PA Sprint Car News Official Press Release
Hanover, PA | March 27, 2016
The 2016 season kicked off for the 358 sprints at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. 31 cars packed the pit area for a beautiful night of racing. Hartlaub and team came in focused and ready. The plan through out the night was to build the notebook and seat time with improvements. The team was ready to capitalize of a very promising test at Susquehanna Speedway just one week ago.
"My uncle drew a one for me so we're starting first in heat one" Kody said.
Car showed instant speed leading the first two heat laps with a caution. Hartlaub noticed there was an issue with the throttle but tried to carry on. On the restart Kody jumped to the high side slipping to second while maintaining a gap to third place Matt Campbell. The throttle issue was to much, forcing the car to spin out at turn two. After the car towed back to the pit area to fix a flat right front tire the team plugged away trying to solve the issue.
"I had to hold the throttle open or else the motor would stumble. Hard to focus on driving and staying out of trouble while running almost wide open the whole time. Now it's about seat time, starting pretty much back in the B, we'll see how this goes." Kody expressed.
With Kody starting thirteenth in the 358 B Main it was all about seat time, keeping the car clean and picking the right opportunities to pass. Within the ten lap consolation race Kody charged up to and finishing eighth, just two spots from qualifying. Team will build off of this and prep for next weekend.
Chris Arnold went on to capture the 358 feature win later in the night.
Kody Hartlaub and Duncan Racing get back to it next Saturday, April 2nd. The 410 sprints and legend cars will be on tap along with the 358 sprints.
Kody Hartlaub and Duncan Racing would like to thank their sponsors, with out them this could not be possible. Primary sponsors - J&M Construction, Barbie Miller - Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Mentzer's Remodeling, Mirfin Excavating & Paving along with Pretzel Boy as major sponsors. Contingency sponsors are PA Sprint Car News, 4Four Graphics, Rudisill Trucking, GBIR and Stringy's Speed Shop.
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