Kyle Reinhardt Finds Qualifying Speed, Captures 1st Quick Time Award

3 Dash Appearances in First 3 Thunder Swing Races

New Oxford, PA – July 29, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

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In sprint car racing there are seemingly hundreds of variables on any given night.  Finding the right combination for success is a tough challenge, even for the most experienced team.  Making things even more challenging, the variables are constantly changing.  The right combination for qualifying isn’t usually what will make a team fast in the feature. Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team have been working hard, learning and problem-solving all season as they battle through their rookie year on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour.  Top of mind lately has been improving their qualifying program.

 

7/23:  Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO

      (30 cars:  Qualifying 2nd, Heat 5th,  Dash 7th, A-main 10th)

 

Friday night, 30 teams signed in for the All Star Circuit of Champions kickoff to their annual “Thunder Through the Plains” swing.  The swing consists of 7 races at 6 tracks in 9 days across Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.

 

The All Star format for 30 cars or less calls for 2-lap time trials as a single group, three 8-lap heat races with six cars transferring to the A-main, a 6-lap dash and a B-main to set the feature field.

 

Kyle Reinhardt got the night started on a positive note for the Capitol Renegade team by registering the 2nd quickest lap in the field.  It was especially satisfying coming off the Kings Royal week at Eldora, where the team raced well but wasn’t able to find the speed they needed in time trials.  Nights that start with a less than ideal qualifying result mean teams have to play catch up throughout the night.  With a good qualifying effort, the team can save their equipment a little until it really counts at the end of the night.  The qualifying effort at Lake Ozark would lock him into the dash redraw, as long as Reinhardt could finish in the top six of his heat.  It was a mission he was able to complete, finishing 5th in heat two.

 

At the dash redraw, Reinhardt drew the 6th starting spot for the 8-car, 6-lap event.  The Neptune City, NJ native finished 7th in the dash, putting him inside the 4th row to start the 30-lap A-main.  Reinhardt ran steadily inside the top 10 during the feature event, slipping a couple spots late in the race.  The top-10 finish was a solid night for the Capitol Renegade team.  

  

7/24:  Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO

      (27 cars:  Qualifying 2nd, Heat 6th,  Dash 8th, A-main 24th)

 

The series was back at Lake Ozark for a second consecutive night with 27 teams signed in, which meant the same format would be in use again Saturday.  Also like the night before, Kyle Reinhardt kicked off the night on a high note by logging the 3rd fastest lap in the field.  It was particularly satisfying to back up the qualifying result from the prior night and know they had made real progress with their qualifying program.

 

Reinhardt transferred to the A-main through his heat race, and as the transfer with the quickest qualifying time, advanced to the dash redraw.  The random draw wasn’t friendly to Kyle, landing his No.91 at the back of the lineup in the 8th starting spot.  Reinhardt mixed it up with Gio Scelzi in the dash, swapping positions during the intense 6-lap race, but ultimately settled for an 8th place finish.

 

The All Star Rookie of the Year candidate took the green for the 35-lap feature event from the 8th starting spot.  Reinhardt raced just inside the top 10 during the opening laps, until a severe vibration developed in the Capitol Renegade No.91, causing him to lose positions.  A few laps later, Reinhardt pulled to the infield and retired from competition.  

 

7/25:  Humboldt Speedway – Humboldt, KS

      (19 cars:  Qualifying 1st, Heat 3rd,  Dash 7th, A-main 11th)

 

The All Star “Thunder Through the Plains” caravan traveled four hours west into Kansas for stop number three of the swing.  It was the series first ever visit to the 3/8-mile, high-banked, clay oval named Humboldt Speedway.  For the 3rd consecutive night, the single group qualifying and three heat format would be in use.

 

Kyle Reinhardt was the 5th car to hit the track for time trials and he laid down a blistering 12.055.  It turned out to be a lap that no other team was able to beat.  It was yet another first in a season full of them for Reinhardt.  Despite being close numerous times before, it was his first quick time award in a 410 sprint car.

 

In the first heat race, Reinhardt started 4th and finished 3rd to secure his spot in the dash redraw.  Unfortunately though, his tough luck with recent dash redraws continued, once again pulling the #8 starting spot.

