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Kyle Keen Making Strides in the Seat, Makes Third Straight Main Event
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5/1/2024

5/1/2024

Kyle Keen


Kyle Keen Making Strides in the Seat, Makes Third Straight Main Event

Port Royal, PA – May 1, 2024
by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt
Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Kyle Keen’s name may not be appearing in the headlines or the top-ten rundown in 410 sprint car results yet, but he is quietly making big strides, which are likely mostly invisible to race fans.

Friday night he unloaded at Williams Grove Speedway, looking to make his 3rd consecutive A-main. That’s not necessarily a ‘gimme’ in Central PA when you are up against 30-40 cars every night for one of those coveted 24 starting spots.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE: April 26, 2024
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Stats: 31 cars, Group 1 Qualifying 7th, Heat 5th (5), A-main 21st (17)

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ARE EVERYWHERE

Keen started his night at The Grove with a subpar qualifying run, putting him 7th in his eight-car group. However, he quickly proved it’s not all about qualifying.

The Carlisle, PA native raced to a 5th place finish in his heat race to secure the final transfer position into the night’s 25-lap finale. For Keen, it was his third consecutive A-main, which notably have come at three different tracks. That is a positive sign.

At this stage of his young 410 sprint car career, every main event means an extra 25 to 30 laps of seat time. That is valuable experience. Not only does it allow the driver to learn what works and what doesn’t concerning his driving and his car’s setup, but he also gets to learn from those around him. Even getting lapped has its benefits if you are paying attention. Getting to watch how Danny Dietrich or Anthony Macri wheel their machines in front of you can be very valuable.

Keen raced inside the top twenty through the midpoint of Friday’s feature event, then slipped backward a few spots. He eventually recovered some track position to finish 21st officially.

“It never looks good on paper that we went backward, but we made pretty large gains on our feature setup that made us a lot more competitive and more up to race speed.”, Keen shared.

“We didn’t just give up spots but guys had to race us to get by. I was happy with how much better the car felt but we still have work to do. For only our second time in a 410 at the grove, I was pleased with our performance. We will keep working hard to start moving forward!”

UP NEXT

Keen will bring his 410 sprint car to Williams Grove Speedway once again on Friday night May 3rd. The team will make a decision later this week about heading to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20
410 SPRINT CAR: 4 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s, 2 top 20’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Keen Parts is a leading manufacturer and retailer of Corvette parts and accessories. You can find them online at KeenParts.com or at the website alter-ego, CorvetteParts.net.

With over 26,000 Corvette parts and accessories, they have what you need. They stock parts available for Corvettes from 1953 to the present.

Keen Parts is not an anonymous Corvette website. Their retail shop and warehouses are located in Cleves, Ohio just north of Cincinnati and they have over thirty years of happy customers all over the world.

Keen Parts owners, husband and wife Tom and TJ Keen, LOVE Corvettes and they also LOVE competitive auto racing at all levels. You will deal with Tom and TJ Keen’s friendly and knowledgeable Corvette team no matter which website you visit, KeenParts.com or CorvetteParts.net.

You can also find Keen Parts on your favorite social media platform! Just search KeenParts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Need a part? Have a question? Just want to talk about racing? Call them today toll free at (800) 757-KEEN (5336) or locally at (513) 353-3449.

You can also reach them via email at info.keenparts.com!

KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS
Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news
Kyle’s Schedule: KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule
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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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