Kyle Keen Prepares for First 410 PA Sprint Speedweek Competition

Port Royal, PA – June 26, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Kyle Keen has been grinding through the first half of his first full 410 sprint car season, racing as often as possible to gain experience and shorten the learning curve.

Central PA is not the shallow end of the pool when it comes to sprint car racing, so the journey has required a lot of patience and the ability to recognize progress isn’t measured by finishing position.

The upcoming Pennsylvania Speedweek will be another opportunity and test for the 410 rookie.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  June 21, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Williams Grove Speedway
  • City, State:   Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Stats:  25 cars, Group 3 Qualifying 6th, Heat 6th (6), A-main 20th (18)

DATE:  June 22, 2024

  • Division:  410 Sprint Cars
  • Track:  Port Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Stats:  28 cars, Qualifying 14th, Heat 6th (5), A-main 16th (17)

WEEKEND RECAP

Before we get to Keen’s Speedweek plans, let’s take a quick look back at the recent weekend.

As he has been almost every weekend this season, Keen signed in at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night and Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

While the finishes may not draw headlines, Keen has been getting more and more comfortable in the Fine Line Auto Body, Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers, Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net, Shetron Trailers, Heishman Racing Fuels, DL Lehman Construction, Fuel Ox No.17k.

Friday night at ‘The Grove’, Keen made his 6th consecutive A-main and 10th in his first 14 attempts.  

Saturday night at ‘The Speed Palace’, Keen qualified 14th in the field of 28, timing better than several veteran teams.  He then went on to navigate a tough A-main and survive for a 16th-place finish.

The key takeaway is this:  along the way, Keen is making shows and giving himself the chance to make as many laps as possible.  Every lap is valuable seat time that provides experience.  This is the year to learn and build a notebook for the future.

“I think the season so far has gone as expected. We’ve been getting humbled every week, but every week we keep on getting just a tick better. Last week was a big step for us as we qualified what we felt like was pretty well with the competition that is at port Royal right now. We out-qualified some veteran guys and I think that says a lot about how far we’ve come with the car, but as you look ahead you see how far we still have to go to be in the top 5.”, Keen shared.

“Nothing we have done on the track has been super sexy like you get with some of the younger kids that show up and jump in and go race. We’ve had to start from scratch with me as a driver and with a completely new 410 program and it’s taking time to learn the ropes of this deal. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. We keep on grinding every week, and every week we find something we could have been better at and get just that little bit much better. I’m excited for the future of this program. Do I think it’s going to take time? Absolutely. Will it be worth it? Without a doubt.” 

The upcoming Pennsylvania Speedweek will be the toughest series of races Keen has tackled in a 410 sprint car yet.  He sees it as another opportunity to learn and he’s ready for the challenge.

“Right now the priority is figuring out how to race well. We are piecing together the night on the front end, but right now we are struggling with the features. These guys are on it from the time they roll the car out of the trailer. I’m excited for when we get to that point. I really want to grow this team into a professional-looking operation with results to match. I’m excited to get there and can’t thank all of our partners who help us get to where we need to be.”, Keen said with a clear tone of determination and anticipation in his voice.

UP NEXT

Keen will tackle five nights of the upcoming Speedweek.  He will kick it off this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Speedweek opener.

Below is Kyle Keen Motorsports’ planned Speedweek schedule.

  • Fri 6/28 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sun 6/30 – BAPS Motor Speedway
  • Wed 7/3 – Port Royal Speedway
  • Fri 7/5 – Williams Grove Speedway
  • Sat 7/6 – Port Royal Speedway

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:  15 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15’s, 10 top 20’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

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

Fuel Ox

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

Godfrey Racing Engines

Luke Ritz Videography

SPECIAL THANKS

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