Kraig Kinser Racing–Kraig Kinser Finishes Fifth at Rolling Wheels

Kraig Kinser Finishes Fifth at Rolling Wheels as Part of Super Dirt Week
By Kraig Kinser Racing PR
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Oct. 13, 2013— The recipe for success at the sprawling five-eighths-mile Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., requires pure speed and also some track position. Kraig Kinser was able to combine the two on Saturday, Oct. 12, as he finished fifth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event that accompanied the Super Dirt Week XLII festivities.
For Kinser, who hails from Bloomington, Ind., the fifth-place effort was the third top-five showing of his career at Rolling Wheels, which is one of the two largest venues on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series circuit. He has finished among the top-10 in three of the last four fall races for the series at the track.
“It was a pretty solid night for us,” said Kinser. “We timed in well, which always helps and that got us in the dash. At a place like Rolling Wheels (Raceway Park) track position is everything and we put ourselves in a good spot near the front of the field. It might have helped to have had another caution or two to bunch the field up and have a double-file restart, but it may have hurt as well, you never know. We’ll take a top-five and begin to prepare for the World Finals.”
Kinser opened the night by turning the fourth-fastest lap in time trials of the 27 entrants in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. He started third in the first heat race and finished in that same position to earn a spot in the dash. Kinser took the green flag for the dash in fourth and came home third, which put him on the inside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.
The first caution flag of the night flew on the initial start, as three cars had separate problems at various points of the track. On the second start, Kinser lost a spot and was running fourth when the second and final caution of the night flew on lap-5. Craig Dollansky would get around him on the seventh circuit, and Kinser would remain fifth for the duration of the 25-lap A-Feature, earning his ninth top-five finish of the season.
The event at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park was captured by the cameras from the CBS Sports Network and will air on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Kinser is currently 11th in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship standings. He was victorious earlier this season at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York, and has 33 Top-10 finishes. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season concludes for Kinser next month with the running of the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., November 7–9.
“With a break in the schedule, you just try to stay as focused as you can,” shared Kinser. “It’s always good to have some time at the shop to regroup and get things ready, but as a driver, you definitely always want to be at the track and behind the wheel. There will be a lot of cars as always at Charlotte, so we’ll work on some of the little things to get ready and qualifying will be even more important than normal there.”