Freedom, WI - March 22, 2019 - Promoters of the

Dirt Kings Late Model Tour are pleased to announce the 2019 Stockbridge Engineering Touring Kings. Due the number of drivers who applied for the 2019 season, Stockbridge Engineering increased the program to twelve drivers this season. The 2019 Stockbridge Engineering Touring Kings are: Nick Anvelink, Brett Swedberg, Jared Siefert, Ron Berna, Jim Schmidt, Justin Schmidt, Mark Rose, Chris Engels, Tim Buhler, Troy Springborn, Turk Letizia, and Justin Ritchie.

Anvelink is the two-time defending Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Champion. Anvelink and Siefert are the only Stockbridge Engineering Touring Kings that have visited victory lane, and the other ten drivers are very hungry for their first win on the Tour. Swedberg, Berna, and Buhler have runner-up finishes to their credit and Justin Schmidt has a third place finish. Jim Schmidt, Rose, and Springborn have fourth place finishes and Engels has a career-high fifth place finish. Letizia was the 2018 Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Year, posting a sixth place finish and Ritchie is the new driver of the Schueffner Racing #70 and running for the 2019 Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Year.

The Touring Kings will be featured in the 2019 Dirt Kings Tour Yearbook, in addition to social media and race advertisements. The Touring Kings program is designed as an incentive to drivers and teams to commit to run the entire schedule.

"We are thankful for Stockbridge Engineering for their support of the Touring Kings program. We had more applications for the program that we couldn't accept this year and we hope to continue to grow the program in the future," says Jason Shultz, Dirt Kings Tour Promoter.

Stockbridge Engineering based in Stockbridge, Wisconsin, is a leader in the brake manufacturing industry, specializing in the manufacturing of OEM brake products. Equipped with precision turning equipment, CNC machining centers, surface grinders and dynamic & static balancing capabilities Stockbridge Engineering can manufacture small parts and up to 84′′ OD’s with a maximum height of 63′′ tall.

The Dirt Kings Late Model Tour brings high energy entertainment that captivates fans as drivers compete for the title of King, while battling side-by- side lap after lap. The Tour is the fastest growing dirt series in the Midwest. More than 45,000 fans have packed their local dirt tracks to support their favorite driver and find out who is King. In 2019, the Tour will sanction 13 events at 9 venues across the state of Wisconsin. More information about the Dirt Kings Tour is available at

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Jason Shultz

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