by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management
Feature Photo Credit: TK Slider Photography
Kyle Reinhardt achieved a career objective in 2021 by putting a full season with a traveling sprint car series on his resume. That certainly was not the end-goal though. The Neptune City, NJ native has much more to do.
Considering the challenges of life on the road, his first season with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) was a good one by most measures. Despite the difficult learning curve that comes with keeping a team prepared and competitive, while logging mile after mile on the road, he captured his first All Star victory and finished 8th in driver points.
It wasn’t good enough by Reinhardt’s measure though. He is a driven young man with a passion for the sport. It is well-documented that he gave up an engineering job to go full time sprint car racing a few years ago. He hasn’t stopped working on the cars or his partnerships ever since, and it shows.
The Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 team has steadily improved, both on and off the track, during that time. The team continues to position itself to achieve the goals Reinhardt and company have set for themselves.
The new season will find Reinhardt back out on the road for his sophomore season with the ASCoC. He is ready to apply the lessons learned in his freshman year and use that knowledge to reach his 2022 goals.
“We learned a lot last year. Not just on the track but off, including several things that will help us be better organized for the grind of maintaining our equipment while on the road. Being with Capitol (Custom Coaches & Trailers), our trailer is sold at the end of each season. It’s a lot of work to start fresh with a new trailer every year, but it gives us the opportunity to change the layout to be better organized. This year especially, we took advantage of that so hopefully things are easier, and we are more efficient this year“, Reinhardt commented.
There are little things that will make the second time around with the All Stars easier for the Capitol Renegade team too. The logistics of getting up and down the road, knowing where to stop, where the team can work on their equipment, and where they can get some rest, will collectively make the season at least a little bit easier too.
Reinhardt went on to mention that the team’s decision to not travel to GA and FL in February was also part of the equation to be better prepared for the points races. The post-pandemic supply chain issues that have affected everyday life are also impacting racing.
“It’s taking a lot longer than normal these days to get certain parts, so the last thing we wanted to do was travel south to race, have issues, break things, and dig ourselves a hole that’s tough to recover from in terms of resources. I’m just trying to be smart and make the most of what we have“, Reinhardt said.
All of the careful preparation by Reinhardt and team is aimed at successfully achieving their goals for 2022. The number one goal: multiple wins. Last season, Reinhardt parked the Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 in victory lane one time. It was at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, IL. He felt the team was capable of more than that but struggled with consistency.
The second part of Reinhardt’s goal is to finish in the top five of the season’s point standings. Improved consistency is the key element that can lead to achieving both goals: more wins and a top five in points. It sounds like a simple formula, but Reinhardt knows they have to put in the work and apply what they learned to get there.
Another key element for a successful team is having good relationships with great marketing partners. Reinhardt and team have a solid foundation on that front.
“We wouldn’t be able to this at the level we do it without all the people who are behind this 91 car. Jeff McCall is a huge part of our deal and of course Wayne Quackenbush with Capitol Renegade. I’m very excited and happy to say that all of our partners are returning to support our second season with the All Stars and a couple have stepped up to provide a little more and do more with us. These relationships are a two way street. Our partners support us because it makes sense for them and we do everything we can to promote them.“, Kyle shared.
In addition to the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, which consists of 53 points-paying races across 9 states, Reinhardt’s schedule will likely look similar to 2021. Major national events and competition near the team’s home base of New Oxford, PA will be tacked on when the opportunity presents itself.
Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will make their 2022 debut this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, March 18th and Port Royal Speedway the following night. The team will make a few appearances in Central Pennsylvania over the next few weeks to prepare for the All Star Circuit of Champions season, which officially begins Friday, April 8th at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH.
Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions events is available at https://www.floracing.com/
Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at: A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt
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Kyle Reinhardt on Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants
Henry’s Wrecker Service
J&J Auto Racing
FK Rod Ends
Kinsler Fuel Injection
Brown & Miller Racing Solutions
Kelly Racing Fuel
KSE Racing Products
Taylor Ignition Wires
All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads
ISC Racers Tape
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