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In honor of the passing of their family patriarch, the family of Craig Pellegrini Jr., who is the driver of the number 27 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Racesaver 305 Sprint Car, have graciously chosen to sponsor the top five finishers of the Season Opener at Bridgeport Speedway on April 30th in memory of Albert A Pellegrini, Craig’s car owner, grandfather and mentor, who passed away earlier this year.

“My grandfather was a dedicated race fan who just loved going to the races when he could,” Pellegrini Jr. noted. “As a child, I can remember spending my weekends with him and my dad at Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday nights, and also he often liked coming and watching me race go karts when we ran them before moving into a full-sized Sprint. With this being the first race of the season since his passing, and also with it being the first race for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, we couldn’t have thought of a better way to remember him by then raising the ante on opening day in his name”.

Albert A Pellegrini of Buena, NJ, was a zoning officer for Buena Vista township for over twenty-five years, and also was employed by Bernal Mechanical for over thirty years as an estimator and purchasing agent. Pellegrini also owned a gas station in Vineland, NJ where he would build and work on racecars that he raced at Vineland Speedway. Dedicated to his work and family, Albert never wanted anything less for his three sons and grandchildren whom he was survived by.

“He really made me smile at the track, and he always knew what was best for me,” Craig Jr. recalls. “We were really looking forward to this upcoming season because we were finally going to be racing closer to home, but his memory will keep me going, and I will always be thinking of him and what he strived for me to be - FAST”.

On April 30th at Bridgeport Speedway, which is dubbed as the “fastest dirt track in the east”, members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be able to race for an increased purse thanks to the Pellegrini Family. The winner of the twenty lap feature event will take home $500, with second claiming $300, third place will receive $225, fourth place will get $175, and fifth place will collect the advertized $150 plus a brand new Hoosier Racesaver Spec right rear tire. Additional bonuses, including $50 dollars to each heat race winner, and other added weekly contingency bonuses will also be up for grabs to MASS members.

Confirmed entries to the series opener on Sunday April 30th in addition to Craig Pellegrini Jr. are Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Bryant Davis, Stef Carberry, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, David Bonner, Logan Diehl, Rick Stief, Bryant Davis, Brendon Poff, Harris Kohen, and Dave Brown Jr. to name a few. A list of seven brand new rookie racers who will making their debut on the 30th include Patrick Compton, Austin Burke, Bobby Schreff, Dean Conk Jr., Tom Carberry, Doug Snow, and John Webster Jr.

For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/or visit our BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com.

Mid-Atlantic Sprints series opening day April 30th at Bridgeport Speedway
2pm gates open
Hot Laps 4pm
Racing Starts at 5pm

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INAUGURAL SEASON OF MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES, PRESENTED BY ENGLER, SET TO START APRIL 30TH AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY; OVER $10,000 IN SPONSORSHIP TO HANDOUT

TRENTON, NJ March 28, 2017 ... With the stage is set, and the 2017 schedule officially completed, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series presented by Engler Machine & Tool members and teams are anxious to begin the battle for the first ever MASS championship title on Sunday, April 30th, at the “fastest track in the east” - Bridgeport Speedway, which is located in Logan Township, NJ.

The newly established 305 Racesaver/IMCA sanctioned Sprint Series officially announced their schedule of eighteen events, with stops in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, at tracks such as Bridgeport, Grandview, Delaware International, Big Diamond, Georgetown, Williams Grove, and Susquehanna Speedways. This diverse schedule will test the driver's’ skill and stamina, as teams battle throughout the season to crown a champion.

Competitors like Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Bryant Davis, Stef Carberry, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Craig Pellegrini, David Bonner, Logan Diehl, among others, intend to fight for the crown. A list of seven brand new rookie racers, including Patrick Compton, Austin Burke, Bobby Schreff, Dean Conk Jr., Tom Carberry, Doug Snow, and John Webster Jr. will also be joining the series, all eyeing the Geiweit Creations Rookie and the year title.

As the new series on the block, the management team, which consists of Eddie Wagner and Jeff Geiges, who are 305 Sprint Car drivers themselves, has worked hard to make the first season start off with a bang.

One of the first tasks set in place was to make sure the purse stayed true to RaceSaver roots with at least $300 to win and $150 to start for all races. MASS secured major marketing partners to come on board to help encourage members to race as often as they can by adding additional contingency and cash sponsors to each event.

“One of the thing that we are excited for this season is all of the people who were happy to support our series, whether is was as a sponsor, a track, and especially our drivers and teams who are planning on running with MASS,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner said. “We are going to be paying our heat race winners $50 in cash, and we have secured sponsors for the hard charger award, quick time of the night, and other incentives that will offer parts giveaways, cash, fuel, tires, certificates, and more”.

“Engler Machine and Tool and Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) have really upped the ante this year with their support in MASS,” Wagner stated. “These companies, which are a pivotal part of the Sprint Car parts industry, have given over $6500 worth components to raffle off at the end of the year. Engler is supplying a brand new injection and DMI is providing a brand new XR-3 Bulldog rear end and complete front end kit. Raffle tickets will be distributed on Engler and DMI sponsored race nights and additional tickets will be awarded to teams holding the top five spots in points and members who have raced in three consecutive Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series events”.

“We have surpassed over $10,000 in handouts for our first season. We owe a lot to our marketing partners that have come on board. The positive support and generosity are amazing,” says Jeff Geiges, MASS general manager. “We have all put in countless hours to make sure our vision for this series is set in motion.”

Included in the ever-growing list of marketing partners are Mach-1 Chassis, Robison Racing Products, Thayer Performance Engines and Products, JDL Graphics, Bitner Automotive, Bruce's Auto Body, Professional Design Services LLC, Todd’s Performance, Kelly Racing Fuel, Lawrence Collision, A Cut Above the Rest Excavating Maintenance and Trucking , Geiswite Creations, CSI Shocks, and ERK Steering.

For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/or visit our BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com.

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ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL PARTNERS WITH MID-ATLANTIC SPRINTS SERIES AS HEADLINE SPONSOR

By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER

TRENTON, NJ... In addition to the growing list of sponsors partnering with the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Engler Machine & Tool has signed on as the series headline title sponsor for 2017. Engler will be providing the series with a BRAND NEW 2 3/16 injection system, worth $3,800 dollars, for MASS to raffle off at the end of the season, as well as six-hundred dollars worth of gift certificates to be given away at three Engler sponsored events on the 2017 season schedule.

“We are hoping that this huge offering provided to MASS by Engler will encourage members to remain loyal to our series when we give away tickets at the events which will be marked ‘Ticket Races’ (TR) on our schedule,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner explained. “We have a number of unique ways to win the fuel injection system that is up for grabs that will keep things interesting through the season, which included selling the tickets, as well as giving them out to competitors who qualify for the drawing based on a position they may finish on Engler sponsored race nights”.

Tim Engler, who is the owner and founder of Engler Machine, started his business in 1980 in Princeton, Indiana, focusing first on plastic injection molds. As time went on, Engler diversified into the high performance products such as fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, specialty CNC items including gears, shafts and other miscellaneous custom machined items made specifically for diverse high performance vehicles.

“MASS is lucky to have such an impressive company come onboard in our inaugural season, and we can't thank Mr. Engler enough for joining this series. Last year was my first year using a Engler Injection and the throttle response and power on restarts was flat out impressive. I really hope anyone looking for an injection system gives Tim a call because his products and dedication to our sport shows in his workmanship,” stated MASS General Manager Jeff Geiges.

