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Feathers Starts Strong, Engine Woes Lead to 10th Place Finish at Potomac Speedway

Potomac, MD – April 17, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit: Jason Walls / WRT Speedwerx

After winning at Hagerstown Speedway in his 2024 limited late model debut, Trever Feathers opted to compete at Potomac Speedway’s Steel Block Clash Danny Garrett Memorial Saturday night to take his shot at claiming the $3,999 top prize.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  April 13, 2024

  • Event:  Danny Garrett Memorial
  • Class:  Limited Late Model
  • Track:  Potomac Speedway
  • City, State:   Potomac, MD
  • Quick Stats:  26 cars, Heat 2nd (2), A-main 10th (5)

 

WHO NEEDS A BRAKE PEDAL?

Feathers made the two-and-a-half-hour haul from Winchester, Virginia to Potomac Speedway in Southern Maryland Saturday with 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.27.  

It didn’t take him long to pick up where he left off the week before at Hagerstown.  He was quick out of the box, logging the 4th fastest qualifying lap in the 26-car field.  

A solid second-place run in his heat race put Feathers in the redraw for the 49-lap A-main.  He pulled the five pill to take the inside row three starting spot.

In the early going, Feathers simply tried to ‘hold serve’, keeping his nose clean, saving his tires, and staying away from some of the aggressive moves around him.  Mid-race he found himself in 7th but confident with the car he had under him for the last half.

Five laps in the track started to take rubber, reducing it to one good lane.  Feathers was a little underpowered, leaving him at a disadvantage getting up off the corners, but he continued to turn in a workmanlike effort to put himself in what he believed would be a good position late in the race.

His approach was paying off.  Others began experiencing late-race tire issues while Feathers had plenty left.  On a late restart, he moved his way into 3rd and battled for the runner-up spot.

The best-laid plans don’t always work out though.

With six laps remaining, a rocker arm broke in Feather’s engine, ending his night and landing him 10th in the final rundown.

“We had a decent car and thanks to patience we were in position to capitalize tonight if we had not broken a rocker arm.”, a disappointed Feathers said.  

“I love to race and rubbin’ is racing but man, I swear nobody had a brake pedal out there tonight.  It was crazy.  No give and take at all.  I was trying to use my head and survive and it would have worked out if we didn’t have the engine issue.”

UP NEXT

Feathers will return to super late model action this weekend at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, April 20th.  This weekend, the speedway plans to use a Lucas Oil Late Model style time trial format in preparation for the series’ appearance at The Speed Palace on April 28th.

Follow Trever’s social media channels listed below all season long to receive the latest information, results, and updates so you are the first to know where he will be racing!

SEASON STATS

Super Late Model:  1 race, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s 

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

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings

Based in Winchester, VA, McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings has over 20 years of commercial & residential, exterior & interior, painting experience with high quality results.

Paint….wallpaper…lime washing!

Contact them today via email at [email protected] or by calling 540-327-5050!

You can also find photos of their great results on Facebook by searching McFarland Custom Painting!

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

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

Photo Credit: Jesse Lindsay

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]

Feathers Dominates in Surprise Limited Late Model Visit to Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD – April 9, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit: Kyle McFadden

Trever Feathers recently encountered an opportunity to add a second Team Zero chassis to his program.  It wasn’t brand new but given the success Feathers has experienced since switching to the brand, the decision to acquire it didn’t take long.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  April 6, 2024

  • Class:  Limited Late Model
  • Track:  Hagerstown Speedway
  • City, State:   Hagerstown, MD
  • Quick Stats:  25 cars, Heat 1st (7), A-main 1st (7)

 

SURPRISE!

In little more than a week, Feathers and his team took the bare bones chassis and made it race-ready with a limited engine under the hood.

“The difference from Monday to Saturday was unbelievable.  My guys and sponsors are truly amazing.”, Feathers said of the effort by his team.

Feathers took 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.27 to Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday to put it to the test.

You might have noticed the number change from his usual No.20 that adorns the sides of his super late model.

“That’s the number I first started racing with, so I just thought I would bring it back for this car.”, Feathers explained.

Feathers was originally slated to start 7th in his 8-lap heat race but lineup adjustments put him inside row two for the green flag.  From the start it was clear the newly built machine was up to the task.  Feathers drove into 2nd on the opening lap, then on lap six he drove by race-long leader Kyle Lear to take over the lead.  He went on to win by 1.8 seconds.

The Winchester, VA native showed more of the same in the main event.  Once again he took the green from inside row three.  It took him only three laps to claim the top spot and he dominated the rest of the way, winning by 1.96 seconds.

UP NEXT

Feathers will load up his No.27 once again this Saturday and head to Potomac Speedway in Mechanicsville, MD for the $3,999-to-win Danny Garrett Memorial Limited Late Models Steel Block Clash.

Follow Trever’s social media channels listed below so you are the first to know where he will be racing!

SEASON STATS

Super Late Model:  1 race, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s 

Limited Late Model:  1 race, 1 win, 1 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s 

 

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

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

Photo Credit: Kyle McFadden
Photo Credit: Jason Dudley
This is what Feather's car looked like Monday night in the team's Winchester, VA race shop. Saturday night he parked it in victory lane at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland.(Photo Credit: Trever Feathers Racing)

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]

Feathers’ Tire Misfortune Turns into Impressive Comeback at ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial

Georgetown, DE – March 30, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit: SDS Racing Photography

Trever Feathers kicked off his 2024 super late model campaign with a trip to Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway for the Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial.

It was finally time to put the product of all the long winter shop hours to the test and see how their work measured up.  Based on what fans saw from Feathers Friday night, he appears to be poised for a very successful season.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  March 29, 2024

  • Class:  Super Late Model
  • Event:  Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial
  • Track:  Georgetown Speedway
  • City, State:   Georgetown, DE
  • Quick Stats:  13 cars, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 4th (2)

 

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

Feathers’ night began with an outside row two start in his heat race.  He quickly surged into the runner-up spot but by the midpoint of the 8-lap qualifier, he had slipped to 3rd.  He rode home 3rd and it was good enough to make the redraw.

A little luck shined on Feathers during the redraw, putting him outside the front row for the 26-lap main event.  The first two attempts to get the race underway led to cautions but eventually, the race went green and the Winchester (VA) native took command.

Feathers led the first two circuits, then as he launched off turn two on lap three, disaster struck.  The left rear tire exploded.

Fortunately, he was able to maintain control and take 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 No.20 to the hot pit inside turn four.

Feathers’ team bolted on a new left rear tire and sent their Team Zero Race Cars, Shane McDowell Racing, Fox Racing Shox machine back into the battle.

Over the remaining two dozen laps, Feathers chipped his way forward from the back of the field.  With four laps remaining, he was sitting in the 6th position, but a late surge rewarded the Trever Feathers Racing team with a 4th place finish for their efforts.

“Man, the car was so good tonight.  Our luck here is just unreal.”, Feathers commented, referring to a string of things that haven’t gone his way over the past several visits to Georgetown.

“I think we had the car to beat tonight.  Our Team Zero Race Car has speed and balance.  Those are positives we can take away.  I was really comfortable, so I hope that will carry forward to our next race.”

“I have to thank everyone who supports us in this deal.  We truly appreciate everyone.  We wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

UP NEXT

Port Royal Speedway rained out once again on March 30th, which is already the third potential race lost to weather there in 2024.

Feathers is still weighing his options for next week.  Please follow Trever’s social media channels listed below for updates this week!

SEASON STATS

Super Late Model:  1 race, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s 

 

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

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]

ABR Gets Support from Carquest and Fragola, Plus SRI and VP Increase Involvement for 2024

Mifflin, PA – March 21, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Original Photo Credit:  Chris Hockley/WRT Speedwerx

Austin Berry continues to gain support for his growing super late model program.

Those with a love and passion to succeed in the sport have a tougher job than ever before.  Modern dirt track racing requires more funds and more knowledge than ever before.  Teams spend a lot of time and effort working to acquire both of those resources to give themselves a chance at success.

Berry’s efforts on that front have been paying off.  Four more businesses have come on board for the 2024 season.

NEW MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY

Austin Berry Racing is thrilled to announce the addition of four new partners to its dirt super late model team. Carquest of State College, Fragola Performance Systems, Auto Glass Centre, and Dye It Rite have joined forces with Austin Berry Racing for the upcoming racing season.

“We are excited to welcome Carquest of State College, Fragola Performance Systems, Auto Glass Centre, and Dye It Rite to our team,” said driver Austin Berry. “Their support and partnership will be invaluable as we strive for consistent success at the track this season.”

Carquest of State College offers a wide range of automotive parts and accessories, while Fragola Performance Systems specializes in high-performance plumbing components. Auto Glass Centre provides expert auto glass repair and replacement services, and Dye It Rite offers professional vehicle customization solutions.

“We are proud to support Austin Berry Racing and look forward to seeing their continued success on the track,” said a representative from Carquest of State College.

INCREASED INVOLVEMENT

Berry is also pleased to announce that supporters SRI Performance and VP Racing Fuels, who have been with him the past few seasons, have increased their involvement for the 2024 racing season.

“We are grateful for the continued support of SRI Performance and VP Racing Fuels,” said Berry. “Their increased commitment shows they believe in what we are doing on and off the track.  Their added support will be instrumental in our pursuit of success on the track this season.”

SRI Performance is a leading supplier of high-performance racing parts, components, and accessories, while VP Racing Fuels is a renowned provider of racing fuels and lubricants.

“It’s always exciting to form partnerships with race teams across the country!  Meeting new teams gives us the ability to network and collaborate outside of our home area of Mooresville, NC.”, said Randy Keene, technical sales motorsports engineer/marketing for SRI Performance. 

“We look forward to working with the very talented Austin Berry and his entire Austin Berry Racing team!  As we continue to grow our brand and name through this partnership, we also hope to open doors for Austin to procure other sponsorship and relationship opportunities along the way!  Best of luck, Austin, from all of your partners at SRI Performance, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, SRI Used Parts, and SRI Indy!”

In addition, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding and Seamless Gutters, and Nathan Berry Beef Farm are all returning as marketing partners, along with numerous product sponsors.

More information will be released in the near future about Berry’s plans for the 2024 season.  Follow Addicted2DirtPR on all social media platforms and all of Austin Berry Racing’s social media outlets to be sure to get that information as soon as it is available!

ABOUT CARQUEST of STATE COLLEGE

At Carquest Auto Parts, we proudly carry the banner of being locally owned and community driven. And at our Carquest store, you’ll find lifelong experts because this isn’t just a job or hobby for us. It’s our way of life. One we love. One we live for. And one that demands our customers come first. We treat every customer like family because to us you are.

Fueled by our passion for parts, standards for service and commitment to our community, we’re the name you can know and trust.

Carquest Auto Parts has the expertise, parts and tools needed to get you back on the road. Visit our State College location at 2929 Stewart Dr, State College, PA 16801.

Phone: (814) 237-7681

Hours

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm

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

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]

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]

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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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!  

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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!

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]

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]

Feathers Records Runner-up Finish in Fall Classic at Natural Bridge

With Curtain Closed on 2023, Attention Turns Fully to 2024 Prep

Natural Bridge, VA – October 18, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

With the leaves beginning to change color, Trever Feathers had already parked his super late model to begin 2024 preparations but he was still looking to get one more race under his belt before calling it a season.

