FAST Round-up: Brubaker closes FAST 410 point gap with Attica win; Weaver does same in FAST 305 poin
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio - Just three days ago Stuart Brubaker's sprint car was a bare frame. He had backed it into the fence at another race track the previous Saturday and had free-revved his engine so that had to go back to the shop. His crew rolled up their sleeves and got the car and engine back together and the Gibsonburg, Ohio driver drove to his second Callies Performance Products 410 Sprint win of the year on American Powersports presents the Eric Phillips Classic at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 18.
To add to the intrigue, Brubaker tangled with Broc Martin as the pair battled for the lead in lapped traffic with 10 laps to go with Martin taking a nasty tumble. It was Brubaker's 7th career 410 win at Attica and he garnered very valuable points in the chase for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics title. He came into the night third in the FAST standings and finished ahead of Craig Mintz and Cap Henry.
"I feel horrible about what happened. Me and Broc are friends and I get along with his family. He was on the outside and I came down across the bottom and the car drifted up and I didn't see him any more and my right rear hit his left front. Hopefully this week I can give him a call and we can work this out," Brubaker said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
"The guys I have behind me make this happen. They put the time and the effort in last year to build it to what it is this year. I have a lot of little sponsors but they get us here...Dave Story Equipment, JC Tire, Gary Holland Trucking, the Pit Stop stores, Brubaker Auctions, KS Sales & Service, Finish Line Fuels. The first night this year we won on used tires and there were 48 cars here. Also, I can't thank Scott and Josh at Gressman Powersports enough for getting the engine back together so fast," added Brubaker.
Defending JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro champion Fremont's Paul Weaver had to survive a restart with just one lap remaining as light rain fell to score his second division win of the year at Attica and the 45th of his career, earning $1,000 thanks to Gressman Powersports. Weaver came into the night seventh in the FAST standings.
"The wind must have changed because after that first caution you could go into turn one wide open...before you could go in wide open at the other end. The win total is getting up there and it's still pretty hard to believe but as long as it keeps happening I won't complain," said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Miller Rigging, Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.
Ricky Peterson and Jordan Ryan brought the field to green in the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Ryan gaining the advantage over Peterson, Spencer Bayston, Adam Kekich, Brubaker, DJ Foos, Broc Martin and Cole Duncan. Bayston took second on lap three and slowly crept closer to Ryan while Brubaker jumped into third on lap seven.
With nine laps scored Tyler Gunn spun in turn four right in front of the battle for the lead between Ryan and Bayston. Bayston jumped over the cushion and backed into the fence and guard rail, bring out the red. Bayston was able to restart at the tail of the field. When the green came back out both Brubaker and Martin split Ryan with Martin leading lap 10.
Caleb Helms spun in turn two with 10 laps scored and at the other end of the track Travis Philo flipped but walked away unharmed. On the restart Martin pulled away slightly from Brubaker with Ryan trying to hold off Foos with a tremendous battle for fifth involving Kekich, Duncan, Byron Reed, Craig Mintz and Lee Jacobs.
The leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic with 12 laps to go and Brubaker used it to his advantage to take the lead as Martin got hung up on a lapped car. Just after completing lap 20, Martin mounted a charge on Brubaker and the two touched wheels exiting turn two, resulting in Martin taking a tumble for the third red flag of the feature. Martin was a bit shaken up but refused treatment.
On the restart Brubaker led Foos, Ryan, Mintz, Reed, Duncan, Jacobs and Cap Henry. Just as Foos began pressuring Brubaker for the lead, Gunn and Bayston got together in turn four resulting in Bayston flipping hard. Bayston walked away from the crash but this time he was done for the night.
The four lap battle to the finish saw Brubaker brush off numerous challenges from Foos to take the win. Ryan, Mintz and Reed completed the top five at the checkers.
It took three starts to get the 25 lap 305 sprint feature rolling but once it did John Ivy took the lead over Dustin Stroup, Frank Neill, Brandon Moore, Weaver, Kyle Capodice, Kevin Peters and Stuart Williams. Stroup quickly closed on Ivy as the pair encountered heavy lapped traffic with just seven laps scored.
