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Hartmann showcases speed, nabs Angell Park top-15 in Wisconsin staple track IRA doubleheader


Austin Hartmann

Hartmann showcases speed, nabs Angell Park top-15 in Wisconsin staple track IRA doubleheader

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 23, 2023 – Following a two-week hiatus from racing competition, Austin Hartmann and the members of the 87A Hartmann Racing team fired up the home stretch of the 2023 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series season with a pair of events at two of the circuit’s mainstay facilities – Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Hartmann opened up the IRA weekend double dip with the annual Roger Iles Tribute event during the Kenosha County Fair at Wilmot Raceway by qualifying 16th in Group B and 32nd overall in the stout 41-car field with a lap of 13.910 seconds.

The 2020 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award recipient then started eighth and placed seventh in the second eight-lap IRA heat race before starting and finishing 10th in the 12-lap B main to fall six spots short of an A-main transfer spot.

The disappointment of missing the Wilmot A-main field didn’t linger long, as the 87A Hartmann Racing team got right back to it 24 hours later at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for the annual Corn Fest event on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Hartmann got back on track with a characteristically strong qualifying effort by registering second fastest Group B time and the 10th fastest overall qualifying lap in the 34-car field with a lap of 13.139 seconds.

The Plymouth, Wis. competitor lined up fourth in the fourth eight-lap IRA heat race and exchanged the third place position with Mike Reinke during the race before earning an A-main transfer position, as well as a spot in the dash for the sixth time in 2023 with a fourth place finish.

After drawing the pole in the first four-lap IRA dash, Hartmann placed second behind Scotty Thiel to claim the fourth starting spot in the 30-lap IRA Corn Fest main event.

The fourth-year Sprint Car driver utilized the bottom part of the track for the majority of the race en route to a 14th place finish in a race won by Bill Balog. The 14th place effort marked Hartmann’s 10th top-15 A-main showing of the 2023 IRA season.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team is set to hit the road for an IRA doubleheader kicking off Friday, Aug. 25 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Mini Hauler and Vintage Modified divisions are also on the card.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the 87A Hartmann Racing team will make its first appearance at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. for a co-sanctioned Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) - Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) 410 Sprint Cars Series event. DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar Pro Modifieds and DIRTcar Sport Compacts will also be in action.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

All IRA events during the 2023 season are streamed live on FloRacing.

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

The sponsorship partners for the 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Schmidt’s Landscaping, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Steinpreis Trucking, KSI Supply Inc., Quasius Construction, SwitchGear Brewing LLC, TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Hopf Farms, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Berryman Racing Shocks and Maxim Chassis.

The 2023 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Parker Annis, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Schmidt’s Landscaping

Located at 3127 County Road A in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Schmidt’s Landscaping offers full lawn landscape design, along with mulch and soil delivery, weather features, hardscape, outdoor lighting, irrigation systems, seeding, sodding, hydro turf, pruning, shrub planting, tiling, light excavating, patio and retaining wall services. In addition, Schmidt’s Landscaping provides snow removal and plowing services during the winter months.

Schmidt’s Landscaping has provided beautiful landscape designs, concrete and patio work, floral and trees galore for 38 years starting with original owners Cliff and Marian Schmidt, then passed down to their son-in-law Brian, and now to Cliff and Marian’s nephew, Tim, and his wife, Tabitha.

To contact Schmidt’s Landscaping, call 920-565-3782, email brian@schmidtlandscaping.com, visit https://www.schmidtlandscaping.com or check out the Schmidt’s Landscaping Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Austin Hartmann - 87A Hartmann Racing
2023 Upcoming Schedule

Friday, Aug. 25 – 34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa (IRA)
Saturday, Aug. 26 – Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway, Pevely, Mo. (IRA/MOWA)
Friday, Sept. 1 – Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 2 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2023 Season
By The Numbers

Total Events – 27
IRA Events – 21
World of Outlaws Events – 3
All Star Events – 4
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 6
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 10
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 18
Heat Race Victories – 2
Dash Appearances – 6
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Article Credit: Jeff Pederson-Pedal Down Promotions

Submitted By: Jeff Pederson

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