Cappetta Gains Confidence

The National Fallen Firefighters Race “Guise-Little Memorial” is a Special Night for Cappetta

Abbottstown, PA – May 9, 2023

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography


Ashley Cappetta and her team made their second start of the season at Lincoln Speedway and despite a 17th place finish, Cappetta and the team have a positive outlook heading into their next race. 


  • Date:  May 6, 2023
  • Event:  National Fallen Firefighters “Guise-Little Memorial” 
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Quick Stats:  38 cars, Heat 6th [9], B-main 3rd [3]; A-main 17th [23]


Second Race of the Season Builds Team Confidence

Ashley Cappetta and the Gettysburg Trading Post, Mike’s Towing and Recovery, Yesteryear Antique Center, Stoner’s Auction, O’Brien’s Fuel and Service, Iron Horse Trains, Republican Club of Hanover No. 89 were finally back in action on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway after a rainy month of April.

Cappetta, in sticking to her goals for the season, did not let a bad pill draw put a damper on her night. Ashley lined up ninth for her heat race and got a good initial start. Unfortunately, the red came out which resulted in Cappetta lining up on the outside for the restart, “Coming out of 4 I ended up in the air. It happened so fast I didn’t even realize what happened. I didn’t have much of an option other than staying on the gas to get back on all four tires.” Cappetta would continue on to finish sixth in the heat, one spot shy of qualifying for the feature. Ashley started and finished third in the B-main putting her in the main event. Cappetta lined up 23rd for the 20-lap feature and would cross the line 17th.

Despite Results Cappetta has Positive Take-away from Saturday

“The car felt great all night. We had speed this weekend,” according to Cappetta. The improvements were likely somewhat due to fixing the issues they found with the car after the season opener. Ashley continued, “All in all if we had been able to start up front, we would have been able to finish up front. I actually had fun. Of course, I don’t love finishing in the back but it gave me confidence. It gave everyone on the team a confidence booster.” 


Fallen Firefighters Night Holds a Special Place in Cappetta’s Heart

Ashley’s Uncle Jim used to be a firefighter and up until his surgery last year he was still involved with the fire police, and service men and women hold a special place in her heart, “This race is important to me because these people put their life on the line for people they don’t know.” The first year they held the National Fallen Firefighters race Ashley ran a special car design to honor fallen firefighters and the rest is history as she has put something special on the car for every iteration of this race. Through the years Ashley has become friends with the Little and Guise families and actually pursued being a volunteer firefighter with United Hook and Ladder herself. In the end, racing and her thriving business kept her from completing her training. “I love how they get the drivers and fans together; it makes the race even more special and I can’t wait to see it grow in the future.”

Stay tuned to Cappetta’s social media accounts, as well as for the most up to date schedule information.

Up Next

Cappetta will return to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 20 at 7PM.

Season Stats

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


Trivia Question

What is the name of Ashley’s antique business?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley’s dog’s name is Hodnett.


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(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
(photo credit: Troy Junkins/WRT Speedwerx)
(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

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Gettysburg Trading Post

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Iron Horse Trains

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