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Reinhardt Earns First Career Tuscarora 50 Start

Pockets $6,000 Bonus to Cap Weekend

New Oxford, PA – September 15, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

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Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team rolled into Port Royal Speedway last week for the three-night, All Star sanctioned, Tuscarora 50 that has become the centerpiece of the season schedule at “The Speed Palace”.  The team had struggled on the tricky surface in earlier season appearances and was aiming to show the strides they had made since then, plus hopefully take home a chunk of the cash that was up for grabs at the lucrative event.

 

9/9:  Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA 

        (45 cars, Qualifying 4th in group B/12th overall, Heat 2nd,A-main 22nd)

 

With 45 teams singed in to compete, the “41 or more” All Star format was in use, dividing teams into 5 equal groups of nine cars for hot laps, qualifying and heat races.  

 

Reinhardt qualified 4th quickest in Group B, giving him the pole for the second 8-lap heat race, with Bill Balog lined up beside him.  Balog used the preferred outside line to beat Kyle to turn one at the drop of the green.  Reinhardt chased Balog but was unable to run him down and settled for the runner-up finish and a spot in the A-main.

 

Rolling to the green for the 30-lap feature from his 12th starting spot, Reinhardt looked racy at the start.  He held his ground, briefly claimed 11th, and threatened to move into the top 10 during the first half of the A-main.  The handling of the Capitol Renegade No.91 went away as the race moved into the later stages, causing the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate to slip back a handful of positions.  With about five laps remaining, Reinhardt quickly lifted and pulled down out of the groove when it seemed the motor had gone sour.  The issue ended his night and left him with a 22nd place finish officially.  Fortunately, the team later determined it was a header issue and nothing terminal.

  

9/10:  Night Before the 50 at Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA 

          (55 cars, Qualifying 5th in group B/21st overall, Heat 6th, B-main 8th, A-main 22nd)

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team made repairs and returned to “The Speed Palace”
Friday for The Night Before the 50, along with 54 other teams, to go after the $10,000 winner’s share.  Given the hefty car count, the same format was in play as the previous night.

 

The qualifying effort by Reinhardt left him 5th fastest in Group B, which meant he would need to climb his way into one of the four transfer spots in the second 8-lap heat.  It wasn’t in the cards on this night, and the Neptune City, NJ native found himself on the outside looking in, crossing the line 6th at the finish.

 

Relegated to an 8th place start in the 12-lap B-main, Reinhardt once again needed to climb into the top four to make the A-main.  Despite his best efforts, he couldn’t make it happen and again found himself on the outside looking in.  He settled for an 8th place finish and opted to use a provisional to start the feature event.  Reinhardt started 27th in the 30-lap A-main and came home in 22nd.  

 

This was just one of those nights.  If you miss it early in qualifying, you spend the rest of the night trying to recover.  We’ll come back tomorrow and try to get out of the gate a little stronger“, Reinhardt shared.

 

9/11:  Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA 

          (57 cars, Qualifying 11th in flight B, Heat 2nd, A-main 23rd)

 

Saturday night’s goal for Kyle Reinhardt was very simple:  Make the starting field for the 54th Annual Tuscarora 50.  It would be no easy task with a stout field of 57 cars in the pits.  Reinhardt had tried a few times in the past but had come up short, including 2020 when he blew a right rear tire while leading the B-main by a large margin.

 

The Tuscarora 50 uses its own unique format.  The field was divided into two flights for qualifying.  Within each flight, the field would then be divided into three heat races based on lap times.  A 4-car invert meant the fastest car in each heat started 4th, while the 4th fastest qualifier started on the pole.  The remainder of the field lined up by qualifying time behind those four.  Only the top three finishers would advance to the A-main, with each of the winners drawing for one of the top six starting spots.  Meanwhile, 4th-6th would move to the B-main and everyone from 7th back would fall to the C-main.

 

Reinhardt was the 9th of 28 cars to hit the track for Flight 2 time trials.  His lap of 18.640 was good enough for 11th in his flight and it kept him inside the inversion for the heat
race.  It was the first step to a good night.  It put Reinhardt on the pole of heat number five, giving him the best opportunity he could ask for to claim one of those top three spots and put himself into his first Tuscarora 50.

