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Halligan Strengthens Team with Support from Highly Respected, Long-Time Racing Community Supporter, J&S Classics

Ephrata, PA – March 1, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Original Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Jeff Halligan Racing and Risser Motorsports are honored to welcome long-time sprint car racing supporter, J&S Classics, to their family.

The late Jim Kline, who recently passed away after a battle with brain cancer, and his wife Sandy are highly respected members of the racing community in Central Pennsylvania and beyond for many years.  The pair owned a very successful sprint car team for some time, then moved on to support tracks, events, and drivers in many ways over the years.

In 2024, the familiar J&S Classics logo will tour Central Pennsylvania speedways on the wing of Jeff Halligan’s No.45.

STREET RODS TO SPRINT CARS

The Kline’s created J & S Fabrication in 1990.  Sandy shared that their goal when they started J&S Fabrication was to own a sprint car team.  They accomplished that goal in 2001 with their son Dean in the seat.

The Klines owned their famed No. 22 sprint car for a decade, campaigning regularly across Central Pennsylvania from 2001 through the 2010 season.  Successful drivers such as Darren Eash, Kenny Jacobs, Jason Johnson, Fred Rahmer, and the late Greg Hodnett graced their seat, recording numerous championships and victories.  One of the most memorable was the 2009 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway with Hodnett at the wheel.

J & S Classics was born from Jim’s love of custom street rod cars.  Jim started out building cars just for himself but eventually, it grew into the business we know today.  Through J&S Classics, Jim and Sandy have continued their support of motorsports for many years.

“Our entire team is grateful for the support of Jim and Sandy.  Jim was a great man.  Sandy and her family are in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn their tragic loss.”, Jeff Halligan shared.

The additional support is a nice boost for Halligan’s program with Risser Motorsports.  The combination has been racing 410 sprint cars together for four full seasons now and has garnered at least one victory in each of those seasons at Port Royal Speedway.

J & S Classics

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

Follow Jeff’s season at:     Addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

Jeff Halligan Racing on Facebook:     Facebook.com/JeffHalligan45h

Jeff Halligan on Twitter:     Twitter.com/JeffHalliganRcg

Jeff Halligan on Instagram:     Instagram.com/JeffHalliganRacing

Jeff Halligan Racing’s Online Store:     JeffHalliganRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

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

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

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!

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
 

Risser Motorsports

TheTreeCenter.com

J&S Classics

Fleet Reps

EMM Sales & Service, Inc.

Jake’s Golf Carts

Jim’s Maple Syrup
HighDef Suspension
Newlin Bar Service
Alloy Wheel Repair
AL Driveline
Panther Framworx
Scheaffer’s Racing Oil
Roach Wings
HP Engines 

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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Tuscarora Restoration Teams With ABR for 2024 Slate

Mifflin, PA – February 29, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Original Photo Credit:  Chris Hockley/WRT Speedwerx

Austin Berry Racing is proud to announce a new partnership with local business Tuscarora Restoration for their upcoming 2024 super late model season.

The Thompsontown, PA-based construction business has been serving the needs of the local community since 2020 and has continued to establish itself as a top choice for quality work.

SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT RACING

Tyler Amtower, owner of Tuscarora Restoration, recently added Polyaspartic Floor Coating Systems to his wide array of contracting services, which already includes Vinyl Siding, Roofing, Pressure Washing, Decks, Remodeling, Interior & Exterior Painting, and more.

Amtower began considering options for how to promote his new offerings and his business as a whole.  That’s when he approached Austin Berry to inquire about the possibility of a partnership that would benefit both his business and Berry’s race team.

“We have advertised in the traditional ways in the past and those are helpful, but we noticed the effort Austin puts into his team and into promoting his supporters.  We have known him, his dad (Ken Berry) and his family for several years.  We like their character and how their operation is a team effort.”, Amtower said.  

We want to connect with the racing community because we are race fans too and the people we see at the track every week are the people we would love to help with their construction needs.  Austin and his team have a consistent presence on social media and they do a great job representing everyone involved with their team, so we approached them to see what we could work out.”

“We are excited to be a part of ABR this season.  We are confident Austin and everyone on his team will represent us well.  His team will make sure fans learn about Tuscarora Restoration and everything we have to offer.”

LOCAL SUPPORTS LOCAL

Much like Tuscarora Restoration, Austin Berry has been growing his race team in recent years.  He has inched closer and closer to his goal of being a weekly top-five competitor, continually searching for the resources to achieve that.

“It means a lot to us when a local business believes in what we are doing and wants to be involved.  We are a family team built on family values.  We work hard to do this and we earn everything we achieve.  Local businesses like Tyler’s Tuscarora Restoration are built the same way.”, Berry said.

“We will work hard for and with Tyler to make sure he gets great value for what he is doing for our team.  We can both achieve our goals if we take care of our partners.”

ABOUT TUSCARORA RESTORATIONS

Tuscarora Restoration services all of Central Pennsylvania.  We are here to help you with all your construction needs. This includes Vinyl Siding, Roofing, Pressure Washing, Decks, Remodel, Interior Exterior Painting, etc. 

We now offer Polyaspartic Floor Coatings as well as Epoxy Floor Coatings!

Check us out on Facebook to see examples of our quality work!   Facebook.com/TRestorationCommercialResidential

Address386 E Salem Rd, Thompsontown, PA 17094

Hours6:00am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday

Phone(717) 363-2265

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch all the great content they provide!

LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE the video, plus SUBSCRIBE so you are the first to know about new videos!

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

Tuscarora Restoration
Juniata Veterinary Clinic
Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter
SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum
VP Racing Fuels
Carquest of State College

Nathan Berry Beef Farm
Dye It Rite
Auto Glass Centre
Fragola Performance Systems
Addicted2DirtPR.com
GO Lithium
Peterson Fluid Systems
Quick Car
Valvoline Pro-V Racing
Sweet Manufacturing
Victory Fuel
Swift Springs
Strange Oval
DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.
Quarter Master
JDS Racing
Hoosier Mid-Atlantic
Rocket Chassis

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!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great 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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Fleet Reps Partners With Halligan to Bolster 2024 Effort

Ephrata, PA – February 24, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Original Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Jeff Halligan Racing and Risser Motorsports are excited to welcome Fleet Reps to the team for the fast-approaching 2024 sprint car season.

Fleet Reps, based in Yeagertown, PA, specializes in emergency and municipal vehicle equipment.  The company has been involved in the sport in other ways in the past but this will be their first partnership with a race team.   

NEW VENTURE

“We want to thank Kevin Walker, president of Fleet Reps, for coming on board for 2024.  We are thankful to have him and his team supporting our race team.”, Halligan said of the new partnership.

“We are going to do our absolute best to represent and promote Fleet Reps to race fans and hopefully we will get them to victory lane a few times along the way this year.”

Fleet Reps represents the most respected manufacturers within the public safety industry, like Whelen, Havis, and Pro-Gard.  From New York to Virginia, Fleet Reps provides outstanding customer service, superior sales support, and a total understanding of their entire product line. 

The team at Fleet Reps will always take the time to learn and understand the needs of their customers. As new vehicle models are introduced, and new or changing NFPA guidelines and laws come out, they are always on the cutting edge.

On Saturday, March 9th, Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team will debut their 2024 colors with the Fleet Reps logo adorning the surface of the top wing.

ABOUT FLEET REPS

Fleet Reps, based in Yeagertown, PA, specializes in emergency and municipal vehicle equipment.  Check them out on Facebook or their website to learn more!

Facebook:  Facebook.com/FleetReps

WebsiteFleetReps.com

Address13225 Ferguson Valley Rd, Yeagertown, PA, United States, 17099

Email[email protected]

HoursAlways open!

Phone(302) 440-2190

JEFF HALLIGAN RACING

Follow Jeff’s season at:     Addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

Jeff Halligan Racing on Facebook:     Facebook.com/JeffHalligan45h

Jeff Halligan on Twitter:     Twitter.com/JeffHalliganRcg

Jeff Halligan on Instagram:     Instagram.com/JeffHalliganRacing

Jeff Halligan Racing’s Online Store:     JeffHalliganRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

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

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

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!

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
 

Risser Motorsports

TheTreeCenter.com

J&S Classics

Fleet Reps

EMM Sales & Service, Inc.

Jake’s Golf Carts

Jim’s Maple Syrup
HighDef Suspension
Newlin Bar Service
Alloy Wheel Repair
AL Driveline
Panther Framworx
Scheaffer’s Racing Oil
Roach Wings
HP Engines 

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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Newlin Building the Foundation for Future 410 Sprint Car Success in Central PA

Get Your Tickets Now:  Team’s Annual Cash Bingo Event Fast Approaching

Millerstown, PA – January 17, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Zach Newlin spent most of the 2023 season working to pull his own 410 sprint car team together.  It proved to take longer than hoped but the team did manage to make it to the track three times late in the season.  

The preparation has continued throughout this offseason, and while Newlin has limited resources, he has been working hard to build depth where he can and fans should expect to see more of Newlin in his 410 sprint car in 2024.

There are plenty of other updates from the Zach Newlin Racing camp to share this winter too.

YOU WIN, THEY WIN!

Racers don’t often get the opportunity to hang out and have fun with their fans, family, and friends.  Every winter, Zach Newlin and the entire Newlin Racing family try to remedy that by hosting a fun night 

The night features bingo with cash prizes, door prizes, 50/50 drawings, a Chinese auction, and tear-off tickets.

Not only is it a fun night of games, but the annual event helps Newlin Racing support some of the costs of their program.

Everyone knows how expensive racing is these days.  It doesn’t matter if you are running a go-kart like Caleb Newlin or a full-blown sprint car like his father, Zach Newlin, it takes funding to get to the track.  

The entire event is a win for fans and a win for Newlin Racing.  Come out and support a long-time Central Pennsylvania racing family.

The event will be held at the Millerstown (PA) Moose on Saturday, January 27th.  Doors open at noon with festivities kicking off at 1pm.

Advance tickets are $25.  Only 300 tickets will be sold.  If available, tickets will be $30 at the door.  Interested fans can message Newlin Racing or Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook to get tickets.

Tickets are also available at the Millerstown Moose, Ron’s RV Sales in Mifflintown, and The Podium Awards in Newport.

Fans can find all the latest information on the ‘Newlin Racing Cash Bingo’ event on the Newlin Racing Facebook page.

358 PLANS

Before we get into Newlin’s 410 sprint car plans for 2024, we want to fill fans in on another part of his schedule.

‘Zach Daddy’ as he is known to his fans, will return to the seat of Dan Mansberger’s No.21m 358 sprint car to compete in all the Williams Grove Speedway dates for the division. 

The pairing had a solid season in 2023, capturing one victory and finishing 6th in the season point standings at ‘The Grove’.

We enjoy running with Dan, so I’m really happy to be back in his car again.”, Newlin said.

This will be our 4th year together.  We struggled with mechanical issues our first couple of years but last year we overcame that.  We were competitive almost every week in 2023.  I’m looking forward to 2024.  I think we can run up front and get Dan back to victory lane again.

410 PLANS

Last season, Newlin was aiming to get his own family-owned 11z team put together with a 410 bullet under the hood by early summer but parts delays, funding and other issues kept delaying his debut.  The team did manage three starts before the season closed, one of them unfortunately ending early with a part failure in hot laps.

In 2024, Newlin is set to race the Ron’s RV Sales, Butler Hill Maple Farm, Tuscarora Roofing Co., Dillman Hauling, Precision Auto Repair Services, Christine Booker Realtor, Newlin Bar Service No.11z on a regular basis from the start of the season. 

That said, Newlin will need to be selective when and where he competes to ensure he makes the most of his equipment and gives himself the best chance to build on what he has.  

With only their smaller engine available, ZNR’s schedule options will be a bit limited.  As of now, plans are to compete at BAPS Motor Speedway’s 410 sprint car shows, plus some additional mid-summer dates at Port Royal Speedway.  Newlin is hoping the team’s other engine is done soon so the team will be able to add more dates to their schedule.

This will be a learning and building year for us, so our main goals are just to be at the track as much as we are able and get as many laps as we can.“, Newlin commented.  We are also going to make sure we promote our partners.  We wouldn’t be able to do this without them.  I can’t thank those folks enough.  Last year was disappointing because we wanted to race more but things we couldn’t control kept us from doing that.  

“Our partners have stayed behind us and continued to believe in what we are trying to build, so we are going to make sure to take care of them.

PARTNERS ARE FAMILY

Speaking of marketing partners, Newlin will welcome back several key supporters in 2024.

Ron’s RV Sales of Mifflintown is back as a primary partner.  Ron’s RV Sales is a retirement hobby that has become a passion. After retiring from Snedeker Energy in early 2020, Ron decided to buy some RVs and start a little business as a hobby. While the business has grown, Ron is still dedicated to helping people find the RV that’s right for them. You won’t find high-pressure salespeople or big mark-ups, just honest prices and a great selection of travel trailers, motorhomes, utility trailers, golf carts, and more.  You can find them online at RonsRVSales.com, call 717-436-6514, or stop by 349 Industrial Park Road, Mifflintown, PA.

