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Zach Newlin Displays 2022 Potential at BAPS Motor Speedway

Clocks Near Top of the Charts; Learning Continues

Millerstown, PA – November 15, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

featured photo credit:  SprintCarNews.com / Rick Rarer

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Zach Newlin and Pryde Motorsports raced together seven times since the new pairing formed at the start of September.  They made a couple headlines in that short time.  There was a Hard Charger award at Port Royal Speedway in the Labor Day Classic and there was Newlin’s first World of Outlaws A-main a few weeks later.  To learn all they could for 2022, they were trying to make good use of their short 2021 season together.  They certainly weren’t going to pass up the opportunity to race one more time before spending the winter in the race shop.

 

11/13:  Sprint Showdown, BAPS Motor Speedway – Newberrytown, PA

     (38 cars, Qualifying 2nd in group 2 & 4th overall, Heat 5th, A-main 20th)

 

Each November, the Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway, which is traditionally the final 410 sprint car show in the country, brings unpredictable weather.  The 2021 edition was no different.  Rain and wind moved in during the late morning to combine with chilly autumn temperatures.

 

Long story short, it didn’t matter.  This was Central Pennsylvania, and it was the final race of the season, so when the weather passed and the sun popped out briefly in the midafternoon, the race teams and fans poured into the facility, equipped with multiple layers of warm clothing.

 

The Pryde Motorsports No.29, sponsored by Del Grosso’s Foods, Gio’s BBQ, Robert Lee Jr. Trucking, R&B Auto Proz, Quality Masonry, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales, and Strange Oval was one of 38 cars signed in to compete.  

 

Format

The annual season-ending event employs a somewhat unique format that uses a pill draw to divide the field into groups of 8-10 cars each.  Teams remain in their groups for hot laps, time trials and heat races.  To allow for spacing during time trials, half of each group takes to the track at a time for three green flag laps under the clock.  Heat races would be 10 laps, lined up by time but with the top 4 inverted, and the top five finishers transferring directly to the A-main.  The winner and the fastest qualifier go to the redraw.

 

Qualifying Recap

Zach Newlin’s draw placed him in the second half of the 4th and final qualifying group.  Considering how a track typically slows down during qualifying because of deteriorating grip, a late draw such as that isn’t ideal.

 

None of that seemed to matter to the wheelman known as ‘Zach Daddy’.  He proceeded to blister the 4-tenths mile clay oval in 14.773 seconds, which was good enough for 2nd in his group and 4th quickest out of the entire field of 38 cars. 

 

Newlin’s heat race didn’t go as well as planned.  He hoped to leverage his 3rd starting spot to earn a mid-pack starting spot in the feature, however a tight condition led to the loss of a couple spot.  The Millerstown, PA native held on to transfer to the A-main but would start 20th in the 30-lap finale.

 

Main Event Recap

Knowing they would be racing in heavy traffic from the start, the Pryde Motorsports team made adjustments that would hopefully give Newlin a chance to move forward.  It didn’t take more than a few laps to figure out they had over-adjusted.  Zach fought a tight race car throughout the event and ultimately managed to do no more than hold his ground for a 20th place finish.

 

We had really good speed earlier in the night and the car was handling great” Newlin shared.  “We just got too tight with the adjustments we made after that, so we learned something for next time.  I want to thank Allen (Pryde) for giving me this opportunity and all the partners who help make this possible for us.  We couldn’t do this without Del Grosso Foods, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Gio’s BBQ, Ron’s RV Sales, FK Shocks, Strange Oval Torsion Bars, and Newlin Bar Service“, Newlin commented.   

 

We had a fast car last night.  Just wasn’t able to capitalize.  Next time.  This is how you learn.  Little by little“, said car owner Allen Pryde Sunday, reflecting on the team’s night at BAPS.

 

Up Next

Pryde Motorsports, along with brothers Zach and Lance Newlin, are already getting things in place for the 2022 season.   Saturday’s outing at BAPS Motor Speedway was a shake-down of a new Triple-X car, plus another car and its components are being refreshed.  The team expects to enter next season well-prepared to run Royal Speedway on a weekly basis.    

 

ZACH NEWLIN

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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!  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!

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Zach Newlin Makes First Career World of Outlaws A-Main

Pryde Motorsports Selects Zach Daddy as 2022 Wheelman

Millerstown, PA – October 12, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

featured photo credit:  Bert Wojo Images

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As a race car driver, Zach Newlin has had many years of success at various levels, but when his 2021 410 sprint car season opened in Pennsylvania, something wasn’t working.  Newlin and the team he started the season with were not gelling.  It happens in racing.  A lot of combinations just don’t work.  A few do.

 

The Millerstown, PA native was fired from that ride and turned his focus back to 358 sprint cars, wondering if he would get another shot at the top level.  That chapter left Newlin in a bad place mentally, his confidence shaken.

 

Fortunately, the next chapter of his story requires no sugar coating. 

