Austin Hartmann

Hartmann brushes off Wilmot hard luck, preps for Outlaws doubleheader


Austin Hartmann

Hartmann brushes off Wilmot hard luck, preps for Outlaws doubleheader

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 29, 2024 – It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as an incident near the half-way point of a 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Founders’ Night event took Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing out of contention for another strong A-main result Saturday, May 25 at Wilmot Raceway.

The Plymouth, Wis. driver qualified 12th overall in the 33-car field after turning in a lap of 13.231 seconds in IRA qualifying. Hartmann then started third and placed fourth in the fourth eight-lap IRA heat race.

The fifth-year Sprint Car competitor lined up 14th in the 30-lap IRA main event and advanced to 11th on lap 9 with an eye on another top-10 A-main showing when Corbin Gurley spun in turn three on lap 12. With nowhere to go, Hartmann was collected in the incident, which caused his 87A machine to flip on its side.

The damage suffered in the incident ended Hartmann’s night early with a 24th place finish.

The team was scheduled to compete in an IRA event at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, May 26. However, the event was canceled due to rain.

Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing Team will look to bounce back during the 14th annual NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts doubleheader weekend of competition at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Spectator gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. with the Midwest Legends Dirt Series and 600cc Outlaw Winged Micro Sprints on the card both nights.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event will be streamed live on DirtVision.

“It was a tough weekend for my guys,” Hartmann said. “There’s no time to hang our heads. We have our full sights set on a weekend with the World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam. We are super excited to get after it with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’”

After racing with the World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway, the team will return to IRA competition for the fourth annual Road America Challenge at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 8. The PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars and PDTR Grand Nationals are also on the card.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action scheduled to commence at 5:30 p.m.

One night later, Hartmann is scheduled to visit Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for the second time in 2024 for the IRA Norm Nelson Classic on Sunday, June 9.

Spectator gates for the program, which also features the Badger Midgets, open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

All Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association events will be streamed live on FloRacing during the 2024 season.

The sponsorship partners for the 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Quasius Construction Inc., TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Metalcraft, Rich’s Truck and Auto Repair, Fastenal of Plymouth, Waldo Oil, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Berryman Racing Shocks and My Race Pass.

The 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Eric Bergschultz, Ian Schultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website and Facebook page

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – TheD8Dispensary

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team is pleased to have TheD8Dispensary back onboard as a sponsorship partner for the 2024 season.

Located at 2113 South Business Drive in Sheboygan, Wis., TheD8Dispensary is a medical cannabis dispensary offering pure Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC and THCP products with the largest variety in the surrounding area. TheD8Dispensary features the most compassionate and knowledgeable staff in the industry, which aims to provide assistance and answer questions about the natural benefits of medical cannabis dispensary products.

To contact TheD8Dispensary, call (920) 395-2904 or visit

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 31 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, June 1 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws)
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 8
IRA Events – 6
World of Outlaws Events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 4
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 5
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 3
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Article Credit: Jeff Pederson-Pedal Down Promotions

Submitted By: Jeff Pederson

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  • Wins0
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