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About F. A. S. T.

It's About The Drivers

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We are dedicated to finding newer, better ways to keep drivers and crew members cool, alert and healthy in their racing endeavors.

Jill Swanson F.A.S.T. CEO

Since 1982, Fresh Air Systems has been a well-known brand name in all venues of racing. We began our business by bringing filtered air to drivers’ helmets to cool, clean, and prevent fogging. F.A.S.T. was borne of an idea that drivers were breathing too much track dust from under the helmets, primarily in dirt racing. Asphalt drivers followed suit, learning that by adding an air intake filtering system they can breathe less track contaminants, and better quality air will benefit their performance on the track.

In addition to being the only helmet service department for Sprint  (and former Winston, Nextel) Cup drivers, we supply air filtering and cooling systems to drivers in all venues including stock car, drag racers, sprint car, midgets, legends, mini stocks, sports car, prototypes, off road trucks and buggies, late model dirt stocks, land speed breakers, club racers and weekend warriors!

Years later, as the cool suit was introduced to the racing market, we found a new niche in motorsports. Endurance sports car racing and stock car driving became mainstays in our business. We found our business growing in leaps and bounds as F.A.S.T. cool suits became more popular.  Drivers were finding that once they tried a F.A.S.T. cool suit system; no matter how old, young or fit they were, they never wanted to race without it again.  Cool suits provide protection from heat exhaustion, while promoting stamina, endurance and proficiency in every move the driver makes, allowing for less errors on the track. As the racing market was filling, others discovered how F.A.S.T. cool suits might benefit different markets. We have been selling to hospitals, clinics, government agencies, amusement parks, mining units, Hollywood movie sets, farm tractors, forest rangers, firefighters, h.v.a.c., and foundries. If they haven’t found us yet, they soon will.

Our most recent excitement came in the form of Formula One racing.  We are now providing ‘crew member’ cooling systems to several F1 teams in Europe.  We have cooling stations that each of the 28 team members can attach to for immediate heat relief, then disconnect to make the pit stops.

We are dedicated to finding newer, better ways to keep drivers and crew members cool, alert and healthy in their racing endeavors.  We are constantly testing new ways to better our products and introduce new products for the racing community.

Thank you for helping to make our business grow.

- Jill, Tim, Ezra, Dave, Graham, Loretto, Otis, Tommy, Hugo, Katie, and Lindsey.

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