FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 14, 2018
LIMA, Ohio – The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro has always had a nice mixture of young up-and-coming drivers and veteran talent. It was the veterans who showed they still can pilot a sprint car Friday, July 13 at Limaland Motorsports Park. Elmore, Ohio’s Alvin "The Ripper" Roepke, a former 410 track champion at Attica Raceway Park and winner of the Brad Doty Classic, held off veteran John Ivy to take the A-main win in the second appearance of the FAST series in 2018 at the quarter-mile bullring.
To add to the “cool factor” - while most teams utilize enclosed trailers in today’s sprint car world, Roepke still tows his NAPA Auto Parts backed machine on an open trailer behind his van.
Roepke and Sandusky, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith led the field to green for the 25-lap FAST feature with Roepke gaining the advantage. The only caution of the event came on lap three for Kevin Mingus who spun in turn two. When the green reappeared Roepke continued to lead but as the laps wound down, Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy – a FAST winner last week at Waynesfield Raceway Park – closed. Roepke held his familiar bottom line and held off Ivy’s challenge for his first win of 2018. Ivy settled for second with Jamie Miller, who has six total wins in 2018 including the early season FAST event at Limaland, rounding out the podium. Fremont, Ohio’s Seth Schneider and Ashland, Ohio’s Tyler Street completed the top five.
With his third place finish Miller will maintain his spot atop the FAST point standings over Ivy and Moore as the series heads to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 20 for a $1,000-to-win affair thanks to Griff’s Engines.
The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics gets back to action with a double-header weekend Friday, July 20 at Attica Raceway Park 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 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to 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 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. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.
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.
Limaland Motorsports Park
July 13, 2018
JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro
Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Bobby Clark; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 36-Seth Schnieder; 6. 14-Luke Daughtery; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus
Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice; 7. 47-Matt Lucius
A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 99-Alvin Roepke; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 36-Seth Schnieder; 5. 4*-Tyler Street; 6. 97-Kyle Peters; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith; 8. 8-Bobby Clark; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice; 11. 47-Matt Lucius; 12. 19R-Steve Rando; 13. Z10-Kevin Mingus; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery
Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +5