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By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER

Ricky Dieva (MASS Photo)


CHERRY HILL, NJ February 12, 2019....Cherry Hill, NJ native and Big Block Modified competitor Ricky DiEva is looking forward to a full schedule assault with the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series in 2019. The twenty-two-year-old versatile wheelman is looking to split his time behind the wheel of his #85 Body Shop by DiEva Big Block Modified – which he regularly runs at Bridgeport Speedway – and his identically lettered and sponsored #85 Racesaver Sprint Car this season, putting focus on running the full 2019 MASS schedule.

“I am looking forward to going to Grandview Speedway this year with my Sprint Car,” DiEva stated. “I have always loved watching the 410 Sprint Cars run on the high banks that track has, so I’m really excited to be able to try it out for myself!”

Beginning at a young age racing Motocross, and then Quarter Midgets at ATCO Speedway starting at the age of nine, DiEva moved up to racing Micro Sprints in the Junior division hosted by Airport Speedway by the time he was eleven years old. After reaching the right age to advance into the regular 270cc Micro Sprint Division, DiEva began racing weekly at Bridgeport Speedway on the quarter mile speedway where he acquired one win and then after moving into the 600cc division, where he would see victory lane again, this time at Airport Speedway.

“When I turned fifteen, my dad and I thought that it was time to move into a full-sized car, so we purchased a Crate Modified that we ran in Delaware until I was approved to run in New Jersey at the age of sixteen,” DiEva recalled. “Then when I turned nineteen, we took the leap and got a Big Block Modified and have been running them ever since”.

In 2018, Ricky purchased a Mach 1 chassis Sprint Car and a Racesaver 305 engine that has been looked over by series sponsor Bitner Automotive. He competed in just two shows last year, once at his home track of Bridgeport Speedway and once more at New Egypt Speedway.

“I’ve known Eddie Wagner since my Micro Sprint racing days, so he helped me get together a car without having to spend a lot of money, which was appealing to me”, DiEva said. “I’m excited to able to race with my friends, as MASS has a great friendly atmosphere where everyone can race hard while having a great time together. My dad and I are definitely looking forward to running a full season this year, while also still competing at Bridgeport in the Big Block on off weeks and weeks when the Sprints are at Bridgeport so that I can do double duty”.

Ricky is looking forward to kicking off his Sprint Car season on April 13th, when MASS begins their third running season at New Egypt Speedway.

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January 24 at 12:53 PM ·
MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES SET TO SHOWCASE SEVEN DIFFERENT SPEEDWAYS IN 2019 WITH DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE RETURNING AS HEADLINE SPONSOR
TRENTON, NJ
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

With the 2019 schedule finally set and after a successful weekend at the 2019 Motorsports Racecar and Tradeshow in Oaks, PA, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is ready to kick off their 2019 season on April 13th at New Egypt Speedway.

"After a strong and prosperous first two seasons, we are excited and proud of the schedule we have put together for our teams for 2019," General Manager Jeff Geiges stated. "We feel that we have brightened and strengthened our relationships with all of our cooperating speedways, sponsors and drivers, and are anxious to see what's to come for the future".

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has sixteen dates posted, with fifteen of those being slated as points races. The traveling RaceSaver Sprint Series sanctioned Sprint Car group will travel within the Tri-state area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to racetracks such as New Egypt Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway's 5/8 mile super speedway and their brand new 3/8 mile track, Delaware Racing International Speedway, Georgetown Speedway, Grandview Speedway Inc. which includes one Thunder On The Hill Racing Series event in October, two co-sanction events with the PA Sprint Series at BAPS Motor Speedway and the prestigious 'Blue Collar Classic' hosted by Port Royal Speedway at the end of the season.

Also returning for 2019 is the Delaware Auto Exchange as the headline series sponsor with additional sponsors including Professional Design Services, Bruce's Auto Body, ERK Steering, Kelly Racing Fuels, Snow Seal Coating, Bitner Automotive, Thayer Performance, Hoosier Tire, Diversified Machine, Inc. / DMI / BullDog Rears, Engler Machine and Tool, CRC Industries and new to the roster is VP Lubricants. Press releases on these marketing partners and others will be released in the days to come.

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THE 'NEW ENGLAND NIGHTMARE' KYLE SMITH BESTS THE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FIELD AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THUNDER ON THE HILL THRILLER
BECHELSVILLE, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

PA Sprint Series regular Kyle Smith traveled four hours south to Bechtelsville, PA from his hometown of South Egremont, MA to win the twenty-five lap Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature event at Grandview Speedway Inc. Saturday night.

Smith, who won at Grandview Speedway once before last season when visiting the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, has now a total of seven victories to his name in 2018, making it a back to back weekend of winning after visiting victory lane last Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the first night of the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge weekend in Central Pennsylvania.

