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Hartlaub’s Breakout Performance: Five Top-Ten Finishes in PA Speedweek, 410 Rookie Earns Top-Five in Points

Selinsgrove, PA – July 10, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Consider these facts.  Before the 2024 Pennsylvania Speedweek, Kody Hartlaub had fewer than 30 races under his belt in a winged 410 sprint car.  Nearly a dozen of those were before this season and had been scattered randomly, providing no real consistent learning opportunity.  

Hartlaub’s 410 starts had all been made at four different tracks.  On just six occasions the East Berlin, PA driver raced a 410 sprint car on back-to-back nights and never more than that.

On June 29th, Hartlaub embarked on ten straight nights of racing known as Pennsylvania Speedweek.  Oh and, did we mention he has a day job?  It would be a grind like he had never faced before and it would include three tracks he had never raced before at any level.

A rookie can’t become a veteran in ten days but it is certainly possible for a rookie to learn a ton and take a giant step forward, assuming he or she is up to the task.  It certainly appears Hartlaub was up to it.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 28, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 1
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA  
  • Stats:  34 cars, Group B Qualifying 5th, Heat 2nd (2), A-main 16th (9)

DATE:  June 30, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 3
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  BAPS Motor Speedway, York Haven, PA  
  • Stats:  36 cars, Group A Qualifying 1st, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 10th (6)
 DATE:  July 1, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 4
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA 
  • Stats:  36 cars, Group B Qualifying 5th, Heat 1st (2), A-main 3rd (1)
 DATE:  July 2, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 5
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA
  • Stats:  24 cars, Qualifying 6th, Heat 2nd (1), A-main 9th (9)
 DATE:  July 3, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 6
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  39 cars, Group B Qualifying 14th, Heat 8th (8), B-main 8th (11)
DATE:  July 4, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 7
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD
  • Stats:  31 cars, Qualifying 4th, Heat 1st (1), A-main 8th (5)
DATE:  July 5, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 8
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  32 cars, Group B Qualifying 8th, Heat 4th (3), A-main 14th (15)
DATE:  July 6, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 9
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  39 cars, Group A Qualifying 7th, Heat 7th (3), B-main 4th (1), A-main 20th (24)
DATE:  July 7, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 10
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA
  • Stats:  23 cars, Qualifying 2nd, Heat 1st (1), A-main 8th (1)

OPENING VOLLEY

The opening weekend of the 2024 edition of PA Speedweek was scheduled for the three tracks where Hartlaub had the most experience:  Williams Grove, Lincoln, and BAPS Motor Speedways.  That was a plus for the Littlestown, PA native.

On opening night, Hartlaub posted the 5th quickest time in Group B and a 2nd place finish in his heat race, providing himself with a starting spot inside the top ten.  He slid backward a little but still posted a very respectable 16th-place finish.  

Hartlaub noted before Speedweek that he was still learning the intense pace of a 410 feature and acknowledged how even the smallest mistake can cost a driver multiple positions.  It was obvious as Speedweek unfolded that held true on a few occasions for him.

After Saturday night’s action was rained out at Lincoln Speedway, the series moved to BAPS Motor Speedway where Hartlaub grabbed everyone’s attention by ripping off the fastest lap of the night in qualifying.  He kept the momentum up with a 3rd place finish in his heat race and a top-ten finish in the A-main.

Monday night at Lincoln Speedway, his home track, Hartlaub showed he had the experience he needed there to compete.  He qualified 5th quick, won his heat race, and finished 3rd in the feature.

UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY

At this point in the week, Hartlaub was 6th in points and it appeared he would be a factor in PA Speedweek, but would the next phase of the series on unfamiliar turf tell a different story for the 410 rookie?

Hartlaub seemed to answer that question quickly Tuesday night at Grandview Speedway when he clocked in 6th quickest overall and claimed a runner-up finish in his heat race.  He didn’t falter in the A-main either, bringing home a 9th-place finish.  It might have been the night some folks, if they weren’t already, became believers.

Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday took a little wind out of Hartlaub’s sails.  Although he had a few laps under his belt at ‘The Speed Palace’, they weren’t much to go on and they came in different cars.  He qualified 14th in Group B and finished 8th in his heat, both low points of the week thus far.

The team corrected a left front shock issue after the heat race which made the car better for the B-main but it wasn’t enough and Hartlaub’s night ended in 8th place in the consolation race.

Thursday was a new day.  Hartlaub shook off the disappointing night and rolled south to Hagerstown, MD for night seven of PA Speedweek.  Again he faced a new track and again he impressed immediately.

Hartlaub qualified 4th quickest overall and took the win in his heat race over Anthony Macri who started alongside the Trone No.39 on the front row.  

The qualifying efforts earned the 5th starting spot for Hartlaub in the 30-lap finale.  Although he lost a few spots, an 8th-place finish was a great result under the circumstances.

The run also put Hartlaub in 5th in the PA Speedweek point standings with three races remaining.

