Hartlaub Nets First Career 410 Sprint Car Podium

Two Nights, Three Features On Tap This Weekend

Abbottstown, PA – August 15, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

What a difference a week makes.

The opening weekend of the month of August was a tough one for Kody Hartlaub.  Back on August 4th, after qualifying well at Williams Grove in his 358 sprint car, the feature was rained out.  The following night he took his 410 sprint car to Lincoln Speedway, and he struggled through the night both on and off the track, largely due to being ill.

Hartlaub quickly erased the memories of the previous weekend by netting his first career podium finish in a 410 sprint car this past Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania. 

  • Division:  358 Sprint Cars
  • Date:  August 4, 2023
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Quick Stats:  23 cars, Heat 2nd (5), A-main PPD to 8/18


  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Date:  August 5, 2023
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Quick Stats:  25 cars, Heat 8th (5), B-main 6th (5), A-main 18th (24)


  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Date:  August 12, 2023
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Quick Stats:  23 cars, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 2nd (5)


Breaking New Ground

Back at full strength physically, Kody Hartlaub joined 22 other teams at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night to get a little more 410 sprint car seat time in 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.

Hartlaub started outside row two in the 10-lap heat race and quickly moved into 3rd on the opening lap.  On the next circuit, he claimed the 2nd spot and looked to have it in hand until Freddie Rahmer tracked him down with two laps to go and relegated Hartlaub to a 3rd place finish.  The spot was still good enough to squeak into the handicapping for the feature lineup.

In the 30-lap A-main, Hartlaub appeared ready to make some headlines in central Pennsylvania racing news.  From his 5th starting spot he surged into 3rd by the completion of lap number one.  He held that through the first ten laps, then with his fastest lap of the race he moved into the runner-up spot.

Just past the halfway point, Hartlaub took command of the race by passing Kyle Spence for the top spot.  Meanwhile Freddie Rahmer was inching his way toward the front as well.

On lap nineteen, Rahmer wrestled the lead away.  Hartlaub held on for a strong 2nd place finish, his first career 410 sprint car podium finish.  An admirable accomplishment for the young man who has less than ten 410 sprint car starts until his belt.

“Hard to put into words what this means to me and my team.  From dreaming of someday getting to run a 410 sprint car to actually being able to do it, and to have the speed we had, I couldn’t have asked for anything more.“, Hartlaub commented.  We led laps and learned a lot.

I have to thank everyone that made this possible, all the support from my friends and family, my wife, my crew, Pat Brewer, Austin Funk, Jim and Steve Siegel, and all my sponsors because without them we wouldn’t be here.

Up Next

Kody will strap back into his 358 sprint car for the upcoming weekend.  He returns to Williams Grove Speedway Friday night, August 18th, for a makeup feature plus a full program.

The following night they will head to Lincoln Speedway for a Summer Series event.

Season Stats: 358 Division

14 races, 2 wins, 8 top 5’s, 12 top 10’s, 13 top 15’s


Season Stats: 410 Division

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


Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Kody Hartlaub’s favorite band is Breaking Benjamin!  

Now, on to this week’s question.  How old was Kody when he got his first go-kart?

Did you know Kody has a website?  Hint.  You might want to visit KodyHartlaub.com!

The answer in the next press release!


Partner Spotlight

Bigham Appraisal is a Pennsylvania General Certified Appraiser who performs residential and commercial appraisals for a variety of lender and private clients.

Address: 121 Buford Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone: (717) 338-0400


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

Kody Hartlaub Racing on Facebook:   Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Kody Hartlaub on Twitter:   Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub

(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)
(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

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

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


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!


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

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC


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.


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