Photo Credit: Camden Thrasher
Hello StartingGrid.org viewers! My name is Kyle Keenan, and I’ve grown up around racing.
As a child, I grew up rolling indy car tires around Rolla Vollstedt’s race shop in Portland, Oregon. When the opportunity arrived at the age of 6 to hop in a kart, with the help of my Dad, I began racing. Since then, I’ve raced everything from dirt oval karts, shifter karts, a couple drift events, road rallies, autocrosses, and of course, road racing. More recently, I’ve competed in SCCA’s US Majors Tour, Pirelli World Challenge, and ICSCC events.
Danny George is the sole reason I follow Formula D. Full stop.
I honestly cannot believe this. I can count the people on one hand that I know who would catch the car on fire, keep trying to start it, then catch HIMSELF on fire…before posting the video on Youtube.
Some people’s kids, I guess. At least it gives us something interesting to watch. *Facepalm*
As I write this, I’m sitting in a truck on the road to San Diego to compete in the 2013 SCCA Pacific Southwest National Tour autocross event in San Diego. You may recall that in my last post, I mentioned some nervousness about jumping into the deep end of competition. To ease my nerves, and get familiar with Sean Green’s new Miata, I entered last weekend’s Western Washington Sports Car Council autocross.