Kyle Reinhardt Wins Ford Classic Opener, Runner-up in Finale

4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway Up Next

Fremont, OH – September 19, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Paul Arch

Kyle Reinhardt has been running at or near the front most nights since taking the wheel of the Grove Racing No.45.  He had led laps, but thus far a win had eluded him.

When a team has consistent speed like the Reinhardt/Grove combination has, sooner or later they will break through.  They did just that at Fremont Speedway’s Jim and Joanne Ford Classic.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE:  September 15, 2023

  • Info:  Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions
  • Event:  Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Opener
  • TrackFremont Speedway
  • City, State:   Fremont, OH
  • Quick Stats:  44 cars, Qualifying 2nd in Group D, Heat 1st (1), Dash 4th (6), A-main 1st (4)

DATE:  September 16, 2023

  • Info:  Grove Racing No.45 / All Star Circuit of Champions
  • Event:  Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Finale
  • TrackFremont Speedway
  • City, State:   Fremont, OH
  • Quick Stats:  42 cars, Qualifying 2nd in Group B, Heat 1st (1), Dash 5th (5), A-main 2nd (5)

LAST LAP DRAMATICS

Reinhardt got his team’s weekend off to a solid start by qualifying 2nd quickest in his group, which put the Grove Racing, Capitol Renegade, Bakers Mobile Home Transport, Coors Banquet Beer, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.45 on the pole for the heat race.  He then led that race wire to wire to put himself in the Dash.

The redraw handed Reinhardt the 6th starting spot in the 6-lap dash.  The Neptune City, NJ native managed to make some progress by advancing to a 4th place finish, which meant a second row starting spot for the 30-lap A-main.

Reinhardt charged into the 2nd position on the opening lap and pursued leader Parker Price Miller throughout the first half of the race.  The pair navigated their way through traffic, with Reinhardt looking for the right opportunity to slip by and take command.  On lap fourteen he led at the line, but Price Miller battled back to lead the next lap by just a few feet.  

Reinhardt took command again on lap sixteen and remained out front until late in the race when Price Miller slipped by with three laps remaining.

Reinhardt wasn’t done.  He built up momentum on the high side on the final lap and beat Price Miller to the line by 0.094 seconds to take the $6,000 victory.

I knew I had a great car from the start.  Bryan (Grove) and I talk about it every race, you have to be in the dash to put yourself in position to win these races.  We’ve been doing that.“, Reinhardt said.  Everybody is so good, so getting two spots in the dash tonight was huge.”

“Picking up two spots on the start of the feature allowed me to be patient behind Parker (Price Miller).  I was trying to wait for the right opportunity in traffic and it worked out perfectly for me.  I kind of gave it back to him there late.  I didn’t know how many laps were left until I saw the white, so I knew I had to get up on the wheel and get it done.

GOING FOR THE SWEEP

Saturday night Reinhardt was back at Fremont Speedway to go after the Jim and Joanne Classic weekend sweep, and it certainly looked like he was up to the task.  

Once again, he timed 2nd quickest in his group and won his heat race from the pole to put the Grove Racing No.45 into the dash.  He started 5th in the dash, slipped backwards two spots, then battled back to finish 5th.

Starting inside row three for the 40-lap finale, Reinhardt moved into the 4th spot on lap four and settled in there for the next twenty laps.

With the top five running close together in heavy traffic, Reinhardt’s patience paid off.  He took advantage of an opening on the low side of turn four, quickly darting into the runner up spot.  Over the final fifteen circuits, he gave chase to leader Zeb Wise, nipping at his heels and pulling alongside on several occasions.

Despite a caution with two laps to go that provided a restart opportunity for Reinhardt, he was never able to wrestle the lead away from Wise and finished 2nd, missing the weekend sweep by just 0.958 seconds.

I can’t thank my guys enough.  Chris (Shuttlesworth) and all the 45 guys have been working really hard and it shows.”, Reinhardt said.  

I got under Zeb (Wise) one time, but he did what he needed to do to keep the position and it broke my momentum.

Reinhardt did not want to see the final caution with two laps remaining.

He (Wise) doesn’t know it, but he’s lucky that caution came out because I had my momentum back and was rolling pretty good.“, Reinhardt said with a smile.

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Kyle can be contacted via [email protected].

UP NEXT

Reinhardt and the Grove Racing No.45 team will compete with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Eldora Speedway Saturday, September 23rd, at the 4-Crown Nationals.

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SEASON STATS

49 races, 2 wins, 10 top 5’s, 27 top 10’s, 34 top 15’s

 

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Kyle Reinhardt celebrates his victory in the Grove Racing No.45 on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch)
Kyle Reinhardt [45] beats Parker Price Miller [9P] to the finish line 0.094 seconds on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch)
Winner Kyle Reinhardt [C], runner-up Parker Price Miller [L] and 3rd place Tim Shaffer [R] on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-15-2023] (photo credit: Paul Arch)
Runner-up Kyle Reinhardt [L], winner Zeb Wise [C] and 3rd place Kerry Madsen [R] on opening night of the All Star Circuit of Champions Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway [9-16-2023] (photo credit: ASCoC)

ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA.  Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in.  Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

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