Also returning is Butler Hill Maple Farm, which is owned and operated by U.S. Army veteran Corrie Bacon.  As a child, Corrie helped his dad make maple syrup.  Prior to his retirement following 31 years of service, he purchased land and the maple business from his lifelong friend.  Since then, Butler Hill Maple Farm has been offering pure Pennsylvania maple syrup in three grades: Golden Delicate, Amber Rich, Dark Robust and Very Dark, Very Strong.

Race fans will also find Butler Hill Maple Farm has special edition bottles etched with sprint cars, late models and modifieds!  All these items are available for shipping in their company store online, and at events throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the DC area. Visit ButlerHillMapleFarm.com to learn more and get your favorite products today!  You can also call Corrie’s customer service at 607-426-5820, email [email protected] or find Butler Hill Maple Farm on Facebook.

Tuscarora Roofing, a full service roofing company based in Blain, PA, is back for Newlin’s 2024 campaign.  If your roof needs some attention or a full replacement, contact them today!  Tuscarora Roofing can be found on Facebook or reached at (717) 512-5340.

Dillman Hauling will continue their support of Newlin for the fifth consecutive season.  Dillman Hauling, LLC. has been offering clients throughout Perry County and the surrounding area quality transportation of materials since 2018.  They offer Tri-Axle hauling for stone, shale, sand, topsoil, fill, etc.  Visit them on Facebook to learn more or give them a call at 717-275-3454 today!

A number of other invaluable partners and product sponsors will also return to the team, including Precision Auto Repair Services, Christine Booher – Realtor, Safety-Kleen, Strange Oval, Walker Performance Filtration, Newlin Bar Service, The Podium Awards, Nesbit Innovations and Deimler Chiropractic.

We welcome inquiries about our available partnerships.  As we work to build this team into a weekly competitor, we are open to building custom packages to best meet the goals of businesses interested in getting involved in our family-owned team.“, Newlin said.

“Our partners become part of our racing family.  That’s the type of atmosphere we want to maintain in our pit area, at our shop and anywhere we go.”

 

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

Zach Newlin Racing can be contacted at [email protected].

Learn more about Zach Newlin at:  A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at:  A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook:  Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter:  Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing

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

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

THANKS TO ZACH’S PARTNERS! 

Ron’s RV Sales

Butler Hill Maple Farm

Tuscarora Roofing Co.

Dillman Hauling

Precision Auto Repair Services

Christine Booher, Realtor

Safety-Kleen

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

The Podium Awards

Nesbit Innovations

Deimler Chiropractic

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!  These 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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Inside Austin Berry’s Dynamic Offseason: From Indiana to West Virginia to Pennsylvania

Countdown to ABR’s 2024 Season Kickoff: Dec. 31st is Last Call for Discounted Tickets!

Mifflin, PA – December 29, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Fans might think that race teams are sitting at home on their couch over the winter, waiting for Spring to approach so they can dust off their race car and get ready to sling dirt again.

That is certainly not the case.  Most teams would tell you they work harder during the offseason.  It’s probably at least fair to say they work just as hard but have a lot less fun since they don’t get to race.  From October through February in Pennsylvania, you will find teams in the race shop tearing their car down, ordering parts, and going over every detail.

There is a lot of planning and effort involved to bring all of that together into a race-ready team by the time March rolls around.

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD AND GAMES

There are just a couple of days remaining to pick up your discounted tickets for the Austin Berry Racing 2024 Season Kickoff Party.  Tickets are just $25 through December 31, 2023, before the price goes up!

As a way to spend time with fans and get to know them while having a good time and raising money for the race team, Austin Berry looks forward to the team’s annual event.

“This event gives us a chance to hang out with our fans, partners, friends, and family in a way we don’t get to otherwise.  It’s great to make a real connection with everyone and thank them for their support.  At the track we are always busy and don’t have time for much more than a quick hello.”, Berry said.

The party will be held on January 27, 2024, at the Port Royal Speedway commercial building.  Doors will open at 4pm with a BBQ Chicken dinner served at 5pm.  At 7pm Chris Woodward and Shindiggin’ will take the stage to provide live music for fans to kick up their heels and tap their toes to.  Throughout the evening there will be cash giveaway drawings, which fans are automatically entered in just for buying a ticket to the event.  There will also be 50/50 drawings, basket raffles, and other games.

From January 1st-26th, tickets will be priced at $30 and, if available, will be $35 at the door the day of the event.

The day kicks off with a cornhole tournament from 11am-3pm.  The competition is limited to 40 teams and guarantees cash prizes of $300, $160, $80, and $40 for the top four teams.  Teams must preregister for $40/team to compete.  This is a separate event from the evening dinner and live music ticket.

Along with preparing for their annual night celebrating with fans, the team is a lot busier than you may think during the offseason.

GETTING THE SHIP IN ORDER

Berry’s offseason got started even earlier than hoped when his motor failed in late August.  The team pulled the motor and delivered it for repairs to be made.  

After wrapping up the season by competing in three limited late model events with a borrowed motor, Berry and his team began the process of tearing the car down to the bare frame.  Every component is evaluated and replacements are ordered as needed.

Berry also invests time in keeping up with the latest product innovations and improvements that could better the team’s program.

Most recently, the team made the trip to the home of Rocket Chassis in West Virginia to have their frame gone over to make sure there were no lingering effects from a mid-summer incident at Hagerstown Speedway.  The bad news is the crew at Rocket found the front end needed a little more attention than Berry had hoped, but the good news is it has been addressed.

PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY

In early December, as they do every year, Berry and his team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show.  The largest racing trade show in North America provides Berry with the opportunity to say thank you to current partners, discuss potential improvements for the upcoming season, learn about new products, and initiate new relationships, all under one roof in the span of a couple of days.

Berry’s partners will return to support the team in 2024, with one exception.  Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, SRI Performance, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, and numerous other product sponsors will return.

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, who has been with ABR for the last few years, will step away from its racing endeavors in 2024 to focus on growth opportunities but hopes to return to the team in 2025.

Austin Berry Racing wishes Greg and everyone at The Tire Mart the best with their 2024 plans.

“I can’t thank Greg enough for what he’s done for this team.  I mean it sincerely.  His belief in us helped move our program forward.  We fully understand his situation for the upcoming season and hope to work with him again.” Austin Berry said.

Berry is seeking new partnerships for the upcoming season.  Opportunities to join the team exist at a variety of levels that will allow a business to get good value for their investment.  The team is extremely active on social media and leverages Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management to reach a broad audience for their marketing partners.

FUELED FOR VICTORY

ABR has established a new relationship for 2024 with Victory Fuel, a popular and tasty alternative to sugary drinks.