 

Friday 10/8:  38 cars, Qualifying 19th in flight 1, Heat 8th, B-main 5th

 

Having recently joined forces, Zach Newlin and the Pryde Motorsports team only had four races under their belt coming into the 2-day World of Outlaws event at Port Royal Speedway.  Those races had only resulted in a single A-main appearance.  That one appearance did result in the Hard Charger Award at Port Royal’s Labor Day Classic, but the new pairing knew it would take time to learn to work together to reach their potential.

 

A high quality field of 38 teams were on hand Friday night at ‘The Speed Palace’ for The Nittany Showdown preliminary night action.  The World of Outlaws format split the field into two flights of 19 cars for time trials, which would set the lineups for four 8-lap heat races.

 

Newlin was the 18th driver to hit the track for qualifying.  He turned in a disappointing lap that left him last in his flight.  It would be a tough road the rest of the night.

 

The Pryde Motorsports team hurried to make changes before rolling out to their 10th starting spot for heat number one.  The top five finishers advanced to the A-main, while the remainder of the field, including Newlin who came home in 8th, were relegated to the B-main for a final shot at making the main event.

 

Newlin, a Millerstown, PA native, took the green for the 12-lap B-main from the 9th position and immediately went to work.  The top four finishers would transfer to claim the final four starting spots in the $10,000 to win, 25-lap A-main.  

 

It was clear the team and Newlin were both applying what they were learning as the night went on because the Del Grosso’s Foods, Gio’s BBQ, Robert Lee Jr. Trucking, R&B Auto Proz, Quality Masonry, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales, Strange Oval No.29 was on the move.  

 

Zach methodically worked his way through the field and appeared poised to accomplish the unthinkable.  Making a World of Outlaws A-main after qualifying last in your flight is nearly impossible and certainly uncommon.  Newlin came up one spot short, finishing 5th.  Had there been a late race caution to tighten up the field, it appeared quite possible he would have pulled it off.

 

The night ended one step short of the goal, but the team loaded up with smiles on their faces after making great strides during the show.  They would be in a much better position going into Saturday night’s finale.

 

Saturday 10/9:  38 cars, Qualifying 7th in flight 2, Heat 4th, A-main 27th 

 

Saturday night rolled around and once again 38 teams signed in to compete.  The Nittany Showdown finale offered $15,000 to the victor.  The format would be the same as the prior night.  For the second consecutive night, Zach Newlin would take to the track for his laps under the clock late in his flight.  This time he fired the engine to go out 16th in flight two.  

 

The night would not be the same in every way though.  Newlin powered his way around the big, fairgrounds half-mile in 15.626 seconds, claiming the 7th quickest lap in his flight, a mere 0.113 behind Donny Schatz and 0.120 behind Anthony Macri.

 

The solid qualifying effort handed Newlin the 4th starting spot in the third heat race.  Once again, the top five finishers would transfer to the A-main.  Zach would just need to hang on to one of those spots.  He did better than that.  He got steadily quicker as the race went on, looking like a veteran wheeling the high line.  Newlin pulled away from veterans Wayne Johnson and Danny Dietrich, besting Johnson by 1.1 seconds at the checkers and putting himself in his first career World of Outlaws A-main.

 

The performance caught the attention of the Dirtvision team, the group who broadcasts all Outlaw races live.  They selected Zach Daddy to be interviewed on the front stretch following the accomplishment.  As reporter Chase Raudman asked him how he felt about what he had just done, Newlin let out a celebratory shout that could be heard anywhere on the Juniata County Fairgrounds, and maybe beyond.  In an instant, the weight of everything that had happened earlier in 2021 was gone.

 

Oh man, this is awesome!  I still don’t even have 20 races under my belt in a 410” an ecstatic Newlin told Raudman.  “We started the year out rough, got fired from one ride, then Allen called me up for this car.  One door closes and a really good one opens up.  I’m so grateful.

 

Newlin earned the 14th starting spot in the 30-lap A-main.  At the drop of the green, he took to the high side in turn one.  In heavy traffic another car slid up across directly in front of Newlin’s No.29, taking the air off the nose of the car.  For a split second, the front end got light and Newlin was unable to steer away from the wall.  He slapped the wall with the right side of the car, then managed to get off the wall and continue on.  He lost several positions during the ordeal but tried to soldier on.  It wasn’t to be thought because the W-link had broken on contact and left his machine limping, forcing him pit-side after six laps, officially placing him 27th in the final rundown.

 

My mind wasn’t in a good place from the stuff I dealt with in the beginning of the year, but I feel good now.  I’m excited as hell” a happy Newlin shared.  “I want to thank Allen (Pryde) and all the partners who help make this possible for us.  We couldn’t do this without Del Grosso Foods, Gio’s BBQ, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales, FK Shocks, Strange Oval Torsion Bars, and Newlin Bar Service.  I also want to say a special thanks to Jeff Halligan and Kyle Defibaugh for coming out and helping this weekend.  Their help and tips were extremely valuable“, Newlin commented. 

 

Car owner Allen Pryde expressed his thanks to all the team’s supporters via a Facebook post and offered a peek at the team’s 2022 plans with Newlin.  “Looking forward to a great season next year.  Our plans are to be at Port Royal each week“, Pryde posted.

