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Kvapil currently leads the CARS Super Late Model Tour points standings in the southeast, on the strength of two wins with the series. One of those wins came in a thrilling last-lap battle with Matt Craig at Hickory Motor Speedway, while the other came in a dominant performance at the twi-sanctioned North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
Kvapil also recently scored a win in the Badger State, taking the checkered flag in the “Red Race” at Wisconsin International Raceway to kick off the track’s Red, White & Blue State Championship Series. He hopes to carry that momentum into of the most historic racing venues in America, The Milwaukee Mile.
“We’ve been on a roll here,” Kvapil told Speed51. “We figured a lot of stuff out last year. We’ve been having a really good time. There isn’t a race we shouldn’t have won this year except for Slinger last week. We struggled there a little bit.”
Winning at a variety of tracks against a wide array of competition has helped Kvapil prove he’s able to compete with the best teams in the nation. That gives Kvapil confidence entering Sunday’s race.
Especially when you run good, like we did at Nashville, it proves you’re not just a local winner. You can win against all the big teams and stuff. Nashville showed us we’re actually a contender every race we go to.
Kvapil took part in the last Super Late Model race at The Milwaukee Mile, when the ARCA Midwest Tour visited the West Allis, Wisconsin facility in 2019. However, plenty of lessons have been learned since he finished 16th that day.
“I’ve been there before when they had the race there two years ago, but it’s going to be our first time driving our own car there. We’ve got some work to do on the setup stuff there. I’m pretty confident. We’ve got some stuff we want to try that worked at other flat tracks, so we’ll see.”
Kvapil said that, from a technical standpoint, racing at Milwaukee is similar to other flat tracks he has raced across the country. The big difference, of course, is the speed carried into the corners following the long straightaways.
“Gosh, it’s such long straightaways and the corners are so sweeping. It’s like driving down the highway at 150 miles an hour in a Super Late. It’s flat, it feels like your average flat track, just a lot more miles an hour.”
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