Team Ready to Put Frustrating Weekend in PA Behind Them
New Oxford, PA – June 2, 2021
by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management
Feature Photo Credit: Brent Smith Photography
Kyle Reinhardt was looking forward to getting back home after two weeks on the road. With three races slated on familiar turf, it would be a good opportunity to put together a few good outings. It didn’t all play out as he and the Capitol Renegade team had hoped though. Mother Nature stepped in and took away the shows at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, then she tried to get the weekend sweep by raining out Port Royal’s Sunday show as well. Thankfully, the Memorial Day holiday provided a backup plan that allowed Sunday’s show to be held a day late.
Port Royal Speedway: Port Royal, PA (5/31: Qualifying 19th, Heat 6th, B-main 18th)
The sun finally appeared on Memorial Day, allowing the big half mile known as ‘The Speed Palace’ in Central Pennsylvania to run it’s annual Bob Weikert Memorial, paying $29,000 to win. The event is a points-based race where teams earn points throughout qualifying. At the conclusion of time trials and heats, points are totaled and the top 20 teams are locked into the A-main.
Unfortunately for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team, the sunny weather left them just as frustrated as the weekend rain. Kyle registered the 19th quickest time of the 43 teams who went under the clock. Following the mid-pack qualifying run, which garnered Reinhardt 96 points, the team went to work making numerous changes to the No.91. Reinhardt was slated to start 4th in his heat, and given the passing points format being used for the event, moving forward would be critical. From the drop of the green, Kyle couldn’t get the forward bite he needed and instead slipped backwards, finishing 6th and only gaining 62 points.
The points tally left him a mere 7 points below the count that would have locked him into the main event. Instead, he would have the 4th starting spot in the B-main. Just two laps into the 12-lap last chance race, the Neptune City, NJ native’s left front tire went flat, causing him to spin in turn one. He would restart from the rear of the field, but was unable to recover from the setback and did not make the starting field for the finale.
Understandably frustrated at the conclusion of the long holiday weekend, Reinhardt was a man of few words. “We are still struggling on slick surfaces. It’s definitely frustrating, especially at a place I have run really well in the past. We will keep moving forward and keep trying to get better“, he shared.
RQM Motorsports would like to thank 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.
Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team will be heading west for a swing through Illinois and Wisconsin with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Thursday, June 3rd the tour will stop at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, known to many as FALS, where the winner will walk away with $5,000. From there, the series will march north into Wisconsin for three weekend shows that will each pay $6,000 to the winner. Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI will provide the action on Friday night and Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, WI will do so on Saturday night. The finale will be held at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night.
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