 

When the green flag dropped on the 8-lap heat race, Reinhardt surged to the point and took control of the race.  As the laps clicked off, 2nd place Dylan Cisney found his groove and began to reel in the Capitol Renegade No.91 of Reinhardt.  As the pair received the two to
go sign, Cisney took his shot.  He not only took the lead away from Reinhardt, along with it he claimed one of the top six starting spots in the feature.  It was a minor disappointment, but Reinhardt knew he didn’t give it away.  Cisney was just better than him in that event.  

 

The bottom line.  He would be in the starting field for his first Tuscarora 50.

 

Reinhardt took the green for the 50-lap finale from a very respectable 12th starting spot.  While the long distance race can be about tire conservation and pace, Kyle wasted no time
grabbing some track position by jumping into the top ten on the opening circuit.  During the opening segment, Reinhardt hovered around the 10th position, then slipping a couple spots by lap 15.  

 

That’s when the handle seemed to go away significantly.  By the time the field reached lap 20, Reinhardt was struggling and had faded to 22nd.  He restarted in that spot after the
halfway break, then slipped further back to 25th for a bit before recovering to 23rd at the checkered flag.  It certainly wasn’t the finish he or the team wanted or expected given how their night had gone.  They simply missed the setup that they needed to be competitive in the second half of the event.

 

The week did however end on a positive note for the Capitol Renegade team.  Jim and Sandy Kline regularly offer bonus money to a randomly chosen finisher in the feature events at Port Royal Speedway.  For the Tuscarora 50, they set that amount as a generous $6,000.  The random draw turned up pill #23, handing the cash to 23rd place finisher, Reinhardt.

 

While the finishes were certainly not satisfying, the team did show their improvement by timing well and earning spots in two of the three main events.  Putting an entire night together and finishing as strong as they start has been the elusive holy grail in recent weeks.  

 

We made our first Tuscarora 50, so we’re definitely happy about that.  We continued to show speed early too.  We just need to keep working hard to put it all together and be more consistent throughout the night“, Reinhardt commented.

 

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.

The 54th Annual Tuscarora 50 Class Photo (photo credit: Leister Photography)

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Reinhardt Makes Small Gains at Attica

Attention Turns to Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

New Oxford, PA – September 8, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Dave Hendrick Photography

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Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade No.91 team have struggled at Attica in two attempts earlier this season.  Both the April and June events at the one-third mile banked clay oval located on the Attica Fairgrounds in north central Ohio resulted in DNQ’s for the team on its rookie campaign with the All Stars.  Early September brought a pair of opportunities at Attica to show the improvement they have made as a team over the course of the 2021 season.

 

9/3:  Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

      (39 cars, Qualifying 6th in group D/30th overall, Heat 7th, B-main 4th, A-main 16th)

 

Night one of the two day All Star Circuit of Champions event at Attica Raceway Park saw 39 teams pit-side to compete for the $5,000 preliminary night top prize.  Kyle Reinhardt was the first in group D, and 31st overall, to hit the track for qualifying.

 

The struggles for Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team at Attica continued, as his qualifying lap of 13.057 was only good enough for 6th quickest in his group, placing him outside row three for the fourth heat race.  

 

The top five finishers from each heat would transfer to the A-main, but Reinhardt wasn’t able to mount a challenge for a transfer spot.  He rode home in 7th, relegating him to the B-main for one more shot to make the field.

 

Reinhardt would need to turn things around in the 12-lap B-main and he did just that.  He started 8th and steadily drove forward.  By lap 9 he was in 5th position and within striking distance of a transfer spot.  Reinhardt was able to run his fastest lap of the race on lap 11 and use the momentum to execute a last lap pass to claim the 4th and final transfer spot into the A-main.

 

Rolling off from his 24th starting spot, the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate continued turning a bad night into a good one.  During the 35-lap A-main, Reinhardt battled his way forward, making the most of a few restarts.  When the checkered flag flew, the Capitol Renegade No.91 had reached 16th.  Had it not been for brake issues late in the going, the result would likely have even been a few spots better, but given the team’s 2021 record at Attica, it was step in the right direction.  Going +4 in the B-main and +8 in the A-main shows progress is being made.  

