FAST Weekend Wrap-Up: Dean Jacobs claims 410 points lead with Fremont win; Foos extends 305 point lead with Attica victory
MAUMEE, OH by Bryan Autullo – F.A.S.T. Public Relations
The heat of summer is upon the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title presented by Engine Pro and KS Sales & Service as another weekend of F.A.S.T. action is in the record books. Craig Mintz and Dean Jacobs picked up the 410 wins while D.J. Foos and Bobby Clark scored victories in the 305 division. Foos claimed his 5th win of the season at Attica giving him one of the best current winning percentages in the country in sprint car racing. Jacobs, Mintz, and Bryan Sebetto have each claimed 2 victories in F.A.S.T. competition so far this season, setting up a tight points battle in the 410 ranks for the coveted Kistler Cup trophy.
Going into Friday’s event, Dean Jacobs sat in 5th place in the point standings, but the Wooster, OH native has his eyes on the prize and put together a weekend run that landed him in the top spot when the checkers flew on Saturday night. Bryan Sebetto, who was the points leader prior to this weekend, ended his night early with a front stretch mishap on Lap 1 on Friday. Craig Mintz picked up the Attica win and that vaulted him into the points lead – at least temporarily. Mintz finished in 9th place on Saturday while Jacobs came from his 14th starting position to claim the checkers. Mintz fell back to 3rd behind Jacobs and Sebetto with just 18 points separating the Top 3 drivers at the season half-way mark. Sebetto leads Mintz by just 1 point. Byron Reed sits in 4th place after finishing 12th on Friday after being collected in an incident, then 2nd on Saturday to salvage the weekend. Phil Gressman rounds out the Top 5 just 58 points out of 1st place. Its still anyone’s championship to win at this point with $10,000 up for grabs.
Chris Andrews, Mike Linder, Brian Smith, Todd Heller, and Brian Lay round out the Top 10 at the mid-season point. Andrews collected two Top 10 finishes this weekend, while Mike Linder was able to pick up two Top 5′s. Brian Smith showed signs of greatness again at Attica on Friday with a 3rd place run that could have been more if has drive line hadn’t started to come apart with 10 laps to go. Smith then drove to an 8th place finish on Saturday with his rear brake locked up, glowing orange, and throwing sparks. Todd Heller collected at 17th and 15th place finish for the weekend while Brian Lay was 8th on Friday and 16th on Saturday.
The F.A.S.T. 305 Series was back in action for Nights #3 and #4 of the 10 race schedule. D.J. Foos continued his dominance at Attica on Friday picking up another win, his 5th of the season there of the 8 races run. His 4th place finish on Saturday extended D.J.’s season points lead to 45 points over Caleb Griffith who finished 5th on Friday and had another good run going on Saturday, but an early incident sent him to the tail where he charged back to a 13th place finish. John Ivy finished runner up to Foos on Friday and then 8th on Saturday putting him 52 points behind Foos in 3rd place. Nate Dussel took a hard tumble on Friday night in Attica heat race action, but was able to put the car back together and manage an 8th place run in the A-main followed by a 7th place finish at Fremont on Saturday. Jamie Miller rounds out the Top 5 with a 7th place finish at Attica and a 3rd place finish at Fremont.
Dustin Dinan, Paige Polyak, Jason Keckler, Jimmy Colvin, and Matt Merrill make up the rest of the Top 10 with just 6 F.A.S.T. events remaining on the schedule. Dinan had two solid finishes on the weekend with a 4th at Attica and a 6th at Fremont. Polyak suffered mechanical issues at Attica and ended up 19th, but sorted the problem out for Saturday as she claimed 2nd place with a last lap pass at Fremont as Bobby Clark took the checkers. Jason Keckler claimed two 10th place finishes on the weekend. Jimmy Colvin had a rough night at Attica not transferring to the A-main, but was able to follow that up with a 5th place finish at Fremont. Matt Merrill finished 14th at Attica and 20th at Fremont.
The Fremont/Attica Sprint Title points racing continues for the 410 sprints sprints on Friday, June 15th at Attica before returning to Fremont on Saturday, June 16th. Visit www.fastondirt.com to find out more about the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, the drivers, rules, schedule, sponsors, and more.
Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series presented by Engine Pro and KS Sales & Service Point Standings:
CAR # DRIVER POINTS BACK
1 97 Dean Jacobs 1129
2 24H Bryan Sebetto 1112 -17
3 O9 Craig Mintz 1111 -18
4 5R Byron Reed 1083 -46
5 53 Phil Gressman 1071 -58
6 16 Chris Andrews 1032 -97
7 3 Mike Linder 1002 -127
8 2+ Brian Smith 995 -134
9 14H Todd Heller 957 -172
10 45L Brian Lay 940 -189
Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series presented by Engine Pro and KS Sales & Service Quick Results:
Night #9: Attica Raceway Park – 6/8/12 – 410 Sprints
1. O9-Craig Mintz; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 2+-Brian Smith; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs; 5. 3-Mike Linder; 6. O-Lee Jacobs; 7. 16-Chris Andrews; 8. 45L-Brian Lay; 9. 55-Brad Bowman; 10. 60-Jody Keegan; 11. 53-Phil Gressman; 12. 5R-Byron Reed; 13. 14-Chad Wilson; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams; 16. 12-Jarred Ridge; 17. 14H-Todd Heller; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 19. 5T-Travis Philo; 20. 24H-Bryan Sebetto
Night #10: Fremont Speedway – 6/9/12 – 410 Sprints
1. 97-Dean Jacobs; 2. 5R-Byron Reed; 3. 3-Mike Linder; 4. 24H-Bryan Sebetto; 5. 5T-Travis Philo; 6. 53-Phil Gressman; 7. W20-Greg Wilson; 8. 2+-Brian Smith; 9. O9-Craig Mintz; 10. 16-Chris Andrews; 11. 22-Cole Duncan; 12. O-Lee Jacobs; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 14. 12-Jarred Ridge; 15. 14H-Todd Heller; 16. 45L-Brian Lay; 17. 60-Jody Keegan; 18. 46AU-Stuart Williams; 19. 83M-Broc Martin; 20. 55-Brad Bowman
F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Point Standings:
CAR # DRIVERS POINTS BACK
1 11F D.J. Foos 581
2 40 Caleb Griffith 536 -45
3 8K John Ivy 529 -52
4 1 Nate Dussel 528 -53
5 4M Jamie Miller 520 -61
6 5 Dustin Dinan 504 -77
7 27 Paige Polyak 502 -79
8 25 Jason Keckler 486 -95
9 9 Jimmy Colvin 451 -130
10 39M Matt Merrill 450 -131
F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Quick Results:
Night #3: Attica Raceway Park – 6/8/12 – 305 Sprints
1. 11F-D.J. Foos; 2. 8K-John Ivy; 3. 8B-Bobby Clark; 4. 5-Dustin Dinan; 5. 40-Caleb Griffith; 6. OO-Alvin Roepke; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller; 8. 1-Nate Dussel; 9. 19R-Steve Rando; 10. 25-Jason Keckler; 11. 36-Seth Schneider; 12. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 13. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 14. 39-Matt Merrill; 15. 13-Junior Felver; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn; 17. 4T-Jim Taddeo; 18. 91-Troy Kingman; 19. 27-Paige Polyak; 20. 8J-Jess Stiger; 21. 72C-Ross Moore; 22. 1W-Paul Weaver
Night #4: Fremont Speedway – 6/9/12 – 305 Sprints
1. 4X-Bobby Clark; 2. 27-Paige Polyak; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 6. 5-Dustin Dinan; 7. 1-Nate Dussel; 8. 8K-John Ivy; 9. 19R-Steve Rando; 10. 25-Jason Keckler; 11. 10S-Roger Shammo; 12. 10-Josh Harrison; 13. 40-Caleb Griffith; 14. 67M-Matt Ferrell; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn; 17. 13D-Jeremy Duposki; 18. OO-Alvin Roepke; 19. 36-Seth Schneider; 20. 39-Matt Merrill
FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2012 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, Engine Pro, KS Sales & Service, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., Black Swamp Media Group, SCS Gearbox, Pukka Headwear, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, MyHeroCards.com, J&F Construction & Development, Inc., Young’s RV Centers, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, GL Heller Company, High Vista Videos, Gressman Powersports, Action Photos, Hoserville Ohio, October Hills Farms, Jon Wright Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Midwest Auto Sales, Commercial Motor Freight, Al Davis Carpet & Laminate, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.
Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:
RockAuto.com, SpeedMeetsArt.com, Golden Graphics & Design, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry MotorCar Motorsports, DMI Racing Products, Fuel Safe, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, J&J Auto Racing, Kear’s Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinser Air Filters, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder’s Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rocket Headers, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, VRP Shocks, Weld Racing Wheels, Wings Unlimited and Zemco Headers.