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Tuscarora Restoration Teams With ABR for 2024 Slate

Mifflin, PA – February 29, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Original Photo Credit:  Chris Hockley/WRT Speedwerx

Austin Berry Racing is proud to announce a new partnership with local business Tuscarora Restoration for their upcoming 2024 super late model season.

The Thompsontown, PA-based construction business has been serving the needs of the local community since 2020 and has continued to establish itself as a top choice for quality work.

SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT RACING

Tyler Amtower, owner of Tuscarora Restoration, recently added Polyaspartic Floor Coating Systems to his wide array of contracting services, which already includes Vinyl Siding, Roofing, Pressure Washing, Decks, Remodeling, Interior & Exterior Painting, and more.

Amtower began considering options for how to promote his new offerings and his business as a whole.  That’s when he approached Austin Berry to inquire about the possibility of a partnership that would benefit both his business and Berry’s race team.

“We have advertised in the traditional ways in the past and those are helpful, but we noticed the effort Austin puts into his team and into promoting his supporters.  We have known him, his dad (Ken Berry) and his family for several years.  We like their character and how their operation is a team effort.”, Amtower said.  

We want to connect with the racing community because we are race fans too and the people we see at the track every week are the people we would love to help with their construction needs.  Austin and his team have a consistent presence on social media and they do a great job representing everyone involved with their team, so we approached them to see what we could work out.”

“We are excited to be a part of ABR this season.  We are confident Austin and everyone on his team will represent us well.  His team will make sure fans learn about Tuscarora Restoration and everything we have to offer.”

LOCAL SUPPORTS LOCAL

Much like Tuscarora Restoration, Austin Berry has been growing his race team in recent years.  He has inched closer and closer to his goal of being a weekly top-five competitor, continually searching for the resources to achieve that.

“It means a lot to us when a local business believes in what we are doing and wants to be involved.  We are a family team built on family values.  We work hard to do this and we earn everything we achieve.  Local businesses like Tyler’s Tuscarora Restoration are built the same way.”, Berry said.

“We will work hard for and with Tyler to make sure he gets great value for what he is doing for our team.  We can both achieve our goals if we take care of our partners.”

ABOUT TUSCARORA RESTORATIONS

Tuscarora Restoration services all of Central Pennsylvania.  We are here to help you with all your construction needs. This includes Vinyl Siding, Roofing, Pressure Washing, Decks, Remodel, Interior Exterior Painting, etc. 

We now offer Polyaspartic Floor Coatings as well as Epoxy Floor Coatings!

Check us out on Facebook to see examples of our quality work!   Facebook.com/TRestorationCommercialResidential

Address386 E Salem Rd, Thompsontown, PA 17094

Hours6:00am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday

Phone(717) 363-2265

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch all the great content they provide!


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AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

Tuscarora Restoration
Juniata Veterinary Clinic
Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter
SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum
VP Racing Fuels
Carquest of State College

Nathan Berry Beef Farm
Dye It Rite
Auto Glass Centre
Fragola Performance Systems
Addicted2DirtPR.com
GO Lithium
Peterson Fluid Systems
Quick Car
Valvoline Pro-V Racing
Sweet Manufacturing
Victory Fuel
Swift Springs
Strange Oval
DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.
Quarter Master
JDS Racing
Hoosier Mid-Atlantic
Rocket Chassis

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Inside Austin Berry’s Dynamic Offseason: From Indiana to West Virginia to Pennsylvania

Countdown to ABR’s 2024 Season Kickoff: Dec. 31st is Last Call for Discounted Tickets!

Mifflin, PA – December 29, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Fans might think that race teams are sitting at home on their couch over the winter, waiting for Spring to approach so they can dust off their race car and get ready to sling dirt again.

That is certainly not the case.  Most teams would tell you they work harder during the offseason.  It’s probably at least fair to say they work just as hard but have a lot less fun since they don’t get to race.  From October through February in Pennsylvania, you will find teams in the race shop tearing their car down, ordering parts, and going over every detail.

There is a lot of planning and effort involved to bring all of that together into a race-ready team by the time March rolls around.

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD AND GAMES

There are just a couple of days remaining to pick up your discounted tickets for the Austin Berry Racing 2024 Season Kickoff Party.  Tickets are just $25 through December 31, 2023, before the price goes up!

As a way to spend time with fans and get to know them while having a good time and raising money for the race team, Austin Berry looks forward to the team’s annual event.

“This event gives us a chance to hang out with our fans, partners, friends, and family in a way we don’t get to otherwise.  It’s great to make a real connection with everyone and thank them for their support.  At the track we are always busy and don’t have time for much more than a quick hello.”, Berry said.

The party will be held on January 27, 2024, at the Port Royal Speedway commercial building.  Doors will open at 4pm with a BBQ Chicken dinner served at 5pm.  At 7pm Chris Woodward and Shindiggin’ will take the stage to provide live music for fans to kick up their heels and tap their toes to.  Throughout the evening there will be cash giveaway drawings, which fans are automatically entered in just for buying a ticket to the event.  There will also be 50/50 drawings, basket raffles, and other games.

From January 1st-26th, tickets will be priced at $30 and, if available, will be $35 at the door the day of the event.

The day kicks off with a cornhole tournament from 11am-3pm.  The competition is limited to 40 teams and guarantees cash prizes of $300, $160, $80, and $40 for the top four teams.  Teams must preregister for $40/team to compete.  This is a separate event from the evening dinner and live music ticket.

