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Trever Feathers Rallies for Podium Finish in Backup Car at Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD – June 11, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jason Walls / WRT Speedwerx

One week ago, Trever Feathers noted that despite some quality runs in his black and blue No.20 Team Zero Chassis, he wasn’t satisfied.  The consistency he had in late 2023 with the same car was missing and he was struggling to dial it in on certain types of surfaces.  

It can be a slow and frustrating process for teams to work through the trial and error required to find the root of a handling problem.  Sometimes the schedule allows for that but sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it’s an expensive journey until you get to the solution.

The ace up his sleeve was a second Team Zero car, a 2016 chassis the team acquired with the intent to go Limited Late Model racing.  Feathers did that early in the season with the No.27 on the door and he won at Hagerstown Speedway in dominant fashion.

In recent weeks, Feathers opted to bolt a super late model engine into the No.27 and keep it handy as a backup car as he entered Appalachian Mountain Speed Week.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 8, 2024

  • Class:  Super Late Model 
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  45 cars, Group 1 Qualifying 11th, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 12th (17)

 

DATE:  June 9, 2024

  • Class:  Super Late Model 
  • Track:  Hagerstown Speedway
  • City, State:   Hagerstown, MD
  • Quick Stats:  36 cars, Group 1 Qualifying 12th, Heat 3rd (8), A-main 3rd (15)

 

NOT GREAT, NOT BAD

Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, Feathers strapped into his McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings, George’s Used Cars, Martin’s Pumping, North River Farm, Feathers & Son’s Roofing, Leggett Engine Research, Coffelt Graphics, Shane McDowell Racing, Fox Racing Shox No.20 super late model and turned in a respectable 11th quickest lap in group one qualifying.  

With 45 cars on hand, the qualifying lap put Feathers in a decent position for the night.  From the 4th starting spot in his heat race, he muscled his way to a 3rd place finish to qualify for the finale.

Feathers started deep in the field, 17th to be exact, but churned his way forward to a 12th-place finish.  It was enough to earn Hard Charger.  

It wasn’t a bad night but it was short of expectations for the Winchester, VA native when it comes to Port Royal Speedway where he has had considerable success.  There was frustration in the TFR pit.  At that point, the mindset was they would skip Hagerstown and instead get to work in the shop to figure out the issue.

YEAH, THAT'S BETTER

Sunday morning in the shop the team got to work and felt they had identified the source of some of the issues, so Feathers and the team loaded up and headed to Hagerstown, MD for the next stop on the speed week schedule.  

Unfortunately, in hot laps Feathers experienced the same issue he has been having for a while.  The feel he was seeking still wasn’t there.  

The field of 36 cars was split into two groups for qualifying.  Feathers turned the first of his two laps but the issues were significant enough that he opted to pull in before completing the second lap.  He was scored 12th quickest in group one.

Tense team discussions led to the decision to turn the page.  The team pulled down the No.27 backup car.  They would get back to solving the No.20’s issue on another night when the stakes were not as high.  Shocks and springs were moved from the No.20 to the No.27 to get ready for the heat race.

The swap to the backup car meant Feathers relinquished his 5th starting spot in his heat and he would have to go from the rear (8th).  With only the top three transferring to the main event, his work was cut out for him.

One lap into the heat race, everyone with eyes on the track knew Feathers had made the right choice.  He blasted from 8th to 3rd on the opening lap and never looked back, holding on to the spot to put himself and his team in the show.

Feathers lined up 15th for the 35-lap feature and used the opening laps to let the field sort itself out while he settled into a rhythm.  By lap seven he cracked the top ten.

The charge accelerated from there.  Feathers climbed into the top five on lap ten.  Over the last 25 laps, he battled with the front runners, climbing as high as 3rd and within striking distance of the lead.  Depending how it all unfolded, he had a shot to get to the front.  

Ultimately, Feathers finished 3rd, completing an unexpected turnaround from his early challenges.

“Well obviously I’m happy with the result we were able to get tonight after making the swap, but to be honest while I was passing cars I was thinking about what’s wrong with our blue car (the No.20).  That car won three of the last six races it ran in 2023.  I kept telling people I didn’t forget how to drive.”, Feathers said with a grin.

