Midweek FAST Action Update: Defending Champ Earns FAST Win at Fremont, John Ivy Scores FAST 305 Seri
FREMONT, Ohio (April 27, 2106) - Unfortunately, Mother Nature’s early season
percentage is impressive, washing away a second round of FAST 410 Series competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 22. Despite the weather’s negative effect on the first half of the weekend, northwest Ohio’s finest open wheel racers returned to the dirt on Saturday evening, April 23, at Fremont Speedway, participating in another round of the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service campaign. When the dust settled at the “Track That Action Built,” a familiar face was celebrated in victory lane, inching himself one step closer toward another $10,000 FAST 410 Series championship.
Byron Reed, the 2016 “triple-crown” champion in northwest Ohio after earning Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and FAST 410 Series titles, earned the FAST 410 Series victory on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway, taking command of the 30-lapper with ten circuits remaining, eventually holding off an eighth row starting Craig Mintz and pole sitter Chris Andrews at the checkers. Reed now has two consecutive podium finishes during FAST 410 Series competition in 2016, adding his recent victory to a second place performance on opening night. Officially, Byron Reed is the current Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service point leader, just ahead of Craig Mintz and Broc Martin.
“Congratulations to Byron Reed and his crew on the victory,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series promoter. “Reed is one of the best to ever race in this area and his accolades certainly prove that. You can never count out that black No. 5.”
For the first time in 2016, the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro made an appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, April 23, officially launching their 2016 campaign. Attica Raceway Park was intended to be the starting point on April 22, but like the FAST 410 Series, it was washed away by Mother Nature.
John Ivy, who started fourth on the main event grid, earned the first FAST 305 Series victory of 2016 on Saturday night at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, racing ahead of Dustin Stroup and Seth Schneider. Ivy, a local favorite who calls Fremont home, will use his victory to catapult to the top of the current FAST 305 Series standings. The 2016 series title is worth $2,500.
“I’m happy for John Ivy and his team,” explained Rich Farmer. “The 305 class in this area is very competitive. The talent is deep and the car counts have been stellar. Ivy is a true veteran and I’m sure this won’t be his last visit to Fremont Speedway victory lane.”
Up next on the schedule is another pair of Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service events on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Attica Raceway Park will attempt to host their first FAST sanctioned event of 2016 on Friday evening, followed by a third appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro schedule will not resume until Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, with another doubleheader in northwest Ohio. Teams will visit Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, followed by a second appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday.
“I just want to take the time to thank all of our partners in 2016,” said Farmer. “The level of support we have this season is remarkable. Our goal from the start has been to build up the FAST tradition and turn it into one of the most competitive local series in the country. The help from our dedicated supporters allows that to happen.”
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: RAIN Round 4 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed 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: RAIN Round 2 April 23rd - Fremont Speedway: John Ivy 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