Story By: A2DPR / ZACH NEWLIN RACING – MILLERTON, PA – Zach Newlin spent most of the 2023 season working to pull his own 410 sprint car team together. It proved to take longer than hoped but the team did manage to make it to the track three times late in the season.
The preparation has continued throughout this offseason, and while Newlin has limited resources, he has been working hard to build depth where he can and fans should expect to see more of Newlin in his 410 sprint car in 2024.
There are plenty of other updates from the Zach Newlin Racing camp to share this winter too.
YOU WIN, THEY WIN!
Racers don’t often get the opportunity to hang out and have fun with their fans, family, and friends. Every winter, Zach Newlin and the entire Newlin Racing family try to remedy that by hosting a fun night
The night features bingo with cash prizes, door prizes, 50/50 drawings, a Chinese auction, and tear-off tickets.
Not only is it a fun night of games, but the annual event helps Newlin Racing support some of the costs of their program.
Everyone knows how expensive racing is these days. It doesn’t matter if you are running a go-kart like Caleb Newlin or a full-blown sprint car like his father, Zach Newlin, it takes funding to get to the track.
The entire event is a win for fans and a win for Newlin Racing. Come out and support a long-time Central Pennsylvania racing family.
The event will be held at the Millerstown (PA) Moose on Saturday, January 27th. Doors open at noon with festivities kicking off at 1pm.
Advance tickets are $25. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If available, tickets will be $30 at the door. Interested fans can message Newlin Racing or Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook to get tickets.
Tickets are also available at the Millerstown Moose, Ron’s RV Sales in Mifflintown, and The Podium Awards in Newport.
Fans can find all the latest information on the ‘Newlin Racing Cash Bingo’ event on the Newlin Racing Facebook page.
Before we get into Newlin’s 410 sprint car plans for 2024, we want to fill fans in on another part of his schedule.
‘Zach Daddy’ as he is known to his fans, will return to the seat of Dan Mansberger’s No.21m 358 sprint car to compete in all the Williams Grove Speedway dates for the division.
The pairing had a solid season in 2023, capturing one victory and finishing 6th in the season point standings at ‘The Grove’.
“We enjoy running with Dan, so I’m really happy to be back in his car again.”, Newlin said.
“This will be our 4th year together. We struggled with mechanical issues our first couple of years but last year we overcame that. We were competitive almost every week in 2023. I’m looking forward to 2024. I think we can run up front and get Dan back to victory lane again.“
Last season, Newlin was aiming to get his own family-owned 11z team put together with a 410 bullet under the hood by early summer but parts delays, funding and other issues kept delaying his debut. The team did manage three starts before the season closed, one of them unfortunately ending early with a part failure in hot laps.
In 2024, Newlin is set to race the Ron’s RV Sales, Butler Hill Maple Farm, Tuscarora Roofing Co., Dillman Hauling, Precision Auto Repair Services, Christine Booker Realtor, Newlin Bar Service No.11z on a regular basis from the start of the season.
That said, Newlin will need to be selective when and where he competes to ensure he makes the most of his equipment and gives himself the best chance to build on what he has.
With only their smaller engine available, ZNR’s schedule options will be a bit limited. As of now, plans are to compete at BAPS Motor Speedway’s 410 sprint car shows, plus some additional mid-summer dates at Port Royal Speedway. Newlin is hoping the team’s other engine is done soon so the team will be able to add more dates to their schedule.
“This will be a learning and building year for us, so our main goals are just to be at the track as much as we are able and get as many laps as we can.“, Newlin commented. “We are also going to make sure we promote our partners. We wouldn’t be able to do this without them. I can’t thank those folks enough. Last year was disappointing because we wanted to race more but things we couldn’t control kept us from doing that.
“Our partners have stayed behind us and continued to believe in what we are trying to build, so we are going to make sure to take care of them.“
PARTNERS ARE FAMILY
Speaking of marketing partners, Newlin will welcome back several key supporters in 2024.
Ron’s RV Sales of Mifflintown is back as a primary partner. Ron’s RV Sales is a retirement hobby that has become a passion. After retiring from Snedeker Energy in early 2020, Ron decided to buy some RVs and start a little business as a hobby. While the business has grown, Ron is still dedicated to helping people find the RV that’s right for them. You won’t find high-pressure salespeople or big mark-ups, just honest prices and a great selection of travel trailers, motorhomes, utility trailers, golf carts, and more. You can find them online at RonsRVSales.com, call 717-436-6514, or stop by 349 Industrial Park Road, Mifflintown, PA.
Also returning is Butler Hill Maple Farm, which is owned and operated by U.S. Army veteran Corrie Bacon. As a child, Corrie helped his dad make maple syrup. Prior to his retirement following 31 years of service, he purchased land and the maple business from his lifelong friend. Since then, Butler Hill Maple Farm has been offering pure Pennsylvania maple syrup in three grades: Golden Delicate, Amber Rich, Dark Robust and Very Dark, Very Strong.
Race fans will also find Butler Hill Maple Farm has special edition bottles etched with sprint cars, late models and modifieds! All these items are available for shipping in their company store online, and at events throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the DC area. Visit ButlerHillMapleFarm.com to learn more and get your favorite products today! You can also call Corrie’s customer service at 607-426-5820, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find Butler Hill Maple Farm on Facebook.
Tuscarora Roofing, a full service roofing company based in Blain, PA, is back for Newlin’s 2024 campaign. If your roof needs some attention or a full replacement, contact them today! Tuscarora Roofing can be found on Facebook or reached at (717) 512-5340.
Dillman Hauling will continue their support of Newlin for the fifth consecutive season. Dillman Hauling, LLC. has been offering clients throughout Perry County and the surrounding area quality transportation of materials since 2018. They offer Tri-Axle hauling for stone, shale, sand, topsoil, fill, etc. Visit them on Facebook to learn more or give them a call at 717-275-3454 today!
A number of other invaluable partners and product sponsors will also return to the team, including Precision Auto Repair Services, Christine Booher – Realtor, Safety-Kleen, Strange Oval, Walker Performance Filtration, Newlin Bar Service, The Podium Awards, Nesbit Innovations and Deimler Chiropractic.
“We welcome inquiries about our available partnerships. As we work to build this team into a weekly competitor, we are open to building custom packages to best meet the goals of businesses interested in getting involved in our family-owned team.“, Newlin said.
“Our partners become part of our racing family. That’s the type of atmosphere we want to maintain in our pit area, at our shop and anywhere we go.”