From Rich Farmer
FREMONT, Ohio (August 8, 2017) – The biggest event in the history of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.
The two day Great Lakes Dirt Nationals is offering up a purse of over $100,000. The FAST 410 teams will compete not only with the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) but the big purse is sure to bring in teams from throughout the region.
The 410ci sprints will battle for $3,000 to win Friday with Saturday’s top prize awarding $15,000!
The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will also be in action both days competing for two of the largest purses in the entire country. On Friday the 305ci sprint teams will race for $2,000 to win and Saturday’s A-main winner will walk away with $5,000.
The all-sprint-car extravaganza will also see the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) in action. The non-wing sprint cars will compete for $2,000 to win Friday and $3,000 to win on Saturday.
To add to the excitement, Mansfield Motor Speedway Promoter Cody Sommers announced earlier this week the top three finishers in Saturday’s winged feature event will lock themselves into one of the biggest sprint car events to take place in 2018. The $100,000-to-win sprint car world championship at Mansfield is set for April 27 and 28.
“We can’t thank Cody enough for putting this huge event on. Ohio is one of the best sprint car regions in the country and this rewards the teams who battle week in and week out,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.
There is a practice session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 at Mansfield Motor Speedway.
Additional Information regarding the event and Mansfield Motor Speedway can be found online at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com. Mansfield Motor Speedway suggests fans to connect with them directly on social media to stay up to date on special news and announcements at www.Facebook.com/MansfieldMotorSpeedway and Twitter @RaceMansfield. MMS has an information phone line at 419-465-RACE (7223). Any inquiries can also be sent via email to: info@MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com
Going into the weekend, Fremont, Ohio’s D.J. Foos has solidified his position atop the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series after scoring his second series win on Aug. 5 at Fremont Speedway. The driver of the Jay Kiser owned #23 finished second at Mansfield in March.
Foos, with four top five finishes and six top tens in FAST competition, now has a 69 point lead over Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews. Andrews has driven the Burmeister Racing machine to three top five finishes and seven top 10 runs in series racing.
Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay sits third in the FAST standings with a pair of top five finishes including a series win to go with four top 10 runs.
Napoleon, Ohio’s Tyler Gunn is fourth in the series standings, coming off a runner-up finish at Fremont on Aug. 5. Helena, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker rounds out the top five in FAST points.
Of note, four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed has scored four series wins in 2017 and is seventh in the points. Other FAST winners include Carson Macedo, Tim Shaffer, Rob Chaney, Brian Lay and Brandon Wimmer.
Vienna, W. Va. Driver Cale Conley scored his first ever 410ci sprint car win in OSCS competition Aug. 5 at Atomic Speedway. Hall-of-famer Danny Smith leads the OSCS points coming into Mansfield.
In the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series, defending champion Paul Weaver will try to add to his win total in 2017. The Fremont, Ohio driver has eight 305ci wins in 2017, including three FAST events.
Kyle Capodice has come on strong the past month to move into second in the FAST standings followed by former series champion Nate Dussel.
FAST 305 winners this season include Jamie Miller, Steve Rando, Jordan Ryan and Seth Schneider.
“We are averaging nearly 25 FAST 305 teams at every event and with this kind of money on the line there will be teams from Western Pennsylvania and around the region heading to Mansfield,” said Farmer.
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.