FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
Contact: Rich Farmer
FREMONT, Ohio - The 10th season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics and the eighth season of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will wrap up during the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway, Friday and Saturday, Sept.14 and 15.
The FAST 410 series will crown its $10,000 champion Friday while the FAST 305 series will crown its champion Saturday. The FAST 410 teams will battle for $3,000 to win Friday with an increased total purse. Fremont will have a $10,000 to win A-main Saturday with a purse paying $500 just to start the A-main.
And while Friday night is not a FAST 305 point night, the teams will compete for $1,000 to win the A-main.
"We've had some very exciting FAST events in 2018 with more money paid out to the teams. That has always been the goal of the FAST series, to put money back in the hands of the loyal teams and to showcase the great talent we have in this region," said Rich Farmer, FAST President.
"I want to thank all the great marketing partners who make the FAST series possible. We could not have grown and accomplished what we have without their support and the support of the race teams," Farmer added.
Going into the weekend Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz, who recently earned his third 410 sprint car championship at Fremont Speedway, holds a commanding 109 point lead thanks to opening the year at "The Track That Action Built" with four consecutive wins. Mintz earned FAST titles in 2009 and 2013 and essentially just needs to take a green flag in competition Friday to wrap up the series championship. Byron Reed is the only other driver with more series titles having taken championships in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Republic, Ohio's Cap Henry has been the hottest driver in Ohio the past month and sits second in the FAST standings. Henry also has four series wins in 2018 - June 1 at Attica Raceway Park; Aug. 4 at Fremont Speedway; Aug. 11 at Mansfield Motorsports Park; and Aug. 18 at Sharon Speedway.
Gibsonburg, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker is third in the FAST 410 series standings with a FAST win on May 18 at Attica Raceway Park where he earned his first ever 410 sprint track championship in 2018. Brubaker won the first FAST 305 title in 2010.
Sandusky, Ohio's Chris Andrews is fourth in the series standings with back-to-back FAST wins at Fremont on June 30 and July 7.
Napoleon, Ohio's Tyler Gunn rounds out the top five in FAST 410 points. 2017 FAST champion D.J. Foos, who also earned the 2012 FAST 305 title, sits sixth going into the final series race with Nevada, Ohio's Jess Stiger in seventh. Fremont, Ohio's Kelsey Ivy will be the 2018 FAST 410 Rookie of the Year and is eighth in series points.
Rounding out the top 10 are Tiffin, Ohio's Duane Zablocki and Plano, Texas driver TJ Michael. Reed is 11th in the FAST points with a series win May 4 at Attica Raceway Park. Wooster, Ohio's Broc Martin is 12th in FAST points and has a series win at Attica on June 29.
Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller - arguably the hottest 305 sprint car driver in the country in 2018 with 10 total wins - will unseat Paul Weaver as the champion of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. Miller has a commanding 127 point lead with six series wins in 2018 - June 15 at Limaland Motorsports Park; June 16 at Fremont; June 29 at Fremont; June 30 at Attica, July 28 at Fremont; and Aug. 3 at Limaland.
Ivy, who was recently crowned the 2018 Fremont Speedway champion, scored a series win at Waynesfield Motorsports Park. Fredericktown, Ohio's Tyler Street sits third in the FAST standings, having earned his first ever sprint car win with the series at Mansfield Motorsport Park on Aug. 11.
Mansfield, Ohio's Kyle Peters has had a break-out season, scoring many top five finishes and nearly getting his first sprint car win at Limaland only to be passed on the last lap by Miller. He is fourth in the FAST standings, only 23 points behind Street. Clyde, Ohio's Brandon Moore rounds out the top five, only 27 points away from third in the standings.
Fremont, Ohio's Seth Schneider, who finished second in Fremont Speedway's track points, is sixth in the FAST standings, with 2015 FAST champion Bobby Clark seventh after having scored series win May 5 at Fremont. Sandusky, Ohio's Kyle Capodice, who finished second in the Attica track points, is eighth with Tiffin, Ohio's Matt Lucius sitting ninth. Paul Weaver, who wrapped up his third straight Attica title a few weeks ago, rounds out the top 10 in FAST points with series wins May 18 and July 27 at Attica.
Gates open both days at Fremont Speedway at 4 p.m. with racing slated for 7 p.m.
For more information on Fremont Speedway and the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic go to www.fremontohspeedway.com
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 – www.allproheads.com
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters 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’t on All Pro.
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 Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com
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.
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 produces 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 distributor at enginepro.com
All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Points
1. Craig Mintz, 2816 pts.
2. Cap Henry - 109 pts.
3. Stuart Brubaker – 119 pts.
4. Chris Andrews – 192 pts.
5. Tyler Gunn – 236 pts.
6. DJ Foos – 324 pts.
7. Jess Stiger – 473 pts.
8. Kelsey Ivy – 590 pts.
9. Duane Zablocki – 623 pts.
10. TJ Michael – 806 pts.
FAST 410 winners 2018
April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz
May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed
May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)
May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker
May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)
June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry
June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)
June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin
June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews
July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley
July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)
July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo
Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)
Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Cap Henry (3)
Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway, Cap Henry (4)
JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro Points
1. Jamie Miller, 3004 pts.
2. John Ivy – 127 pts.
3. Tyler Street – 208 pts.
4. Kyle Peters – 231 pts.
5. Brandon Moore – 235 pts.
6. Seth Schneider– 314 pts.
7. Bobby Clark – 352 pts.
8. Kyle Capodice – 418 pts.
9. Matt Lucius – 667 pts.
10. Paul Weaver - 1463 pts.
FAST 305 winners in 2018
May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup
May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark
May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver
May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando
June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller
June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)
June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)
June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)
July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy
July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)
July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke
July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)
July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)
Aug. 3, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller (6)
Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Tyler Street