 

Reinhardt was able to gain one spot in the 6-lap dash, which meant the RQM Enterprises team would line up inside row four for the 35-lap feature.  Throughout the first third of the race, Reinhardt battled just outside of the top five.  As the lap numbers climbed, the No.91 lost a little bit of the speed it had early on.  Reinhardt battled hard to remain inside the top-10 but crossed the line 11th at the end of the night.

  

“Pretty special to get my first quick time in a 410!  We are definitely improving as a team on these small tracks, but still working to keep our speed through the entire night”, Reinhardt shared.

 

7/27:  I-70 Speedway – Odessa, MO

      (28 cars:  Qualifying 18th, Heat 7th,  B-main 1st, A-main 13th)

 

After a day off, 28 teams made their way to I-70 Speedway in Odessa, MO for night number four of “Thunder Through the Plains”.  For the first time on the swing, Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team, missed the mark for time trials and ended up 18th quickest in the single group qualifying.

 

Starting 6th in the third heat, Reinhardt was unable to hold onto the transfer position.  He finished 7th and the team immediately went to work on changes for the B-main.  When the green flag dropped on the 10-lap B-main, Reinhardt was clearly quicker than he had been.  The clock showed he was circling the speedway an average of three-quarters of a second quicker than he had during the heat race.  The team had clearly found something.  Reinhardt drove away to win by nearly four seconds over the closest competitor.

 

Reinhardt rolled off from the 19th starting spot for his 42nd career All Star Circuit of Champions A-main event.  It turned out to be one of those nights where you just have to grind it out.  Stay in the game, take what you can get, and be there at the end.  Reinhardt did just that, and claimed a 13th place finish following a green-white-checkers finish that turned the event into a 31-lap affair.

 

We’re getting better balance in the car.  We seem to either be fast early and don’t make the right adjustments to keep up with the track, or we struggle early and then find our speed late.  We need to put it all together now“, Reinhardt commented.  

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

As always, RQM Motorsports would like to sincerely thank Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

 

Up Next:

 

The next three days will take Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team through more of Missouri and Iowa to complete the remainder of the All Star Circuit of Champions “Thunder Through the Plains” swing.  The series will stop at Missouri State Fair Speedway on July 29th, 34 Raceway on July 30th, and Knoxville Raceway on July 31st.  More info can be found below.

 

Following those events, the team will remain on the road to open the month of August, competing in the 360 and 410 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, as well as the Capitani Classic at Knoxville and the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway.

 

The remaining All Star Circuit of Champions “Thunder Through the Plains” events:  

  • July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway, Sedalia, MO
  • July 30 – 34 Raceway, West Burlington, IA
  • July 31 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

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Reinhardt and Capitol Renegade Team Tackle Eldora for First Time

Demanding Summer Schedule Slated Through Knoxville Nationals

New Oxford, PA – July 20, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Mike Campbell (campbellphoto.com)

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Kyle Reinhardt has been anxiously awaiting his first opportunity to tackle “The Big E”, Eldora Speedway, in Western Ohio.  Eldora is legendary and is often mentioned in the same breath as Knoxville Raceway.  Both are facilities where any sprint car driver wants to someday stand in victory lane.

 

In the midst of his first season on the road, traveling with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team added the Kings Royal to their schedule.  Make that two Kings Royals.  Mid-July 2021 would provide four consecutive nights of racing, including the 37th and 38th Kings Royals.  Both crown jewel events would pay a whopping $175,000 to the winner, so it certainly seemed like a good opportunity to make their debut and learn a lot in one week. 

 

7/14:  Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway – New Weston, OH

      (57 cars:  Qualifying 21st in Flight 2, Non-Qualifier 1st, Heat 12th,  C-main 4th)

 

The Jokers Wild, a Kings Royal preliminary night, is run under the World of Outlaws format, which meant the 57 teams that entered competition Wednesday night were divided into two flights for qualifying.  Kyle Reinhardt was the 4th car to hit the speedway in Flight 2, but he was unable to capitalize on the early slot.  He registered the 21st quickest lap of the 28 cars in his group,  which meant he would need to race in an 8-lap non-qualifiers event.  Finishing in a transfer position in that race would put Reinhardt directly into a heat race, where he would have a chance to race for a spot in the B-main or A-main.  

