Halligan Logs All Star Top-10 in Kramer Klash at Lincoln Speedway

Struggle to Find Consistency at Williams Grove Continues

Abbottstown, PA – August 31, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Rubright Racing Images

All season long, Jeff Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team have kept their focus on improving.  Each and every time they hit the track; it has been with purpose.  Not just to win of course, but to work toward the bigger successes.

 

They have used circled events on their schedule as the milestones.  Measuring sticks of their progress essentially.  When the opportunity arises to work on an area of their program, they do so.  With those things in mind, and with no sprint car event at Port Royal Speedway this past weekend, Halligan and team ventured to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, not only to take on the All Star Circuit of Champions but to continue preparing for the big season-ending events at both tracks.

 

August 26:  Jack Gunn Memorial / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA

     [33 cars, Qualifying 7th in Group B, Heat 6th (7), B-main 3rd (4), 1st Twin 20 21st (23), 2nd Twin 20 24th (21)]

 

Halligan and the Risser Motorsports / TheTreeCenter.com / Victory Auto of Lewistown / EMM Sales & Service / Jake’s Golf Carts / Pine Hill Trailers / Keystone Ag SprayingNo.45 were among 33 teams signed in Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

 

The All Stars’ 4-group format was in effect for the program, meaning teams qualified against their groups and five cars would transfer to the A-main from each of four heat races.  Halligan was the 6th car in Group B to hit the track for qualifying.  When the group was complete, his lap ranked 7th quickest.  

 

Halligan knew he was going to have a hill to climb to recover from the subpar qualifying result.  The Ephrata, PA driver started 7th in the second heat.  He was able to reach 6th by the finish of the 8-lap race, one spot short of making the show.

 

Relegated to the 12-lap B-main, Halligan needed to finish among the top four in his last chance to make the main event.  He started 4th and finished 3rd, accomplishing that goal.

 

The feature format for the Jack Gunn Memorial was Twin 20-lap A-mains.  The starting order for the first was set by the qualifying that had been completed, and the lineup for the second 20-lap feature would be based on the finish of the first feature but with the top six inverted.

 

Halligan lined up 23rd for the first feature but struggled to make forward progress.  He finished 21st.  In the second feature, Halligan took the green but then retired from the event and was credited with 24th.

 

We didn’t time well tonight.  It was hard to recover from that.  We’re still searching here (at Williams Grove).  We haven’t found what works for us consistently here this year.  Nothing to do but keep working.“, Halligan said.

 

August 27:  Kramer Klash / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

     [39 cars, Qualifying 1st in Group C, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 8th (10)]

 

An even deeper field of 39 cars registered for action in Saturday’s $7,300 to win Kramer Klash at Lincoln Speedway, a tribute to the late Sprint Car Hall of Famer member, Kramer Williamson.  The car count meant teams would compete under the same format as the previous night.  This time however, Jeff Halligan got things off on a different foot.

 

Halligan timed in as the 4th quickest in Group C, setting himself up with the 3rd starting spot in heat number three.  On the start, he fell back to 4th and then to 5th on lap four.  A mid-race inadvertent caution flag by series officials when leader Danny Dietrich slowed briefly, bunched the field.  Dietrich restarted 3rd, where he blended in at the time of the caution.

 

On the restart, the rear axle of new leader Robbie Kendall broke , causing chaos behind him as drivers took evasive actions.  Halligan was able to get through the incident cleanly.

 

Following a red flag, the race resumed with Danny Dietrich back at the front of the field, followed by Bill Balog and Halligan.  On this restart, Balog made contact with Dietrich’s No.48 and ended up against the turn one wall, stopping action yet again.

 

Halligan lined up behind Dietrich for what was ultimately the final restart of the eventful heat race.  He challenged Dietrich for the win, which would have earned Halligan a spot in the Dash, but he was unable to make it happen and held on to finish 2nd.

 

Halligan lined up in the 10th starting spot for the 30-lap A-main.  Over the first dozen laps, he held a solid grasp on the 10th position but had not been able to make any forward progress.

 

When the field bunched up for a lap twelve restart, Halligan seized the opportunity.  He moved into the 9th spot, then 8th a lap later.  His progress stalled there and held on to finish 8th.

 

I’m happy with a top ten against the All Stars.  I think we are close here (at Lincoln).  We’ve been consistent our last few times here.  We had decent speed to start the night and we did a pretty good job of keeping up with the track, so we’re happy about that.“, Halligan commented.

 

Up Next

 

Halligan will turn his attention back to Port Royal Speedway for two races over the upcoming holiday weekend.  First up will be the annual Juniata County Fair opener as part of the Butch Renninger Memorial for super late models and limited late models on Saturday night September 3rd.

 

It’s all about $55k.“, Halligan said, referring to the winner’s share of the purse for the upcoming Tuscarora 50.  “Every race, every lap at Port (Royal) all season has been about that race.  We will focus on this weekend and not look past it, but we will be there to win and to keep fine tuning our stuff to be ready for The ’50.

 

Halligan’s race weekend will wrap up with the 71st Annual Labor Day Classic on Monday afternoon September 5th, then the team will turn their attention to the three day Tuscarora 50 event, which runs September 8th through the 10th.

 

Season Stats

 

36 races, 2 wins, 11 top 5’s, 18 top 10’s, 23 top 15’s

 

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

 

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Berry Bitten by Bad Luck Twice in One Night at Port Royal Speedway

ABR Turns Focus to Upcoming Butch Renninger Memorial

Port Royal, PA – August 31, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  DK Photography

Last season, just weeks after his first career super late model win at Port Royal Speedway, Austin Berry reached his first Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series preliminary feature event during the Rumble by the River event at ‘The Speed Palace’, but the rains came on Saturday night and wiped out Saturday’s finale.

 

When the series rolled into town last weekend for the 2022 edition of the event, Berry was back at Port Royal and ready to take his shot at another career first; a Lucas Oil series finale main event.

