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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!

 

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

 

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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!

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Kyle Reinhardt Searching for Right Combination

Short Track Struggles Continue for All Star Rookie

New Oxford, PA – July 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

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Kyle Reinhardt and his team knew their first season traveling with the All Star Circuit of Champions would bring a lot of firsts and a lot of challenges.  As they kicked off the second half of their rookie season, they had already seen nearly two dozen new tracks, while competing against some of the toughest competition in the sprint car world.

 

Reinhardt and team had their moments during the first half of the season, capturing his first All Star victory and six top 10’s, but the areas where they struggled had also become apparent.  Consistency during the remainder of the season hinges on overcoming those struggles.

 

7/9:  Stateline Speedway – Busti, NY

      (Qualifying 7th, Heat 3rd,  A-main 14th)

 

A modest field of 21 cars signed in for competition at Stateline Speedway.  Kyle Reinhardt used his number four slot in time trials to register the 7th quickest overall lap.  It was a respectable lap, especially given Reinhardt’s only previous laps at the facility were the three hot laps he had run just minutes before.  

 

Having earned a starting spot on the outside of the front row in the first heat, Reinhardt’s mission was to win and put himself into the night’s dash redraw.  The qualifying event did not unfold under his terms however.  Paul McMahan and Tyler Courtney beat him to the checkers, and as a result, handed Reinhardt the 11th starting position in the A-main instead of a shot at a top-8 slot.

 

The All Star Rookie of the Year contender was unable to build any momentum in the 30-lap A-main at Stateline and ultimately came home 14th.  

 

7/10:  Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH

      (Qualifying 23rd overall/5th in group C, Heat 5th,  B-main 6th, A-main 19th)

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions series departed New York, journeyed 2 hours southwest, crossing the northwest corner of Pennsylvania, and ventured just into Ohio to visit Sharon Speedway.  Night one of the 2-day Lou Blaney Memorial drew 43 teams for competition.  

 

Reinhardt’s night didn’t get off to an ideal start.  During qualifying, he logged the 5th best lap in Group C and 26th ranked lap overall.  Starting 5th in the third heat, the Neptune City, NJ native had a simple goal:  gain one spot and transfer to the A-main.  Easier said than done.  Despite his best efforts, Reinhardt was unable to overtake Bill Balog for the 4th position and was relegated to the B-main as a result of his 5th place finish. 

 

The Capitol Renegade team used lessons learned in the heat race to make adjustments prior to the B-main, in which Reinhardt would start 4th.  The surface at Sharon Speedway had slicked off, moving the high groove all the way to the fence.  The No.91 felt good at the drop of the green, enabling Reinhardt to get off to a great start.  He was right on Rico Abreu’s tail tank, lining up a pass for 3rd, when he slipped over the cushion and slapped the fence, breaking the W-link.  Reinhardt managed to wrestle his ride to the finish but gave up two spots over the course of the 12-lap event, eventually finishing 6th.

 

Having missed a transfer position during the B-main due to the W-link issue, Reinhardt and team decided to utilize one of their available All Star provisionals to join the back of the field for the A-main.  Reinhardt started 25th and advanced to the 19th spot by the end of the 30-lap event.

 

The Sunday finale of the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway was unfortunately cancelled due to inclement weather.

 

The takeaway from this weekend is we still have work to do on our small track program.  We’ve made some gains on the small, slick, dirty surfaces but we’re still not where we need to be.  We’re close but we need to keep learning and working hard“, Reinhardt shared.

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank 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.

 

UP NEXT:

 

Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team will remain in Ohio to run the 37th and 38th King’s Royal events at Eldora Speedway July 14th-17th.  It will be Reinhardt’s first trip to ‘The Big E’ and he is excited for the opportunity.  

 

I’m excited to get back to a big, fast track and to finally run Eldora.  Our big track program is good and we will get four consecutive nights there, which is a big plus“, Reinhardt shared.  “Hopefully we’ll be good from the time we unload but as we learn things, we can apply them the very next day.  Being at Eldora multiple nights will help accelerate our learning curve.”  

 

This week’s schedule at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, OH is:

  • Wed 7/14 – Jokers Wild
  • Thu 7/15 – 38th King’s Royal ($175k to win)
  • Fri 7/16 – Knight Before
  • Sat 7/17 – 37th King’s Royal ($175k to win)

 

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!