Stroup's bid for a second win at Attica came to an end when he backed his car into the turn four fence on lap nine. On the restart Ivy had his hands full with Weaver. Weaver drove around Ivy on lap 11 to take the lead. A caution with seven laps go to with a light drizzle falling gave Ivy and now Moore a shot at Weaver. Weaver got an excellent restart and pulled away from a tremendous battle for second involving Ivy, Moore and Jamie Miller.
Weaver's lead was wiped out when Bobby Clark spun with one lap remaining. Again Weaver got an excellent restart and drove away to the win over Ivy, Miller, Moore and last week's winner Steve Rando.
About the FAST Championship Series:
The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.
Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 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 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, 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, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont
About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads:
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, based in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP, catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit www.allproheads.com for more information.
About JLH General Contractor:
Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit www.jlhcompany.com for more information
About Ohio Logistics:
Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs. Visit them online at www.OhioLogistics.com
About Engine Pro
Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com
Attica Raceway Park
Friday, May 18, 2018
American Powersports Night
Starting position [*] 410 Sprints -
Qualifying 1.97-Broc Martin, 12.484; 2.11N-Cole Duncan, 12.598; 3.17-Caleb Helms, 12.621; 4.09-Craig Mintz, 12.650; 5.23-DJ Foos, 12.686; 6.5R-Byron Reed, 12.742; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.771; 8.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.866; 9.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.918; 10.57-Gary Taylor, 12.921; 11.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.933; 12.39-Spencer Bayston, 12.938; 13.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.942; 14.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.986; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.998; 16.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.030; 17.5T-Travis Philo, 13.092; 18.23B-Chase Baker, 13.148; 19.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.164; 20.27B-Boston Mead, 13.194; 21.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.250; 22.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.262; 23.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.333; 24.4-Cap Henry, 13.456; 25.21-Brinton Marvel, 13.541; 26.45L-Brian Lay, 13.572; 27.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.583; 28.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.727; 29.21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.285; 30.16-Chris Andrews, 99.990;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo ; 4. 4-Cap Henry ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5R-Byron Reed ; 2. 23-DJ Foos ; 3. 11N-Cole Duncan ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms ; 6. 27B-Boston Mead ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 2. 57-Gary Taylor ; 3. 97-Broc Martin ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel
Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 5. 23B-Chase Baker ; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews
B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 17-Caleb Helms ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael ; 6. 27B-Boston Mead ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle ; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel ; 9. 23B-Chase Baker ; 10. 21N-Frankie Nervo ; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 12. 5M-Max Stambaugh ; 13. 16-Chris Andrews ; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs
A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 2. 23-DJ Foos ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed ; 6. 11N-Cole Duncan ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 8. 4-Cap Henry ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 11. 17-Caleb Helms ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 17. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 18. 57-Gary Taylor ; 19. 97-Broc Martin ; 20. 5T-Travis Philo
Hard Charger: 09-Craig Mintz +9
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy ; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup ; 3. 46-Stuart Williams ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius ; 7. 83-Shane Call ; 8. 25R-Matt Russell ; 9. 90-Tommy Nichols
Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr. ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler ; 8. 09-Justin Adams ; 9. 5E-Mike Ebersbach
Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Kyle Peters ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller ; 3. 88N-Frank Neill ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall ; 6. Z10-Kevin Mingus ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider
B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 8-Bobby Clark ; 2. 47-Matt Lucius ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider ; 6. 09-Justin Adams ; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus ; 8. 83-Shane Call ; 9. 25R-Matt Russell ; 10. 90-Tommy Nichols ; 11. 5E-Mike Ebersbach
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 2. 77I-John Ivy ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street ; 9. 88N-Frank Neill ; 10. 46-Stuart Williams ; 11. 21-Dustin Stroup ; 12. 9R-Dustin Rall ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 14. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr. ; 15. 47-Matt Lucius ; 16. 13-Jeremy Duposki ; 17. 36-Seth Schneider ; 18. 8-Bobby Clark ; 19. 2F-Matt Foos ; 20. 25-Jason Keckler
Hard Charger: 26-Jamie Miller +8