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18

HBR Racing Recap 9/18/17

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HBR Racing Recap 9/18/17

Mandee Pauch Relations – September 18, 2017 – The Heinke-Baldwin team earned five top ten finishes, including a pair of top-fives, during their three-day race weekend with the Super DIRTcar Series.

Jimmy Phelps opened the evening at Brewerton Speedway Friday night with a second-place heat race finish, placing him into the top-12 redraw.

Pre race festivities saw Phelps draw the outside pole for the Duel at the Demon 100.

“We backed up a little at the beginning,” Phelps said. “We were way too tight early. After halfway it came back on and we got back up to third. We were able to challenge for second but we ran out of time there at the end.”

Phelps crossed the line in third.

Max McLaughlin rolled out a brand new Teo Pro car Friday evening at Brewerton.

“We kind of missed the set up in the heat at Brewerton,” McLaughlin said. “The track was really heavy and rough and we didn’t really know what the car was going to do.”

McLaughlin fell back to sixth from his fourth-place starting spot.

“We had to qualify through the b-main,” added McLaughlin.

McLaughlin started on the outside of the 12th row for the 100-lap main event.

“Once it got slick towards the end of the night it came to me.”

McLaughlin battled his way through the field from his 24th-place starting spot to close out the night with an 8th-place finish.

The momentum for the team continued Saturday at Mohawk International.

Phelps was fast from the start, winning his heat race then went on to draw the pole for the main event.

“It was the similar deal as Friday night,” Phelps added. “They re-groomed the track and we didn’t make any changes. It seemed a little different for the feature. It’s hard to put my finger on what we needed to do to do better. We fell back to fifth relatively quick.”

Phelps mentioned the track taking rubber relatively early and becoming one groove.

“It’s really disappointing because we felt really good going into the main,” he said. “It just seemed like it caught us off guard a little bit.”

Phelps collected his sixth fifth-place finish of the season with the series.

“The track was black slick right from the start,” McLaughlin said. “We were pretty fast early and won the heat.”

McLaughlin drew ninth out of 12 spots for the main event.

“I was going really good and was up to seventh,” added McLaughlin. “It rubbered up on lap 20 or 30. It was nose to bumper for the rest of the race. We had a really good car thought.”

McLaughlin finished sixth, grabbing his 12th top-10 finish with the series.

The HBR team closed out the weekend on Sunday at Cornwall Speedway.

“Sunday was polar opposite of the prior two nights,” Phelps said. “We really struggled in time trials.”

Phelps started sixth in his heat and qualified fifth, lining him up on the inside of the ninth row for the 100-lapper.

“The track was really heavy, fast and choppy,” he added. “We were too tight early. We took a big swing with a setup change, luckily the car responded. We got up to the top five then ran out of steam. The right rear burnt off a bit towards the end, we were able to settle for sixth.”

McLaughlin qualified second in his heat race and redrew ninth for the main event.

“We made some adjustments for the feature,” mentioned McLaughlin. “After a restart on lap 30 I reached for a tear off and pulled them all off. I couldn’t see a thing for the rest of the race. It was definitely my fault for our results but it happens”

McLaughlin held on for a 13th-place finish.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race at Fonda Speedway, Phelps is feeling confident with their progress.

“We’re gaining and getting more comfortable with our cars and our setups,” Phelps said. “It’s a good time to build a little momentum. We won Fonda last year so we’re going back there hoping we can build from that and keep rolling.”

HBR QUICK RESULTS

Jimmy Phelps
Friday, September 15 – Brewerton Speedway; Heat: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (2)
Saturday, September 16 – Mohawk International; Heat: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (1)
Sunday, September 17 – Cornwall Speedway; Heat: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (17)

Max McLaughlin
Friday, September 15 – Brewerton Speedway; Heat: 6 (4); Feature: 8 (24)
Saturday, September 16 – Mohawk International; Heat: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (9)
Sunday, September 17 – Cornwall Speedway; Heat: 2 (2); Feature: 13 (9)

HBR SEASON STATS –

Jimmy Phelps
54 races – 3 wins, 26 top fives, 40 top 10’s

Max McLaughlin
54 races – 2 wins, 19 top fives, 34 top 10’s

UP NEXT –

Saturday, September 23 – Fonda Speedway

MEDIA LINKS -

HBR
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hbrmotorsports
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HBR_Racing
Jimmy Phelps
Website: www.jimmyphelps.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JimmyPhelps
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jimmy_phelps
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jimmyphelps

