March 18th, 2017 - On Friday night Kyle Beard headed to Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) for the rescheduled Pelican 50. Drawing 25 Super Late Models for the unsanctioned program, Beard dropped back to an 8th place finish in his heat positioning him 23rd on the starting grid for the 50-lap feature. With $5,000 on the line, Kyle charged through the field 16 positions reeling in an impressive 7th place finish.
The following night Beard stopped at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for the season opener with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS). In a field of 29 cars, Kyle recorded a 4th place finish in the dash earning him the 4th-starting spot for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. Hanging on to a Top 5 finish, Kyle Beard notched a 5th place spot behind Billy Moyer Jr., Garrett Alberson, Hunter Rasdon, and B.J. Robinson. (Scott Burson photo)
Full results from these events are available at www.ArkLaTexSpeedway.com and www.StateSeries.com.
February 26th, 2017 - Behind the wheel of his Gary Beard Trucking #86 Open Wheel Modified, Kyle Beard made the trip to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned contest. In a stout field of 47 cars, Beard placed 5th in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 6 into the opening night feature, Kyle secured his spot with a 4th place finish. Rolling off 19th for the A-Main, Beard dropped back to a 26th place outing in the 40-lapper.
On Saturday Beard followed the USTMS series to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday for another chance at the $3,000 payday. Falling back to a 9th place outing in his heat, Kyle transferred into the B-Main for one last shot at the A-Main. Taking the Top 6, Kyle charged through the field eight spots but came up one position short with a 7th place finish.
Closing out the weekend with the USMTS series, Beard stopped at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Sunday competing in his Super Late Model along with his Modified. Starting the night off by storming to a heat race win in his Modified, Beard earned the 6th-starting position for the main event. Working his into a podium spot, Kyle crossed the line in 2nd but it was determined in post-race tech after the race that he would be disqualified for not having the correct rev-limiting chip in his engine. In the Late Model division, Beard earned the pole positon for the feature after laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying. Bringing home a podium spot, Kyle landed a 2nd place finish behind Mike Palasini Jr. with Tommy Surrett, Brett White, and Austin Arnold completing the Top 5 finishers.
Full results from these events are available at www.USMTS.com and www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.
January 13th, 2017 - After taking a short three-day break, Kyle Beard returned to Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday night for another $5,000-to-win A-Main. With 40 Super Late Models signed in, Kyle followed up the 5th fastest qualifying time in his group with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Starting in 9th for third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, Beard came up one spot short of a Top 5 finish moving up three positions in the 30-lap feature registering a solid 6th place finish.
On Friday night with 46 Super Late Models signed in, Beard timed in 5th fastest in his qualifying group and then fell one position short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 6th place finish. Needing a 2nd place spot or better in his B-Main to make the show, Kyle locked his position with a runner-up finish behind Tyler Erb. Earning the 23rd-starting position for the feature, Kyle Beard worked his way up eight spots posting a 15th place outing. (Tom Macht photo)
Full results from these events are available at www.WildWestShootout.net.
January 8th, 2017 - Kyle Beard made the long trek to Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday to kick off the 11th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Drawing 49 Super Late Models for the opening round of six, Beard posted the 2nd fastest time in his qualifying group behind Dustin Strand. Sending the Top 3 out of the heats, Kyle landed a runner-up finish behind Strand locking his spot into the main event. Battling for a $5,000 payday, Kyle Beard dropped back to a 22nd place outing in the 30-lapper.
On Sunday after logging 5th fastest time in his qualifying group, Beard placed 6th in his heat giving him one last shot at the feature with a B-Main appearance. Transferring the Top 2, Kyle was taken out on the opening lap of the consolation event bringing a disappointing end to his night.
Full results from these events are available at www.WildWestShootout.net.