“We built the 27-car using the 20-car as a template, so both Team Zero chassis cars are exactly the same but the 27 just has a much better feel right now.”

“We’ve managed some good results but I honestly haven’t been happy with the 20-car all year.  It’s all about the feel.  It’s a mystery we’re going to solve.  We’re not giving up on it.  We love these Team Zero cars and we are getting better with them.”

UP NEXT

Feathers will tackle two more Appalachian Mountain Speedweek events for super late models this weekend.  

The team will travel to Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown, PA, and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA for the final two events of the series.

Follow Trever’s social media outlets below to keep up with schedule updates and race results!

SEASON STATS

Super Late Model:  10 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 6 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s 

Limited Late Model:  3 races, 1 win, 1 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 3 top 15’s 

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

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

Trever Feathers (27) drives under Gregg Satterlee (22) at Hagerstown Speedway Sunday night (Photo Credit: Jason Walls / WRT Speedwerx)

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

Martins Pumping Service

North River Farm

Leggett Engine Research

Feathers & Sons Roofing

Coffelt Graphics

Team Zero Race Cars

Shane McDowell Racing

Fox Racing Shox

Barnes Custom Painting

American Racer

JDR Motorsports Fabrication

Jones Racing Products

McFarland Oval Research

Peterson Fluid Systems

Ritter’s Well Drilling

Sunoco

Trever Feathers Racing

ABC Supply of Winchester, VA

Tonka Time Solutions

Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 RaceGear

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!

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]

Cappetta Continues to Head in the Right Direction; Solid Top 10 in the Books at Lincoln

Abbottstown, PA – June 6, 2024

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Ashley Cappetta put together a solid night at Lincoln for the Steve Smith Tribute Race on Saturday despite battling severe pain in her hand. The Steve Smith race is a special one for Cappetta and the team as Ashley’s dad worked for Smith during his Hall of Fame career.

Cappetta lined up third for her heat race, “the car was ok in the heat race. I could have been tighter to be a little more comfortable.” Despite not being 100% Ashley finished second in the heat, putting her in the redraw, “There wasn’t much passing in the heat race and as soon as everyone got settled after the start it pretty much stayed that way. I did start to feel a little better after I moved the wing back. I probably could have gotten up on the wheel more but by lap 3 my hand started to cramp and I knew I was in a redraw spot and wasn’t going to do anything crazy.”

Unfortunately, Ashley had been experiencing pain in her hand for a few weeks which did not make wheeling a race car an easy task.

The redraw led to a twelfth-place starting spot for the feature, which was the worst starting spot in the redraw but with a new outlook on things Cappetta said, “Pill draws happen for a reason.” Starting a little further back ended up not being a bad thing as it allowed Cappetta to avoid some incidents early in the race.

Around lap five of the 20-lap feature, Cappetta’s hand started to cramp again, “With my hand in the condition it was, I felt like I did the best we could. I moved around on the track until I felt comfortable. The cautions helped with my hand, but I could hear someone behind me.”

Ashley crossed the line seventh, her second seventh-place run of the season, “I’m ok with seventh. Going out there to do my best and moving forward is obviously a positive.” Overall Cappetta and the team are heading in the right direction, “I feel like we’re getting close, we’re about 80% there with just a few things to work on to get 100% comfortable.”

Positive Outlook

A lot can change in a year, and that is definitely the case for Ashley Cappetta and the Cappetta Racing Team, “We’re already three races in and rolling off better than our entire season last year. It’s a lot easier going to the track now after constantly struggling all last season. We definitely have more of a positive outlook.”

Another aspect that has changed this season is Cappetta’s approach to pill draw, “This season I’m not letting the pill draw deter me like I did last year. The first race of the year helped with that. Coaching softball has helped with that too, I’ve been preaching to the girls about making your own luck and to look at things more positively.”

Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Elijah Hawkins Memorial, Saturday, June 8 at 7 PM

Season Stats

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 2 top 10, 1 top 15’s 

Ashley Cappetta sported a Steve Smith Tribute helmet for the race held in his honor (Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx)

ASHLEY CAPPETTA RACING

Press Releases:   A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook:   Facebook.com/ACappettaRacing89

Twitter and Instagram:   Twitter.com/A_Cappetta89

Website:   AshleyCappettaRacing.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

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

 

Gettysburg Trading Post

Mike’s Towing & Recovery

Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover

Stoner’s Auction

JZ Construction

Jersey Mike’s of Hanover

Snelbecker Electric

Chris’s Coins Antiques & Collectibles

Iron Horse Trains

Republican Club of Hanover

Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

Brenneman Painting

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to all our 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] 

Carlisle’s Keen Gaining Ground in 410 Sprint Car Competition

Port Royal, PA – June 5, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

When the 2024 race season opened in PA Posse territory, Central Pennsylvania. Kyle Keen had plans to divide his time between his 358 and 410 sprint cars.  

After an early great run in his 358, leading laps at BAPS Motor Speedway, motor issues forced Keen to jump in the 410 for a few weeks.  That period of time altered his plans for the season.  He has now committed to the 410 program and finds himself two months into that venture, taking his lumps and learning along the way.  

Gaining experience in a 410 sprint car in Pennsylvania is like learning to play baseball at the major league level but the Carlisle, PA native has held his own thus far.  The first couple outings were rough but when last weekend came to a close, Keen had qualified for six of the last eight events he entered.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  May 31, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  25 cars, Qualifying 18th, Heat 7th (6), A-main 20th (21)

DATE:  June 1, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  29 cars, Heat 8th (6), B-main 6th (6), A-main 19th (24)

SMALL WINS, BIG STEPS

Keen’s weekend kicked off Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway where he turned in a qualifying lap that put him 18th of the 25 cars on hand.  A closer look was even more telling.  His lap was only 0.216 seconds slower than the 10th place car, a sign of not only how competitive the fields are in Central PA but also a sign of the progress the team is making with the Fine Line Auto Body, Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers, Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net, Shetron Trailers, Heishman Racing Fuels, DL Lehman Construction No.17k.

Keen went on to record a 7th place heat race finish and a 20th place feature finish.  

Dialing in a car under race conditions where longer races, more traffic and dirty air are the primary challenges, is always the most challenging area for a young team to develop.  Keen is less than a dozen races into his 410 sprint car career, so it’s still very early for him and his team on that front.

Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, Keen’s pill draw put him in the back of his heat race lineup.  He and the team struggled to overcome that and ended up running the B-main.  

Keen was able to hold his own in the B-main and make the finale with a 6th place finish.  He then went on to convert that 24th starting spot into a 19th place finish.

“We had better weekend and made some progress.  We are starting to get a grasp on this 410 stuff.  Saturday night we really hit on something that made me much for comfortable in the B-main and used it for the feature, now just have to build off of that. “, Keen said.

Thanks to everyone who supports us! We will be back next weekend!

UP NEXT

Keen will return to both Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this weekend to continue building up his team’s notebook and his experience.

The team’s current plans are to race each opportunity at those two well-known facilities each weekend throughout the month of June.

Keen is racing more than ever to build his notebook and accumulate experience.  It will be a journey worth watching to see what level the Carlisle, PA native reaches by the end of his first season in a 410 sprint car.

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR:  1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

410 SPRINT CAR:  10 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s, 6 top 20’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Shetron Trailer Sales & Service specializes in crafting high-quality trailers tailored to your needs. From horse trailers to livestock trailers, we design and build durable trailers that provide safe and comfortable transportation for your animals.

Visit us at 85 Kutz Rd, Carlisle, PA, explore our range of trailers, or call 717-422-3446 to discuss your specific requirements.

You can also email us at [email protected] or visit our website at shetronmanufacturing.com.

Shetron Trailers – where quality and craftsmanship meet your hauling needs!

Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

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 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

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

Fine Line Auto Body

Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers

Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net

Shetron Trailers

Heishman Racing Fuels

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

Godfrey Racing Engines

Luke Ritz Videography

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] 

Newlin Battles Back at Williams Grove After Early Contact

Mechanicsburg, PA – June 4, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Zach Newlin kicked off his season at Williams Grove Speedway back in March with a runner-up finish but since then it has been an uphill battle to get back into the top five.  

April’s events were rained out and earlier in May he struggled to two finishes outside the top fifteen.

As the month of May came to a close Friday night, Newlin was back at ‘The Grove’ in the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m aiming to get back to where the team started.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  May 31, 2024

  • Class:  358 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Quick Stats:  29 cars, Heat 9th (7), A-main 12th (20)

 

COSTLY CONTACT

Newlin appeared to be on his way to achieving his goal at the start of the night.  

The Millerstown, PA native started 7th in his heat, was up to 5th, and challenging for 4th with one lap to go when contact initiated by another car caused him to spin off turn two.  Although he was able to restart, the one remaining lap was not enough to climb back into a transfer spot.  He finished 9th.

In the B-main, Zach wasted no time ensuring he would put the Mansberger 21m in the show.  On the opening lap he charged from 5th to 2nd, then pursued Williams Grove 358 sprint point leader Doug Hammaker for the lead.  Newlin settled for the runner-up finish and a spot in the finale.

Starting deep in the 25-lap feature field, Newlin started moving forward from the drop of the green.  From the 20th starting spot, he climbed inside the top fifteen by lap seven.  His progress continued and culminated with a 12th-place finish.

“Moving forward a few spots in the heat and eight spots in the feature shows we made progress tonight, so we will build on that.”, Newlin commented.

UP NEXT

The next outing for Newlin in the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m will likely be June 21st at Williams Grove Speedway.

Stay tuned to Zach’s social media outlets listed below to be the first to know when schedule updates are posted!  

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

Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

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

Wintergreen Window Cleaning

Christine Booher, Realtor

Safety-Kleen

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

The Podium Awards

Nesbit Innovations

Deimler Chiropractic

Your Dry Basement

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]

Berry Strives for Rhythm as Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Nears

Port Royal, PA – June 4, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Christopher Hockley / WRT Speedwerx

The calendar turned to June on Saturday yet for Austin Berry it still felt like the beginning of the 2024 season.  His season started late due to parts delays and there was a mix of good and bad news on his first two race nights.

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek was fast approaching and Berry needed to find a rhythm and find it quick.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 1, 2024

  • Division:  Super Late Models
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  34 cars, Heat 2nd (2), A-main 14th (12)

A COMPLETE NIGHT

Berry’s pill draw Saturday night put him on the outside front row for his heat race and he took full advantage early on, jumping out to a five-car-length lead by the end of lap one.

Berry endured three restarts before two laps could be completed.  Each caution erased a comfortable lead and bunched the field.  Meanwhile 8th-starting Rick Eckert had a good car as well and was cashing in on the restarts.  He took the lead away before the halfway point and Berry settled for a runner-up finish.

The 25-lap main event saw Berry take the green from outside row six.  He found himself in a heated battle with Gregg Satterlee, Shaun Jones, and others for the majority of the event.

Berry ran 11th in the middle segment of the finale but could not quite crack the top ten.  He eventually closed out the night in 14th.

“I’m happy to get a full night in.  Our season started late, we had troubles the first night out, then we started good at Bridgeport but couldn’t close out the night.”, Berry commented.  “I’m glad we got this run under our belt before we take on Speedweek.”

“It’s not easy here.  The competition is deep.  You have to really be on to move forward here.  No excuses.  We weren’t good enough tonight but our car was good.  It was all about track position and dirty air.  I feel like we were good enough to run near the front if we had started up there.”

UP NEXT

Berry will tackle the entire 8-race slate of Appalachian Mountain Speedweek for super late models beginning this Friday night, June 7th.  The full schedule can be found at AustinBerryRacing.com!

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Tuscarora Restoration is 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

Address: 386 E Salem Rd, Thompsontown, PA 17094
Hours: 6:00am-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 videos, 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

Photo Credit: Christopher Hockley / WRT Speedwerx

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]

Feathers Strong but Not Satisfied, Striving for More

Port Royal, PA – June 3, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Trever Feathers will tell you he doesn’t feel he has been as good as his stats make it appear.  