From his fourth starting position, Smith grabbed the top spot from early leader Jeff Geiges by lap 10, and after surviving multiple restarts with Geiges grabbing the lead back with two to go, Smith quickly regained his position and would go on to win the Thunder On The Hill Racing Series hosted event.

Three heat race wins, sponsored by Professional Design Services, Freiberger Excavating and Bruce's Auto Body, went to Jeff Geiges, Larry Mc Vay and Michael Haggenbottom. Heat winners were also awarded five gallons of fuel courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels - the official fuel sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Twelve drivers were qualified in to the CRC Industries Brakleen redraw, with Dave Brown and Jeff Geiges pulling the pole positions, earning them the Engler Machine and Tool Front Row Award.

Scott R Frack made his come back to MASS after taking a few weeks off rebuilding an engine earned the Fred's Trailers hard charger award after advancing eleven positions from his 17th starting spot.

Ryan Stillwaggon took home the the Bitner Automotive Lightening Fast Time Award after having a 13.041 second lap time in heat number one.

Next up on the schedule is the finale at Georgetown Speedway on Saturday, October 27th - day two of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend.

MASS Grandview Speedway Results (25 Laps): Kyle Smith, Jeff Geiges, Ryan Stillwaggon, Jon Haegele, Tyler Reinhardt, Scott R Frack, Tim Tanner Jr., Joe Kay, Devin Adams, Larry Mc Vay, Dave Brown, Kassidy Kreitz Racing, Craig Pellegrini Jr., Dom Melair, Dan Leaper, Chad Connor, Tom Carberry, Bobby Scherff, Eddie Wagner, Zack Burd, Rick Stief, Austin Bishop, Michael Haggenbottom

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DELPHI DEMOLITION JOINS AS CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT RACE SPONSOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY; $500 TO WIN, $165 TO START --PLUS!-- $250 IN LAP MONEY!
BECHELSVILLE, PA
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

With the 2018 season winding down to a close with a heated points battle finally coming to an end this Friday, September 14th at Grandview Speedway, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has partnered with Sewell, NJ's Delphi Contracting & Demolition to raise the stakes on Championship Night!

Delphi Contracting has upped the purse an extra $1000, making it $500 to win and $165 to start. Second through fifth place will be awarded with $325, $280, $250, and $220, with an increase in payout throughout the rest of the field will be seen as well. On top of this, $250 in lap money ($10 a lap led in the twenty-five lap feature) will be up for grabs as well.

Additional contingency awards include $50 cash to each heat race winner presented by Professional Design Services, Freiberger Excavating, and Bruce's Auto Body, a $50 gift certificate to Keizer Sprint Wheels for the worst pill draw of the night, the $25 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of each heat race event and feature, courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a $25 Todd's Performance gift certificate, the “Burning Rubber Bonus” which is a BRAND NEW Hoosier Racing Racesaver Spec Right Rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance, the Fred's Trailers $25 Hard Charger Award and the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw concludes the list of extras up for grabs for members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Delphi Contracting & Demolition services Southern Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware regions as a provider of high quality demolition and excavating services. They take pride in their ability to meet deadlines, finish projects 100% to satisfaction and keep projects contained to within the allotted area.

Owner Mike Pjatikin, has a long and successful history in the 600 Micro Sprint scene, recently winning the Winged Outlaw Finale at the 2017 Tulsa Shootout with hot shoe Christopher Bell behind the wheel of his Pjatikin Motorsports 600 Micro Sprint this past December.

Tim Tanner Jr. - the current point leader by 15 points over second place standing and owner of one feature win at Bridgeport Speedway in 2018 Rick Stief - finally won his first race at Grandview Speedway Inc. at MASS' last appearence "on the hill" back in June, and is looking to make a come back this week, after receiving third degree burns on his hands and arms during a pit side accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in August.

Several additional drivers looking forward to pocketing the $500 prize this Friday are "Flyin" Ryan Stillwaggon, double time 2018 feature winner Eddie Wagner, “Downtown” Dave Brown, Jeff Geiges, "The Blonde Bomber" Austin Bishop, Bobby Scherff, Tom Carberry Brendon Poff, Joe Kay, and 2018 Rookie of the Year contenders Cj Faison and Jason Dunn will all be in attendance.

Pits are scheduled to open at 3PM, grandstand gates opening to fans at 5:30 with warm-ups beginning at 6:30 and the first green flag scheduled to open at 7:30PM. General Admission for Adults is $12; Children (6-11): $5; Under 6: FREE and Pit Admission is $30.

For more information on THIS event, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, our Instagram and Twitter pages @masprints305 and our website www.masprintseries.com!

For more information on Delphi Contracting & Demolition, visit their website at www.delphicontracting.com, on facebook at Delphi Contracting or call them at 856-228-3600.

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RAIN POSTPONES PASS/MASS CO-SANCTION EVENT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH

YORK HAVEN, PA
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Mother Nature struck too soon on Saturday Night when scattered pop up showers forced BAPS Motor Speedway officials to postpone the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series/PA Sprint Series Co-Sanctioned Event to Sunday, August 26th.

"Along with the rescheduled make-up feature that is tentatively planned to run right after the All Star Circuit of Champions time trial sessions, we will continue the night with a complete program for the IMCA/Racesaver Sprints," Kolten Gouse of BAPS Motor Speedway commented.

With 36 Racesaver/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate - including thirteen Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series teams, four heat races were completed with Austin Bishop, John Scarborough, Kyle Smith, and Darren Miller taking home victories for each qualifying event, and two b-main wins going to Rick Stief and Tim Tanner Jr. before the rains came.

A complete redraw sponsored by CRC Industries, had the top twelve finishers "draw a can" of CRC Brakleen for their spot, with Dave Grube and Jaremi Hanson set to start on the front row of the twenty lap feature.

“I want to thank all of the teams that traveled to BAPS on Saturday for our co-sanction event, and unfortunately Mother Nature played a factor into the evening, but we look forward to having everyone back with the All Star Sprints on Sunday!” Gouse said.

“We would really like to add more PASS/MASS co-sanction events in 2019 at BAPS to continue our support for the Racesaver/IMCA 305 Sprint Series here in Central Pennsylvania".

With just three points races remaining (including this Sunday's make-up event at BAPS) until the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Champion is crowned at Grandview Speedway Inc. on Friday, September 14th, next up on the schedule is Bridgeport Speedway this coming Saturday, August 25th.

For more information on upcoming events, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, on Instagram and Twitter @masprints305 and our website www.masprintseries.com.

FEATURE LINE-UP 8/26 (20 LAPS): Dave Grube, Jaremi Hanson, Jason Dunn, Andy Best, Darren Miller, Kyle Smith, Billy Ney, Zachary Newlin, Austin Bishop, Cj Faison, Jon Haegele, John Scarborough, Jeff Geiges, Jay Krout, John Fiore Racing 91J, Larry Mc Vay, Rick Stief, Tim Tanner Jr., Tyler Reinhardt, Eddie Wagner, Colton Hoover, Devin Adams, Stephanie Dodson, Nick Sweigart
DNQ: Kassidy Kreitz, John Wanchalk, Landon Price, Wally Eshenaur, Tim Stallings, Tom Carberry, Erin Statler, Kenny Heffner, David Graber, Kristen Hess, Ryan Lynn, Reid Mitchell

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Winner Austin Bishop (Ralph Richards Photo)

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BISHOP WINS TWENTY LAP MASS FEATURE IN FRONT OF 'PACKED HOUSE' AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY BRIDGEPORT, NJ
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER
erikapalmai5@gmail.com

Austin Bishop won his fourth feature event of 2018, but his first ever with Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series this past Saturday Night at Bridgeport Speedway. In front of a packed grandstands on account of the speedway's annual 'Pack the House Night' free admission to fans event, Bishop survived multiple restarts, pressure from a hard charging and fast Jeff Geiges and two red flags to take the $450 to win cash prize, thanks to race night sponsor Lin Bethman's Auto Center.

"In those final laps, all I could think about was a staying out front in the clean air and keeping my line straight because I knew Stillwaggon was close behind and he is usually fast at Bridgeport," Bishop mentioned. "I noticed the track started to take rubber in the middle groove, so the objective for me was to keep the car straight and in the rubber so that I could bring it home to victory lane!"

Bishop, who started on the inside pole along side Jeff Geiges after drawing the number one spot during the CRC Industries Brakleen redraw, quickly jumped out front of the twenty-four car field, and maintained the position all throughout the twenty lap feature, constantly facing a challenge from veteran driver, Jeff Geiges, who was all over the back bumper for the first half of the feature.

"Jeff and I were putting on an awesome race and we were both fast!" Bishop said. "At the half way point, I got caught up with the lapped car of Leaper, who was running the same middle line that I was, and coming out of turn two, I anticipated to get around Dan going low, and we came up to him quickly, and unfortunately he went low too, causing me to get into the back of him," Bishop explained.

"I tried to quickly unhook our bumpers by going around the outside of him, but it was just to late and we spun him around, collecting Geiges as well. I feel bad about the situation and how it happened, but I'm just glad that everyone walked away unharmed," Bishop said.