January 5th, 2017 - Making his way to 62 events during the 2016 season, Kyle Beard reeled in five victories in his Super Late Model and one in his Open Wheel Modified. After losing 10 of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Beard registered 37 Top 10 finishes and 26 Top 5 outings. Kyle also finished 3rd in the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) point standings.
November 5th, 2016 - Running in the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned All-American 50, Kyle Beard visited Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Saturday night. In a field of 33 Super Late Models, Beard failed to qualify in the Top 8 in qualifying sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Kyle landed a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 19th, Kyle Beard stormed through the field 14 spots notching a 5th place finish behind Dane Dacus, Tony Jackson Jr., Hunter Rasdon, and Chad Thrash.
Full results from this event are available at www.StateSeries.com.
October 8th, 2016 - Wrapping up the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) season, Kyle Beard made the trip to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Friday for the two-day Fall Nationals event. Drawing 53 Super Late Models for program co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA), Beard placed 8th in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Failing to record a 2nd place finish or better, Kyle was granted a provisional into the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Kyle Beard retired a 26th place outing.
Returning on Saturday night, Kyle logged a 5th place outing in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Falling back to a 6th place spot, Beard had to rely on a provisional again to make the feature. Battling for a $5,000 payday, Kyle came from the tail of the field to place 16th in the 50-lapper.
On Sunday Kyle stopped at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) for the MARS DIRTcar Series sanctioned event. Competing in a field of 33 cars for the Showdown on Route 66 A-Main, Beard recorded a 20th place finish in the main event.
Kyle finished 3rd in the CCSDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.COMPDirt.com and www.MARSRacingSeries.com.
October 1st, 2016 - Battling in the 10th Annual Gumbo Nationals, Kyle Beard traveled to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) competing in both his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified. In a field of 45 Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models, Beard edged his way into the A-Main on Saturday with a 4th place finish in his heat. In his Modified, Kyle stormed to a heat race win giving him the 2nd-starting position for the feature.
Landing a Top 5 finish, Beard posted a 4th place spot in the Modified A-Main finishing behind Chris Moore, Mike Palasini Jr., and Scott Crites with Cecil Reed Jr. coming in 5th. Rolling off 16th for the $10,000-to-win Gumbo Nationals on Saturday evening, Kyle fell four spots logging a 20th place outing in the 75-lapper.
Full results from these events are available at www.StateSeries.com and www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.
September 24th, 2016 - Behind the wheel of the Gary Beard Trucking #86 Super Late Model, Kyle Beard visited Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday night for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100. In a field of 62 cars, Beard fell one position short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place outing. Sending the Top 2 out of the B-Main, Beard scored a consolation win locking his spot into the main event on Saturday night. With $20,000 on the line, Kyle registered a 15th place finish in the 100-lapper. (Chris McDill Photo)
Full results from this event are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.
September 17th, 2016 - On Saturday night Kyle Beard headed to Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) piloting both his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified. Competing in a field of 29 MARS DIRTcar Series Super Late Models, Beard logged a 7th place finish in his heat after suffering a flat left-rear tire. After gaining eight positions in his B-Main, Kyle fell back to an 8th place outing after losing another tire. Earning a spot in the main event through a provisional, Beard stormed through the field 19 positions posting a 5th place finish behind Jesse Stovall, Brad Looney, Justin Asplin, and Scott Crigler.
Following a heat race win from the 6th-starting position, Kyle rolled off on the pole for the Modified feature. Landing a podium spot, Beard notched a 3rd place finish behind Jackie Dalton and Jody Tillman with Johnny Bone Jr. and Dean Wille rounding out the Top 5.
Full results from these events are available at www.MARSRacingSeries.com.
December 21st, 2015 - Attending a total of 62 events during the 2015 season, Kyle Beard picked up 11 Super Late Model wins along with five Open Wheel Modified wins. With the weather affecting 16 of his scheduled dates, Beard recorded 38 Top 10 finishes and 32 Top 5 outings. He also finished the season second the in COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) points standings behind Jack Sullivan.
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