  

9/4:  Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

      (36 cars, Qualifying 3rd in group B/11th overall, Heat 2nd, A-main 23rd)

 

Reinhardt and team returned Saturday night for the $10,000 to win Attica Ambush finale, hoping to continue their momentum.  They were one of 36 teams signed in to take their shot at the attractive purse.

 

Qualifying in Group B Saturday night, Kyle registered the 11th best overall lap, good enough for 3rd in the group.  Reinhardt started the second heat from outside the front row and chased leader Jac Haudenchild throughout the 8-lap event.  A win would have meant a spot in the dash redraw for the Neptune City, NJ native but he was unable to get by “The Wild Child” and settled for the runner-up finish.

 

Their 12th place start in the A-main Saturday night showed the steady gains that Reinhardt and crew chief Bob Curtis had made at Attica in 2021.  Unfortunately, the results at the end of the night were not as indicative.  The Capitol Renegade team has been making changes trying to solve recurring brake issues in recent months, but unfortunately the issue resurfaced early in Saturday’s A-main at Attica.  Reinhardt fought an unwinnable battle as he slowly slid back through the field, eventually calling it a night, and taking a 23rd place finish.  

 

Up Next:

 

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will return to familiar turf, Port Royal Speedway, to race in the highly lucrative, 3-day, All Star sanctioned Tuscarora 50.  The event spans September 9th-11th, paying $8,000, $10,000, and $54,000 to the winner respectively.

 

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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Reinhardt’s Week in PA: Solid Performances, Little Luck

Capitol Renegade Team Inching Closer to Consistent Top-10’s

New Oxford, PA – September 1, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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In three races in Central Pennsylvania last week, Kyle Reinhardt qualified for all three dashes, won two heats, and earned a starting spot no worse than 7th in the three feature events.  Sounds like an excellent week, doesn’t it?  Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end that way.

 

8/26:  Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA

      (26 cars, Qualifying 12th, Heat 1st,  Dash 5th, A-main 24th)

 

Thursday night, 26 teams made the trek to Eastern Pennsylvania to compete at the 1/3rd mile clay oval.  Reinhardt qualified mid-pack with a lap of 12.016, placing him 12th quick.  The single group qualifying format placed the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate on the pole for the 3rd heat.  

 

Reinhardt capitalized on the starting spot, holding the lead throughout the 8-lap contest, winning by 6-tenths of a second over Justin Peck and locking himself into the dash redraw.

 

The redraw wasn’t as friendly.  Reinhardt drew pill number five, giving him the inside row three starting spot.  Kyle was unable to gain any positions in the 6-lap dash but did hold onto 5th at the checkered flag.  

 

The real loss in the dash wasn’t positions, it was the motor.  It came up lame in the final lap, leaving the Capitol Renegade team a very small window of time to make repairs or swap motors, depending on the diagnosis.  The team quickly determined an engine change would be needed but there wasn’t sufficient time to do so, leaving the team with only one option to collect a paycheck for the night.  They would have to give up their 5th starting spot and elect to start at the rear of the field.  Reinhardt would take the green, then park the No.91 immediately to prevent further damage.

 

A solid night that looked primed to provide Reinhardt with a top-5 finish, instead left him watching from the sideline.

  

8/27:  Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Unfortunately, Mother Nature claimed victory on the second night of the 4-race swing through PA.  Weather forced the legendary oval, Williams Grove Speedway, to cancel the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s program.  

 

8/28:  Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA

      (38 cars, Qualifying 4th in group D/20th overall, Heat 1st, Dash 4thA-main 6th)

 

Following the night off due to rain, the All Star tour rolled into the Pigeon Hills of Pennsylvania for the Kramer Klash, in honor of the late Kramer Williamson.  The field was 38 teams strong in pursuit of the $7,300 winner’s share.

 

Kyle Reinhardt was the 31st overall to go under the clock for qualifying.  His 13.562 second lap was solid for the late slot and good enough for 4th in his group and the pole of the 4th heat.

 

For the second consecutive night, the Neptune City, NJ native did not waste the opportunity, grabbing the lead at the drop of the green.   Reinhardt never gave up the top spot, cruising to a convincing 1.7 second victory over Alan Krimes. 

