Inside Line Promotions – BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 28, 2018) – Kraig Kinser earned a top-five result with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday during the NAPA Auto Parts & Visit Billings presents the Big Sky Brawl at Big Sky Speedway.
Kinser qualified eighth quickest and finished third in a heat race to garner the eighth starting position for the A Main at the 3/8-mile oval.
“I always like going to Billings,” he said. “It seems like during this part of the trip each season there’s always good friends around. We enjoy going there. We were a little disappointed where we qualified, but we felt pretty good.
“I got into fifth or sixth and rode there for a little while early in the feature. I got a couple more positions on a restart a little later. The only spot on the track we really had an issue with was late in turn four. I didn’t get a good restart and Brad (Sweet) got around me. Overall, we had a good night though.”
Kinser’s fifth-place finish was his fourth top five of the season.
He opened the weekend the previous night at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., during the Rushmore Outlaw Showdown. Kinser timed in 12th quickest and ended fourth in a heat race to line up 12th in the A Main.
“We struggled to find the balance we wanted all night,” he said. “We pretty much ran around where we started in the heat race and the main event and just couldn’t make progress.”
Kinser finished 14th.
“I’m glad we ended the weekend with a good run in Billings,” he said. “You always take whatever confidence boost you can get. It’s been a struggle this season. I thought we were going to be a little bit better, but there’s so many good cars. You have to stay positive.”
Kinser and the World of Outlaws venture to Washington this weekend with races on Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger for the Outlaw Energy Showdown and Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 24 – Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 14 (12).
Aug. 25 – Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (8).
SEASON STATS –
53 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 42 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Outlaw Energy Showdown and Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
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“They’ve been good friends for quite a long time and go way back with my dad,” Kinser said. “It’s an unbelievable family to be around. We park our trailer in their car lot when we race at Skagit Speedway and it’s right down from the track.”
Kinser would also like to thank Kessington, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, Engler Machine and Tool, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer’s Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks and DRC Chassis for their continued support.
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