 

August 26:  Rumble by the River – Night 1 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

     [51 cars, Qualifying 18th in Flight A, Heat 5th (6), A-main 15th (15)]

 

A stout field of 51 super late models entered competition Friday night, August 26th for night one of the Rumble by the River at Port Royal Speedway.  A new preliminary night format for the event split the field into two groups for the night, which would allow every team in attendance to compete in a feature event.

 

Two sets of timed qualifying and heat races set the twin 25-lap feature lineups.  Teams accumulated points throughout the night and those points would determine the starting lineups for six heat races the following night, leading to the $50,000 to win finale on Saturday.

 

Berry timed 18th quickest in Flight A, a little off his goal of a top ten qualifying run.  Less than half a second separated him from that goal, but with the team’s bigger engine in the shop they knew it could come down to that.  

 

While the qualifying run may not have handed Berry a front row starting spot, the car has raced well all season, so he would just have to pass some cars in his heat race to improve his starting position in the feature.

 

Teams waited out a lengthy rain delay before heat races could hit the track.  When racing finally resumed, Berry started outside the third row in the heat number three.  In the opening laps, he battled closely with the No.32 of Shaun Jones, but eventually worked his way past and into 5th.  At the close of the 8-lap qualifying race, Berry crossed the line in 5th.

 

In his 25-lap A-main, Berry rolled to the green flag from the 15th position.  The Mifflin, PA resident slipped to 16th in the hectic opening laps, then recovered to 15th for the first half of the race.  Just past the halfway point, things started coming together for Berry.  He worked his way into the 13th position on lap seventeen.

 

The mid-pack battle was fierce.  Berry fought hard to not lose any ground in his Tire Mart of Harrisburg / JDS Racing / Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter / Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop / Nathan Berry Beef Farm / A&C Racing Engines / Swift Springs / Addicted2DirtPR.com / Penske Racing Shocks / Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic / VP Racing Fuels / Rocket Chassis XR1 No.86, but when the checkered flag flew and the dust settled, Berry was scored 15th.

 

August 27:  Rumble by the River – Night 2 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

     [51 cars, Heat 4th (5), B-main (DNS)]

 

Friday’s preliminary night effort wasn’t great, but it was good.  Berry came into Saturday’s action sitting 30th in points of the 51 drivers competing for the 24 available starting spots in the 50-lap main event.

 

Six heat races were lined up based on the accumulated points, with the six highest drivers in points getting to start on the pole, the next six would start second, and so on.  This put Berry in the 5th starting spot in the final heat race.  Only the top three finishers from each 8-lap race would advance to the A-main.  The remaining teams would compete in one of two B-mains, from which only the top two finishers would advance.

 

Berry came out of the gate strong, surging past Tyler Erb in turns one and two on the opening lap to take the 3rd spot down the backstretch.  Erb fought back around Berry in turn four and took back the final transfer spot at the line.  

 

Berry chased Erb, trying a couple different lines to close the gap enough to wrestle the spot away, but he wasn’t able to do so.  He finished 4th, at least providing himself with a better shot in the B-main.

 

With only the top two finishers transferring from his 10-lap B-main, Berry was hoping to strike quick from his third starting spot.  This was his best shot so far to reach another career goal by making a Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series finale.  The team finished preparations and he rolled into staging to wait for the call.

 

When the time came, Berry flipped the switch on the dash to fire the engine.  Instead of the usual roar of a race engine, there was smoke from under the dash, then the gauges all went dark.  The crew scrambled but there wasn’t enough time to diagnose and fix the issue.  Optimism turned quickly to disappointment as the B-main went green without Berry, bringing an end to his Lucas Oil weekend.

 

August 27:  Makeup Feature / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

     [15 cars, Heat #1 2nd (8), Heat #2 1st (1), A-main 10th (2)]

 

Following the Lucas Oil Late Model feature, Port Royal Speedway was scheduled to run the completion of the final 21 laps of their August 6th feature event that was suspended by rain.  In the opening four circuits before the rains came that night, Austin Berry had fallen back to 5th from his starting spot outside the front row.  With the new opportunity, he hoped to recover and make his way back to the front.

 

Before he could do that, electrical repairs needed to be completed.  The Austin Berry Racing team, with assistance from the Gary Stuhler Racing team, identified the issue.  A plastic zip tie, valued at less than a penny, had broken and allowed a starter wire to make contact with the header, which melted the coating and caused a short.  

 

The timing of the unusual issue couldn’t have been worse, costing Berry a very good chance at making the lineup for the $2,000 to start feature.  While that opportunity was lost, fortunately the issue was resolved in time for Berry to compete in the makeup race where he could hopefully finish the evening on a high note.  

 

When the race resumed, Berry held down the 5th position until he finally worked his way past Hayes Mattern and into 4th on lap 13.  As the race entered the final five laps, Berry was closing in on Gary Stuhler and pressuring him for 3rd.

 

That’s when bad luck reared its head for the second time of the night.  Berry’s left rear tire exploded with just four laps remaining, bringing out the caution.  Despite not receiving any courtesy laps to make the change, the ABR crew executed a quick tire change to get the No.86 back on the track.  Berry was able to get to 10th by the time the checkered flag fell on the event.

 

The guys have been working really hard and we found a lot of speed.  I’ve been able to get some of the feel that I’ve been looking for.  We just had some terrible luck this weekend and didn’t get the results we felt like we should have.“, Berry commented.  “We were really close to having a great weekend.  I’m happy with where we are at with the car, but of course there’s always more to do.  I feel like I’ve learned a lot and improved behind the wheel this year too.”

 

We’ve got a few races left this year and I still feel like we can get a win before we’re done.

 

Up Next

 

Berry will look for a little better luck this Saturday night in the 19th Annual ULMS Late Model Butch Renninger Memorial at Port Royal Speedway, the traditional Juniata County Fair opening night event.

