2021 Edition - Volume 13

#TeamA2D 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.


Zach Newlin Repeats as Hard Charger at Port Royal's Labor Day Classic

Millerstown, PA Wheelman Ready to Prove Himself in the 410 Division


Reinhardt Earns First Career Tuscarora 50 Start

Newlin Tackles First Tuscarora 50 in Pryde Motorsports Ride




This edition in Open Red we're going to talk about yellow.  Say what now?

Allow me to clarify.  More accurately, inadvertent cautions are the subject.

I bet you've seen a sprint car do a 360 degree spin and never stop moving, but yet sometimes the caution flag is waived, right?

Are you confused by the seemingly inconsistent application of rules and the random positions the driver resumes green flag racing from?

You're not alone.  Read on.

There are a lot of factors that go into how to handle this type of situation.  It can depend on whether other cars were involved, the reason for the spin, the reason for the caution flag, and of course, the rules. 

What's fair?  That's a tough question.  Some say allowing the driver to blend into the running order where he was able to is fair.  Competitors might say "back of the line, buddy"!

To better understand, let's compare how a few prominent series and tracks handle this type of situation in their rulebooks.  Read the entire rule, but as you'll see by the blue text, there are three different approaches in the three examples listed.

World of Outlaws Series Rule

  • Any car that spins, is involved in an incident and/or has a problem but does not bring out the yellow flag and/or create a caution period, will blend back into the field where the driver is able to do so.
  • If there is an inadvertent caution period, the Series Officials will determine the placement of the car(s) involved. The placement of the car will be where the car blended back into the field.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Rule

  • A caution flag will be thrown for any car or cars that do a 360 degree spin during the race.
  • If the flagman throws the caution flag without direction from the All Star Officials and the Official deems the caution to be not be necessary, all cars will retain their position from the last lap in which they were scored. 
  • Any cars that require a push start during a yellow caution period, will be considered involved in the incident which brought out the yellow flag and that car will have to restart behind the cars on the same lap that stay on the track.
  • Any cars that stop, either on the racing surface and/or in the pit/designated work area or leaves the track unauthorized during a caution period will be required to restart behind the cars on the same lap that stay on the track.

Port Royal Speedway Rule

  • Any cars stopping on the track at any time during a yellow flag period - unless stopping to avoid an emergency vehicle, because of a safety concern or if directed to do so by an official - will be placed to the rear of the field or at the tail end of the cars on the lead lap.
  • All cars that stop on the track are considered “involved in the incident,” unless they have stopped because the racetrack is blocked. Any car that stops for any reason while the yellow flag is displayed (on the track or in the pit area) will also restart at the rear of the field. The exception to this is any driver/car that is stopped by an official for consultation or in the event a driver must stop with an official due to a safety issue within the cockpit (the driver will retain his/her correct position if cleared by the official).
  • Any car that does a 360 spin and causes a yellow flag or causes an inadvertent yellow flag will restart behind all cars running on the same lap.


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Click here to check out the Labor Day Weekend #TeamA2D Tailgate!

When sprint car and late model folks get together, one never knows what will happen!





Austin Berry Suffers Mechanical Failure at Renninger Memorial




Reinhardt Makes Small Gains at Attica


What's up next for #TeamA2D?

Kyle Reinhardt

  • Sep 24-25:  Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH
  • Oct 1-2:  Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA

Zach Newlin

  • tbd

Austin Berry

  • tbd
Check out the full calendar for all of #TeamA2D by clicking here:!
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