 

Zach Newlin and Pryde Motorsports rolling into Port Royal together in that open trailer next season is sure to be a story to watch.  When they win a race, I have a feeling a microphone won’t be necessary for the folks in the town of Port Royal to hear the excitement when Newlin climbs from the car.  

 

Up Next

Two races remain on the 2021 schedule for Zach Newlin and Pryde Motorsports.  They will head to BAPS Motor Speedway for Saturday afternoon shows on October 23rd and November 13th to continue building their notebook for the 2022 season. 

 

ZACH NEWLIN

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More Photos from Port Royal Speedway 10/8 & 10/9

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Reinhardt Earns First Career Tuscarora 50 Start

Pockets $6,000 Bonus to Cap Weekend

New Oxford, PA – September 15, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team rolled into Port Royal Speedway last week for the three-night, All Star sanctioned, Tuscarora 50 that has become the centerpiece of the season schedule at “The Speed Palace”.  The team had struggled on the tricky surface in earlier season appearances and was aiming to show the strides they had made since then, plus hopefully take home a chunk of the cash that was up for grabs at the lucrative event.

 

9/9:  Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA 

        (45 cars, Qualifying 4th in group B/12th overall, Heat 2nd,A-main 22nd)

 

With 45 teams singed in to compete, the “41 or more” All Star format was in use, dividing teams into 5 equal groups of nine cars for hot laps, qualifying and heat races.  

 

Reinhardt qualified 4th quickest in Group B, giving him the pole for the second 8-lap heat race, with Bill Balog lined up beside him.  Balog used the preferred outside line to beat Kyle to turn one at the drop of the green.  Reinhardt chased Balog but was unable to run him down and settled for the runner-up finish and a spot in the A-main.

 

Rolling to the green for the 30-lap feature from his 12th starting spot, Reinhardt looked racy at the start.  He held his ground, briefly claimed 11th, and threatened to move into the top 10 during the first half of the A-main.  The handling of the Capitol Renegade No.91 went away as the race moved into the later stages, causing the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate to slip back a handful of positions.  With about five laps remaining, Reinhardt quickly lifted and pulled down out of the groove when it seemed the motor had gone sour.  The issue ended his night and left him with a 22nd place finish officially.  Fortunately, the team later determined it was a header issue and nothing terminal.

  

9/10:  Night Before the 50 at Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA 

          (55 cars, Qualifying 5th in group B/21st overall, Heat 6th, B-main 8th, A-main 22nd)

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team made repairs and returned to “The Speed Palace”
Friday for The Night Before the 50, along with 54 other teams, to go after the $10,000 winner’s share.  Given the hefty car count, the same format was in play as the previous night.

 

The qualifying effort by Reinhardt left him 5th fastest in Group B, which meant he would need to climb his way into one of the four transfer spots in the second 8-lap heat.  It wasn’t in the cards on this night, and the Neptune City, NJ native found himself on the outside looking in, crossing the line 6th at the finish.

 

Relegated to an 8th place start in the 12-lap B-main, Reinhardt once again needed to climb into the top four to make the A-main.  Despite his best efforts, he couldn’t make it happen and again found himself on the outside looking in.  He settled for an 8th place finish and opted to use a provisional to start the feature event.  Reinhardt started 27th in the 30-lap A-main and came home in 22nd.  

 

This was just one of those nights.  If you miss it early in qualifying, you spend the rest of the night trying to recover.  We’ll come back tomorrow and try to get out of the gate a little stronger“, Reinhardt shared.

 

9/11:  Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA 

          (57 cars, Qualifying 11th in flight B, Heat 2nd, A-main 23rd)

 

Saturday night’s goal for Kyle Reinhardt was very simple:  Make the starting field for the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50.  It would be no easy task with a stout field of 57 cars in the pits.  Reinhardt had tried a few times in the past but had come up short, including 2020 when he blew a right rear tire while leading the B-main by a large margin.

 

The Tuscarora 50 uses its own unique format.  The field was divided into two flights for qualifying.  Within each flight, the field would then be divided into three heat races based on lap times.  A 4-car invert meant the fastest car in each heat started 4th, while the 4th fastest qualifier started on the pole.  The remainder of the field lined up by qualifying time behind those four.  Only the top three finishers would advance to the A-main, with each of the winners drawing for one of the top six starting spots.  Meanwhile, 4th-6th would move to the B-main and everyone from 7th back would fall to the C-main.

 

Reinhardt was the 9th of 28 cars to hit the track for Flight 2 time trials.  His lap of 18.640 was good enough for 11th in his flight and it kept him inside the inversion for the heat
race.  It was the first step to a good night.  It put Reinhardt on the pole of heat number five, giving him the best opportunity he could ask for to claim one of those top three spots and put himself into his first Tuscarora 50.

