FAST report - Andrews gets 2nd straight FAST Fremont win, Mintz maintains point lead
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Contact: Rich Farmer
FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews picked his way through traffic perfectly and drove to his second straight All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Saturday, July 7 at Fremont Speedway.
Andrews, who came into the night fourth in the series standings, closed the gap slightly over FAST leader Craig Mintz who finished fifth Saturday.
Andrews' win aboard the Burmeister Racing machine was his 11th career victory at "The Track That Action Built" and was worth $3,000. He also scored the $1,000 victory in the Alex Burkett Memorial Australian Pursuit and another $250 for winning his heat, all thanks to Crown Battery.
"Fremont is so special because it's so difficult. It means a lot to win one race but to win two is spectacular. I can't say enough about my crew, Mikey, Sharon...the old man passed away a couple of years ago but I'm sure he helped us out tonight. This Kistler Engine is one damn good piece and I have to thank Paul Kistler," said Andrews beside his ML Graphics, Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, Dave Story Equipment, Lucas Oil, DKW Transport, Kistler Racing Products backed #16.
"I kind of gauged myself on the good lapped cars...I moved around and gauged myself off DJ Foos. The car was very good tonight, I could maneuver around," Andrews added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
Nate Dussel and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main but a four car tangle that left Todd Heller upside down and involved Ricky Peterson, Tony Beaber and Aaron Middaugh halted the action. Everyone was okay with Middaugh and Peterson rejoining the field.
On the second attempt Brubaker grabbed the lead over Dussel, Andrews and Brock Martin. Brubaker pulled away slightly as Andrews drove into second on lap three just before Dan McCarron tumbled in turn four ending his night though he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews drove to Brubaker's outside to take the lead and quickly pulled away.
Andrews caught the back of the field on lap 10 and picked his way through to maintain the lead over Brubaker, Dussel, Craig Mintz, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. By the half-way point of the race Andrews was in heavy traffic. Brubaker was occupied trying to hold off Dussel while Mintz and Reed went at it heavy for the fourth spot.
Andrews made some daring moves in traffic and with 10 to go had a some what clear track that he used to build his lead to three seconds. He cruised to the win with Brubaker holding off Dussel for second. Reed and Mintz rounded out the top five.
The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be back in action Friday, July 20 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and Saturday, July 21 at Fremont Speedway.
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
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Crown Battery Night
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Indicates starting position - [*]
Qualifying 1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.508; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.615; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.644; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.651; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.655; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.692; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.695; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.772; 9.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.916; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.939; 12.4H-Cap Henry, 12.968; 13.14H-Todd Heller, 12.983; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.989; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.001; 16.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.041; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.068; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.079; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.247; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.871; 21.96AU-Bruce White, 13.889; 22.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.997;
Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh
Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 4. 23-DJ Foos ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber
Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 4H-Cap Henry ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 3. 5-Byron Reed ; 4. 97-Broc Martin ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White
Australian Pursuit (8 Laps) 1. 16-Chris Andrews ; 2. 97-Broc Martin ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 4. 5-Byron Reed ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz ; 6. 23-DJ Foos ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel
A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 16-Chris Andrews ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel ; 4. 5-Byron Reed ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith ; 10. 23-DJ Foos ; 11. 4T-Tracy Hines ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti ; 16. 91x-Aaron Middaugh ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 18. 97-Broc Martin ; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White ; 21. 3T-Tony Beaber ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller
FAST Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +4