Midweek FAST Action Update: FAST Competitors Prep for Michigan Invasion,
Reed, Roepke, Foos All Victorious During Recent FAST Weekend
FAST Series Press:
FREMONT, Ohio (August 24, 2016) - Since wrapping up a full weekend of FAST Series competition in Ohio and Pennsylvania, complete with a first ever Mercer Raceway Park appearance on the western edge of the Keystone State, the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will now set their focus toward competition in the state of Michigan, ready to invade the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway near Quincy for a first ever appearance on Saturday, August 27.
The FAST 410 Series portion of the Michigan invasion will award $3,000 to the main event winner. The FAST 305 Series portion will award $1,000, with all non-transfer cars in both divisions receiving $100.
“We are excited to travel north and show Michigan fans what we have in northwestern Ohio,” Rich Farmer explained, FAST Series promoter. “We’ve been planning these travel dates for a long time. I think the teams enjoy traveling and racing outside of the normal Attica/Fremont circle. We lost our Atomic “Civil War” race last weekend to rain, but we’ll make up for it this Saturday when we head to Butler. I can’t thank Butler officials enough for working with us to make this happen. I hope to extend the relationship and expand a little further in 2017.”
The Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service will enter the Michigan road trip with a recent start at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, August 19. Byron Reed, the defending series champion and current FAST 410 Series point leader, was the victor, holding back Broc Martin and Travis Philo at the finish. For Reed, the FAST victory was his fifth of the season and his second consecutive at Attica Raceway Park.
FAST 410 Series action scheduled at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, for Saturday, August 20, was canceled due to wet weather. The “Civil War” challenge event will not be rescheduled.
Stars and cars of the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro spent a full weekend on the road with competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 19, followed by a first ever visit to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, August 20. Two different winners were crowned during the weekend doubleheader, each being first time FAST winners in 2016.
Matt Foos earned his first FAST 305 Series victory of the 2016 season on Friday night at the Attica highbanks, leading Nate Dussel and Dan McCarron to the final checkers. Foos also earned a victory during his respective heat race, setting up a clean sweep on the evening.
Ohio veteran Alvin Roepke took home top honors during action at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, bringing home $1,000 for his efforts, as well as bragging rights as the first FAST winner in Pennsylvania. In competitive fashion, FAST regulars swept the podium with Roepke leading Dan McCarron and current FAST 305
Series point leader Paul Weaver to the flagstand.
“I want to thank all of the FAST teams that made the tow to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday,” Farmer stated. “We had a great showing with a podium sweep. That says a lot about our series and our level of competitiveness. I want to thank Mercer Raceway Park for their cooperation. Hopefully we can do the same thing next year and have their regulars meet us in Fremont.”
Once competition at Butler Speedway is complete on Saturday, August 27, a total of three FAST Series events will remain on the 2016 schedule; two during FAST 410 Series competition and one during FAST 305 Series competition. FAST 410 competitors will visit Attica Raceway Park on September 2 for a $5,000 possibility, followed by the 2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service finale on September 16 at Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro finale will also be on September 16.
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: RAIN
Round 6 April 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 7 May 13th - Attica Raceway Park: Chris Andrews
Round 8 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 9 May 28th - Fremont Speedway: Byron Reed
Round 10 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 11 June 11th - Fremont Speedway: Craig Mintz
Round 12 July 22nd - Attica Raceway Park: Craig Mintz
Round 13 July 23rd - Fremont Speedway: Canceled / Heat
Round 14 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 15 July 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 16 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park: Byron Reed
Round 17 August 20th - Atomic Speedway: RAIN
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: Bobby Clark
Round 4 May 14th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 5 May 29th - Fremont Speedway: Paul Weaver
Round 6 June 10th - Attica Raceway Park: Bobby Clark
Round 7 July 3rd - Waynesfield Raceway Park: Paul Weaver
Round 8 July 15th - Limaland Motorsports Park: Paul Weaver
Round 9 July 29th - Attica Raceway Park: Jamie Miller
Round 10 July 30th - Fremont Speedway: RAIN
Round 11 August 19th - Attica Raceway Park: Matt Foos
Round 12 August 20th - Mercer Raceway Park: Alvin Roepke
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