BRING IT HOME

Back on more familiar turf Friday night a Williams Grove, Hartlaub turned in a respectable lap that put him 8th fastest in Group B.  A 4th place finish in his heat race put him 15th in the starting lineup for the $20,000-to-win Mitch Smith Memorial.  

Hartlaub dropped back as far as 17th in the early going but rebounded for a 14th-place finish.

The remaining two races at Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways would test Hartlaub to hang on to a top-five points position.  As documented, Port Royal was the lone blemish on his week thus far and Selinsgrove would be another brand-new facility for him.

Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, Hartlaub showed improvement over his previous outing there by clicking off the 7th-best lap in Group A qualifying to earn the 3rd starting spot in his heat race.  Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned in that qualifying race and he slid backwards to a 7th place finish.

Hartlaub recovered by transferring to the feature through the B-main with a 4th-place finish.  After starting 24th, he went the full 30 laps to record a 20th-place finish.  It was a small victory for Hartlaub, who had never been able to get a full night under his belt at the Juniata County Fairgrounds oval.

By the time the series reached Sunday’s finale at Selinsgrove Speedway, there was probably no reason for anyone to be surprised when Hartlaub qualified 2nd quick overall in his first competitive laps ever on the track.  There’s a chance there were raised eyebrows though when he backed it up by winning his heat race.

In the redraw, Hartlaub pulled the pole.  He raced inside the top five until nearly the halfway mark, then slipped a couple of spots to wind up 8th in the final rundown.  It was his 5th top-ten finish in nine Speedweek races and it was his 8th top-ten finish in his last twelve races in the Trone Outdoor No.39.

Hartlaub earned 5th in the final series points.  He also earned a lot of respect and numerous fans in the process.  

It’s going to be a fun second half of 2024 to watch and no one will be surprised when Hartlaub parks the No.39 in victory lane.  The only question is when and where will it happen.

“Pennsylvania Speedweek was ten days of pure hard work and dedication to a sport we all love. I had the opportunity to race at three new tracks and keep learning this 410 thing. Overall I consider this a great week with 1 quick time, 3 heat race wins, and 5 top-ten feature finishes.”, Hartlaub commented.

“With this being my rookie 410 season there is always room for improvement but I am super proud to finish 5th overall in Speedweek points. I want to thank John Trone, Kevin Frey, Barry Jacobs, Kevin And Stacy Hartlaub, Pat Brewer, Audrey Hartlaub, Austin Funk, Justin Reece, Patrick McCole, Mike McDonald, Jimmy O’Brien, Jessica O’Brien, and everyone else who helped this entire week.”

“I also want to send a huge thank you to our partners who make this all possible:  Trone Outdoor, J Fuels, Brewer Home Improvements, Moose Blocks, Bigham Appraisals, T&N Solutions and Griffith Plumbing Services.  My partners have stuck with me through this transition and I greatly appreciate that.”

UP NEXT

Hartlaub and the Trone Outdoor No.39 team will return to their regular weekly cadence this week, competing at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night July 12th and Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, July 13th.

SEASON STATS

29 races, 0 wins, 3 top 5’s, 10 top 10’s, 19 top 15’s, 25 top 20

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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Kody Hartlaub and crew chief Kevin Frey discuss qualifying approach during PA Speedweek (Photo Credit: Addicted2Dirt PR)
Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

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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
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Reinhardt’s Pennsylvania Speedweek Cut Short

Bechtelsville, PA – July 9, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

The weather in Central Pennsylvania wasn’t the only thing that was too hot during PA Speedweek. Kyle Reinhardt battled engine overheating issues two nights in a row before cutting his week short to avoid hurting the engine.  

Prior to the unfortunate issues, Reinhardt was headed for a career-best Speedweek points finish.

Entering the second half of the ten-race series, Reinhardt sat 6th in the point standings.  

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  July 2, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 6
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA  
  • Stats:  39 cars, Group B Qualifying 9th, Heat 5th (5), A-main 15th (18)

DATE:  July 2, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 7
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD  
  • Stats:  31 cars, Qualifying 18th, Heat 5th (6), A-main 15th (15)

DATE:  July 2, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 8
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA  
  • Stats:  32 cars, Group A Qualifying 9th, Heat 7th (5), B-main DNS/11th (6)

TOO HOT

Wednesday night at Port Royal Speedway, a place that has been challenging in recent years, Reinhardt’s qualifying lap ranked him 9th in Group B and put him 5th on the starting grid for his heat race.  With the top five transferring to the A-main, it put the New Oxford, PA driver in good position to make the show.

Reinhardt got the job done, finishing 5th and transferring to the feature.  He went on to move forward a few spots and finish 15th in the 30-lap finale.  

The following night the series visited Hagerstown Speedway, a track Reinhardt said he looks forward to racing each year when the sprint cars make their lone annual visit.

Reinhardt qualified 18th at the Maryland half-mile and logged another heat race finish of 5th to transfer to the A-main once again.

Despite managing an engine that was running hot during Thursday’s show, Reinhardt made it through the 30-lap feature to record a 15th-place finish.

Friday night Speedweek action returned to Williams Grove Speedway where Reinhardt had logged a top ten finish a week earlier in the Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Coors Banquet Beer, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91.

His qualifying result was on par with the week before but he battled an overheating engine again in his heat race, slipping back two spots to a 7th place finish.

Reinhardt was forced to make the tough call to end his week before the B-main took to the track.  

“Hate to have to pull the plug on our week but I just can’t afford to hurt this engine and my other engine is currently getting freshened. I want to thank David, Mike, Kent, and Chris for all their hard work and efforts this week.”, Reinhardt said.

I think we made better improvements with the car but I think we were being held back with engine issues during the week. Definitely disappointing to end early after such a grueling effort all week long.

UP NEXT

Reinhardt had already planned to take a break in his schedule after Speedweek.  That break now becomes a must while he gets his engines back in race-ready condition before the World of Outlaws’ summer swing through Central Pennsylvania.

The Neptune City, NJ native plans to complete with the Outlaws at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 24th and Williams Grove Speedway on July 26th and 27th. 

SEASON STATS

23 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5’s, 8 top 10’s, 15 top 15’s, 18 top 20

Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA.  Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in.  Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

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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!

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E-Z-GO Golf Cars

Henry’s Wrecker Service

Maxim Chassis

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Rider Racing Engines

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As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  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!

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Tony Jackson to Step Away From 410 Sprint Car Competition While Focusing on Super Sportsman and Family

Newville, PA – July 3, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Effective immediately, Tony Jackson has made the decision to step away from 410 Sprint Car Racing in the Scott Hess Racing no. 88 for the time being. While he will vacate the seat of the 410, Jackson will continue to drive for the team in the Super Sportsman ranks.

“I’m not quitting by any means, but I have some vacation planned and this is a good time to take a step back and take a breather” said Jackson, “We already kind of had a break planned, but this is a good time to try and reevaluate our program and see if we can’t get ourselves back on track as a team.”

Most recently, Jackson scored an 18th place finish on Friday during the Pennsylvania Speedweek opener for the team at Williams Grove Speedway, but failed to qualify for the A-main at BAPS on Sunday after finishing 14th in a B-main,

“When you have so much success in one division and then you go to the next one you expect to get your butt kicked,” said Jackson. “But when you go to a place where I’ve had so much success in BAPS and frankly just struggle, as a driver knowing we have the equipment and knowledge, it really weighs on you and that’s where I’m at.”

Following Jackson’s decision to step away from the 410 Sprint Car, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Lance Dewease piloted the car at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night. Putting a veteran driver like Dewease in the car allowed for the team to gauge any potential issues that may be plaguing the rookie upstart 410 Sprint Car operation.

Dewease qualified 19th quickest out of 24 cars in attendance with a fastest lap of 13.020 seconds, before finishing sixth in a heat race to earn the 16th starting position for the A-main. He then advanced two positions in the feature to finish 14th.

Car owner Scott Hess appreciates Dewease stepping in for the night and believes the insight the veteran provided could be essential in the team’s future in the 410 ranks.

“I wish Tony was driving the car, but having the opportunity to put Lance in the car really came at the last minute and we figured he could maybe tell us what we’ve been doing wrong,” said Hess. “It took all of warmups and time trials for Lance to diagnose a throttle issue that may have been hurting us most the season in terms of speed and I can’t thank him enough for stepping in and lending a hand in a pinch.”

Jackson added that he was also grateful for the advice and knowledge Dewease provided.

“Lance is one of the best to ever do this deal, so having him in the car for a night or so was a no brainer in terms of helping us figure things out,” said Jackson. “He didn’t come in looking to take my ride and I was rooting for the team to do well and maybe find something. I wouldn’t say the results were what we hoped for, but the team learned from it and that’s what needs to happen to get us going.”

Hess emphasized that Jackson was still his driver, and he believes firmly in the talent the rookie upstart has. He noted that he was currently preparing the Sportsman for Jackson to run on Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway and that any future plans for Jackson in the 410 would fully be in the hands of Jackson himself. He also added that there might be future opportunities for Dewease to run the car for a handful of shows if his schedule permitted.

“Look, I started this deal up because I believed in Tony and I still believe in Tony,” said Hess. “We’ve been friends for quite a while and coming off winning a ton of races in the Sportsman, I’m not sure any of us imagined just how hard this would be to break into the 410 ranks. “

“I want to be sure Tony’s heart is in this and I want to make sure I’m doing what’s best for me and our sponsors and Tony regarding his family and career. Hopefully we can win a bunch of Sportsman races together and maybe Tony decides he wants to get back in the 410. If not, we’ll give Lance a few more cracks at things and we’ll just kind of play it by ear going forward.”

For Jackson, he’s incredibly grateful for all that Hess has done for him and continues to do for him and He’ll continue to strive for wins and success no matter what division he’s competing in.

“I just want to get back to having fun and competing for wins,” he said. “I put a lot of pressure on myself and Scott has kept telling me not to do that and just go out and drive relaxed. We’ll take some time for the family, try and win a few Sportsman shows, and the goal is to get back in the 410 and hopefully be better because of it.”

SEASON STATS24 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5, 2 top 10’s, 6 top 15’s, 12 top 20’s

UP NEXT – Saturday, July 6th at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA 

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

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!  

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Reinhardt Heating Up With Podium, Two Top 10’s During Early PA Speedweek Action

Bechtelsville, PA – July 3, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

The first three months of the 2024 season were trying for Kyle Reinhardt.  After a career-best 410 sprint car season in 2023 in which he recorded three wins and thirty top-ten finishes in sixty one races, the Neptune City, NJ native expected to pick up where he left off when he opened the new season.

It hasn’t worked out that way.  The first dozen races resulted in just three top ten finishes, the best being a 7th.

The car that had been so good to him last year got dinged a bit late in the year and it just wasn’t the same after repairs were made over the winter.  As Pennsylvania Speedweek approached, Reinhardt pulled out a fresh frame and things started to improve.  Then during the opening weekend of Speedweek, Chris Shuttlesworth rejoined the team to turn the wrenches.

Now, four races into the Speedweek series, he has clicked off three top ten finishes, including a podium at BAPS Motor Speedway in the Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Coors Banquet Beer, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 28, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 1
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA  
  • Stats:  34 cars, Group B Qualifying 8th, Heat 3rd (3), A-main 10th (14)

DATE:  June 30, 2024

  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 3
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  BAPS Motor Speedway, York Haven, PA  
  • Stats:  36 cars, Group B Qualifying 4th, Heat 1st (1), A-main 3rd (1)
 DATE:  July 1, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 4
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA 
  • Stats:  36 cars, Group B Qualifying 13th, Heat 4th (7), A-main 13th (14)
 DATE:  July 2, 2024
  • Event:  PA Speedweek – Night 5
  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Location:  Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA
  • Stats:  24 cars, Qualifying 17th, Heat 5th (6), A-main 8th (14)

BACK ON TRACK

On opening night of PA Speedweek at Williams Grove, Reinhardt qualified 8th in Group B and logged a 3rd place finish in his heat race, putting him 14th on the grid for the main event.  

The night’s finale was a confidence-builder for Reinhardt.  Despite getting crossed up early and slipping back as far as 18th, he drove back to a 10th-place finish by the end of the night.

Saturday night’s event at Lincoln Speedway rained out just after time trials, sending the series on to night three at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Everything clicked for Reinhardt on Sunday night.  He timed 4th quick in Group B and went on to lead every lap to win his heat.  

Drawing the pole for the feature certainly isn’t a bad thing, although it may have worked against Reinhardt Sunday.  The high side was the fast way around BAPS Motor Speedway and he was lining up on the low side.  

At the completion of lap one, Reinhardt had settled into third and was working to reel Danny Dietrich and Anthony Macri in.  When the dust settled after thirty laps, the top trio remained the same.  It was Reinhardt’s first podium of the season.

Back at Lincoln on Monday night with 36 teams on hand, Reinhardt qualified 13th in Group B, then pushed forward to a 4th place finish in his heat race after starting 7th.  He went on to log a 13th place finish in the A-main.

On night five of PA Speedweek at Grandview Speedway, Reinhardt’s night got off to a tough start.  He timed 17th overall and finished 5th in his heat race.  

It was in the feature that Reinhardt bounced back.  Showing that he made the right adjustments, he advanced six spots to an 8th place finish.

“We are finding speed and consistency this week.  We’re looking forward to continuing to build on that.”, Reinhardt said.

UP NEXT

Reinhardt currently sits 6th in the PA Speedweek points with five races remaining.

  • Wed 7/3 – Port Royal Speedway
  • Thu 7/4 – Hagerstown Speedway
  • Fri 7/5 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sat 7/6 – Port Royal Speedway
  • Sun 7/7 – Selinsgrove Speedway

SEASON STATS

20 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5’s, 8 top 10’s, 13 top 15’s, 16 top 20

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ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA.  Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in.  Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

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Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

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!

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

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Kody Hartlaub Leads Laps, Continues To Build Momentum in Trone 39

Abbottstown, PA – June 27, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Kody Hartlaub opened up the month of June with two top-ten finishes for his new team, the Trone Outdoors No.39.

As the month moved on and headed towards the annual summer tradition that is Pennsylvania Speedweek, the most grueling test his team would face this season, Hartlaub and crew chief Kevin Frey were focused on continuing to fine-tune the details that would make the East Berlin driver more comfortable and further improve the team’s performance.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 14, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  19 cars, Heat 5th (7), A-main 16th (9)

 

DATE:  June 15, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Stats:  26 cars, Heat 2nd (4), A-main 7th (6)

 

DATE:  June 21, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  25 cars, Heat 3rd (2), A-main 9th (8)

 

DATE:  June 22, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Stats:  18 cars, Qualifying 3rd, Heat 1st (1), A-main 4th (1)

CONTINUING CONSISTENCY

At Williams Grove Speedway on June 14th, Hartlaub moved forward in his heat race and started inside the top ten in the main event.  

The night had the makings of another top ten, however Hartlaub slipped back a few spots out of the top ten in the early going, then late in the race the night took a turn for the worse when he got caught up in someone else’s accident.  The damage ended his night early with a 16th-place finish.

The following night at Lincoln Speedway Hartlaub again moved forward in his heat race, capturing a runner-up finish and securing the 6th starting spot in the A-main.

Hartlaub charged toward the front in the early going, climbing as high as 2nd on lap nine.  He slipped back, outside of the top five at the midpoint of the race and ultimately finished 7th.

CHEMISTRY

The June 21st & 22nd weekend brought the final tune-up races at Williams Grove and Lincoln before Speedweek.  At ‘The Grove’ Hartlaub recorded another top-ten finish, a 9th in the final rundown.

Saturday’s race at Lincoln may have been the most telling and most valuable of Hartlaub’s first eight races in the Trone 39.  He qualified 3rd quickest in the field and went on to win his heat race, but it was the A-main that provided the most valuable experience.

Hartlaub took command of the race from the pole position and remained out front for the first 24 laps of the 30-lap affair.  He kept names like Wagaman, Rahmer, and Bollinger behind him.

As the race entered its final ten laps, Hartlaub was holding nearly a straightaway lead, navigating lapped traffic smoothly.  With six laps remaining, he attempted to slide a lapped car that was racing in his preferred line but he couldn’t complete the pass.

Another attempt two corners later was the decision Hartlaub would later regret.  The slide job killed his momentum and allowed Matt Campbell to close the gap and get by for the lead.  The sequence not only stole his momentum, it also took him out of his rhythm and cost him two more spots in the final three laps to officially finish 4th.

“I know what I would do differently next time.”, Hartlaub said of the late-race decision that cost him the lead.  “Inexperience bit me.  Lesson learned.”

“I’m disappointed we didn’t get the win tonight but I can’t be unhappy about how we have been running only eight races in.  We’re all working really well together, we’re competitive, we’re getting better every week, and we’re having fun.”

With a solid first month in the seat of the Trone No.39, Hartlaub appears ready to embark on the PA Speedweek journey.  He heads into Speedweek having logged five top-ten finishes in his first eight starts aboard the Trone 39.  

“We have got a really good chemistry in the shop and at the track.  There has been great communication and collaboration.  Kevin and I are working well together, making decisions together, and everyone involved has settled into their roles.”, Hartlaub added.

“As far as in the seat, I was worried about time trialing coming into the season because that was something we didn’t do much in 358’s and I knew it was something I would need to get good at to be competitive in a 410.  Racing twice every weekend, many of them time trial shows has helped me tremendously.  Not only with qualifying but with racing in general.  Nothing beats seat time.”

“I take the history of this sport seriously, so being able to drive the Trone 39, which is an iconic car especially here in PA, means a lot to me and I’m going to work hard to keep this car at the front of the field for as long as I have the opportunity.”

UP NEXT

Hartlaub and team will tackle all ten nights of this year’s edition of the annual summer series.

  • Fri 6/28 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sat 6/29 – Lincoln Speedway
  • Sun 6/30 – BAPS Motor Speedway
  • Mon 7/1 – Lincoln Speedway
  • Tue 7/2 – Grandview Speedway
  • Wed 7/3 – Port Royal Speedway
  • Thu 7/4 – Hagerstown Speedway
  • Fri 7/5 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sat 7/6 – Port Royal Speedway
  • Sun 7/7 – Selinsgrove Speedway

SEASON STATS

20 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5’s, 6 top 10’s, 14 top 15’s, 18 top 20

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!
 

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SPECIAL THANKS

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

 PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners. 

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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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!  

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Kyle Keen Prepares for First 410 PA Sprint Speedweek Competition

Port Royal, PA – June 26, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Kyle Keen has been grinding through the first half of his first full 410 sprint car season, racing as often as possible to gain experience and shorten the learning curve.

Central PA is not the shallow end of the pool when it comes to sprint car racing, so the journey has required a lot of patience and the ability to recognize progress isn’t measured by finishing position.

The upcoming Pennsylvania Speedweek will be another opportunity and test for the 410 rookie.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 21, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  25 cars, Group 3 Qualifying 6th, Heat 6th (6), A-main 20th (18)

DATE:  June 22, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  28 cars, Qualifying 14th, Heat 6th (5), A-main 16th (17)

WEEKEND RECAP

Before we get to Keen’s Speedweek plans, let’s take a quick look back at the recent weekend.

As he has been almost every weekend this season, Keen signed in at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night and Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

While the finishes may not draw headlines, Keen has been getting more and more comfortable in the Fine Line Auto Body, Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers, Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net, Shetron Trailers, Heishman Racing Fuels, DL Lehman Construction, Fuel Ox No.17k.

Friday night at ‘The Grove’, Keen made his 6th consecutive A-main and 10th in his first 14 attempts.  

Saturday night at ‘The Speed Palace’, Keen qualified 14th in the field of 28, timing better than several veteran teams.  He then went on to navigate a tough A-main and survive for a 16th-place finish.

The key takeaway is this:  along the way, Keen is making shows and giving himself the chance to make as many laps as possible.  Every lap is valuable seat time that provides experience.  This is the year to learn and build a notebook for the future.

“I think the season so far has gone as expected. We’ve been getting humbled every week, but every week we keep on getting just a tick better. Last week was a big step for us as we qualified what we felt like was pretty well with the competition that is at port Royal right now. We out-qualified some veteran guys and I think that says a lot about how far we’ve come with the car, but as you look ahead you see how far we still have to go to be in the top 5.”, Keen shared.

“Nothing we have done on the track has been super sexy like you get with some of the younger kids that show up and jump in and go race. We’ve had to start from scratch with me as a driver and with a completely new 410 program and it’s taking time to learn the ropes of this deal. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. We keep on grinding every week, and every week we find something we could have been better at and get just that little bit much better. I’m excited for the future of this program. Do I think it’s going to take time? Absolutely. Will it be worth it? Without a doubt.” 

The upcoming Pennsylvania Speedweek will be the toughest series of races Keen has tackled in a 410 sprint car yet.  He sees it as another opportunity to learn and he’s ready for the challenge.

“Right now the priority is figuring out how to race well. We are piecing together the night on the front end, but right now we are struggling with the features. These guys are on it from the time they roll the car out of the trailer. I’m excited for when we get to that point. I really want to grow this team into a professional-looking operation with results to match. I’m excited to get there and can’t thank all of our partners who help us get to where we need to be.”, Keen said with a clear tone of determination and anticipation in his voice.

UP NEXT

Keen will tackle five nights of the upcoming Speedweek.  He will kick it off this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Speedweek opener.

Below is Kyle Keen Motorsports’ planned Speedweek schedule.

  • Fri 6/28 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sun 6/30 – BAPS Motor Speedway
  • Wed 7/3 – Port Royal Speedway
  • Fri 7/5 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sat 7/6 – Port Royal Speedway

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR:  1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

410 SPRINT CAR:  15 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s, 10 top 20’s

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Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

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SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  These 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

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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!  

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Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Set to Take on Four Nights of Racing During Annual PA Speedweek

Newville, PA – June 26, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing are set to tackle four nights of racing as part of the 2024 Pennsylvania Speedweek series. The team will compete in a pair of events at Williams Grove Speedway (Friday, June 28th and Friday, July 5th) along with stops at BAPS Motor Speedway (Sunday, June 30th) and Hagerstown Speedway (Thursday, July 4th).

The ultra-competitive series spans 10 days at seven different facilities and guarantees a minimum of $ 10,000 to win for all events. In addition to the winner’s share of race day payouts, there is a large series point fund along with a multitude of contingency prizes up for grabs at each event.

With most of Pennsylvania’s best competitors expected to at least compete in a handful of events and many outside invaders looking to cash in on the fun, Jackson and Hess will have their hands full in their rookie crack at the legendary series.

“I think Speedweek is a cool deal and it’s a good opportunity to get some laps and run for some good money,” said Jackson. “Obviously as the 10 days go on, more and more cars will be showing up, so it’s going to be a learning experience and the goal will be to get in the show at each track we head to.”

Jackson enters the historic series with some momentum on his side, as he scored a career-best second-place finish two weeks ago in 410 Sprint Car competition at ‘The Grove’ during a night that saw the Newville, PA native win a heat race and lead 20 laps of the A-main.

It’s confidence from a run like that that has Jackson anxious for what Speedweek presents. 

“Anytime you can lead some laps and contend for wins, you’ve got to feel good about what you’re doing and how you’re progressing,” he said. “We’re starting to figure out Williams Grove a bit and going forward it’s going to be the bulk of our attention in the 410. I’m looking forward to two nights there and hopefully building on the gains we’ve made in qualifying and heats.”

Along with a familiar stop at BAPS, which is a place Jackson has won several times in winged and wingless sportsman competition, the team will make a trip to a bit of a wildcard in Hagerstown. 

Traditionally more of a late model staple in the Central PA and Maryland racing community, the track can often throw curveballs and bring about unique winners during the series. Jackson is no different than most, as he’s only ever competed twice at the Maryland facility, picking up a win in wingless sportsman action along the way.

“We’ve had Hagerstown circled all year as we’ve got some good sponsors out that way and this gives us a chance to let them see us closer to home and hopefully, we can represent them well,” said Jackson. “Hagerstown can be slick, so it’s tough to know how our program will stack up there. I have won there once before, so I guess that’s on our side. We’re going to go in with an open mind, make some good laps, and hopefully at the end of the night we’ll be talking about a feature run.”

SEASON STATS

21 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5, 2 top 10’s, 5 top 15’s, 10 top 20’s

UP NEXT

Friday, June 28th at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA, Sunday, June 30th at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., Thursday, July 4th at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD, Friday, July 5th at Williams Grove Speedway.