Max McLaughlin
Website: www.maxmclaughlinracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaxMcLaughlinRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MaxMcLaughlin_
Instagram: www.instagram.com/maxmclaughlin_

Dave Blaney
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BuckeyeBullet10

APPAREL –

The HBR team has apparel available for sale at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS –

JIMMY PHELPS’ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Strange Oval

Strange Oval is a division of Strange Engineering, an industry leading company that has been manufacturing driveline and suspension components for all forms of racing and hi-performance vehicles since 1964. For more information on Strange Oval, visit www.strangeoval.com.

“Their driveline and axel components are second to none,” Phelps said. “They offer a wide variety of tuning capabilities that definitely give their customers an advantage”

Phelps would also like to thank J&B Installations, Mohawk Northeast, JRI Shocks, Teo Pro Car, Strange Oval, Winters Performance, Bob Bruneau, Simpson Race Products, VP Fuels, Fragola Performance Systems, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood , FK Rod Ends, Cobra Motorhomes, Bert Transmissions, Eibach, Industrial, Tire of CNY, Driven Racing Oil and Arts Radiator for their continued support.

MAX MCLAUGHLIN’S SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motorsports parts supplier. They supply gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more to racers at local tracks and international teams. For more information, visit www.simpsonraceproducts.com.

“I can’t thank Simpson enough for their awesome products that keep me safe every time I strap into a race car,” McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Mohawk Northeast Inc., Simpson Race Products, Wienerschnitzel, Just Let Me Do It Commercial Services, Eibach Springs, Max Papis Inc., HBR, Bob Bruneau, Nitro Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Winters Performance Products, Hoosier, Cobra, TEO Pro Car, Pro Bar, Strange Oval, JRI Shocks, Absolute Audio, Fragola Performance Systems, Wilwood, Lincoln Electric, VP Racing Fuel, Jones Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Bert Transmission, ASI Racewear, Swindell Speed Lab, Walker Performance Filtration Systems, HD Designs, Torie Costa Foundation and Butler Built Seats for their continued support.

MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS – Mandee Pauch Relations specializes in affordable public relations and media management for drivers, race teams, racetracks, businesses, sponsors, events and more. MPR provides a wide array of services that individuals in the racing industry require in order to advance in the sport.

To meet the media relations needs of your program, contact Mandee Pauch at mandee@mandeepauchrelations.com. For more information on MPR, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

Article Credit: Mandee Pauch Relations
Photo Credit: Dave Dalesandro

About Mandee Pauch Relations
MPR exists to create experiences where passion and purpose come together to provide compelling, effective and results-driven public relation services that succeed on various levels for our clients. MPR offers a wide variety of services including press releases, website design and maintenance, sponsorship proposals, driver portfolios, social media monitoring and more. For more information, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

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Mandee Pauch Relations
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Peter Britten - Don Romeo Photo Credit

Britten Rallies Three Top-Ten Finishes with Super DIRTcar

Mandee Pauch Relations – September 18, 2017 – Joining the Super DIRTcar Series for a full three-day weekend of racing, ‘Batman’ Peter Britten was able to overcome several challenges and battle his way forward each night to collect three top-10 finishes.

“Everything pretty much went against us this weekend but we were able to make something out of it,” Britten said. “We made lemonade out of lemons.”

Britten opened the weekend on Friday evening at Brewerton Speedway where he finished second in his heat race, placing him in the top-12 redraw.

Britten rolled off fifth for the 100-lap main event.

“Unfortunately we missed the set up,” added Britten. “The track was so fast. I thought it was going to hold grip a little longer. From the moment I went out there I knew it was going to be a long race.”

At the beginning of the race Britten fell back to 16th. After a few laps he was able to make something work and rally his way back up to tenth.

“The last third of the race I found the line that worked for me,” he said. “I felt pretty good but the track kind of wore out a little bit and went to one lane. Overall, considering we completely missed the setup, it’s one of those things you take what you can get.”

The momentum continued on Saturday to Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg, N.Y.

In group time trials Britten timed second fastest overall. Unfortunately, Britten was lined up to start second in his heat and the car wouldn’t start.

