Story By: A2DPR / KYLE REINHARDT RACING – ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Kyle Reinhardt has been pleased with his team’s consistency thus far in 2023. For a team that is rebuilding, he has reason to be happy after reeling off ten consecutive top ten runs in unsanctioned central Pennsylvania 410 sprint car action.
Consistency is the first step toward the end goal of winning races. That’s the next thing on his list that Reinhardt is aiming to check off.
Reinhardt’s lone race of the weekend was at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday night for the Kevin Gobrecht Classic Qualifier. In two prior trips to the York Haven oval this season, he showed good speed and produced quality finishes of 5th and 6th.
Qualifying for the 28 cars on hand consisted of group time trials that would set the lineup for each of three heat races. Reinhardt’s qualifying run ranked him 6th in group one. It was a step behind where he had hoped to be but he went right back to work on the Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 to prepare for his heat race opportunity.
Reinhardt wasted no time getting down to business in the heat race, charging from his 6th starting spot into the 4th position on the opening lap. Jeff Halligan challenged Reinhardt for the spot, claiming it briefly on lap three, but ultimately the Neptune City, NJ native wrestled the 4th spot away for good and held on to the checkers.
Reinhardt lined up outside row five for the 30-lap A-main. As the opening lap unfolded, he found himself slipping to 11th before finding his rhythm.
Reinhardt fought his way to the 9th spot by lap four and although under considerable pressure from Halligan, held onto the spot for the next thirteen circuits before falling to 10th in heavy traffic.
The battle continued through heavy traffic and Reinhardt was able to recapture the 9th spot with just a half-lap remaining.
“I feel like we made a little progress tonight but we were just kind of here.“, Reinhardt said.
“I need to change up my program a little more to get better on slick surfaces like here at BAPS (Motor Speedway).“
A very busy week is on the horizon for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team. They will race with the All Star Circuit of Champions on four consecutive nights, Thursday through Sunday.
Reinhardt will get to compete for a $10,000 top prize in his home state of New Jersey on Thursday, May 25th when the All Stars invade the 4-tenths mile high banked Bridgeport Motorsports Park.
Friday night May 26th Reinhardt will follow the All Stars to Williams Grove Speedway for the Doug Esh Tribute race where he will get another shot at a $10,000 winner’s share.
The weekend will wrap up with the All Star sanctioned, two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday nights. Those events pay $10,000 and $29,000 respectively to the winner.