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Learning Officially Begins for Keen With 410 Sprint Car Debut
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4/2/2024

4/2/2024

Kyle Keen


Learning Officially Begins for Keen With 410 Sprint Car Debut

York Haven, PA – April 1, 2024
by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt
Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

Kyle Keen had a stellar season debut going just over a week ago in his 358 sprint car until a small mistake cost him a win. Unfortunately, it also cost him a few weeks of being able to race that particular frame.

Given the team’s situation and the upcoming schedule options, Kyle Keen Motorsports decided to jump into the 410 sprint car earlier than expected. They rolled into Williams Grove Speedway last Friday night ready and willing to get their collective rookie season started in the division.

QUICK RESULTS
Date: March 29, 2024
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Stats: 28 cars, Heat 9th (9), B-main 9th (9)

IT'S A PROCESS

Keen’s first night out in the 410 was a learning experience on a hammer-down surface at ‘The Grove’.

There were no unrealistic expectations in his pit. The family and team have been around racing long enough to understand Keen’s development in a 410 sprint car will take some time, especially given he only has a handful of seasons in the seat at any level of sprint car racing. The learning curve might get accelerated quicker than expected as the laps accumulate, but whatever the timetable, the result will be worth it.

Keen started near the back of both his heat and B-main, just looking to make laps and get comfortable in the car. At the end of the night, he shared some mental notes he had made during the night.

“Dirty air and how it plays with the car was a new experience. There is a massive amount of dirty air when starting in the back of the field and it definitely plays with the balance of the car. Throttle control also took a few laps to get figured out.”, Keen commented.

“With as hard as you can drive these cars, I felt like I have to somewhat re-learn how to enter the corners, which is something I sort of expected. You carry lots of speed and can really drive in (to the corner) pretty deep.”

“Now it’s just a matter of getting laps. I felt extremely comfortable in the car and with the speed, but there are nuances with these cars that will just take some time to learn. Laps laps laps. That’s the only answer. Thank you to everyone who came out last night to my very first 410 race. I appreciate all of the support!”

UP NEXT

With his 358 sprint car in the midst of some minor frame repairs, Keen will focus on his 410 program for the next few weeks. Next up will be another trip to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 5th.

SEASON STATS
358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15
410 SPRINT CAR: 1 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Hess Auctioneers, LLC began operations in June 2007 when John Hess (Hess Auction Group), Phil and Roger Garber (GFI Transport), and Jim Germak (Jagtrux), recognized a need for this type of consignment auction in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Hess Auctioneers offers consignment and specialty auctions at their convenient, outdoor open-air venue, which is conveniently located close to Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York.

Hess Auctioneers also offers commercial fleet liquidations. Hess makes it simple: You call them, and they sell it.

Hess Auctioneers also offer ‘Hess Bid’, an online bidding option. You can expose your items to a World Wide Market! Online purchasing has become a standard in the industry and Hess is preparing to launch a new website for their custom experience very soon. Hess has had buyers from all over the world participating in their auctions. Online bidding is currently offered through www.hessbid.com, www.EquipmentFacts.com, and www.proxibid.com.

Auction dates for 2024 at Hess Auctioneers are April 12th, June 14th, August 9th, October 11th and December 6th. Regardless of whether you may be a seller, a buyer, or both, give them a call to get started with the best equipment auction experience you’ll ever have.

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KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS
Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news
Kyle’s Schedule: KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule
Kyle Keen Motorsports Website: KyleKeenMotorsports.com
Kyle Keen Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/KeenMotorsports
Kyle Keen on Twitter: Twitter.com/Kyle_Keen
Kyle Keen on Instagram: Instagram.com/Kyle_Keen17

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!
Fine Line Auto Body
Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers
Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net
Shetron Trailers
Heishman Racing Fuels
DL Lehman Construction, LLC
Jeremy Zarfos Photography
2B Wrapped
4 Leaf Clover Farms
Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media
Godfrey Racing Engines
Luke Ritz Videography


Article Credit: Addicted2Dirt PR

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