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14 Matthew Kiner          Updated by Driver: 4/16/2014
Edited by Staff: 4/16/2014

 Driver Information
Nickname: Kiner
Hometown: Aurora,NE
Birthdate: 1/3/82
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Marital Status: Married - Katie Jo
Children: Sawyer, Layne
Employer: Kiner Contracting
Job: General Contractor
Year Started Racing: 2007
Racing Hero: Dean Ward

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2013 Jet Mod
Motor: Chevy 305
Owner: Matthew Kiner
Crew Chief: Steve Kiner (Dad)
Crew: Katie Jo, Paul Vieth, Sawyer Kiner, Layne Kiner, Brittany Vieth, Zach Gimpel, Matt Sisson.
Sponsors & Support: I would like to thank FX Suspensions (Wade Cross) for all the shocks and tips, Ruelhing Inspections, Vancare, H&H Racing, Heath Bish, Jordan Grabouski,and Johnny Saathoff.

 Tracks & Series
I-76 Speedway (CO) - Modified #14
Boone Speedway (IA) - Modified #14
Crawford County Speedway (IA) - Modified #14
Beatrice Speedway (NE) - Modified #14
Eagle Raceway (NE) - Modified #14
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Modified #14
Junction Motor Speedway (NE) - Modified #14
Lexington Raceway (NE) - Modified #14
US 30 Speedway (NE) - Modified #14

 Awards & Accomplishments
The biggest accomplishment was probably winning a heat race at Super Nationals. Our team thought we were locked in the show, then we lost a motor. I won 3 heat races the first season we raced, which was only a half season. I made the show at the Cornhusker Classic and the State Fair Championships. Into our first full season we won Rookie of the Year at Mid-Nebraska Speedway and 6 heat races but failed to win an A Feature.
 
 Career Summary
I started off working on the Ryan Roberts Mini-Sprint in 2000. Did that on and off for the first two years. Then in 2003 I worked for him full time. We won the Track Championship in Waverly and set fast time at Nationals, but a part malfunction kept us from winning the title. The following year Dan Humston called me to come work for him. While working for him Chad won his first A Feature. While working for Humston I learned a lot about Sprint Cars and racing. From there I also worked for Terry Klatt, under Dean Ward, where I got to work with guys Like Don Droud, Jr., Mike Hess, Davey Ray, and Jimmy Light. I got to travel all over the country working for these guys, just chasing horsepower and speed. Finally I figured it was my time to drive rather then spin wrenches, so I called Johnny Saathoff. He just happened to have a race ready car so I bought it and that was that!
 
 Racing Goals
On the top of my list is just to win an A Feature. Other than that, I would like to run up front and have other racers respect me.
 

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