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D!  Just hit subscribe below this video or search for Addicted2Dirt PR on YouTube!

 

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Reinhardt Hits PA Speedweek Events to Maintain Momentum

Second Half of All Star Rookie Campaign Set to Kick Off

New Oxford, PA – July 8, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Central PA Racing Scene/Bill McIntyre/Josie McIntyre

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On the heels of the grueling All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek in June, Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade, Champion Racing Oil, Henry’s Wrecker Service team took some time off to recharge.  The break in the All Stars’ schedule after Ohio Speedweek lasts nearly three weeks, but they knew they couldn’t sit on the sidelines that long and hope to maintain the momentum they had built in the closing days of the Ohio stint.  To ensure they remained sharp, the team loaded up and headed back to the track for a handful of Pennsylvania Speedweek shows.

 

7/2:  Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

      (Qualifying 6th, Heat 3rd,  A-main 11th)

 

Reinhardt’s night got off to a solid and promising start when he registered the 6th quickest time against the field of 32 teams taking their shot at the $15,000 to win Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway.  The time put him on the pole of his heat race and set the team up for a good night.  

 

The night took a step backward when Reinhardt gave up some ground in the heat race and settled for a 3rd place finish, missing the redraw for the prime starting spots in the A-main.

 

The Neptune City, NJ native started 13th in the feature event.  Reinhardt struggled early and slipped backwards a few positions.  A late surge as a result of attrition combined with earned positions netted the team an 11th place finish when the dust had settled.

 

It wasn’t quite the finish we should have earned here tonight, but the good news is we know exactly what we did wrong with the car.  We have to learn from it and move on“, Reinhardt explained.

 

7/3:  Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA  (rained out)

 

Reinhardt and team were looking forward to track time at ‘The Speed Palace’.  They had struggled there earlier in the year, so the opportunity would serve as a barometer of their progress in preparation for some lucrative events later in the year at the popular Central Pennsylvania half-mile.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature inserted herself noticeably into the equation and wiped out the program just after hot laps had begun.

 

7/4:  Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA

      (Qualifying 2nd, Heat 3rd,  A-main 13th)

 

The Independence Day holiday brought 33 race teams to the PA Speedweek finale at a facility that Reinhardt considers his favorite.  He’s had quite a bit of success at Selinsgrove Speedway in recent years, but it was his favorite long before he found success there.  Kyle owns 5 total victories at the track. He also won the 2019 360 sprint car and 2020 410 sprint car track championships at the big half-mile that many call ‘the Knoxville of the East’ because of its size, shape and speed.  

 

Despite not turning an laps at Selinsgrove since last season, Reinhardt had clearly not forgotten his way around the Snyder County oval.  He logged the 2nd fastest lap during time trials, then captured a 3rd place finish in his heat race to lock himself into the redraw.

 

Reinhardt’s good fortune continued when he pulled the pole position during the redraw.  The initial green flag didn’t go quite as well for the All Star Rookie contender though, as Danny Dietrich got to the line first and secured the top spot by turn one.  The scramble at the drop of the green cost Reinhardt initial momentum and before the first lap was complete, he had slipped to third behind Brent Marks as well.  

 

Reinhardt pursued Dietrich and Marks throughout the event, but despite his best efforts and the benefit of two restarts, he was unable to reclaim the positions he had lost.  He ultimately rode home comfortably in third, keeping his guard up and never allowing fourth place Rico Abreu to get close enough to threaten for a spot on the podium.  

 

It was following the event that Reinhardt and team were caught off-guard when they came up light at the scales.  Despite passing over the scales with no issues following qualifying and bolting on additional weight prior to the feature to offset fuel burn-off, they did not meet the minimum weight and were officially credited with a 13th place finish as the last car on the lead lap.

 

We were really good tonight and we were good Friday.  Based on the few laps we were able to make at Port last night before the rain, we were going to be good there too, so we’re confident we’re going the right direction and can continue to make gains“, Reinhardt explained.  “We’re anxious to head back out with the All Stars next weekend and get the second half of the season off on the right foot.

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank 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.

 

UP NEXT:

 

Time to hit the road again.  All Star Circuit of Champions’ series action resumes on July 9th at Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY, followed by the 2-day Lou Blaney Memorial event at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on July 10th-11th.

 

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!

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

     https://twitter.com/Addicted2DirtPR  (hashtag #TeamA2D)

     https://www.instagram.com/addicted2dirtpr/

 

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D!  Just hit subscribe below this video or search for Addicted2Dirt PR on YouTube!

 

You can always contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Reinhardt Finds Speed Again During Ohio Speedweek Stretch Run

Closes First Half of Rookie ASCoC Season with Momentum

New Oxford, PA – June 23, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

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Following a difficult start to the All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade, Champion Racing Oil, Henry’s Wrecker Service team used the week’s only off day on June 13th to regroup and refocus.

 

Those words are used often in the sport, but what do people really mean when they use those terms?  Often people are referring to problem solving, hard work, and attention to detail relating to the car.  Sometimes the time is spent improving team communications and preparation.  It takes all those things to succeed.

 

The off day was clearly well used by Reinhardt and his team.  Their results the following two nights showed improvement, winning a heat race, making a dash, and qualifying for both main events.  The key would be to sustain that improvement and continue that trend through the rest of the week and beyond.  

 

6/16:  Waynesfield Raceway Park – Waynesfield, OH

      (Qualifying 9th overall / 2nd in group, Heat 3rd,  A-main 19th)

 

Round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek brought 42 teams to Waynesfield Raceway Park to take a shot at the $6,000 winner’s share.  Kyle Reinhardt was the first to go under the clock in Group C for qualifying (19th overall).  He registered the 2nd quickest lap in his group and 9th best overall, a good start to the night in Western Ohio.   

 

After running second for most of the third heat race, Reinhardt ultimately finished 3rd, qualifying for the A-main but missing the dash.  Cale Thomas won the heat race and Tyler Courtney, the group’s fastest qualifier, finished just ahead of Reinhardt, claiming the two available tickets to the dash. 

 

Reinhardt started 16th in the A-main and worked his way to 14th by lap 10, but would fade slightly a few laps later.  He settled into 18th for the middle portion of the race and ultimately crossed the line 19th at the conclusion of the 35-lap event.  

 

We were decent early but just missed it at the end of the night.  We took a shot at it but it wasn’t quite what we needed.  We learn from it and move on down the road“, Reinhardt shared.

 

6/17:  Muskingum County Speedway – Dresden, OH

      (Qualifying 8th overall / 4th in group, Heat 1st,  Dash 5th, A-main 12th)

 

Move on down the road is exactly what they did, along with 38 other teams.  About two hours southeast to be exact to Muskingum County Speedway for round six of Speedweek.

 

Once again drawing a pill that placed him in Group C, Reinhardt logged the 8th quickest time overall, 4th quickest in his group.  The effort put him on the pole of the second heat.  The Capitol Renegade, Champion Racing Oil, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 looked strong, pulling out to a lead that wasn’t challenged throughout the 8-lap race.  The Neptune City, NJ native claimed the win over Cory Eliason by two seconds, earning a spot in the dash redraw for the night.  

 

“We’ve qualified for two shows via our heat race, we’ve been in two B-mains and now we’ve made two dashes, so we’ve about covered it all this week!”, Reinhardt joked as he described the teams Speedweek experience thus far to series announcer, Blake Anderson, prior to making his pick.  An unlucky draw put Reinhardt in the 5th starting spot of dash number two.  It was tough to advance in the short, 4-lap event, which meant he would start the night’s A-main from outside row five in the 10th position.

 

It took several attempts to get the 25-lap feature event started successfully and complete a lap under green flag conditions.  The initial attempts produced spinning cars and caution flags.  The third attempt wasn’t much different and unfortunately for Reinhardt he was in the wrong place at the wrong time on the high side of turn one when Paul McMahon got sideways.  Running 9th at the time, he was able to narrowly avoid McMahon but then found Cory Eliason on his side directly in his path.  Reinhardt came to a stop with some minor front end damage.  Members of several teams pitched in to help the Capitol Renegade crew make repairs in the work area so the No.91 could rejoin the field.