 

The Neptune City, NJ native jumped out to a lead in the non-qualifiers race, and never looked back, winning the race and claiming his spot in the third heat race.  After starting 12th in the heat race, Reinhardt was unable to make forward progress in the opening laps.  Needing to get to at least 6th position to avoid the C-main, the team decided to pull in early and save the equipment for the next battle.  

 

Reinhardt started 4th in the C-main, needing to finish in the top two positions to advance to the B-main, however it wasn’t in the cards.  He ‘held serve’ and finished 4th, missing the cut, and bringing an end to his first night at Eldora.

 

Thu 7/15 & Sat 7/17:  38th King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway – New Weston, OH

      (61 cars:  Qualifying 46th overall, Heat 6th,  B-main 14th)

 

Last year, the pandemic caused the 2020 Kings Royal (the 37th edition) to be postponed to 2021.  For Eldora Speedway, scheduling two major events in one week, when combined with logistical and ticketing considerations, meant the 2021 King’s Royal (the 38th edition) would be run before the 37th edition.  Confused?  Yeah, not surprised, but just go with it.

 

The Thursday evening show used the traditional Kings Royal format, with the entire 61 car field qualifying as one group against each other.  An unlucky pill draw put Reinhardt 50th in the time trail order, which he used to log the 46th fastest lap of the evening.  

 

The qualifying result landed the All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year candidate in the 8th starting spot for heat number four, but he would have to wait nearly two days to take the green flag in that event.  The rains came just after heat one was completed Thursday night, delaying the rest of the program to Saturday afternoon.

 

When the show resumed Saturday afternoon, Reinhardt rolled off in the 8th starting spot of heat number four.  On the tricky daylight surface, he charged into 6th place on the opening lap and held onto the position to transfer directly into the B-main.  In that Last Chance Showdown, passing was at a premium and Reinhardt settled for a 14th place finish.

 

Sat 7/17:  37th King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway – New Weston, OH

      (58 cars:  Qualifying 43rd overall, Heat 8th,  C-main 5th, B-main 16th)

 

Following a break that lasted nearly three hours while the track was reworked and fans were cleared out and reprocessed to allow ticket holders from the rescheduled 2020 event to settle into their seats, 58 teams rolled onto the speedway to kick off what was officially the 37th King’s Royal as the sun began to set.

 

Once again, the special event format was in use, meaning the entire field qualified under the clock as one large group, not in flights.  Qualifying late in this format can be difficult as track conditions deteriorate.  Reinhardt had drawn a high pill, placing him 53rd in line to hit the track.  His best lap of 13.705 was only good enough for 43rd overall.

 

Reinhardt started and finished 8th in the first heat event of the night, transferring him to the 7th starting spot in the C-main.  Kyle was aggressive and managed to battle his way forward as far as 4th for a few laps, but he found himself in 5th when the checkered flag fell on the 12-lap race.  With six cars transferring, it was good enough to move on to the B-main.

 

Starting on the back row of the B-main, in 21st position, knowing it was a tall order to transfer to the A-main, Reinhardt made the most of his seat time.  Once again, he passed cars, chipping his way forward to the 16th spot by the time the 15-lap last chance showdown concluded.  The night, and week, came to a close for the Capitol Renegade team.  

  

When asked about his first experience making laps at Eldora Speedway, without hesitation Reinhardt quickly summed it up in a single word:  “Intense“. 

 

We raced pretty well, but we didn’t time trial well, so it was an uphill battle.  I was learning every time I hit the track and the team was learning too.  We were improving each day“, Reinhardt commented, reflecting on his performance in his inaugural trip to the legendary facility. 

 

“Our goal coming here was to make one of the big shows.  We didn’t accomplish that goal, but we did build a good notebook for next time.  I got more comfortable each night.  If we can step up our qualifying game next time, we’ll be right in the mix.  I’m really looking forward to coming back here in September“, Reinhardt said.

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

 

UP NEXT:

 

The next four weeks will be quite a test for Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team.  In a few days, they will travel to the Midwest to resume the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule.  The series will close out July with 7 races in 9 days across Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa.  The team will remain on the road to open the month of August, competing in the 360 and 410 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, as well as the Capitani Classic at Knoxville and the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway.

 

We’ll be away from home for a long stretch this summer but I’m looking forward to getting back to the Midwest and racing a lot.  I’ve raced at Lake Ozark, Knoxville, and Southern Iowa, but like most of our schedule this year, the other stops will be new for us.  We’ll keep building our notebook.  The more we race, the better“, Reinhardt said.  

