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Devin Hart Compiles Career Year

2021 Success May Be Just the Beginning for the Up and Coming Talent

Port Royal, PA – December 29, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brian Rhoad / WRT SpeedWerx

Devin Hart and KHK Motorsports certainly amassed impressive statistics during the 2021 season.  The stats tell quite a story, but not the whole story.

 

There were some personal accomplishments that will make Hart, his family, and his team smile for a long, long time to come.  Before we get to those stories though, let’s take a quick look at the stats.

 

The Stats

 
In 2021, the KHK Motorsports team entered competition 32 times at 10 tracks in 3 states in their FK Rod Ends / Hungry Run Wine Cellars / JDS Racing / Barron’s Racing Engines / Penske Racing Shocks / Rocket Chassis XR1 No.33K.  They were victorious in 10 of those events, equating to an impressive win percentage of 31%.  

 

A closer look is even more impressive and backs up the use of the phrase ‘career year’.  Hart recorded 22 top 5’s (69%) and 27 top 10’s (84%) in those 32 outings.  In 13 starts at Port Royal Speedway, the 3rd generation racer from Port Royal, PA finished on the podium 9 times, including 4 wins and 4 second place runs. 

 

He was no ‘one track wonder’ either.  At Selinsgrove Speedway, Hart entered 7 events, never finishing worse than 8th and accumulating 3 wins and 5 podium finishes in the process.

 

Need more evidence?  The KHK Motorsports team also won at Bedford Speedway (PA) and Hagerstown Speedway (MD).  The latter included 2 wins and a 4th-place finish in his only 3 starts south of the Mason-Dixon line.

 

The Highs

 

The 2021 season started off strong for Devin Hart and the KHK Motorsports team.  They didn’t just win early; they were winning in convincing fashion from outside the top 5 starting spots.  There were wins from 6th and 10th at Port Royal Speedway in late March and early April, then a win from 9th at Hagerstown Speedway, followed by another win from 6th at Bedford Speedway just a couple weeks later.

 

The Hagerstown win was a career first at the Maryland facility for Hart, a track where he had been close in the past but had generally struggled.   “Mom, Bill (Weimer) and I were here in this victory lane 42 years ago with my dad, so that was pretty special“, Heidi Kauffman, Hart’s mother, shared about that night.

 

Four wins by the end of April, especially quality wins like those, will put a smile on the faces of any race team, but Hart’s team had no idea the best was yet to come.

 

The next chapter to unfold came on May 15th when Hart broke through for his first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway, another place where he had come close but never been able to close the deal before.  He would go on to back it up with a 2nd place finish the following week, plus two more wins in June at the 75 year old half mile.

 

Friday night, May 21st brought Devin Hart and the KHK Motorsports team to Port Royal Speedway for the Billy Vacek / Huey Wilcoxon Memorial race for the World of Outlaw Super Late Models and the Limited Late Models.  This was an event Hart had circled on his calendar at the start of the season.  On a personal level, this one mattered.  It mattered a lot.

 

Hart and the late Billy Vacek were friends, but it was more than that.  A few years back, their race shops were only a few miles apart.  The pair got to know each other when Devin would stop in to talk or help Billy any way he could around the shop.  As the 2018 season was getting started, Hart acquired a newer car and did some testing to shake it down.  The very next day Vacek sent a text asking how the new car was.  He even offered to stop at Hart’s shop and help him get familiar with the new equipment.  From that day on, Billy was never more than a text or a call away when Devin had a question.  Vacek even went to the track with the team about once a month, sharing his knowledge to help the talented young wheelman.  The bond continued to grow throughout the 2018 season and into the 2019 season.  Early in the 2019 season Billy had the opportunity to move to North Carolina to help Brandon Overton, so he headed south to pursue his dreams.  He continued to teach Devin from afar until his untimely passing in an unfortunate accident that summer.

 

So here Hart was, just a few weeks shy of the two year anniversary of losing Billy, strapping in for his memorial event, and wanting nothing more than to make his mentor proud.  I think you can say without a doubt he did just that.  Hart not only won the 25-lap feature event; he dominated.  He never relinquished the top spot, leading from wire-to-wire in an incredibly emotional win for himself, the entire family, and team.  There wasn’t a dry eye in victory lane.

 

Billy’s mom was on hand to congratulate Devin, present the trophy, and pose for photos with the ecstatic team.  The moment meant so much to everyone involved and it came to mean even more less than two months later when Billy’s mother sadly passed away after a battle with cancer.  Hart went on to back up the win with yet another trip to victory lane at Port Royal Speedway the following Saturday night.

 

The Lows

 

The season wasn’t all glory and checkered flags though.  Maintaining the level of performance Hart and his team had achieved is not easy over a long, seven month season.  When the weather heated up, Hart cooled down.  The team went through a stretch in July and into early August when nothing seemed to go their way.  There were mechanical failures, wrecks, and subpar finishes.

 

The sign of a great team though is how they respond to those times.  The entire crew kept putting in the effort and in mid-August, the team returned to victory lane, capturing the ‘W’ at Hagerstown Speedway in special fashion.  Hart battled throughout the race with cousin, and Tyson Hill Race Shop mate, Trent Brenneman and ultimately edged him to complete a memorable 1-2 family finish.  It was a night that would have made the boys’ grandfather and Port Royal Speedway legend, the late Butch Renninger, proud.

 

Devin's grandfather, the late Butch Renninger

Speaking of his grandfather.  As successful as Devin Hart has been, not only during his stellar 2021 season but ever since he moved into the Limited Late Model division in 2014, one very meaningful race has eluded him:  The Butch Renninger Memorial.  The event in honor of his grandfather is arguably the race Hart would most like to win.  He recorded a solid 4th place finish in this year’s 18th Annual edition of the event, but that wasn’t what Hart was after.  Next year’s event is already circled on the calendar.

 

Measuring Up

 

The team decided to venture to Portsmouth Raceway Park (PRP) in Portsmouth, OH for the Dirt Track World Championships in mid-October.  It would be their first time turning laps at the well-known 3/8th-mile, high-banked oval in southern Ohio, and it would give the team a chance to measure themselves against many of the best in the country.

 

The 2-day event showcases the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Limited Late Models.  Friday’s on-track activity was rained out, taking away hot laps and time trial sessions.  With no opportunity to acclimate to the new surface, Hart was forced to dive into the ‘deep end of the pool’ so to speak on Saturday.  He certainly didn’t sink in that deep end.  He registered the 10th quickest lap of the 59 entries that went under the clock, putting himself in a solid position to make the show, something only 24 of the 59 teams would accomplish.  

 

Following a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Hart started 16th in the feature at PRP.  He proceeded to work his way into the top 10.  With seven laps remaining, while running in 8th position, a mechanical failure forced Hart out of the event.  Regardless of the official finish, the KHK Motorsports team had shown they belong in the conversation about the best Limited Late Model teams in the country.

 

When the dust had all settled on the 2021 season, Hart and his KHK Motorsports team had garnered a few more cherries on top of it all.  They won two track championships (Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway), plus were recognized on DirtOnDirt’s ‘Best Of 2021’ list.

 

“The thing that stands out in my mind about our season is winning two track championships.  That’s pretty cool.  It’s a tough thing to accomplish“, Hart shared as he reflected on his season.

 

What’s Next

 

The things we accomplished in 2021 year may change things a little for 2022, I think.  We don’t have to be locked into points racing.  These days you really can’t go into a season with a strict plan.  Schedules change; parts can be hard to get.  You have to manage your resources accordingly.  We are constantly reevaluating our schedule throughout the season to do what makes sense“, Hart explained.

 

The upcoming 2022 season schedule will likely look similar to recent seasons for KHK Motorsports, including some travel, but who knows where it may lead them.  One thing is for sure.  They will look to improve on their achievements of the past year.  That may sound like a tall order, but this wheelman and his team have shown they have what it takes.

 

Yeah, I guess it was a career year…so far anyway“, Hart said with a grin that clearly indicated he’s not done yet.  He’s got more to add to an already impressive resume.

 

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2021 Photo Highlights

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[VIDEO] Austin Berry: Putting in the Work, Reaping the Rewards

Mifflin, PA – December 20, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Enjoy this look back at Austin Berry Racing’s 2021 season through the sounds and images that composed their story and some lifelong memories.

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

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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. 

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PRI: A2D’s Photo & Video Highlights

Harrisburg, PA – December 16, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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A2D had a terrific week at PRI! 

 

It was 3 days of learning and connecting with some of the best in the industry!

 

Here’s a glimpse of some of the sights we took in at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Dec 9-11, 2021!

 

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There will be a lot of new content coming in 2022!

