It’s fairly common to see multiple drivers with the same name, whether first or last, in the same event at racetracks throughout the country. However, it’s not very often you see four drivers that share a name on the track at the same time.
A quartet of Kyle’s – Kyle Plott, Kyle Bryant, Kyle Sieg and Kyle McCallum – are all entered for Saturday night’s Southern Super Series event at Crisp Motorsports Park. Amazingly, three of the four drivers also hail from the Peach State, with Bryant being a native of Florida.
Kyle Plott leads the charge of Kyle’s into Saturday’s event at the 3/8-mile oval. The Marietta driver won the Southern Super Series event held at Cordele in 2018 and finished second at CRA SpeedFest back in January after coming up short in a photo finish to Corey Heim.
After a fifth and seventh last weekend at Five Flags Speedway and Montgomery Motor Speedway, he feels like his team is getting to where they need to be going into Saturday’s race.
“I finally feel like we’ve got our program back together and headed in the right direction. We’ve been strong all year, I just feel like we’ve missed it here and there. It’s been unfortunate with the car breaking and stuff,” Plott told Speed51. “I feel pretty good about it, we’ve got a pretty good notebook for here and I had a really good run at SpeedFest here earlier in the year. I’m looking forward to it.”
The Georgia Summer Nationals gives Plott and many others a rare chance to compete in their home state. With the Southern Super Series tilt at Cordele ahead, he’s also looking forward to racing’s return to Gresham Motorsports Park in October.
“Anytime you get to race in Georgia, it’s always fun. It wasn’t the closest track to us growing up when we were racing Legends cars and everything but we always came down here and supported the track. Running Super Late Models anywhere in Georgia is always cool. I’m looking forward to going to Gresham in October.”
Kyle Bryant heads north to Cordele with a new race car, taking his new Fury for its first race last weekend at Five Flags Speedway with the Blizzard Series.
While he didn’t get the result he wanted in Pensacola, he’s still hopeful for this weekend after past success at Cordele.
“We’re optimistic, this is a brand-new Fury race car for us that we raced with for the first time at Pensacola last week,” Bryant said. “We didn’t run super great but we needed to log some laps and get comfortable with something different. We’ve run pretty good with pretty much every chassis I’ve brought so I have high expectations for tomorrow.”
Bryant earned his best finish to date in a Super Late Model at Cordele, finishing fifth in the Southern Super Series race back in 2018. He’s had three top-10s at the facility over the years.
He gives credit to his previous experience on dirt for his success at Cordele, but he admittedly isn’t completely sure what has allowed him to click with the track the way that he has.
“I really don’t know to be honest with you, I think it’s just some of my dirt experience and being able to move around. At a lot of places you’re glued to one line while this place really widens out. When I first came here with the JEGS Tour I really struggled, then it seemed like everything clicked. I’ve had some success since then.”
Kyle Sieg heads into Saturday’s race while hitting a milestone. The youngest of the three Sieg brothers made his first-career Super Late Model start in this event one year ago, finishing 20th. In the year since, he has competed at five different racetracks with a best finish of 6th at New Smyrna during the Redeye to show for it.
As he continues to progress in the sport, he does it the same way brother Ryan has done it in NASCAR’s upper levels.
“I feel like we’ve progressed a lot, we just need to continue to get things in order. It’s just me and my uncle and one other guy, really,” Sieg said. “Mike Garvey set up our car for me and I mostly put the motor in and all that stuff. We’ve progressed, we’ve been racing for a year. My first race was last year in this race. We’re just getting more experience and getting more comfortable at the track each time we go.”
Year two of Sieg’s Super Late Model career officially begins Saturday night at Crisp Motorsports Park. While gaining experience is the name of the game for his team, he’s looking for a strong run against the region’s best.
“I feel like a top-ten is a good goal, if we can get a top-seven or top-five it would be like a win to me. We’re out here trying to get experience for me to move up to ARCA. I think we’ll have a good long run car.”
Kyle McCallum joins the field for Saturday’s Southern Super Series race at a track he’s all too familiar with. The Macon, GA driver has been a mainstay in the Pro Late Model ranks in the Southeast over the years and is a former track champion at Cordele. He showed speed during Friday’s open practice, ending the day in the top-five overall.
Fans unable to make it to Crisp Motorsports Park can watch Saturday night’s Southern Super Series race live on Speed51. Click here to watch live on Summer Thunder TV.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo