Inside Line Promotions – KOKOMO, Ind. – Kokomo Speedway is a special place for Indiana native Kraig Kinser.
Kinser picked up his first career winged sprint car victory on the small track and he is a two-time winner with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Kokomo Speedway, which hosts the premier sprint car series for its annual visit on Wednesday, June 4.
“That will always be a special place for me,” he said. “It’s definitely got a lot of tradition. My grandpa ran there a lot. My uncles and cousins ran there. It’s just one of those places I really enjoy racing at, a lot of it because of the family ties there.”
Kinser was victorious in 2005 and in 2012 with the World of Outlaws at the quarter-mile track, but the family tradition dates back several decades. His father, 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, has earned a series-best six feature wins, including the inaugural event in 1978. And Kraig Kinser’s grandfather was a Kokomo Speedway track champion.
“It’s fulfilling knowing that not just me having success, but it’s a place where my family runs good,” Kraig Kinser said. “I’ve got more of a feel what the track is going to do.”
Kinser said he also enjoys the type of racing that is showcased at Kokomo Speedway, which always packs the fans into the grandstands.
“It’s an Indiana short track,” he said. “They produce really great races. It’s hard to break away. Air doesn’t play as big of a role so you can run right behind somebody and still have your car under you. It seems tight, but there’s a lot of room in the turns to make moves at. You’ve got to search around a little bit to find where your car is best at.”
WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces
WHERE: Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Check out the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O’Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O’Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O’Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O’Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.
A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a “Class of 2014” poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.
For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.
Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.
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