Inside Line Promotions – ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2018) – Kraig Kinser highlighted his weekend in Washington with a 10th-place run last Saturday during the finale of the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway.
It was a productive weekend for Kinser, who kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash., on Friday. He qualified 24th quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and ended fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the main event.
“It was a night of everything going wrong,” he said. “We didn’t get a hot lap session because as soon as I got on the gas we had a mechanical problem. Then it was a quick turnaround to qualifying. We didn’t know if it was even going to fire and run properly. We didn’t have time to make any changes to the car. Then we put in a bad time, but we made up for it a little in the feature.”
Kinser maneuvered from 23rd to a 15th-place finish, which marked the second-most cars passed.
He returned to the track the following day and improved each of his results, finishing 17th in qualifying, fourth in a heat race and 10th in the A Main. It marked his 10th top 10 of the season.
“Any time you can rebound a little it feels good,” he said. “We wish we could have got a little bit further, but you can’t let all those good cars start in front of you and expect to pass a bunch of cars.”
The holiday weekend concluded on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where Kinser timed in 16th quickest in qualifying. He then ended sixth in a heat race before advancing from 16th to 11th in the main event.
“We struggled a little in qualifying,” he said. “The main was a lot like it was the two nights at Skagit with the top being dominant. We gained a few spots. We just need to start up front a little farther.”
Kinser returns to action this Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., before heading to California for races on Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 31 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 15 (23).
Sept. 1 – Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. – Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 10 (11).
Sept. 3 – Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. – Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 11 (16).
SEASON STATS –
56 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 45 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
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