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.
Currently, I’m racing for Kia Motors of America and Team KBR, driving a Kia Rio B-Spec in the US Majors Tour. This year is our first full season in the Kia, and it’s been an interesting transition to front wheel drive cars, whereas all my previous driving experience comes from rear wheel drive platforms. That’s something we’ll touch on in a future article though.
My intent is to share my experiences, and hopefully fill our readers in on some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes on during race weekends. I’d consider myself a rather passionate and motivated driver.
Thanks to Davin for bringing me on board! I’ve got some cool ideas for articles to write, but if anyone has any questions/comments, feel free to let me know!
A huge thanks to my 2014 Marketing Partners: Kia Motors, Team KBR, Kinetic Motorsports, Dick Hannah Dealerships, Hawk Performance, Bravo Environmental, Blairco Heating, and Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer, JR.
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