Along with preparing for their annual night celebrating with fans, the team is a lot busier than you may think during the offseason.

GETTING THE SHIP IN ORDER

Berry’s offseason got started even earlier than hoped when his motor failed in late August.  The team pulled the motor and delivered it for repairs to be made.  

After wrapping up the season by competing in three limited late model events with a borrowed motor, Berry and his team began the process of tearing the car down to the bare frame.  Every component is evaluated and replacements are ordered as needed.

Berry also invests time in keeping up with the latest product innovations and improvements that could better the team’s program.

Most recently, the team made the trip to the home of Rocket Chassis in West Virginia to have their frame gone over to make sure there were no lingering effects from a mid-summer incident at Hagerstown Speedway.  The bad news is the crew at Rocket found the front end needed a little more attention than Berry had hoped, but the good news is it has been addressed.

PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY

In early December, as they do every year, Berry and his team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show.  The largest racing trade show in North America provides Berry with the opportunity to say thank you to current partners, discuss potential improvements for the upcoming season, learn about new products, and initiate new relationships, all under one roof in the span of a couple of days.

Berry’s partners will return to support the team in 2024, with one exception.  Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, SRI Performance, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, and numerous other product sponsors will return.

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, who has been with ABR for the last few years, will step away from its racing endeavors in 2024 to focus on growth opportunities but hopes to return to the team in 2025.

Austin Berry Racing wishes Greg and everyone at The Tire Mart the best with their 2024 plans.

“I can’t thank Greg enough for what he’s done for this team.  I mean it sincerely.  His belief in us helped move our program forward.  We fully understand his situation for the upcoming season and hope to work with him again.” Austin Berry said.

Berry is seeking new partnerships for the upcoming season.  Opportunities to join the team exist at a variety of levels that will allow a business to get good value for their investment.  The team is extremely active on social media and leverages Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management to reach a broad audience for their marketing partners.

FUELED FOR VICTORY

ABR has established a new relationship for 2024 with Victory Fuel, a popular and tasty alternative to sugary drinks.

Victory Fuel is not an energy drink.  It is a flavored electrolyte water.  It’s a healthy alternative made by combining triple-filtered water, electrolytes, daily vitamins, natural sweeteners, and natural flavors.  There’s no artificial junk, no caffeine, and no carbonation.

Visit DrinkVictory.com to try the original Throttle Punch or the new Lucky Lemon!  Fans can support Austin Berry Racing and save 10% on a purchase of Victory Fuel by using discount code “BERRY86” at checkout.

THE HOMESTRETCH

As the calendar flips to 2024, Berry and his team will bring all of their offseason activities together to produce a race-ready car by the end of February.

All of the parts and new sheet metal will arrive at the shop and assembly will commence.  The motor will return, be installed, and fired.

Finally, the wrap carrying all their partner logos will be applied.

Before you know it, the No.86 will be turning left and getting dirty again.  The team’s tentative schedule will be released in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to the team’s social media outlets for updates.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch all the great content they provide!


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AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Victory Fuel

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

ABR Addressing Motor Issues, Looking for Qualifying Speed in 2024

Tickets Are Now on Sale for the ABR 2024 Kickoff Party, Read Details Here

Mifflin, PA – November 22, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

It’s that time of year again when race teams assess their program and begin preparations for the new season, making improvements and adjustments based on weak spots and lessons learned.  While Austin Berry Racing carries out those tasks, they are also preparing to celebrate with their fans and build excitement for the 2024 season.  

Before we look back at the 2023 season and hear from Austin about the team’s plans to address their biggest pain point, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the upcoming party the team is putting together! 

PARTY TIME WITH THE FANS

To get everyone primed for the upcoming racing season, Austin Berry Racing will hold its 2024 Season Kickoff Party on January 27th at the Port Royal Speedway commercial building.

It will be the second consecutive year for the event.  The 2023 edition was a win-win for everyone.  The event was very popular with fans and successful for the race team as well.

It’s always cool to take advantage of chances to meet fans and supporters!  It’s always a really good time and it gives fans a chance to talk to the race team and myself out of race mode.”, Berry said.  “Fans get to see the personalities that all the guys have and we get to know them.  We enjoy connecting with fans so they can stop by and say hi anytime during the season and they are a familiar face to us.

The evening begins at 5pm with a dinner of BBQ chicken, seasoned potatoes, and Texas beans.

At 7pm Chris Woodward and Shindiggin’ will take the stage to deliver live music.  The band promises it’s “always a rockin’ country party” when they show up!

Throughout the evening there will be cash giveaway drawings, 50/50 drawings, raffle baskets, and other games.  There will be something for everyone.

Just 300 tickets will be sold for the dinner and music evening, with prices discounted to $25/person until December 31st, 2023.  During January, prices will increase to $30/person.  If availability remains, tickets will be $35 at the door.

Earlier in the day from 11am-3pm, ABR will host their 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament in the same facility at Port Royal Speedway.  The tournament is limited to 40 teams, with preregistration required.  Registration is $40/team and payouts to the top four teams are guaranteed.  The winning team will take home $300, with 2nd through 4th receiving $160, $80, and $40 respectively.  Concessions will be available during the tournament.

To obtain tickets for the evening event or to preregister for the cornhole tournament, fans can call 717-994-8451 or message the team via Facebook.

Tickets for the evening dinner and music event are also available at AustinBerryRacing.com in the merchandise store.  Tickets purchased via the website will be held at will-call to be picked up the day of the event.

