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Bernheisel Racing and Dieffenbach’s® Kettle Chips Expand Sponsorship and Add a New Car Number for 2018
“We are very thankful to be welcoming Uglies® Kettle Cooked Chips on board for the 2018 season,” Jim Bernheisel notes. “Everyone knows that it’s not easy to get sponsors, so anytime you can take an existing sponsor relationship and expand it, it’s a big deal.”
The Uglies® brand is part of the Dieffenbach’s Family of snack brands.
“This brand was created with a mission to ‘Reduce Waste’ and ‘Fight Hunger,’” according to Nevin Dieffenbach, CEO of Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips.
For more information on Bernheisel’s new sponsor, please visit www.UgliesSnacks.com .
Not only will Bernheisel be sporting a new brand on the side of his familiar Lazer Chassis, but he will also be donning a throwback car number.
“When I first started racing I wanted my number to 71, but there was already a 71 at my local track. I thought about adding a number on the end, but back then you weren’t allowed any letters in your number, so I just added a 1 in front of it to make it 171,” Bernheisel reminisces.
“A few years after that I had an engine owner that wanted my cars to run the 119 on the side. I won the first few races with the 119 on the side, so even after I split ways with that gentleman I decided to keep the number on my cars. I guess you could say the rest is history. For this year, I thought it would be fun to bring the 171 back, so that’s what we are going to do.”
In 2018 Jim will split time between his Uglies Kettle Cooked Chips #171 Lazer Chassis Late Model and his #119 Lazer Chassis Modified.
“I’ve been racing for a long time, so it’s fun to see things come full circle. We’re looking to have a lot of fun this season and win some races along the way,” Bernheisel concludes.
As area tracks and series release their 2018 slates, the team’s official plans will be released at www.BryanBernheisel.com .
Any companies, who are interested in becoming involved with Bernheisel Racing, are encouraged to contact Brandon Bernheisel at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bernheisel Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Bernheisel Race Components, Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips, One Potato Two Potato Kettle Potato Chips, Uglies Kettle Cooked Chips, Lazer Chassis, Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding, Focus Shock Technologies, Total Machine LLC, Precision Powder Coating, Wrisco Aluminum, Wehrs Machine, PRC, Joes Racing Products, Goodridge, Sweet Manufacturing, Jones Racing Products, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, R.J.S. Racing Equipment, Bulldog Rearends, Outerwears, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Performance Bodies, MCT, Velocita, R2C Air Filters, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, XS Power, JRI Shocks, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Weld Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, A&A Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
Contact: Shawn Miller
Inside Line Promotions
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Hagar Works Hard Throughout Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s
Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2018) - Derek Hagar battled through a roller coaster type of outing during the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park.
"We had some issues leading into the weekend with the fuel tank so we had to put a new fuel tank on," he said. "We made practice on Wednesday and raced good on Thursday, but we were trying to figure out some handling issues all weekend. It was a totally different track. Anything you do there you can't do anywhere else. There are things you have to do to the car to work it out."
The three-day event began on Thursday with Hagar maneuvering the Witherspoon Racing entry from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock directly into the 15th starting position for the 25-lap main event.
"We did a good job of locking into the A Main through the heat race after starting at the back of the field," he said. "We gained a few positions and I think we were ranked 10th in overall points after the first night."
Hagar, who ended 12th, returned to the oval on Friday. Unfortunately, the team fought mechanical problems all night. Hagar placed eighth in a heat race before a DNF in a B Main closed the night early.
"We were having an issue with the car cutting out at the end of the straightaways," he said. "We figured out the fuel filter we put on wasn't allowing fuel to keep flowing to keep the motor running on the high end. That hurt us in points."
The event wrapped up on Saturday, when Hagar powered from fourth to second place in a heat race to score a lock-in position into the 40-lap A Main.
"We transferred straight to the main through the heat race so that was good," he said. "We were good early in the main event. We tried some stuff we wouldn't normally try and it worked, but we sealed the tires up on the second caution. It felt like someone was pouring water under the tires when I would take off."
Hagar recorded a 16th-place finish.
"I would say it was a good weekend," he said. "From the time we got there until we left on Saturday we worked and worked on that car and we got it better."
Hagar is slated to return to action in his own sprint car on March 3 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series.
QUICK RESULTS -
Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 12 (15).
Feb. 16 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 8 (3); B Main: DNF (9).
Feb. 17 - East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (12).
SEASON STATS -
4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s
UP NEXT -
March 3 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series
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Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.