Kraig Kinser Racing–Kraig Kinser Heads to Rolling Wheels as Part of Super Dirt Week

Kraig Kinser Heads to Rolling Wheels as Part of Super Dirt Week
By Kraig Kinser Racing PR
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— Oct. 10, 2013— Only a few times each season does Kraig Kinser get to race on tracks that measure five-eighths of a mile in distance, and both venues that fit that bill are in the state of New York. He’ll have one more chance to race on one of the two largest tracks on the circuit this weekend as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series make a visit to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII.
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series hit the track at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 12. A full night of racing is in-store, with a 25-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Feature capping the night. All of the action will be captured for broadcast on the CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Kinser has raced once at Rolling Wheels this season in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim, during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series second East Coast swing of the season. He opened that event as the 18th-fastest driver in time trials. A sixth-place finish in the third heat race put him in the 25-lap main event. He lined up 18th for that contest and wound up finishing 20th, after having some trouble during the main event.
“We had pretty tough luck at Rolling Wheels in the summer, and hopefully can make up for that this weekend,” said Kinser. “I’ve had some good runs up there in the past and it’s a high horsepower place where track position is very important. As always, it starts with time trials and being in that right position and making it into the dash to be in those front few rows to start the feature.”
The third-generation driver made his debut at Rolling Wheels in a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event in 2004, coming home 10th. He has raced at the sprawling five-eighths-mile in eight different seasons in his career, including this year. Kinser finished a career-best fourth at Rolling Wheels in 2010, during the Super Dirt Week event. He has made a total of nine starts in his career at the track, recording four top-10 finishes, with two of those being top-five performances.
Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is one of two five-eighths-mile tracks on the World of Outlaws schedule this season, with Orange County Fair Speedway, also in New York, being the other. Kinser led all 25 laps of the A-Feature at Orange County in May en route to his first win of the season and the first of his career in the state of New York.
“We had everything fall into place at Orange County (Fair Speedway) and that’s what it takes out here to win,” noted the 29-year-old. “A lot of what works at Orange County, in theory, should work at Rolling Wheels. They are both definitely unique places and you carry a lot of speed around tracks that are that big.”
With just three main points paying events remaining in the 2013 schedule, Kinser is 11th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. Along with his win at Orange County the native of Bloomington, Ind., has accumulated 32 top-10 finishes, with eight of those being top-five showings.
“It’s hard to believe the season is just about over,” Kinser said. “We want to make the most of the last three races and carry some momentum into the off-season. When you finish the season on a strong note, that certainly helps you stay motivated in the shop during the cold weather. We’ll give it everything we got these last few shows and hopefully have a little luck as well.”