BLOOMINGTON, IND – Kraig Kinser more than doubled his top-10 finishes this season compared to the previous year.
Kinser posted five top fives and 28 top 10s, which led to an 11th-place showing in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings.
“We made another year and had some good runs,” he said. “We had a great partnership with Profile by Sanford. MVT and our other sponsors are behind us so we’re really happy with their support. We want to continue those great relationships and to pick up our performance on the track.”
Kinser took a step forward in 2019, recording top-five runs at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Ill.; at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.; and at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.
Kinser earned two quick time awards, a pair of heat race wins and a duo of dash triumphs. He led 19 feature laps and also garnered five Hard Charger Awards – tied for the third most – for passing the most cars in a feature.
“We’ve gotten great finishes, but we always wish we could have gotten a lot better,” he said. “When we’d qualify good we wouldn’t take advantage of it. When we’d qualify bad we would race well. We need to continue to get better on the consistency and putting together complete nights.”
Kinser’s best run of the season was a second-place finish at Skagit Speedway. It marked his career-best result at the track.
“As long as we keep working we’ll make bigger steps forward,” he said. “By no means are we satisfied with this year. We look forward to continuing to work hard and improving.”
SEASON STATS –
76 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 28 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 60 top 20s
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“We’ve worked with VanHorn Racing Graphics the last handful of years,” Kinser said. “Jeff VanHorn has turned into a great friend. He’s a big race fan and the business is located right down the road from us. We’re very grateful for their support.”
Kinser would also like to thank Sander Engineering, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Profile by Sanford, Border Tire, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, DRC Chassis, Crow Enterprises, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer’s Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Southern Pacific Farms and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.
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