Year on the Road Provided Learning Opportunities
New Oxford, PA – October 13, 2021
by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management
Feature Photo Credit: Chad Warner Photography
Back in January 2021, there was no doubt in Kyle Reinhardt’s mind that he and his Capitol Renegade team would face new challenges and learn a lot in their upcoming inaugural season on the road with the All Star Circuit of Champions. They were about to go to school and build quite a notebook.
Just over eight months later, the All Star season was poised to fade into the rear view mirror and Reinhardt’s freshman year, so to speak, would be complete. There was just one more weekend to study, and it took the team to Fremont, Ohio.
10/8: Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Prelim Night at Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH
The story Friday night was all about Mother Nature. Storms passed through the northern Ohio area, bringing rain and hail. Despite their best efforts, the track crew was unable to overcome the weather, forcing officials to cancel the program.
10/9: Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway – Fremont, OH
(48 cars, Qualifying 9th in group D, Heat 8th, C-main 2nd, A-main 18th)
Saturday brought better weather and 48 teams to compete for the $10,000 winner’s share in the Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway. It was the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.
The large car count meant the field was aligned into five groups. Teams would qualify and heat race against those in their group. Kyle Reinhardt was the 5th to hit the track in group D but the resulting time of 13.781 was 9th quickest in the group.
Only the top four finishers would transfer from each 8-lap heat race to the A-main, so Reinhardt had a tall order in front of him from his 9th starting spot in heat number four. His 8th place finish relegated him to the C-main, leaving him with an even taller order.
Reinhardt was able to move his Capitol Renegade, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 forward in the 10-lap C-main, finishing 2nd and transferring to the B-main.
The team opted for a series provisional to start the A-main, bypassing the last chance qualifying race. The Neptune City, NJ native was able to go +7 from his 25th starting spot in the A-main, recording an 18th place finish.
Reflecting on the 2021 ASCoC Season
“It was definitely a learning year. I learned; the whole team learned…every night. We saw a lot of new places. In the long run it will make me and the team better. It already has honestly“, Reinhardt shared candidly.
Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team appeared in 37 All Star features and 16 dashes, finishing 8th in series points. The team captured victories in 7 heat races, 2 dashes and 1 A-main during the 2021 season.
“We had some good moments, like our first win, but of course we expected more of our team. Going into the season we weren’t sure what to expect. After Florida we felt like we should be able to compete for a spot somewhere in the middle of the top 10 in points. We fell short of that, largely because of all the new challenges we faced in the early part of the season. We missed features because we didn’t solve those problems as quickly as we needed to. It was a whole new team learning to work together and seeing new tracks all at the same time. No excuses. That’s just how it was“, Reinhardt surmised.
Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will race close to home, making a stop at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 23rd. It will be their final tune up before heading to The World Finals in Charlotte in early November.
Thanks to Our Partners!
RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all of their partners for the continued support! Thanks to Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Henry’s Wrecker Service, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kelly Racing Fuel, B.C. Walter Trucking, Arai Americas, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, InTech Trailers, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, AL Driveline, Jesel Valvetrain, DMI, All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ISC Racers Tape, HMS Motorsports, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Racing Engines, Saldana Racing Products and HP Engines for their support during the 2021 racing season.
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