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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

 

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!

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

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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

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

 

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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!

     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]

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

Learn more about Zach Newlin at:  https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/drivers/zachnewlin/

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

Newlin Racing on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NewlinRacing

Newlin Racing on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NewlinRacing

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

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 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 Returns to Action at Grove’s National Open

All Star Season Finale Up Next at Fremont

New Oxford, PA – October 6, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Turn Three Photos

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After being sidelined for a couple weekends, Kyle Reinhardt eagerly returned to the seat of the Capitol Renegade No.91.  The team returned to the track for the 59th Annual Champion Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.  

 

The event is attended by tens of thousands of fans, watched by even more and is one of the most coveted events for winged sprint car drivers and teams.  Not only is the race lucrative, paying $75,000 to the winner, but it has been won by a who’s who in sprint car racing over the years.  The winners list includes names that range from Indy 500 winner, Gordon Johncock, to the King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser.  It’s one of those handful of events that provide a sense of pride just to make the starting field.

 

10/1:  National Open Prelim Night at Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA 

        (49 cars, Qualifying 6th in flight 1, Heat 4th, A-main 23rd)

 

The month of October opened with a perfect Central Pennsylvania autumn evening that saw 49 teams unload in the pits at Williams Grove Speedway.  They were there not only to chase the $10,000 winner’s share, but more importantly, learn everything they could so they could be at their best the following night, when the eyes of the sprint car world would descend on the legendary oval.

 

A good pill draw put Kyle Reinhardt fourth in line to take the track for time trials in the World of Outlaws’ sanctioned event.  He used that opportunity to record the 6th quickest lap in the flight of 25.

 

The format called for four 8-lap heat races, from which the top 5 would transfer to the A-main.  Reinhardt’s qualifying effort placed him 3rd for the start of heat number two.  After a tough battle in the opening laps, the Neptune City, NJ native settled into the 4th position and held on to that spot to transfer to the night’s finale.

 

Reinhardt took the green for the 25-lap A-main from the inside of row eight and struggled from the start.  He battled an ill-handling racecar throughout the event, slowly sliding backward through the running order to a frustrating 23rd place finish.

  

10/2:  59th Annual National Open at Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA 

          (48 cars, Qualifying 21st in flight 2, Heat 9th, B-main 13th)

 

Saturday night brought 48 teams back to take their shot at the $75,000 top prize.  A less friendly pill draw had Reinhardt near the less desirable end of the qualifying order, taking to the track as the 17th of 24 drivers in flight 2, and 41st overall.  Kyle was unable to wring the kind of lap he needed out of his Capitol Renegade No.91, leaving him a disappointing 21st when the dust settled.

 

With only the top five finishers in each heat race moving to the A-main, Reinhardt had a tall order from his 11th starting spot in heat number three.  In that situation, when a giant leap forward will be difficult, the strategy is often to take two smaller steps.  The first step would be to at least finish somewhere between 6th and 9th to get into the B-main, where the team would have a chance to take the second step into the A-main.  Finishing 10th or worse in the heat race relegates teams to the C-main and creates a nearly insurmountable challenge to get to the finale.

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year candidate came out of the gate quick in his heat race, surging to the 8th spot on lap one.  From there, he found himself in an intense battle to maintain position to make the cut for the B-main.  He managed to survive, bringing home a 9th place finish to avoid an unwanted trip to the C-main.  

 

Figuratively speaking, Reinhardt once again found himself looking up a steep hill when the green flag dropped on the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown.  Starting outside the 8th row, Reinhardt gave it everything he had, but ultimately finished 13th in the B-main, ending his night.

 

We were a lot better Friday but I didn’t have things quite right for the feature that night“, Reinhardt commented, referring directly to himself and alluding to the fact that he was handling the setup chores after the team recently parted ways with crew chief Bob Curtis.  “Saturday we tried to improve using what we experienced Friday but it made it worse for qualifying, so we were trying to play catch up all night”, he concluded.

 

Up Next

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will close out their first full All Star Circuit of Champions season on October 8th and 9th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, OH at the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, where the Saturday night finale will pay $10,000 to the victor.

 

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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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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.

 

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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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