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

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

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 Geiswite Creations Rookie of the Year contenders Austin Bishop, John Webster, Bobby Schreff, 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.

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.

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Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series would like to welcome Mach-1 Chassis as a sponsor for the 2017 racing season.

Mach-1 Chassis opened in 2008 out in Mechanicsburg Pa. They are known to be one of the leading oppositions in the design, engineering and fabrication of a fast and safe open wheel race car chassis. They also specialize in custom fabrication, including bending and welding, for just about any motorsports-related project.

Mach-1 also has a large parts inventory for open wheel race car along with being an authorized dealer for many of the sports leading manufacturers. They offer bumpers, chassis repair, customer fabrication, front axles, rear end repairs and many more items. They are authorized dealers of C&R Racing, Chalk Stick, Wings unlimited, and Winter Performance Products are just to name a few. Besides offering parts, chassis Mach 1 has a state of the art shock dyno and a flow bench to test fuel pumps, fuel system and nosels.

Mark Smith is the Chief Fabricator and an accomplished open wheel racer himself. Mark has been designing and building race car chassis more than 15 years. With Marks knowledge, staff, and inventory, Mach 1 is an easy choice for racers to make. Tim Tanner Jr., Gabe Fox and Jeff Geiges which all run Mach 1 chassis have decided to use Mach 1. "Along with cars that are built to a higher quality, that is visible to even the uneducated, the pride in craftsmanship and the commitment to customer is quite evident. The Tech support from Mark and his staff goes a long way. You feel like more than just another customer" says Gabe Fox.

Mach 1 is giving two bare front axles and two bumper kits to be given away. Mach 1 will be a headline sponsor for one of Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series races. At that race we will give away one set of each and save the other set for the end of the year awards banquet.

Mach-1 Chassis
10 North Frederick street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone Number: 570-898-8018
www.mach1chassis.com
Please like Mach 1 Chassis inc.

Bryant Davis (WoS photo)

Twenty-nine year old Bryant Davis is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series race season with high hopes and ambitions in making this year his most successful yet.

“My plans are to race as much as possible with MASS - ultimately the full schedule - just as long as everything goes well,” Davis stated at the 2017 PPB Motorsports Racecar & Trade show this past weekend. “We’ve had a history of engine failure issues, so as long as that holds up, we should be able to hang in there until the end.”

The Norwood, PA resident, who pilots the Bruce’s Auto Body #15B, plans on starting this season off at the season opener at Bridgeport Speedway on April 30th. MASS has a total of twenty races on its newly released schedule, which contains events at tracks such as Bridgeport Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, and a few co-sanctions events with the PA Sprint Series at historic tracks like Williams Grove, Susquehanna and Port Royal.

Davis, who started racing at the young age of nine years old in quarter midgets with Delaware’s Blackbird Quarter Midget Race Club, moved up to 270 Micro Sprints at fourteen years old and then 600 Micros at sixteen years old, where he raced at Airport Speedway and Bridgeport Speedway.

“In 2014, we began to notice how fast the Racesaver 305 division began to grow in this area, and we talked to a few of our friends who had already made the move up into the full-sized Sprints, and we found that there really was no difference in cost compared to the 600’s. The cost of tires and the amount of fuel that was used was the only added expense, so we decided to sell all of our Micro stuff, and we purchased a 305, and we began racing with the Tri-State Racesaver Series”.

“I am really excited for the inaugural season with the new Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series,” Davis said. “This is going to be a good change, a change for the better. This division has such a diverse group of drivers and the competition is no joke. There is a large group of experienced drivers who have raced anything from Micro Sprints, Modifieds, to 360 and 410 Sprint Cars. We all respect each other on and off the track, and I’m just glad that the Racesaver 305 division will be able to continue to thrive under this new management in this region”.

Bryant and his father, Bruce Davis, who will be coming on board to sponsor the hard charger for each feature event this season under the Bruce’s Auto Body banner, field there orange #15B with a two man crew consisting of themselves. Bruce’s Auto Body will give $25 cash each week to the driver who is awarded hard charger of the night.

Sponsors who Bryant would like to recognize are Precision Dent Works (Aston, PA), Custom Auto World (Prospect Park, PA) and Bruce’s Auto Body (Sharon Hill, PA).

“I’ve learned a lot over the past few years, and I’m hoping the knowledge that I’ve acquired will get us that first feature win!” Bryant concludes. “We’ve been getting closer to our goal, after winning a few heat races and earning a couple top fives, so if all goes well, I think we will visit victory lane in 2017”.