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions schedule for the remainder of July takes team through parts of Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.  

  • July 23 – Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, MO
  • July 24 – Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, MO
  • July 25 – Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, KS
  • July 27 – I-70 Speedway, Odessa, MO
  • July 29 – Missouri State Fair Speedway, Sedalia, MO
  • July 30 – 34 Raceway, West Burlington, IA
  • July 31 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

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Deja Vu for Newlin and Mansberger Motorsports

Can’t Shake the Monkey Off Their Back

Millerstown, PA – July 18, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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A flat tire, Mother Nature, and an engine failure.  Those are the answers to a riddle nobody’s laughing at.

 

The question was, “What three things have made Zach Newlin 0-3 at Williams Grove Speedway since he scored a podium finish there on April 23rd?”.  Every racer goes through stretches like that.  The good news is, they can’t last forever.  Right?

 

Friday night, July 16th, Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports team were among 22 HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars entered to compete in the Summer Series event at Williams Grove Speedway.  The team came ready with a new bullet under the hood, determined to return to running at the front of the field as they had done earlier in the season.

 

Three 8-lap heats were lined up using a random pill draw, which put Newlin in the 6th starting spot in the third heat.  All cars would qualify for the feature event, with the top four going to the redraw for the top twelve starting spots.

 

Newlin was good from the drop of the green in his heat race, quickly surging forward into a redraw spot, then methodically navigating his way toward the front.  Coming off turn four to take the white flag, just as Zach Daddy made his move into 2nd place, the monkey on the back of Newlin and the 21m team woke up again.  The motor suddenly let go in a big puff of smoke and the fluids poured out all over the Williams Grove clay as the car rolled to a stop at the turn one end of the front stretch.

 

0-4.

 

The 358 sprint cars will be back at “The Grove” on July 30th.  Newlin and Mansberger hope to be among them, but that will depend on how their motor situation unfolds in the coming week.

 

One thing is certain.  When they can eventually ditch that monkey, everyone is going to have to contend with the Newlin/Mansberger combination.

 

ZACH NEWLIN

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Photos from 7-16-21 at Williams Grove Speedway

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Kyle Reinhardt Searching for Right Combination

Short Track Struggles Continue for All Star Rookie

New Oxford, PA – July 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

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Kyle Reinhardt and his team knew their first season traveling with the All Star Circuit of Champions would bring a lot of firsts and a lot of challenges.  As they kicked off the second half of their rookie season, they had already seen nearly two dozen new tracks, while competing against some of the toughest competition in the sprint car world.

 

Reinhardt and team had their moments during the first half of the season, capturing his first All Star victory and six top 10’s, but the areas where they struggled had also become apparent.  Consistency during the remainder of the season hinges on overcoming those struggles.

 

7/9:  Stateline Speedway – Busti, NY

      (Qualifying 7th, Heat 3rd,  A-main 14th)

 

A modest field of 21 cars signed in for competition at Stateline Speedway.  Kyle Reinhardt used his number four slot in time trials to register the 7th quickest overall lap.  It was a respectable lap, especially given Reinhardt’s only previous laps at the facility were the three hot laps he had run just minutes before.  

 

Having earned a starting spot on the outside of the front row in the first heat, Reinhardt’s mission was to win and put himself into the night’s dash redraw.  The qualifying event did not unfold under his terms however.  Paul McMahan and Tyler Courtney beat him to the checkers, and as a result, handed Reinhardt the 11th starting position in the A-main instead of a shot at a top-8 slot.

 

The All Star Rookie of the Year contender was unable to build any momentum in the 30-lap A-main at Stateline and ultimately came home 14th.  

 

7/10:  Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH

      (Qualifying 23rd overall/5th in group C, Heat 5th,  B-main 6th, A-main 19th)

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions series departed New York, journeyed 2 hours southwest, crossing the northwest corner of Pennsylvania, and ventured just into Ohio to visit Sharon Speedway.  Night one of the 2-day Lou Blaney Memorial drew 43 teams for competition.  

 

Reinhardt’s night didn’t get off to an ideal start.  During qualifying, he logged the 5th best lap in Group C and 26th ranked lap overall.  Starting 5th in the third heat, the Neptune City, NJ native had a simple goal:  gain one spot and transfer to the A-main.  Easier said than done.  Despite his best efforts, Reinhardt was unable to overtake Bill Balog for the 4th position and was relegated to the B-main as a result of his 5th place finish. 