 

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Austin Berry Wins Most Improved Driver Award

Team Completes Successful Trip to PRI Trade Show

Mifflin, PA – December 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brian Rhoad / WRT SpeedWerx

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA recently announced their 2021 season award recipients.  Among them was Austin Berry who won the Super Late Model Division’s Most Improved Driver Award.  Not only was Berry appreciative of and humbled by the award, to him it validated the team’s determined efforts over the past few seasons.  It’s hard to argue with that, especially when you consider it was the second time in three years the 26 year old wheelman had been recognized with the same award. 

 

It’s very rewarding to receive this award, especially a second time, because it’s not something they are basing off of statistics.  This is awarded by speedway staff, voting based on what they observed throughout the season“, Berry commented when asked about the award during an interview at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, IN last week.

 

2021 Recap

 

Berry, aboard the Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop / Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter / Addicted2DirtPR.com / Nathan Berry Beef Farm, A&C Racing Engines / JDS Racing / Swift Springs / Penske Racing Shocks / Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic / VP Racing Fuels / Rocket Chassis XR1 No.86 logged a season that continued the team’s recent trend.  Their performance demonstrated the improved consistency that has resulted from efforts to steadily build the program the right way.

 

Austin Berry competed in 14 events at ‘The Speed Palace’, where he captured his first career super late model victory in June and qualified for his first ever Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series main event in August.  

 

The June triumph at Port Royal was a thrilling, drama-filled feature event that saw Berry survive multiple restarts and fend off attacks from Trever Feathers and Colton Flinner to capture the emotional victory.  On that night, nearly everyone in the stands was a fan of the blue and yellow #86.  It was a long time coming and it seemed to be appreciated by those who were lucky enough to witness it.

 

Speaking about his Lucas Oil Series achievement, Berry said, “The Lucas show for me was very humbling, because ever since we started racing super late models, time-trials have not been my strong suit.  To time 2nd only to Jonathan (Davenport) was very special to me.

 

The team also made the decision to travel just a little bit more regionally, believing the only way to get better was to challenge themselves by racing a variety of speedways.  The team made stops at five other regional tracks:  Selinsgrove Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Path Valley Speedway and Bedford Speedway.  As the season progressed and the team showed more consistency and competitiveness, the approach seemed to be proving itself. 

 

 

 

2022 Plans

 

Fans can expect a similar schedule for Berry and his team in 2022.  Home base will still be Port Royal Speedway and they still want to travel regionally to expand their knowledge, while hitting some of the more lucrative events at the same time.

 

Berry was asked how he will follow up on his 2021 victory and what his goals are for 2022.

 

Winning multiple races in a season is tough around here.  Sure, we want to do that, but for me it’s not about the number of wins, it’s about quality wins.  We’ve won a $3,000 weekly show, so now I’d like to win a $5,000-to-win show.  If you do that, it typically means you’ve won a special show or a touring series race, and that would mean we beat the best.  That’s a quality win and you know you’ve really accomplished something“, Berry explained.

 

Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

 

Last week, several members of ABR made the trek west to Indianapolis, IN for the annual 3-day PRI Show.  The event is so large, the product displays and educational seminars consume all available space in both the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

 

Teams descend on Indianapolis for the event each year to see the latest technology and newest products, while maintaining existing partnerships and developing new ones as well.

 

Our number one priority at PRI is to thank our current partners and the people who provide the products we use.  We thank them for their support and for everything they’ve done for us.  Our number two priority is to explore the new products that might make us better and hopefully we develop some new relationships and new partners along the way.  I think we accomplished all those goals this year’s trip”, Berry shared as he prepared to travel back to PA after the show.

 

Berry and his team will spend the next two months rebuilding their car to be ready to start the new season.  That new season is a mere 83 days away as of this writing.  Port Royal Speedway opens Sunday, March 6th.

 

 

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

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Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at https://www.floracing.com/

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!

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 can: 

  • Keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
  • Promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
  • Increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
  • Present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
  • Leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

 

Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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Thankful

A Personal Note About #TeamA2D

Harrisburg, PA – November 24, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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2021 was a year of firsts.  A year full of reasons to be thankful.

 

I want to say right up front, this article will have a slightly different perspective than you are used to reading here.  This is a personal note of reflection and expression of appreciation.  I’ll try to be brief.

 

When I started Addicted2Dirt PR just before the 2020 season, my goal was simply to try to contribute to the sport I have been passionate about for many years.  Austin Berry and ABR allowed me to take my vision and make it something real.  Just a few months later, Zach Newlin and Newlin Racing believed enough in what I was doing to bring me into their fold to promote their efforts.  As the 2021 season opened, Kyle Reinhardt and RQM Enterprises took the same step of faith.

