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Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Announces Title Sponsor For 2009 Season PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Image(Maumee, OH) It has been a long time in the making, but the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) organization has finally reached an agreement with Kistler Racing Products to be the title sponsor for the championship series between Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park in 2009. “We’re proud to have Kistler Racing Products on board for the 2009 season,” said F.A.S.T. President Bryan Autullo. “Kistler Engines has been an icon in area racing for several years now and has powered sprint cars to victory at every level of the sport across the United States. We’re very excited to have Kistler Racing Products, a division of Kistler Engines, behind us as we enter into the 2009 racing season.”
 
“I think this is a concept that is good for local racing,” said Paul Kistler, owner of both facets of the Kistler brand. “I do business with a lot of these guys and I wanted to do this in order to give something back to the local teams and drivers who support us.” Kistler Racing Products is a supplier of sprint car parts both locally and nationally and is run primarily by Brian Kemenah and Dave Deyo. Kemenah is the brother of World of Outlaw driver Chad Kemenah. The two brothers made their name on the local tracks that Brian now works to supply with parts on race nights, while brother Chad travels full-time with the Outlaws.
 
Kistler Racing Products has only been in operation for a year, but their business has grown through a reputation of quality parts, quality service, and years of experience in the world of sprint car racing. The knowledge that Brian brings to the table on parts and car setups is second to none. His reputation for helping out anyone who needs a hand has earned him the respect of racers near and far who rely on his advice and input to further their success on and off the track.
 
“To have Kistler Racing Products be a part of this Championship Title is a great thing for local racers in so many ways,” said F.A.S.T.’s Scott Porter. “To have someone like Paul Kistler back our vision brings a new level of creditability to the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title within the local racing community. Not only will teams benefit from the service that Kistler Racing Products delivers at the track during the race season, but they will also benefit at the end of the season when the checks are handed out at the F.A.S.T. banquet.”


ImageThe F.A.S.T. Championship Title begins on April 24th at Attica Raceway Park and ends on Sept. 12th at Fremont Speedway. The 410 sprint car driver with the most combined points between the two speed plants over the course of 22 events will walk away with the inaugural championship trophy that will be named the “Kistler Cup.” This “Fan’s Champion” will also claim a large share of the $40,000 point fund and bragging rights as the first ever F.A.S.T. Champion. This is all in addition to the two track championships and is a fan driven and sponsor funded series between two of the greatest dirt tracks in the country.”
 
You can visit the Kistler operation during their “Racer Appreciation Day & Open House” this Saturday January 24th between 9 am and 5 pm.  There will be door prizes, food, and raffles for a chassis, a front end assembly, a set of wings, and a set of shocks.  “Question Session” guests include owner Paul Kistler (2007 Engine Builder Challenge winner), Brian Kemenah (6 time sprint car champion crew chief), Jack Elam (3 time World of Outlaws Chassis Builder Champion), and Byron Reed (9 time Champion between Fremont and Attica ). F.A.S.T. will also be on hand with a display to answer questions regarding the 2009 racing season.”
 
The F.A.S.T. concept is designed to help local teams with an increased year-end payday and is also designed to get fans more involved,” said Autullo. “When Scott and I came up with this idea, we never expected the positive responses we got from drivers, fans, promoters, and sponsors. This is something this area needs to help maintain - and more importantly grow - the sport of sprint car racing and the tracks support this idea for that reason.”
 
Porter added, “Not to mention the other events that F.A.S.T. brings to the table such as “FAST Fest” that was held back in November and the “1st Annual Racer’s Chili Challenge” coming up on February 21st. These events help bring the drivers and teams and tracks together with the local community in an effort to increase the awareness and interest in what is happening at these two great facilities on any given weekend. We are really lucky to have the level of sprint car competition that we have in our backyard in Northern Ohio and F.A.S.T. hopes to help improve on that tradition.”
 
The “1st Annual Racer’s Chili Challenge” will pit team against team, driver against fan, media against driver to see who can make the best pot of chili. Celebrity judges will be on hand to taste the chili and pick the winner. Area legends Brad Doty, Kenny Jacobs, Jim Linder, and Darl Harrison will sample the chili as well as sign autographs for the fans. Other current racing legends will be on hand to sign autographs as well. There will also be a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, a Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament, a 50/50 raffle, and Tim’s Racing Simulators to keep everyone entertained all afternoon.
 
In addition to that, the Make-A-Wish pedal car raffle sponsored by BK Sears Team 20x will be selling tickets and Racers Racing for a Cure will be selling t-shirts. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Hoserville Ohio Injured Drivers Fund and the F.A.S.T. point fund. Tickets are just $5 for the chili cook-off and the doors open at 1 pm at the Sandusky County Fair Grounds Flower Building (at the Fremont Speedway). More info and a chili entry form can be found at www.fastondirt.com.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 January 2009 )
 
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