 

Reinhardt restarted 23rd after the incident and went right to work when the race resumed.  He methodically worked his way forward, dicing through traffic while dealing with poor visibility due to the dry and dusty racing surface.  Over the final half dozen laps, Reinhardt’s car was the fastest machine on the track as he surged forward, wheeling his J&J Chassis wherever he wanted to put it to make passes.  His comeback came to a close with a 12th place finish, a solid recovery for the hand he had been dealt with the opening lap incident.

 

We were rolling!  The car was really, really good.  Bob and Robbie gave me a great car tonight.  It’s unfortunate what happened at the start.  I think we were a top-5 car, maybe even a podium, if that had not happened.“, an energized Reinhardt said after the race.  “I’ve never been here to Muskingum before.  This is a fun track to race!“, he said.

 

6/18:  Limaland Motorsports Park – Lima, OH  (rained out)

 

Mother Nature claimed her one and only victim of the entire Ohio Speedweek on Friday when persistent rains and a bleak forecast forced the cancelation of the scheduled event at the 3-tenths mile oval.

 

6/19:  Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

      (Qualifying 13th overall / 3rd in group, Heat 1st,  Dash 1st, A-main 20th)

 

Following the unplanned night off, 37 teams rolled into Portsmouth Raceway Park in southern Ohio for the Speedweek finale, the Dean Knittle Memorial, which would pay $17,554 to the victor.

 

Once again, Reinhardt’s qualifying effort  was good, logging the 3rd best time in his group and 13th overall.  Making the most of the front row starting spot the time trial run provided, Reinhardt flexed his muscle a little, winning the heat race over Zeb Wise by 2.6 seconds and earning a spot in the dash redraw for the second consecutive night.

 

In the dash redraw, Reinhardt once again gave himself a front row starting spot, this time next to Rico Abreu.  On the initial start, Abreu executed a slide job in turn one, but Reinhardt crossed over and drove back under the No.24 of Abreu.  Rico pulled even with Kyle in turn three but Reinhardt kept his foot to the floor and powered back around Abreu on the high side to take the lead for good.  With that, Reinhardt had given himself his third front row starting spot of the night, and this time it would be for the top prize in the 30-lap A-main.

 

Once again, Reinhardt showed his strength by powering around the high side of the 3/8th mile oval, building momentum until he was close enough to strike with a slide job on leader Danny Dietrich in turn three.  Reinhardt powered to the lead off turn four and would settle into the top spot for the first six laps.

 

Zeb Wise and Tyler Courtney were breathing down Reinhardt’s neck the entire time, and eventually each took their shot at the front of the field as well.  The trio sliced and diced, running within inches of each other for several laps that had fans on their feet and holding their breath.

 

The caution lights flashed on with 19 laps remaining.  On the ensuing restart, Reinhardt generated a huge run off turn two and down the backstretch.  As he was about to overtake the No.10 of Zeb Wise, Reinhardt brushed the outside wall and deflected into Wise, causing the pair to crash.  

 

Reinhard was able to rejoin the field and restart 16th after some quick repairs, however three laps later, with 15 to go, he came to a stop in turn four with his right rear tire going down.  All Star rules do not provide for any guaranteed time in the work area once the race reaches the halfway point, so the flat tire brought an end to the night for the Capitol Renegade No.91.

 

Racing hard and clipped the wall and it sent me down the track into Zeb.  I feel terrible for him, his crew, and my guys.  We spoke after the accident and the most important thing is that he is ok“, Reinhardt tweeted at the end of the night regarding the crash.

 

After wrapping up his first career Ohio Speedweek, Reinhardt summarized the team’s week.  “We definitely improved all week long.  We won our last two heat races, we made 3 dashes in our last 5 races, and we led some laps in the A-main, so we feel really confident about our improvements and direction“,  Reinhardt commented.  “Unfortunately, we don’t have the feature finishes to show how much better we were, but we definitely made gains on the dry-slick surfaces that were giving us so much trouble.

 

Bob and I are gelling more with time.  We’ve only been racing together for a few months, so that’s just part of it.  We’ve been racing a lot the past month.  That has helped.  We’re getting on the same page“, Reinhardt explained while discussing his new crew chief.