Gary Thayer, owner of Thayer Performance, the official parts dealer for MASS and a distributor of Engler fuel injection systems for over five years, speaks highly of Engler Machine products, expressing that “Tim Engler’s precision and intricate designs on all of his custom products are second to none, and I always encourage my customers to use his products on the engines that I build”. Thayer goes on to say that “The Engler Injection is the most reliable, trouble free, has smooth throttle control, and it holds its settings like no other. It just simply makes power!”

The Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will hold their very first event on Sunday, April 30th at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway. Tickets for the Engler fuel injection system that is up for grabs will be on sale at this race for $10 a ticket. Anyone can purchase these raffle tickets, as long as they are bought for a registered Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series team (driver or owner). Tickets can also be received in different ways also by members who attend three consecutive races in a row, finishing in the top five of the three scheduled Engler Machine & Tool sponsored events, and the top five in points will receive a number of tickets at the end of the year.

Engler Machine & Tool can be contacted by phone 1-812-386-6254, or by fax at 1-812-386-6268. Please check out their Facebook page Engler Machine and Tool, or their website at www.englermachine.com/ .
For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/or visit our BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com.

Stefanie Palmai Carberry (WoS photo)



The lady racer from Allentown, NJ began her career racing champ karts at Wall Stadium's inner oval, in 2003 at the age of 11. Stefanie, her sister Erika, and younger brother Nandi competed against each other at numerous tracks before moving up into the Micro Sprint division at Airport and Bridgeport Speedways. Stefanie has been wheeling Sprint Cars since the beginning of the Racesaver era in the Mid-Atlantic region, which started in 2010 under the TSRS banner. In her first year, she earned Rookie of the Year and third place in championship points. Within that time period, she has gained two feature wins, both coming from Bridgeport Speedway, countless top five's, and she is known to always be in contention to win when the opportunity arises.

"I'm excited to start the year off at Bridgeport Speedway on April 30th, which is a place that I have been very successful at in my career in previous years," the newly married twenty-four year old driver said. "With a clear mind and determination to accomplish more great things for this 2017 season, I am just eager to see what this year will bring. We are planning on running the full MASS schedule, and I can't wait to get to tracks that I have never raced at such as Williams Grove, Georgetown, Susquehanna, and Delaware International."

"We have a really good group of guys helping our team this season, and we are just very thankful for all the hard work that MASS has been doing in order to make racing fun for everyone again," Carberry said. "All of the contingencies and cash sponsors that are going to be dispersed this season, as well as the diverse and 'working man' friendly schedule are things that appeal to my team, and I know appeal to other MASS teams as well."

Stefanie mentioned that while she is a huge advocate for women in motorsports, and has always admired female drivers like Gloria Katona, Mares Stelfox and Becca Anderson who have paved the way for girls like herself, she said "it is very important to me that people know that when that helmet goes on, we are all drivers chasing the same trophy".

"I have been very fortunate to have earned the respect as a driver from my peers and other competitors, and I hope that I can be viewed as a role model for other young girls hoping to chase their dreams, just as I did when I was a little girl watching my role models race," Stefanie said.

Returning onboard sponsoring the #99 this season is AFD Performance, A Cut Above the Rest Trucking and Excavating, www.wheelsofspeed.com, Iron's and Anchor's Salon, and Erb's Garage.

"This year, I am hoping to add some more wins to my name, as well as learn as much as I can. You can never stop learning, and with the new places we are planning on visiting this year, I'm sure we will be learning a lot, while having fun of course!"

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COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. JOINS MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES SPONSOR ROSTER FOR 2017

BROWNSBURG, IN

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) has joined the growing list of contingency partners with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, becoming the first of three heat race title sponsors for the 2017 season. CSI will be providing a $50 gift certificate to the winner of heat race #1 at each MASS event.

“We are happy to be a part of series which supports the Racesaver ideology which is growing stronger and steadier each year,” head of marketing at CSI, Brent Beauchamp stated. “Racesaver is a fantastic stepping stone into a full-sized sprint car, as well as an affordable way to be able to keep racing a sprint car with a working man’s budget.”