At the end of the weekend, he had three top-five and five top-ten finishes in six super late model races this season, but the highly-driven Feathers says he and the team are not as fast as they were at the end of 2023 when he clicked off 3 wins in his last ten races of the year.

Feathers has been spending many hours in the shop and venturing to racetracks that have been traditionally challenging for him as part of an effort to find the combination he needs to get back to victory lane.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  May 31, 2024

  • Class:  Super Late Model 
  • Track:  Georgetown Speedway
  • City, State:   Georgetown, DE
  • Quick Stats:  8 cars, Heat 5th (2), A-main DNF/8th (5)

 

DATE:  June 1, 2024

  • Class:  Super Late Model 
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  34 cars, Heat 4th (8), A-main 7th (16)

 

PASSING CLINIC

Feathers rolled into Georgetown Speedway on Friday night.  The Delaware oval is one of those places that has been a struggle for the Winchester, VA driver.  Friday’s show didn’t reveal the answers Feathers was looking for and he departed frustrated again after a DNF.  

“We had a transmission issue but we just weren’t good there again.  We will figure it out.”, a determined Feathers said.

Saturday night Feathers brought the McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings, George’s Used Cars, Martin’s Pumping, North River Farm, Feathers & Son’s Roofing, Leggett Engine Research, Coffelt Graphics, Shane McDowell Racing, Fox Racing Shox No.20 super late model back to Port Royal Speedway and he showed speed right out of the gate.

In a nonstop heat race, Feathers drove from 8th to 4th to get in the show but he was one spot short of making the handicap for the feature lineup.

From his 16th starting spot in the 25-lap main event, Feathers steadily worked his way through the field, cracking the top ten at the halfway mark.  He moved into 7th on lap twenty but couldn’t wrestle 6th away from Kyle Lee in the closing laps.  A mere tenth of a second separated the two at the finish.

On the night Feathers passed thirteen cars and zero cars passed him.  He appeared capable of more than a 7th place finish but the format and the breaks don’t always go your way.  Sometimes you need a little luck too.

“That’s the first night in quite a while I didn’t get passed by anyone.  That’s a sign we are making progress.”, Feathers said.

“I think we passed more cars tonight than anyone except Rick (Eckert), so I’m happy about that.  I started in the back of the heat race and went forward but we probably needed a caution to fall our way to give me a chance to get one more spot to get in the handicap.  That would have put us at least two rows closer to the front for the feature, then we would have had a better shot at a podium.”

UP NEXT

Feathers will tackle four of the eight Appalachian Mountain Speedweek events for super late models over the next two weekends.  Saturday, June 8th he will return to Port Royal Speedway (PA), then move south to Hagerstown Speedway (MD) for Sunday night’s show.

The following weekend Feathers plans to head to Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown, PA, and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA for the final two events of the series.

Follow Trever’s social media outlets below to keep up with schedule updates and race results!

SEASON STATS

Super Late Model:  6 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 5 top 15’s 

Limited Late Model:  3 races, 1 win, 1 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 3 top 15’s 

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

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

Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

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

Martins Pumping Service

North River Farm

Leggett Engine Research

Feathers & Sons Roofing

Coffelt Graphics

Team Zero Race Cars

Shane McDowell Racing

Fox Racing Shox

Barnes Custom Painting

American Racer

JDR Motorsports Fabrication

Jones Racing Products

McFarland Oval Research

Peterson Fluid Systems

Ritter’s Well Drilling

Sunoco

Trever Feathers Racing

ABC Supply of Winchester, VA

Tonka Time Solutions

Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 RaceGear

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!

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]

Reinhardt’s Memorial Day Weekend Brings Another Top-10 at Williams Grove, Mixed Results with High Limit Racing

Bechtelsville, PA – May 31, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

The season has been a bit of a roller-coaster thus far for Kyle Reinhardt.  He and his Capitol Renegade team have been working hard to get back to the consistent results they achieved in 2023.  

The Memorial Day weekend provided multiple opportunities for the team to find their groove.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  May 24, 2024

  • Event:  John Trone Tribute
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  39 cars, Group B Qualifying 6th, Heat 2nd (2), A-main 8th (12)

DATE:  May 26, 2024

  • Event:  Bob Weikert Memorial
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  53 cars, Qualifying 35th, Heat 3rd (1), B-main 13th (11)

DATE:  May 28, 2024

  • Event:  Thunder On The Hill
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Grandview Speedway
  • City, State:   Bechtelsville, PA
  • Stats:  42 cars, Group B Qualifying 8th, Heat 5th (3), A-main 17th (20)

ANOTHER TOP TEN

The John Trone Tribute race at Williams Grove Speedway was the weekend kickoff for Reinhardt in the Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91.  

Reinhardt’s qualifying lap scored him 6th in the Group B qualifying results and put him on the outside of the front row for his heat race.  He brought home a runner-up finish behind Danny Dietrich in that 8-lap qualifying race.

In the night’s 25-lap finale, Reinhardt took the green from outside row six.  He jumped into the top ten on the opening circuit, then continued to push forward.

At the checkers, Reinhardt crossed the line 8th, logging his second consecutive top-ten finish at the legendary oval.

MIXED BAG

Saturday night Port Royal Speedway, and every other track in the region, succumbed to the rain.  The weather condensed the High Limit Series’ sanctioned Bob Weikert Memorial to a one-night event boasting $75,000 to the winner.

Sunday brought beautiful weather for the finale at ‘The Speed Palace’.  Reinhardt timed 35th in the field of 53, then turned in a 3rd-place run in his heat.  His points total after qualifying landed him in the B-main, where he finished 13th.

Aiming to regroup on Tuesday night with 42 teams on hand at Grandview Speedway’s High Limit Racing event, Reinhardt registered a solid time trial lap that ranked him 8th quickest in Group B.  

A 5th place finish in his heat race put Reinhardt 20th on the grid for the A-main, which he converted into a 17th place finish.  

“Port has been a struggle for me for the last few years but I am making progress on my car everywhere else and definitely getting a more consistent feel.”, Reinhardt commented on his up-and-down weekend.

UP NEXT

Reinhardt will take the upcoming weekend off.  He will return to action June 8th at Lincoln Speedway for the Elijah Hawkins Memorial.

SEASON STATS

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 3 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s, 9 top 20

Kyle Reinhardt powers off turn four at Port Royal Speedway (Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx)

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

COORS BANQUET BEER

History

Coors Banquet beer was first brewed 150 years ago.  It was the original product brewed by Adolph Coors in Colorado when he first established his brewery in 1873.

Over those 150 years, Coors has not compromised their craft.  Since day one Coors Banquet has been brewed only in Golden, Colorado, with Rocky Mountain spring water and Moravian barley.

The company celebrated their sesquicentennial on September 30th, 2023 with a huge street festival in the town where it all began – Golden, Colorado.  This memorable event featured a lineup of live musical performances, local artisans, brewery tours, limited-edition merch, and great food and beer.

Support Local

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community.

When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice cold beer to enjoy, right?.  Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.

That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

Please drink responsibly!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 season.

Kyle can be contacted via [email protected].

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 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

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 Custom Coaches & Trailers

Capitol Renegade

Coors Banquet Beer

E-Z-GO Golf Cars

Henry’s Wrecker Service

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing 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. 

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]

Berry Sets Quick Time, Dominates Heat Race at Bridgeport Before Setback

Swedesboro, NJ – May 31, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Original Photo Credit:  Bridgeport Motorsports Park

Austin Berry has waited, patiently, for the most part, to hit the track in 2024.  Delays in receiving motor parts and weather have left him unable to satisfy his appetite for speed.

His season debut at Port Royal Speedway a couple of weeks ago didn’t go well.  A series of nuisance issues kept him from being a factor that night.

