Kistler Racing Products FAST Series 410 Sprint Points Update

by Bryan Autullo – FAST Public Relations

MAUMEE, OH (7-7-10)

Missile on a Mission: Byron Reed has set the mark in 2010 for 410 sprint car success in the Northern OH region. Reed has racked up 4 wins in Kistler Racing Products FAST Series Competition and added 2 more wins when the All Star Circuit of Champions showed up on his doorstep. Reed, a multi-time track champion at both Attica and Fremont has blazed through the first half of the 2010 season leaving the competition in his wake, but with 10 more races yet to be contested before the Kistler Cup is awarded, anything can happen.

Missing In Action: Brock Mayes dropped from 2nd place all the way down to 15th this past weekend as he was a no-show for the two full events and one make up feature from the June 12th rain out. Mayes, who looked to be a contender for the 2010 championship, has all but eliminated himself from a run at the Championship.

The X-Factor: With Mayes missing from the line up, Mark Keegan moved into 2nd place and trails Reed by 169 points. The veteran Keegan may have a few tricks up his sleeve as he waits for Reed to falter between now and mid-September. Keegan tasted victory once already this season and has the leader in his sight as he looks to add the Kistler Cup to his vast collection of trophies.

Sneak Attack: Kevin Lee, who earned the nick-name “The Sulfur City Outlaw” during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, has come on strong and used some of the experience he gained on the road during the 9 grueling days racing against the All Stars. Lee has managed to move into 3rd place and trails Reed by 215 points. The 3J Motorsports Team has Lee ready to pounce on 2nd place running Mark Keegan over the next 10 FAST events.

Defending Champ: Craig Mintz has remained consistent in 2010…consistently coming from the back of the pack to finish in the Top 5. If not for a disqualification at Attica a few weeks back for a missing muffler, Mintz would likely be knocking on Keegan’s door for the 2nd place spot. However, Mintz must now find the extra something he has been searching for and use the final 10 events to his advantage. Starting closer to the front is an area the 20x team needs to improve on, because Mintz has been a contender for winning races when he starts in the Top 6 spots, but mechanical failures have proven to be his downfall in 2010.

Its What He Does: Chris “Its What I Do” Andrews finally pulled off a win last weekend at Fremont Speedway after a rough start to the season where many nights were spent watching the A-mains instead of competing in them. Andrews seemed down on his luck. Some nights the #15c showed up at the track towed by a dump truck, which seemed to symbolize the struggles the team was having on and off the track. Now it seems as though they’ve hit their stride and have moved into the 5th spot with 10 races left on the schedule. Andrews trails Reed by 227 points, just 10 points behind 4th place Mintz.

6th Through 10th: Just 94 points separates 6th place from 10th. Phil “The Ohio Gasman” Gressman holds down the 6th spot. Piloting the Genzman Racing Enterprises #53, Gressman was an early contender for the Kistler Cup, but crashes and mechanical issues have set the team back, but Gressman is a threat to win every time he hits the track. Jody Keegan sits in 7th place. Crashes have kept him from cracking the Top 5 as the breaks have not gone his way. Dean Jacobs, who picked up the make up feature win this past weekend, sits in 8th place. If not for missing 2 events due to motor issues, Jacobs would surely be in the hunt for the championship title. Bryan Sebetto rides in 9th place after crashes have put the #16 team behind the 8-ball. Sebetto has shown that the Burmeister Racing team can compete with the best as he picked up an All Star win earlier this season. Rounding out the Top 10 is low-budget racer Brian Smith. Smith has been able to put the 2+ machine in the show more often than not and his consistent finishes have started to pay off. Smith managed a Top 5 finish last weekend at Fremont to help move him into the Top 10 rankings.

Rookie Run Down: Shawn Valenti has managed to pull away from Cody White in the Cub Cadet Rookie of the Year battle presented by KS Sales & Service. Valenti has consistently improved over the weeks and with time will have the #28 contending for feature wins. White has struggled lately and has shown signs of fatigue as the season wears on. At the mid-point of the schedule, Valenti holds a 212 point advantage and will try to hold off White as the Wayfast Whitey team re-groups and makes a run at the rest of the season.

The Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series resumes action this weekend (July 9th & 10th) for Nights #13 and #14 on the 2010 schedule. With more than $30,000 in cash on the line and another $30,000 in contingency prizes, things will continue to intensify as the season progresses. Don’t miss a single race! It has been proven time and time again that anything can – and will – happen.

FAST305 Series Points Update:

The inaugural season of 305 sprint competition under the FAST Series banner has proven to be an exciting points battle as we’ve passed the half-way point and only 4 events remain on the schedule. Only 98 points separate 1st from 10th place. Stuart Brubaker leads the chase with a slim 2 point margin over veteran racer Paul Weaver. Weaver holds just a 2 point advantage over 3rd place Nate Dussel. Dussel is not safe either with DJ Foos on his heels and only 7 points behind. John Ivy and Jimmy Colvin are tied for 5th place – both trailing the leader Brubaker by only 37 points.

Bobby Clark and Zack Kramer are currently tied for 7th place, just 46 points behind the leader. Josh Muntz sits in 9th place with Steve Rando rounding out the Top 10. Matt Merrill and Dan Hammond sit just outside the Top 10 within striking distance of a payday at the FAST banquet.

The next FAST305 Series event will take place on July 23rd & 24th. These will be the last FAST305 events before the final points are tallied on each track’s Championship nights in August and september to finish off the 10 race series.

For more information on admission prices, start times and directions to either Northern OH track visit or

2010 F.A.S.T. KISTLER CUP DRIVER POINTS (After 7/3/10)
1 5R Byron Reed 1414
2 X Mark Keegan 1245 -169
3 3J Kevin Lee 1199 -215
4 20X Craig Mintz 1197 -217
5 15C Chris Andrews 1187 -227
6 53 Phil Gressman 1127 -287
7 60 Jody Keegan 1072 -342
8 97 Dean Jacobs 1070 -344
9 16 Bryan Sebetto 1060 -354
10 2+ Brian Smith 1033 -381
11 312 Mike Linder 1030 -384
12 14H Todd Heller 1005 -409
12 24H Lee Jacobs 1005 -409
14 28 Shawn Valenti 990 -424
15 11B Brock Mayes 962 -452
16 11M Brandon Martin 951 -463
17 9X Rob Chaney 928 -486
18 9Z Duane Zablocki 923 -491
19 10 David Harrison 909 -505
20 47 Caleb Helms 806 -608
21 26 Cody White 778 -636
22 45 Brian Lay 711 -703
23 28K Todd Kane 618 -796
24 O Bill Morrison 524 -890
25 91 Aaron Middaugh 443 -971

2010 F.A.S.T. 305 SERIES DRIVER POINTS (After 7/3/10)
1 35 Stuart Brubaker 665
2 1W Paul Weaver 663 -2
3 1 Nate Dussel 661 -4
4 11F D.J. Foos 654 -11
5 94 John Ivy 628 -37
5 9 Jimmy Colvin 628 -37
7 40 Bobby Clark 619 -46
7 8K Zack Kramer 619 -46
9 M28 Josh Muntz 595 -70
10 19R Steve Rando 567 -98
11 39M Matt Merrill 563 -102
12 22D Dan Hammond 550 -115
13 51 Brad Bowman 528 -137
13 27 Paige Polyak 528 -137
15 71 Bill Kraylek 524 -141
16 10X Dustin Stroup 517 -148
17 83X Nate Reeser 504 -161
18 8J Jess Stiger 476 -189
19 10 Brad Haudenschild 466 -199
20 41 Dustin Dinan 455 -210
21 25 Jason Keckler 435 -230
22 30 Adam Ollom 423 -242
23 87 Ryan Hetrick 387 -278
24 10S Roger Shammo 367 -298
25 65 Doug Berryman 360 -305

They’re goin’ FAST… Less than 150 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 $15.00 at the Action Photos booth at Attica and Fremont or order them online at 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,, Kears Speed Shop, Computer Man, Inc., SCS Gearbox,, Hoserville Ohio,, 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