 

The Capitol Renegade team used lessons learned in the heat race to make adjustments prior to the B-main, in which Reinhardt would start 4th.  The surface at Sharon Speedway had slicked off, moving the high groove all the way to the fence.  The No.91 felt good at the drop of the green, enabling Reinhardt to get off to a great start.  He was right on Rico Abreu’s tail tank, lining up a pass for 3rd, when he slipped over the cushion and slapped the fence, breaking the W-link.  Reinhardt managed to wrestle his ride to the finish but gave up two spots over the course of the 12-lap event, eventually finishing 6th.

 

Having missed a transfer position during the B-main due to the W-link issue, Reinhardt and team decided to utilize one of their available All Star provisionals to join the back of the field for the A-main.  Reinhardt started 25th and advanced to the 19th spot by the end of the 30-lap event.

 

The Sunday finale of the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway was unfortunately cancelled due to inclement weather.

 

The takeaway from this weekend is we still have work to do on our small track program.  We’ve made some gains on the small, slick, dirty surfaces but we’re still not where we need to be.  We’re close but we need to keep learning and working hard“, Reinhardt shared.

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

 

UP NEXT:

 

Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team will remain in Ohio to run the 37th and 38th King’s Royal events at Eldora Speedway July 14th-17th.  It will be Reinhardt’s first trip to ‘The Big E’ and he is excited for the opportunity.  

 

I’m excited to get back to a big, fast track and to finally run Eldora.  Our big track program is good and we will get four consecutive nights there, which is a big plus“, Reinhardt shared.  “Hopefully we’ll be good from the time we unload but as we learn things, we can apply them the very next day.  Being at Eldora multiple nights will help accelerate our learning curve.”  

 

This week’s schedule at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, OH is:

  • Wed 7/14 – Jokers Wild
  • Thu 7/15 – 38th King’s Royal ($175k to win)
  • Fri 7/16 – Knight Before
  • Sat 7/17 – 37th King’s Royal ($175k to win)

 

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Austin Berry Shows Team Has Reached a New Level

Disaster Strikes Two Laps Short of Podium Finish

Mifflin, PA – July 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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Four weeks had passed since the last super late model race at Port Royal Speedway.  Scheduling and weather combined to create the longest gap of the season.  It was an excruciatingly long gap for Austin Berry, who wanted nothing more than to get back behind the wheel after his June 12th victory at “The Speed Palace”.   The hard fought victory was his first in a super late model, and his new goal was to prove it was no fluke.

 

Saturday night, July 10th, 29 teams descended on Port Royal Speedway to compete for the $3,000 top prize.  The speedway used the dual 6-lap heat format to set the starting lineup for the night’s main event.  In the format, a random draw is used to set the heat race lineups and drivers earn passing points based on their finishing position vs. their starting position.  After 6 laps, the starting lineup is inverted and the field races another 6 laps, once again earning points at the conclusion.

 

Berry started 5th in both heat race segments and finished 2nd and 5th respectively, earning his team enough points to start 7th in the A-main later in the program.  In his first heat race, Berry was on the charge from the drop of the green, able to run varied lines to make passes.  In his second heat race, he was able to move forward on the start, holding the 4th spot for a few laps before being forced high in turn two while working on 3rd.  The line he was forced to take allowed Jeff Rine to slip by on the low side, dropping Berry back to 5th where he ultimately finished.

 

Factoring in their starting position and the ever-changing track conditions, ABR made their setup and tire choices just prior to rolling out for the 25-lap feature event.  During the opening laps, Berry slipped backward from 7th to 10th in the running order but he didn’t panic.  The choices the team had made were made for the long run, so he just needed to stay focused on the task at hand.  

 

By the time the caution lights flashed on with nine laps complete, Berry had recovered to 7th position.  Through two more cautions on laps eleven and twelve, Berry maintained his position, gaining one spot through attrition.  With eight laps remaining, Berry was on the rear bumper of Gary Stuhler and Colton Flinner as the trio competed for spots 5-7.  In turn four, with Stuhler on the bottom and Flinner high, Berry split the pair, taking the 6th spot away from Flinner and challenging Stuhler for 5th as they entered turn one.  The pair would swap positions twice over the next couple laps.

