Midweek FAST Action Update: Macedo Wins 410 Round 1, 305 Season Begins Friday at Attica;
Points will be tallied following upcoming weekend doubleheader
FAST Series Press
FREMONT, Ohio (April 20, 2016) - After waiting longer than expected due to Mother Nature’s unwillingness to cooperate, the eighth year of FAST Series action finally commenced, launching a new season of competitive 410 and 305 sprint car competition in northwest Ohio and the surrounding areas.
It was California native Carson Macedo who found victory lane during the first night of Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service competition on Saturday night, April 16, at Fremont Speedway. The 19-year-old, who piloted the Mintz Motorsports, Real Geese Decoys, No. 09X to victory lane at “The Track That Action Built,” started sixth on the main event grid and worked forward the entire 30-lap distance, all before driving under defending FAST 410 Series champion Byron Reed on the final circuit to score his place in victory lane.
There were 25 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service sprint cars entered for action on Saturday night at Fremont. Paige Polyak set fast time during qualifying time trials, with Brian Smith, Jody Keegan and Jordan Ryan each earning heat race victories. The FAST 410 Series win was the first of Macedo’s career, followed at the final checkers by Byron Reed, Broc Martin, Craig Mintz and Jody Keegan.
FAST 410 Series competition will continue on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, with back-to-back rounds at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Attica Raceway Park was originally scheduled to host the 2016 FAST 410 Series opener, but lost to Mother Nature. The home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” will try again this Friday evening.
“If opening night is any indication, 2016 is going to be an incredible season,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “We had 25 of the most talented teams in the area join us at Fremont, with a large number planning to be full-time FAST competitors. Congratulations to Carson Macedo. It was a great race with an even better finish, which left the fans hungry for more. We’ll see how next weekend unfolds.”
Also on tap during the upcoming weekend will be the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro, participating in back-to-back rounds this Friday and Saturday, April 22-23. The top 305 sprint car pilots in northwest Ohio, and the surrounding areas, will jump start their 2016 FAST championship season on Friday night, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a visit to Fremont Speedway. The opening weekend doubleheader will launch a 14-race schedule in 2016, all accumulating points toward the $2,500 FAST 305 Series title.
FAST 410 Series points and FAST 305 Series points will be updated after the upcoming doubleheader. Memberships are still available and will be open until Saturday, April 23, at Fremont Speedway. Once FAST Series memberships are closed, the championship point standings will be released.
“We wanted to give teams an opportunity to sign up late, just in case they were riding the fence about making a decision to join or not,” explained Rich Farmer. “Sometimes it takes teams a few weeks to figure out what they want to do or what kind of a schedule they want to commit to. I’m confident that 2016 will be one of the most competitive years to date. It will be exciting to watch the championship unfold during the next several months.”
Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service
Round 1 April 8th - Attica Raceway Park - RAIN
Round 2 April 16th- Fremont Speedway - Carson Macedo
Round 3 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 5 April 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway
Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway
Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway
Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 14July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway
Round 18 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 19 September 2nd - Attica Raceway Park
Round 20 September 16th - Fremont Speedway
JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro
Round 1 April 22nd - Attica Raceway Park:
Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway
Round 3 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park
Round 13 August 27th - Butler Speedway
Round 14 September 16th - Fremont Speedway
FAST Series Information:
FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2016 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.
FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2016 FAST Series point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts , All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels