Reed Leads FAST Series Back Into Action; Brubaker Holding Onto FAST305 Lead

by Bryan Autullo

MAUMEE, OH (7-21-10) – FAST Public Relations

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title returns to action this Friday July 23rd (Attica) and Saturday July 24th (Fremont) as points leader Byron Reed will try to hold off the rest of the Top 10 on Night #15 of the 22 race schedule. Reed has been the dominator so far in 2010 with 4 FAST wins, but Mark Keegan is trying to close the gap using his vast experience behind the wheel of a sprint car. Keegan is one of the winningest drivers at both Attica and Fremont and the familiar “X” car has become legendary in Northwest Ohio dirt track racing. Keegan needs to pick up 152 points on Reed to even the score while he tries to hold off 3rd place Craig Mintz and 4th place Kevin Lee who have both been nipping at his heels. Chris Andrews, who sits in 5th place, has come on strong over the past several weeks and will try to climb the ladder toward the top of the point standings before the FAST season ends on September 11th.

Phil Gressman, Dean Jacobs, Jody Keegan, Bryan Sebetto, and Mike Linder round out the Top 10 in points with 11 races in the books (plus 3 rain outs). With the season half over, these drivers will be pushing to get to the top of the standings as the scorching summer heat brings the points race to a boil. With 152 points separating 1st from 2nd place, it might be a tall order for Keegan if Reed maintains his agressive attack. However, only 220 points separate 2nd place from 10th place. A lot can be gained before the final checkered flag falls in September with over $60,000 in cash and prizes on the line for the Top 10 finishers. Look for the Top 10 to be shuffled several times in the coming weeks.

FAST305 Series Points Update:
The FAST 305 sprints will also return to points racing action this weekend at both tracks with only 4 events remaining on the FAST schedule. Just 98 points separate 1st place from 10th place as the battle intensifies. 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. Foos is on the loose, however, and has been racking up the wins lately at Attica and will be a contender for the FAST points title when the dust finally settles.

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.

This weekend marks 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 Ohio track Visit or for more information.

They’re goin’ FAST… Less than 100 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

2010 F.A.S.T. KISTLER CUP DRIVER POINTS (After 7/10/10)

1 5R Byron Reed 1520
2 X Mark Keegan 1368 -152
3 20X Craig Mintz 1342 -178
4 3J Kevin Lee 1303 -217
5 15C Chris Andrews 1290 -230
6 53 Phil Gressman 1245 -275
7 97 Dean Jacobs 1202 -318
8 60 Jody Keegan 1182 -338
9 16 Bryan Sebetto 1165 -355
10 312 Mike Linder 1148 -372
11 24H Lee Jacobs 1145 -375
12 14H Todd Heller 1117 -403
13 28 Shawn Valenti 1104 -416
14 11M Brandon Martin 1101 -419
15 2+ Brian Smith 1033 -487
16 9Z Duane Zablocki 1031 -489
17 11B Brock Mayes 962 -558
18 9X Rob Chaney 928 -592
19 10 David Harrison 909 -611
20 26 Cody White 863 -657
21 47 Caleb Helms 856 -664
22 45 Brian Lay 831 -689
23 28K Todd Kane 618 -902
24 O Bill Morrison 524 -996
25 91 Aaron Middaugh 443 -1077


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