 

When the green flag dropped on the 8-lap heat race, Reinhardt surged to the point and took control of the race.  As the laps clicked off, 2nd place Dylan Cisney found his groove and began to reel in the Capitol Renegade No.91 of Reinhardt.  As the pair received the two to
go sign, Cisney took his shot.  He not only took the lead away from Reinhardt, along with it he claimed one of the top six starting spots in the feature.  It was a minor disappointment, but Reinhardt knew he didn’t give it away.  Cisney was just better than him in that event.  

 

The bottom line.  He would be in the starting field for his first Tuscarora 50.

 

Reinhardt took the green for the 50-lap finale from a very respectable 12th starting spot.  While the long distance race can be about tire conservation and pace, Kyle wasted no time
grabbing some track position by jumping into the top ten on the opening circuit.  During the opening segment, Reinhardt hovered around the 10th position, then slipping a couple spots by lap 15.  

 

That’s when the handle seemed to go away significantly.  By the time the field reached lap 20, Reinhardt was struggling and had faded to 22nd.  He restarted in that spot after the
halfway break, then slipped further back to 25th for a bit before recovering to 23rd at the checkered flag.  It certainly wasn’t the finish he or the team wanted or expected given how their night had gone.  They simply missed the setup that they needed to be competitive in the second half of the event.

 

The week did however end on a positive note for the Capitol Renegade team.  Jim and Sandy Kline regularly offer bonus money to a randomly chosen finisher in the feature events at Port Royal Speedway.  For the Tuscarora 50, they set that amount as a generous $6,000.  The random draw turned up pill #23, handing the cash to 23rd place finisher, Reinhardt.

 

While the finishes were certainly not satisfying, the team did show their improvement by timing well and earning spots in two of the three main events.  Putting an entire night together and finishing as strong as they start has been the elusive holy grail in recent weeks.  

 

We made our first Tuscarora 50, so we’re definitely happy about that.  We continued to show speed early too.  We just need to keep working hard to put it all together and be more consistent throughout the night“, Reinhardt commented.

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

The 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 Class Photo (photo credit: Leister Photography)

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Newlin Tackles First Tuscarora 50 Event in Pryde Motorsports Ride

New Pairing Continues to Dial In Right Combination

Millerstown, PA – September 14, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

featured photo credit:  J.G. Photography

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When a new sprint car team takes shape in the late season in Central Pennsylvania, there is no easy path to getting laps and learning to work together to dial in the car for the new pilot.  They will face a lot of tough competition in what amounts to PA’s own version of the “month of money”.

 

Zach Newlin’s phone rang only weeks ago.  While there were still quite a few races remaining on the 2021 schedule in the area, most of them at this time of year are shows that include touring groups and large car counts.  That didn’t deter this new pairing from their agenda. 

 

Friday 9/10:  55 cars, Qualifying 7th in group, Heat 8th, C-main 13th

 

Newlin was one of a stout field of 55 to enter All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Port Royal Speedway for The Night Before the 50.  A qualifying lap of 16.399 placed him 7th quickest of the 11 drivers in group A.  

 

The Millerstown, PA native started 7th and held a firm grasp on the spot in the first heat race for the first six laps, but was challenged by Tyler Reeser as the 8-lap heat drew to a close.  The top four finishers would move on to the A-main, while 5-7 would go to the B-main and 8-11 to the C-main.  Newlin ultimately finished 8th, costing him a spot in the B-main.

 

The 10-lap C-main started off well for Newlin.  From his 4th starting spot, he surged forward on the opening lap, claiming the 3rd position.  Only the top two finishers would move on to the B-main, so Zach would need to lasso one more spot to advance.  

 

The red lights flashed on and All Star officials called the red flag over the one way radios as the field as about to complete lap one.  Unfortunately, as Newlin slowed near the start/finish line, Danny Dietrich did not.  He collided with the right rear of Newlin’s No.29.  The impact damaged the headers and destroyed the tire, top wing, nerf bar and W-link, ending the night for the Pryde Motorsports team.  They were officially credited with a 13th place finish. 

 

Saturday 9/11:  57 cars, Qualifying 21st, Heat 7th, C-main 3rd, Non-Qualifiers Race 

 

A little elbow grease and sweat late Friday night and Saturday afternoon had the Del Grosso, Gio’s BBQ, Robert Lee Jr. Trucking, R&B Auto Proz, Quality Masonry, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales No.29 ready for action again.  The team returned to Port Royal Speedway Saturday night for the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50.

 

The hefty purse offering $54,000 to win and $1,500 to start drew 57 teams to the Juniata County half-mile oval for the early September tradition that leverages its own unique format.  

 

The field was divided into two flights for qualifying.  Within each flight, the field would then be divided into three heat races based on lap times.  A 4-car invert meant the fastest car in each heat started 4th, while the 4th fastest qualifier started on the pole.  The remainder of the field lined up by qualifying time behind those four.  Only the top three finishers would advance to the A-main, while 4th-6th would move to the B-main and everyone from 7th back would go to the C-main.