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We are excited to announce our schedule, we have 6 big races for our series not including the Blue Collar Classic. Stay tuned for more announcements as we have a few more series sponsorships to announce.

2017 Schedule

Saturday April 22nd Port Royal: Blue Collar Classic, Make up race, PASS event

Sunday April 30th Bridgeport Speedway

Saturday May 20th Susquehanna Speedway

Sunday May 28th Grandview Speedway: Thunder on the Hill

Friday June 2nd Big Diamond Speedway

Saturday June 10th TBA

Saturday June 17th Bridgeport Speedway: Pack the house night ( Free Admission )

Saturday June 24th Grandview Speedway

Saturday July 8th Bridgeport Speedway

Friday July 21st Bridgeport Speedway

Saturday July 29th Bridgeport speedway

Friday August 18th Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday August 26th Bridgeport Speedway

Saturday September 2nd Susquehanna Speedway

Friday September 15th Grandview Speedway: 38'er, Night before the 76'er

Friday September 22nd Bridgeport Speedway: King of the Big Block Weekend

Saturday October 7th Port Royal: Blue Collar Classic, PASS event

Saturday October 14th Grandview Speedway: Thunder on the Hill

Saturday October 28th Georgetown Speedway

Saturday November 4th Bridgeport Speedway: Big Track Classic

www.Masprintseries.com

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES PREPARING TO OPEN 2017 SEASON AT PPB MOTORSPORTS EXPO OAKS, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER

Kicking off their first inaugural season under a new name and new management, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is ready for the thirty-second annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Expo on January 20th, 21st and 22nd.

“Over these last few months, Jeff Geiges and I have been working hard at trying to improve 305 Racesaver® Sprint Car racing in our area, and after listening to a majority of race teams, we hope to be heading in the right direction,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Sprints explained. “Motorsports is always an exciting way to kick off the year. It’s a great way to interact with drivers, teams and fans that may have questions and concerns, and it’s a great way to show off all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes”.

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be in booths 1008, 1009, 1108 & 1109. Doug Snow, driver of the Snow Motorsports #777 and David Bonner, driver of the #57v will be on hand with their cars in the MASS booth. Both drivers have already expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming season.

Prospective members will be able to purchase their membership pass for the season during that weekend. After purchasing a MASS membership pass, drivers and owners will be eligible for the end of the year points fund as well as contingency prizes that will be presented at the banquet and during special events throughout the season. Members will also be able to vote on the points structure, visitor policy and handicapping at the upcoming winter meeting that will be held sometime after Motorsports. Prices for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series membership pass are as followed; $95 for a driver/owner combo and $75 for an individual pass for either a driver or owner.

“We are hoping to release our schedule in the upcoming weeks prior to Motorsports. These last few weeks have been crucial in locking key dates for the 2017 season that we are hoping to be seen as appealing to everyone,” Jeff Geiges MASS General Manager stated. “We have races at six different venues, with a possible seventh in the works. Our schedule should consist of eighteen to nineteen races, which is what majority of the racers asked for at our initial meeting back in November”.

The 3-day show will fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with just about everything imaginable in motorsports available for attendees to see.

For more details on this and other news with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, be sure to like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or email us at MidAtlanticSeries@gmail.com.

Our first driver profile is up! My brother-in-law Tommy Carberry won his first feature this past October at Grandview Speedway after having a successful season with TSRS in 2016. Now, the 29 year old pilot of the number 28 Carberry Motorsports 305 Racesaver Sprinter is excited for new beginnings with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series!

Ringoes, NJ resident, Tommy Carberry, is ready to take on the veteran competition of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series this coming season, in hopes of capturing more feature wins after ending 2016 with his very first victory at Grandview Speedway, and if all goes well, Carberry hopes to take home the series championship in 2017.

“I plan on running every race with MAS this year, as well as a few PASS 305 events also,” Carberry stated. “I’m hoping to kick-off my season by traveling down to South Carolina to race with the Carolina Racesaver Sprint Series. They have a two-day national event on April 28th & 29th that I would love to get down to. Then, I’m going to drive home that Saturday night so that I can participate in our season opener at Bridgeport on Sunday April 30th”.

Tommy comes from a large and well known racing family, with his Grandfather Tom being a mechanic on many modified teams back in the 60’s and 70’s, his father Tom and uncles Kenny and Chuck Carberry both former Modified and Sprint Car drivers, as well as his cousin Adam Carberry who formerly raced in the 305 ranks, recently moving to URC this past year. He is also recently married to 305 Sprint Car driver Stefanie Palmai Carberry, who also collected her second career feature win in 2016 at Bridgeport Speedway at the final points race in September.

