Kraig Kinser Finishes Seventh On A Very Windy Night In Tucson
With the bad luck that Kraig Kinser ran into on the race track in Las Vegas, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the strong winds that rolled into Tucson International Raceway in Arizona on Saturday night would have interrupted him as they did other drivers, but that thankfully was not the case. The native of Bloomington, Ind., had a consistent night from start to finish, taking the checkered flag in the seventh position in the 25-lap NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
Kinser lined up third at the three-eighths-mile in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim. He fell back a couple spots on the opening two circuits and was running fifth when the only caution flag of the main event flew on the eighth lap. Donny Schatz would slip by him on the ensuing restart and he would lose one more spot to Joey Saldana in the late going. The seventh-place run was Kinser’s second top-10 finish of the season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.. more