Anyone who is interested in donating a basket for the raffle can contact the team via any of the same methods listed for tickets and registration.  The team will promote your business or cause on social media in exchange for the donation.

ASSESSING 2023 AND ABR'S PATH

The 2023 season contained a few really shining moments for Austin Berry.  No, they didn’t find victory lane, but they kicked off the season with a top-ten finish, posted a runner-up finish at Selinsgrove in May after leading the most laps, and kicked off June with a top five at Port Royal and a podium in their first ever race at Clinton County during Appalachian Mountain Speedweek.

Statistically, the 2023 season was very similar to 2022 but that wasn’t the goal.  Berry and his team were looking to log more podium finishes, top fives, and top tens, and of course, hopefully get back to victory lane.

It was the similar statistics and the finishes in between those shining moments that made Berry feel he was underachieving and not making the progress he and the team expected of themselves.  

There was a recurring theme behind that feeling.  A closer look shows The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86 raced really well but often couldn’t overcome early qualifying laps that didn’t put the team in an optimal position for the night.

This certainly isn’t a gloom-and-doom story though.  There are a lot of other positives to go with the shining moments we covered earlier.

The team logged more races than it ever had in the past and only missed qualifying for the main event twice all season.  Another positive note was only one DNQ was a mechanical issue, plus Berry’s average finish for the season was just outside the top ten.  

I think that we have definitely gotten a lot more consistent. We no longer have flashes of brightness and then struggle to make the show the next weekend. With the exception of national touring series races, we are consistently qualifying for shows and making most of those through the heat races.“, Berry shared.

We haven’t found the consistent speed early in the night to put ourselves in a starting position where we are capable of winning.  We only started on the front row twice this past season.”

Our team has been on a steady progression since 2019.  I know it hasn’t come as quickly as any of us have wanted it to, especially me, but if we stay the of course and continue to work with our awesome partners, we will be fighting for multiple wins a season in the near future.

TAKING A STEP BACK MENTALLY

After the season’s second engine failure sidelined his super late model program in late August, taking away three or four more potential starts, Berry decided to take a friend up on an offer to borrow a steel block engine and have a little fun racing with the limited late models.  

He took to the track three times in September, each at a different speedway, and logged finishes of 4th, 2nd, and 8th.

Running the limited was probably one of the highlights of the year, to be honest, not only for me but also for the race team. It was just fun to put it bluntly!  We had absolutely zero expectations and we were going to just have fun and race.  It allowed all of us to open up our mindsets and kind of just let loose a little bit.“, a smiling Berry shared.

I had no idea what to expect from the driver’s seat with the drop in horsepower and we didn’t really know where our setups needed to be either, so we just went and raced and I think it actually allowed us to learn more about our racecar and learn ways that we can be better when we go back super racing in 2024.

2024 PREPARATIONS

It’s no secret the Achilles heel for Austin Berry Racing in recent years has been motors.  A team on a limited budget unfortunately can’t buy brand new, top-of-the-line powerplants.

We tried to grow depth in our motor program in recent years, working to have two motors so we didn’t have to be sidelined when we had issues.  Late in 2023, we decided to shift from quantity to quality.  We bought a lightly used Cornett Racing Engine and ended up having a small issue with that, but in the long run, it will be much better for us.“, Berry explained.

The team also moved on from their engine builder of recent years and will work with local builder Barron’s Racing Engines for the coming season.

Heading into 2024 we are prepping the Cornett, crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s.  We are going over everything, installing new fuel lines and other components on the car to make sure all of that is fresh.  We are also working with Randy at SRI Performance to upgrade our entire brake package.  Ours was getting worn out, so the time was right to improve that aspect too.

Aside from those things, the offseason is full of the normal maintenance work.  The team will be making a trip to Rocket Chassis in West Virginia this winter to have the frame checked and fix up a couple of minor tweaks on the front end.

The team will officially close out 2023 by attending PRI, the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana December 7th-9th.  It’s a big part of preparing for the upcoming season.

PRI is our best opportunity to maintain the relationships we have with our partners because everyone is in one place at the same time, unlike during racing season, we all have the time available to talk things over, share information, and make plans for the new season.“, Berry said.

We also go to PRI to develop new relationships and partnerships.  There are a lot of educational seminars that help us build aspects of our program both on and off the track.  It’s a productive and fun few days for sure.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch all the great content they provide!


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AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Austin Berry Picks Up Top Ten at Small Car Nationals

Season Is a Wrap for ABR

Hagerstown, MD – September 21, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  WRT Speedwerx / Jason Walls 

Austin Berry has been on a late season roll since being forced to end his super late model season due to the loss of two engines and shift gears to the limited late model ranks.

The postponement of Hagerstown Speedway’s Small Car Nationals for limited late models to September 16th gave Berry the opportunity to add it to his schedule.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  September 8, 2023

  • Event:  Small Car Nationals
  • Track:  Hagerstown Speedway
  • City, State:   Hagerstown, MD
  • Division:  Limited Late Model
  • Quick Stats:  30 cars, Qualifying 16th, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 8th (13)

 

IT'S NOT EASY

The rescheduled limited late model event brought 30 of the top teams from the region to compete.  In this third career start in the division, Austin Berry turned in the 16th quickest lap during time trials in The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86.

Berry’s time was disappointing to the Mifflin, PA driver given the speed the team had shown in their first two outings in the division.  It put Berry in a hole he would need to dig out of to reach the front of the field in the main event.  From outside row two in his heat race, he gained some ground back with a 3rd place finish.