 

Zach Newlin registered the 21st fastest lap of 29 cars in Flight A, which placed him 7th in the starting lineup for the third heat.  Once again, Newlin got a strong start and grabbed the 6th position away from Hunter Schuerenberg.  A couple laps later, the No.55 of Schuerenberg battled back and reclaimed the spot.  Newlin worked hard to run down the All Star regular for the final spot in the B-main but was unsuccessful and finished 7th.

 

The C-main resulted in yet another case of one spot short.  After starting 5th officially, Newlin took the green in 4th when the polesitter couldn’t make the call.  It took three attempts to get the race started.  When it did finally get rolling, Zach was able to take 3rd over Lucas Wolfe and pull away by a few car lengths.  Newlin went on to finish 3rd, just missing the transfer to the B-main.

 

The night wasn’t quite over for Newlin.  Port Royal Speedway runs a non-qualifiers race at the end of the program, including a nice payout, to give those teams a chance to make something for their efforts.  Zach lined up 8th for the 20-lap event and held the 7th position until the halfway point.  He slipped a couple spots late in the race and eventually finished 9th. 

 

The weekend results won’t grab any headlines for Newlin, but there were small victories and several positives to carry forward.  He and the team were there to learn and to build, and they accomplished that.  

 

I want to thank Allen for the opportunity to run his equipment.  Hopefully we can keep building on what we’ve started here.  I also need to thank all my partners who help make this possible for me.  I couldn’t do this without Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales, my family and a lot of other people“, Newlin commented. 

 

Up Next

Zach Newlin and Pryde Motorsports have not determined what’s next on their schedule, but the pairing does plan to race together more in 2021. 

 

ZACH NEWLIN

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Zach Newlin (29) awaits his turn in qualifying at Port Royal Speedway during The Night Before the 50

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More Photos from Port Royal Speedway 9/10 & 9/11

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Reinhardt Makes Small Gains at Attica

Attention Turns to Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

New Oxford, PA – September 8, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Dave Hendrick Photography

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Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade No.91 team have struggled at Attica in two attempts earlier this season.  Both the April and June events at the one-third mile banked clay oval located on the Attica Fairgrounds in north central Ohio resulted in DNQ’s for the team on its rookie campaign with the All Stars.  Early September brought a pair of opportunities at Attica to show the improvement they have made as a team over the course of the 2021 season.

 

9/3:  Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

      (39 cars, Qualifying 6th in group D/30th overall, Heat 7th, B-main 4th, A-main 16th)

 

Night one of the two day All Star Circuit of Champions event at Attica Raceway Park saw 39 teams pit-side to compete for the $5,000 preliminary night top prize.  Kyle Reinhardt was the first in group D, and 31st overall, to hit the track for qualifying.

 

The struggles for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team at Attica continued, as his qualifying lap of 13.057 was only good enough for 6th quickest in his group, placing him outside row three for the fourth heat race.  

 

The top five finishers from each heat would transfer to the A-main, but Reinhardt wasn’t able to mount a challenge for a transfer spot.  He rode home in 7th, relegating him to the B-main for one more shot to make the field.

 

Reinhardt would need to turn things around in the 12-lap B-main and he did just that.  He started 8th and steadily drove forward.  By lap 9 he was in 5th position and within striking distance of a transfer spot.  Reinhardt was able to run his fastest lap of the race on lap 11 and use the momentum to execute a last lap pass to claim the 4th and final transfer spot into the A-main.

 

Rolling off from his 24th starting spot, the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate continued turning a bad night into a good one.  During the 35-lap A-main, Reinhardt battled his way forward, making the most of a few restarts.  When the checkered flag flew, the Capitol Renegade No.91 had reached 16th.  Had it not been for brake issues late in the going, the result would likely have even been a few spots better, but given the team’s 2021 record at Attica, it was step in the right direction.  Going +4 in the B-main and +8 in the A-main shows progress is being made.  

  

9/4:  Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

      (36 cars, Qualifying 3rd in group B/11th overall, Heat 2nd, A-main 23rd)

 

Reinhardt and team returned Saturday night for the $10,000 to win Attica Ambush finale, hoping to continue their momentum.  They were one of 36 teams signed in to take their shot at the attractive purse.

 

Qualifying in Group B Saturday night, Kyle registered the 11th best overall lap, good enough for 3rd in the group.  Reinhardt started the second heat from outside the front row and chased leader Jac Haudenchild throughout the 8-lap event.  A win would have meant a spot in the dash redraw for the Neptune City, NJ native but he was unable to get by “The Wild Child” and settled for the runner-up finish.

 

Their 12th place start in the A-main Saturday night showed the steady gains that Reinhardt and crew chief Bob Curtis had made at Attica in 2021.  Unfortunately, the results at the end of the night were not as indicative.  The Capitol Renegade team has been making changes trying to solve recurring brake issues in recent months, but unfortunately the issue resurfaced early in Saturday’s A-main at Attica.  Reinhardt fought an unwinnable battle as he slowly slid back through the field, eventually calling it a night, and taking a 23rd place finish.  

 

Up Next:

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will return to familiar turf, Port Royal Speedway, to race in the highly lucrative, 3-day, All Star sanctioned Tuscarora 50.  The event spans September 9th-11th, paying $8,000, $10,000, and $54,000 to the winner respectively.

