- Keegan Kincaid spent his winter in an unforgettable way. He took the Crandon girls basketball team to the state tournament. But now, it's back to his main job as a professional off-road driver.
Kincaid is used to seeing the checkered flag.
"We don't often put third place [trophies] up. Not enough room in the trophy case," said Kincaid.
The driver was born and raised in Crandon and quickly became a race fan.
"I always dreamed of racing but I never imagined I'd be where I'm at today," said Kincaid.
And now he's building a new car for his seventh season as a professional driver.
Last year, he raced in a Pro-4 car in the Torc series, but this year he's going back to Pro-2 for the new Lucas-Oil Off-Road season.
"Two-wheel drive. About the same horsepower as the for-wheel drive. About 900 horsepower," said Kincaid.
That horsepower has carried him to finish line after finish line. And some of those titles have been at his home town track at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
That's where he'll start the 2018 season with the Brush Run.
"We're trying to get a head start on this truck and be ready to go so we can get some testing in so when we hit that first event so we're ready to go and race," said Kincaid.
Racing at home always makes him reflect back to his days as a fan.
"I was in those shoes at one time and sitting on the hill at Crandon and just imagine being here," said Kincaid.
And now that he's in the driver's seat and a home town favorite, he knows that support helps him as he's going 100 MPH.
"To have the majority of fans at that race on your side is really cool," said Kincaid.
The Crandon Brush Run will be the weekend of June 16-17 if you would like to see Kincaid in action.
|Story By: Katie Leszcynski