gressman; 4. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs; 6. O4-Cap Henry; 7. 6Z-Zack Ames; 8. 60-Jody Keegan
Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 5R-Byron Reed; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 5. 14H-Todd Heller; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller; 7. 9X-Brandon Martin; 8. 26-Ryan French
Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 2. O-Brandon Wimmer; 3. 16M-Danny Mumaw; 4. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 5. OM-Bill Morrison; 6. 27-Scott Euler; 7. 3J-Kevin Lee
B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs; 2. 14H-Todd Heller; 3. 2+-Brian Smith; 4. O4-Cap Henry; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 6. OM-Bill Morrison; 7. 9X-Brandon Martin; 8. 27-Scott Euler; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller; 10. 51-Roger Campbell; 11. 6Z-Zack Ames; 12. 3J-Kevin Lee; 13. 26-Ryan French; 14. 60-Jody Keegan
A-Main – (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 2. X-Mark Keegan; 3. 5R-Byron Reed; 4. 53-Phil Gressman; 5. 45C-Rob Chaney; 6. 16-Bryan Sebetto; 7. O-Brandon Wimmer; 8. 20X-Craig Mintz; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs; 10. 28-Shawn Valenti; 11. 14H-Todd Heller; 12. O4-Cap Henry; 13. 2+-Brian Smith; 14. 312-Mike Linder; 15. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 16. 16M-Danny Mumaw; 17. 10-Brad Haudenschild; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 19. 5M-Greg Wilson; 20. 98-Bruce Robenalt
Night #21 FAST Special Award Winners:
Butlerbuilt B-Main Winner: ##97 Dean Jacobs
KSE Steering Hard Charger: #16 Bryan Sebetto
Weld Wheels Cool Move of the Race: #X Mark Keegan
Hepfner Racing Products Tough Luck Award: #312 Mike Linder
Night #21 FAST A-Main Certificate Winners:
1st – Fuel Safe, Zemco Headers, Competition Suspension: #24h Lee Jacobs
2nd – R2C Filters, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Injections: #X Mark Keegan
3rd – Ti22 Performance, Keizer Wheels, OC Shocks: #5r Byron Reed
4th – Outerwears, King Racing Products: #53 Phil Gressman
5th – DMI Race Components: #45c Rob Chaney
Night #9 – FAST 305 Sprints – 8/28/10 – (29 Cars)
Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 11F-D.J. Foos; 2. M28-Josh Muntz; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond; 4. 19R-Steve Rando; 5. 13-Junior Felver; 6. 71-Bill Kraylek; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser; 8. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 9. 23-Brad Wade; 10. 39M-Matt Merrill
Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 40-Bobby Clark; 2. 5-Dustin Dinan; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 4. 8K-Zack Kramer; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 6. 35L-Tony Beaber; 7. 94-John Ivy; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger; 9. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 10. 77J-Jim Sipe
Heat 3 – 8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 1-Nate Dussel; 3. 25-Jason Keckler; 4. 80-Jake Travino; 5. 27-Paige Polyak; 6. 51-Brad Bowman; 7. 55-Benny Bowman; 8. 24X-Ryan Dickey; 9. 72C-Ross Moore
B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 94-John Ivy; 2. 51-Brad Bowman; 3. 71-Bill Kraylek; 4. 35L-Tony Beaber; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger; 8. 87-Ryan Hetrick; 9. 24X-Ryan Dickey; 10. 77J-Jim Sipe; 11. 23-Brad Wade; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill; 13. 72C-Ross Moore; 14. 55-Benny Bowman
A-Main – (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. M28-Josh Muntz; 2. 40-Bobby Clark; 3. 80-Jake Travino; 4. 1-Nate Dussel; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; 6. 8K-Zack Kramer; 7. 11F-D.J. Foos; 8. 94-John Ivy; 9. 27-Paige Polyak; 10. 19R-Steve Rando; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 12. 71-Bill Kraylek; 13. 25-Jason Keckler; 14. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 15. 35L-Tony Beaber; 16. 5-Dustin Dinan; 17. 83X-Nate Reeser; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond; 19. 51-Brad Bowman; 20. 13-Junior Felver
Kear’s Speed Shop $100 FAST Cash Bonus Winner: Bobby Clark
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.
THEY’RE GOIN’ FAST… LESS THAN 50 REMAIN:
Don’t miss out on your chance of getting your hands on some Fremont Attica Sprint Title merchandise before it is sold out! Fans can purchase the 2010 FAST Series T-Shirts (designed by Arizona Sport Shirts) FOR JUST $10.00 at the Action Photos booth at Attica and Fremont or order them online at www.fastondirt.com. Show your support for those who go FAST in Northern Ohio as all sales go right into the 2010 points fund! Other items that are still available include the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series & FAST 305 Championship Series decals and the 2009 Season-In-Review DVDs, which includes 4 hours of racing action in a 2-DVD set for just $15.
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