Starting 13th on the grid in the 30-lap main event, Berry went forward at the drop of the green.  He broke into the top ten on lap four but then slipped back to 11th at the midpoint of the race.

Berry regained his rhythm and began to go forward again late in the race.  He reached 8th with six laps remaining and took the checkered flag in that position.

We weren’t very good tonight, so I’ll take a top ten.”, Berry said.  “This is a good group of cars and it’s a very competitive division, so I don’t expect it to be easy, but we should’ve timed better and put ourselves in a more competitive position for the night.  We just messed up early and couldn’t fully recover.

UP NEXT

Berry and his team have made the decision to draw the curtain on their 2023 season so they can get started on the work required to prepare for 2024.

News Coming Soon on PanCan Raffle Items and 2024 Season Kickoff Party Tickets

With the season coming to a close, Berry will be raffling off the team’s tail banner that has been used all season to cover the rear suspension of the car, plus his special edition Pancreatic Cancer Awareness racing gloves.  Details will be coming soon on how to enter.  All proceeds will go to charity.

In January, Austin Berry Racing will host their annual season kickoff party which features great food, prizes and a live band.  The popular event sold out last year with just over 300 fans attending.  It was a fun event for all who attended and a big success for the team.  Stay tuned for more information about that event in the coming months.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch that video plus all the other the great content they provide!
 
Their latest video can be found at the bottom of this release!
 
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Super Late Model Stats:  20 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 6 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s

Limited Late Model Stats:  3 races, 0 wins 2 top 5’s, 3 top 10’s

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

The Juniata Veterinary Clinic has been delivering exceptional veterinary care to the animals of Juniata and Mifflin Counties for over 30 years. Their 3-doctor team treats animals of all types and ages, providing a full range of services to ensure that the animals in their community can get all the care they need and deserve.

PREVENTATIVE CARE | DERMATOLOGY | PET DENTISTRY | SURGERY

The Juniata Veterinary Clinic is owned and operated by Dr. Michaela Fry, a noted food animal veterinarian and member of the Penn State Ag Extension Board. She is joined by Dr. Melissa Ehrisman and Dr. Karen Rosenberry. Our team’s accumulated skill, insight and wisdom make us the veterinary clinic of choice for conscientious animal owners just like you.

Your veterinarian in Mifflintown PA will be more than happy to provide every animal in your menagerie with an ideal mix of compassionate care, experience and expertise.

EXPERIENCE OUR EXCELLENCE

Discover the Juniata Veterinary Clinic difference for yourself. Call (717) 436-9790 to schedule a visit to our Mifflintown office. The Juniata Veterinary Clinic is located at 1775 Butchershop Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

photo credit: Jason Walls / WRT Speedwerx

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

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Berry Scores Top Ten Finish in Last Minute Schedule Addition

Hagerstown and Selinsgrove Limited Late Model Action Up Next

Port Royal, PA – September 13, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Austin Berry’s two super late model engines are both sidelined for repairs, so the Mifflin, PA driver had no plans to hit the track last weekend.

He had recently bolted a borrowed limited late model engine under the hood and produced a couple outstanding runs with it but there were no plans to race that either.

Late Friday afternoon when he learned of a low turnout of super late models at Port Royal Speedway as a result of an extremely ominous weather forecast, Berry did some math and changed his mind.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  September 8, 2023

  • Event:  Final Points Race
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Division:  Super Late Model
  • Quick Stats:  18 cars, Qualifying DNS, A-main 10th (18)

 

LAST MINUTE SCRAMBLE

Berry’s blown engine during the Lucas Oil Late Model event weekend at Port Royal had cost him the chance to race the finale, and along with that he didn’t earn any show up points.  That was enough to drop Berry from 8th to 11th in the track’s season championship standings.

That might not seem important, but the top ten in points at the end of the season receive a complimentary season pit pass from the speedway for the following season.  It’s a gesture made by the track to show appreciation for the team’s season-long support and also an enticement for them to return the following season.

Berry’s decision came so late that the team missed the combined hot lap/group time trial session.  As a result, he would line up last (18th) for the 25-lap main event in The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86.

The entire Austin Berry Racing team hoped that just showing up would be sufficient to move them into the top ten in points since they were underpowered racing the limited motor against the super late models.

Surprisingly, Berry was able to make the most of the power he had on the slick racing surface, which acted as a bit of an equalizer.  He methodically chipped away, moving up to 15th by lap four.  He reached 11th with ten laps remaining and broke into the top ten on lap twenty one.  He held on to that spot to log a 10th place finish he wasn’t sure was possible.

We had no expectations for tonight.  It was such a spur of the moment decision solely aimed at earning enough points to put us back in the top ten, which we accomplished.  That gets us one season pit pass for 2024.  That may not seem like much, but for a team like ours that races on a tight budget…and given we have two motors to repair…every dollar counts.  We spent very little to race tonight and came out on the positive end of our decision.”, Berry said.

UP NEXT

Berry’s current plans for the upcoming weekend include two limited late model races.  He’ll start with Hagerstown Speedway’s Small Car Nationals on Saturday, September 16th, then will head north to Selinsgrove Speedway for their Sunday night race.

Stay tuned to Austin’s social media outlets and Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for schedule updates and announcements.

News Coming Soon on PanCan Raffle Items and 2024 Season Kickoff Party Tickets

With the season coming to a close, Berry will be raffling off the team’s tail banner that has been used all season to cover the rear suspension of the car, plus his special edition Pancreatic Cancer Awareness racing gloves.  Details will be coming soon on how to enter.  All proceeds will go to charity.