Victory Fuel is not an energy drink.  It is a flavored electrolyte water.  It’s a healthy alternative made by combining triple-filtered water, electrolytes, daily vitamins, natural sweeteners, and natural flavors.  There’s no artificial junk, no caffeine, and no carbonation.

Visit DrinkVictory.com to try the original Throttle Punch or the new Lucky Lemon!  Fans can support Austin Berry Racing and save 10% on a purchase of Victory Fuel by using discount code “BERRY86” at checkout.

THE HOMESTRETCH

As the calendar flips to 2024, Berry and his team will bring all of their offseason activities together to produce a race-ready car by the end of February.

All of the parts and new sheet metal will arrive at the shop and assembly will commence.  The motor will return, be installed, and fired.

Finally, the wrap carrying all their partner logos will be applied.

Before you know it, the No.86 will be turning left and getting dirty again.  The team’s tentative schedule will be released in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to the team’s social media outlets for updates.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch all the great content they provide!

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WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Victory Fuel

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

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!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great 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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

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Trever Feathers To Appear at Motorsports Trade Show and Unveil 2024 Car

George’s Used Cars on Board as New Partner for 2024 Campaign

Winchester, VA – December 27, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

If you thought things slowed down for Winchester, VA super late model pilot Trever Feathers after his final race of 2023 back in October, which was a victory at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania, you would be incorrect.

Feathers went to work to do his best to build on the momentum he had established with his three victories during the second half of the season.  

More on that in a bit.  First, some other news out of the Trever Feathers Racing camp.

MOTORSPORTS SHOW

A lot of teams circle early March on their calendar and work to prepare their equipment for that deadline.  Feathers was on a different schedule as he looked ahead to 2024.  He was aiming for mid-January, not only so he could be ahead of the game, but also so he could have his Team Zero No.20 ready for an appearance.

Fans who make their way to the Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show in Oaks, PA outside of Philadelphia on January 19th-20th will be able to meet Trever Feathers and see his freshly unveiled 2024 ride at the American Racer booth.

Feathers will be on hand both days to greet fans, take photos, and sign autographs.  He will have hero cards to hand out as well.

The show is held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and occupies over 240,000 square feet of the facility.  The show is open 2pm-9pm on Friday and 11am-8pm on Saturday.  Adult admission is $15, ages 6-11 are $5, and under 6 are free.

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Feathers received a pleasant surprise on December 18th when Port Royal Speedway announced their year-end awards.  He was announced as the winner of the Super Late Model division Sportsman Award.

It was the first time winning the award for Feathers and he expressed his appreciation for the nod.

“I am honored to win the 2023 Sportsman Award from Port Royal Speedway.  We do our best to operate as a class organization and do things the right way.  I truly appreciate the recognition.”, a happy Feathers said.

NEW PARTNER

George’s Used Cars, located in Orbisonia, PA will join Trever Feathers Racing as a marketing partner in 2024.

“We are a family business that has been in operation for nearly 50 years.  Trever, Bo, and their team are just like us.  It’s a family deal and they are doing their best, working hard to compete.  I can relate to and appreciate that, so we wanted to help.”, said Mark Viener, who operates the business along with his mother and father.

“I got to know Trever’s uncle Jimmy a while back.  That’s where it all started.  We used to race ourselves but after that ended, we have been doing what we can to support local racing and local racers.”

Fans should check out GeorgesUsedCars.com to see all the great vehicles and deals that are available or visit them at 180 Ridgely St., Orbisonia, Pa. 17243.  Their phone number is (814) 447-3175 and they’re open Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with Saturday hours of 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

ROOM FOR MORE

Feathers is still seeking additional partners for the 2024 season.  The team has prime real estate available on the right door and rear deck of their Team Zero racecar.   

There is also an entry-level opportunity for a business to purchase a K1 RaceGear Firesuit for Feathers.  The business would have full control over the design of the suit, which would feature its logo prominently on the front and back.  After two seasons of use, the suit would be autographed and returned to the buyer as a souvenir!

Anyone interested in either type of available partnership can contact the team by emailing [email protected].

OFFSEASON PROGRESS

Now let’s get back to where we started this update.

Not one to enjoy last-minute scrambles in February preparing for a season opener in early March, Feathers gets right to work in the shop when his season is complete.

“Rushing leads to mistakes and waiting can lead to challenges getting the parts we need in time.  I don’t mess around with all that.”, Feathers explained.

“We unloaded our car in the shop after our win at Lincoln on October 7th and we had it torn down within a week or two.”

Feathers went over every component, replacing many of them to make sure he has a reliable piece when he hits the track again.  The teardown and rebuild also provide the opportunity to ensure everything fits and functions the way it is intended. 

By Thanksgiving the car was ready for 2024, minus a little sheet metal and a fresh wrap.  That is quick progress.

“With the car ready, now we can focus on the trailer, the toter, and the shop.  There’s a lot of work to be done to have those aspects of the program prepared properly too so we minimize the potential of missing a race or needing to load up early on any given night because we don’t have what we need to get back on the track.”, Feathers shared.

One area Feathers has been focusing on this winter is building depth in his parts inventory and preparing the car in a way that makes race night repairs faster.

“With our car, there are parts we need to fabricate.  We can’t just go buy two or three of them, so I have been busy doing a lot of that.  I don’t want to have to load up early because we get into a heat race incident and don’t have what we need to make repairs.”, Feathers commented. 

2024 PLANS

Much like 2023, there will be a lot of Port Royal Speedway dates on Feathers’ 2024 schedule.  A big chunk of, or possibly all of, Appalachian Mountain Speedweek is on his radar as well.

The team is also keeping an eye on other regional shows offering good paydays.  

“We are based in Winchester, VA, so we usually have to travel at least a couple of hours to get to a race.  There are a couple of super races each year here in our home town but we have to venture out for everything else.”, Feathers shared.

“We keep an eye on schedules in Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and all around to see what our options are.  Given the cost of just getting there and back, plus what it takes to put the car on the track for a night, we have to do the math and be sure it makes sense for us to go to a race.  Until we can add more partners to help our budget, that’s how we have to operate.”

An average finish of 7.1 in his last ten races of 2023, which includes three wins, has Feathers excited about 2024 in his McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings, George’s Used Cars, Larry Royston’s Septic Services, Martins Pumping Service, Feathers & Sons Roofing, North River Farm, Leggett Engine Research, Team Zero Race Cars, Shane McDowell Racing, Coffelt Graphics, Larry Royston Properties, Larry Royston Equipment, Fox Racing Shox, Bo Feathers Racing, No.20.  

“We are heading into the new year with fewer questions than we have the last couple of years.  We figured out some of our issues and got on a solid foundation during the latter part of 2023.  I’m optimistic about our potential and I hope others see it as well so we can continue to grow this program.”, Feathers said.

