Kistler Brand Returns as F.A.S.T. Series Title Sponsor for Third Consecutive
MAUMEE, OH (1-7-2011) by
Scott Porter - F.A.S.T. Public Relations
The Fremont/Attica Sprint
Title (F.A.S.T.) is pleased to announce that Paul Kistler, owner of Kistler
Engines and Kistler Racing Products, has agreed to return as the F.A.S.T.
Series title sponsor for the 2011 racing season. This marks the third consecutive
year for the F.A.S.T. Series to carry the Kistler brand. More details on
the partnership will be released prior to the start of the 2011 season.
The F.A.S.T. Championship Series continues to grow, but stays true to its
vision of helping out the local drivers and teams that compete weekly in
the sprint car divisions at Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park in
Northern Ohio. The chase for the 2011 Kistler Cup is set to begin in late
April for the 410 sprint cars and in May for the F.A.S.T. 305 Championship
“With the success that Kistler
Engines has had over the years, and in 2010 powering Tim Shaffer to the
50th Annual Knoxville Nationals win and helping Byron Reed drive off with
the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, it is an honor to have an icon in 410
sprint car racing backing our series again in 2011," said F.A.S.T. organizer
Bryan Autullo. "We started this championship series with a vision in mind
to help maintain - and grow - this sport in Northern Ohio. Paul Kistler
shared our vision and has backed us from the very beginning. We’re
proud to carry the Kistler brand into our third season of F.A.S.T. competition."
In its first two years of
existence the F.A.S.T. Championship Series has handed out nearly $50,000
in cash and contingency prizes to more than 30 local sprint car teams with
expanding to include the ultra-competitive 305 sprint car division in 2010.
Craig Mintz was the winner of the Kistler Cup trophy in 2009 and Byron
Reed claimed the 2010 F.A.S.T. Kistler Cup crown. Stuart Brubaker
clinched the inaugural F.A.S.T. 305 trophy in 2010 by just one point over
DJ Foos in an epic battle that saw the top seven 305 drivers finish within
16 points of the championship title.
The F.A.S.T. Series is assembling
the 2011 schedule in conjunction with track promoters John Bores and Rich
Farmer. 2011 will feature a slimmed down schedule for the 410 sprint
car division in order to attract a wider range of drivers who will be able
to compete for the title. At this time the series is planning between
16 and 18 points race dates as compared to 22 dates the past two years.
"The support we have gotten
from John Bores & Rex LeJeune of Attica Raceway Park and Rich Farmer
at Fremont Speedway has been instrumental in what F.A.S.T. has become,"
commented Scott Porter of the F.A.S.T. organization. "Obviously without
the backing of these two great tracks we could not do the things we are
doing. Both promoters are working with us on some ways to help increase
the exposure of the F.A.S.T. events to attract more drivers and fans in
Look for the F.A.S.T. display
at the upcoming Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products 3rd Annual Open
House on January 8th, as well as, the upcoming mall shows and swap meets.
Purchase your own copies of the 2010 F.A.S.T. Season-In-Review DVDs or
talk with Bryan, Chris and Scott about the series plans for the upcoming
About Our Title Sponsor:
Kistler Engines builds lightweight,
high performance racing engines and quality is their commitment. They pride
themselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive
engines for Sprint 410's as well as Late Models, 360's, Midgets and 305's.
Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, the highest standard quality
parts, and constant research and development, Kistler Engines is setting
the standard in the highly competitive field of dirt track racing today.
Customers powered by Kistler Engines have consistently set F.A.S.T. times
and track records, and have won with the World of Outlaws, All Stars, and
numerous feature events including the Knoxville Nationals. Kistler Engines
has also earned a reputation for service among professional race teams
with quick turnaround time on rebuilds in most cases. In addition to complete
engine building and machining services, Kistler Engines also stocks a wide
variety of "hard core" engine parts. With a vision of adding a complete
sprint car parts store, Kistler hired key staff members to be able to offer
the same type of service at Kistler Racing Products as he has with his
engine business. Brian Kemenah and Dave Deyo take care of the day-to-day
operations of KRP. Kemenah is a Knoxville Nationals Winning Crew Chief
and is a major asset to Kistler Racing Products as customers are able to
ask technical questions and receive race proven answers.
You can also visit Kistler
racing Products at their parts truck every weekend in the pits at Attica
To learn more about the Fremont/Attica
Sprint Title visit our official site at www.F.A.S.T.ondirt.com.
KISTLER OPENING ITS DOORS
TO SPRINT CAR COMMUNITY:
Paul Kistler, the winning
engine builder of the 50th Annual Knoxville Nationals, and his employees
will open the doors to the Kistler Engines & Kistler Racing Products
complex to the local and national sprint car scene for the 3rd Annual Kistler
Racing Open House event on Saturday, January 8th. This event runs from
9 am to 5 pm at their shop at 1263 North County Road 232 in Erlin, Ohio,
which is just a short drive from Fremont. BreakF.A.S.T., lunch and other
refreshments will be served throughout the day. The event features guest
speakers (Keith Berner of Accu-Force Shock & Torsion Bar Dynos and
Greg Murchison from Kinsler Fuel Injections), door prizes, raffles and
The highlight of the afternoon
will be the annual raffle drawing, which features many of the products
offered off the shelves at Kistler Racing Products. The grand prize for
this year’s raffle is a bare J&J Auto Racing sprint car chassis. Jack
Elam of J&J Auto Racing has been manufacturing race cars for nearly
40 years. Other prizes that will be raffled off include a complete direct
mount front-end assembly, a set of Top Flight Wings, a Randy’s Racing Filter
Air Filter System and a Bell GTX.2 Racing Helmet.
To learn more about Kistler
Engines and Kistler Racing Products and their upcoming open house visit
them online at www.kistlerracing.com.
RELIVE THE EXCITEMENT OF
2010 WITH THE F.A.S.T. SEASON-IN-REVIEW DVDS:
With racing still over two
months away in Northern Ohio the long winter nights can be a drag at time.
Why not bring the racetrack to your living room with the help of the 2010
Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series Season-In-Review DVD
set and the 2010 F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series Season-In-Review.
The two-disc 2010 Kistler
Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series Season-In-Review set includes
over 5-hours of 410 sprint car action and includes ALL 18 F.A.S.T. A-Mains
and 17 B-Main events from Attica and Fremont. It is available online for
just $18.00 (includes shipping).
The 2010 F.A.S.T. 305 Championship
Series Season-In-Review includes ALL 8 F.A.S.T. 305 A-Mains and B-Main
events for the exciting 305 sprint car division. It is available online
for just $12.00 (includes shipping).
You can purchase both for
a discounted price for $25.00 (includes shipping)! Visit the virtual merchandise
trailer at www.FASTondirt.com to buy yours today using the secure means
of PayPal. Most major credit cards are accepted.