In January, Austin Berry Racing will host their annual season kickoff party which features great food, prizes and a live band.  The popular event sold out last year with just over 300 fans attending.  It was a fun event for all who attended and a big success for the team.  Stay tuned for more information about that event in the coming months.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch that video plus all the other the great content they provide!
 
Their latest video can be found at the bottom of this release!
 
Be sure to LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE the video, plus SUBSCRIBE so you are the first to know about all the great content they share!

 

Super Late Model Stats:  20 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 6 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s

Limited Late Model Stats:  2 races, 0 wins 2 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 2 top 15’s

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Tire Mart’s slogan is:  “WHATEVER IT TAKES”!  They have been demonstrating that approach for many years, which is why customers know they can count on them.

The Tire Mart started as a family-owned business over 50 years ago in Colonial Park, a Harrisburg, PA suburb.  From the beginning, they built their business on honesty and trust, serving customers in and around the Harrisburg area.  Today, with a tremendous reputation and loyal customer base, they continue providing automotive service with a local business touch that is hard to find these days.  It has made Tire Mart a pillar of the community.

Tire Mart’s well-trained staff specializes in the sale and installation of everything from lawn & garden tires to passenger car, performance, light truck and SUV tires.  Their staff also provides complete under-car automotive services, such as state inspections, oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, and alignment. They can handle major engine and transmission jobs as well.  All of these services are available at competitive prices for both foreign and domestic vehicles. 

Trustworthy, quality service and care for your vehicle has been the foundation of Tire Mart’s success since the beginning, earning them Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply The Best” & “Reader’s Choice” awards nearly every year since the inception of the recognition program.

Greg and the entire staff welcome you to the Tire Mart, located at 4914 Jonestown Road in Harrisburg Pennsylvania!

Visit Tire Mart at www.thetiremartinc.com, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TireMartHarrisburg or give them a call at (717) 545-3756!

Austin Berry Forms Partnership

 

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Hart’s Stellar Year Continues With Emotional Win and Track Championship

Hagerstown’s Small Car Nationals Up Next

Port Royal, PA – September 12, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  WRT Speedwerx / Brian Rhoad

Devin Hart said two things coming into the 2023 season.  

First, his main goal was to win the Butch Renninger Memorial, a race held annually at Port Royal Speedway in honor of his grandfather.  A win in that personally important race has eluded him in his first nine years in a limited late model.

Second, he had no plans to race for points.  Instead, he would race where it made sense for his team and they would take a shot at some of the bigger races when they could.

You might think we’re about to tell you he accomplished his goals.  Well, you’re right.  He did.  But in doing so, he managed to win a points championship too.

 

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  Friday, September 1, 2023

  • Event:  Final Points Race
  • Track:  Hagerstown Speedway
  • City, State:   Hagerstown, MD
  • Quick Stats:  19 cars, Heat 1st (4), A-main 1st (1)

 

DATE:  Saturday, September 2, 2023

  • Event:  20th Annual Butch Renninger Memorial
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  31 cars, Heat 1st (4), A-main 1st (3)

 

DATE:  Sunday, September 3, 2023

  • Track:  Selinsgrove Speedway
  • City, State:   Selinsgrove, PA
  • Quick Stats:  25 cars, Heat 2nd (7), A-main 18th DNF (4)

 

FINALLY!

Hart has raced a limited late model since 2014 and he has won a lot of races at Port Royal Speedway during the years since he started, but in nine attempts to win the Butch Renninger Memorial he had not been able to be the first one to the checkered flag.

He certainly had been close though.  As a matter of fact, his stats are astoundingly good in the race.  In his first nine attempts at the Renninger Memorial Hart had finished on the podium five times and in the top five a total of seven times.  

He just had not won it yet.  Hart didn’t think it was possible to want to win it more than he did but the desire grew deeper every time he came up just short.

With 31 cars on hand, there were plenty of good teams who were there with the same goal.  Hart made it clear in his heat race he was ready to give it his best shot again.  He drove from 4th to the lead on the opening lap and never looked back, taking the win by 3.2 seconds in his Lucky Buck, Hungry Run Wine Cellars, FK Rod Ends, JDS Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, Barron’s Racing Engines, Centre Boot Company, Gridiron Pizza & Gridiron Pub, Harling’s Hoagies, Brown’s Automotive, Rocket Chassis XR1 No.33k.

Hart started 3rd in the 25-lap feature event and jumped into 2nd on the opening lap.  For the next 18 trips around the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile oval, he pursued leader Spike Moore, trying to find a way to the top spot.  With nine laps remaining he pulled alongside Moore and the race was on in lapped traffic.

On lap twenty he made the pass by driving under Moore into turn three to take command of the race.  Only five laps, 2.5 miles, remained between Hart and the goal that mattered more to him than anything in racing.  While he tried to hit his marks and keep Moore at bay, his entire family held their collective breath.

With four laps remaining, the caution lights flashed on and forced Hart to deal with a restart.

Hart survived the restart and drove a smooth final three laps.

Finally, it happened.  Hart crossed the line first, with a 1.282 second advantage, to win his grandfather’s race.

I can’t believe this just happened.”, an emotional Hart said as he was congratulated by cousin Trent Brenneman in victory lane.  Brenneman, who is also family to the late Butch Renninger, had also come up short on winning the race over the years and shared in Hart’s desire to someday win it.