Follow news about Tony Jackson at  A2DPR.com/latest-news

Follow the team on Facebook at Scott Hess Racing- Tony Jackson

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

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K&H Suspension

Dellinger’s Auto Body

Chamberlin and Wingert Sanitary Services

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Rider Racing Engines

Godfrey Racing Engines

Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

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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Cappetta Puts Together Another Top 10 Night; Always Room for Improvement

Abbottstown, PA – June 26, 2024

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

The night started with a decent pill draw for Cappetta, putting her on the front row for the start of her heat race, “In the heat race felt good. It didn’t make much of a difference if I won versus finishing second, I’m just glad we could stay up front.”

Cappetta lined up on the outside of the front row for the feature on Saturday night, her best starting position of the season. There was a caution on the initial start, which meant the field lined up for a complete restart, “I was grateful for the second start because the first one was worse, but the motor stumbled on both starts.” Saturday was a scorcher and the heat and high temperatures played a big factor in the fuel system which is likely what caused the motor to act up. Despite the solid starting spot the feature was a frustrating one for Cappetta, “I couldn’t keep the car under me. If I would try to hit the bottom the car would skate up the track and I had my wing in the trunk by lap three.” Another piece of the puzzle that did not help things is the inconsistency of the tires, “it doesn’t allow for the right stagger for setups.”

“It sucks starting on the front row and then going backward like that. Every restart killed me because of the motor stumble and when I would try to slow the car down the motor stumble would kick in.” After 20 laps Cappetta crossed the line eighth, “If we would have stayed green I feel like we could have put together a top-five run. It just wasn’t our night, but I have to remind myself that we are still having a really good season compared to the last two.”

Another thing to factor into Saturday is that Cappetta and the entire race team worked all day, from 5:30 am to getting the car back to the stop after the car wash, “The team worked through the heat and we were all tired at the end of the night, but I couldn’t do it without them.”

Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Saturday, June 13 at 7 PM

Season Stats

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5s, 3 top 10s, 1 top 15s

Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

ASHLEY CAPPETTA RACING

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Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

 

Gettysburg Trading Post

Mike’s Towing & Recovery

Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover

Stoner’s Auction

JZ Construction

Jersey Mike’s of Hanover

Snelbecker Electric

Chris’s Coins Antiques & Collectibles

Iron Horse Trains

Republican Club of Hanover

Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

Brenneman Painting

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to all our 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] 

Newlin Records 358 Podium Finish at Grove, Takes On Port Royal in 410

Port Royal, PA – June 25, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Zach Newlin finally got to put a long-awaited two-race weekend under his belt for the first time during the 2024 season.  He has had plenty of those in the past during his successful 305 and 358 sprint car days but when you are working to build your own 410 sprint car team, they don’t come as easily or frequently.

Friday and Saturday he doubled-up with the Mansberger Motorsports 358 and his own 410 sprint car to get some quality seat time.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 21, 2024

  • Class:  358 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Quick Stats:  29 cars, Heat 4th (4), A-main 3rd (1)
 

DATE:  June 22, 2024

  • Class:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  28 cars, Qualifying 26th, Heat 9th (9), B-main 5th (8), A-main 23rd (23)

 

SO CLOSE

Friday night Newlin returned to the seat of the Mansberger Motorsports 358 sprint car for his 5th race of the year in the No.21m.  After starting the season with a runner-up finish, the team has battled bad draws, incidents, and handling issues as they have worked to get back to racing at the front of the pack.

Newlin kicked off the night by claiming a 4th place finish in his heat race, which was all he needed to put his team in the redraw.  

For a change, luck worked in Newlin’s favor and put him on the pole for the 25-lap Summer Series main event.

From the drop of the green, Newlin found himself in 2nd and chasing leader Adam Carberry.  Numerous times throughout the event the Millerstown, PA native pressured the leader but it seemed each time he was about to strike, the caution lights would come on.

Newlin tried a final charge in the closing laps but jumped the cushion and packed his right side wheels with mud.  Doug Hammaker took advantage of the opportunity to slip by, dropping Newlin to a 3rd-place finish.

“Those cautions sure didn’t help us tonight.  Seemed like every time I would catch Adam (Carberry) and be ready to challenge for the lead the yellow would come out.”, Newlin said of the podium run.

“I could catch him (Carberry) on entry but he was a little better off the corner than I was.  After the late caution, I knew I didn’t have many laps left, so I went to the cushion to try to build up some momentum for one last shot but that bit me.  I got over the cushion and packed some mud in the wheel.  That gave Doug (Hammaker) the chance to get under me.”

“I have to give a shout-out to my daughter for pulling the pole in the redraw.  We haven’t had much luck pulling pills this year, so it was nice to have a little luck for a change!”

DIALING IT IN

Newlin made his second appearance of the season and second in a row with his family-owned 410 sprint car at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

In his debut the week before, Newlin experienced electrical or ignition issues that hampered his efforts to begin to build a notebook for the Ron’s RV Sales, Butler Hill Maple Farm, Tuscarora Roofing, Dillman Hauling No.11z.

Although the team thought they had found the issue from the previous week, Newlin’s night got off to a tough start when the issue resurfaced.   As a result, he ranked 26th after qualifying and finished 9th in his heat. 