With Geiges now sidelined after the lap nine mishap, Bishop ran away with the win, with the battle for second gaining attention with Tim Tanner Jr. and Ryan Stillwaggon swapping positions, with Tanner eventually finishing up in the runner up spot, and Stillwaggon settling in third. Eddie Wagner and Dave Brown would round out the top five.

"Our season started off a little rocky, with us not being able to finish the first three races we've entered, but now, after running eight shows total in 2018, we've won four of them!" Bishop said. "We're running for National points and the MASS championship this year, so as long as we have twenty decent finishes, we should be in good shape."

Austin Bishop credits his success to the crew of the No. 11A (Parke Bishop, Tyler Rissler, and Frank Styer) and his sponsors Kozie Clothes, Sloan Ford, Doug's Welding, Classic Car Auto Mall, Frank's Shocks and Two Cousin's Pizza.

This weekend, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has off, but is scheduled to return to action next Saturday, June 30th Grandview Speedway Inc.. Information on this event will be released in the coming days.

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LIN BETHMAN AUTO CENTER FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS): AUSTIN BISHOP, Tim Tanner Jr., Ryan Stillwaggon, Eddie Wagner, Dave Brown, Brendon Poff, Scott R Frack, Mark Bitner, Rick Stief, Tom Carberry, Bryant Davis, Samantha Lieberman, Cj Faison, Randy Wilbert, Craig Pellegrini Jr., Josh Fox, Jason Dunn, Chad Connor, Larry Mc Vay, Logan Diehl, Jeff Geiges, Dean Conk Jr., Dan Leaper, Doug Suiter DNS- Zack Burd

Professional Design Services HEAT 1 $50 CASH - Jeff Geiges
Freiberger Excavating HEAT 2 $50 CASH - Eddie Wagner
Bruce's Auto Body HEAT 3 $50 CASH - Tim Tanner Jr.
Engler Machine and Tool Front Row - Austin Bishop & Jeff Geiges
Thayer Performance Burning Rubber Hard Charger Bonus - Dave Brown (+10 positions)
Half Way Leader $25 CASH - Austin Bishop
Bitner Automotive Lightning Fast Time Award $25 CASH - Jeff Geiges
Kelly Racing Fuels 5 Gallons of FREE Fuel - Austin Bishop
Keizer Sprint Wheels $50 Gift Certificate 10th Place Finisher - Tom Carberry
$50 CASH Random Driver's Meeting Giveaway & $25 Worst Pill Draw - Craig Pellegrini Jr.

May
27

IT’S RACE DAY!!

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Mother Nature needs to move on out, because there's another storm brewing in the Bechtelsville, PA hills tonight!

The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be heading to Grandview Speedway Inc. for the first time this season, to be a part of the Thunder on the Hill Traffic Jam Memorial Day Weekend event! Pit gates are set to open at 2:30PM, with the grandstands opening for fans at 5PM. Warm-ups are slated to begin at 6:30PM, and the first green flag of the evening is set to wave at 7:30PM.

Pre-Race festivities - which begin at 5PM - include the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet that will include MASS Sprint Car driver, Johnny Yanek and his S.L.Y Racing #Q2 Sprinter, as well a free cozie give-away to the first 150 fans that enter the grandstand gates, sponsored by our primary sponsor, the Delaware Auto Exchange!

Sponsoring the event will be MASS's primary marketing partner, the Delaware Auto Exchange and also MASS’s associate sponsor Diversified Machine, Inc. / DMI / BullDog Rears, who has come back on board for 2018, gifting the series with a brand new complete front axle to be raffled off at the end of the year banquet. MASS's additional associate sponsor Engler Machine and Tool, will also be sponsoring the front row starters for all the MASS feature events. The pole sitters each night will be rewarded with two tickets for the fuel injection raffle.

Additional contingency awards include $50 cash to each heat race winner presented by Professional Design Services, Freiberger Excavating, and Bruce's Auto Body, a $50 gift certificate to Keizer Sprint Wheels for the worst pill draw of the night, the $25 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of each heat race winner courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a $25 Todd's Performance gift certificate, and the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw concludes the list of extras up for grabs for members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Expect the talent to be present this evening, with last year's Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Thunder On The Hill Racing Series winner Ryan Stillwaggon to be on hand to defend victory lane from 2017 MASS Champion and also the winner of the last two events Eddie Wagner from making it 3 in a row tonight! Additional hot shoes on tap for tonight include DOWNTOWN Dave Brown, "THE FLYIN' MUNCHKIN" Jeff Geiges, TNT Tim Tanner, Rookie of the Year contenders Cj Faison, Jason Dunn, Dan Leaper, Chloe Andreas and Chad Connor, along with Tyler Reinhardt, Rick Stief, Bryant Davis and Brendon Poff to name a few.

For more information on upcoming events, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, on Instagram and Twitter @masprints305 and our website www.masprintseries.com.

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