Cappetta Has Trying Night at Lincoln

Feels Like Teams Takes One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Abbottstown, PA – August 30, 2023

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Ashley and the Cappetta Racing Team had a trying night at Lincoln Speedway for the Kramer Klash.  

  • Date:  August 26, 2023
  • Event:  Kramer Klash
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Quick Stats:  29 cars, Heat 9th [9], A-main DNQ


New Tire Continues to Plague Cappetta and Team

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 back in action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday for the Kramer Klash.  

When asked to give an assessment of Saturday night at Lincoln, Ashley’s first response was, “Saturday was no good.” After two solid weekends at the track, Cappetta and the team failed to qualify for the feature for the first time this season, “Knowing we did well the past two weeks, it feels like we take one step forward and then two steps back.” While the new tire compound continues to challenge Ashley and the team, there were other factors in play on Saturday that contributed to the team’s struggles, “Some of it was me overdriving the car and some of it was track conditions. I had no drive off both corners due to wheel spin.” The team was also down a crew member. Some teams are sticking with the older compound but Ashley and the team agree switching back would just be a temporary band-aid until the new tires likely become mandatory next season. 

Cappetta Takes Time to Reset After Rough Night

After a rough day, or in this case, a rough night, sometimes the best thing to do is to get away to mentally reset and that is exactly what Ashley did on Sunday, “The best thing that happened to me over the weekend was getting away and going to a concert on Sunday night. It got me away from the car and thinking about Saturday night.” Cappetta spent the night focused on the music with some of the lyrics really hitting home, “It was a good time and a much needed break.”

Teams Face Challenges Every Week That Fans Don’t See

There were quite a few factors in play that affected Cappetta, the car and the team, “On Saturday night fans saw a bad handling car but they don’t understand why or what happened.” During the week Ashley and the team worked in the shop measuring, testing and looking over everything, which is something the fans don’t get to see. The team thought they had found a way to make improvements but when they got to the track, it turns out the team was wrong, or there was more wrong than they thought with the car. It also could have been a bad batch of tires which makes it incredibly difficult for teams to pinpoint what is wrong, especially in the middle of a busy race night. 

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

Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Saturday, September 2 at 7PM

Season Stats

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s

Trivia Question

What is Ashley’s favorite hockey team?

The answer in the next press release!

Last week’s answer: Ashley’s uncle is an engine builder

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