 

Season Stats

 

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 6 top 10’s, 9 top 15’s, 12 top 20’s

 

AUSTIN BERRY RACING


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Hartlaub Compiling Impressive Season Stats, Rallies Late to Top 10 at Lincoln Speedway

Trips to Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways Set for September 2nd-3rd

Abbottstown, PA – August 26, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Kody Hartlaub entered the month of August working hard to get back to the way things were early in the 2022 season.  The team was still having successful runs but seemed to be faced with doing it the hard way.  They had gone from competing for podium finishes to a string of nights where a top ten was a tall order.  

 

It’s said luck is when preparation meets opportunity.  Kody Hartlaub and his team were always prepared.  So, let’s just say they just needed better opportunities.

 

Three races were on the August calendar for Hartlaub and the Brewer Home Improvements / Moose Blocks / Smith Titanium / SRR Engines / Siegel Racing / T and N Solutions / Jason Emlet Iron Valley Real Estate / Bigham Appraisals / Pretzel Boy / HAAS Shocks / C.H. Folk & Son Feeds / Chop Designs / Herr Electric, Hartlaub Racing No.2 to get back to the front and compete for the wins they know they are capable of.

 

August 6:  Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

     [29 cars, Heat 6th (6), B-main 2nd (4), A-main 11th (22)]

 

The first of Hartlaub’s three scheduled outings for the month fell victim to rain when Williams Grove Speedway’s August 5th event was cancelled.

 

The following night the team unloaded at Lincoln Speedway among a field of 29 cars prepared to compete in four 8-lap heat races to earn their spot in the main event.  The top five finishers in each transferred directly to the feature, with the top two being handicapped, while the rest of the field would get one last shot in the B-main to make the show.

 

Hartlaub’s pill draw for his heat race starting position wasn’t ideal.  He started outside the third row and steadily worked his way forward and into the runner up position when a caution appeared with two laps remaining.

 

Just after the restart, Hartlaub challenged the leader going into turn three, but the pair made light contact.  It was just enough to break the left front suspension on Hartlaub’s No.2.  He managed to get the car to the finish line but slid backward out of a handicap spot, and out of a transfer spot, to a 6th place finish. 

 

Relegated to the B-main after not transferring through his heat, Hartlaub started 4th and quickly navigated his way to the 2nd spot.  This time he appeared to play it smart and not push the issue for the win.  With nothing to gain, Hartlaub rode home as the runner-up and put himself in the A-main.

 

Hartlaub started 22nd in the 20-lap main event and quickly went to work, finding his way to 16th on the opening lap.  His push forward seemed to stall during the middle phase of the race, but in the final six laps he charged forward.  He picked up a spot every other lap and was knocking on the door of a top ten when he ran out of laps, putting him 11th in the official rundown.

 

August 20:  Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

     [29 cars, Heat 9th (9), B-main 1st (7), A-main 8th (19)]

 

Two weeks later, Hartlaub was back at Lincoln Speedway for another shot.  This time it was a Summer Series event for the 358 sprint cars and once again 29 teams signed in.

 

Hartlaub’s pill draw set the tone early for what would be yet another night he would have to work for everything he would get.  He lined up 9th in the first of three 8-lap heat races.  As is often the case early in the evening, the track was fast and narrow, making it even more challenging to pass cars.  The East Berlin, PA driver settled for 9th and turned his attention to B-main preparation.

 

Slated to line up seventh, Hartlaub’s job was to secure one of the top six transfer spots.  A couple cars did not make the call.  When the green flag waived, Hartlaub began chipping his way toward the front.  He took over the lead with three circuits remaining in the 10-lap consolation race and went on to capture the win.

 

Hartlaub started 19th in the 25-lap Summer Series A-main.  He raced into 16th on the opening lap but by the halfway point had only reached 14th.  That’s when the car seemed to come to life, or maybe preparation met opportunity.

 

Over the final twelve laps, Hartlaub charged from 14th to 8th and claimed another top ten on the season.  

 

Reflecting on 2022 Thus Far

 

I’m proud of my team.  We have faced some tough situations over the last month or two, but we haven’t given up.  We fight to make the most out of every single night, and I think the stats show we’ve accomplished that.“, Hartlaub commented.

 

He’s right.  While the recent stretch has been an uphill battle for Hartlaub and his team, it’s important to note what this team has accomplished in 2022.

 

Despite not reaching victory lane yet, Hartlaub’s statistics are impressive.  He has passed 77 cars in 12 feature events at Lincoln Speedway, including double-digit numbers on 5 of those nights.  He has passed 27 cars in 4 feature events at Williams Grove Speedway.  Add in a plus-3 at Path Valley in May and that’s 107 cars passed in 17 features.

 

Another notable stat is that Hartlaub has gained positions in 16 of 17 features.  In the lone event where he did not move forward, he started 7th, went to the rear early in the event after contact with another car, then passed 10 cars to finish 12th.  

 

Overall, Hartlaub has entered 17 events at three tracks, has compiled 13 top ten finishes and has yet to finish outside the top 15.

 

My goal…our goal…hasn’t changed.  The goal is to win.  All of this has just made us want that even more.  We will win, and when we do it’ll feel really good to know we kept digging and we got there.

 

Up Next

 

September will open with a Labor Day weekend double-header for Hartlaub.  The team will race on Friday, September 2nd at Williams Grove Speedway and Saturday, September 3rd at Lincoln Speedway.

 

The event at ‘The Grove’ is their 358 Match Race that was postponed from August.  The race offers up a lot of additional prize money for teams, plus fireworks for the fans.   

 

Season Stats

 

17 races, 0 wins, 7 top 5’s, 13 top 10’s, 17 top 15’s

 

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

 

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Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

Siegel Racing

T and N Solutions

Jason Emlet Iron Valley Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

C. H. Folk & Son Feeds

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

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Kyle Reinhardt Records Back to Back Top 10’s in New York

Five Races in Five Days Across PA & NJ Set for This Week

Vernon, NY – August 24, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Chad Warner Photography

Kyle Reinhardt came away from the Knoxville Nationals reenergized.  He and his Capitol renegade team had recaptured some of their early season speed and had the beginnings of some new momentum.

 

The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions tour schedule resumed Friday night with three scheduled races across New York state.  A total of only eighteen points races remained on Reinhardt’s sophomore All Star season schedule.  He and the team were looking to continue building that momentum, finish the season strong, and erase the memories created by a couple months of struggle.

 

August 19:  Outlaw Speedway / Dundee, NY

     [26 cars, Qualifying 13th, Heat 5th (5), A-main 10th (13)]

 

Reinhardt was among 26 drivers signed in for the Friday night event at Outlaw Speedway, which utilized single group qualifying and three heats to set the field for the 30-lap main event.

 

The Neptune City, NJ native hit the track 21st for qualifying and turned in the 13th quickest lap in his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91, missing the heat race inversion by one spot.  

 

Competition is tight.  Every tick of the clock matters.  A lap 0.065 seconds quicker would have put Reinhardt on the front row for his heat race, but instead he rolled off inside row three for the 8-lap race .  He held the 5th position throughout and transferred to the A-main.

 

Format info provided by the ASCoC

 

Reinhardt started the 30-lap feature event from the 13th position.  He went on to earn a hard-fought 10th place finish on the 4-tenths mile banked oval that sits just fifteen minutes north of Watkins Glen, NY.

 

The car was pretty good tonight, but it got a little tight.  Overall, I’m pleased.  We’ve got things going the right direction.“, Reinhardt commented.

 

August 20:  Utica-Rome Speedway / Vernon, NY

     [30 cars, Qualifying 13th, Heat 5th (5), A-main 9th (15)]

 

Saturday the tour moved two hours northeast to the half-mile Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY and the car count increased to 30, but otherwise there was a lot of Deja vu for Reinhardt.  The format was the same and his night started off once again with the 13th fastest lap overall and a 5th place finish in his heat race.

 

Reinhardt took the green from the 15th spot in Saturday night’s 30-lap A-main and went on the offensive immediately.  By lap three, the mechanical engineer turned professional sprint car driver was running 8th and looking for more.  

 

Reinhardt was challenging for 7th when a caution slowed the field with twelve laps remaining.  The restart didn’t go his way and he lost track position, dropping to 10th.  By the time the checkered flag fell, he had climbed back to 9th.

 

August 21  Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY

     [Cancelled – Rain]

 

Sunday’s NY swing finale at Weedsport Speedway was rained out, which was likely a disappointment to Reinhardt who has four top tens in four races at four different tracks in the state of New York in 2022.

 

We’re definitely happy with our weekend, but our finish Saturday doesn’t reflect how good we really were.  We were really good all night.  I was racing Zeb (Wise) for 6th right before the caution.  I lost the brakes on the last restart and that dropped us a few spots from where we should’ve finished.“, Reinhardt shared.

 

Up Next

 

This week brings a very busy schedule for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team.  After returning from New York, they had two days to prepare for five races in five days.  The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will take teams on a swing covering much of Pennsylvania and a stop in Reinhardt’s home state of New Jersey.

 

The stops will include Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on Wednesday, Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Thursday, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Lincoln Speedway on Saturday and Bedford Speedway on Sunday.

 

 

 

Season Stats

 

49 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 11 top 10’s, 26 top 15’s

 

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

 

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at:

A2DPR.com/latest-news

 

Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at:

KyleReinhardt.com 

Kyle Reinhardt Racing on Facebook

 Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

 

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Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21 

 

Kyle Reinhardt on Instagram:

Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21 

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

 

 

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

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

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

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

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!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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  • Keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
  • Promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
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Disaster Strikes for Halligan While Leading at Port Royal

Risser Motorsports Team Set to Take On All Stars This Week

Port Royal, PA – August 24, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Chris Hockley / WRT Speedwerx

Jeff Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team were back at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night to continue to dial their program in toward the next big date circled on their calendar, which was now only three weeks away.

 

The 55th Annual Tuscarora 50 is slated for September 10th and will boast a hefty purse, including $55,000 to the victor.  Saturday night was one of only a few opportunities to log laps and notes at ‘The Speed Palace’ before that event.

 

Jeff and the team have been very fast this season at Port Royal and have laid claim to two wins, but there is always room for improvement and more notes.  Along with a good run and hopefully another “W”, that was the goal this past weekend.

 

August 20:  Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA

     [24 cars, Qualifying 1st Group 3, Heat 1st (4), A-main 20th (4)]

 

Saturday’s Open Wheel Madness III at Port Royal Speedway brought 24 teams to compete in a group time trial format show.

 

Jeff Halligan’s night got off on the right foot when he clocked in at 16.973, giving him quick time in his group over Logan Wagner by 0.040 seconds.

 

The fastest four cars in each group were inverted to set the lineups for each of the three heat races.  All cars would qualify from the 8-lap races, but only the top two finishers would be handicapped based on the season point standings to set the top six starting spots in the night’s finale.

 

Halligan wasted no time blasting his way to the front from his starting spot outside row two.  After grabbing the lead on the opening lap, the Ephrata, PA driver began to pad his lead while Logan Wagner moved into the runner-up spot on lap four.  Halligan went on to win by three seconds.

 

Halligan drew the number four pill for the 25-lap A-main and from the drop of the green appeared to be the favorite to take home the $5,000 winner’s check.  He sized up early leader Ryan Taylor for the first five laps, then began to challenge for the lead on lap six.

 

On lap seven, after trading sliders with Taylor, Halligan secured the lead and put some distance between himself and the field.  

 

Moments later, disaster struck.  As Halligan sailed through turn one approaching lapped traffic, a car spun in turn two and came to rest directly in the path of Halligan who was running the high line next to the wall.

 

The was no time to alter his course.  All Halligan could do was get out of the gas and try to squeeze between the spinning car and the wall.  Although he avoided a direct hit, there wasn’t quite enough room to get by unscathed.  The front axle and suspension of Halligan’s car took the brunt of the impact.  

 

The contact brought an end to Halligan’s bid for win number three on the season.  He was officially credited with 20th.

 

“We didn’t get the finish we should have but those things happen.  It’s part of racing.  The good news is we made the right adjustments and we were fast all night.“, Halligan said.

 

Up Next

 

This weekend Halligan will take on the All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night in the Risser Motorsports / TheTreeCenter.com / Victory Auto of Lewistown / EMM Sales & Service / Jake’s Golf Carts / Pine Hill Trailers / Keystone Ag SprayingNo.45.

 

The Grove is a tough place to conquer.  We haven’t been consistent at either of the tracks we will race this weekend.  We need to reach the level of consistency at those places that we have found at Port (Royal).  Hopefully we can do well against the competitive fields we will face.“, Halligan commented.

 

I am really looking forward to the Tuscarora 50, but right now our focus is on this week“.

 

Season Stats

 

33 races, 2 wins, 11 top 5’s, 17 top 10’s, 22 top 15’s

 

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

 

Follow Jeff’s season at: 

Addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

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 Facebook.com/JeffHalligan45h

 

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 Twitter.com/JeffHalliganRcg

Jeff Halligan on Instagram:

 Instagram.com/JeffHalliganRacing

 

Jeff Halligan Racing’s Online Store: 

JeffHalliganRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

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!

Risser Motorsports

TheTreeCenter.com

Victory Auto of Lewistown, PA

EMM Sales & Service, Inc.

Jake’s Golf Carts

ACP Headers

HighDef Suspension

Spencer Dearth

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Newlin Bar Service

Ephrata Recycling

Alloy Wheel Repair

AL Driveline

Pine Hill Trailers

Keystone Ag Spraying

TJ Forged

RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive

Roach Wings

Panther Framworx

HP Engines

Steve Conn

Click on any partner’s logo to learn more about them!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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We can: 

  • Keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
  • Promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
  • Increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
  • Present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
  • Leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

 

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Keen’s Solid Night Derailed Again; Balance of Season in Jeopardy

Abbottstown, PA – August 23, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Kyle Keen certainly has shown potential in his first year in 358 sprint car competition in his Fine Line Auto Body / Keen Parts / Doubling Gap Ranch / Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC. / Wicked Dog Grille / Heishman Racing Fuels / Wicked Cushion / DL Lehman Construction, LLC. / GearHead Coffee / Jeremy Zarfos Photography / Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance / One Nine DesignKyle Keen Motorsports No.17k.

 

He has been searching for a way to break through and turn the potential into tangible results, but that has been a hurdle that seems to keep getting taller the closer he gets to it.  Keen has experienced a frustrating pattern of race nights that start strong but end with something short of reasonable expectations, usually as a result of things he can’t control.

 

Saturday night Keen and his team unloaded at Lincoln Speedway simply looking to head back home later that night credited with the kind of finish they were truly capable of.

 

August 20:  Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

     [29 cars, Heat 3rd (1), A-main 21st (10)]

 

Heat lineups for the 29 cars on hand for Lincoln’s Barry Skelly Memorial race, a Summer Series event for the 358 sprint cars, were set by pill draw.  The top six finishers from each of the three 8-lap qualifying races would transfer directly to the A-main, with the top four finishers making the redraw.

 

Keen’s night started with a bit of luck when his pill draw landed him on the pole of the third heat.  Cody Fletcher was able to grab the lead at the drop of the green, with Keen falling in line behind him in second.

 

Keen held the runner-up spot to the halfway point of the race when Wyatt Hinkle worked his way past the Carlisle, Pennsylvania driver, dropping him to third.

 

Keen pulled the number ten in the redraw, and started outside row five in the 25-lap main event.  He was just looking to put his equipment in the trailer in one piece at the end of the night, hopefully after a top ten finish.  The night was on track to be just that when the race reached the halfway point.  

 

Keen had just turned his quickest lap of the event when a midrace caution slowed the field.  Just after the ensuing restart, the night derailed.  He lost power and coasted to a stop on the front straight.  He was officially credited with a 21st place finish.

 

Not the night I was hoping for.  I felt an extreme vibration just after the restart and the motor started losing power.  Thought we had our third top ten at Lincoln for sure, but it wasn’t meant to be.  I’m hoping whatever happened isn’t too severe.  That’s the only bullet we have right now.“, Keen commented

 

Unfortunately for Keen, a closer examination back at the shop the following day revealed the internal engine damage was severe.  

 

Up Next

 

Given the significant engine damage and the fact there are only five races remaining on his schedule, it appears the 2022 season has likely come to an end for Keen.  That is, barring someone stepping forward to offer him assistance in the form of an engine or a ride.

 

Stay tuned to Kyle Keen Motorsports and Addicted2Dirt PR via the outlets listed below for updates.  Anyone interested in helping or becoming a part of Keen’s program can contact him through his website or any of his social media accounts.

 

Season Stats

 

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 3 top 15’s

 

KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS

Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases

A2DPR.com/latest-news

 

Kyle’s Schedule:

KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule

 

Kyle Keen Motorsports Website

KyleKeenMotorsports.com

Kyle Keen Motorsports on Facebook: 

Facebook.com/KeenMotorsports

 

Kyle Keen on Twitter: 

Twitter.com/Kyle_Keen

 

Kyle Keen on Instagram: 

Instagram.com/Kyle_Keen17

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

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!

Fine Line Auto Body

Keen Parts

Doubling Gap Ranch

Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC.

Wicked Dog Grille

Heishman Racing Fuels

Wicked Cushion

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

GearHead Coffee

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Coyles Lawn Maintenance

One Nine Design

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  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.

 

We can: 

  • Keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
  • Promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
  • Increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
  • Present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
  • Leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

 

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

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Reinhardt Reaching for New Heights at Knoxville Nationals

All Star Schedule Resumes With Three Stops in NY This Weekend

Knoxville, IA – August 17, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

Kyle Reinhardt arrived in Knoxville, Iowa on August 3rd to run the 360 Nationals followed by the Capitani Classic, but the main purpose of the trip was the Knoxville Nationals for 410 sprint cars, which was slated to begin on August 10th.

