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Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Points Battle Re-Ignites This Weekend in Northern Ohio PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 July 2012
ImageBy Scott Porter - F.A.S.T. Public Relations

(Maumee, OH)
The most grueling week of sprint car racing in Ohio is in the record books, a new king has been crowned at the state's crown jewel event at Eldora and now attention turns back to two of Northern Ohio's premiere racing facilities as the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by Engine Pro and KS Sales & Service returns to action. F.A.S.T. Championship Series action returns to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 20th before making the tow to Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 21st.

The quest for the 2012 F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup and its $10,000 bounty left off in early June with Bryan Sebetto becoming the first driver to sweep a weekend of racing since the series inception in 2009. The pair of feature wins brought the Hammer Motorsports #24H total to four and extended Sebetto's points lead to 40 over veteran Dean Jacobs. Since then the team has been on the road with racing every night of the 30th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek, the Kings Royal weekend, and even ventured out West to Knoxville Raceway to turn some valuable laps as the team preps to compete in the Knoxville Nationals in August. Yet, the team led by crew chief Aaron Hammer is still focused on helping Sebetto defend his 2011 title.

Dean Jacobs sits in second place just two points ahead of 2009 F.A.S.T. Champion Craig Mintz in third. The duo both share a pair of feature wins this season, but have found success at opposite speed plants. Dean Jacobs has visited Engine Pro Victory Lane twice at "The Track That Action Built," but has only recorded one podium finish at Attica. Mintz on the other hand leads the track points at Attica thanks to his two wins (3 feature wins overall), but has just one top-five finish at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds Fremont Speedway. Both will look to turn the tide this weekend in hopes of tracking down Sebetto atop of the standings.

Strong performance at Fremont Speedway has the 2010 F.A.S.T. Champion Byron Reed still in the championship hunt in fourth place just 66 points out of the lead. Reed leads the track points at Fremont and will look to shake things up this weekend by getting into Engine Pro Victory Lane for the first time this season. The B&S Racing team will look to carry some momentum from a strong performance at the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland where a flat right rear flattened the hopes of a top-5 finish.

A quiet season so far for Phil Gressman has the Genzeman Racing Enterprises #53 in fifth place just 34-points back of Reed. The team has been a constant fixture inside the top-10 at both race tracks, but just a couple of bad runs at Attica has them yearning for more. Chris Andrews aboard the Burmeister Racing #16 is in 6th place, but will have his hands full holding off Mike Linder, who has been improving over the past month. Brian Smith, Todd Heller and Brad Bowman round out the top-10 in the F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup point standings.

Knocking on the door of the coveted top-10, which will pay out cash at the season ending banquet on Saturday, November 10th, are Daune Zablocki, Brian Lay and current F.A.S.T. Rookie of the Year points leader Stuart Brubaker.

This weekend starts a pivotal stretch of racing for the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title contingent as they race consecutively over the next 3 weekends. A championship can be won or lost with six feature events on the horizon against some of the toughest weekly competitors in the country. One bad night could leave an unfortunate race team thinking "what if" at season's end.

The F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series also returns to action this weekend and, due to an incident last Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, the title hunt takes on a whole new perspective. Caleb Griffith suffered a compound fracture in his right leg as a result of an accident while leading the 305 sprint car feature event. Griffith has had successful surgery to repair his injury, but will be out of competition for quite some time to heal. D.J. Foos enters Friday night with a 45-point lead over Griffith and sits 52-markers ahead of John Ivy in third place. Nate Dussel is nipping on Ivy's tail just one point back in fourth place, while Jamie Miller rounds out the top-5. With just six events left in the $1,500 to win championship it will be time for drivers to "win it or wear in" in hopes of knocking Foos off the top of the hill.

For more information on admission prices, start times and directions to either Northern Ohio track visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.  

Visit www.fastondirt.com to find out more about the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, the drivers, rules, schedule, sponsors, and more.

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.

F.A.S.T. AUTOGRAPH HELMET RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE:

Over 40 national and local sprint car stars have signed the Bell helmet donated by Kistler Racing Products. The helmet has been signed by Rico Abreu, Chris Andrews, Brian Brown, Dale Blaney, Brad Bowman, Cody Darrah, Nate Dussel, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Randy Hannagan, Brad Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, D.J. Foos, Dean Jacobs, Lee Jacobs, Kasey Kahne, Tim Keading, Mark Keegan, Steve Kinser, Mike Linder, Ed Lynch Jr., Paul McMahan, Craig Mintz, Daryn Pittman, Travis Philo, Byron Reed, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Kyle Sauder, Bryan Sebetto, Tim Shaffer, Jason Sides, Brian Smith, Danny Smith, Stevie Smith, Tony Stewart, Brad Sweet, Greg Wilson, Lucas Wolfe, Duane Zablocki and more to come!

Tickets are available at the track or online at www.fastondirt.com. Tickets are $1.00 a piece or six tickets for $5.00. All Internet transactions are made through the secure services of PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. All proceeds from this raffle goes directly into the 2012 points fund.  The drawing will be held Saturday, September 8th at Fremont Speedway on the series' championship night. You do not need to be present to win.
 
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