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

Trever Feathers Racing can be contacted via [email protected].

TREVER FEATHERS RACING

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/TreverFeathers

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/TFeathersRacing

Twitter:  Twitter.com/TFeathersRacing

Instagram:  Instagram.com/TFeathersRacing

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

THANKS TO OUR SUPER LATE MODEL TEAM PARTNERS! 
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support!
 

McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings

George’s Used Cars

Larry Royston’s Septic Services

Martins Pumping Service

North River Farm

Leggett Engine Research

Feathers & Sons Roofing

Coffelt Graphics

Larry Royston Properties

Larry Royston Equipment

Team Zero Race Cars

Shane McDowell Racing

Fox Racing Shox

Bo Feathers Racing

In Memory of Nathan McCoy

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!  These 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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

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ABR Addressing Motor Issues, Looking for Qualifying Speed in 2024

Tickets Are Now on Sale for the ABR 2024 Kickoff Party, Read Details Here

Mifflin, PA – November 22, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

It’s that time of year again when race teams assess their program and begin preparations for the new season, making improvements and adjustments based on weak spots and lessons learned.  While Austin Berry Racing carries out those tasks, they are also preparing to celebrate with their fans and build excitement for the 2024 season.  

Before we look back at the 2023 season and hear from Austin about the team’s plans to address their biggest pain point, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the upcoming party the team is putting together! 

PARTY TIME WITH THE FANS

To get everyone primed for the upcoming racing season, Austin Berry Racing will hold its 2024 Season Kickoff Party on January 27th at the Port Royal Speedway commercial building.

It will be the second consecutive year for the event.  The 2023 edition was a win-win for everyone.  The event was very popular with fans and successful for the race team as well.

It’s always cool to take advantage of chances to meet fans and supporters!  It’s always a really good time and it gives fans a chance to talk to the race team and myself out of race mode.”, Berry said.  “Fans get to see the personalities that all the guys have and we get to know them.  We enjoy connecting with fans so they can stop by and say hi anytime during the season and they are a familiar face to us.

The evening begins at 5pm with a dinner of BBQ chicken, seasoned potatoes, and Texas beans.

At 7pm Chris Woodward and Shindiggin’ will take the stage to deliver live music.  The band promises it’s “always a rockin’ country party” when they show up!

Throughout the evening there will be cash giveaway drawings, 50/50 drawings, raffle baskets, and other games.  There will be something for everyone.

Just 300 tickets will be sold for the dinner and music evening, with prices discounted to $25/person until December 31st, 2023.  During January, prices will increase to $30/person.  If availability remains, tickets will be $35 at the door.

Earlier in the day from 11am-3pm, ABR will host their 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament in the same facility at Port Royal Speedway.  The tournament is limited to 40 teams, with preregistration required.  Registration is $40/team and payouts to the top four teams are guaranteed.  The winning team will take home $300, with 2nd through 4th receiving $160, $80, and $40 respectively.  Concessions will be available during the tournament.

To obtain tickets for the evening event or to preregister for the cornhole tournament, fans can call 717-994-8451 or message the team via Facebook.

Tickets for the evening dinner and music event are also available at AustinBerryRacing.com in the merchandise store.  Tickets purchased via the website will be held at will-call to be picked up the day of the event.

Anyone who is interested in donating a basket for the raffle can contact the team via any of the same methods listed for tickets and registration.  The team will promote your business or cause on social media in exchange for the donation.

ASSESSING 2023 AND ABR'S PATH

The 2023 season contained a few really shining moments for Austin Berry.  No, they didn’t find victory lane, but they kicked off the season with a top-ten finish, posted a runner-up finish at Selinsgrove in May after leading the most laps, and kicked off June with a top five at Port Royal and a podium in their first ever race at Clinton County during Appalachian Mountain Speedweek.

Statistically, the 2023 season was very similar to 2022 but that wasn’t the goal.  Berry and his team were looking to log more podium finishes, top fives, and top tens, and of course, hopefully get back to victory lane.

It was the similar statistics and the finishes in between those shining moments that made Berry feel he was underachieving and not making the progress he and the team expected of themselves.  

There was a recurring theme behind that feeling.  A closer look shows The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86 raced really well but often couldn’t overcome early qualifying laps that didn’t put the team in an optimal position for the night.

This certainly isn’t a gloom-and-doom story though.  There are a lot of other positives to go with the shining moments we covered earlier.

The team logged more races than it ever had in the past and only missed qualifying for the main event twice all season.  Another positive note was only one DNQ was a mechanical issue, plus Berry’s average finish for the season was just outside the top ten.  

I think that we have definitely gotten a lot more consistent. We no longer have flashes of brightness and then struggle to make the show the next weekend. With the exception of national touring series races, we are consistently qualifying for shows and making most of those through the heat races.“, Berry shared.

We haven’t found the consistent speed early in the night to put ourselves in a starting position where we are capable of winning.  We only started on the front row twice this past season.”

Our team has been on a steady progression since 2019.  I know it hasn’t come as quickly as any of us have wanted it to, especially me, but if we stay the of course and continue to work with our awesome partners, we will be fighting for multiple wins a season in the near future.

TAKING A STEP BACK MENTALLY

After the season’s second engine failure sidelined his super late model program in late August, taking away three or four more potential starts, Berry decided to take a friend up on an offer to borrow a steel block engine and have a little fun racing with the limited late models.  

He took to the track three times in September, each at a different speedway, and logged finishes of 4th, 2nd, and 8th.

Running the limited was probably one of the highlights of the year, to be honest, not only for me but also for the race team. It was just fun to put it bluntly!  We had absolutely zero expectations and we were going to just have fun and race.  It allowed all of us to open up our mindsets and kind of just let loose a little bit.“, a smiling Berry shared.

I had no idea what to expect from the driver’s seat with the drop in horsepower and we didn’t really know where our setups needed to be either, so we just went and raced and I think it actually allowed us to learn more about our racecar and learn ways that we can be better when we go back super racing in 2024.

2024 PREPARATIONS

It’s no secret the Achilles heel for Austin Berry Racing in recent years has been motors.  A team on a limited budget unfortunately can’t buy brand new, top-of-the-line powerplants.

We tried to grow depth in our motor program in recent years, working to have two motors so we didn’t have to be sidelined when we had issues.  Late in 2023, we decided to shift from quantity to quality.  We bought a lightly used Cornett Racing Engine and ended up having a small issue with that, but in the long run, it will be much better for us.“, Berry explained.

The team also moved on from their engine builder of recent years and will work with local builder Barron’s Racing Engines for the coming season.

