ABBOTTSTOWN, PA-When the 2023 season opens for Kyle Reinhardt, some things will seem familiar, but the new year will bring changes.
The biggest change: Jeff McCall and Reinhardt split a few weeks ago. The team spent the past two seasons traveling with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) and supplemented their schedule with other races when time allowed, amassing over seventy events entered each season.
The combination had moderate success, including Reinhardt’s first ASCoC victory and a pair of eighth place finishes in the ASCoC Championship point standings. More importantly, they were accumulating resources and building the depth of their program. McCall’s departure is on good terms but nonetheless it sets Reinhardt’s program back a few steps.
“We were slowly building something solid the last couple seasons and we had things going the right direction the last couple months of this past season, but now we will need to restart the building process in certain ways,” Reinhardt commented.
“Jeff’s departure means we will start 2023 without some of the parts, engines, and key components that I have been able to rely on the last two years.” He will not have any full time employees either.
On the familiar side of things, Capitol Renegade, who has been with Reinhardt since 2017, will remain a key partner.
“On a positive note, we will start the year on the same car and shock package we were running at the end of 2022. We were running well on that combination, so we will have that to build on.“, Reinhardt shared.
The schedule will look a little different for Reinhardt in 2023. It will primarily consist of races in Pennsylvania, along with some travel for World of Outlaw, All Star and High Limit series events when possible. Exactly which events, and the total number of events, the team enters will be dependent on securing additional funding.
Reinhardt is open to a partnership that will enable him to rebuild the depth of his team, as well as enable him to run all the events on his tentative schedule.
“I am open to conversations about help, funding, or opportunities. I was hoping to kick off the season in Georgia with the All Stars, but given the current crew help situation and resources available, we will probably delay the start of our season to early March.,” Reinhardt said