I can’t believe we just won this thing.  Every year everyone tells Trent and me it’s just another race but it’s not.  You can’t come in here with that mentality.  I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work.“, Hart explained to Port Royal Speedway announcer Brad Strawser.

My whole family is here every year making this race happen.  This is the 20th year now remembering my pap.  Everybody knows what a great guy he was around these fairgrounds.  I have to thank everyone on my crew, my family who always supports me, and of course my wife who lets me do this every week.

 

THE UNPLANNED CHAMPIONSHIP

As Hart had stated in March of this year, he had no plans to race for points.  He had been there and done that before.  He won the track championship at both Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway in 2021.  This year he was thinking more about winning at tracks he had not won at before and hopefully winning a couple of the bigger events he had not won before.

By April 7th this year, Hart already had wins at Winchester (VA), Port Royal (PA) and Bedford (PA).  He ventured to Hagerstown (MD) on April 8th and qualified up front before the show rained out.

The way the schedule worked out, Hart’s option on April 15th was Hagerstown.  He finished 3rd that night.  On May 6th he returned to Hagerstown because they were running the makeup feature from April 8th that he had already qualified for, plus a full show.  That night he collected a win and a runner up finish.

The season reached mid-June and Hart had already raced six times at Hagerstown, versus two at Port Royal, plus a few other one-off races.  It was all a result of rain outs and scheduling options, but the bottom line was that Hart was now in command of the point standings at Hagerstown.  

He was also on top at Port Royal, so Hart figured he would pick the races he wanted to run, where ever they were, and things would shake out on their own.

One of the races Hart wanted to win in July was a Steel Block Bandits race, which was…where else…Hagerstown.  He gave it a shot and finished 2nd in that race.  

Ultimately, Hart rolled into Hagerstown Speedway on September 1st for their final points races of the season looking to clinch the championship that he never intended to pursue.

He didn’t back into the title either.  That night he drove from 4th to 1st to win his heat, then led every lap of the feature to clinch the title with his third win there this season.  Hart’s worst finish in eleven races at the Maryland facility coming into that night was 5th, and he had only been off the podium two times in those eleven races.  He had been astoundingly consistent.

We never set out to do this but the way things fell into place, when we reached mid-summer, I figured why not try to win one here.  It was something I had not done before, so I’m pretty proud of that, especially when we were able to clinch it with a win and run so consistently here all year.”, Hart shared.

 

UP NEXT

Hart and the KHK Motorsports team will be at Hagerstown Speedway Saturday, September 15th for the Late Model Sportsman portion of the Small Car Nationals.  

 

SEASON STATS (Limited Late Model)

20 races, 9 wins, 19 top 5’s, 19 top 10’s, 19 top 15’s

 

Partner Spotlight

HUNGRY RUN WINE CELLARS

Wine making started as just a hobby for Steve Flood in 2011, but as he became more passionate about the craft and his friends and family continued to be impressed with his wine, he thought that he might be on to something special. Over a decade later that something special has turned into an award-winning winery, wine bar, and full menu restaurant. Steve and Katy Flood have owned and operated Hungry Run since 2015 and love sharing their passion with others.

Wine Bar and Bistro

Hungry Run is proud to offer a beautiful 3,000 sq ft wine bar and full menu restaurant located in Lewistown, PA. At Hungry Run we elevate the dining experience, whether it’s with our locally sourced meats and produce or cooking over our wood-fire grill. Join us at the table over a glass of wine for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out, wine flights with friends, or a family outing, there is something here for everyone.

Where to Find Hungry Run’s Products

Visit HungryRunWineCellars.com to learn where to find their products and so much more!

 

DEVIN HART / KHK MOTORSPORTS

 Facebook:  Facebook.com/KHKDevinHart33K

 YouTube:  YouTube.com/KHKMotorsports

 Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/latest-news

 Schedule:  A2DPR.com/events

Devin Hart won the final points race of the season and clinched the Late Model Sportsman 2023 track championship in the process! (photo credit: WRT Speedwerx / Paul Wilson)
(photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Lucky Buck

Hungry Run Wine

FK Rod Ends

Penske Racing Shocks/Doug Distasio

James Stevens/JDS Racing

Brown’s Automotive

Gridiron Pizza

Gridiron Pub

Barron’s Racing Engines/ Tom Barron

Centre Boot Company

Baker Outlaw Carburetors

RN Moyer Hauling

Pellman Trade

Accu•Force Dynos & Testers

Mifflin Hill Beverage

Dave Poske’s Performance Parts

Kerlin’s Seafood

Lyndon Imes Auctioneering & Tent Rental

HRF Heishman Racing Fuel

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Harlings Hoagies

Glick Fire Equipment Company

Keizer Racing Wheels

Walker Performance Filtration

JR Toner/ Abel Signs

Hockdizzle Designs

Sauder Brothers Concrete

Diversified Machine, Inc. / DMI / BullDog Rears

Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

The Hilltop

Hooker Harness

Checkered Treasures-Motorsports Collection

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 keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Berry Having Success and Fun Finishing Season in Limited Late Model

After Two Top Fives, Team Looking To Race More Limited Shows Before Season Ends

Selinsgrove, PA – September 7, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

August was an especially tough month for Austin Berry.  After two blown super late model engines in three weeks, he had to put an unplanned early end to his super late model season.

A couple days later his phone rang.  A friend was offering the use of his spare limited late model engine.  Berry said thank you but passed on the offer.  He didn’t want to risk anything happening to the engine on his watch.

