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Postby BrilloHeadBen » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 pm

Hello FAST faithful!

As I’m sure many of you are now aware, Loren and Steve have made the difficult decision to retire from operating FAST. With their departure leaves some very large shoes to fill. The experienced and capable team of Ken Tuerff, Philip Petrie, and Ben Wheaton have stepped up to continue the mission that Loren and Steve started over a decade ago. That mission was to put on the best run and safest autocross events in the Tampa Bay area and FAST is still committed to that standard today.

So, what does this mean for you? Well, it means FAST isn’t going anywhere and will begin holding events very soon. As of now, the next event is scheduled for September 19th pending site approval. Stay tuned for more updates as they come!

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Postby Loren » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:23 pm

:thewave:

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Postby Native » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:55 am

^^^ What he said. :grin:
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Postby 280z-hab » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:02 pm

Congrats Loren and Steve! The FAST events have always been extremely well run, safe, and very friendly. Congrats to Ken, Philip, and Ben. I am excited about new blood...maybe some new sites? New course designs? New classes?
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Postby Cool Rod » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:36 am

Already looking forward to the next event!
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Postby Tim_M » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:44 pm

:notworthy:
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Postby lddavis91 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:14 pm

I've been here for years!
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Postby Evil MS3 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:16 am

Thanks to Loren and Steve for all the years of hard work! Thanks to the new team taking the reigns!

Looking forward to when I can get out to another event. It's been way too long and now the car is completely different so it will be an experience lol
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Postby Dave » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:03 am

lddavis91 wrote:I've been here for years!
lddavis91 wrote:I've been here for years!
Not sure why we're posting, but been here all but one year.
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Postby Loren » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:15 pm

Evil MS3 wrote:It's been way too long and now the car is completely different so it will be an experience lol I have new excuses!
Fixed that for you. :snicker:
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Postby Evil MS3 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:16 pm

Loren wrote:
Evil MS3 wrote:It's been way too long and now the car is completely different so it will be an experience lol I have new excuses!
Fixed that for you. :snicker:
ImageImageImage I had to tee myself up there for future use!
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Postby Cool Rod » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:52 pm

Any updates?!?!
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Postby Loren » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:14 pm

Last I heard, they were working on procuring insurance. :dunno:
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Postby bluesight » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:29 pm

Just found this...and I'm on my way back come Dec 1. For the years coming down to warmth and finding some great (also warm) AX with Loren, Steve and all at FAST...THANKS VERY MUCH. This time, plan is to bring down the Miata (Insight has found a new home). So already making the 20/21 calendar. I see AX buddies lists (the Ken, Philip and Ben) FAST events for Dec 5 (Venice Fairgrounds) and Dec 19 (Lakeland), but I saw other clubs saying Venice is closing down...so is it just Lakeland for Dec? (can't get there in time for the Nov 21 Lakeland "re-opener"). Anyone have luck with the reborn Badenton Motorsports Park. Looks like they still have the oval, though not sure they resurfaced it. Could make a great AX venue...

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Postby bluesight » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Looks like FAST Nov and Dec Lakeland events disappeared from Motorsportreg. Hope it's not a bad sign...??
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Postby Loren » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:49 pm

:? :headscratch: :dunno:
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Postby Jamie » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:53 pm

The leadership team needs to communicate with the rest of the members and let them know what's going on. Good news, bad news, obstacles, strategy, even "nothing significant to report".... Dead silence gives a different meaning to "FAST isn't going anywhere."
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Postby Native » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:31 pm

I'm curious.
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