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Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Contact: Rich Farmer
FREMONT, Ohio - Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz wrapped up his third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics championship by simply taking the green flag at Fremont Speedway Friday, Sept. 14.
Mintz, who the week prior took his third Fremont Speedway track title, tangled with another car early while battling for fourth but still came back from the tail to finish 12th in the A-main and earn the $10,000 FAST championship.
"I just drive the race car, these guys behind me make it happen. The RPM Chassis, Elite Wings, Kistler Engines...you put those three together and it's a pretty good deal," said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads, Real Geese Decoys, Design Graphics Group, KS Sales & Service, Anjulina's Banquet and Catering, Linder's Speed Equipment backed machine.
But, it was "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, who took the 30-lap $3,000 feature win, his fourth career win at Fremont Speedway.
A crowd favorite, Haudenschild, a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, had to hold off last year's opening night Jim Ford Classic winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from 16th starting spot. An fuel stop with four laps to go put Shaffer right on Haudenschild's rear bumper but the 60-year-old veteran hit his marks perfectly to take home the win at "The Track That Action Built" on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.
"I can't remember when the last time I won at Fremont. We won an All Star show this year and now this and it helps a ton. I saw the 49 started about last and was second so I knew he was on it. When things are working good like this it's still fun. I have to thank all my sponsors; if it wasn't for them we couldn't do this deal," Haudenschild said beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking, Triple X Race Company, Performance Foot and Ankle backed #3.
Haudenschild and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chance Morton, making his winged sprint car debut, spun. On the second attempt at a start Brubaker grabbed the lead over Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Mintz, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo and Dan McCarron.
With three laps scored Nate Dussel spun with the restart order Brubaker, Haudenschild, Jacobs, Mintz, Kofoid, Philo. Disaster struck on lap six for Brubaker who stopped on the speedway, handing the lead to Haudenschild. With seven laps scored DJ Foos took a wild flip in turn three and was uninjured while Mintz and Philo tangled battling for fourth with Mintz coming to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild pulled away from Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo and Cap Henry.
By lap 10 the car on the move was Shaffer who had moved from 16th to sixth. Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Jacobs to close with Kofoid, Shaffer and Henry in tow. Shaffer took third at the half way point and with eight laps to go leader Haudenschild was struggling with lapped traffic allowing Jacobs to close once again.
Morton spun with seven laps to go, giving Haudenschild a clear track. On the restart Shaffer took second from Jacobs and closed quickly on Haudenschild. Once Haudenschild got his rhythm he pulled away from Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Henry and Philo giving chase.
With just four laps to go Dussel brought out the caution, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Haudenschild had to deal with Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo, Cole Duncan and McCarron staying close. Haudenschild had one brief scare as he got over the cushion in turn two with two laps to go, but gathered it back in and drove to the win over Shaffer, Jacobs, Kofoid and Henry rounding out the top five.
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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All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Points
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)
Sept. 14, Fremont Speedway, Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Cylinder Heads
Jim Ford Classic Night
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
[*] designates starting position
410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace
1.39-Chance Morton, 12.204; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.204; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.215; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.218; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 12.233; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.246; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.268; 8.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.282; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.284; 10.23-DJ Foos, 12.293; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.372; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.451; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.472; 14.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.486; 15.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.490; 16.4H-Cap Henry, 12.545; 17.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.557; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.566; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.589; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.613; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.631; 22.7-Zane Devault, 12.632; 23.16-Chris Andrews, 12.637; 24.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.669; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.709; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.714; 27.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.791; 28.2+-Brian Smith, 12.792; 29.45-Trevor Baker, 12.813; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 12.819; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.889; 32.08-Dan Kuriger, 13.174; 33.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.435; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.317;
Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson
Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 23-DJ Foos ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti ; 3. 39-Chance Morton ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus ; 6. 97-Broc Martin ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 8. 33-Brent Matus ; 9. 7-Zane Devault
Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews ; 5. 5-Byron Reed ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser
Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger
B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 2. 5-Byron Reed ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker
B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus ; 3. 97-Broc Martin ; 4. 16X-Ryan Ruhl ; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy ; 7. 7-Zane Devault ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith ; 9. 33-Brent Matus
A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid ; 5. 4H-Cap Henry ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews ; 11. 5-Byron Reed ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus ; 14. 1-Nate Dussel ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 16. 7V-Shawn Valenti ; 17. 39-Chance Morton ; 18. 23-DJ Foos ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker
FAST Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +8