FAST 410s and 305s Will Expand in 2016
FREMONT, Ohio (January 30, 2016) – FAST Series officials will take their Ohio-based sprint car series to an entire new level in 2016, introducing a revamped image and an increased schedule that will benefit drivers and fans alike. Formerly known as Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, the newly established “FAST Series” will continue the tradition of promoting highly competitive 410ci and 305ci sprint car competition in northwestern Ohio and the surrounding areas.
The Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by K S Sales & Service boasts a 20-race schedule for the 410 sprint cars in 2016. Like previous seasons, Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, will split the majority of the scheduled events, 18 to be exact, with action set to ignite on Friday evening, April 8, at the Attica oval. As an added twist for FAST Series regulars, the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, and Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, will each also host FAST Series programs in 2016.
FAST Series officials will also introduce three “FAST Series Vs Ohio Sprint Car Series” challenge events in 2016, bringing together all of the top 410 sprint car drivers in Ohio for high dollar paydays. Challenge events will be contested at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and Atomic Speedway, each awarding a $3,000 top prize. In addition, FAST Series competitors will race for an added payday during their travels to Michigan also equaling $3,000.
“We wanted to give our fans something extra special to look forward to in 2016” Butler Speedway promoter Denny Donaldson said, “Rich Farmer of FAST presented us the idea about having his series travel north to Butler Speedway to challenge our Michigan regulars. Everything fell into place and we couldn’t be more excited. This is great way to promote our area and our racers.We are hoping to make this an annual event.”
Adding even more hype to the season, the FAST Series will co-headline major weekends at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in 2016, including the annual Spring Nationals, Attica Ambush and Jim Ford Classic. FAST Series competitors will battle for a $4,000 top prize during the opening night of Attica Raceway Park’s Spring Nationals on Friday, April 8, as well as another $4,000 top prize during the Attica Ambush on Friday, September 2.
Fremont Speedway’s Memorial Day weekend doubleheader will feature FAST Series action on Sunday, May 29, worth $5,000. The opening night of the 2016 Jim Ford Classic at Fremont will also be FAST sanctioned, awarding $5,000 on Friday, September 16.
“We are more than excited to expand the FAST Series and give it a new edge” FAST Series and Fremont Speedway promoter Rich Farmer said, “Growing the series and traveling to new areas is a great notion for this sport. We have a very competitive and talented group of racers. Giving these teams an opportunity to showcase their talents in other areas allows their skill to be shown, and it also allows their sponsors to be exposed to a wider market. This style of schedule is affordable, which allows our weekly racers to be a part of something on a larger scale. I think I speak for all of the promoters involved when I say that we are really excited for 2016.”
The JLH General Contractors FAST “305” Series presented by Engine Pro will showcase a loaded schedule of 14 events for the 305 sprint cars in 2016. In addition to ten visits between Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, the talented field of FAST 305 sprint regulars will visit four surrounding venues in areas of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The 2016 season will officially launch on Friday, April 22, at Attica Raceway Park.
FAST Series competitors will test dirt outside the norm beginning Saturday, July 3, at the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio. 2016 will mark down as the second consecutive year that FAST 305 teams made the trek to Waynesfield, with 30 drivers signed-in last Independence Day. The July 3 program will award a $1,000 top prize, as well as guarantee all non-transfers at least $100.
Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, and Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, will each host FAST 305 competition in 2016. Adding even more heat, FAST 305 sprint teams will also travel north to the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in late August, joining the FAST 410 sprint cars for an ultimate open wheel doubleheader. All travel events will award a $1,000 top prize, as well as $100 toward non-transfers.
“The 305 division in northwestern Ohio is extremely competitive” Rich Farmer explained, “We’ve expanded their schedule to give these teams the same kind of opportunities as the 410 teams. The promoters of Butler Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park are all very excited to have the FAST 305 division at their tracks. I’m sure they will display the same kind of competitiveness that they show at Attica and Fremont on a weekly basis.”
2016 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by K S Sales & Service Schedule:
Night 1: Friday, April 8th Attica Raceway Park ($4,000)
Night 2: Saturday, April 16th Fremont Speedway
Night 3: Friday, April 22nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 4: Saturday, April 23rd Fremont Speedway
Night 5: Friday, April 29th Attica Raceway Park
Night 6: Saturday, April 30th Fremont Speedway
Night 7: Friday, May 13th Attica Raceway Park
Night 8: Saturday, May 14th Fremont Speedway
Night 9: Sunday, May 29th Fremont Speedway ($5,000)
Night 10: Friday, June 10th Attica Raceway Park (OSCS Challenge)
Night 11: Saturday, June 11th Fremont Speedway (OSCS Challenge)
Night 12: Friday, July 22nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 13: Saturday, July 23rd Fremont Speedway
Night 14: Friday, July 29th Attica Raceway Park
Night 15: Saturday, July 30th Fremont Speedway
Night 16: Friday, August 19th Attica Raceway Park
Night 17: Saturday, August 20th Atomic Speedway (OSCS Challenge)
Night 18: Saturday, August 27th Butler Speedway ($3,000)
Night 19: Friday, Sept 2nd Attica Raceway Park ($4,000)
Night 20: Friday Sept 16th Fremont Speedway ($5,000)
2016 JLH General Contractors FAST “305” Series presented by Engine Pro Schedule:
Night 1: Friday, April 22nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 2: Saturday, April 23rd Fremont Speedway
Night 3: Friday, May 13th Attica Raceway Park ($1,000)
Night 4: Saturday, May 14th Fremont Speedway
Night 5: Sunday, May 29th Fremont Speedway ($1,000)
Night 6: Friday, June 10th Attica Raceway Park
Night 7: Sunday, July 3rd Waynesfield Raceway Park ($1,000)
Night 8: Friday, July 15th Limaland Motorsports Park ($1,000)
Night 9: Friday, July 29nd Attica Raceway Park
Night 10: Saturday, July 30th Fremont Speedway
Night 11: Friday, August 19th Attica Raceway Park
Night 12: Saturday, August 20th Mercer Raceway Park ($1,000)
Night 13: Saturday, August 27th Butler Speedway ($1,000)
Night 14: Friday, Sept 16th Fremont Speedway
FAST Series membership forms are now available online at www.fastondirt.com. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products FAST Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 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 2016 FAST Series point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, K S Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, 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, Scott’s Lawn Care, NAPA, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.