Knowing he won’t be racing for points at his home track after missing several events, Berry has stepped back and looked at his schedule options.  He is trying to take lemons and make lemonade by rethinking his schedule and giving himself and his team a chance to grow and improve.  

How does a racer accomplish that?  They get out of their comfort zone.  They race new tracks and challenge themselves.  Berry will still see plenty of laps at Port Royal Speedway this year but Sunday he took the first step in deploying a new approach by making the three-hour tow to Bridgeport Motorsports Park for their invitational super late model race.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  May 26, 2024

  • Division:  Super Late Models
  • Track:  Bridgeport Motorsports Park
  • City, State:   Swedesboro, NJ
  • Stats:  19 cars, Qualifying 1st, Heat 1st (1), A-main DNF/18th (6)

ON THE CUSP

Berry was one of nineteen drivers to accept the invite to compete Sunday evening at the high-banked 4-tenths mile oval not far across the river from Philadelphia International Airport.  

He wasted no time making sure fans took notice.  With names like Covert, Eckert, Frye, Bernheisel, and Yoder in the field, Berry topped them all in qualifying with a blistering lap of 15.460 seconds, nearly two-tenths better than his closest competitor.  

It was an impressive effort, especially when you consider Berry has never seen the facility before.  He spent weeks doing homework though.  He watched videos and looked for information about tire wear, doing his best to prepare his equipment and team for the venture.  He clearly passed the initial test.

Berry earned the pole for his 8-lap heat race.  There was never a question.  He drove away from the field and took the checkered flag 1.4 seconds ahead of second place.

The six-car redraw dealt Berry his first minor setback.  He pulled number six.

Berry took the green from outside row three, feeling confident he had plenty to get him to the front over the course of the 40 scheduled laps.  Unfortunately very early on he had lost power steering, which was compounded by a water pump issue that led to overheating, forcing him to the sidelines just a few laps into the main event.  Officially he was recorded as finishing 18th.

“First off, I want to give a huge shout-out to Chris Spotts Welding & Repair for the $300 Quick Time Award.  That’s money that makes a difference, especially for a team like ours.  Just getting here with gas, tolls, tires, and race fuel is expensive, so we needed to make some money.  We really appreciate what Chris did.”, Berry said.

“We didn’t get the finish we deserved but honestly we are all leaving here smiling.  We were fast even though we had never seen this joint before.  That gives us a lot of confidence in what we are doing.  That’s big.  We will carry this into Port Royal next weekend.”

UP NEXT

Berry will return to Port Royal Speedway this Saturday night, June 1st, aiming to erase the disappointment of his debut there a few weeks ago.

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

JUNIATA VETERINARY CLINIC

The Juniata Veterinary Clinic has been delivering exceptional veterinary care to the animals of Juniata and Mifflin Counties for over 30 years. Their 3-doctor team treats animals of all types and ages, providing a full range of services to ensure that the animals in their community can get all the care they need and deserve.

PREVENTATIVE CARE | DERMATOLOGY | PET DENTISTRY | SURGERY

The Juniata Veterinary Clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Michaela Fry, a noted food animal veterinarian and member of the Penn State Ag Extension Board. She is joined by Dr. Melissa Ehrisman and Dr. Karen Rosenberry. Our team’s accumulated skill, insight and wisdom make us the veterinary clinic of choice for conscientious animal owners just like you.

Your veterinarian in Mifflintown PA will be more than happy to provide every animal in your menagerie with ideal mix of compassionate care, experience and expertise.

EXPERIENCE OUR EXCELLENCE

Discover the Juniata Veterinary Clinic difference for yourself.  Call (717) 436-9790 to schedule a visit to our Mifflintown office.  The Juniata Veterinary Clinic is located at 1775 Butchershop Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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 videos, 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

Photo Credit: SDS Photography

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]

Kody Hartlaub to Drive Trone Outdoors’ No. 39 Sprint Car

Port Royal, PA – May 29, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Luke Ritz Photography

Kody Hartlaub has shown a ton of potential in his young 410 sprint car career.  

He has some impressive stats but so far this year the combination of inexperience and being in the wrong place at the wrong time on a few occasions have prevented him from truly cashing in on the speed his Ninety Five Motorsports team has had.