“I went to fire up the car and it wouldn’t start,” Britten said. “The battery completely shorted out. They even tried to push start me and I couldn’t even get push started. The track is tough there so starting position is pretty crucial for that place.”

Britten lined up on the outside of the 18th row for the 100-lap main event.

“We had a pretty good car and was able to make some moves,” he said. “They re-prepped the track so it was pretty fast. Midway through the race down in one and two the bottom became pretty dominant, the problem was even if you have a run on the guy you had to tuck back into the bottom because it was too dominant and too fast so the other guy would drive away from you, which made it hard for passing.”

Despite starting last for the main event, Britten made a strong comeback and capped off the night with a 10th-place finish.

Britten closed out the weekend on Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Ontario, Canada.

Britten finished where he started – third – in his heat race, which once again put him in the top-12 redraw.

“It was another weird night,” mentioned Britten. “We were too tight for time trials but managed to get a decent lap then for the heat we started third, over adjusted the other way and were too loose. At least we were good enough it put us in the redraw.”

Pre-race festivities saw Britten draw the outside of the second row for the main event.

“We were up to second at one point,” he said. “We were too tight at the start of the race but I knew it would come in midway through the race.”

Unfortunately there was a crash in turns one and two where Britten had to slow to miss it. Someone rear-ended Britten, giving him a left rear flat while running second.

Britten was able to change the tire, make it back out and battle his way through to another top-10 finish.

“It was a tough race,” he added. “The track was pretty quick. Once I got going again I tried being pretty cautious because the track was pretty rough. It was a little bit of a challenge to keep our nose clean but I picked off some cars and made it back up to the front to finish seventh.”

Despite all of the obstacles Britten ran into over the weekend, he’s satisfied with his results.

“It was a little bit of a frustrating weekend but considering how things went we still managed to stay in the top ten every night,” noted Britten. “It was encouraging to be able to do that.”

Britten’s results are proven success for the new TD4 Troyer design.

“Ever since this new car has come out it seems like we’ve been able to run consistently well even when things don’t go our way, we seem to always finish,” he said. “We obviously have the challenge to win. We’ve come a long way since the beginning of the season.”

Britten is scheduled to run Fonda Speedway on Saturday with the Super DIRTcar Series.

PETER BRITTEN RACING QUICK RESULTS -

Friday, September 15 – Brewerton Speedway; Heat: 2 (2); Feature: 10 (5)
Saturday, September 16 – Mohawk International; Heat: DNS (2); Feature: 10 (26)
Sunday, September 17 – Cornwall Speedway; Heat: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (4)

PETER BRITTEN RACING SEASON STATS -

46 races – 4 wins, 20 top 5’s, 33 top 10’s

UP NEXT –

Saturday, September 23 – Fonda Speedway

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: www.peterbrittenracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/peter.britten.9
Twitter: www.twitter.com/peterbritten21a
Instagram: www.instagram.com/peterbritten

APPAREL –

All Peter Britten Racing apparel will be available for sale at their racecar trailer during events they compete in.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Pilat Graphic Design Inc. –

For information on Pilat Graphic Design, visit www.pilatdesign.com.

“They do commercial signs, racecars, pretty much anything you need done graphic wise, he is the man to go to.”

Peter Britten Racing would also like to thank Troyer, Sweet MFG, Wilwood, Integra, FK Rod Ends, Hypercoil, Winters Performance, AMI, JBR Motorsports, Flach Performance Products, Liberty Steel, Strange Oval, Andy’s Speed Shop, Pilat Graphic Design and Armor Security and Protection for their continued support.

MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS – Mandee Pauch Relations specializes in affordable public relations and media management for drivers, race teams, racetracks, businesses, sponsors, events and more. MPR provides a wide array of services that individuals in the racing industry require in order to advance in the sport.

To meet the media relations needs of your program, contact Mandee Pauch at mandee@mandeepauchrelations.com. For more information on MPR, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

Article Credit: Mandee Pauch Relations
Photo Credit: Don Romeo

About Mandee Pauch Relations
MPR exists to create experiences where passion and purpose come together to provide compelling, effective and results-driven public relation services that succeed on various levels for our clients. MPR offers a wide variety of services including press releases, website design and maintenance, sponsorship proposals, driver portfolios, social media monitoring and more. For more information, visit www.mandeepauchrelations.com.

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