One More Race at a Bullring for Kraig Kinser in 2013 at Fremont Speedway
By Kraig Kinser Racing PR
Bloomington, Ind.— Sept. 26, 2013— Kraig Kinser has had a good amount of success on small, tight bullrings this season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. He has nine top-10 finishes on tracks that measure one-third or one-quarter of a mile in distance. He’ll have one more chance to add those to solid statistics this weekend as the series heads to Ohio for an event at Fremont Speedway, piloting the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim.
The World of Outlaws will make their sixth-ever appearance at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 28 for the running of the Joe Stelter Memorial on Kistler Racing Products night. The night will open at the semi-banked, one-third-mile oval, located in northern Ohio, with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a dash and will culminate with a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Feature.
Kinser raced most recently at Fremont in 2011 with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, finishing 18th in the 40-lap main event. He began the night by turning the 18th-fastest lap in time trials of the 37 cars that were in attendance. Kinser finished sixth in the second heat race, coming up just one spot short of transferring to the main, which put him in the B-main. He raced his way into the A-Feature by finishing second in the B-main.
“Hot laps will definitely be important, since it’s been a couple of years since we’ve races at Fremont (Speedway) and obviously were on a different tire then than we are now,” said Kinser. “There will be a lot of cars there and the locals are tough, which will make time trials and qualifying in the right spot that much more important. Transferring from the heat race to the feature will be a key, as will finishing first or second to get into the dash. It’s going to be an intense night of racing for sure.”
Kinser raced for the first time at Fremont in 2001 during Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. He turned the 10th fastest lap in time trials that night. The native of Bloomington, Ind., returned to the track in 2003 for another race with the All Stars, recording the 11th-fastest lap in qualifying with a very strong 52-car field in attendance. Kinser has raced in five feature events in Ohio this season with the World of Outlaws, with four of those coming at the famed Eldora Speedway and the other at Limaland Motorsports Park in the Brad Doty Classic.
“Fremont is a place that I turned some laps at early in my career, but since that time, the trips there have been few and far between,” he noted. “We’ve been pretty good on the smaller tracks this year and feel like we have a solid baseline and set-up for places like Fremont. Turning consistent laps and putting yourself in a good position is what it will take to be in contention.”
Last weekend’s scheduled pair of events for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, and Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania, were rained out and will not be re-scheduled.
Kinser enters this weekend 11th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings, just 13 markers out of the top-10, with six nights of racing remaining this season. The third-generation driver has one victory to go along with 32 top-10 finishes, of which eight are top-five showings.
Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.
Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Fremont Speedway
0.33- Miles around Fremont Speedway
1- Start with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the third-mile in his career
3- Tracks in Ohio that the series races at this season
4- Heat race wins in 2013
6- Nights of racing for the World of Outlaws in Ohio this season
11- Current position in the series standings
11.732- Track record at Fremont Speedway
25- Laps led in A-Feature competition thus far in 2013
26- Bonus points for qualifying among the top-five this season
32- Top-10 finishes earned through Sept. 14
67- Total nights of racing completed by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this season
291- Miles from the Steve Kinser Racing shop in Bloomington, Ind., to Fremont Speedway in Ohio
2001- Year of first start at Fremont Speedway with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions
2011- Year of most recent start at the third-mile with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
8147- Points accumulated through Sept. 14
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