Last week Hartlaub was collected in a hard crash at the start of his heat race that left him banged up physically and in terms of equipment.  

Just when it looked like Hartlaub would be sidelined for a couple of weeks, the storyline changed.  Five days after the crash, he’s still sore but improving.  

Then came the text from Steve Siegel that brought the East Berlin, PA driver to a meeting with John Trone and Kevin Frey on Tuesday night.

HISTORY OF THE 39

Just one week ago, Williams Grove Speedway presented the John Trone Tribute race.  That might be all you need to know about the impact of the longtime car owner on Central Pennsylvania sprint car racing. 

Trone has owned and entered the No.39 in events since 2007, with well-known drivers such as Greg Hodnett, Keith Kauffman, and Doug Esh among others piloting his car to successful seasons.  Over the years, his team has won championships and big races and raced up front with the best of the best at Knoxville.

The roots of it all run back to John’s father, Ray, who first fielded the No.39 in 1955.  For 17 years he had success with names like Dubendorf, Zirkle, Spriggle, Hersh, and Leppo behind the wheel. When Ray retired from the sport in 1972, the dust settled until John resurrected the family’s ties to the sport by sponsoring TJ Stutts.  That evolved into ownership and the rest is history as they say.

THE PLAN

The outcome of Tuesday night’s meeting is that Hartlaub will pilot the Trone No.39 for a few weeks initially.  After that, a decision will be made about continuing the partnership for more races together.

Communication will be a big key during the trial.  Siegel is close friends with Frye and Hartlaub, mentoring the latter in recent years, so his involvement and input will be valuable.

“I’m excited to even have the opportunity to drive such an iconic car in the Central PA area. I’ve always said that history and experience is one thing that can not be replaced and that is one thing the 39 car has plenty of. If everything goes the best it can over then next few weeks I think that is a win in everyone’s book.”, Hartlaub said.

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

Trone’s team certainly has the resources to be successful.  In recent years a handful of drivers have filled the seat of his car but success has been limited.  In racing, things ‘need to click’ as they say.  Sometimes they just don’t.

When the right people, resources, and partners do click, great things can happen.

Kody’s partners will join him in the Trone camp.  Brewer Home Improvements, J Fuels, MooseBlocks.com, Bigham Appraisal, Griffith Plumbing Services, T and N Solutions, and other long-time supporters of Hartlaub will appear on the car.

“I cannot thank my sponsors enough for allowing me to do this and John for doing whatever it takes to accommodate them.”, an appreciative Hartlaub added.

Hartlaub built his 358 program the right way but did so in a short span of time over the last few years.  He and partner Pat Brewer launched a 410 sprint car team last season for a few races as well.  

Hartlaub’s success drew the attention of Bill Rose, who put Hartlaub in his seat for a few World of Outlaw races late last year.  

Hartlaub entered this season as a full-time 410 driver in his own car with a goal of building it to a championship-caliber team just like he did with his 358 program.  That said, he knows the realities of what it will take to be good enough to be competitive week in and week out in Pennsylvania.  It will take time and experience.

This new pairing with Trone brings together a lot of knowledge, experience, resources, and ability.  That equals a lot of potential for all involved.

UP NEXT

The new Trone / Hartlaub combination will debut this Friday night,  May 31st, at Williams Grove Speedway at the legendary oval’s $8,000-to-win Diamond Series event.

SEASON STATS

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s, 10 top 20

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

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

Kody Hartlaub Racing on Facebook:   Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Kody Hartlaub on Twitter:   Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub

The well-known Trone 39 has made it's mark on Central PA racing and beyond for decades. (Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

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

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!
 

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

J Fuels

MooseBlocks.com

Bigham Appraisal

Griffith Plumbing Services

T and N Solutions

Smith Titanium

Herr Electric

Siegel Racing 59

Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Pretzel Boy

Barbie Miller, Realtor

KH Suspension

Don Ott Racing Engines

Pruitt Innovation & Technologies

AL Driveline

DMI Performance

SpeedComm