Tommy started racing go-karts at the age of fifteen, and after two years, he moved up to the Rookie Sportsman Modified division at New Egypt Speedway in 2006 where he would win two features before moving forward to the regular Sportsman class. In 2009, Carberry bought a Big-Block Modified engine where he competed at New Egypt Speedway for four years before finally purchasing a Racesaver 305 Sprint Car.

“It was something that I have always wanted to do,” Tommy said about switching to Sprint Cars. “I have always loved Sprint Car racing, so when New Egypt dropped the Big-Blocks at the end of 2012, it was a great opportunity to try something new, and it was an affordable way for me to race something that I am competitive in, without having to go broke doing”.

Not able to ever run the full schedule due to other life commitments and events, Carberry commends the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series for keeping the schedule under twenty races for 2017 so that he can run for the championship. After already winning at Grandview in 2016, Carberry is confident and excited to see what “new beginnings” will bring for himself and the series at the booked events at Bridgeport, Georgetown, Big Diamond, and the new tracks that will be a new experience for the twenty-nine year old driver.

“I’m excited for 2017 for a number of reasons,” Carberry expressed. “I’m happy that the schedule is not going to be overwhelming, so that I won’t have to worry about missing races for other life events that may come up for me. I have also taken the time to better my racing program, seriously going over my stuff so that I can have top-notch equipment so that I can be a top car every week, winning more races. In our division, there is definitely a handful of cars that you can count on winning every week, and I want to be one of those cars this year”.

Carberry, a full time auto body technician at Integrity Auto Body located in Ringoes, NJ, is currently searching for sponsors to help financially back his 2017 aspirations, but would like to welcome back aboard Champion Tire and Integrity Auto Body to his team for the upcoming season. Also helping him weekly at the track is his father Tom Carberry and long-time friend Brian Hendrickson.

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MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES KICKS OFF 2017 SEASON AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
BRIDGEPORT, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will kick off their inaugural season at the “fastest dirt track in the east”, Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday, April 30th. The series, which hosts RacesaverⓇ 305 Sprint Cars in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware region, has eight to ten tentative events scheduled at the South Jersey facility, which will be released on a final schedule set to come out at a later date.

“The staff at Bridgeport Speedway has always welcomed and showcased the 305 Sprint Cars in the past, so we are excited to have our first race of the season there, as well as many other BIG events that they have invited us to be apart of in 2017,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MAS stated. “We are working hard to find and invite sponsors to be apart of our series in 2017, so that we can draw more cars to our races, while also giving back to the guys who support us week in and week out”.

Last season, the 305 Sprint Cars were a headlining division on one of the speedway’s experimental and highly successful nights - “Pack the House Night” where admittance was FREE to all fans in the grandstands, and under the new MAS banner, they will return to be apart of this highly anticipated event on Saturday, June 17th.

The management of the South Jersey based track has also invited the Mid-Atlantic Sprints to join the United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars to co-headline in late October for the second running of the “Big Track Classic” which is a two day show.

Bridgeport Speedway, which is a 5/8 mile “super-speedway” located in Logan Township, NJ, is not only famous for its high speed side-by-side racing, but it’s beautiful facility is known to be family and fan friendly. In efforts to expand its growing fan base and product, the Speedway will now be offering racing on not two different race tracks, but three racetracks in 2017. In addition to the 1/4 mile inner oval , a 3/8 mile speedway is being built and is expected to be ready sometime in 2017.

“There is no timetable as to when the new track will be finished, but our goal is to have a race or two by the end of the summer of 2017,” General Manager Danny Serrano stated in an interview with AARN last week. “Along with some of the other open wheel competition that feel that the big track is too fast for their cars and the 1/4 mile too small, we’re hoping to create a balanced in-between option for the 305 Sprint Cars and the other divisions that will make great competitive three-wide racing for the fans and drivers.”

With a twenty-one (+) car field, $300 will be awarded to the feature winner, $250 going to second place, $200 for third and $150 will be paid out to all cars who take the green flag. $60 will be awarded as tow money for non-qualifiers. Contingency sponsors for events at Bridgeport are still being pursued, with Bitner’s Automotive signing on as the $25 “Quick Time” Award sponsor and Bruce’s Auto Body claiming sponsorship over the $25 “Hard Charger” Award. Todd's Performance is also giving a $25 gift certificate to a randomly placed driver that will be chosen each night.
For more information on this race or future events, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/.
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