DECEMBER, 2017 UPDATE
“WE’RE LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK”
Leinbach Motorsports is pleased to announce the plans for 2018. As everyone is aware, the “NINE” team suffered through one of the most difficult and disappointing seasons of our career. 2017 seemed to have much promise. We had replaced our PPM car with a Rocket with tons of potential, the engines were fresh, and we just came off of a season where we were the winningest 358 late model in central Pa. All that excitement ended in early April when driver Randy Stoudt, while passing cars, caught a high cushion that sent him flipping in one of the most violent crashes ever seen in our division. Randy suffered what appeared to be a possible season ending concussion and the car was a total loss. Near the end of the season, Randy was able to compete in 2 races. After the team sat idle for nearly 5 months, we were able to dust off the rust and return with a 3rd place finish and a 6th place finish in the topless 50. That return gave a gift of anticipation and excitement to the team for 2018.
While our schedule is not complete, we will be concentrating on BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly Susky) while competing at some other speedways including Hagerstown and Selinsgrove. We are hoping to compete about 20 times in 2018.
Our team remains unchanged with CEO Ronnie Leinbach still at the helm, Gayle Leinbach returns as the Business Manager. Ross Leinbach retains his position as Crew Chief, Jose Walker as Car Chief, Josh Metzger as chief fabricator and most importantly Randy Stoudt will be returning as the pilot of the “NINE”. Melanie Leinbach has been added to the team to lead our Public Relations Dept. The pit crew remains the same with long time crewmen Butch Pfleger, Jason Pfleger, Niklas Stoudt, and Jason Moore all returning.
The next update will include a report on the progress of the cars and more definite plans for the upcoming season schedule.
Ownership would like to thank our sponsors for their support. All previous sponsors are returning for 2018 with some new ones to be announced shortly.
The carburetor department continues to grow as more competitors are finding out just how properly prepared fuel systems can improve their finishes. We keep both Grandview and Central Pa.alcohol loaner carburetors on hand so we can keep you racing. Appointments are now being filled and we are booked up until December 21st. Check us out on our Facebook page.
Sponsorship packages are now available and we may be contacted at our email address for further information. Join a part of history and become part of a racing tradition for as Leinbach Motorsports competes in the family’s 64th racing season. Your advertisement money not only gets your name on the car, but also personal appearances by the car, driver, and owners, depending on your venue.
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Gayle, Ronnie and Ross Leinbach
Owners, Leinbach Motorsports