 

This trip would be Reinhardt’s 5th Nationals.  He wasn’t just showing up every year, he was learning and improving.  Refining how to to approach and execute a trip to the Knoxville Nationals.

 

With over 100 cars entered each year, the event is no typical race.  It is an unforgiving beast that penalizes you instantly for the smallest mistake.  Every driver and team scratches, claws, and earns everything they get.

 

The goal is always Saturday’s A-main of course.  The grand finale to the four day event shells out $10,000 to start and $175,000 to the victor.

 

In his prior trips, Reinhardt had  reached Saturday’s E-main (2017 & 2018), D-main (2019) and  the B-main (2021).

 

Would the trend continue?  Would the Neptune City, NJ native log a career-best performance?  Would 2022 be the year Reinhardt broke through and reached the grand finale?

 

 

Quick Results

Wed 8/10:  Knoxville Raceway / 410 Nationals Night 1 / 51 cars, Qualifying 37th, Heat 2nd (1), A-main 16th (17)

 

Fri 8/12:  Knoxville Raceway / 410 Nationals Hard Knox / 72 cars, Qualifying 13th Group B, Heat 5th (5), B-main 1st (6), A-main 15th (20)

 

Sat 8/13:  Knoxville Raceway / 410 Nationals Finale / 98 cars, C-main 1st (1), B-main 20th (21)

 

Wednesday – Qualifying Night

 

Reinhardt debuted a fresh new J&J Auto Racing machine with a brand new Rider under the hood for the occasion.  The goal, of course, was to give themselves the best possible shot to achieve that new career best result at The Nationals.  It also seemed like a necessity given the team’s struggles to find the speed they were accustomed to, which had been absent in recent months.

 

Approximately half the field registered for The Nationals, 51 teams, took to the track for their qualifying night on Wednesday.  Qualifying nights leverage single group time trials, making Reinhardt’s spot late in the order (44th) less than ideal.

 

Reinhardt’s time trial effort resulted in the 37th quickest lap and fewer points accumulated than hoped.  Teams accumulate points throughout the qualifying nights based on their time trial, heat race and main event results.  Qualifying awards 200 points to the winner, 198 for second, 196 for third, etc.  

 

An invert of eight was the order of the day to translate the qualifying results into five heat race lineups.  In this format, the fastest five overall qualifiers start eighth in each heat race, 6th-10th fastest start seventh, etc.

 

On the bright side, Reinhard’s time on the clock handed him the pole of the second heat, giving him a good opportunity to earn points and transfer to the A-main where he could accumulate additional points.

 

Reinhardt led the opening lap of his 10-lap heat race, but Corey Day found his way past the Jersey product on lap two.  Reinhardt held a firm grasp on the runner-up spot all the way to the checkered flag and claimed a starting spot in the A-main.

 

On initial start of the 25-lap A-main, Reinhardt found a lane on the low side of the speedway and surged from his 17th starting spot to 13th as the field entered turn four.  He appeared to be off to a great start on his mission to tally additional points, but it wasn’t to be.  The caution lights flashed on for a car that was off the pace, and the lap didn’t count.

 

Reinhardt had already showed his hand and the competition wised up, preventing him from utilizing the same low line move on the complete restart, so he settled into the running order where he had started. 

 

Reinhardt continued to work the low side, moving up to 16th about a half dozen laps into the race.  By the halfway point, he was back to where he started.  He continued to search, moving to the high side for a couple circuits around lap fifteen.

 

When the top groove didn’t work, Reinhardt moved back down the track and proceeded to spin off the fastest series of laps he had turned during the feature event, propelling him to a 16th place finish in the Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91.

 

When Wednesday’s points were tallied, Reinhardt sat 24th in points of the 51 drivers who had attempted to qualify that night.

 

This new J&J car is definitely a big step in the right direction.  I was comfortable and we had some speed, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do.“, Reinhardt commented.

 

Friday – Hard Knox Night

 

After two nights of racing, the top 16 in points were locked into Saturday night’s A-main and the next 10 in points were locked into the first five rows of Saturday’s B-main.

 

For the rest, it was one of the most intense nights in sprint car racing, Hard Knox Night.  This year that meant a full program with 72 teams going all out to capture one of the highly coveted top four finishing spots in the A-main.  Those cars would earn the right to start 17th-20th in Saturday’s finale.

 

For the rest, the better the finish, the better their positioning in Saturday’s ‘alphabet soup’, referring to Saturday’s E-main, D-main, C-main and B-main.

 

Friday’s format is slightly different than earlier in the week.  The field is split into two groups for qualifying, then six heats are run with the top three finishers from each advancing to the A-main.

 

Kyle Reinhardt rolled out 18th of 36 cars in Group B and laid down a solid lap of 16.525.  With one car remaining to qualify in the group, he sat 12th on the bump from the inversion.  The last car out bumped Reinhardt to 13th quick, which moved him from a front row starting spot in his heat race to a 5th place start instead.

 

Reinhardt wasn’t able to gain any ground from his 5th place start in the fourth 8-lap heat race, which meant a date with B-main number two later in the evening.  The starting lineup for the B-main was based off the time trial results earlier in the evening.  For Reinhardt, that equated to a starting spot outside the third row.

 

The opening circuit of the 12-lap last chance race was a solid one for Reinhardt.  He bolted from 6th to 3rd using the high side of the speedway.  Over the next ten laps, Kyle did everything he could to close on second and grab an insurance spot to ensure he transferred to the A-main.

 

As the race wound down, the leaders reached lapped traffic and the gaps among the top three shrank.  At the white flag, Reinhardt was still third but was hot on the heels of Sye Lynch, who was right on the bumper of leader Justin Henderson.  

 

When the trio hurtled into turn three, things looked quite different.  Reinhardt led Lynch and Henderson back to the line to complete an exciting final lap.

 

Now with a shot in the 25-lap A-main to further improve his chances on Saturday, Reinhardt wasn’t done yet.  He took the green flag from the 20th starting spot and immediately began working his way forward.