 

Having already garnered one victory in Reinhardt’s rookie campaign on the All Star tour, the team sits 9th in the point standings at the halfway point of the season with 4 heat wins and 2 dash wins.  Given the team accomplished those things while working through their struggles, the recent improvements should make for an exciting and competitive second half of the season for Reinhardt aboard the Capitol Renegade No.91.

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank 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.

 

UP NEXT:

 

All Star Circuit of Champions’ teams get a well-deserved break following the grueling Ohio Sprint Speedweek.  Series action will resume on July 9th at Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY, followed by the 2-day Lou Blaney Memorial event at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on July 10th-11th.

 

In the meantime, Reinhardt and team will participate in at least a portion of Pennsylvania Speedweek to remain sharp and continue their momentum. While the Capitol Renegade team plans to keep some of their primary equipment fresh, they will run the first three races of the PA series at Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway June 25-27, then make a decision regarding the remaining events in the 10-day, 10-race summer tradition in PA.  

 

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.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

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Kyle Reinhardt’s First Half of Ohio Speedweek a Story of Struggles and Progress

Ohio Providing Ample Opportunities to Build Slick Track Notebook 

Hartford, OH – June 16, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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It’s no secret that the arch-nemesis for Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team thus far on their rookie All Star Circuit of Champions campaign has been slick tracks.  They have had good nights and bad, but finding consistency has been challenging.  There was no doubt Ohio Sprint Speedweek would provide plenty of opportunities to learn and improve in that area.

 

6/11:  Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

      (Qualifying 15th overall / 3rd in group, Heat 5th,  B-main 11th)

 

Night one of Ohio Speedweek saw 45 teams sign in at Attica Raceway Park.  For Reinhardt and team, their start to the night seemed to provide reason for some optimism.  Kyle registered the 15th quickest time overall, good enough for 3rd in his group and the pole in his heat race.  Reinhardt’s timed laps were during the first group, so the real measuring stick would come as the night wore on.  

 

Unfortunately the struggles continued.  Reinhardt slipped backwards from his pole position in the heat, finishing 5th and missing the transfer to the A-main.  In the B-main, from which four cars would transfer, Reinhardt started 4th but could not hold serve and slipped back to an 11th place finish, ending his night.

 

6/12:  Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH

      (Qualifying 13th overall / 8th in group, Heat 7th,  B-main 12th)

 

The series rolled into Fremont Speedway for night two of Speedweek with 44 teams in tow.  Once again Reinhardt took his turn under the clock as part of the first group, but he did not fare well, timing 8th quickest in his group and landing deep in the starting lineup for his heat race.  Reinhardt and team were unable to recover, finishing 7th in the heat race and 12th in the B-main.

 

We’re just struggling to figure out what the car wants in these conditions.  On the bright side, when you try things and they don’t work, you learn.  We’ve just got to keep working hard to solve it“, the Neptune City, NJ native shared.

 

6/14:  Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH

      (Qualifying 14th overall / 4th in group, Heat 1st,  Dash 4th, A-main 12th)

 

Following a day off to regroup, Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team were among 49 cars to roll into Wayne County Speedway for night three of the 39th Annual edition of Ohio Speedweek.  Once again facing a circuit he had never made laps at before, Reinhardt logged the 14th quickest time overall and 4th best in his group.  It was a good start, but the key would be to maintain that level of performance throughout the night.

 

The qualifying effort put Reinhardt on the pole of the first heat.  The All Star Rookie of the Year candidate was able to stay out front during the 8-lap event, holding off the hard charging Sam Hafertepe Jr, who had surged into the runner up position from his 6th starting spot by lap 4.  The win gave Reinhardt a spot in the dash redraw.

 

Kyle drew the outside front row starting spot for the first 4-lap dash.  The result was a 4th place finish and the 7th starting spot in the 35-lap A-main.  Reinhardt put together a strong effort, battling inside the top 10 during the first 20 laps.  Despite losing a couple positions late in the event and crossing the line in 12th, it was still a positive night for Reinhardt and team after missing the show on the opening two nights of the summer series.

 

It felt good to get a decent finish and show we’re making progress.  There are a lot of good cars here, so there’s no margin for error.  If you mess up even a little, you go backwards quick“, Reinhardt commented after making his first Ohio Speedweek show.

