Date: 12/7/2015 12:53:48 AM

News From:     Bernheisel Race Components & Bernheisel Race Cars                                                                                       1 Bordnersville Rd., Jonestown, PA 17038, 717 865-3119

Media Contact:   Jeff Gromis Motorsports Media, 632 Eastside Drive, Landisville, PA 17438,



    Bernheisel Race Components has wrapped up another strong racing season as LazerX race cars were piloted to 64 A-Main wins by 36 different drivers at 32 different tracks in 12 states and Ontario. Five drivers also earned season track championships.

    Track champions piloting Bernheisel Race Components Lazers were Justin Reed of Quincy, IL; Chuck Schutz of Pottstown, PA; Paul Nagle of Nevada, Iowa; Clinton Hersh of Somerset, PA; and Nick Loffredo of Avis, PA.

    Justin Reed was the UMP Western Region point champion. Quoting Stevie Dirt of Whig,com in a story he did on August 16, “Reed is enjoying his finest overall season in an UMP car, and credits hooking up with Bernheisel Race Cars, Inc., in Jonestown, PA, which produces the Lazer Chassis. ‘(Our program) has had phenomenal support this year,’ said Reed. ‘I’m hungry. I want to win. I don’t do anything else…. don’t hunt, don’t fish and not any good at yard work…  but I do want to race’ “

    In business-like fashion, Chuck Schutz of Pottstown, PA, thwarted some of the strongest competition he has seen in his illustrious career and earned his 7th NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model Championship at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. On Thanksgiving Day, Chuck shared the following, “Thanks to BRC for the service and support of a well built race car, keeping me safe over the years, and helping me achieve many wins and championships!”

    As a true late model rookie, Paul Nagle of Nevada, Iowa captured the IMCA Iowa State Point Championship, a win at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, two other top fives in IMCA track points and was the IMCA National Rookie of the Year was Paul Nagle. ”Our team was as new to late model racing as anyone could be,” shared Nagle. “The Lazers just work and respond to change like nothing I have ever driven. And Jim (Bernheisel) has great patience and (provided) Great support. After just a few short conversations with him, I left feeling confident in the car and being a top contender anywhere we unloaded. He also helps a team work with what they have as opposed to always trying to sell more parts. We are excited to be back with a Lazer for 2016.”

    Clinton Hersh of Somerset, PA, was the RUSH Late Model champion at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA, in his ClearWater Construction 15 and Nick Loffredo was the champion at Racing for Heroes Raceway at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Mackeyville, PA.

The biggest BRC Lazer winner of the year was Travis Birkley of Wakeville, Nebraska. Travis took three wins at the new Offroad Speedway in Norfolk, NE; and single wins at Boone County Raceway in Albion, NE and US30 Speedway in Columbus, NE.

     In addition to these six standouts, the following were winners in Lazer chassis cars this season:

3 wins:  Ricky Elliott of Seaford, DE (Delaware International Speedway, Delmar, DE)

              Steve Hendren of Rutherfordton, NC (Antioch Speedway (Morgantown, NC)

              Allen Brannon of Winchester, VA (Winchester (VA) Speedway)

              Chris Pendleton of Chapin, SC (Laurens County Speedway, Laurens, SC)

              Adam Turner of Prince Edward County, Ontario (2-Brighton (ON), 1-Mohawk, Akwesasne, NY)

2 wins:  Jake Jones of Shermansdale, PA (Hagerstown (MD) Speedway & Lincoln Speedway, Abbottstown, PA)

              Zac Weller of Georgetown, DE (Delaware Int’l Speedway, Delmar, DE)

              Kory Fleming of Milford, NJ (Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA)

              Tom Wilson of Gibbs Woods, NC (Dixieland Speedway, Elizabeth City, NC)

              Mark Lueken of Albion, NE (Boone County Raceway, Albion, NE)

              Chad McClellan of Stoystown, PA (Dog Hollow Speedway, Strongstown, PA)

              Cory Merkel of Boyertown, PA (Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA)

    Single race winners were Chris Jackson at Harris ( NC) Speedway ; Lou Egrie, Sr., Lou Egrie, Jr. and Sean Merkel at Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA; Troy Miller at Port Royal (PA) Speedway] Damon Kotke at Clary’s Speedway, Littleton, NC; Tom Dusen at Crystal (MI) Motor Speedway; Steve Fairbanks at Winston Speedway, Montague, MI; Damian Patocka at Henderson (KS) Raceway Park; Al Zeitner at Shelby County Speeedway, St. Harlan, Iowa; Eric Moore Hummingbird Speedway, Reynoldsville, PA; Banjo Duke at Sumter (SC) Speedway; Tyler Emory at Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, MD; Jim Johnson at Freedom Motorsports Park, Depew, NY; Grant Adams at Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown, PA; and Jim Bernheisel at Dog Hollow Speedway, Strongstown, PA.

    BRC is not just Bernheisel Race Cars, it is more than a chassis and complete car builder. They also have an extensive warehouse of wholesale and retail parts plus tubing, aluminum, lexan, plastic, body kits and complete bodies. They have a large walk-in showroom but also do mail order and online order processing as Bernheisel Racing Components. BRC also provides MIG welding services for aluminum and steel and has a shock repair center for all brands a computerized Roehrig shock dyno, digital spring testing and an Accuforce spring smasher for dual stage and bump stops. They also have a sandblasting/powder coating building on site. 

    BRC and their ‘Ultimate Weapon’ LazerX Chassis continue to have more wins per cars built than any other chassis company. They are located at 1 Bordnersville Road just outside of Jonestown, PA at the intersection of PA State Route 72 and Bordnersville Road near the split of Interstate 78 and Interstate 81. They can be reached at (717) 865-3119. The shop opens Monday through Friday at 9AM Eastern Standard Time closing at 6PM on Mondays, 8PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. The shop is also open Saturday mornings 9AM to noon.



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