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

Mifflin, PA – December 20, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

Learn more about Austin Berry at: https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/drivers/austin-berry/

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

ABR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

ABR on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Want to buy some Austin Berry gear? https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/new-shop/shop/

SPECIAL THANKS

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

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

 

We can: 

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

 

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

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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

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

 

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

 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

PRI: A2D’s Photo & Video Highlights

Harrisburg, PA – December 16, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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A2D had a terrific week at PRI! 

 

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

 

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

 

Please LIKE and SHARE the video on YouTube if you enjoy it!

 

And don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our channel.

 

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

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

 

We can: 

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

 

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

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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

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

 

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

 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Austin Berry Wins Most Improved Driver Award

Team Completes Successful Trip to PRI Trade Show

Mifflin, PA – December 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brian Rhoad / WRT SpeedWerx

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

 

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

 

2021 Recap

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

2022 Plans

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

AUSTIN BERRY RACING

Learn more about Austin Berry at: https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/drivers/austin-berry/

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

ABR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinBerryRacing

ABR on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustinBerryRacn

Want to buy some Austin Berry gear? https://addicted2dirtpr.com/home/new-shop/shop/

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

SPECIAL THANKS

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

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

 

We can: 

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

 

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

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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

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

 

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

 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Thankful

A Personal Note About #TeamA2D

Harrisburg, PA – November 24, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

 

We can: 

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

 

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

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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

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

 

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

 

Contact us via Email at:  [email protected]

Kyle Reinhardt Closes Out 2021 with Top 10 in Sprint Showdown

Solid Night, Solid Season, Solid Future

Millerstown, PA – November 19, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

featured photo credit:  SprintCarNews.com / Rick Rarer

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

2021 brought its own memorable combination of elements.  Rain and wind moved in during the late morning, making for a chilly autumn day.  It didn’t matter though.  This was the final race of the season, so when the weather passed, and the sun popped out briefly in the

midafternoon, the race teams, and loyal Posse race fans poured into the facility, equipped
with the aforementioned winter coats.

 

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

 

Format

The annual season-ending event employs a somewhat unique format that uses a pill draw to divide the field into groups of 8-10 cars each.  Teams remain in their groups for hot laps, time trials and heat races.  To allow for spacing during time trials, half of each group takes to the track at a time for three green flag laps under the clock.  Heat races would be 10 laps, lined up by time but with the top 4 inverted, and the top five finishers transferring directly to the A-main.  The winner and the fastest qualifier go to the redraw.

 

Qualifying Recap

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

 

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

 

Main Event Recap

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

Up Next

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

 

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

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL THANKS

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides affordable and personal dirt motorsports public relations that provides a professional public image to attract marketing partners and fans.  A2D can promote your sponsors and engage fans with your team’s story.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

 

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

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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

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

 

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

 

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

Reinhardt Posts Successful World Finals Weekend

Shows Speed Against Stout Field

New Oxford, PA – November 10, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Up Next

 

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

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL THANKS

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Addicted2Dirt PR and Media Management provides affordable and personal dirt motorsports public relations that provides a professional public image to attract marketing partners and fans.  A2D can promote your sponsors and engage fans with your team’s story.  We are a central Pennsylvania based business with a love of and passion for dirt racing and the people who make the sport what it is.

 

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

     https://addicted2dirtpr.com/

 

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

     https://www.facebook.com/Addicted2DirtPR

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

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

 

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

 

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

Kyle Reinhardt Wraps Up Rookie All Star Season at Fremont

Year on the Road Provided Learning Opportunities

New Oxford, PA – October 13, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Chad Warner Photography

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reflecting on the 2021 ASCoC Season

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Up Next

 

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

 

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RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

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Zach Newlin Makes First Career World of Outlaws A-Main

Pryde Motorsports Selects Zach Daddy as 2022 Wheelman

Millerstown, PA – October 12, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

featured photo credit:  Bert Wojo Images

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As a race car driver, Zach Newlin has had many years of success at various levels, but when his 2021 410 sprint car season opened in Pennsylvania, something wasn’t working.  Newlin and the team he started the season with were not gelling.  It happens in racing.  A lot of combinations just don’t work.  A few do.

 

The Millerstown, PA native was fired from that ride and turned his focus back to 358 sprint cars, wondering if he would get another shot at the top level.  That chapter left Newlin in a bad place mentally, his confidence shaken.

 

Fortunately, the next chapter of his story requires no sugar coating. 

 

Friday 10/8:  38 cars, Qualifying 19th in flight 1, Heat 8th, B-main 5th

 

Having recently joined forces, Zach Newlin and the Pryde Motorsports team only had four races under their belt coming into the 2-day World of Outlaws event at Port Royal Speedway.  Those races had only resulted in a single A-main appearance.  That one appearance did result in the Hard Charger Award at Port Royal’s Labor Day Classic, but the new pairing knew it would take time to learn to work together to reach their potential.

 

A high quality field of 38 teams were on hand Friday night at ‘The Speed Palace’ for The Nittany Showdown preliminary night action.  The World of Outlaws format split the field into two flights of 19 cars for time trials, which would set the lineups for four 8-lap heat races.

 

Newlin was the 18th driver to hit the track for qualifying.  He turned in a disappointing lap that left him last in his flight.  It would be a tough road the rest of the night.

 

The Pryde Motorsports team hurried to make changes before rolling out to their 10th starting spot for heat number one.  The top five finishers advanced to the A-main, while the remainder of the field, including Newlin who came home in 8th, were relegated to the B-main for a final shot at making the main event.

 

Newlin, a Millerstown, PA native, took the green for the 12-lap B-main from the 9th position and immediately went to work.  The top four finishers would transfer to claim the final four starting spots in the $10,000 to win, 25-lap A-main.  

 

It was clear the team and Newlin were both applying what they were learning as the night went on because the Del Grosso’s Foods, Gio’s BBQ, Robert Lee Jr. Trucking, R&B Auto Proz, Quality Masonry, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales, Strange Oval No.29 was on the move.  

 

Zach methodically worked his way through the field and appeared poised to accomplish the unthinkable.  Making a World of Outlaws A-main after qualifying last in your flight is nearly impossible and certainly uncommon.  Newlin came up one spot short, finishing 5th.  Had there been a late race caution to tighten up the field, it appeared quite possible he would have pulled it off.

 

The night ended one step short of the goal, but the team loaded up with smiles on their faces after making great strides during the show.  They would be in a much better position going into Saturday night’s finale.

 

Saturday 10/9:  38 cars, Qualifying 7th in flight 2, Heat 4th, A-main 27th 

 

Saturday night rolled around and once again 38 teams signed in to compete.  The Nittany Showdown finale offered $15,000 to the victor.  The format would be the same as the prior night.  For the second consecutive night, Zach Newlin would take to the track for his laps under the clock late in his flight.  This time he fired the engine to go out 16th in flight two.  

 

The night would not be the same in every way though.  Newlin powered his way around the big, fairgrounds half-mile in 15.626 seconds, claiming the 7th quickest lap in his flight, a mere 0.113 behind Donny Schatz and 0.120 behind Anthony Macri.

 

The solid qualifying effort handed Newlin the 4th starting spot in the third heat race.  Once again, the top five finishers would transfer to the A-main.  Zach would just need to hang on to one of those spots.  He did better than that.  He got steadily quicker as the race went on, looking like a veteran wheeling the high line.  Newlin pulled away from veterans Wayne Johnson and Danny Dietrich, besting Johnson by 1.1 seconds at the checkers and putting himself in his first career World of Outlaws A-main.

 

The performance caught the attention of the Dirtvision team, the group who broadcasts all Outlaw races live.  They selected Zach Daddy to be interviewed on the front stretch following the accomplishment.  As reporter Chase Raudman asked him how he felt about what he had just done, Newlin let out a celebratory shout that could be heard anywhere on the Juniata County Fairgrounds, and maybe beyond.  In an instant, the weight of everything that had happened earlier in 2021 was gone.

 

Oh man, this is awesome!  I still don’t even have 20 races under my belt in a 410” an ecstatic Newlin told Raudman.  “We started the year out rough, got fired from one ride, then Allen called me up for this car.  One door closes and a really good one opens up.  I’m so grateful.

 

Newlin earned the 14th starting spot in the 30-lap A-main.  At the drop of the green, he took to the high side in turn one.  In heavy traffic another car slid up across directly in front of Newlin’s No.29, taking the air off the nose of the car.  For a split second, the front end got light and Newlin was unable to steer away from the wall.  He slapped the wall with the right side of the car, then managed to get off the wall and continue on.  He lost several positions during the ordeal but tried to soldier on.  It wasn’t to be thought because the W-link had broken on contact and left his machine limping, forcing him pit-side after six laps, officially placing him 27th in the final rundown.

 

My mind wasn’t in a good place from the stuff I dealt with in the beginning of the year, but I feel good now.  I’m excited as hell” a happy Newlin shared.  “I want to thank Allen (Pryde) and all the partners who help make this possible for us.  We couldn’t do this without Del Grosso Foods, Gio’s BBQ, Grove Financial & Associates, Dillman Hauling, Ron’s RV Sales, FK Shocks, Strange Oval Torsion Bars, and Newlin Bar Service.  I also want to say a special thanks to Jeff Halligan and Kyle Defibaugh for coming out and helping this weekend.  Their help and tips were extremely valuable“, Newlin commented. 

 

Car owner Allen Pryde expressed his thanks to all the team’s supporters via a Facebook post and offered a peek at the team’s 2022 plans with Newlin.  “Looking forward to a great season next year.  Our plans are to be at Port Royal each week“, Pryde posted.

 

Zach Newlin and Pryde Motorsports rolling into Port Royal together in that open trailer next season is sure to be a story to watch.  When they win a race, I have a feeling a microphone won’t be necessary for the folks in the town of Port Royal to hear the excitement when Newlin climbs from the car.  

 

Up Next

Two races remain on the 2021 schedule for Zach Newlin and Pryde Motorsports.  They will head to BAPS Motor Speedway for Saturday afternoon shows on October 23rd and November 13th to continue building their notebook for the 2022 season. 

 

ZACH NEWLIN

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

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Reinhardt Returns to Action at Grove’s National Open

All Star Season Finale Up Next at Fremont

New Oxford, PA – October 6, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Turn Three Photos

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Up Next

 

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

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support!  Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.

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

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

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