 

On lap 21, Berry used the high side to power past Stuhler and Dillan Stake to claim the 3rd position behind leader Jeff Rine and 2nd running Dylan Yoder.  Through a hard-fought main event, Berry was positioned to register a podium finish and show the Port Royal crowd that he and his team are capable of running up front consistently and June 12th was no fluke.

 

Then, disaster.  Coming through turns three and four to receive the 2-to-go sign, the water pump broke, causing water to coat the front tires.  Unable to steer his No.86 machine, Berry slid into the outside fence, abruptly and harshly ending his great run.  He was officially credited with a 17th place finish, but that certainly didn’t tell the whole store by itself. 

 

How can I be mad?“, asked car owner and Austin’s father, Ken Berry.  “It was just a crazy, fluke thing.  Yeah, we’re gonna have some bills to pay and a lot of work to do the next week or two, but we’re running well and Austin is doing a great job behind the wheel”, Berry commented.  “We’re confident in him and he’s confident in the car, so we are  in a good place right now.  We just need to get this thing fixed up and get back to the track as soon as we can so we don’t lose our momentum.

 

Given the damage caused by the impact with the outside fence, the Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Addicted2DirtPR.com, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, A&C Racing Engines, JDS Racing, Ontime Body & Graphic, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, VP Racing Fuels, Rocket Chassis XR1 will be out of action this weekend.  Plans to race at Hagerstown Speedway have unfortunately been scrapped.  The team will spend their time making repairs and going over the car thoroughly to make sure they find any component that was affected by the crash.  Berry and team indicated they have a 50/50 shot to be ready for Selinsgrove Speedway’s super late model show on July 24th but they expect to return to action at Port Royal Speedway on July 31st, if not sooner.

 

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  

 

Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners. Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

Photos from Port Royal Speedway 7-10-2021

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

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Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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Reinhardt Hits PA Speedweek Events to Maintain Momentum

Second Half of All Star Rookie Campaign Set to Kick Off

New Oxford, PA – July 8, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Central PA Racing Scene/Bill McIntyre/Josie McIntyre

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On the heels of the grueling All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek in June, Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade, Champion Racing Oil, Henry’s Wrecker Service team took some time off to recharge.  The break in the All Stars’ schedule after Ohio Speedweek lasts nearly three weeks, but they knew they couldn’t sit on the sidelines that long and hope to maintain the momentum they had built in the closing days of the Ohio stint.  To ensure they remained sharp, the team loaded up and headed back to the track for a handful of Pennsylvania Speedweek shows.

 

7/2:  Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

      (Qualifying 6th, Heat 3rd,  A-main 11th)

 

Reinhardt’s night got off to a solid and promising start when he registered the 6th quickest time against the field of 32 teams taking their shot at the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway.  The time put him on the pole of his heat race and set the team up for a good night.  

 

The night took a step backward when Reinhardt gave up some ground in the heat race and settled for a 3rd place finish, missing the redraw for the prime starting spots in the A-main.

 

The Neptune City, NJ native started 13th in the feature event.  Reinhardt struggled early and slipped backwards a few positions.  A late surge as a result of attrition combined with earned positions netted the team an 11th place finish when the dust had settled.

 

It wasn’t quite the finish we should have earned here tonight, but the good news is we know exactly what we did wrong with the car.  We have to learn from it and move on“, Reinhardt explained.

 

7/3:  Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA  (rained out)

 

Reinhardt and team were looking forward to track time at ‘The Speed Palace’.  They had struggled there earlier in the year, so the opportunity would serve as a barometer of their progress in preparation for some lucrative events later in the year at the popular Central Pennsylvania half-mile.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature inserted herself noticeably into the equation and wiped out the program just after hot laps had begun.

 

7/4:  Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA

      (Qualifying 2nd, Heat 3rd,  A-main 13th)

 

The Independence Day holiday brought 33 race teams to the PA Speedweek finale at a facility that Reinhardt considers his favorite.  He’s had quite a bit of success at Selinsgrove Speedway in recent years, but it was his favorite long before he found success there.  Kyle owns 5 total victories at the track. He also won the 2019 360 sprint car and 2020 410 sprint car track championships at the big half-mile that many call ‘the Knoxville of the East’ because of its size, shape and speed.  

