Arctic Cat Joins Steve Kinser Racing for Kings Royal, Knoxville Nationals and World Finals
Kraig Kinser to Drive No. 11k Arctic Cat Wildcat in Sprint Car Racing’s Marquee Events
Arctic Cat, one of the most widely recognized and respected names in the snowmobile, ATV and Side-by-Side industry, announced today the partnership with Steve Kinser Racing and driver Kraig Kinser for three of the biggest Sprint car races of the 2015 season. Kinser will pilot an Arctic Cat Wildcat branded No. 11k in the 32nd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the 55th annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Arctic Cat is proud to sponsor the No. 11K of Kraig Kinser for the 32nd Annual Kings Royal race at Eldora Speedway,” said Tracy Crocker, VP/GM of Arctic Cat’s ATV Division. “When we place the Arctic Cat name on a vehicle, you know it’s built with pride for people who appreciate technology, quality and a long-running tradition of grabbing life by the steering wheel and holding on with conviction.”
The special-schemed No. 11k Arctic Cat car will be unveiled during a public ceremony at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on the midway behind the turn three suites. Representatives from Arctic Cat and both Kraig and Steve Kinser will be part of the unveiling.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Artic Cat join us for the biggest races of the year,” said Steve Kinser, owner and father of Kraig’s No. 11k. “These are the events you want to have success in and being able to bring a company like Arctic Cat along for the ride is really exciting. Our fans are the best are some of the most loyal in all sports. I know many of them have not only have a passion for Sprint car racing, but all sort of outdoor sports. We’re excited about this special opportunity.
“Everyone wants to do well in the biggest races and we are really thrilled to be racing in them driving an Arctic Cat car starting this weekend,” said Kraig Kinser, 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion. “You spend the first part of the season concentrating on finding the right combination so you can be at your best at these bigger events. We’ve had some good opportunities in the past, and we’re really looking forward to this one. We’re going to do everything we can to come out on top and park the Arctic Cat car in victory lane.”
Kinser is currently 10th in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings through 44 races. The Bloomington, Indiana native is hoping to qualify for his seventh $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Saturday. The event begins Sprint car racing’s ‘Month of Money’ which culminates with the Knoxville Nationals, Aug. 12-15. Kinser became the second youngest driver at 21 to win the heralded race. He and his father are the only father-son combo to win Sprint car racing’s most coveted trophy.
Kraig Kinser Driver of the No. 11k Arctic Cat World of Outlaws Sprint Series Car
Highlights: Has 16 career WoO Sprint Car Series A-Feature victories, earning him a spot inside the Top-20 of the WoO all-time win list … Won the 2005 Knoxville Nationals making him and father Steve, the only father-son duo to have won the prestigious event … Won in 2005 debut with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn … Made 18 starts in 2006 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series … Made 13 starts in 2007 with the Truck Series and two ARCA starts … Won that year’s All Star Circuit of Champions Fall Classic at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway … Was the 2004 WoO Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year … Began racing Winged Sprint cars in 2000.