Defending F.A.S.T. Champion Byron Reed Reclaims His Spot on Top of the Hill
Wednesday, 11 May 2011


ImageBy Scott Porter - FAST Public Relations

(Maumee, OH) The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by Engine Pro & PAC Valve Springs raced through it's second weekend of competition with Danny Smith (Attica) and Bryan Sebetto (Fremont) picking up the checkered flags.

With top-5 finishes in the first three events (5th, 3rd & 4th), the consistency of Monclova, Ohio's Byron Reed has propelled him back to the top of the F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup Point Standings. The team rolled out its first J&J Chassis and things seem to have clicked for the B&S Racing team after flipping during the All Star feature at Attica Raceway Park while leading prior to the start of the F.A.S.T. season. Yet to find Engine Pro Victory Lane in his Pro Shocks, Black Swamp Media Group backed #5R, the ground work for another stellar season is in the making for the veteran of Northern Ohio.

Whether it's Bryan Sebetto or his alter-ego "Bolt Speedman" behind the wheel of the Productive Tools & Equipment, Inc., R&R Auto Wrecking backed #16, the Fremont, Ohio native has shown he'll be a 'mega horse' in the running for the F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup. Sebetto capped off a weekend of back-to-back top-5 finishes with a stop in Engine Pro Victory Lane at Fremont Speedway launching him into 2nd place in the point standings, just 2-points behind Reed. Three top-10 finishes to date has the Burmeister Racing entry in position for a championship run that will surely have the fans on the edge of their seats as "Flipper" rides high, wide and handsome on the top side of the two 1/3-mile clay ovals.

Wooster, Ohio's Dean Jacobs picked up yet another KSE Steering Hard Charger Award as he charged from the last row at Attica Raceway Park to finish in 9th place. Jacobs was able to back that up with a 2nd place run at Fremont Speedway on Saturday. The Northwest Ohio Towing & Recovery, NAPA Truck Center backed #97 has been one of the most impressive teams so far and looks to continue their hot streak and climb up the ladder in the points. Also, Jacobs currently leads the points in the running for the Fremont Speedway track championship (410 & 305 divisions).

Hot Shot Engine Heater F.A.S.T. Rookie of the Year contender Brad Haudenschild continued his impressive start to his rookie season aboard a 410 sprint car by posting an 11th place finish at Attica and a 5th place finish at Fremont. "B-Haud" sits in 4th place and just 17-points out of first.

Back behind the wheel of his own Martin Excavating & Trucking backed #11X, Brandon Martin posted notable top-5 finishes (4th at Fremont, 3rd at Attica) at both Northern Ohio tracks over the weekend securing himself a 6th place spot in the points.

Sitting in 7th place in the standings is "The Ohio Gas Man" Phil Gressman after posting his first top-10 finish of the season (6th at Fremont) aboard the Ludwig Propane, Kear's Speed Shop sponsored Genzman Racing Enterprises #53. Gressman has made all three F.A.S.T. features, but hopes to turn the page on a rocky start to the season.

Engine woes at Attica had Craig Mintz pulling out of the Attica pits a bit too early for his liking. Back on the hammer at Fremont the Gibsonburg, Ohio native posted quick time in qualifying, but found himself on the pole of the B-Main. The 2009 F.A.S.T. Champion ran away to claim his rightful position in the evening's feature where he would ride out a 7th place finish aboard his Ti22 Peformance, Real Geese Company back # 09. The up and down weekend for Mintz has him in 8th place in the points.

In 9th place is 16-year old Kory Crabtree.  Kory is a bit of a novice to the Northern Ohio sprint car scene, but the West Jefferson, Ohio native is starting his 3rd full year of experience aboard a 410 sprint car. Kory has collected a heat race win and has transferred into in every F.A.S.T. feature after two weeks.

"The Ohio Traveller" Rick Ferkel hand picked Chris Andrews to pilot his famous #0 Zeis Development Ltd., Shorty's Truck Repair sprinter during the off-season. The duo contiinues to gel during the start of the racing season and finds themselves rounding out the top-10 in F.A.S.T. points and are 97-points out of the lead. Andrews has improved each night out this season and raced to a 10th place run at Fremont on Saturday.

Knocking on the door of the top-10 in F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup point standings are Mike Linder, Todd Heller, Brad Bowman, and Andrew Palker.

The Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series is off this weekend as Ohio's sprint car attention turns to the famous Eldora Speedway for the annual spring visit of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The F.A.S.T. Championship Series pushes back off over the May 13th (Attica) & 14th (Fremont) weekend.

For more information on admission prices and directions to either Northern Ohio track visit or for more information.

Visit the official site of the Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series presented by Engine Pro & PAC Valve Springs at to find out more about the drivers, the schedule, the points, the sponsors and much more.
FAST on Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2011 FAST Championship Series point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, Engine Pro, PAC Valve Springs, KS Sales & Service, Engler Machine & Tool, Black Swamp Media Group, Kinsler Injections, SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Design Graphics Group, Kear's Speed Shop, Tailgators Bar & Grill,,, Computer Man Inc., Level Performance, R&R Auto Wrecking, J&F Construction & Development Inc, NWOQMRA, Young's RV, Hot Shot Engine Heaters, OC Shocks, FSR Radiator, Real Geese, GL Heller Company, High Vista Videos, Gressman Powersports, Action Photos, Hoserville Ohio,  October Hills Farms, Attica Raceway Park, and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

Pro Shocks, R2C Filters, Wings Unlimited, Outerwears, Kinsler Fuel Injection, DMI Race Components, Ti22 Performance, Rocket Headers, AllPro Heads, Hepfner Racing Products, KSE Steering, Kinser Filters, J&J Auto Racing, Weld Wheels, King Racing Products, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Wheels, OC Shocks, Rod End Supply, Linders Speed Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, VRP Shocks, Hinchman Indy Uniforms, Zemco Headers, Triple X Race Components, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hilton Garden Inn, Fat Fish Blue/Toledo Funny Bone, Ghostly Manor, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, African Safari & Monsoon Lagoon

Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 May 2011 )