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Austin Hartmann makes strides in IRA's return to Sycamore Speedway

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(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 11, 2022 - In just his second-ever event in the seat of a 410 Sprint Car, Austin Hartmann and 87A Hartmann Racing paid a visit to a brand new track for the team, as the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association returned to Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Ill. for the first time in 35 years on Saturday, May 7.

Hartmann was among 26 IRA competitors to sign in for the IRA's first event at the Chicago-area three-eighths mile clay oval since the 1987 season. The Plymouth, Wis. driver opened his maiden Sycamore Speedway voyage by turning in the 23rd fastest qualifying lap in 15.806 seconds.

After rolling off eighth in the second eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann drove a steady race to move up one spot in the running order en route to a seventh-place finish.

Hartmann then fired off from the 21st starting position in the 30-lap IRA main event. The 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award winner clicked off consistent laps and avoided potential danger to improve three spots during the A main and claim his second consecutive 18th-place main event finish in the race, which was won by Scotty Thiel.

"Since it was our first time at Sycamore, we basically took a look at the track and compared it to similar tracks we've raced at and went from there," Hartmann said. "I'd say it was like Plymouth, but definitely with different clay for sure though.

"The car performed well throughout the night," he said. "In qualifying, we weren't able to keep heat in the engine, so it didn't run the best. We adjusted and adapted throughout the night with track conditions changing. Overall, I'd say it was a good learning night."

With no Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car events scheduled this coming weekend, the 87A Hartmann Racing team will take the upcoming weekend off in preparation for a three-race IRA swing in conjunction with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Friday, May 20 at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, May 21 at The Plymouth Dirt Track the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. and Sunday, May 22 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

"Our next race will be Friday, May 20 at Wilmot Raceway to start our three-race swing with the All Stars, which will be joining forces with the IRA for the weekend," Hartmann said. "The team and myself are excited about the opportunity to race in these three big events."

The 87A Hartmann Racing team has assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, Pallet Works LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee's Color Studio, Dave's Fabrication, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Caitlin Shaw, Jarrett Neese and Kristine Hartmann.

Those unable to make it to track can follow all of the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series action throughout the 2022 campaign via FloRacing by visiting https://www.floracing.com.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase -

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing

2022 Season

By The Numbers

Total Events - 2

IRA Events - 2

A Main Victories - 0

B Main Victories - 0

Top Five A Main Finishes - 0

Top 10 A Main Finishes - 0

Top 15 A Main Finishes - 0

Top 20 A Main Finishes - 2

Heat Race Victories - 0

Dash Appearances - 0

Dash Victories - 0

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing

Upcoming 2022 Schedule

Friday, May 20 - Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis.

Saturday, May 21 - The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

Sunday, May 22 - Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Saturday, May 28 - Rice Lake Speedway, Rice Lake, Wis.

Sunday, May 29 - 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis.