Friday, May 25, 2012
MOODY FIRST REPEAT WINNER OF YEAR IN TRAIL-WAY INSINGER PERFORMANCE SPRING
HANOVER, PA , 5/25/12 - "What a race, huh?"
So said Kyle Moody after becoming Trail-Way's first repeat winner in the 30-lap Insinger Performance "358" Spring Championship Friday night.
Moody claimed the $1,200 top prize after drawing the #1 pill, starting on the pole, and leading every lap, despite repeated challenges from several competitors over numerous caution flags during the event.
"I didn't know where everybody was," said Moody upon exiting his Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show #99M in victory lane, "When you're the leader, you're a sitting duck. This place is hard!"
The race-long challenges came from several drivers in heavy lapped traffic over the first 27 laps. First it was third-starting Cris Eash, who ran second until his tire starting losing pressure after contact with Austin Hogue while battling for position following a 28th-lap restart. Hogue took advantage of Eash's misfortune to move into second as Eash dropped back and eventually bobbled, spun sideways, and collected four other cars in turns one and two of the final lap.
Moody pulled away on the last-lap dash, crossing a half-second in front of Hogue.
The top ten cars raced nose-to-tail through heavy lapped traffic for the final third of the race. Brad McClelland came from ninth starting spot to finish third, with Mike Bittinger and 12th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Tim Wagaman, Steve Owings, Randy Whisler, Brian Allman, and hard charger Wes Irwin (who started 24th).
Heats for the 28 "358" Sprints were won by Moody, Joe Trone, Jr., and Hogue, with Ryan Wilson winning the consolation.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Moody Earns First ‘358’ Win of 2012, New Opportunity
Season Debut in ‘410’ Series Set for Saturday at Lincoln Speedway
Lewisberry, Penn. (April 27, 2012) – Kyle Moody and the Moody Motorsports team are well on their way to a successful 2012 campaign. With just a little over a month into the season, the team has already put the No. 99M Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (ESOS) 358 sprinter in victory lane during the season opener at Trail-way Speedway. It is the fourth win for Moody in the 358 sprint car division and his first at the track.
In seven starts this season, Moody has accumulated one win, three top-fives and five top-10 finishes. He is currently first in points at Trail-way Speedway and eighth in points at Lincoln Speedway, after missing a race due to an on-track incident the weekend before. Moody is currently fourth in the Central PA 358 Series point standings, 124 points behind leader Pat Cannon and 14 points behind third-place Jeff Rohrbaugh.
“It is amazing to get our first win at Trail-ways,” said Moody. “We’ve been wanting that one for a while. It was the only track that we run on a regular basis that we hadn’t won at. We had debated whether we wanted to go to Williams Grove (Speedway) and at the last minute decided to go to Trail-ways, I’m glad we did. It was definitely worth it to get the monkey off of our back.”
Another exciting opportunity for Moody this season will be his debut in the No. 175 410 sprint car owned by Tony Pietrofitta. The team will be a regular at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday nights, starting this weekend. The No. 99M ESOS 358 sprinter will still see action on Friday nights and special ‘358’ shows.
Moody is ready for an opportunity in the ‘410’ ranks, “I can’t wait to jump in the seat of the No. 175 this weekend,” he said. “Tony and I talked a couple of times on the phone but we finally got the chance to meet last week and I think that we will work really well together. I’m really lucky to get this opportunity and I’m grateful to Tony for having faith in me. I think it says a lot about our program and sponsors on the ‘358’ side. We’ve worked really hard and have gotten tremendous support from sponsors and fans and I think that this opportunity is proof of that.”
Fans can follow Moody on Twitter at MoodyMotorsport, “Like” Kyle Moody (Offical Page) on Facebook and check out www.kylemoody.net for race results and special announcements.
To learn more about the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show visit www.easternsportshow.com or “Like” them on Facebook.
Monday, March 12, 2012
MOODY FINISHES 10TH IN 2012 DEBUT
We got off to a good start to the season at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night by picking up our 1st heat race win of the season. We drew an 11 in the draw for starting spots so we ended up starting 11th in feature. Kyle finished 10th in the 358 feature on opening day.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Moody Motorsports Gears Up for 2012, Reflects on 2011 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Returns as Primary Sponsor for 99M
Lewisberry, Pa. (January 4, 2011) – ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, this popular cliche’ is exactly what Kyle Moody and Chris O’Hara, Event Director for the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, thought when discussing plans for the 2012 season. The partnership started half-way through the 2011 season and they both agree that it works.
The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is the largest consumer event of its kind in North America, held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. It attracts outdoor sports enthusiast from around the country to view hunting and fishing products, plan outdoor sport and camping vacations, shop for fishing boats, fishing tackle and hunting gear, and ATVs, and participate in a wide range of sport-related contests and family entertainment offerings. Moody’s car will be on display at the 2012 show, which lasts from February 4-12.
“We are really excited to be able to sponsor Kyle and his team again in 2012,” said O’Hara. “The outdoor industry and racing go hand-and-hand, a lot of our customers are race fans so it only makes sense for us to gain exposure in one of our prime markets. I’m looking forward to Kyle bringing his car to the show in February, we’re really hoping that it helps get his name out to the fans that may not already know who he is.”
The 99M will return to the 358 sprint car division at Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways as well as participate in special races throughout the year. Elmer Cotner will return as head mechanic for the Eastern Sports and Outdoor show sprinter.
“I’m looking forward to 2012 and I’m really honored to have the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show back on the car,” said Moody. “We were able to finish the 2011 season strong with a fifth place finish at Susquehanna Speedway and I’m really proud of our solid run during the USAC Eastern Storm. I think we definitely grew a lot as a team and while we had good runs we still weren’t able to pull off a win, that’s our main goal for this season. Every team goes through their ups and downs on their way to success and I have a good feeling about our success in 2012.”
While the team is happy to have them back in 2012, The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show isn’t the only sponsor that has supported the team throughout the years, Keener Coatings, Ressler Contracting, Greg Gdovin Concrete Contractors, Industrial Screen Printers of York, Memtec Services, Quaker Race Garage, Kiezer Aluminum Wheels, and Rucker Computer Solutions have all played a major role in keeping the 99M on the track.
Moody Motorsports is extremely grateful for all of its sponsors; however, the team still needs additional help for the 2012 season. If you are interested in sponsoring Moody and the No. 99M please contact him at (717) 586-6724 or email@example.com.
You can get updates on the team on Twitter by following @MoodyMotorsport, on Facebook under Moody Motorsports or on www.kylemoody.net. For more information on the Eastern Sports and Outdoor show visit www.easternsportshow.com or find them on Facebook.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show to Sponsor Kyle Moody for Remainder of the 2011 Season
Lewisberry, Penn. (June 16, 2011) - The No. 99M 358 sprint car driven
by Kyle Moody will have a new look in the weeks ahead. The team has announced
that the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show will be featured on the top wing and
hood of the sprinter for the remainder of the 2011 season.
coming off of an impressive stint with the United States Auto Club Series (USAC)
during its Amsoil National Sprint Car “Eastern Storm” week. He competed among
the best 410 wingless sprint car drivers in the country, doing so with his own
358 cubic inch horsepower power plant. In the races, Moody earned one top-10, a
13th and 16th-place finishes. However, Moody was involved in an accident late in
the week that had sidelined his car the following two race weekends.
“This couldn’t have come at a better time for us,” says Moody. “We were
thrilled with our results during the USAC Eastern Storm, especially since we
were the only 358 team out there. We just had some misfortune at the end of that
week that has put us behind a bit.”
“Chris O’Hara, from the Eastern
Sports and Outdoor Show, came up to me at one of the USAC races and said he
might be able to help me out for the rest of the season. Right now, it’s what
our team needs to be able to get up front and start winning races. We’ve been
close a couple of times, but with this sponsorship we’ll be able to get back
running strong again and challenge for wins.”
“We are using some of the
money from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show sponsorship to rebuild the
engine. Belmit Development is rebuilding it for us and they have been helping us
out a lot also so we can back out on the track. We weren’t sure how we were
going to make all of it work before but I’m so grateful for everyone that has
stepped up to the plate to help us out.”
The Eastern Sports and Outdoor
show is the largest consumer event of its kind in North America, held at the
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Penn. It attracts outdoor sports
enthusiast from around the country to view hunting and fishing products, plan
outdoor sport and camping vacations, shop for fishing boats, RVs, SUVs,
motorcycles and ATVs, and participate in a wide range of sport-related contests
and family entertainment offerings. Moody’s car will be on display at the 2012
show, which lasts from February 4-12. For more information on the Eastern Sports
and Outdoor show visit www.easternsportshow.com
“We’re really excited to have Kyle represent the Eastern Sports and
Outdoor Show for the rest of this season,” says Chris O’Hara, event director for
the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. I’ve gotten to know him and his family
through racing and have been impressed with him from the very beginning. Not
only does he have talent but he has put the time and hard work in to get to
where he is today. There are only good things to come for him and we can’t wait
to be a part of it.”
Moody has been racing since he was nine years old.
He started out in go-karts and moved through the ranks of the micro-sprint
divisions until finally moving to a full-sized sprint car in 2009. His first
full-season in a 358 sprint car, he earned his first win at Williams Grove
Speedway after just his fourth time racing at the track and went on to win two
more races that year at Lincoln Speedway. He finished the season 10th in points
at Lincoln Speedway where he was also awarded Rookie of The Year. Moody started
2010 off in a 410 sprint car, earning three heat race wins, but went back to
racing in the 358 division early in the season. He finished 12th in points at
Williams Grove Speedway and had numerous top-5 finishes.
Fans can follow
Moody on Twitter @MoodyMotorsport for race results and up-to-date information on
the team, on Facebook at Moody Motorsports and at www.KyleMoody.net.
Monday, July 04, 2011
MOODY PICKS UP 2 TOP 10S OVER THE WEEKEND
Kyle and the team return to action after a week off to regroup and record 2 top 10 finishes at Trail-way and Lincoln Speedways.
Friday, March 18, 2011
MOODY FINISHES 8TH IN 2011 DEBUT
We got off to a good start to the season at Williams Grove Friday night by starting 6th in the heat race and charging our way up to finish 3rd and lock our car into the feature. We started 7th in feature and raced our way to a strong 8th place finish in the 358 feature on opening day.
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