In 2022 Feathers was victorious at Natural Bridge Speedway’s Fall Classic for super late models.  It is a facility that he enjoys competing at, so when the announcement came that the 2023 edition of the 50-lap, $ 5,000-to-win race would be for limited late models, he connected with Brad Omps’ to take the seat of the No.5T for the event.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  October 14, 2023

  • Class:  Limited Late Model
  • Event:  Fall Classic
  • Track:  Natural Bridge Speedway
  • City, State:   Natural Bridge, VA
  • Quick Stats:  29 cars, Qualifying 3rd, Heat 1st (1), Dash 3rd (2), A-main 2nd (3)

 

CLOSING IT OUT

Feathers unloaded as one of twenty-nine competitors on hand to take a shot at capturing the Fall Classic.  Mother Nature threatened the region all weekend and despite some minor delays as a result, Natural Bridge Speedway did finally get action underway and complete the night’s action.

Despite hitting the track for time trials in the back half of the field, Feathers put the 3rd quickest lap of the qualifying session on the board, earning him the pole of the third heat race.

Feathers dominated the 8-lap heat race, winning by 1.553 seconds over runner-up Cody Wright.

The heat race victory put Feathers into the Dash 4 Cash that would set the first three rows of the feature lineup.  By luck of the draw, he started outside the front row and held the runner-up spot in the early going.

Feathers was challenging for the lead in the Dash when the handling of his ride changed abruptly.  He ultimately slipped to a 3rd place finish.

After an early evening rain delay, the program was moved along quickly—that limited Feather’s time to investigate the handling issue prior to the main event.  The team checked the car over but was unable to identify what caused the sudden change in handling.

The 50-lap feature provided plenty of time for Feathers to find his way to the front from his 3rd starting spot.  Seven laps into the race he moved past Justin Williams to claim 2nd and set his sights on leader Kyle Hardy.

Still battling the earlier issues that cropped up, Feathers pursued the top spot but was unable to get there.  He settled for the runner-up finish just 1.684 seconds back.

Our car was so good all night but we did develop some kind of issue a few laps into the dash and we fought that the rest of the night.”, Feathers commented.  “Early on it was really in the track but then I just got loose on entry.  It was still a good night for us and a good way to wrap up our year.

LOOKING AHEAD

Last weekend was the final race of the season for Feathers.  With the curtain closed on 2023, his attention has fully turned to preparation for 2024.

In order to fully prepare for next season, Feathers’ goal is to have his No.20 super late model completely torn down, refreshed, and rebuilt by the end of November.  That work is already underway.

The work doesn’t stop there.  The race shop, trailer, and toter all need attention.  There is maintenance, parts stocking, and plenty of other work to get done.

In today’s late model racing, you win more races as a result of your effort at the shop than you do purely on race night.  We have always put in the work throughout the winter to be the best-prepared team we can, and this offseason will be no different.”, Feathers shared.

Feathers wants to grow the team, expand the schedule, and travel more, so he will also invest time working alongside Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management to build relationships to bring new marketing partners to the team, as well as maintain relationships with current marketing partners.  

We would like to be able to expand our schedule from the 20-25 races our budget allows right now.  Our goal is 35-40 races in 2024.  We would like to get down south to places like Tennessee to race more, or maybe get to the Midwest for some bigger races, but we need to add a key partner to reach those goals.“, Feathers said. 

I am blessed to have an amazing group of people around me that support what we do.  My uncle Jimmy, my granddad, my dad and mom, Larry Royston, Jon Coffelt, Rick Leggett, Jonathan DeHaven…the list goes on.  Everything they contribute, big or small, adds up and makes this possible.  I can’t possibly thank them enough.

The reason we want to travel more is to make ourselves better.  You get better by challenging yourself against tough competition and on new race tracks.  Sometimes the best way to learn is to get your ass kicked.  We want to compete with the best, so we are ready to do the work to achieve that.“, Feathers concluded.

SEASON STATS

Super Late Model:  22 races, 3 wins, 8 top 5’s, 11 top 10’s, 15 top 15’s 

Limited Late Model:  4 races, 1 win, 4 top 5’s, 4 top 10’s

 

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

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

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THANKS TO OUR SUPER LATE MODEL TEAM PARTNERS! 
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
 

Larry Royston’s Septic Services

Martins Pumping Service

McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings

Hot Rod Septic Treatment

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

Clem’s Garage

In Memory of Nathan McCoy

SPECIAL THANKS

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