Heading into 2024 we are prepping the Cornett, crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s.  We are going over everything, installing new fuel lines and other components on the car to make sure all of that is fresh.  We are also working with Randy at SRI Performance to upgrade our entire brake package.  Ours was getting worn out, so the time was right to improve that aspect too.

Aside from those things, the offseason is full of the normal maintenance work.  The team will be making a trip to Rocket Chassis in West Virginia this winter to have the frame checked and fix up a couple of minor tweaks on the front end.

The team will officially close out 2023 by attending PRI, the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana December 7th-9th.  It’s a big part of preparing for the upcoming season.

PRI is our best opportunity to maintain the relationships we have with our partners because everyone is in one place at the same time, unlike during racing season, we all have the time available to talk things over, share information, and make plans for the new season.“, Berry said.

We also go to PRI to develop new relationships and partnerships.  There are a lot of educational seminars that help us build aspects of our program both on and off the track.  It’s a productive and fun few days for sure.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch all the great content they provide!

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AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

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!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great 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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Kyle Reinhardt Showcased Abilities on and off the Track During Successful 2023 Season

New Oxford, PA – November 17, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Kyle Reinhardt approached the 2023 season as a rebuilding year.  With fewer resources at his disposal, than he had during the previous two seasons, the plan was to focus on Central Pennsylvania and other key events that made the most sense for his team.

His goals were to perform at the highest possible level on the track and work hard off the track to find partnerships that would allow him to expand his schedule.

Not only did he manage to check a lot of the boxes, including a couple that were unplanned, but he logged the best year of his 410 sprint car career thus far.

MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE

Reinhardt came out of the gate strong in 2023, finishing tenth or better ten times in his first fifteen races.  After that strong start, he announced a new partnership with Coors Banquet beer, who came on board through Ace Distributing of PA.  

Competing with the High Limit Series, the World of Outlaws, and All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Reinhardt entered 47 events in his familiar Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91, winning twice and finishing in the top ten 22 times.

It was exciting having Coors Banquet join our program this year.  We were able to make a few appearances for them, plus we had a few Coors Banquet beer showers.“, Reinhardt said with a smile, referring to his trips to victory lane that always included a Coors Banquet beer in hand when he climbed to the top of his wing to celebrate.

I think we represented them well and I hope we are able to continue to grow the partnership.  This is a great relationship for the future of our team as we continue to gain more partners moving forward.  A company like Molson Coors getting involved in our sport is a positive for all of us.

A GREAT FIT

In July, Reinhardt brought Chris Shuttlesworth on board as crew chief and turned his focus to driving.  The pair previously had success together when Shuttlesworth was a member of the John Westbrook 1W team that Reinhardt wheeled to a 360 sprint car title and several wins at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2019.

Shuttlesworth and Reinhardt reached victory lane twice in their 32 races together during the second half of the 2023 season.

Having the right guy to make the calls is huge.  Most of the time it has just been me and I think I did well but it’s a lot to manage.  Chris and I work well together.  I’m glad to have him.  I trust him to make the calls and I can focus on my job behind the wheel.“, Reinhardt commented.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

Just twenty-four hours before a late-July High Limit Series race at Grandview Speedway in Pennsylvania that was delayed a day by weather, Reinhardt’s phone rang.  Bernie Stuebgen of Indy Race Parts was in need of someone to wheel his No.71 at Grandview and he tabbed the Neptune City, NJ native for the job.

Despite never having sat in the car before, Reinhardt turned in an 8th-place run against a stout field.  The result of the unexpected opportunity turned heads.

Running well over the first few months of the season definitely led to opportunities.  I’ve driven for other people and I always appreciated those chances but this was definitely the first time I was called about a high-profile ride.  Bernie’s car is known across the country as a top-notch car and I really appreciated the opportunity he gave me.  We ran pretty well together too, especially considering it was only one night.“, Reinhardt said.

Days later, Bryan Grove called Reinhardt and asked him to wheel the Grove Racing No.45 on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour, beginning after the Knoxville Nationals in mid-August. 

Reinhardt accepted and took Shuttlesworth with him on the venture.  The team gelled quickly, competing 13 times over a span of just five and a half weeks, recording one victory and seven top-ten finishes.

The Grove 45 team, Chris, and I worked really well together and the results showed.  We won a race and led a few others.  We could have won a couple more if things had shaken out a little differently, but that’s racing.

ASSESSING IT ALL AND LOOKING AHEAD

When the books closed on the 2023 season, Reinhardt’s stats told an impressive story about a successful rebuilding year.

Reinhardt entered 61 total races, finishing in the top ten 30 times, which included 3 wins and 13 top fives.  A top-ten run in 49.2% of the races entered is a notable improvement over the 26.6% he achieved in 2022.

The sum of all that is a win on and off the track.  The rebuilding may have been accomplished but there is still plenty of building to be done.  Reinhardt continues to look for partnerships to help grow his rising team.

I wish I could tell you our 2024 plans but right now we are waiting for schedules and other information like a lot of teams are.  Bryan (Grove) and I are talking too but we have to wait and see how things play out with the touring series and schedules before any of us can make a decision.  I would like to run a combination of High Limit and World of Outlaw events but we will have to wait and see.“, Reinhardt shared.

You can follow Reinhardt’s social media channels listed below or check Addicted2DirtPR.com for the latest news and updates about Kyle’s 2024 plans!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 season.

Kyle can be contacted via [email protected].

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches is your premier dealer for Renegade, inTech and Bravo.

We have something for any budget and any venue. Capitol has become the leader in new innovative ideas and changes to the Renegade brand.  Through our own experiences as Racers and Custom and Antique car collectors we have added many new designs to the product.

Our goal is to not only sell you the product that you want, but to see you through the entire ownership experience and then be there when you want to purchase your next.  For 80 years, our business success has endured by this same formula.

When you are considering all your purchase options how many others can truthfully say that and back it up with their actions?  Whether you are a Circle Track racer, Drag Racer, Road Racer, Custom or Antique Car Collector, Motorcycle Rider or a Luxury Motorcoach enthusiast, come in and visit to see for yourself what we are all about.  

You will not be disappointed!

View our online showroom at CapitolRenegade.com and join the Renegade Life! 