 

Reinhardt had to be sensing deja vu.  First there was the pole and heat win just like Thursday, then yet again the dash redraw turned up the 5th starting spot in the first dash. This time he was able to make forward progress, grabbing the 4th spot and securing the 7th starting spot for the A-main in the process.

 

The 35-lap feature at the 3/8-mile high banked oval provided the stage for Reinhardt to play out the final act of a solid night.  He raced solidly inside the top 10 throughout the event, ultimately netting one spot and finishing 6th, completing his career-best overall night at Lincoln Speedway.

 

8/29:  BAPS Motor Speedway – Newberrytown, PA

      (32 cars, Qualifying 4th in group A/5th overall, Heat 2nd, Dash 4th, A-main 23rd)

 

The fourth and final night of the PA swing for the All Stars led the series to Lincoln Speedway, a 4-tenths mile oval in the heart of Posse country.  

 

The night started well for Reinhardt, drawing the number one slot for qualifying.  He promptly turned in the 5th quickest time overall and 4th fastest in his group, once again putting the Capitol Renegade No.91 on the heat race pole.

 

Despite a side by side battle through the first corner at the start, Reinhardt could not claim the top spot from Bill Balog, who used the cushion to build momentum.  The pair exited turn two and powered down the backstretch with Reinhardt nipping at Balog’s heels.  On lap 3, Lucas Wolfe worked his way past Reinhardt, claiming the runner up spot at the line.  Kyle was up to the challenge, crossing over and pulling a slider on Wolfe to retake the spot on the next lap.  From there, Reinhardt built up a cushion and rode home in 2nd.  

 

Reinhardt was locked into the dash redraw for the 3rd race in a row and this time his pick was a little better.  Rolling off from inside row 2 in the dash, Reinhardt was looking to earn a starting spot at the front of the field.  Things didn’t quite work out that way.  The setup was off a touch, and he slipped to a 4th place finish, once again slotting him in the 4th row for the A-main.

 

The Capitol Renegade team applied what they had learned from the 4-lap dash and rolled Reinhardt out for the 30-lap feature.  It was evident from the drop of the green that Reinhardt had something good to work with.  As he flashed under the flag stand to complete lap 1, he was already up to 5th position.  A split second later, contact from behind turned Reinhardt around and sent him sliding down across the front straightaway and into the inside barrier.  The impact damaged his J&J Auto Racing No.91 and ended the night for the Capitol Renegade team.  They were officially credited with a 23rd place finish.

 

We had good speed all weekend, making 3-of-3 dashes, but we only have one finish to show for it.  I’m happy about our night at Lincoln.  That’s the best I’ve run there.  The other two nights were just things that were out of our control, so it’s frustrating.”, Reinhardt commented.  

 

He continued, “At Grandview we would have started 5th in the feature but we hurt the motor at the end of the dash and ran out of time to change it.  We had a great start to the night last night at BAPS.  Started 7th in the feature and was up to 5th on lap one but unfortunately got turned on the front stretch and it ended our night.  I have to thank my guys and Capitol Renegade for everything they do for me“.

 

Up Next:

 

There are ten races remaining in the All Star Circuit of Champions 2021 season.  The first two of those will take place this weekend, September 3rd-4th at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio.  Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team struggled at Attica earlier this season but have been consistently fast over the past six weeks.  They will carry that momentum into Attica to go after the $10,000 top prize in Saturday night’s finale, the “Attica Ambush”.

 

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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Kyle Reinhardt Caps All Star Weekend with Top 10 at Waynesfield

4-Race PA Swing on Tap to Close Out August

New Oxford, PA – August 25, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Brent Smith Photography

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The All Star Circuit of Champions resumed competition last weekend following a three week break in their 2021 schedule that annually allows teams the opportunity to compete in the 360 and 410 sprint car Nationals at Knoxville.

 

The Capitol Renegade team was looking to carry all the positives from their time at Knoxville, including the 360 Nationals Rookie of the Year honors for wheelman Kyle Reinhardt and a solid appearance in the B-main at the 410 Nationals, into  the stretch run of the All Star season.

 

8/20:  I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, MI

      (21 cars, Qualifying 9th, Heat 2nd,  A-main 15th)

 

First up in the series’ return to action was a trip to I-96 Speedway in Michigan.  When the tour last visited the 3/8-mile clay oval, Kyle Reinhardt logged a top-10 and was looking for more success this time around.  There were 21 total teams pit side for racing Friday night.