 

6/15:  Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH

      (Qualifying 11th overall / 3rd in group, Heat 2nd,  A-main 20th)

 

Hoping to turn the team’s good night at Wayne County into real momentum, Kyle Reinhardt and team rolled East to Sharon Speedway for night four of the All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek.  The 3/8-mile oval would serve as a good measuring stick of the team’s progress.  Their initial visit on May 1st didn’t go very well.  That night, Reinhardt timed 29th that night and ultimately failed to make the feature event.

 

A deep field of 53 cars signed in to take their shot at the $6,000 winner’s share.  Reinhardt got the Capitol Renegade team’s night off to a good start, recording the 11th quickest time overall, good for 3rd best time in his group.  The surface was notably slick, as a few drivers lost the handle during their timed laps, so the result was certainly a good sign of progress for Reinhardt.

 

Reinhardt started on the outside of the front row of his heat race and used a strong move off the cushion, or maybe more accurately the wall, in turn two to surge to the lead on the start.  He held an advantage of a few car lengths over the first six laps, until Hunter Schuerenberg managed to make a run off turn four and slide under Reinhardt into turn one with just enough momentum to slide up in front and take away the lead.  The bad news was the No.91 of Reinhardt finished 2nd, just missing an opportunity participate in the dash redraw.  The good news was they were in the show and had made significant improvements over their May 1st debut at Sharon Speedway.

 

Rolling off 13th in the 35-lap A-main, Reinhardt raced mid-pack during the opening half-dozen laps, maintaining the track position.  Surprisingly, the track surface began to take rubber very early in the event, making the low groove the preferred line for everyone.  While trying to move forward using the middle and top, Reinhardt lost a handful of positions before finally getting into the rubber on the bottom.  Ultimately he would finish 20th, but it wasn’t indicative of their night.

 

I was late getting to the bottom and it cost us several spots“, Reinhardt admitted.  “The car was better than our finish showed.  We timed and raced much better than we did the first time we came here, so I’m happy about that.  I need to thank Bob and Robbie.  They have been busting their tails to make us better and we’re getting there.  We’ll head on to Waynesfield and keep digging“, Reinhardt shared. 

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank 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.

 

UP NEXT:

 

The second half of the All Star Circuit of Champions’ Ohio Sprint Speedweek will unfold over the next four nights at Waynesfield Raceway Park, Muskingum County Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park and Portsmouth Raceway Park, with the finale paying a stout $17,554 to the winner.  The full speedweek schedule and more details are shown below. 

 

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Reinhardt and Capitol Renegade Team Making Gains

There’s No Substitute for Seat Time

New Oxford, PA – June 10, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

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As the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) prepared to make a swing through Illinois and Wisconsin just after the Memorial Day holiday, Kyle Reinhardt reflected on his first experience with Midwest bullrings just two weeks prior.  Those nights had provided some valuable information for both the driver and the team.  It was time to apply what they had learned and put themselves to the test once again.

 

6/3:  Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Fairbury, IL

      (Qualifying 5th overall/2nd in group, Heat 4th,  A-main 17th)

 

The series rolled into Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) in Illinois to kick off the 4-race swing that was co-sanctioned with the IRA (Interstate Racing Association).  The event drew a field of 32 cars, including Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade No.91 team.  Right out of the gate they showed progress, recording the 5th quickest overall lap in time trials.  The lap was good for 2nd in Reinhardt’s group.  

 

Reinhardt’s qualifying effort was very good but being second quickest in your group is often a tough spot.  He would need to win the heat race to control his own destiny and make the dash redraw.  Otherwise, he would need to rely on others and circumstances to fall his way to make the dash.  He took the green from the 3rd starting spot in heat number three but came home 4th, missing a shot at the dash.  According to the All Star rule book regarding the dash redraw, “The Heat Winner then the Quickest Transfer from each Heat AND then the top Two (2) from overall time trials that also advance to the A-main through their heat race will, random draw for dash starting position”.  

 

The Neptune City, NJ native rolled off 15th in the A-main, but wasn’t able to mount any forward charge.  Reinhardt took the checkered flag in 17th and then offered his brief insights on the night.  “We were much better in time trials tonight, so I’m happy about that.  We just missed it (the setup) in the feature“, he shared.   

 

6/4:  Wilmot Speedway, Wilmot, WI

      (Qualifying 17th overall/6th in group, Heat 5th,  A-main 11th)

 

The tour ventured north into Wisconsin on Friday for stop number two of the four ASCoC/IRA events.  39 teams entered competition, setting up 5 qualifying and heat race groups for the night.  Reinhardt’s qualifying effort was a respectable 17th overall, however it was only good enough for 6th in his group, which meant he would have a little tougher road to a good finish at the end of the night.

 

Step one of the road back was checked off when Kyle managed to advance from 6th to 5th in his heat race, just making the transfer and putting himself into the A-main for the night.  Reinhardt started 17th in the 30-lap feature event and immediately went to work on step two of the road back, charging forward to reach the top 10 by lap 8.  Midway through the event, a torrid battle among several cars saw Reinhardt slip back to 12th but he continued to battle and ultimately cross the finish line in 11th.  Given the way the evening started, the finish was definitely good enough to consider step two of the road back complete. 

 

6/5:  Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, WI

      (Qualifying 2nd overall/2nd in group, Heat 5th,  Dash 3rd, A-main 8th)

 

Rolling another two hours further north, the traveling band of racers unloaded on the Sheboygan County Fairground to race at Plymouth Dirt Track, a one-third mile bullring located an hour north of Milwaukee.  It was yet another new venue for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team, which was the norm thus far in 2021, their first season touring with the series.  They were one of 36 teams who signed in to take a shot at the $6,000 winner’s share that was up for grabs in the 30-lap main event.

 

Once again, Reinhardt posted the 2nd quickest time in his group, but this time it was also good enough for 2nd overall in time trials.  Recalling the dash redraw rule mentioned earlier, this meant good news for the Rookie of the Year candidate and his crew.  They were locked into the dash, as long as they were able to transfer in their heat race.  That meant Reinhardt needed to finish in the top 5 of his heat race, which he accomplished.

 

Like his most recent opportunity to participate in the dash redraw, Reinhardt would have a little luck shine on him.  He drew the pole of dash number one, giving himself a good shot at starting on the pole of the A-main if he could fend off his competitors in the 4-lap dash.  Bill Balog, who has many more laps at the Wisconsin track, managed to get by Reinhardt to win the dash, while Kyle settled for a 3rd place finish.

 

Starting 5th in the feature event, Reinhardt was competitive and engaged in a multi-car battle inside the top 10 throughout the 30-lap event.  In the closing laps, the No.91 of Reinhardt faded slightly but still logged a solid 8th place finish.

 

6/6:  Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, WI

      (Qualifying 19th, Heat 7th,  B-main 2nd, A-main 19th)

 

To conclude the 4-race series, 26 teams rolled into Angell Park Speedway, just over an hour west of Milwaukee.  To open the night, Reinhardt registered the 19th quickest time in the field.  Given their improved qualifying efforts on the bullrings so far on the trip, the result was disappointing but it was another opportunity to learn.

 

The struggles continued in the first heat race.  Reinhardt started and finished 7th, landing himself in the B-main.  On the bright side, he was able to race from 4th to 2nd in the B-main, giving himself and the team the 20th starting spot in the A-main.  The tough night continued, with Reinhardt ultimately riding home 19th.

 

Overall we improved nightly, until Sunday, so overall we’re happy.  We time-trialed better on the smaller tracks than we had been.  I feel like I definitely improved at that“, an encouraged Reinhardt commented.  He continued recapping the week, “We’re figuring stuff out night by night and racing a little better at these types of places too”.

 

Looking ahead to Ohio Speedweek, Reinhardt thinks his time on the Midwest bullrings the past month will pay off.  “These tracks were slick to a curb.  Slick is something we’ve been struggling with, so these races showed we’re heading the right direction.  We’ll carry that into Ohio where most of the tracks are slick as well.”

 

RQM Motorsports would like to thank 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.

 

UP NEXT:

 

Arguably the toughest stretch of the All Star Circuit of Champions’ season starts Friday, June 11th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH.  The race kicks off Ohio Sprint Speedweek for Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team.  The 2021 edition of the summer tradition consists of 8 nights of racing in 9 days.  The full Speedweek schedule is included below. 

 

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