 

Reinhardt climbed to 17th on the opening lap and was 15th by lap three.  He battled for position in the middle of the pack through three restarts during the feature event, reaching 13th with seven laps remaining.  

 

In the closing laps, the handling on Reinhardt’s machine started to go away.  As a result, he slipped back a couple spots to a 15th place finish.

 

The car was really good early.  We just got a little tight in the last ten laps and that cost us a couple spots late.  It was the difference between starting Saturday in the back of the B-main vs. the front of the C-main.“, Reinhardt commented.

 

Saturday

 

On the final day of the Knoxville Nationals, 98 teams were unloaded and set up in the infield.  20 teams arrived knowing they were safely locked into the A-main, while everyone else was slotted for a B-main, C-main, D-main or E-main, with a shot to work their way to one of the final four open spots in the lineup for the grand finale.

 

All of the preliminary action for Kyle Reinhardt led to him owning the pole of Saturday’s 15-lap C-main.  The top four finishers of that race would move on to the final four starting spots for the B-main, where they would have 22 laps to find their way to the top four to earn their way into the A-main.  It was a tall order, but it had been done before.

 

Reinhardt didn’t get the start he wanted in the C-main.  He raced the opening two circuits in the runner-up position before finding his rhythm and sailing past McKenna Haase to grab the lead.

 

Over the remaining thirteen laps Reinhardt was never challenged and went on to win by just over three seconds, locking in the 21st starting spot in the B-main.

 

Forward progress wasn’t easy to come by in the 22-lap B-main.  Reinhardt found himself in one battle after another throughout the race.  He navigated his way from 21st to 18th by lap three but that was the pinnacle of his progress.  Much like Friday night’s feature, his No.91 got tight in the closing laps and Reinhardt ultimately crossed the finish line in 20th.

 

Wrap Up

 

The 2022 Nationals didn’t end up being the perfect story of continuing the trend by reaching his first career Saturday night A-main, but Reinhardt did post another career best result in August in Knoxville by finishing two spots better than 2021.  The trend of improvement continues.  

 

We made a ton of progress this week here in Iowa.  Given our struggles coming into Knoxville, coming out of here with this finish is a successful week for sure.  I want to thank all my guys for their hard work and of course all our partners for their support.  We wouldn’t be here without them.”, Reinhardt said.

 

“I’m excited for the rest of our All Star season.

 

For full Knoxville 410 Sprint Car Nationals format information, click here.

Kyle and the entire Capitol Renegade team want to say a special THANK YOU to Kline's Quick Time in Knoxville for their support during the team's Knoxville swing!


Kline's Quick Time!
A Gas Station, Convenience Store, Auto Repair, and a Car Wash with 3 Wand Bays & a Touchless Automatic!

Up Next

 

The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions schedule resumes this weekend for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team with three stops in New York.  The three-race weekend kicks off Friday night at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, followed by a Saturday night show at Utica-Rome Speedway, and is capped off Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway.  The events pay $8,000, $10,000 and $8,000 respectively to the winners.

 

Season Stats

 

47 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 9 top 10’s, 24 top 15’s

 

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

 

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at:

A2DPR.com/latest-news

 

Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at:

KyleReinhardt.com 

Kyle Reinhardt Racing on Facebook

 Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

 

Kyle Reinhardt on Twitter:

Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21 

 

Kyle Reinhardt on Instagram:

Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21 

photo credit: Chad Warner Photography

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

 

 

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

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

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

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

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!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  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.

 

We can: 

  • Keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
  • Promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
  • Increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
  • Present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
  • Leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

 

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Jeff Halligan Posts Second Place Finish in First Visit to Big Diamond

Port Royal Speedway Ahead With $5,000 up for Grabs

Abbottstown, PA – August 17, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

It’s been pretty clear in 2022 that Jeff Halligan and Risser Motorsports have found consistency at Port Royal Speedway and will be a factor when they compete there.  They have also had their moments at other tracks around Central Pennsylvania this year but haven’t quite reached the level of consistency at those facilities that they are striving for.

 

This past weekend presented a great opportunity for Halligan and team to work on that area of their program.  With Port Royal Speedway closed for a summer break, the Risser Motorsports / TheTreeCenter.com / Victory Auto of Lewistown / EMM Sales & Service / Jake’s Golf Carts / Pine Hill Trailers / Keystone Ag SprayingNo.45 slated a weekend double at Big Diamond Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.

 

August 12:  Big Diamond Speedway / Pottsville, PA

     [27 cars, Heat 3rd (6), A-main 2nd (4)]

 

The rare appearance for 410 sprint cars at Big Diamond Speedway drew a field of 27 competitors who competed in three, 10-lap heat races set up by a pill draw.  The top six finishers from each would advance to the A-main, with the top three participating in a redraw to set the top nine starting spots.  The final six feature starters would come from the B-main.  

 

Halligan started sixth in the second heat race, which was led by a stout front row of Mark Smith and Freddie Rahmer.  Jeff made quick work of the second row, blasting his way into third on the opening lap.  He set his sights on the front pair but settled for a third place finish in the qualifying race.

 

Three of the strongest cars in attendance, Rahmer, Smith and Halligan, pulled starting spots two, three and four respectively in the redraw, setting up a tight battle from the drop of the green for the fans.

 

Before the 30-lap main event could take the green flag, polesitter Tyler Esh pulled off with issues and retired from the event.  

 

Halligan grabbed the third spot on the opening lap, but soon found himself in a battle with sixth place starter Dylan Norris, who wrestled the spot away for a handful of laps.  By the time the race reached lap ten, the top three were Smith, Rahmer, and Halligan.  Norris had gone pit-side.

 

Moments later, Halligan drove past Rahmer to take the runner up spot and set his sights on Smith.  The Ephrata, PA driver closed the gap in traffic and with about ten laps remaining took his shot at Smith.

 

Halligan’s slide job in turn four cleared Smith, but the slider took the No.45 all the way to the wall and the light contact with the fence was enough to allow Smith to cross over and regain the lead.  

 

Halligan wasn’t able to get close enough to take another shot at Smith and settled for the second place finish.

 

August 13:  Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

     [34 cars, Heat 5th (4), B-main 2nd (4), A-main 17th (22)]

 

A large field of 34 cars signed in at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.  Halligan’s last race at the Abbottstown oval resulted in a 6th place finish against a formidable 42-car PA Speedweek field.

 

The top four finishers would transfer to the A-main from each of five 8-lap heat races, with the top two being handicapped to the front based on their season points average.

 

Halligan started outside row two in heat number four but couldn’t hold his ground.  He slipped to fifth on the opening lap and sixth a lap later.  He battled back to fifth on the final lap but was unable to transfer to the A-main.

 

With Halligan’s first goal of advancing in the heat to land a mid-pack starting spot, or better, for the 30-lap finale, the goal now shifted to simply making the field.  Rolling to the green once again from the 4th position, on the opening lap Halligan wheeled his machine into the runner-up spot and away from the verge of not transferring.  He held a firm grasp on the spot and locked himself and the Risser Motorsports team into the main event.

 

Halligan started the main event from the 22nd spot and made steady forward progress over the first ten laps.  The third year 410 sprint car pilot raced in the 15th position for the majority of the event, then reached 14th on lap 22.

 

In the closing laps Halligan wasn’t able to maintain the track position he had garnered.  He slipped backwards a few spots in the running order and crossed the finish line in 17th.

 

I really enjoyed Big Diamond.  I wish we had more opportunities to race there.  We made good decisions and were able to keep this Panther Chassis up front to compete for the win.“, Halligan commented.

 

We struggled to find the right combination at Lincoln.  We need to get our short track program to a more consistent level.  That’s the missing piece right now.  Some trips there (Lincoln) this year we’ve been pretty good and other times we just miss the mark.  We’ll figure it out.  We learn every time out.  Just need to keep digging.

 

Halligan has accumulated podium finishes at three Central PA tracks in 2022.  At Port Royal he has five top three finishes, including two wins.  He also now has a second at Big Diamond to go with a third at Williams Grove in limited appearances there.  His best finish at Lincoln Speedway, in a handful of appearances this season, is a sixth during PA Speedweek.

 

Up Next

 

Jeff and the Risser Motorsports team will return to Port Royal Speedway Saturday, August 20th for Open Wheel Madness III where $5,000 will be on the line for the 410 sprint car winner.   

 

Saturday will be Salute to The Military Night with FREE General Admission to ‘The Speed Palace’ for all past and present military with proper identification.   The PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints and USAC East Coast 360 Wingless Sprints will also be on the card.

 

Season Stats

 

32 races, 2 wins, 11 top 5’s, 17 top 10’s, 22 top 15’s

 

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

 

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Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

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. 

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Risser Motorsports

TheTreeCenter.com

Victory Auto of Lewistown, PA

EMM Sales & Service, Inc.

Jake’s Golf Carts

ACP Headers

HighDef Suspension

Spencer Dearth

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Newlin Bar Service

Ephrata Recycling

Alloy Wheel Repair

AL Driveline

Pine Hill Trailers

Keystone Ag Spraying

TJ Forged

RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive

Roach Wings

Panther Framworx

HP Engines

Steve Conn

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Reinhardt Battles Through Tough Week at 360 Nationals, Capitani Classic and Front Row Challenge

410 Nationals Kick Off Tonight at Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville, IA – August 10, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Chad Warner Photography

Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team have logged as many laps as possible on the black Iowa dirt over the past week.

 

The goal was to be as prepared as possible for the 410 Nationals, which meant they needed to fight through and solve some issues that have been plaguing the team over the past month or two.

 

While the four races over the past six nights didn’t produce any headline results, progress was made.  Some issues have been identified, changes have been made, and the focus has been narrowed.

 

Reinhardt did make the A-main on his 360 Nationals qualifying night but fell short of making the Saturday night A-main, finishing 21st in the B-main, a few spots short of the 15th place finish that earned him the 2021 Rookie of the 360 Nationals award.

 

Sunday’s Capitani Classic outcome was also almost identical to 2021 for Reinhardt, but that’s of no consolation.  He and his team expect to improve over time.

 

 

Quick Results

8/4:  Knoxville Raceway / 360 Nationals Night 1 / 51 cars, Qualifying 27th, Heat 3rd (1), A-main 20th (19)

 

8/6:  Knoxville Raceway / 360 Nationals Finale / 78 cars, C-main 3rd (5), B-main 21st (23)

 

8/7:  Knoxville Raceway / Capitani Classic / 69 cars, Qualifying 29th Group A, Heat 7th (10), B-main 13th (17)

 

8/8:  Southern Iowa Speedway / Front Row Challenge / 31 cars, Qualifying 27th, Heat 8th (9), B-main 5th (7), A-main 20th (23)

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will kick off their 2022 Knoxville Nationals with their qualifying night Wednesday, August 10th and the Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 will be sporting a fresh new look for the occasion.  Be sure to check follow Kyle on social media to get a first look!

 

Wednesday night they will find out quickly if they are moving in the right direction.  With over 100 teams registered to compete, and Reinhardt up against half that field on his qualifying night, the annual event is the toughest possible test for any race team.

 

Through a typical sprint car format of time trials, heat races and features, teams will accumulate points on their qualifying night (half the field Wednesday, the other half Thursday) with a goal of locking into Saturday night’s A-main.  Those who come up short of that goal may lock into a B-main or C-main on Saturday but could also race Friday night’s ‘Hard Knox’ program to improve their points total and positioning in Saturday’s show.

 

For full Knoxville 410 Sprint Car Nationals format information, click here.

 

For tickets and event details, go to KnoxvilleRaceway.com.

 

If you can’t be there in person, broadcast coverage is available at DirtVision.com.

 

Season Stats

 

44 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 9 top 10’s, 23 top 15’s

 

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

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Broadcast coverage of the Knoxville Nationals is available at DirtVision.com

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

 

 

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

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

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

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

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!