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

 

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Zach Newlin Repeats as Hard Charger at Port’s Labor Day Classic

Millerstown, PA Wheelman Ready to Prove Himself in the 410 Division

Millerstown, PA – September 8, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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Late in the 2020 season, Zach Newlin got his long-awaited first shot in a 410 sprint car.  He was able to get a dozen or so races under his belt during that opportunity.  It was long enough though that he knew for certain he was hooked.  Open seats are not plentiful by any stretch of the imagination in the top winged division.  “Zach Daddy”, as he is known by his fan base, was patiently planning, hoping, and waiting for his next opportunity.

 

Enter Allen Pryde.  He was the man with an open seat who dialed Zach’s number a few weeks ago with the idea they should run a few races together to finish out the 2021 season.  Newlin agreed to the deal, which included his brother and long-time crew chief Lance Newlin to help with the car.  

 

Saturday 9/4:  31 cars, Heat 6th, B-main 7th

 

The new combination decided to kick off their venture at Port Royal Speedway’s Saturday night Juniata County Fair opener.  The $5,000 to win show for 410 sprint cars drew a healthy field of 31 teams, which were divided into four 8-lap heats lined up by a random pill draw.  The top five finishers from each would transfer to the A-main, with the top 3 handicapped to shape the first six rows of the starting lineup.

 

When a new team is formed, everyone has realistic expectations.  Those who have been in the sport for any amount of time know it takes time for members of the team to learn how to communicate and to make the driver comfortable in the car.  

 

Things seemed to get off to a good start for Newlin.  Despite an undesirable pill draw that handed him the 8th starting spot in the second heat, the Millerstown, PA native immediately bolted forward into 6th position on the opening lap.  He then began to challenge Justin Whittal for the final transfer position.  A couple slide job attempts to claim that 5th position didn’t stick and Newlin ultimately finished 6th, missing the transfer by one spot, but putting himself in good position to hopefully transfer through the B-main.

 

The top four finishers from the 8-lap B-main would fill out the starting field for the 25-lap feature.  Newlin started outside the front row but lost ground on the initial green flag when the rear end of his XXX Chassis got loose and left him sideways in front of the field.  He managed to regain the handle but not before losing a handful of spots.  The last chance race was too short and went without a caution, giving Zach no chance to recover and get back to a transfer spot.  He ended his night in 7th in the B-main but short of the end-result, there were certainly positives that came out of the first night together for the team.

 

Monday 9/6:  39 cars, Qualifying 6th in group, Heat 5th, B-main 3rd, A-main 6th

 

Pryde Motorsports and Zach Newlin returned to Port Royal Speedway Monday for the 70th Annual Labor Day Classic, ready to tackle the tricky daylight surface in the Del Grosso, Gio’s BBQ, Robert Lee Jr. Trucking, R&B Auto Proz, Quality Masonry, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales No.29.

 

The format for the 39 teams signed in for competition utilized a slightly different time trial approach, dividing the teams into five groups for hot laps and logging each car’s best lap time during the session as their qualifying time.  Newlin was part of a very experienced Group 2 but managed to log the 6th quickest time in the group.  

 

Teams remained in their groups for 8-lap heat races, from which the top six finishers transferred to the feature.  The heats were lined up “heads up” based on qualifying time, therefore putting Zach in the 6th starting spot in the second heat.  Like Saturday, Newlin got a good start and moved forward on the opening lap, this time claiming the 5th position.  He did everything he could to run down T.J. Stutts for the 4th spot but had to settle for 5th.

 

Newlin started Monday’s 12-lap B-main from outside the second row.  He settled into 4th early but claimed 3rd at the halfway point of the race with a daring move low in turn one on a restart.  Late in the race Zach was able to slip into 2nd briefly on two occasions.  On the first the caution flag flew before the lap was complete and on the second occasion, he lost the position to Jared Esh before the lap was scored.

 

In preparation for their 23rd starting spot in the 25-lap finale, the Pryde Motorsports team made adjustments to Newlin’s car to keep up with the ever-changing daytime surface.  During the opening laps, Newlin settled into 22nd and seemed to be stuck there.  However, as the feature event unfolded and took its usual toll on competitors, the changes certainly appeared to be the right ones.  Between laps six and thirteen, Newlin used a combination of green flag passes and help from attrition to find himself in 10th position.  

 

The track had started to take rubber, which means there is a groove that is highly advantageous because the surface is sticky.  If a driver misses that line, they lose spots.  Following a restart just beyond the halfway point, Newlin used excellent car control to stick to the low line around the speedway and pick off the competition one by one.  

 

With seven laps remaining, Newlin had captured the 6th spot and set his sights on a top five finish.  While he wasn’t able to reach that goal, his 23rd to 6th run (+17 spots) earned him the Hard Charger Award for the second consecutive Labor Day event at Port Royal Speedway.  In 2020, Newlin advanced 13 spots to claim the bonus prize.  

