2004 & 2005 All-HammerDown! Team Member.
Kraig Kinser wins Knoxville Nationals - HD Staff - August 14, 2005 - Knoxville, IA. - 20 year old Kraig Kinser scored $140,00 by winning the 45th annual Knoxville Nationals Sunday night at Knoxville Raceway. The biggest sprint car race in the world was pushed back one night by rain. Donny Schatz finished second for the fourth time in the last six years. Danny Lasoski was third. Kinser started from the pole in his Kinser Racing/Remy America/Maxim #11k. Shane Stewart, and Chad Kemenah completed the top five. Unofficially, sixth through tenth were: Kerry Madsen, Steve Kinser, Brian Paulus, Daryn Pittman (from the B-Main), and Craig Dollansky. ...Kraig Kinser earned double points in the Racer's Racing Series for his victory. A-Main 30-laps - 1. K. Kinser, 2. Schatz, 3. Lasoski, 4. Stewart, 5. Kemenah, 6. K. Madsen, 7. S. Kinser, 8. Paulus, 9. Pittman, 10. Dollansky, 11. Brooke Tatnell, 12. Tim Shaffer, 13. Lance Dewease, 14. Fred Rahmer, 15. Jason Solwold, 16. Randy Hannagan, 17. Billy Alley, 18. Terry McCarl, 19. Jeremy Campbell, 20. Jac Haudenschild, 21. Wayne Johnson, 22. Skip Jackson, 23. Stevie Smith, 24. Joey Saldana. (Read Chris Dolack's story and full summary here)
Kraig Kinser on Nationals pole - Sammy wins non-qualifiers feature - Knoxville, IA - August 14, 2005 - By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer Sammy Swindell started on the pole for the 45th Annual Knoxville Nationals non-qualifiers A-main and dominated the 20-lap event Sunday afternoon at Knoxville Raceway. The race was originally scheduled for Friday but persistent rain that cancelled two nights of racing since the event began on Wednesday forced the Friday and Saturday programs to run on Sunday. With the track dry and fast, Swindell charged out on the bottom as Paul McMahan cut from fourth to second. Jesse Hockett joined the mix as those three pulled away from the field. With scrambles and heats already completed, the track was dry and fast. The leaders struggled just to work through traffic. With 10 to go, McMahan went high in Turn 1 to take a shot at Swindell, but Hockett stayed on the bottom and shot right past him to grab second. McMahan went back around Hockett before they completed the lap as those three again took off nose-to-tail. With three to go, the right rear on Hockett's machine exploded in Turn 4, sending him to the work area and turning it into a two-car race. Swindell charged back to the front on the restart as McMahan settled back into second. Jaymie Moyle wound up third, followed by Blake Feese and Calvin Landis. (More)
Kraig Kinser sweeps WoO weekend with I-55 win - HD Staff, 04/02/05 - Pevely, MO. - ...Starting inside row four Kraig Kinser passed the sic cars in front of him and won his second straight World of Outlaws feature event Saturday night at I-55 Speedway. Craig Dollansky finished second, and Tim Kaeding earned a hard fought third. Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz were fourth and fifth respectively. (Read Johnny Gibson's notes & the summary)
Kraig Kinser no fool in Batesvile WoO - HD Staff - April 1, 2005 - Batesville, AR. - Kraig Kinser dominated the 25-car field at Friday night to earn $10,000 in the World of Outlaws first visit in ten years to Batesville Speedway. Daryn Pittman finished second, and Steve Kinser was third. Craig Dollansky, and Brooke Tatnell completed a tough top-five. All-Star Champ Chad Kemenah finished sixth and Paul McMahan was seventh. ...(Notes & summary from John Gibson)
Youngest Kinser at LVMS wins prelim - HD Staff - 03/10/05 - Las Vegas, NV. ...Kraig Kinser isn't old enough to make a bet in Las Vegas, but the third generation star can sure win a sprint car race in 'sin city'. Thursday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 20 year-old used his outside front row starting spot to win the World of Outlaws preliminary feature event. Kinser steered the Remy International #11K to the checkered flag in front of Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, Jac Haudenschild, and Paul McMahan. Sixth through tenth fell to Mark Kinser, Daryn Pittman, Tim Shaffer, Jason Solwold, and quick qualifier Craig Dollansky. The Friday night finale at LVMS is race five in the 60-race Racer's Racing Series.
Kraig Kinser shows skill in All-Stars star studded event - BARBERVILLE, FL - February 10, 2005. By Scott Hall - Kraig Kinser captured his first career Haulmark All Star sprint car win Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. He had to hold off his father Steve Kinser at the checkered flag in an exciting finish to the 25 lap A main. Although run in cold and windy conditions, the half mile track held up well with two groove racing throughout the feature. (Read it all)
Kraig Kinser, Erin Crocker makes USAC Silver Crown debut at Copper World - INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 26, 2005) Kraig Kinser used to spend his summers watching famous father Steve compete and dominate on the World of Outlaws circuit. Erin Crocker, the youngest of five children, longed for her chance to follow in her brothers' footsteps and jump into the cockpit. Both drivers have taken similar paths in their respective and young careers - running winged sprint cars and respecting their family members' direction - which mirrors that of another young and upcoming driver: 2004 Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year Kasey Kahne. Ironically, the same avenue Kahne followed is the way he is guiding Kinser and Crocker. A former USAC Silver Crown standout, Kahne owns Silver Crown cars that Kinser and Crocker will pilot in 2005. Despite being teammates, the two seek "Rookie of the Year" honors in the 10-race series, which commences this weekend with the "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Read the whole deal)
Kraig Kinser ran his first Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK. (Doug Johnson photo)
...Kraig Kinser scored his first 410 Sprint Car feature win at Bloomington, Indiana. Kinser took the checkered in the GLOSS-sanctioned event with the Franklin Power MAXIM for his fifth win of 2002.
Late Summer 2002: ...17 year-old, Kraig Kinser swept GLOSS competition at Montpelier, taking two A-main wins on Saturday evening with the Quaker State/Franklin Power MAXIM. Steve's oldest son will be a Senior in high school. Classes start too soon.
Kraig Kinser scored his first 410 Sprint Car feature win at Bloomington, Indiana. Kinser toof the checkered in the GLOSS-sanctioned event with the Franklin Power MAXIM for his fifth win of 2002.
Kraig Kinser set quick time at Oklahoma City's 2002, March, WoO event. (Photo by Jim Fleming)