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Kyle Denmyer Earns First Animal 340 Win of the 2011 Season

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The 15-year-old kart racer already has ten years of racing experience and seven championships.
The 15-year-old kart racer already has ten years of racing experience and seven championships.
For seven time kart champion Kyle Denmyer, any stretch without a win is way too long. The Joppa, Maryland racer competes in the non-restricted Briggs 340 and Animal 340 classes, and last week at Hunterstown Speedway, Denmyer at last put it all together for his first win of the 2011 season. Last season in his inaugural year competing in the adult classes, Denmyer became the Briggs and Stratton 340 Champion on the same track.
Kyle Denmyer got his first Animal 340 win last weekend at Hunterstown Speedway.
Kyle Denmyer got his first Animal 340 win last weekend at Hunterstown Speedway.


In the Animal 340 class Denmyer started the heat race in seventh position, but he wasted little time moving to the front, and went on to win his heat. Then, starting on the pole in the feature, Denmyer had a sluggish start, but was patient and he was back out front within five laps and pulling away from the field. Denmyer stretched his lead and put his K&N sponsored No. 38 kart in victory lane.

"It felt awesome to finally get back in victory lane," Denmyer told K&N Race News, "It has been a rough start to the 2011 season. With the tough competition you have to be up on the wheel every lap, but with about 20 more races left in the season, I'm feeling pretty confident that we will have the 38 back in victory lane."

In the Flat 340 Denmyer was leading until the white flag lap, that's when he was hit in the left rear, sending him into the wall. The kart had some damage, but his team was able to get it fixed in time for the feature. Starting the feature from the back, Denmyer quickly made his way through traffic pulling off a strong third place finish.
Denmyer loves his local Gettysburg, Pennsylvania track, and his dog loves him.
Denmyer loves his local Gettysburg, Pennsylvania track, and his dog loves him.


Racing in the Flat 340 was a great opportunity for me," Denmyer said. "The kart is owned by, Walt and Dotty Smith, and they thought enough of me as a driver to put me in their kart. It was a learning curve since I have never raced this chassis, so we are still trying to get all the bugs worked out of it, but I think we will be in the front of the pack real soon."

The K&N sponsored driver currently is in second place in the Animal 340 and third in the Flat 340 point standings.

"Like always, the goal I set out for every year is to win the championship and to win a Burris Money Series race, but if that is not possible I would like to put the K&N Air Filters and Dart Power Racing Engines 38 in victory lane as much as possible."

Denmyer's next race is back at his local Hunterstown Speedway in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

"I race there on Saturday nights, after that there will be a Burris Money Series race on Sunday July 17, then on to Selinsgrove Speedway July 30, and Path Valley Speedway, August 14 for the PDKS (Pennsylvania Dirt Karting Series)."

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