From Brian Liskai
LIMA, Ohio (July 14, 2017) — Mother Nature finally cooperated for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro Friday, July 14 as 24 race teams signed in to tackle the high banks of Limaland Motorsports Park. And while John Ivy took the checkered flag in the 25 lap feature event, a post race inspection was halted by the owners of his race team, and thus Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan earned the victory.
“We teched eight cars at a neutral track after several race teams had indicted they wanted inspection conducted. One car was deemed in violation of the engine rules prior to competition. John Ivy’s car was given a preliminary inspection and upon winning the race we inspected the winner, the fifth place finisher and the 15th place finisher. During the post-race inspection we received indicators of something out of the norm and wanted to proceed to do more procedures when the race team stopped the process. So the 77i was disqualified. Jordan Ryan’s car passed post-race inspection and he was declared the winner,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.
“I want to thank all the teams and fans who came out to support the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series. I hope the teams are grateful to see the rules need to be followed by all,” added Farmer.
The feature got off to a bad start as 14th starter Landon LaLonde took a tumble on the opening lap, collecting Luke Daugherty. LaLonde was shaken up a little, but was other wise uninjured. On the second attempt to start the feature front row starters Caleb Griffith and Nate Dussel got together with Dussel suffering front end damage. Fifth starter Steve Rando was in the wrong place at the wrong time and made contact with Dussel and tipped over.
The third try at a green was a success and the feature would run 25 uninterrupted laps. Griffith led the first lap with Ricky Peterson taking command by a nose on lap two. Griffith utilized the bottom groove to retake the point on lap three and pulled away slightly. Peterson was locked in a great battle with Ryan for second with Kyle Capodice, Tyler Street and Ivy battling for fourth. As Griffith caught the rear of the field at the half-way point Peterson began to close.
Peterson used a lapped machine to take the lead on lap 14 as Griffith’s right rear tire began to lose air; he would pull into the infield two laps later. With nine laps remaining the battle of front was fierce involving Peterson, Ryan, Ivy, Capodice and Paul Weaver. Ivy used the bottom to perfection to grab the lead on lap 18. As Ivy began to pull away the race for second was exciting with Peterson, Ryan and Weaver slicing through traffic and trading the runner-up position lap after lap.
As Ivy drove to the checkers, Ryan nosed under Weaver to finish second with Capodice and Peterson rounding out the top five.
Following the post-race inspection and Ivy’s disqualification, the $1,000 top prize was awarded to Ryan, his first win of 2017.
The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will be back in action in a double-header weekend, Friday, July 28 at AtticaRacewayPark and Saturday, July 29 at Fremont Speedway.
Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.
FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund:
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young’s RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Darmofal Racing, Weld Racing Wheels and Pub 400
Friday, July 14, 2017
JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series
Starting position [*]
Heat 1 (8 laps, top 4 redraw)
1. 4*-Tyler Street ; 2. 77i-John Ivy ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark ; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider [3[; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty 
Heat 2 (8 laps, top 4 redraw)
1. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham ; 4. 11G-Caleb Griffith ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius ; 7. 94k-Kevin Mingus ; 8. 5jr-Jimmy McGrath 
Heat 3 (8 laps, top 4 redraw)
1. 1-Nate Dussel ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke ; 3. 11x-Jordan Ryan ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall ; 6. 11xe-George Englert ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms 
A-Main (25 laps)
1. 11x-Jordan Ryan ; 2. 1w-Paul Weaver ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius ; 12. 11xe-George Englert ; 13. 66D-Chase Dunham ; 14. 20i-Kelsey Ivy ; 15. 94k-Kevin Mingus ; 16. 5jr.-Jimmy McGrath ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms ; 18. 11g-Caleb Griffith ; 19. 1-Nate Dussel ; 20. 19r-Steve Rando ; 21. 2L-Landon LaLonde ; 22. 14-Luke Daugherty ;