 

Despite not turning an laps at Selinsgrove since last season, Reinhardt had clearly not forgotten his way around the Snyder County oval.  He logged the 2nd fastest lap during time trials, then captured a 3rd place finish in his heat race to lock himself into the redraw.

 

Reinhardt’s good fortune continued when he pulled the pole position during the redraw.  The initial green flag didn’t go quite as well for the All Star Rookie contender though, as Danny Dietrich got to the line first and secured the top spot by turn one.  The scramble at the drop of the green cost Reinhardt initial momentum and before the first lap was complete, he had slipped to third behind Brent Marks as well.  

 

Reinhardt pursued Dietrich and Marks throughout the event, but despite his best efforts and the benefit of two restarts, he was unable to reclaim the positions he had lost.  He ultimately rode home comfortably in third, keeping his guard up and never allowing fourth place Rico Abreu to get close enough to threaten for a spot on the podium.  

 

It was following the event that Reinhardt and team were caught off-guard when they came up light at the scales.  Despite passing over the scales with no issues following qualifying and bolting on additional weight prior to the feature to offset fuel burn-off, they did not meet the minimum weight and were officially credited with a 13th place finish as the last car on the lead lap.

 

We were really good tonight and we were good Friday.  Based on the few laps we were able to make at Port last night before the rain, we were going to be good there too, so we’re confident we’re going the right direction and can continue to make gains“, Reinhardt explained.  “We’re anxious to head back out with the All Stars next weekend and get the second half of the season off on the right foot.

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

 

UP NEXT:

 

Time to hit the road again.  All Star Circuit of Champions’ series action resumes on July 9th at Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY, followed by the 2-day Lou Blaney Memorial event at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on July 10th-11th.

 

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Kyle Reinhardt on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kylereinhardt21 

Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at:  https://kylereinhardt.com/ 

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions events is available at https://www.floracing.com/

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As always, thank you to all our partners for their support!

Below are the businesses, the people, and the families that make what we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help us by giving them your business.

Don’t forget to thank them for being involved in racing!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides affordable and personal dirt motorsports public relations that provides a professional public image to attract marketing partners and fans.  A2D can promote your sponsors and engage fans with your team’s story.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

 

Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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Berry Aiming to Remain Hot in Super Late Model Action

Momentum is Key to Readiness for Big Shows at End of Summer 

Mifflin, PA – July 8, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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Over the recent holiday weekend, Austin Berry was anxious to return to Port Royal Speedway, the scene of his first super late model victory a few weeks earlier, to build on the team’s early summer momentum.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature stepped in, washed out the show, and forced Berry and the rest of the ABR team to wait another week.

 

This Saturday, July 10th, ABR will bring the Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Addicted2DirtPR.com, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, A&C Racing Engines, JDS Racing, Ontime Body & Graphic, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, VP Racing Fuels, Rocket Chassis XR1 back to ‘The Speed Palace’ once again.

 

Berry and team also plan to race with the ULMS at Hagerstown on July 17th and return to Port Royal at the end of the month, on July 31st, as part of the 15th Annual Living Legends Dream Race program.  An additional race could find its way onto the team’s July schedule before all is said and done, depending how things unfold during the month.

 

The team has been racing smart this season, making well-planned decisions about when and where to race to make the most of the equipment, resources and budget they have available.  So far it’s been working well.  

The short term goal is to choose our battles wisely to keep our equipment in good shape and be able to race competitively against the tough fields we consistently face in this area.  The longer term goal is to build momentum and have the resources to be able to compete in the bigger shows at the end of the summer, like the Lucas Oil Series shows at Port Royal.  Hopefully we can accomplish both“, Berry shared.

I need to say ‘thank you’ to all our partners and sponsors, including those who support us and don’t ask for anything in return.  Each of them means a lot to us.  A team like ours can always use more support.  The more support we have, the more we can race, and the more competitive we can be.  We truly appreciate each and every partner, large or small.  Our goal is to help them as much as they help us“, an appreciative Austin Berry commented.

Photos from Port Royal Speedway 7-3-2021

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

Learn more about Austin Berry at: https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/drivers/austin-berry/

Follow ABR’s season at: https://addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

ABR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

ABR on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Want to buy some Austin Berry gear? https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/new-shop/shop/

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  

 

Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners. Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!