 

I really want to thank Allen (Pryde) for the opportunity.  I’m thankful to get a second shot in the seat of a 410 sprint car“, Newlin shared.  “We had a little luck on our side Monday, but we weren’t too bad either.  He has nice equipment.  We just need laps to dial it in better“.

 

Up Next

Zach and the Pryde Motorsports team plan to return to Port Royal Speedway for the Night Before the 50 on Friday and the Tuscarora 50 on Saturday.

 

ZACH NEWLIN

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Zach Newlin (29) goes wheel to wheel with Gerard McIntyre (33) off turn 2 at Port Royal Speedway

feature photo credit:  Unique1 Photography / Tracy Mackereth

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Photos from Port Royal Speedway 9/4 & 9/6

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Austin Berry Suffers Mechanical Failure at Renninger Memorial

Hoping to Finish Port Season on a Positive Note Next Weekend

Mifflin, PA – Sep 5, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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The Butch Renninger Memorial at Port Royal Speedway has grown into one of the speedway’s premier super late model events over its 18 year existence.  The event honors Renninger, who was a devoted member of the speedway and who’s number 33 competed there for many years.  Renninger compiled 41 career victories and three track titles during his years of competition at the Juniata County oval.

 

The 2021 edition of the race, which offered a tidy sum of $6,333 to the winner and a respectable purse throughout the field, drew a high quality field of 45 teams for competition Saturday night.  The ULMS-sanctioned event used the series’ two group qualifying format to set heat lineups.  Austin Berry was the 12th of 23 cars to hit the track in Group B and he registered a solid 20.805, placing him 9th quickest in the group.

 

Four 8-lap heat races were next on the agenda, with the top four finishers from each transferring directly to the 33-lap feature event.  Berry lined up 5th in heat number three.  The inside starting spot wasn’t the place to be on the dry, hard surface.  Austin slipped back a spot on the opening lap but regained his rhythm and recaptured 5th on lap two.  He was then able to move to the top of the speedway and build momentum.  He began to run down Jason Covert who held the 4th and final transfer spot but ran out of time in the non-stop event.

 

Missing the transfer via the heat put Berry on the pole of the second B-main and in solid position to transfer into the main event.  At the drop of the green Austin quickly jumped out front and up to the cushion.  By the time the field reached turn three, Berry held a four car length advantage and appeared poised to drive away with the victory and a spot in the finale.  

 

Seconds later disaster struck.  As Berry began to accelerate at the apex of turns three and four, the rear end of the Tire Mart, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Addicted2DirtPR.com, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, A&C Racing Engines, JDS Racing, Ontime Body & Graphic, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, VP Racing Fuels, Rocket Chassis XR1 came apart.  Berry drifted high in turn four and onto the home stretch, with a trail of gear oil clearly visible behind him, signaling to his fellow competitors he was off the pace.  

 

It was an unfortunate end to a night that appeared it was getting better as it went.  Later, several teams that started in the back half of the field were able to drive forward in the feature and Berry felt his team was set to do the same if not for the mechanical failure.

 

 

We weren’t great at the start of the night but we were good and we were getting better all night.  We kept working on it and I think we could’ve really moved forward tonight“, Berry commented.  “We don’t have a spare rear end at the shop, so it’s going to be a challenge to get this thing back to the track, especially with short week due to the holiday Monday and racing again Friday.  We’ll do our best though.  It’s been a good year and I’d like to wrap up our season here on a positive note“.

 

Up Next

 

Austin and the team are aiming to return to Port Royal Speedway for the Night Before the 50 program on Friday, September 10th.  That is, assuming they are able to remedy the rear end issue and assuming Austin’s wife Chasity, who is expecting the couple’s second child very soon, isn’t race to the delivery room this week!  Stay tuned to the team’s social media for updates on both!

 

The Tire Mart is ..... Visit TheTireMartInc.com to learn more!

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Tire Mart Joins Austin Berry Racing as New Partner

The images below tell the story of the rear end failure that ended ABR’s night.

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

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Reinhardt’s Week in PA: Solid Performances, Little Luck

Capitol Renegade Team Inching Closer to Consistent Top-10’s

New Oxford, PA – September 1, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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In three races in Central Pennsylvania last week, Kyle Reinhardt qualified for all three dashes, won two heats, and earned a starting spot no worse than 7th in the three feature events.  Sounds like an excellent week, doesn’t it?  Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end that way.

 

8/26:  Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA

      (26 cars, Qualifying 12th, Heat 1st,  Dash 5th, A-main 24th)

 

Thursday night, 26 teams made the trek to Eastern Pennsylvania to compete at the 1/3rd mile clay oval.  Reinhardt qualified mid-pack with a lap of 12.016, placing him 12th quick.  The single group qualifying format placed the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate on the pole for the 3rd heat.  

 

Reinhardt capitalized on the starting spot, holding the lead throughout the 8-lap contest, winning by 6-tenths of a second over Justin Peck and locking himself into the dash redraw.

 

The redraw wasn’t as friendly.  Reinhardt drew pill number five, giving him the inside row three starting spot.  Kyle was unable to gain any positions in the 6-lap dash but did hold onto 5th at the checkered flag.  

