2021 Edition - Volume 8

Pit-Side Report


Let's hit the loud pedal and dive right in!

Below you will find the latest news, photos, inside info, educational and technical explanations, partner profiles, and maybe one thing to make you chuckle.


Berry Aiming to Remain Hot in Super Late Model Action

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Reinhardt Hits PA Speedweek Events to Maintain Momentum

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A&C Racing Engines of Hagerstown, MD is a complete automotive machine shop, specializing in performance engines.  They also have engine dyno services available.

A&C has been building championship race engines for more than a decade.

Give Allen a call today at (301) 791-9701 to see how he can put you in the winner's circle!


From Port Royal Speedway:
Please keep WRT Speedwerx Professional Motorsports Photography team member and brother Brian Rhoad in your thoughts and prayers. Brian returned from Port Royal Saturday night to find his home engulfed in flames. Brian and his wife Betty are safe, but their home and all of their belongings are a total loss.

Efforts are underway to help Brian and Betty get back on their feet.
Here is a link to the fundraiser: 

You can also purchase Brian's photos as one way to support him and his family.  Brian is the main photographer set up weekly behind the main grandstands at Port Royal.  He has been providing memories and more for teams and fans via his work for over 10 years now at Port Royal.  Here is a direct link to all of Brian's photos:  PURCHASE PHOTOS



Zach Newlin and Burke Motorsports Part Ways

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Newlin's Night Cut Short at 'The Grove'


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The goal of this section of our newsletter is to share some entertaining, funny and surprising stories.  These tales don't always originate from the late night car wash stop most team's make, but the car wash is often where the stories become lore among race teams. 

I'll Be Fine.  Give Me My Helmet Back.

Once upon a time, back in his years racing go-karts, one member of #TeamA2D had a pre-race...well...ritual of sorts.  It wasn't necessarily intentional or by design, but it happened with consistent reliability before each big race.

Our mystery driver's passion for the sport and desire to succeed were so great, his nerves would get the best of him, and just before strapping in, "it" would happen.  What was "it"?  Well, he would find a secluded spot and "lose his lunch".  

Understandable I suppose and also manageable it seemed.  That is, until one day when the timing wasn't quite right.  As he sat on the starting grid strapped into his kart, helmet on, with his father standing nearby waiting to fire the engine, he recognized the feeling. 

No.  It couldn't be.  But it was, and it was too late.  He tugged on his father's pantleg and beckoned assistance.  A few minutes later the helmet had been removed, cleaned inside and returned to the driver in time to take the green.

Not only did he manage to survive and finish the race with what was likely a....well....unpleasant aroma quite literally in his face, he won.  Now that's a wheelman.



What's up next for #TeamA2D?

Kyle Reinhardt

  • July 9 - Stateline Speedway, Busti, NY with the ASCoC
  • July 10 - Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH with the ASCoC
  • July 11 - Sharon Speedway, Hartford, OH with the ASCoC

Zach Newlin

  • July 16 - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA 
  • July 30 - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA 

Austin Berry

  • July 10 - Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA 
  • July 17 - Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD
  • July 31 - Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA 
Check out the full calendar for all of #TeamA2D by clicking here:!
Keep it between the fences!
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