2021 Edition - Volume 3

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 hopefully at least one thing to make you chuckle.


Zach Newlin Logs Top 10 in Debut with Mansberger Motorsports; Team Recovers from Early Issues at Williams Grove

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Reinhardt Caps 4-Race All Star Swing with Top 5 Finish at Bedford; Smart Decisions at VA Motor Speedway Result in Top 10 Finish

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Zach Newlin Wheels Mansberger 21m to Podium Finish at Williams Grove; New Pairing Achieving Early Success

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Tire Terminology 101 ...continued

In the last issue we shared some terms to help you learn about what teams do to prepare dirt track tires.  This time, let's talk about some other aspects of the tires.
  • Compound The compound of a racing tire describes the particular blend of materials that went into its construction.  Harder compound tires will be more durable than softer compound tires, meaning that the driver can complete a greater number of laps before the tires lose performance.
  • Size - There are 3 aspects to tire size that are important:  tread width, tread circumference and wheel diameter.    
  • Pressure - Air pressure in dirt track tires is surprisingly low, typically varying anywhere between 5-15 pounds, depending on which corner of the car and which type of car (e.g. sprint car, late model).  A lower pressure means more of the tire in contact with the racing surface, which helps gain more traction on a drier surface.
  • Stagger - This is the difference in circumference between the left rear and right rear tires.  On an open wheel sprint car for example, the left rear is smaller than the right rear, which helps the car turn left.
  • Bead Lock - Due to the extremely low tire pressures, sprint cars run a bead lock, which is simply a ring that is bolted onto the outside of the wheel locking the tires into place.  Without these, tires would come off the rim under the strain of the high horsepower and low tire pressure.
  • Rules - Most sprint car organizations and tracks require Hoosier tires by rule and they also dictate the allowable compounds and sizes.  This is done in an effort to reduce costs.  Prior to rules like this, teams with more purchasing ability could stock many combinations of tires to gain an advantage over teams who could not afford to have as many options.  For example, below is the 2021 World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car tire rule regarding size and compound.  This rule is also adopted by most tracks, especially those where the WoO compete.


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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. 

The Most Famous...and Maybe Funniest...Dirt Track Video Ever?

In this issue we are going to share a classic video.  It's one that most dirt track fans have probably heard something about before.  Maybe you've heard someone telling the story and sharing one of the profanity-laden quotes from the incident.  Maybe you've only heard of the man who muttered those quotes because he's a Hall of Famer...or maybe you've already seen the video.

One thing is for sure, if you haven't seen it, you need to.  Of course, if you have seen it before, you won't mind seeing it again because it's always entertaining.  

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Jack Hewitt at Macon Speedway.  Oh and remember, it contains a little language, so maybe clear the kids from the room before you click.


What's up next for #TeamA2D?

Kyle Reinhardt

  • The RQM Enterprises, Capitol Renegade #91 team will be competing in 3 All Star Circuit of Champions races this weekend:
    • Apr 30 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA  [RAINED OUT]
    • May 1 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH
    • May 2 - Tri City Speedway in Franklin, PA

Austin Berry

  • ABR will be competing in 2 events this weekend and one the following weekend:
    • Apr 30 - Bedford Speedway in Bedford, PA with the ULMS for the $8,500 to win Billy Winn 85th Anniversary Classic [RAINED OUT]
    • May 1 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA
    • May 7 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA with the ULMS

Zach Newlin

  • Zach will be competing in 2 events this weekend and one the following weekend:
    • May 1 - (tentative) Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA (Burke Motorsports 410 sprint car) 
    • May 2 - (tentative) BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA (Burke Motorsports 410 sprint car) 
    • May 6 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA (Mansberger Motorsports 358 sprint car)
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Keep it between the fences!
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