Located in their 9,500 square foot facility in Brownsburg, Indiana, Competition Suspension Inc. was founded in 2009, choosing to focus on short track technology since they believed that “attention was lacking in this area”. Their motto is to “build the best shocks in the industry, not cutting corners on anything, while producing reasonably priced shocks for every racer”. Responsible for over 2,500 feature wins and counting, numerous track, regional and national championships world wide, CSI is committed to perfection, passion and constantly pushing the envelope in developing the latest technologies in order to improve the performance of their shocks and components.

Offering numerous services such as shock repair, dynoing, torsion bar analysis, spring rating and custom engineering on any suspension part or accessory you may need, Competition Suspension Inc. has a small, but dedicated staff of racers who care about the quality of their product as well as keeping customer satisfaction as one of their main goals. CSI has four different shock packages made exclusively for 305 winged sprint cars, which differentiate according to track conditions. More information on these packages can be found on their website at www.csishocks.com.

“CSI is first class operation, and their product is something that I have been loyal to since 2013,” 2016 IMCA/TSRS champion Tim Tanner Jr. expressed. “They have always been very easy to talk to on the phone, and they sell you just what you need to get you into victory lane”.

“When I finally switched over to CSI shocks last year, the stability of my car was noticeably better,” Tommy Carberry, a 2016 feature winner replied when asked about his experience with Competition Suspension Inc. “I can call any of the support staff at CSI at anytime, and they will always point me in the right direction”.

CSI can be contacted by phone (317-858-8775), email (garrett@csishocks.com) or by fax (317-858-8766). Please check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/csishocks/ or their website at www.csishocks.com.

For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or our BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com!

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FINALIZES 2017 RULES AND ANNOUNCES SEASON
SPONSORS AT PRE-SEASON MEETING

Penndel, Pa. February 12, 2017 ..... With the first race of the season only seventy-six days away, officials and members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series gathered at the Penndel Fire Hall in Penndel, PA for a pre-season meeting to go over rules and policies that will be enforced and followed during the 2017 season.

“After today’s meeting, with everyone’s thoughts and concerns being heard, we tied up a few loose ends concerning handicapping, a points structure and visitor policy, as well as other issues mentioned during the meeting,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner commented. “Our final rule book will be updated and released by the end of this week, in time for everyone to review them and prepare for our season opener at Bridgeport on April 30th”.

Handicapping for the heat races will be determined by a pill draw for a starting position at the beginning of every night. Only MASS members will be included in this pill draw, with “visitors” having to start in the back their assigned heat race. Features will be inverted or re-drawn, depending on a pill which will be pulled by the winner of the first heat race. Pills will be determined by the number of heats, so if there are three heat races, pills that can be possibly drawn are two REDRAW pills, and pills marked 1-9. “Visitors” who qualify into the feature can be included in feature handicapping, but they will not be able to start any better than fifth place.

Non-members will also not be eligible for contingency prizes given out throughout the night, and will only be subjected to receive the advertised purse.

“Regarding the points policy, it was voted that we follow the IMCA National Points, with it being our primary points standings for the season,” Wagner said. “The IMCA points standing is universal amongst all Racesaver divisions nation-wide, and in order to not to put ourselves in a situation we had last season with having two separate points champions, I think this will make it easier, and worthwhile as IMCA has lots of positive benefits including a cash points fund and a chance to become a National Champion”. With the IMCA benefits, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series also will be adding multiple year end bonuses for teams who are members with the series, including cash collected from the weekly 50/50 drivers fund, and contingencies provided by marketing partners including a brand new DMI 305 XR3 Bulldog rear, a custom helmet paint job to the points champion courtesy of JLD Graphics, and brand new Engler Tool & Machine
injection to name a few.