The friend called two more times that week and the last time didn’t take no for answer.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  September 2, 2023

  • Event:  Butch Renninger Memorial
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Division:  Limited Late Model
  • Quick Stats:  31 cars, Qualifying 5th in Group 2, Heat 3rd (5), A-main 4th (10)

 

DATE:  September 3, 2023

  • Event:  Labor Day Special
  • Track:  Selinsgrove Speedway
  • City, State:   Selinsgrove, PA
  • Division:  Limited Late Model
  • Quick Stats:  25 cars, Heat 1st (6), A-main 2nd (3)

 

NEW BUT FAMILIAR

Berry entered his first career night of limited late model competition with uncertainties about how his car’s setup would need to differ from what he was used to with more power under the hood and how his driving style might need to change to make The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86 competitive.

The format for the Butch Renninger Memorial at Port Royal Speedway tossed Berry into the deep end of the pool from the start.  Group time trials during hot laps meant no practice, no time to adjust.  

Berry turned the 5th quickest lap in his group, then used the time before his heat race to make adjustments.  He made the right moves and drove from 5th to 3rd in his heat race.

Rolling to the green from the 10th position for the 25 lap main event, Berry went right to work moving toward the front.  He cracked the top five just past the halfway mark of the race.  He secured a 4th place finish in the closing laps to take home a top five finish in his first attempt in the division.

LOOKING PRETTY COMFORTABLE

With a very solid first night under his belt, Berry decided to make the trip north on Route 35 the following night to Selinsgrove Speedway.

Berry quickly proved his first night was no fluke.  From his 6th starting spot in his 8-lap heat race, he drove into 2nd on lap two and on lap seven he claimed the lead.  He went on to take his first limited late model heat race win.

The redraw put Berry on the inside of row two for the 20-lap main event.  He settled into the runner up spot during the opening laps then jumped into an early lead.

Berry survived several restarts during the race, keeping Coleby Frye at bay.  On the final restart with just six laps remaining, Frye wrestled the lead away and Berry settled for a 2nd place finish.

UP NEXT

Two top five finishes in his first two career limited late model starts has Berry looking for opportunities to race a few of the bigger, late season limited races that typically offer an increased purse.  With two super late model motors to repair this offseason, making a little cash instead of sitting at home makes sense.

Stay tuned to Austin’s social media outlets and Addicted2DirtPR.com/Events for schedule updates and announcements.

News Coming Soon on PanCan Raffle Items and 2024 Season Kickoff Party Tickets

With the season coming to a close, Berry will be raffling off the team’s tail banner that has been used all season to cover the rear suspension of the car, plus his special edition Pancreatic Cancer Awareness racing gloves.  Details will be coming soon on how to enter.  All proceeds will go to charity.

In January, Austin Berry Racing will host their annual season kickoff party which features great food, prizes and a live band.  The popular event sold out last year with just over 300 fans attending.  It was a fun event for all who attended and a big success for the team.  Stay tuned for more information about that event in the coming months.

Be sure to visit Austin Berry Racing’s YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/AustinBerry86 to watch that video plus all the other the great content they provide!
 
Their latest video can be found at the bottom of this release!
 
Be sure to LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE the video, plus SUBSCRIBE so you are the first to know about all the great content they share!

 

Super Late Model Stats:  19 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 10 top 15’s

Limited Late Model Stats:  2 races, 0 wins 2 top 5’s, 2 top 10’s, 2 top 15’s

 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Super Clean – SuperClean.com

 

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

 

WebsiteAustinBerryRacing.com

Bio & Media Info:  A2DPR.com/AustinBerry

Press Releases:  A2DPR.com/LatestNews

Facebook:  Facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

TwitterTwitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Shop:  AustinBerryRacing.com/Shopping

Ken Berry [L], Kip Moore and Austin Berry [R] discuss preparation for the Renninger Memorial (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
photo credit: Jeremy Zarfos Photography

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these we do possible. 

PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help our race team by giving your business to these great partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg

Juniata Veterinary Clinic

Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter

SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum

VP Racing Fuels

JDS Racing

Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop

Nathan Berry Beef Farm

Addicted2DirtPR.com

GO Lithium

Valvoline Pro-V Racing

Super Clean

Peterson Fluid Systems

Barnes Systems, Inc.

Quick Car

Kevin Nouse Designs

Sweet Manufacturing

BDR Racing Products

Beyea Headers

Swift Springs

Strange Oval

DMI – Diversified Machine, Inc.

Quarter Master

Hoosier Mid-Atlantic

Rocket Chassis

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides personal and powerful dirt motorsports public relations.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

We keep fans engaged with your story through our personalized press releases
We promote your marketing partners to give them the value they want for their investment
We increase driver & team visibility to reach more fans and potential marketing partners
We present the polished, professional image that marketing partners want representing them
We leverage our audience and business model to achieve all of the above

Visit our website, A2DPR.com, to learn more about us and follow along with the stories of our race teams!  

Follow A2D on Social Media!  We are @Addicted2DirtPR on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok!  Follow hashtag #TeamA2D!

And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you are always notified of our latest video features, recaps and stories for #TeamA2D! 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Berry Forced to End Super Late Model Season After Back to Back Weeks With Engine Issues

Team Will Enter Limited Late Model Division at the Butch Renninger Memorial

Port Royal, PA – August 31, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Austin Berry knew making the Lucas Oil Late Model Series Rumble by the River finale at his home track, Port Royal Speedway, would be challenging, especially given he was down on horsepower with his number two engine under the hood.