 

Reinhardt was the 14th driver to hit the track for qualifying but was able to log a solid lap that placed him 9th quick overall.  The effort set him up with the outside front row starting spot in the 3rd 8-lap heat race.  

 

Reinhardt ‘held serve’ in the heat race, riding home in 2nd and locking himself and the team into a top-10 starting spot for the A-main.

 

In the 30-lap finale, the All Star Rookie of the Year candidate struggled.  He and the team had ‘missed it’, as they say when referencing the correct setup.  Reinhardt slipped back out of the top 10 and when the curtain closed on the night’s competition, he found himself in 15th position.

  

8/21:  Waynesfield Raceway Park – Waynesfield, OH

      (22 cars, Qualifying 8th, Heat 2nd, A-main 8th)

 

As a result of expected weather around Plymouth Speedway in Indiana, the original planned destination of the series on Saturday, a mid-week schedule change was made that brought the series back to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio.  

 

It was only the second visit for Reinhardt, with the first being in the midst of the hectic Ohio Sprint Speedweek back in June.  That night started off well for the Neptune City, NJ native with a top-10 qualifying effort in a field of 42 cars, but he and the team were not able to carry that momentum throughout the night, winding up with a 19th place finish. 

 

Saturday’s objective:  put a full night together.  It is a challenge the team has faced often in 2021, but a team can only race one race at a time.  They needed to start by achieving the objective in Ohio, then they could worry about the next race.

 

Step one of that objective went well.  Reinhardt recorded the 8th quickest time among the 22 cars that went under the clock.  

 

Step two also went well. The Capitol Renegade, Champion Brands, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 started and finished 2nd in heat number two, securing a 10th place starting spot for the 30-lap feature event.

 

The 3rd and final step of the team’s Waynesfield goal was all that remained to successfully achieve the objective.  Reinhardt and team came through.  The right decisions were made in the pits and on the track, enabling Kyle to compete for the entire distance, make some forward progress, and flash under the checkered flag with an 8th place finish.

 

Both nights this weekend we were decent.  We were right there, but the motor stumbled a bit at the start of the heat.  When you start on the front row, you have to win.  We weren’t able to do that.  That was the difference between a good night and a great night the last two races.  We had a better car than our results showed“, Reinhardt commented.  

 

Up Next:

 

As August draws to a close, Reinhardt will find himself back on familiar turf.  Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team will continue their rookie campaign with the All Star Circuit of Champions by competing in a 4-race stint through Central Pennsylvania.  The swing will kick off at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 26th, followed by Williams Grove Speedway Friday, Lincoln Speedway Saturday, and BAPS Motor Speedway Sunday.

 

I’m excited about these upcoming races“, Reinhardt shared.  “We’ve been getting better at time trialing and having speed early in the night.  We have often struggled later in the night though.  We believe we can use our experience in PA to help us be better later in the night too.  If we can do that and put a whole night together, we can have a really good week.”

 

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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Reinhardt Produces Career Best Finish at Knoxville Nationals

Just Misses Championship Finale Despite Issues

New Oxford, PA – August 17, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  World of Outlaws

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Kyle Reinhardt was hoping the third time would be the charm.  

 

He had tried twice before to make the prestigious Knoxville Nationals, the most recent being in 2018 in the Capitol Renegade No.91.  Each of his prior attempts would likely best be described as long shots.  This year was different.

 

The Capitol Renegade program has come a long way since 2018.  That year, their week in Knoxville included a scratch on their qualifying night and they opted not to run the D-main on Championship Saturday.  This year, Reinhardt and Capitol Renegade had a legitimate shot at making the big show together.  

 

8/11:  410 Sprint Car Knoxville Nationals – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

      (Qualifying Night:  49 cars, Qualifying 32nd, Heat 1st,  A-main 21st)

 

As is always the case with the large number of cars that enter the Knoxville Nationals, half of the field qualifies on Wednesday night, while the remaining teams qualify on Thursday night.  

 

Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team were among 49 cars slated to qualify on Wednesday, the opening night of the 60th Annual edition of “The Nationals”.  The All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year candidate was the 38th driver to take to the track for time trials.  On his second circuit, he logged the 32nd quickest lap in the field.  

