Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"3-time USAC Sprint Car Champ" Sheldon Kinser Dies - August 1, 1988

December 9, 1942 - August 1, 1988
Sheldon Kinser
(photo credit: Ted Van Pelt via photopin cc)
 Born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA.  
He was a three-time USAC Sprint Car Series Champion (1977, 1981, 1982). He also drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He competed during the 1975-1981 seasons, with 38 combined career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 each year except 1980, when he failed to qualify. He had 11 top-10 finishes, with a best of third at Texas World Speedway in 1979.

Sheldon was the cousin of Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws sprint-car champion, and Mark Kinser.

Sheldon, died of cancer August 1, 1988. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1992.

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1 comment:

  1. Always appreciated watching Sheldon race we were able to go to Eldora or Winchester....in his honor our oldest son's middle name is Kinser.