Keen’s Roller Coaster Season Tests Team Again

Done for Year, Focus Turns to 2024 Preparation

Abbottstown, PA – September 8, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Kyle Keen entered September coming off a top five finish at Lincoln Speedway and only wanted one thing:  to put together a complete weekend.

That was something that had been tough to accomplish in 2023.  It seemed every good run had been followed by issues so far this season.

Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways were set to provide Keen with the opportunity to change that pattern as the season entered the home stretch.


DATE:  September 1, 2023

  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Quick Stats:  28 cars, Heat 2nd (1), A-main 8th (4)


DATE:  September 2, 2023

  • Track:  Lincoln Speedway
  • City, State:   Abbottstown, PA
  • Quick Stats:  24 cars, Heat DNF (2), A-main DNS



Williams Grove attracted a field of 28 cars Friday night for their regular 358 sprint car show.  The heat lineups were set using a handicap format, which put Kyle Keen and his 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.17k on the pole as a result of his partial schedule at the track.

On the initial start, Keen was called for jumping the start and was penalized to 3rd for the second attempt to start the race.  He quickly drove back into 2nd and began to challenge the leader but couldn’t get past and settled for the runner-up finish.

Keen lined up 4th for the 20-lap feature and immediately charged into 2nd as the field entered turn three on the opening lap.  At the halfway point, the Carlisle, PA native was in 4th.  He was still holding down that spot with six laps remaining when the caution lights flashed on.

On the ensuing restart, Keen’s No.17k was not the same.  He slipped backwards in the closing laps and finished 8th.

Not sure what happened on the restart, but the car went completely away.  It was like the tires sealed over.  I lost all grip.”, Keen shared.

Disappointed we went backwards the last few laps after having such a strong run going.  Was scratching my head after the restart, but we’ll notch another top 10 under our belt and keep moving forward.”



Keen was looking to put together a full weekend of positive results when he rolled into Lincoln Speedway Saturday night on the heels of Friday’s top ten finish at Williams Grove.

Unfortunately, once again he encountered some tough luck.  After starting 2nd in his heat race, Keen was involved in an accident that destroyed the team’s only remaining car.

The incident not only put an end to Keen’s night, it put an end to his season.

The 17k will sadly be done for the remainder of the season and we will turn our attention to preparing for 2024.  I want to say thank you to all our friends, family and sponsors who work so hard to keep our race car on the racetrack.“, Keen said.

I’m really disappointed because I felt the last few weeks, we have shown some pretty good speed.  There are some exciting things happening for next year we can’t wait to share with everyone.



16 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s



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



Fine Line Auto Body

Why Fine Line Auto Body?  Convenience.  Craftsmanship.

Where skill and experience meet quality and satisfaction.

We appreciate your business. As a customer, you are part of the Fine Line Auto Body Family. And as family, we promise to serve you with honesty and integrity, treat you with the respect you deserve, and sincerely listen to you to understand and provide for your auto body needs.

We care about you and will show it by being here for you before, during and after the work is done. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with any of our services, or in the way you are treated by members of the Fine Line Auto Body staff,  please call us. You will receive immediate attention. Your problem will be dealt with promptly, and with a sincere effort to resolve it to your satisfaction.

Stop by to see us at 1746 W Trindle Rd, Carlisle, PA, email us at [email protected], or call us today at 717-241-2225! 



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photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography

Broadcast coverage of Williams Grove Speedway events is available at

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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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