Hermitage, Pennsylvania native and Fully Injected member, Adam Kekich, learns the most when racing with the best. The third generation driver is only in his sophomore season in a ‘410’ sprint car, and takes advantage of every lap on the race track. Recently, the pilot of the familiar ‘5K’ made his second start ever with the All-Star Circuit of Champions, resulting in a second consecutive A-main feature start with the series. The All-Stars visited Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 12th for a one night $5,000-t0-win program; bringing with them a solid 29 car roster with drivers and teams from all across the region. Kekich qualified for the main event via consolation B-main, and rallied to a 17th place finish after starting 22nd.
“Yea, the results felt really good” explained Kekich about last weekend’s All-Star event, “Qualifying just hurt us for the rest of the night. We got the car hooked up in the A main and actually ran right with Shaffer and Lynch…the results might not look to good on paper but to be able to get out in the open and run those guys down really made the team feel good!”
Kekich competes at Mercer Raceway Park on a regular Saturday night basis. The former Limited Sprint Car graduate currently sits 13th in the Mercer Raceway Park ‘410’ sprint car point standings. Although local teams like Kekich Racing has an obvious ‘home track advantage’ when a series like the All-Stars comes to town, one thing that the local teams do not have an advantage in is qualifying experience…
“It just brings you down sometimes when you cant start the night off well” said Kekich about failing to transfer through his respective heat race, ” but we pushed through it and didnt give up… I’m pretty sure that was the fastest the 5k has ran around that track…but when you race with guys that do this every day, you learn a lot with them and you learn to push the car a lot harder because you want to keep up and race them…so all in all I feel we had a really good night!”
Mercer Raceway Park will not host the winged ‘410’ sprint cars this Saturday, May 19th; instead, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) will be rolling into town for a one night program at the Mercer oval. The BOSS Series is a newly formed ‘410’ wingless sprint car series that travels parts through Ohio and Western Pennsylvania!