 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my wife and the full support she has given me and this vision from the beginning.  I really should be saying ‘we’ anytime I mention A2D.  She has helped me shape every aspect of what we are trying to do together for the sport.  

 

We now have two seasons under our belt, hopefully making a difference along the way.  These three teams have given us that opportunity and we could not be more appreciative and thankful.  

 

We have been blessed to be a small part of some wonderful moments:

  • Austin’s first super late model win this season
  • Zach’s first 358 sprint checkered flag in 2020
  • Zach’s first Outlaw A-main in 2021
  • Kyle’s first All-Star victory this year

 

Here’s to 2022.  May we all experience continued success and growth in the year ahead.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

 

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 can: 

  • Keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
  • Promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
  • Increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
  • Present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
  • Leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

 

Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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Kyle Reinhardt Closes Out 2021 with Top 10 in Sprint Showdown

Solid Night, Solid Season, Solid Future

Millerstown, PA – November 19, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

featured photo credit:  SprintCarNews.com / Rick Rarer

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Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team have already been thinking about the 2022 season for several weeks, if not longer.  There is much to plan and coordinate to prepare for a season that is comprised of over 70 races spanning 9 months as theirs did in 2021.  Before they could fully turn their attention to that task, there was one more race to run.  The traditional final 410 race in the country:  The Capitol Renegade Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway.

 

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

     (38 cars, Qualifying: 2nd in Group 2 & 3rd overall, Heat: 2nd, A-main: 7th)

 

The November weather in Central Pennsylvania is notoriously unpredictable to say the least.  Some years fans are able to show up to the season finale in t-shirts, other years winter coats are the apparel of choice.

 

2021 brought its own memorable combination of elements.  Rain and wind moved in during the late morning, making for a chilly autumn day.  It didn’t matter though.  This 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 loyal Posse race fans poured into the facility, equipped
with the aforementioned winter coats.

 

The Capitol Renegade, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 was one of 38 cars signed in for action Saturday afternoon. 

 

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

Reinhardt’s pill draw landed him in the first half of a very stout qualifying group number two.  The Neptune City, NJ native was up to the task though as he attacked the 4-tenths mile oval, turning in a lap of 14.736.  It turned out to be 2nd best in his group and 3rd best in the entire field.

 

The inversion meant Reinhardt would take the green in his heat race from the 3rd starting spot.  On the initial start, Logan Schuchart claimed the lead and Freddie Rahmer kept Reinhardt at bay in 3rd.  In the midst of lap two, Tyler Ross got upside down, bringing out the red.  On the ensuing restart, Reinhardt charged hard and wrestled 2nd away from Rahmer.  He then set his sights on Schuchart and the lead but couldn’t get close enough to challenge and settled for the runner up finish.

 

Main Event Recap

Reinhardt’s qualifying efforts garnered him the 10th starting spot in the 30-lap A-main.  The Capitol Renegade, J&J Auto Racing mount was competitive from the start.  Reinhardt quickly found his rhythm and began moving forward.  He was able to claim 9th early on, then 8th by lap ten.

 

Despite being tested by a couple restarts, which are double-file by rule at BAPS Motor Speedway, Kyle managed to hold his ground.  By lap 21 Reinhardt had claimed 7th from Jacob Allen.  Allen, a World of Outlaws regular, didn’t give up easily though and the pair exchanged  sliders for several laps until Reinhardt finally claimed the spot for good.  From that point on, there were no cautions to bunch the field and Reinhardt wasn’t close enough to take a shot at Anthony Macri for 6th.

 

We had good speed all night and we raced well.  We were better than we had been in recent outings, so that’s a good way to finish the season.  We’ve been getting back to basics and giving the car what it needs.  It’s been responding well, so my confidence is up too as a result“, Reinhardt shared.

 

“Looking back on 2021 now that we are done, it wasn’t a bad year for us.  It was tough going on the road for the first time.  We kept plugging away though and we learned a lot as a result of traveling and seeing a lot of new places for the first time”, Kyle reflected.  

 

We got our first All Star win and our first quick time.  We had some good nights, but we also had some tough ones.  I feel like we left a lot on the table“, Reinhardt concluded.

  

Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team plan to hit the road with the All Star Circuit of Champions again in 2022, so the offseason will be short and very busy.  Preparing a shop, a hauler, and multiple cars for the grind of a long season requires a lot of planning and coordination.  Often teams work as hard or harder from November to February as they do during the season.