In the B-main things began to turn around.  Newlin charged from 8th to 5th by lap two and survived a restart after a caution to claim a transfer spot and put his bright green No.11z in its first A-main of the season.

Newlin exited the feature event after just seven laps when the problem returned.  He was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

“The caution in the B-main probably saved me.  The car started having issues again but it settled down during the caution and then ran well after that.”, Newlin commented.

“Unfortunately it started happening again early in the A-main.  We will get it figured out in the shop this week.”

UP NEXT

This weekend Newlin will climb back into the seat of the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m 358 sprint car Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Newlin said the team will sit out of the upcoming Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speedweek.

“We’re not equipped for time trial shows right now.  The engine we’re running is down on horsepower compared to most of these guys.  We have to be smart about when and where we race to get the most laps to develop our notebook and our program.”, Newlin shared.  

Stay tuned to Zach’s social media outlets listed below to be the first to know when schedule updates are posted!  

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Ron’s RV Sales

Here at Ron’s RV Sales, I am passionate about a pleasant buying experience.  No pressure or pushy salesmen, just a regular guy doing what he loves to do.  Please stop in to say “Hi” & check out my inventory. — Ron

Visit Ron’s RV Sales Facebook page, give Ron a call at (717) 348-4520, or stop by to see him at 349 Industrial Park Road Mifflintown, PA.  Be sure to thank him for supporting racing!

Marketing partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 season!

Zach Newlin Racing can be contacted at [email protected].

Learn more about Zach Newlin at:  A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at:  A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook:  Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter:  Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing

Zach Newlin guides his new family-owned 410 sprint car to staging at Port Royal Speedway (Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Zach Newlin wheeled the Mansberger Motorsports 358 sprint car to a podium finish at Williams Grove Speedway after challenging for the lead multiple times. (Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

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

THANKS TO ZACH’S PARTNERS! 

Ron’s RV Sales

Butler Hill Maple Farm

Tuscarora Roofing Co.

Dillman Hauling

Wintergreen Window Cleaning

Christine Booher, Realtor

Safety-Kleen

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

The Podium Awards

Nesbit Innovations

Deimler Chiropractic

Your Dry Basement

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!  These 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]

Cappetta Looking Ahead; Putting Tough Weekend Behind Her

Abbottstown, PA – June 14, 2024

by Emily Winslow / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Saturday night’s Elijah Hawkins Memorial at Lincoln Speedway was not the best night of the season for Cappetta and the team, but Ashley looks at the night as a learning experience and an opportunity to regroup and make adjustments for the next race.

“The pill draw wasn’t terrible but it was enough to put me in the back of the heat race.” Track conditions did not help Cappetta’s efforts to move forward in her heat, “The track was really dry by the time we went out. Turns 1 and 2 were really slick and you had to hit the bottom of the corner just right.” Cappetta lined up sixth for the heat race and finished fourth, one spot shy of the redraw, “I made a two-car pass in the first turn and then settled in. I was hoping to make the invert but with the way the track was it was hard to get up to where we needed to be.” 

Ashley lined up 15th for the start of the feature, “On the initial start I got up to 13th after passing two cars in the first turn.” Unfortunately for Cappetta, the initial start was called back and the complete restart did not go as well, “On the second start I got shuffled back and got stuck behind someone. I had a lot of wheel spin off the turns and the car wasn’t good enough to move ahead.” Anytime Cappetta would get up to pass someone they would pass her back coming off turn 4. Cappetta continued to have pain in her hand and it amped up during the feature, “Overall it really wasn’t a good night, but the team will make some adjustments for the next race and regroup and work to do better.” Ashley crossed the line 16th to close out the 20-lap feature. 

After starting off the season strong Cappetta and the team will look to rebound and pick up where they left off at Lincoln on June 22. 

Up Next

Lincoln Speedway, Saturday, June 22 at 7PM

Season Stats

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 2 top 10, 1 top 15’s 

Ashley Cappetta repping partner Victory Fuel! (Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx)

ASHLEY CAPPETTA RACING

Press Releases:   A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook:   Facebook.com/ACappettaRacing89

Twitter and Instagram:   Twitter.com/A_Cappetta89

Website:   AshleyCappettaRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! 

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

 

Gettysburg Trading Post

Mike’s Towing & Recovery

Yesteryear Antique Center of Hanover

Stoner’s Auction

JZ Construction

Jersey Mike’s of Hanover

Snelbecker Electric

Chris’s Coins Antiques & Collectibles

Iron Horse Trains

Republican Club of Hanover

Racing Through Time Antiques & Collectibles

CP-Carrillo

DW Automotive Services, LLC

FK Rod Ends

Food Adventures

Brenneman Painting

BAM Products Roller Lifters

KH Suspension

Schaeffer’s Oil / Doug Smith

Smith Titanium

Total Seal

Hooker Harness

MyRacePass

Sharp Advantage Safety Products, LLC

Titan Wings

BDB Graphics

K1 Racegear

Kinsler Fuel Injection

AL Driveline

3 Feathers Racing

Jesel

Slick Products

Paul Felsch Engines

Barnes Oil Systems