by Scott Porter – F.A.S.T. Public Relations
MAUMEE, OH (1-7-2011)
The Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) is pleased to announce that Paul Kistler, owner of Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products, has agreed to return as the F.A.S.T. Series title sponsor for the 2011 racing season. This marks the third consecutive year for the F.A.S.T. Series to carry the Kistler brand. More details on the partnership will be released prior to the start of the 2011 season. The F.A.S.T. Championship Series continues to grow, but stays true to its vision of helping out the local drivers and teams that compete weekly in the sprint car divisions at Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park in Northern Ohio. The chase for the 2011 Kistler Cup is set to begin in late April for the 410 sprint cars and in May for the F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series.
“With the success that Kistler Engines has had over the years, and in 2010 powering Tim Shaffer to the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals win and helping Byron Reed drive off with the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, it is an honor to have an icon in 410 sprint car racing backing our series again in 2011,” said F.A.S.T. organizer Bryan Autullo. “We started this championship series with a vision in mind to help maintain – and grow – this sport in Northern Ohio. Paul Kistler shared our vision and has backed us from the very beginning. We’re proud to carry the Kistler brand into our third season of F.A.S.T. competition.”
In its first two years of existence the F.A.S.T. Championship Series has handed out nearly $50,000 in cash and contingency prizes to more than 30 local sprint car teams with expanding to include the ultra-competitive 305 sprint car division in 2010. Craig Mintz was the winner of the Kistler Cup trophy in 2009 and Byron Reed claimed the 2010 F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup crown. Stuart Brubaker clinched the inaugural F.A.S.T. 305 trophy in 2010 by just one point over DJ Foos in an epic battle that saw the top seven 305 drivers finish within 16 points of the championship title.
The F.A.S.T. Series is assembling the 2011 schedule in conjunction with track promoters John Bores and Rich Farmer. 2011 will feature a slimmed down schedule for the 410 sprint car division in order to attract a wider range of drivers who will be able to compete for the title. At this time the series is planning between 16 and 18 points race dates as compared to 22 dates the past two years.
“The support we have gotten from John Bores & Rex LeJeune of Attica Raceway Park and Rich Farmer at Fremont Speedway has been instrumental in what F.A.S.T. has become,” commented Scott Porter of the F.A.S.T. organization. “Obviously without the backing of these two great tracks we could not do the things we are doing. Both promoters are working with us on some ways to help increase the exposure of the F.A.S.T. events to attract more drivers and fans in 2011.”
Look for the F.A.S.T. display at the upcoming Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products 3rd Annual Open House on January 8th, as well as, the upcoming mall shows and swap meets. Purchase your own copies of the 2010 F.A.S.T. Season-In-Review DVDs or talk with Bryan, Chris and Scott about the series plans for the upcoming 2011 season.
About Our Title Sponsor:
Kistler Engines builds lightweight, 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 F.A.S.T. 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 Knoxville Nationals Winning Crew Chief 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.
To learn more about the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title visit our official site at www.F.A.S.T.ondirt.com.
KISTLER OPENING ITS DOORS TO SPRINT CAR COMMUNITY:
Paul Kistler, the winning engine builder of the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals, and his employees will open the doors to the Kistler Engines & Kistler Racing Products complex to the local and national sprint car scene for the 3rd Annual Kistler Racing Open House event on Saturday, January 8th. This event runs from 9 am to 5 pm at their shop at 1263 North County Road 232 in Erlin, Ohio, which is just a short drive from Fremont. BreakF.A.S.T., lunch and other refreshments will be served throughout the day. The event features guest speakers (Keith Berner of Accu-Force Shock & Torsion Bar Dynos and Greg Murchison from Kinsler Fuel Injections), door prizes, raffles and more.
The highlight of the afternoon will be the annual raffle drawing, which features many of the products offered off the shelves at Kistler Racing Products. The grand prize for this year’s raffle is a bare J&J Auto Racing sprint car chassis. Jack Elam of J&J Auto Racing has been manufacturing race cars for nearly 40 years. Other prizes that will be raffled off include a complete direct mount front-end assembly, a set of Top Flight Wings, a Randy’s Racing Filter Air Filter System and a Bell GTX.2 Racing Helmet.
To learn more about Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products and their upcoming open house visit them online at www.kistlerracing.com.
RELIVE THE EXCITEMENT OF 2010 WITH THE F.A.S.T. SEASON-IN-REVIEW DVDS:
With racing still over two months away in Northern Ohio the long winter nights can be a drag at time. Why not bring the racetrack to your living room with the help of the 2010 Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series Season-In-Review DVD set and the 2010 F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Season-In-Review.
The two-disc 2010 Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series Season-In-Review set includes over 5-hours of 410 sprint car action and includes ALL 18 F.A.S.T. A-Mains and 17 B-Main events from Attica and Fremont. It is available online for just $18.00 (includes shipping).
The 2010 F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Season-In-Review includes ALL 8 F.A.S.T. 305 A-Mains and B-Main events for the exciting 305 sprint car division. It is available online for just $12.00 (includes shipping).
You can purchase both for a discounted price for $25.00 (includes shipping)! Visit the virtual merchandise trailer at www.FASTondirt.com to buy yours today using the secure means of PayPal. Most major credit cards are accepted.
MARKETING PROPOSAL NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2011 F.A.S.T. SEASON:
Own a business that is looking to get involved in something that is driven to sell? Contact Bryan Autullo at (419) 266-2897 or email us at info@FASTondirt.com to obtain our 2011 F.A.S.T. Marketing Proposal. Many new and exciting affordable advertising opportunities are available in 2011!