Kyle Reinhardt and Wayne Quackenbush of Capitol Renegade celebrate in victory lane at BAPS Motor Speedway on 6-1-2023 (Photo Credit: A2D PR)

Winner Kyle Reinhardt [C], runner-up Parker Price Miller [L] and 3rd place Tim Shaffer [R] on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch)

Kyle Reinhardt was surrounded by a large contingent of family and friends in victory lane following his $15,000 victory in his home state of NJ at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on 10-28-2023 (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA.  Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in.  Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at:  A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook:   Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter:  Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21 

Instagram:  Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21 

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

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway AND select PA Speedweek shows is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Coors Banquet Beer

Henry’s Wrecker Service

Fibreworks Composites

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Mettec

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

HP Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

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!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

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Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

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We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
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Audition Aced: Justin Henderson Secures Kreitz Racing Ride for 2024 Racing Season

Concord, NC – November 10, 2023

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following a successful weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte that saw Justin Henderson put the Kreitz Racing No. 69k in the feature all three nights with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Henderson has been named the driver of the famed powder-blue Sprint Car for the 2024 racing season.

While a complete schedule will be ironed out over the offseason, the deal will see Henderson pilot the car for all events excluding Port Royal Speedway, where Logan Wagner will return to the car for 2024.

“I’ve been hoping and praying for an opportunity like this and when Donnie called me to say he was choosing me for 2024, I was extremely excited,” said Henderson. “I can’t speak with full certainty of what all races we’ll be doing next season, but it’s a great feeling knowing that this is taken care of, and I can focus on driving the car and winning races now.”

As a veteran driver, Henderson has been around the block regarding the Sprint Car scene. He’s raced around the country for some well-known car owners and won a lot of events. However, while his resume speaks for itself and his talent is undeniable, he’s very aware that opportunities like this don’t come along often for a 44-year-old that many would say is getting towards the end of his career.

While he’s cognizant of what’s at stake and where he is in terms of his career, Henderson is excited to tackle the challenge and is confident in his ability to win races in the car.

“When I even talked about getting in the car to close out the season, I really only expected a handful of shows and we’d move on,” he said. “When Donnie told me he wanted to ease my mind and tell me the ride was mine, I couldn’t be any more relieved.”

“There’s some extra pressure when you are in a car like this and frankly, I’m getting towards to time of my driving career where I’m starting to think about what’s next,” he added. “With the people and resources they have, I’ve got the golden ticket and if I can’t make this deal work, maybe it’s time for me to start doing something else.”

The team most recently finished where they started – 18th – in Saturday night’s World Finals finale and has one more event together on the slate for the 2023 racing season. They’ll head to BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA on Saturday, November 11th, to compete in the $25,000 to-win Les Stewart Showdown.

With his plans for 2024 taken care of and a few races under his belt in the No. 69k, Henderson is feeling confident about his chances of taking home the big check and hoagie that will greet the winner in victory lane.

“Not that I particularly needed it, but I’ve been feeding myself big doses of confidence since I got in this car and I think it’s time that we maybe eat something different.  I hear there is a hoagie on the line along with some money,” laughed Henderson. “I can go into this event without having to wonder if I’m still auditioning and hopefully, I can give Donnie, Davey, and all his partners the reassurance that they chose the right guy with a win here at BAPS.”

Henderson would like to thank Hinchman Racewear, Simpson Race Products, and all the Kreitz Racing partners on the car for their continued support!

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Justin Henderson sails by the massive grandstand during Wednesday's qualifying at The Dirt Track's World Finals in Charlotte (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Threads and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected] 

Kody Hartlaub’s Successful 2023 Could Be a Turning Point in Young Career

East Berlin, PA – November 7, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Kody Hartlaub has been racing in Central PA for over 15 years but the path to where he is today has been anything but a steady climb.  The graph of his progression probably looks a lot like a jagged mountain range over those years.  

He had a lot of success in his early years in go-karts but then was in and out of the sport for a few years. He dabbled in 600 micro sprint racing, then 358 sprint cars.  In 2018 he logged nearly a full season in the 358’s, but then sat out the 2019 season and raced a sparse 2020 schedule.

Finally, in 2021, everything fell into place for the Littlestown, PA native to run a full season.  That season, Hartlaub captured his first 358 sprint car win at Lincoln Speedway.  Over the course of the 2022 and 2023 seasons, Hartlaub has continued to improve.  He got back to victory lane this season and he also launched his own 410 sprint car team.

The mountain range with it’s valleys of the past is now starting to look more like a steady climb.

Let’s take a closer look at the path Hartlaub has been on and where it might lead for the driver of the J Fuels, Brewer Home Improvements, Moose Blocks, Smith Titanium, SRR Engines, Siegel Racing, T&N Solutions, Inch & Co. Real Estate, Bigham Appraisals, Pretzel Boy, HAAS Shocks, Chop Designs, Herr Electric, Hartlaub’s Furniture, Kody Hartlaub Racing No.95.

REMARKABLE 358 PERFORMANCE

Hartlaub finished in the top ten in 87% of his 358 sprint car starts in 2023.  Fifteen of those twenty top-ten finishes were top-five finishes.  Three of those were wins.

Let that sink in.  Those stats were amassed despite handicapping systems, track conditions, and all the random on-track and mechanical issues that are part of the sport.

Those kinds of stats don’t happen by accident or luck.  They are a result of preparation, a commitment to continuous improvement of the smallest details, and the dedicated support of a group of people working together.

Hartlaub spoke a couple of seasons ago about working to build depth in his program, from equipment to knowledge.  The goal then was to just make sure his team could attend every race and compete, not needing to be sidelined due to a lack of resources.  The mindset was the only way to get better was to race, so all efforts were aimed at making sure he could make every possible lap.

Fast forward to 2023 and the results show Hartlaub has accomplished his initial goals.  There were incidents and challenges during the season but as a result of their established depth and experience, the team was able to qualify for and finish every race.  That’s the first step in winning races and championships.

This is exactly what I set out to build.  A 358 sprint car team that could compete for wins every time out.  I extremely pleased with how our team was able to work together to accomplish that in just a few years.“, Hartlaub said.

Honestly, the year was nearly perfect but I feel I fell short at Williams Grove.  I really wanted my first win there and I wanted the championship, but I’m not complaining.  I’m just my own worst critic.  I push myself pretty hard to be good at every aspect of this sport.

This is the year I needed in 358’s to prove to myself and my team that we are ready to go 410 racing.  Hopefully, I earned a little respect from others in the pit area before we make the move up.  It meant a lot to me when someone who has been in the sport a long time said to me late this season that nobody can doubt me when I transition.  That said, I know it won’t be easy and I don’t expect to have success right away at that level.

358 SPRINT STATS:  23 races, 3 wins, 15 top 5’s, 20 top 10’s, 21 top 15’s

PRODUCTIVE 410 SEAT TIME

With the support of partner Brewers Home Improvements, Hartlaub purchased a new Eagle chassis last winter.  He also picked up a used 410 engine from Danny Dietrich.  His 2023 goal was simply to get some seat time and begin the learning process to eventually make the move to full-time 410 sprint car racing someday.

