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Supermodified Racer Kyle Vanderpool Wins Sprint Car Race

VANDERPOOL BREAKS THROUGH WITH  WINGED SPRINT WIN AT MADERA

MADERA, Calif. (June 8, 2015) – Kyle Vanderpool drove the Penix Racing No. 51 to his — and the team’s — first career Sprint Car win Saturday night at the 5th annual Summer Horsepower Nationals presented by Protect the Harvest and Hoosier Tire at California’s Madera Speedway.

Driving Penix Racing’s Beast sprint car, Vanderpool started the 30-lap main event from the third place and moved past pole-sitter Mike Murgoitio on the 12th circuit to claim the lead.

The 27-year-old Sanger, California shoe would never look back, leading the final 18 laps en route to the victory, crossing the finish stripe 2.3 seconds ahead of Murgoitio. Continue reading Supermodified Racer Kyle Vanderpool Wins Sprint Car Race

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Kyle Vanderpool Victorious at Gerhardt Classic

Two Wins in Four Races, Leads Points

MADERA, Calif. (July 22, 2014) – West coast supermodified racer Kyle Vanderpool has two wins in four Winged Sprints vs. Supermodifieds Challenge events at Madera Speedway in 2014, including his recent Saturday, July 12 triumph over 410 sprint racer Tim Skoglund.

Vanderpool out-ran Skoglund by a 4.6-second margin at the finish of the 30-lapper and set the race’s fast lap at a blistering 12.896 around Madera’s one-third-mile oval.

In the two Madera Sprint vs. Super shows Vanderpool has not won, he’s finished second. Veteran supermodified racer Jim Birges scored the victory over Kyle on May 3, while Jeff Collins wheeled his supermodified to the win over Vanderpool Saturday, June 7.

Vanderpool’s two wins and pair of runner-up finishes have him

Kyle Vanderpool in his suipermodified races Tim Skoglund
Vanderpool races Tim Skoglund at Madera on July 12. Photo by Orange Freak Photography
Vanderpool won and Skoglund was second.

leading the Madera Sprint vs. Super point standings by 15 markers over Skoglund. Two races – August 9 and September 13 – remain on the 2014 schedule with Sept. 13 the prestigious annual Madera Harvest Classic, a race Vanderpool won in 2013.

“We keep making changes to the car and really we’ve been a little inconsistent,” Vanderpool admitted after his July 12 win. “We’ve been working with a different wing mounting setup that has changed the car. The competition has been strong at Madera this year and we’ve been fortunate to win twice and finish second a couple of times. We’re all looking forward to the rest of the year.”

Madera has been attracting 10 to 12 cars to the Sprint vs. Super shows with six to seven 410 or 360 supers normally in attendance.

EAST COAST PLANS

Penix Racing’s No. 3 Belfab east-coast super will not be ready for this weekend’s Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals in Ohio. Vanderpool did some ride hunting but it looks like the Californian will be sitting out this weekend instead of making a second consecutive attempt at the Hy-Miler.

As work in California continues to prepare Penix Racing east-coast super for competition, Vanderpool said the team is eyeing to run the Belfab chassis in the last three ISMA shows in 2014.

“We’re planning on running Oswego, Star and Thompson. We ran Star and Thompson last year and had some good speed so I’m really looking forward to getting back to ISMA shows at tracks we have a little experience at. This would be our first trip to Oswego for the Classic Weekend event and obviously I can’t wait for that one and I’m really hoping we can run it. Oswego is the home of supermodified racing in this country and it will be a real treat to run that track for the first time,” Vanderpool said.

Once the supermodified season concludes at Thompson in late October, Vanderpool and the Penix team will return to California and focus on Vanderpool taking a stab at some sprint car racing with the Davey Hamilton King of Wing Sprint Car Series November 21-23.

The three-night series will run Vanderpool’s home track, Madera Friday night, Irwindale Saturday and Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield on Sunday.

Penix Racing is anticipating fielding a sprint car for Vanderpool for the first time at these events. More news will be released later in the season as the King of Wing series approaches.

For more information on Kyle Vanderpool and Penix Racing, visit PenixRacing.com, where fans will find Kyle’s 2014 schedule of events, bio story, news, photos, racecar specs and more!

For more information on Kyle Vanderpool and Penix Racing, visit PenixRacing.com, where fans will find Kyle’s 2014 schedule of events, bio story, news, photos, racecar specs and more!

Penix Racing and Kyle Vanderpool thank the crew and team sponsors that made a season of racing supermodifieds coast-to-coast possible, including NH3 Plus, Inc., Administrative Solutions, Caps Brite Hot Coatings, Belfab Racing Products, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, McGaughy’s, Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co., Simpson Race Products, K&N Filters and SpeedMeetsArt.com. The team also sends out a special thanks to Jet Star Inc. in Indianapolis and Cooper Machine in Tewksbury, Mass., for housing the Penix supermodified during last season.

Penix Racing is also active on Facebook and Twitter, and can be found at  http://www.facebook.com/Penix-Racing or twitter.com/penixracing.