 

We are still looking to fill the crew chief role on the team, so hopefully we can do that soon.  I’m looking forward to 2022.  We know we can take what we learned this year and improve.  We already have goals.  Obviously, we want to be more consistent, but we also believe we can win multiple races and put ourselves in the top 5 in All Star points“, Reinhardt said.

 

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RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all 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.

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at:  https://addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

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Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at:  https://kylereinhardt.com/ 

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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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Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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Reinhardt Posts Successful World Finals Weekend

Shows Speed Against Stout Field

New Oxford, PA – November 10, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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Three years had elapsed since Kyle Reinhardt’s last, and only, attempt at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.  That trip in 2018 was full of challenges.  Engine issues on qualifying night put the Capitol Renegade team behind the eight ball from the start.  Combine that with the lack of a notebook to turn to for the track, and you get what’s politely called ‘a learning opportunity’.

 

When the team returned to take part in the 2021 edition of The World Finals, they had a lot more experience in their pocket than they did three years earlier.  Not only did they have a couple Central PA victories on their resume, but they had also just completed their first season on the road with the All Star Circuit of Champions, which included their first ASCoC series win.

 

11/4:  World Finals Night 1, The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC

 

Persistent rain Thursday forced officials to cancel qualifying night and alter the order of events on Friday and Saturday night to include time trials.

 

With nearly twice as many cars pit-side as the A-main lineup would hold, and a quality field at that, it would be no easy task to make the World of Outlaw sanctioned main event either night.

 

11/5:  World Finals Night 2, The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC 

          (46 cars, Qualifying 8th in Flight 2, Heat 3rd, A-main 14th)

 

Friday’s 46 car field was split into two flights for time trials.  Late that afternoon, Kyle Reinhardt rolled the Capitol Renegade, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 onto the clay at The Dirt Track as the first car in Flight 2 for qualifying.  He laid down a solid lap that placed him 8th in the group and handed him the 4th starting spot in heat number four.  

 

The top five finishers were slated to transfer to the A-main from each 8-lap heat race, but each spot closer to the front held increasing value because it meant four spots better in the starting lineup for the night’s finale .  Reinhardt charged into 3rd on the opening lap and held onto it to the checkered flag, putting himself and the Capitol Renegade team into their first World Finals A-main.

 

Reinhardt lined up 12th for the 30-lap main event and survived numerous battles to hold on to a mid-pack spot, eventually bringing it home in 14th.  

 

Our trip here a few years ago was frustrating.  We had issues from the time we unloaded.  We probably should have loaded up and gone home after the first night that year, but we battled through it and learned everything we could.  I think that effort paid off tonight“, Reinhardt commented.

 

11/6:  World Finals Night 3, The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC  

          (43 cars, Qualifying 20th in Flight 2, Heat 4th, A-main 20th)

 

Saturday’s World of Outlaws season and World Finals finale was moved up to an early afternoon start due to a deteriorating nighttime forecast in the Charlotte region.  43 teams returned to compete.  

 

Once again, per the Outlaw format, the field was divided into two flights by random draw for qualifying under the clock.  Kyle Reinhardt found himself in flight two again, but this time a little deeper in the order.  He hit the track 14th in the flight and had good speed once again, however a minor issue cost him a few tenths on the clock and left him 20th in the standings when the dust settled.

 

The team quickly went to work resolving the issue and had Reinhardt ready to go to work from the 10th starting spot in the 4th heat.  With the top five transferring to the A-main again, and the remainder of the field being relegated to the B-main to compete for the final four spots in the main event, the Neptune City, NJ native had his work cut out for him.

 

Reinhardt and his J&J Auto Racing No.91 were up to the challenge.  He charged into 6th on the opening lap using the high side and continued to press forward, claiming the 4th spot by lap three.  Kyle would hold on to that spot, completing an impressive recovery from a disappointing qualifying time and putting himself and his Capitol Renegade team into their second consecutive World Finals A-main through a heat race.

 

“We were good both nights.  We had a minor issue in qualifying Saturday that put us at the back of our heat race, but we were able to correct it and show our speed by going 10th to 4th and putting ourselves in the show.  We went backwards in the feature unfortunately, but we figured out why.  We’ll put it in the notebook, learn from it and be even better next time“, Reinhardt concluded.