Racers don’t sit at home though.  They give it their all and work to find a way.

Maybe with the tough luck he has had this season he was due for a break and things would go his way.  You don’t know until you try.

DATE:  August 25, 2023

  • Event:  Rumble By the River Prelim
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  52 cars, Qualifying 22nd, Heat 8th (8), A-main 14th (22)

 

Momentary Optimism

A large, quality field of 52 super late model teams signed in to compete on the preliminary night of the two day Rumble by the River Lucas Oil Late Model event at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, August 25th.

Berry’s night started off with a good pill draw which put him 3rd in the qualifying order.  Traditionally an early qualifying opportunity provides the best track conditions.  Unfortunately, the combination of a horsepower shortage and a missed setup landed Berry 22nd of the 26 cars in his group.

The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86 lined up 8th for the heat race but couldn’t gain any track position and finished in the same spot.

Berry and the team continued to adjust and try to get better for the 25-lap main event.  Every position gained would improve their position for Saturday’s heat races and give them a shot at racing their way into the $50,000 to win finale.

Berry started 22nd in the A-main.  From the drop of the green he went right to work chipping his way forward and by lap seventeen he had moved into 14th.  The progress stalled there but it was a solid effort to recover from a poor qualifying run.

The sense of at least some relief was short-lived.  As Berry flashed under the checkered flag, his engine expired with a show of flames.

Instead of starting 5th in his heat race Saturday night, Berry was greeting fans and selling merchandise while his wounded race car sat 10 minutes away in his team’s race shop.

Up Next

With both of the team’s super late model engines sidelined, Berry will get an early start on his off-season work and 2024 preparation.  The team shared that they will make a change to their engine program by aligning with a different engine builder going forward.

Those conversations had already started prior to this weekend.”, Berry shared.

However, that doesn’t mean Berry will be sitting at home!  The team has secured a limited late model motor to compete in that division at this Saturday’s Butch Renninger Memorial at Port Royal Speedway.

News Coming Soon on PanCan Raffle Items and 2024 Season Kickoff Party Tickets

With the season coming to a close, Berry will be raffling off the team’s tail banner that has been used all season to cover the rear suspension of the car, plus his special edition Pancreatic Cancer Awareness racing gloves.  Details will be coming soon on how to enter.  All proceeds will go to charity.

In January, Austin Berry Racing will host their annual season kickoff party which features great food, prizes and a live band.  The popular event sold out last year with just over 300 fans attending.  It was a fun event for all who attended and a big success for the team.  Stay tuned for more information about that event in the coming months.

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19 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 10 top 15’s

 

Trivia Question

Last week’s trivia answer is you will find Austin Berry Racing on ALL of those platforms….TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and X (formerly Twitter)!

The team puts out a lot of great video content on YouTube and TikTok, plus goes live from the race shop almost every week.  You can also keep up with news, schedules, merchandise and even what his daughters are wearing to the race track by following the team’s Facebook page!  

 

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Austin Berry (86) races with Dylan Yoder (24) at Port Royal Speedway (photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

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Austin Berry Suffers Issues Late at Port Royal

Preparing to Take On Lucas Oil Late Model Tour This Weekend

Port Royal, PA – August 22, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Austin Berry has been in the top ten at three other racetracks since his last finish there at Port Royal Speedway.  It’s been a frustrating stretch.  He has logged a podium finish at Clinton County, a 9th at Selinsgrove and a 10th at Hagerstown since his 5th place run at The Speed Palace in early June.

On the bright side, it hasn’t been a result of major issues.  Berry will tell you they just haven’t been very good.  He and the team have been working hard to get the balance back in the car at the Juniata County, PA oval.  They had it earlier this season and they were moving forward each time they hit the track.  Now, they find themselves searching for the right combination.

  • Date:  August 5, 2023
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  32 cars, Qualifying 16th, Heat 4th (3), A-main 21st (16)

 

Average Start

Berry kicked off his night with a 16th place qualifying effort aboard The Tire Mart Tire Pros of Harrisburg, Juniata Veterinary Clinic, Berry’s Siding & Seamless Gutter, SRI Performance / Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, JDS Racing, Locust Hill Custom Butcher Shop, Nathan Berry Beef Farm, Addicted2DirtPR.com, GO Lithium, Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Super Clean, Rocket Chassis, Austin Berry Racing No.86.

With four heat races slated for the 32-car field, every finishing position in the heat races would be worth four starting spots in the feature event.  From his 3rd place starting spot in the fourth heat race, Berry was unable to gain ground and ultimately slipped one spot to a 4th place finish, handing him the 16th starting spot in the main event.  It was a disappointing scenario for the Mifflin, PA driver, who has been working from behind in similar situations most of the season at Port Royal Speedway.

Track Position

The competition is so close these days in super late model competition that track position often makes or breaks your night.  There are a dozen cars or more in the starting lineup at Port Royal every week that can win the race if they are able to earn the right starting spot to give themselves a shot.  Had Berry been able to earn a runner-up finish in his heat, he would have likely started inside the top ten and had a much better chance at a top five finish.  From 16th, he would likely spend half the race working his way into the top ten, then wouldn’t have the tires left to gain more positions.

In the 25-lap A-main,  Berry was mired around 14th for a large part of the race, then climbed into the 13th spot and appeared to be building some forward momentum in for the final ten laps when an engine issue arose bringing an abrupt end to his run.

It has been a trying season for Berry, who didn’t have words for the latest setback he and his team will need to manage.