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Penix Racing is a supermodified racing team based in Madera, California. Penix Racing is the only supermodified team that owns east-coast and west-coast-style supermodifieds, and in 2013 became the first team to ever regularly compete in events west and east of the Mississippi River.

Penix Racing and Kyle Vanderpool’s marketing partners are NH3 Plus, Inc., Administrative Solutions, Caps Brite Hot Coatings, Belfab Racing Products, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, McGaughy’s, Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co., Simpson Race Products, K&N Filters and SpeedMeetsArt.com.

Kyle Vanderpool Wins Madera Opener

California driver eyeing East & West Coast Supers, Sprints in 2014

MADERA, Calif. (April 11, 2014) – Sanger, California’s Kyle Vanderpool opened his 2014 season with another dominating supermodified win at his home track, Madera Speedway in Madera, Calif.

In the first of six Super Modified vs. Winged Sprints special shows at Madera this year, Vanderpool wheeled the Penix Racing No. 3 Hyder chassis to a convincing six-second victory over JoJo Helberg. Vanderpool’s fast lap time of 12.692 around Madera’s 0.333-mile oval was some four-tenths better than any other car in the field.

Kyle Vanderpool shoots down the frontstetch at Madera Speedway
Kyle Vanderpool(shown here at Madera Speedway) will traverse the country in 2014. Photo by Orange Freak Photography.

The 30-lapper went green to checkered without a caution flag and Vanderpool completed the fast-paced open-wheel extravaganza in just over six and a half minutes.

“The car had a pretty good push in it for most of the day but we were able to get it going pretty good for the main event,” said the 25-year-old racer, who qualified third and finished third in his heat before winning the feature. “I want to thank everyone who came out to support the speedway and the supers and sprint cars. On our team, I want to thank our owners Don and Chuck Penix, my dad, Dan Vanderpool, our crew chief and shock man Jeff Gardner of KW Shocks and my wife Kami. Thanks to all our sponsors who make it all possible.”

Vanderpool will be back in action for the second round of the Supermodified vs. Winged Sprints at Madera on May 3.

In addition to supporting Madera and west-coast-style supermodified racing, the Penix Racing team has a 2014 schedule on tap that includes east-coast super racing with their Belfab chassis and some winged sprint car racing in the new King of Wing series organized by Davey Hamilton.

Vanderpool took some time Thursday to talk about Penix Racing’s upcoming season.

“We’re excited to get back out east and run the Belfab car. I think we showed very good last year when we went out to Sandusky, Star and Thompson. We really learned a lot and we’re looking forward to building on it this season. And the sprint car deal with Davey Hamilton’s series, that is going to be cool. We’re going to run the west coast portion of that series November 21-23, which will have us at Madera, Irwindale and Kern County. We’re working to get a sprinter together to run that deal, and it should be a lot of fun,” Vanderpool said.

After running Madera May 3, Vanderpool says the team may travel to the Ohio to run a Midwest Supermodified Association show at Sandusky Speedway on May 31. The team also has the June 13 MSA event at Toledo Speedway on their radar, however Vanderpool added those two events are very tentative for the Penix team.

If Vanderpool and the Penix Racing team don’t make it to the Midwest for either of the aforementioned Ohio shows, the June 21 MSA event at Sandusky will be their first race east of the Mississippi.

International Supermodified Association (ISMA) events are on the team’s radar in 2014, as well. Don Penix will look to enter the No. 3 in its first ISMA event of the year at Sandusky for the annual Hy-Miler Nationals July 25-26.

Penix will store the Belfab chassis on the east coast through the fall and hit ISMA shows at Oswego Speedway August 30 for International Classic weekend, New Hampshire’s Star Speedway September 6 and the World Series of Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway October 17-19.

For more information on Kyle Vanderpool and Penix Racing, visit PenixRacing.com, where fans will find Kyle’s 2014 schedule of events, bio story, news, photos, racecar specs and more!

Penix Racing and Kyle Vanderpool thank the crew and team sponsors that made a season of racing supermodifieds coast-to-coast possible, including NH3 Plus, Inc., Administrative Solutions, Caps Brite Hot Coatings, Belfab Racing Products, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, McGaughy’s, Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co., Simpson Race Products, K&N Filters and SpeedMeetsArt.com. The team also sends out a special thanks to Jet Star Inc. in Indianapolis and Cooper Machine in Tewsbury, Mass., for housing the Penix supermodified during last season.

Penix Racing is also active on Facebook and Twitter, and can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Penix-Racing or twitter.com/penixracing.

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Penix Racing is a supermodified racing team based in Madera, California. Penix Racing is the only supermodified team that owns east-coast and west-coast-style supermodifieds, and in 2013 became the first team to ever regularly compete in events west and east of the Mississippi River.

Penix Racing and Kyle Vanderpool’s marketing partners are NH3 Plus, Inc., Administrative Solutions, Caps Brite Hot Coatings, Belfab Racing Products, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, McGaughy’s, Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co., Simpson Race Products, K&N Filters and SpeedMeetsArt.com.