From FAST Public Relations
MAUMEE, OH –The Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) is pleased to announce that Kistler Racing Products will return as the series title sponsor for the 2010 racing season. After a successful inaugural season, the F.A.S.T. series is excited about continuing its relationship with the Kistler brand. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are very well known in 410 sprint car racing and to have them associated once again with the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title is a shot in the arm for the series. Kistler Racing Products, a division of Kistler Engines, is well into their 2nd year of operation and will once again bring their expertise to the racers at Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park where the chase for the 2010 Kistler Cup will begin once again in April. “Kistler Engines continues to be an icon in 410 sprint car racing and has powered sprint cars to victory at every level of this sport since 1993,” said F.A.S.T. co-founder Bryan Autullo. “Paul Kistler knows the sprint car business and when it comes to making horsepower he gets the job done. I want to thank Paul, Dave, and Brian for their continued support of our vision for this area.”
The F.A.S.T. Championship Series paid out nearly $30,000 in cash and another $30,000 in contingency prizes and awards in 2009. Craig Mintz was crowned Champion at the October awards banquet and took home the Kistler Cup trophy. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of Kistler Racing Products and the rest of the great businesses who contributed to this point fund,” said Autullo. “All of the sponsors and advertisers who stepped up and made this concept a reality should be commended. We are comitted to making things bigger and better for the upcoming season and we’ll have more big announcements soon.” The F.A.S.T. point fund is paid in addition to the two individual track point funds. The competitive hot bed of 410 sprint car racing in Northern Ohio produced 3 different Champions with Mintz hauling home the F.A.S.T. series hardware as Chris Andrews took the Attica Raceway Park track championship and Brock Mayes wore the crown at Fremont Speedway. This was the first time any of the three had won a championship title.
The F.A.S.T. series is working on the 2010 schedule in conjunction with the two tracks and planning several off-season events. FASTfest II, The 2nd Annual Racer’s Chili Challenge, and a few other events are in the works for the winter months to keep the fans involved all year long. Look for the F.A.S.T. display at upcoming area mall shows, trade shows, swap meets, and the Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products 2nd Annual Open House on January 9th. “We are comitted to keeping the fans invloved throughout the winter months,” said series co-founder scott Porter. “Race fans are a very tight-knit community and there aren’t many things to do when its cold outside and the snow is falling. We try to give everyone something to look forward to during the winter months.” The F.A.S.T. group is also working with Kistler Racing Products to produce some new merchandise that will be revealed soon to the racing community. “We don’t slow down when the racing stops,” added Porter.
About Our Title Sponsor:
Kistler Engines builds light weight, high performance racing engines and quality is their commitment. They pride themselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for Sprint 410’s as well as Late Models, 360’s, Midgets and 305’s. Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, the highest standard quality parts, and constant research and development, Kistler Engines is setting the standard in the highly competitive field of dirt track racing today. Customers powered by Kistler Engines have consistently set fast times and track records, and have won with the World of Outlaws, All Stars, and numerous feature events including the Knoxville Nationals. Kistler Engines has also earned a reputation for service among professional race teams with quick turnaround time on rebuilds in most cases. In addition to complete engine building and machining services, Kistler Engines also stocks a wide variety of “hard core” engine parts. With a vision of adding a complete sprint car parts store, Kistler hired key staff members to be able to offer the same type of service at Kistler Racing Products as he has with his engine business. Brian Kemenah and Dave Deyo take care of the day to day operations of KRP. Kemenah is a 4-time All Star Crew Chief of the Year and is a major asset to Kistler Racing Products as customers are able to ask technical questions and receive race proven answers. You can also visit Kistler racing Products at their parts truck every weekend in the pits at Attica and Fremont.