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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.

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THUNDER SERIES NEWS

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MARCH 12, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER SERIES OPENER SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 28, MODS TO CHASE $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR 10TH AND $500 TO START

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (March 12, 2017) – The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway with the return of the poplar Memorial Day Weekend Triple Thunder Thriller. On the program will be the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds competing together in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 40 lap $5,000 to win feature event. The first place prize is certainly an eye catcher complimented by a payoff of $1,000 to finish tenth and $500 just to start the main event. The Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) sprint cars will also be on the race card offering heat race qualifying and a feature for both the Sportsman and Sprint Cars. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Long-time partner of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Pioneer Pole Buildings – the region’s premier builder of post frame buildings --will again be on-board as a key marketing partner for the 2017 series of special events at Berks County’s Grandview Speedway. A great supporter of regional auto racing, Pioneer Pole Buildings can be seen emblazoned on the machines of many of Grandview Speedway’s regular competitors including 2016 Modified Champion, Craig VonDohren – a six-time Thunder on the Hill Series winner.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings mobile sales unit will be on display at all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events kicking off on Sunday, May 28 at Grandview.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series of 2017 will continues just two-weeks later with the invading USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, June 13 competing with Grandview’s premier racing division the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. If you have never seen a wingless 410 sprint event, this is a must see show, especially on the high-banks at Grandview Speedway.

The 2017 racing season will include activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, take a ride in Eli’s AutoWorld Pace Truck, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor, joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak and Lube, Eli’s AutoWorld and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Racing Schedule:

Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller - Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM – Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprint

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic – Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM -- USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek – Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions – Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

*NASCAR Points event

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 27 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.2 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including: 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

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.

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 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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