MAUMEE, OH (5-17-12) by Scott Porter - F.A.S.T. Public Relations
While the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by Engine Pro and KS Sales & Service is in full swing, the 10 race mini-series for the F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series is ready to push off this weekend as drivers compete for the $1,500 top prize and the 2012 Championship trophy. The top ten drivers will get a share of the point fund with the 10th place finisher picking up a $500 check. In conjunction with the Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series, the F.A.S.T. 305 championship hunt starts at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 18th and at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 19th.
The 2010 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title 305 championship was won by Stuart Brubaker who is currently competing in his rookie season behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. Brubaker picked up the crown after a thrilling conclusion which saw seven teams start the final night with a shot at claiming the series inaugural championship.
Over the off-season the F.A.S.T. organization got a little help from a local racing legend to raise enough funds to bring back the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title championship for the tough 305 sprint car division. Thanks to Mark Keegan and the marketing partners of Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Midwest Auto Sales, Commercial Motor Freight and Al Davis Carpet & Laminate the series looks to pay out at least $1,500 to the champion. Cash prizes will be handed out to the top-10 at the season's end award banquet on Saturday, November 10th. Also, both tracks have stepped up to support the F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series and All Pro Heads is donating a set of heads to one lucky competitor.
"We're excited to have the 305 sprints back under the F.A.S.T. banner in 2012," said Bryan Autullo. "It was unfortunate that we were unable to put something together in 2011, but Mark Keegan came to me and wanted to help bring the series back. He was instrumental in making this happen. We're thrilled to have Mark's support as well as the sponsors he has brought into the fold."
The 10 race mini-series features five events at Attica Raceway Park and five events at Fremont Speedway and includes the rescheduled 305 Engine Builders Challenge at Attica on Friday, June 8th. This event features a special format and will pay the feature winner $1,200. Points accumulated over these events will ultimately decide the overall champion. With just 10 races on the schedule, the points race will be fun to watch.
There have been eight 305 sprint car feature events held in Northern Ohio and D.J. Foos has dominated the division from the start en route to collecting 5 trophies to date (four at Attica & one at Fremont). Foos opened up the season with three consecutive wins at Attica Raceway Park before 410 regular Greg Wilson climbed into Junior Felver's #13 ride to snap the streak. Other competitors who have visited Engine Pro Victory Lane include 2011 Attica Raceway Park Track Champion Nate Dussel (Attica) and Caleb Griffith (Fremont).
"We have 22 member drivers signed on to do battle for the Top 10 spots," Autullo continued. "Veterans like Paul Weaver and John Ivy. Weekly contenders like Caleb Griffith, Nate Dussel, and D.J. Foos. Up and comers like Seth Schneider and Ryan Jordan. The surprise entry is Paige Polyak who has been ride-less in 2012, but she will compete in the 10 F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series events. This is going to be a fun series to watch."
For more information on admission prices, start times and directions to either Northern Ohio track visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
More information about the F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series can be found on the official homepage of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title at www.fastondirt.com.
2012 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title 305 Championship Series Schedule
Night 1: Friday, May 18th - Attica Raceway Park
Night 2: Saturday, May 19th - Fremont Speedway
Night 3: Friday, June 8th - Attica Raceway Park (305 Engine Builders Challenge - $1,200 To Win)
Night 4: Saturday, June 9th - Fremont Speedway
Night 5: Friday, July 20th - Attica Raceway Park
Night 6: Saturday, July 21st - Fremont Speedway
Night 7: Friday, August 3rd - Attica Raceway Park
Night 8: Saturday, August 4th - Fremont Speedway
Night 9: Saturday, August 18th - Attica Raceway Park
Night 10: Saturday, September 8th - Fremont Speedway (Rain Date: Sunday, September 9th)
Awards Banquet: Saturday, November 10th - American Legion (Fremont, Ohio)
Tentative Schedules - Races may be added, canceled, or changed.
FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2012 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title 305 Championship Series point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Midwest Auto Sales, Commercial Motor Freight, Al Davis Carpet & Laminate, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.