 

The real loss in the dash wasn’t positions, it was the motor.  It came up lame in the final lap, leaving the Capitol Renegade team a very small window of time to make repairs or swap motors, depending on the diagnosis.  The team quickly determined an engine change would be needed but there wasn’t sufficient time to do so, leaving the team with only one option to collect a paycheck for the night.  They would have to give up their 5th starting spot and elect to start at the rear of the field.  Reinhardt would take the green, then park the No.91 immediately to prevent further damage.

 

A solid night that looked primed to provide Reinhardt with a top-5 finish, instead left him watching from the sideline.

  

8/27:  Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Unfortunately, Mother Nature claimed victory on the second night of the 4-race swing through PA.  Weather forced the legendary oval, Williams Grove Speedway, to cancel the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s program.  

 

8/28:  Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA

      (38 cars, Qualifying 4th in group D/20th overall, Heat 1st, Dash 4thA-main 6th)

 

Following the night off due to rain, the All Star tour rolled into the Pigeon Hills of Pennsylvania for the Kramer Klash, in honor of the late Kramer Williamson.  The field was 38 teams strong in pursuit of the $7,300 winner’s share.

 

Kyle Reinhardt was the 31st overall to go under the clock for qualifying.  His 13.562 second lap was solid for the late slot and good enough for 4th in his group and the pole of the 4th heat.

 

For the second consecutive night, the Neptune City, NJ native did not waste the opportunity, grabbing the lead at the drop of the green.   Reinhardt never gave up the top spot, cruising to a convincing 1.7 second victory over Alan Krimes. 

 

Reinhardt had to be sensing deja vu.  First there was the pole and heat win just like Thursday, then yet again the dash redraw turned up the 5th starting spot in the first dash. This time he was able to make forward progress, grabbing the 4th spot and securing the 7th starting spot for the A-main in the process.

 

The 35-lap feature at the 3/8-mile high banked oval provided the stage for Reinhardt to play out the final act of a solid night.  He raced solidly inside the top 10 throughout the event, ultimately netting one spot and finishing 6th, completing his career-best overall night at Lincoln Speedway.

 

8/29:  BAPS Motor Speedway – Newberrytown, PA

      (32 cars, Qualifying 4th in group A/5th overall, Heat 2nd, Dash 4th, A-main 23rd)

 

The fourth and final night of the PA swing for the All Stars led the series to Lincoln Speedway, a 4-tenths mile oval in the heart of Posse country.  

 

The night started well for Reinhardt, drawing the number one slot for qualifying.  He promptly turned in the 5th quickest time overall and 4th fastest in his group, once again putting the Capitol Renegade No.91 on the heat race pole.

 

Despite a side by side battle through the first corner at the start, Reinhardt could not claim the top spot from Bill Balog, who used the cushion to build momentum.  The pair exited turn two and powered down the backstretch with Reinhardt nipping at Balog’s heels.  On lap 3, Lucas Wolfe worked his way past Reinhardt, claiming the runner up spot at the line.  Kyle was up to the challenge, crossing over and pulling a slider on Wolfe to retake the spot on the next lap.  From there, Reinhardt built up a cushion and rode home in 2nd.  

 

Reinhardt was locked into the dash redraw for the 3rd race in a row and this time his pick was a little better.  Rolling off from inside row 2 in the dash, Reinhardt was looking to earn a starting spot at the front of the field.  Things didn’t quite work out that way.  The setup was off a touch, and he slipped to a 4th place finish, once again slotting him in the 4th row for the A-main.

 

The Capitol Renegade team applied what they had learned from the 4-lap dash and rolled Reinhardt out for the 30-lap feature.  It was evident from the drop of the green that Reinhardt had something good to work with.  As he flashed under the flag stand to complete lap 1, he was already up to 5th position.  A split second later, contact from behind turned Reinhardt around and sent him sliding down across the front straightaway and into the inside barrier.  The impact damaged his J&J Auto Racing No.91 and ended the night for the Capitol Renegade team.  They were officially credited with a 23rd place finish.

 

We had good speed all weekend, making 3-of-3 dashes, but we only have one finish to show for it.  I’m happy about our night at Lincoln.  That’s the best I’ve run there.  The other two nights were just things that were out of our control, so it’s frustrating.”, Reinhardt commented.  

 

He continued, “At Grandview we would have started 5th in the feature but we hurt the motor at the end of the dash and ran out of time to change it.  We had a great start to the night last night at BAPS.  Started 7th in the feature and was up to 5th on lap one but unfortunately got turned on the front stretch and it ended our night.  I have to thank my guys and Capitol Renegade for everything they do for me“.

 

Up Next:

 

There are ten races remaining in the All Star Circuit of Champions 2021 season.  The first two of those will take place this weekend, September 3rd-4th at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio.  Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team struggled at Attica earlier this season but have been consistently fast over the past six weeks.  They will carry that momentum into Attica to go after the $10,000 top prize in Saturday night’s finale, the “Attica Ambush”.

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

 

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