Keen Scores Runner Up Finish at Lincoln in Unplanned Visit

Date With URC at Selinsgrove Next on the Calendar

Abbottstown, PA – June 11, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Kyle Keen is over two months into his 2023 season but only has five races on the ledger thus far in the Fine Line Auto Body, Keen Parts/, Doubling Gap Ranch, Shetron, Auction & Equipment, LLC., Wicked Dog Grille, Heishman Racing Fuels, Wicked Cushion, DL Lehman Construction, Gearhead Coffee, Jeremy Zarfos Photography, Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance, 2B Wrapped, 4 Leaf Clover Farms, Turn 2 Terribles Podcast & Media, Kyle Keen Motorsports No.17.

Those five races have produced very up and down results, combined with glimpses of high potential.  Keen’s greatest desire right now is to get into a rhythm, something the weather and mechanical issues have prevented so far this season.  Seat time is the only way to keep getting better.

  • Date:  June 10, 2023
  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Quick Stats:  34 cars, Heat 3rd (3), A-main 2nd (1)


Learning Moment

Lineups for the four heat races for the 34 cars on hand at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night were set by pill draw.  The top five finishers would transfer to the A-main but only the top three would be handicapped to the front of the starting lineup for the finale.

Keen started 3rd in his 10-lap heat race and worked his way into the runner-up spot on lap three.  He held that spot, trying to run down the leader for the next seven laps.  On the final circuit the Carlisle, PA native slipped one spot to finish 3rd.

With a lap to go I tried blocking the bottom line and I got out-experienced by a veteran racer. Definitely a good learning moment for me.“, Keen said.

Fortunately, the lost position didn’t hurt Keen, as he still claimed a handicap spot.


A Complete Night

Keen started on the pole for the 20-lap main event but front row mate Kyle Spence led the opening lap.

Keen chased Spence the entire distance but with the track taking rubber, it was tough to get close, let alone make a move.  He kept a firm grip on 2nd through the checkered flag.

Tough for me to swallow being so close. I messed up the start and got out-experienced again on the initial green and was never able to get close enough to the leader to attempt to get it back.  While I’m not satisfied with second, I’m happy to be in contention for a win.  It also feels good to put a whole night together and bring home a career best for me in my second year in a 358 (sprint car).“, Keen said.

Thank you to my crew, family, wife, sponsors and anyone who supports my program.  I’m hungry for that first win and we are working hard to do so.  Special thanks to my dad, Brint, Dakota Kuhn and Jordan Givler for a late evening Thursday dropping the motor back in so we could be here to race.”


Up Next

Kyle Keen will compete with the URC at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, June 18th when the 360 sprint cars join the Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek program. 

Hopefully we can click off a couple full nights like that in a row and get into that rhythm we have been looking for.”, Keen commented.


Season Stats

6 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 3 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s


Trivia Question

The answer to the last trivia question is Kyle Keen played football and basketball in high school!

Now, on to this week’s question.  Where did Kyle Keen go to college?

The answer in the next press release!


Partner Spotlight

Doubling Gap Ranch is a family-owned working ranch and event venue located in central Pennsylvania, just outside Newville, PA. We have nearly 300 acres nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue mountains. Our family and facilities are dedicated to the development of quality Blue and Red Roan Foundation bred American quarter horses.

We select most of our horses from Texas as yearlings and two year-olds where they have been with their Dams and large herds on an open pasture ranch environment.  Simply stated this allows a horse to be a horse, first.

We know the background of every horse we own. Our program emphasizes and continues with the benefits of a horse gains from being able to live in a natural herd environment while moving through our high-touch methods.

Our program creates a soft, good minded, horse with a strong foundation that enables the horse and rider to move in any direction when they leave us.

We also stock cattle year-round, providing the opportunity for all of our horses and clients to experience real Ranch activities.

Our ranch and horses are supported by expert resources from the fields of agronomy, healthcare, nutrition, training and handling. This includes working closely with Purina Feed Research to optimize the growth and conditions required to provide healthy horses that can stand up to the rigors of training and work.  Our horses have been also handled by some of the top trainers in the US who focus on traditional training methods.

We offer AQHA Foundation Roan Ranch horses for sale, indoor & outdoor riding arena/event venue, a Rodear course, a working dog, horsemanship clinics and equine education, a beef cattle ranch, rail riding, and an obstacle course.

If you want to learn more, please call us today at (717) 645-2524, or stop by at 98 Hill Ln, Newville, PA 17241.


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As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!

Fine Line Auto Body

Keen Parts /

Doubling Gap Ranch

Shetron Auction & Equipment, LLC.

Wicked Dog Grille

Heishman Racing Fuels

Wicked Cushion

DL Lehman Construction, LLC

GearHead Coffee

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

Coyles Lawn Maintenance

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media


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