 

Reinhardt knew his No.91 had a better lap in it, but the motor wasn’t exactly cooperating during his shot under the clock.  However, it was good enough to provide him with an outside front row starting spot in the second heat.  The crew went to work after time trials to make sure Reinhardt had what he needed to capitalize on the starting spot because the top 4 finishers would transfer directly to the night’s A-main, providing a solid opportunity to accumulate points for the week.  The better the finish, the better their position to make the A-main on Championship Saturday, which would pay a hefty $10,000 to start.

 

The car was stout in the heat race.  Reinhardt blasted to the lead at the drop of the green.  He never relinquished the top spot, cruising to the win by 2.144 seconds over Zeb Wise, and locking himself into the 25-lap feature event later that night.

 

Unfortunately, just a few laps into the A-main, the earlier issues Reinhardt bubbled up again and he slid backwards in the field, ultimately finishing 21st.

 

Motor issues hurt our time trial, got it sorted out and won our heat race, but motor issues resurfaced in the (feature) race, and we couldn’t go anywhere.  Car was fast when it would run, which was encouraging, but at this deal you can’t afford to miss the slightest opportunity“, Wayne Quackenbush of Capitol Renegade shared.

  

8/13:  410 Sprint Car Knoxville Nationals – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

      (Hard Knox Night:  69 cars, Qualifying 5th in Flight #2, Heat 2nd, A-main 9th)

 

With both qualifying nights in the books, points were tallied to set up the remainder of the week.  The top 16 teams in points were automatically locked into the A-main on Championship Saturday, while the next 10 teams in points would make up the first five rows of Saturday’s B-main.  The remaining teams, 27th and lower in points, would compete in Friday night’s Hard Knox program to take another shot at making Saturday’s finale.  

 

The 69 teams who signed in to make the most of Friday’s second opportunity were divided into two flights for timed qualifying.  Kyle Reinhardt was the 18th of 34 cars to take to the track in Flight #2.  He tripped the timing light on his second lap with a 16.031, ranking him 5th quickest for the night.

 

In the fifth heat, Kyle started inside row two behind the front row of Wayne Johnson and Sammy Swindell.   Reinhardt charged past Swindell into 2nd on the opening lap and never looked back.  He was unable to close on Johnson but rode home comfortably in 2nd, locking into Friday’s main event.

 

Reinhardt and team had a solid night going and had put themselves in position to achieve the main goal of the week.  The Capitol Renegade, Champion Brands, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 would line up 4th in Friday’s 25-lap A-main, behind a front row consisting of the legendary Jac Haudenchild and the ever-popular Rico Abreu.

 

Reinhardt held serve near the front of the field, running 3rd or 4th during the first half of the event.  At the midpoint of Friday’s A-main, the Neptune City, NJ native was still running in a transfer spot to put himself in his first ever Knoxville Nationals Championship Saturday A-main, but issues arose that left the dangling carrot just out of reach.  

 

Unfortunately, I lost brakes and couldn’t hold the bottom. Dropped back a few spots and finished 9th”, Reinhardt commented.  

 

He would have one more shot on Saturday night to advance from his 15th starting spot in the B-main to a top-4 finish to make the show.

 

8/14:  410 Sprint Car Knoxville Nationals – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

      (Championship Saturday:  88 cars, B-main 22nd)

 

Saturday’s mission at Knoxville was clear cut for Kyle Reinhardt:  Roll off 15th in the B-main, pass eleven cars, and transfer to the A-main.  It was also a tall order in a last chance qualifying race that had a starting lineup that was better than almost any feature event across the country on any given night.  Everything would have to be perfect.  

 

It didn’t take Reinhardt long Saturday night to determine things were not perfect.  The brake issue from Friday night reared its head again early in the B-main.  Attempting to be fast around Knoxville with brake issues was an unwinnable battle.  Reinhardt eventually retired from the event and was officially credited with 22nd, bringing an end to the team’s Nationals week.  

 

“I have mixed emotions.  We were so close.  Friday was our moment.  Despite our motor and brake issues, we were right there, fighting for it, running in a transfer spot.  To be that close and not make it is really disappointing”, Reinhardt commented.  “We haven’t had brake issues all year, so it’s frustrating for it to happen here.  All that said, the B-main is nothing to be ashamed of here.  We have nothing to hang our heads about“, he concluded.

 

Thanks to Our Partners!

 

RQM Motorsports would like to sincerely 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.

 

Up Next:

 

Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team will resume their All Star Circuit of Champions rookie campaign this week with events in Michigan and Indiana on August 20th and 21st.  Friday night, the series will compete for $5,000 to win at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI.  The tour will move on to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN for a shot at the $6,000 winner’s share on Saturday night.  Just 16 races remain on the series’ 2021 schedule and Reinhardt currently sits 9th in points in his first season on the tour.

 

SCHEDULE UPDATE:

The 8/21 event at Plymouth Speedway has been CANCELLED.  Instead, Kyle and the All Stars will race at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio Saturday night.

 

Special Shout-Out!

Thank you to the folks at Kline's Quick Time for their help this week!

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Current All Star Circuit of Champions Point Standings

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Kyle Reinhardt Claims Rookie of the Year at Knoxville 360 Nationals

Capitani Classic Adds Valuable Knoxville Seat Time

Knoxville, IA – August 11, 2021

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Feature Photo Credit:  Knoxville Raceway

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In recent years, more and more drivers and teams have been making the journey to Knoxville, IA one week earlier than usual.  The Knoxville Nationals for 410 sprint cars have become so prestigious and offer a purse that compares to no other, which has led many teams to take every opportunity to get track time on the black dirt at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. 

 

The 3-day 360 Sprint Car Nationals and the Capitani Classic for 410 sprint cars provide multiple opportunities for teams seeking those extra laps at Knoxville.  Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team inked those events on their schedule for the very same reason.

 

8/5:  360 Sprint Nationals – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

      (43 cars:  Qualifying 26th, Heat 2nd,  A-main 24th)

 

The 31st Annual 360 Sprint Car Nationals kicked off Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway with qualifying for the first half of the registered field.  The large field is traditionally split into two nights for qualifying.  Each time they hit the track, teams accumulate points, which ultimately line up a series of main events on Saturday.

 

Kyle Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team were in the house to take a shot at their first 360 Nationals.  Despite an unlucky pill draw that placed him last in a queue of 43 cars for laps under the clock, Reinhardt managed a respectable 26th quickest time.

 

Brian Brown, who started alongside polesitter Reinhardt in the first heat, beat the No.91 to the first corner and kept a firm grasp on the top spot throughout the 8-lap qualifying event.  Reinhardt held on to 2nd ahead of Cory Eliason and Shane Golobic, who claimed the remaining transfer positions for the night’s A-main.

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year candidate started 19th in the A-main but had motor issues from the start and slid back in the field.  After a handful of laps, Reinhardt made the unwanted left hand turn into the pits and called it an early night.  The 24th place finish put a damper on the decent points night the team had going and significantly changed how their Saturday would play out.

 

“The motor wasn’t taking off the way we wanted in the heat race, so we made some adjustments.  Unfortunately, it got worse, so I had to pull off early to avoid bigger issues”, Reinhardt shared.

  

8/7:  360 Sprint Nationals – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

      (90 cars:  C-main 3rd, B-main 15th)

 

The final day of the 360 Nationals at Knoxville consists of a series of main events, lined up based on the points teams accumulated on their qualifying days.  Kyle Reinhardt found himself ranked 51st of the 90 drivers who took to the track on the two previous nights.  The top 20 were locked into the 25-lap A-main, 21-40 into the 15-lap B-main and 41-60 would make up the 12-lap C-main.  

 

From his 11th starting spot in the C-main, Reinhardt would need to find his way to a top-4 finishing position to advance to the B-main.  From the drop of the green, he wasted no time beginning his charge forward.  By lap three, the Neptune City, NJ native had wheeled his way to the 5th position, within striking distance of the final transfer spot.  On lap 6, Reinhardt pushed his way into 3rd, and he held onto that transfer spot the rest of the way to finish +8 in the event.

 

Reinhardt’s momentum continued when the B-main took to the track.  Although it was a tall order to make his way to a top-4 finish and a spot in the A-main from his 21st starti