Kyle Reinhardt Earns Pair Of Top 10 Finishes At Williams Grove & Port Royal Speedway
Story By: A2DPR / KYLE REINHARDT RACING – PORT ROYAL, PA – Kyle Reinhardt seems to have his program headed in the right direction in the early going of the 2023 season. He has turned in steady performances over the past month at an array of Central Pennsylvania tracks.
A few weeks ago, he put his team into the World of Outlaws show at Lincoln Speedway, then followed it up with a top five finish at BAPS Motor Speedway. His latest accomplishment is a pair of top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway over the weekend.
It’s definitely a positive sign for a team that is working hard to rebuild.
Williams Grove Speedway finally opened their 2023 season Friday night after several weeks of cancellations due to weather. The combination of a time trial qualifying format (timed hot laps) and the mandated use of the new Hoosier tires for the night, created a level and attractive ‘playing field’ for competitors.
Reinhardt kicked off his night with a qualifying lap that was good enough for 5th quickest in group 3, placing him 5th on the starting grid for heat race number three.
The Capitol Renegade, Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Henry’s Wrecker No.91 looked strong as he maneuvered his way to a 3rd place finish in the 8-lap qualifier.
In the 25-lap A-main, Reinhardt rolled to the green inside the 5th row. He was consistent during the main event, remaining inside the back half of the top ten throughout. He held that ground for a 9th place finish.
Reinhardt made his second trip of the young season to Port Royal Speedway. One month earlier he had logged a 13th place finish on a surface that has been the source of frustration for the Neptune City, NJ native over the past couple seasons.
After a good pill draw put Reinhardt on the pole of the third heat race, he went to work to make sure he made the most of the opportunity. Racing the high line around the top of The Speed Palace, Reinhardt kept Austin Bishop and Zeb Wise at bay to claim the win by a one second margin.
The heat race effort, combined with a zero car invert draw, put Reinhardt inside row two for the 25-lap A-main. Kyle raced inside the top five past the halfway point, surviving a series of close battles. In the closing laps he slipped a few spots and closed out the night with an 8th place finish.
“Overall, I think we are making good progress. We made a few mistakes with the new tire. We just need to keep on it and keep moving forward.“, Reinhardt commented.
Kyle and the Capitol Renegade team will compete two times over the upcoming weekend.
They will kick off the weekend at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, April 14th. The next stop will be a return to BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday night, April 16th, where he recorded a top five finish and took home the Hard Charger award just a few weeks ago.