 

The 2021 World Finals experience was quite different than 2018 for Reinhardt.  The results are a good indication of how far this team has come over the last few seasons.  As they continue to build their notebook and put the right pieces in place, they are poised to be a consistent front-runner wherever they go.

 

Up Next

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will close out the 2021 season back home in PA at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 13th.  The Capitol Renegade Sprint Showdown presented by FK Rod Ends features the 410 Sprint Cars ($5,000 to win), 358 Modifieds ($4,000 to win), and two Enduro races (each $1,000 to win).  Racing begins at 3:00 PM.

 

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.

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at:  https://addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

Kyle Reinhardt Racing on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Kyle Reinhardt on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kylereinhardt21 

Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at:  https://kylereinhardt.com/ 

SPECIAL THANKS

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Don’t forget to thank them for being involved in racing!

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Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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Kyle Reinhardt Wraps Up Rookie All Star Season at Fremont

Year on the Road Provided Learning Opportunities

New Oxford, PA – October 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Chad Warner Photography

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Back in January 2021, there was no doubt in Kyle Reinhardt’s mind that he and his Capitol Renegade team would face new challenges and learn a lot in their upcoming inaugural season on the road with the All Star Circuit of Champions.  They were about to go to school and build quite a notebook.

 

Just over eight months later, the All Star season was poised to fade into the rear view mirror and Reinhardt’s freshman year, so to speak, would be complete.  There was just one more weekend to study, and it took the team to Fremont, Ohio.

 

10/8:  Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Prelim Night at Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH

 

The story Friday night was all about Mother Nature.  Storms passed through the northern Ohio area, bringing rain and hail.  Despite their best efforts, the track crew was unable to overcome the weather, forcing officials to cancel the program. 

The hail and rain were not only too much for the racing surface, they were too much for the tailgaters too. (photo credit: Brian Smith)

10/9:  Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH 

          (48 cars, Qualifying 9th in group D, Heat 8th, C-main 2nd, A-main 18th)

 

Saturday brought better weather and 48 teams to compete for the $10,000 winner’s share in the Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway. It was the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.  

 

The large car count meant the field was aligned into five groups.  Teams would qualify and heat race against those in their group.  Kyle Reinhardt was the 5th to hit the track in group D but the resulting time of 13.781 was 9th quickest in the group.

 

Only the top four finishers would transfer from each 8-lap heat race to the A-main, so Reinhardt had a tall order in front of him from his 9th starting spot in heat number four.  His 8th place finish relegated him to the C-main, leaving him with an even taller order.

 

Reinhardt was able to move his Capitol Renegade, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 forward in the 10-lap C-main, finishing 2nd and transferring to the B-main.

 

The team opted for a series provisional to start the A-main, bypassing the last chance qualifying race.   The Neptune City, NJ native was able to go +7 from his 25th starting spot in the A-main, recording an 18th place finish.  

 

Reflecting on the 2021 ASCoC Season

 

It was definitely a learning year.  I learned; the whole team learned…every night.  We saw a lot of new places.  In the long run it will make me and the team better.  It already has honestly“, Reinhardt shared candidly.  

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team appeared in 37 All Star features and 16 dashes, finishing 8th in series points.  The team captured victories in 7 heat races, 2 dashes and 1 A-main during the 2021 season.

 

We had some good moments, like our first win, but of course we expected more of our team.  Going into the season we weren’t sure what to expect.  After Florida we felt like we should be able to compete for a spot somewhere in the middle of the top 10 in points.  We fell short of that, largely because of all the new challenges we faced in the early part of the season.  We missed features because we didn’t solve those problems as quickly as we needed to.  It was a whole new team learning to work together and seeing new tracks all at the same time.  No excuses.  That’s just how it was“, Reinhardt surmised.

 

Up Next

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will race close to home, making a stop at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 23rd.  It will be their final tune up before heading to The World Finals in Charlotte in early November.

 

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.

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at:  https://addicted2dirtpr.com/latest-news/

Kyle Reinhardt Racing on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Kyle Reinhardt on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kylereinhardt21 

Shop Kyle Reinhardt merchandise at:  https://kylereinhardt.com/ 

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions events is available at https://www.floracing.com/

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our partners for their support!

Below are the businesses, the people, and the families that make what we do possible.

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help us by giving them your business.

Don’t forget to thank them for being involved in racing!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides affordable and personal dirt motorsports public relations that provides a professional public image to attract marketing partners and fans.  A2D can promote your sponsors and engage fans with your team’s story.  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.

 

Visit our website to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!

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