fast weekend wrap-up: henry outduels andrews for fast victory at fremont; andrews moves into second behind mintz in fast points
MAUMEE, OH (5-12-13) by Scott Porter – F.A.S.T. Public Relations
The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title presented by KS Sales & Service returned to action in Northern Ohio. Yet another soggy Friday afternoon washed out the fifth event (second F.A.S.T. event) of 2013 at Attica Raceway Park. However, a cold, wet forecast didn’t deter Fremont Speedway promoter Rich Farmer from swinging open his gates to faithful fans on Saturday night.
Fans in attendance were treated to a Jim-dandy of a feature event at “The Track That Action Built.” The top eight starting positions were determined by “King of the Hill” match races, which paired drivers in a bracket format of two-car, two-lap dashes. In the finals for the 410 sprints it was Cap Henry and Chris Andrews slugging it out around the 1/3-mile clay oval. The pair raced inches apart from one another and ultimately it was Chris Andrews aboard the Burmeister Racing #16 earning the pole position. The King of the Hill finale was ultimately a prelude for the feature event, where Andrews and Henry would resume their furious battle in lap traffic. The final five laps left fans talking about the near misses as they left the track after Henry held off Andrews’ final attempts going on to win his first career feature win at Fremont Speedway.
The second place finish for Andrews vaulted him up three positions in the F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup point standings and he now rests just 30-points back of Craig Mintz. Mintz, the 2009 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Champion, overcame a rough night in which the Reel-Geese Decoys, Ti22 Performance #09 had to use the B-Main in order to transfer into the feature. Mintz would charge from his 13th starting position to escape the night with an 8th place run. Cole Duncan moved into third place in points just 10-points back of Andrews. Brian Smith and Byron Reed both dropped two spots in points and round out the top-5.
The JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series were also in action at the 1/3-mile Fremont clay oval. One of the hottest sprint car drivers in the country continued his winning ways as Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel picked up his first F.A.S.T. 305 feature win of the season and his fifth feature win of the year. This win jumped Dussel into second place in the championship hunt just 9-markers back of John Ivy who finished in second on Saturday. Bobby Clark dropped to third, but just 12-points out of the lead. Jordan Ryan moved into fourth place thanks to his podium finish, while Dustin Dinan rounds out the top-5.
The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title will be back in action on Friday, May 17th with the Eric Phillips 25th Anniversary Classic at Attica Raceway Park. During their silver season, Attica’s John Bores & Rex LeJeune will honor Eric Philips, the track’s first promoter in 1988, by running twin features for the F.A.S.T. 410 Sprints with each consisting of 25-laps and both paying out $2,500 to win ($250 to start). The first feature event will award full F.A.S.T. championship points, while the second will be for the cash and glory.
Racing moves onto Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 18th with Kids Race Into Summer Night. Track promoter Rich Farmer will be distributing tickets to schools around the surrounding counties near Fremont Speedway.
The JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series goes on a hiatus until Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th.
Want more information about the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series? Visit www.fastondirt.com, like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.
FAST BONUS BUCKS INCREASED FOR TWIN FEATURES AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC: The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title presented by KS Sales & Service will help celebrate the silver season at Attica Raceway Park in grand fashion with the running of the Eric Philips 25th Anniversary Classic on Friday, May 17th.
Highlighting the night are twin features for the F.A.S.T. Series highlight the night with each consisting of 25-laps and both paying out $2,500 to win and $250 to start. Only the first feature event for the 410 sprint cars will count towards the $10,000 season-ending championship for the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title. Cash and prestige will be on the line when the cars are pushed off for the second feature of the night. Details about the race format and more bonus cash will soon be released by Attica Raceway Park.
The F.A.S.T. organization, along with a generous donation from Andy Shammo of KS Sales & Service, Linda and Laverne Burns of Burns Electric and Underground Utilities will now be awarding a $500 bonus to the F.A.S.T. member driver with the best average finish between both features. Also a $200 bonus will be given out to the driver with the second best average finish. Any ties will be broken by whoever is highest in F.A.S.T. points after the first feature event on Friday, May 17th.
Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service Point Standings:
CAR # DRIVER POINTS BACK
1 O9 Craig Mintz 553
2 16 Chris Andrews 523 -30
3 29 Cole Duncan 513 -40
4 2+ Brian Smith 508 -45
5 5R Byron Reed 500 -53
6 40DD Caleb Griffith 498 -55
7 53 DJ Foos 480 -73
8 9 Dean Jacobs 468 -85
9 55 Brad Bowman 462 -91
10 9Z Duane Zablocki 460 -93
Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service Quick Results:
Night #5: Attica Raceway Park – 5/10/13 – 410 Sprints
Night #6: Fremont Speedway – 5/11/13 – 410 Sprints
1. 54-Cap Henry; 2. 16-Chris Andrews; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer; 6. 53-DJ Foos; 7. 22-Cole Duncan; 8. O9-Craig Mintz; 9. 24H-Bryan Sebetto; 10. 9W-Brandon Wimmer; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 12. 27P-Paige Polyak; 13. 2+-Brian Smith; 14. 5R-Byron Reed; 15. 45-Danny Holtgraver; 16. 9-Dean Jacobs; 17. 55-Brad Bowman; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 19. 60-Jody Keegan; 20. 29-Rob Chaney
Hard Charger: 24H-Bryan Sebetto[+10]
JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Point Standings:
CAR # DRIVER POINTS BACK
1 8I John Ivy 295
2 1 Nate Dussel 286 -9
3 4X Bobby Clark 283 -12
4 5R Jordan Ryan 269 -26
5 6 Dustin Dinan 258 -37
6 9 Jimmy Colvin 250 -45
7 OO Alvin Roepke 246 -49
8 25 Jason Keckler 242 -53
9 36 Seth Schneider 241 -54
10 8M T.J Michael 235 -60
JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Quick Results:
Night #3: Attica Raceway Park – 5/10/13 – 305 Sprints
Night #4: Fremont Speedway – 5/11/13 – 305 Sprints
1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. 8I-John Ivy; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 4. 4X-Bobby Clark; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver; 7. 25-Jason Keckler; 8. 8M-T.J Michael; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn; 10. 36-Seth Schneider; 11. 6-Dustin Dinan; 12. OO-Alvin Roepke; 13. 39M-Matt Merrill; 14. 22D-Dan Hammond; 15. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron; 17. 8J-Jess Stiger; 18. 560-Ross Moore; 19. 13D-Jeremy Duposki; 20. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 21. 7P-Brandon Moore; 22. 34-Troy Kingan
Hard Charger: 4X-Bobby Clark[+7]
FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2013 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Pukka Inc., Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young’s RV Centers, Custom Ink Screenprinting, Avitus Group, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Midwest Transportation, Fast Traxxx Electric Slot Car Racing, October Hills Farms, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.
Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Fuel Safe, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, J&J Auto Racing, Kear’s Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, 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, Weld Racing Wheels, Wings Unlimited, SpeedMeetsArt.com, Golden Graphics & Design and Zemco Headers.