Championship Showcase: Kyle HarneyIndependence, KY racer Kyle Harney has been a big supporter of the Pro Truck Nationals (PTN) series over the past few seasons, and 2012 saw him break through with his first ever Pro Truck championship. 23 year-old Harney wheeled his “Hayshaker” CJ-7/Willys-bodied Jeep with a 434 ci Naive Racing engines powerplant through two grueling nights of racing at PTN Championship Weekend 2012 to take the title. Making this battle even more dramatic at Little Sandy Raceway in Grayson, KY was that there was a 3-way tie atop the point standings necessitating a race off the determine the champion. Kyle says this was by far his most memorable moment of the season, defeating tough competitors Jeff Banks & Rodney Upchurch in the race-off to take home the hardware. Richard “Grandpa” Harney and the Wilson Steele Connection crew were alongside supporting Kyle the whole way. Kyle lists his sponsors as Harney’s Service Center and the Wilson Steele Connection Racing team. He would also like to thank all of the sponsors/supporters of PTN for keeping things going and the sport growing over the years. Kyle will certainly be a great champion representing the sport in 2013.
Kyle with a nice launch at PTN Championship Weekend 2012. (NSDN Photo)
Kyle took home the PTN Wally & Champion Cup for his championship victory. (NSDN Photo)
The Hayshaker with the front end hiked up en route to another low 4 second pass. (Lonestar Graphics Photo)
Kyle gearing up for another pass with the Wilson Steele crew looking on. (NSDN Photo)
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