Hartlaub’s strategy for his limited 410 starts in 2023 was simply to make laps and learn, even voluntarily running at the back of the field if necessary to accomplish it.  

That’s exactly how the first couple outings in June played out but Hartlaub realized he was more comfortable in the car than he anticipated.  He started to compete and mix it up a little bit in July and logged a 14th-place finish at Williams Grove Speedway.

In his last two 410 races of the season in August, Hartlaub showed he was clearly accomplishing his goals for the season, and more.  He registered a runner-up finish at Lincoln Speedway and a 6th place at BAPS Motor Speedway.

I’m glad we did what we did this year.  I definitely learned a lot.  We had some good runs and I feel like I was able to really make progress behind the wheel because we had a decent car.  Had the car been total junk, it would have been difficult for me to get good experience.  That’s a credit to my team and the people who support us.“, Hartlaub commented.

Our 410 car was completely different than our 358 car, so that’s a big confidence boost to me and my team, knowing we didn’t just find something that worked on one car and stayed with it.  We figured out a completely different car and ran pretty well.

410 SPRINT STATS:  6 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s

OUTLAW OPPORTUNITY

As the National Open approached at Williams Grove Speedway in late September, Hartlaub’s phone rang with an unexpected opportunity.  Bill Rose, a full-time member of the World of Outlaws series, was looking for someone to fill the seat of his No.6 while he healed from a late-summer accident.

Hartlaub accepted and the pair competed in the National Open.  Rose then extended the offer for the East Berlin, PA driver to wheel the car at the Port Royal Speedway Outlaw events as well.

The opportunity to drive Bill’s (Rose) No.6 car was completely unexpected.  It was a great opportunity and I’m extremely grateful for it.“, Hartlaub commented.  “I built friendships and connections, and raced against the best of the best with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove and Port Royal.

Our results weren’t great but I gained a ton of experience.  I had never turned laps at Port Royal but we weren’t terrible there.  I struggled a little in time trials but raced pretty well and passed cars.  I had never run on the fence at a place like that where you carry wing speed all the way around.  It’s a different feel to have that all the way around a half-mile and learn to trust that kind of grip in the corners.  You can run the bottom just as hard at the top there.  Understanding how to use that is key and I learned a lot in just a couple nights.

Rose, based in Indiana, called Hartlaub because he received a suggestion from a friend in the sport that he give him a chance to fill the seat when he headed east for the final Pennsylvania swing of the season.  He trusted the tip and did just that.

Kody is one of the best kids I have ever worked with.”, Rose said with no hesitation and a level of excitement in his voice.  “He’s a really good guy.  He’s polite, wants to learn, and is extremely appreciative of the opportunity.

He wasn’t just complimentary of Hartlaub’s personality.

That kid is going to be good.  He is going to be around for a while.”, Rose added.  “I told him he wasn’t in our best car.  We were trying to finish the year and save our new stuff for 2024.  We didn’t have much time together but he progressed quickly during those few nights.  We didn’t time well but Kody raced really well, especially on the final night at both tracks after we had some time to adjust things.  I wished we could have had our best stuff for him.  He would have been even better.

We worked really well with Kody’s entire team.  He has good guys.  They are all fun to be around and they get the job done.

Rose had some advice for the East Berlin, PA driver.

I told him not to stay in PA.  PA is a good area and yes he needs to race those tracks but I told him to get out and travel when he can.  Race other tracks and other competition.  That’s really important for the growth of a driver and the entire team.”, Rose shared.

If I could get the right deal in place, I would put him in the car and hit the road.  Right now that’s just not our situation.  Maybe someday.

The bottom line is this.  People are noticing Kody Hartlaub’s performance and abilities.  Does this mean more opportunities like this?  Maybe.  Sometimes things in sprint car racing happen fast and sometimes the wheels turn slowly.  Either way, Hartlaub is ready to do the work to be prepared, regardless of whether he’s holding the wheel of his own No.95 or the next steering wheel he is offered.

MAKING THE MOVE

In 2024, Kody Hartlaub will take his No.95 to the 410 sprint car ranks full-time.  This is what the East Berlin, PA driver has been working towards and he feels it is time.

We won’t be starting over completely but 2024 will be about learning how to build a 410 sprint car program.  We know it’s a different animal than the 358 and we know it will take time to reach a consistently competitive level like we did with the 358 program.“, Hartlaub shared.

I want our 410 team to be a versatile program.  I don’t want to just focus on one or two tracks or run for points.  My plan is to travel a little within the region and gain experience at a variety of tracks and against a variety of competitors.  I think that is the best way to develop as a driver and a team to eventually be competitive anywhere we unload.

Hartlaub is waiting for 2024 schedules to be released by tracks and series, then the team will sit down and plan what fits their schedules and of course their resources.

TRIVIA QUESTION

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Kody Hartlaub scored 11 top-five 358 sprint car finishes in 2022!

We will have new trivia questions for you to learn more about Kody in 2024!

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

J Fuels, a locally owned and operated business known as South Central PA’s Best Choice for Propane.  Founded in 2015 by owners Jimmy O’Brien Jr. and JR Facciola, strives to provide fuel to residential, commercial, and agricultural customers across south-central Pennsylvania. After initially only providing propane, they expanded in 2016 into the home heating oil and off road diesel business.

They pride themselves in their customer service and they promise to work with customers to help them understand all of their options to help save them money, not only now, but in the future as well.

J Fuels does it all:  Commercial Service and Residential Service.  Why people choose J Fuels?  They provide 24/7 emergency delivery, competitive pricing, and fast & friendly service.

J Fuels is committed to providing their customers with excellent customer service to earn their respect and loyalty, and to provide prompt service with a quality product at a competitive price. They pride themselves on honesty and integrity and they firmly believe that you will see the difference when you choose J Fuels.

They take pride in getting to know their customers as more than just a number on an invoice and they are striving to bring honesty and integrity back, one customer at a time. Their staff is a fully trained team of experts ready to meet your needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and they are fully licensed, certified, and insured.

Call them today at 717-547-5427 for a free quote and get a free safety check when you sign up for automatic delivery service.

 

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

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Kody Hartlaub powers the Bill Rose Racing No.6 into turn three at Williams Grove Speedway during National Open weekend (photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

Kody Hartlaub and crew in victory lane for the 3rd time in 2023 at Lincoln Speedway (photo credit: Garry Ferguson/WRT Speedwerx)

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

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

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
 

J Fuels

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

MooseBlocks.com

Smith Titanium

SRR Engines

Siegel Racing

T and N Solutions

Inch & Co. Real Estate

Bigham Appraisal

Pretzel Boy

HAAS Shocks

Chop Designs

Herr Electric

Hartlaub’s Furniture, Inc.

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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]