The IMCA points schedule begins on January 1st, and ends on September 25th. All races scheduled during the points season will be points races, including co-sanctioned races with PASS, but not including the Blue Collar Classics at Port Royal on April 22nd and October 7th, and three races on MASS’ schedule on October 14th (Grandview), October 26th (Georgetown) and November 4th (Bridgeport).

“For those year end races, we are planning something big for the final three shows that will make it appealing for teams to come out and race. Grandview, Georgetown and Bridgeport have graciously included us in their season finale races that are prestigious and popular to the fans, so we want to make sure that we represent ourselves well while showing our appreciation to the promoters who welcomed us aboard this season,” MASS General Manager Jeff Geiges stated.

Finally, at the end of the meeting, Geiges revealed that Engler Tool & Machine came on board as the series title sponsor. “We a very proud and excited to announce this, and we want to thank and welcome Engler to the MASS family,” Geiges said.

Engler Tool & Machine is supplying a brand new injection to raffled off, which is valued roughly at $3800 and six $100 certificates, which will be handed out on three of the scheduled sponsored Engler Tool & Machine race nights.

Other contingency sponsors who have joined the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series in 2017 are DMI,
Mach 1 Chassis, JLD Graphics, Thayer Performance Engines and Parts, Bitner Automotive, Bruce’s Auto Body, Todd’s Performance, Geiswite Creations, ERK Steering, Competition Suspension Inc., Kelly Racing Fuels and Tanner Brothers Dairy Farm and Store.

“I have been racing with the 305 Sprint Cars ever since they started back in 2010, and I have to say, the amount of time and effort that MASS is putting into making this series work, and everything that they are giving back to the drivers makes racing exciting again,” Stefanie Palmai Carberry stated post meeting. “This fresh new start is just what we needed, and I can only hope that in return, new teams will start coming to race with us, and hopefully, we can get back to the high car counts that we had a few years ago”.

For more recent news and information on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, log onto our Facebook
page, or check out our website www.masprintseries.com . Any questions or concerns can be directed to our email, midatlanticseries@gmail.com

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES PRE-SEASON MEMBERSHIP MEETING SET FOR FEBRUARY 12TH; SET TO ANNOUNCE NEW SERIES SPONSOR

As the 2017 season quickly approaches, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series officials has scheduled a final pre-season membership meeting on Sunday February 12th, at 1PM at the Penndel Firehouse located in Penndel, PA.

“At this meeting on the twelfth, we will be discussing the voting results on handicapping, non-member visitor policies, and the championship points policy options that were handed out in the membership packets at Motorsports and prior to the meeting,” MASS Regional Director Eddie Wagner explained. “Also, we will be covering some other rules, track tech procedures, and we are going to introduce our contingency and cash sponsors including our new series sponsor that we have recently partnered with for the 2017 season!”

¨We had a really great turn-out at Motorsports a few weeks ago, with a lot of familiar and new faces showing interest in what we have to offer our drivers and teams this season,” MASS General Manager Jeff Geiges mentioned.

Thirty members pre-registered at Motorsports, including former TSRS 305 drivers Tim Tanner, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Gabe Fox, Tommy Carberry, Rick Stief, David Bonner, Brendon Poff, Dave Brown, Mark Bitner, Scott Frack and John Barnett to name a few.

Some new drivers the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has attracted to the New Jersey/Pennsylvania/Delaware 305 scene are sixteen-year-old Craig Pellegrini Jr., former Modified stand-out Tom Carberry Sr., and “Rookie of the Year” contenders Austin Bishop, John Webster, Bobby Schreff, Dean Conk JR, Doug Snow, and Patrick Compton.

If you have not yet completed the voting sheets, or are still waiting to sign up with MASS, it is strongly advise to do so before the meeting, so that your voting opinions can be considered. All membership registration sheets are located on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series website, at www.masprintseries.com/mid-atlantic-rules. The address for the Penndel Firehouse is 220 Centre St. Penndel Pa. 19047.

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