I could really care less what Steve Kinser does. Why does it seem that everyone is making such a big deal about him. Yeah he is the King of the Outlaws but as a fan of the PA Posse, when the Outlaws come to town, I want to see one of the locals in victory lane not some invader. Yeah they bring a lot of revenue to the area when their in town. Yeah they pack the grandstands and tracks do well but they are also catered to by giving them the track conditions they prefer. Look who won the National Open...a local driver who knows how to run a wet track. The rain Gods were definitely on the Posse side during the Open with the conditions that had the Outlaws scratching their heads to what setup to run. I for one hope for another year in which the locals take home the big $ and send the outsiders on their way with empty pockets.
Dude seriously? Steve Kinser is the best sprint car driver EVER. End of discussion. He has more wins at the Grove than several multi time track champions do. What's that tell you? As far as them being catered too, REALLY? talk to most of our local drivers and they'll tell you they prefer a wide slick surface that they can move around on. Those types of tracks favor good drivers over those who can only stomp and steer. I love the posse but there's a reason that they usually get their a$$es handed to them when they race against the outlaws outside of pa and that's because the World of Outlaws are the best of the best.
According to the Groves all time winners list, Kinser sits in the 8th spot on the all time winners list Kinser sits 8th on the All Time winners list, so your comment about more wins than multi time champions is far from the truth. Also I never said I didn't have respect for Steve, I simply stated that this farewell tour crap is already getting old. Yeah he is considered to be the King of the Outlaws but he is not the King of Sprint Cars in my book. His title is with the Outlaws. They race at tracks across the country that are dominated by only a handful of drivers but when they come to the East, who parks their car in victory lane is a crap shoot because anyone can win. Central PA has the best drivers around and are know throughout the country but drivers in Oklahoma and Nebraska are not.
In all honesty, I would personally rather see Kinser win any day over Schatz. Then again back in the day I wanted Sammy to win over Kinser. Call me confusing, call me whatever you want, but my blood is Posse Red