COLUMBUS, Ind. – Veteran car owner Keith Kunz has tabbed 18-year-old Kaylee Bryson as a driver for his powerhouse midget team, starting in March during the POWRi Turnpike Challenge.
Bryson will pilot a JBL-sponsored, Toyota-powered Bullet for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports in roughly 25 races this season, joining KKM after a short midget stint with Dave Mac Motorsports early in 2019.
“Kaylee will be an exciting addition to our program this year,” said Kunz. “I’m looking forward to getting her in the car and working with her as we begin this development process. She’s had a great track record in micro sprints and around Oklahoma, so it makes sense for us to get her comfortable close to home in March.
“We’ve welcomed a lot of new and young talent lately and 2020 looks promising.”
A product of the Oklahoma micro sprint ranks at Port City Raceway, Bryson has raced alongside fellow KKM teammates Cannon McIntosh, Daison Pursley and Holley Hollan at length as she’s cut her teeth in racing over the past several years.
She became just the second female in history to win a micro sprint Golden Driller at the Tulsa Shootout by topping the Restricted class in 2015, then added a POWRi Outlaw Micro Sprint Series victory at I-44 Riverside Speedway last season.
Bryson posted her maiden top-five finish in a midget with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League last May at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., and is eager to build on that skill set with Kunz and the entire KKM organization.
“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to work with Keith, Pete and everyone at KKM,” said Bryson. “I’ve grown up around Holley [Hollan], Cannon [McIntosh] and Daison [Pursley] here in Oklahoma, so I’m excited to have some familiar teammates with me on this journey.
“The handful of midget races I ran last year were a lot of fun yet such a big learning curve, so I can’t wait to see what I can learn driving for this team.”