"He has always been my hero," he said. "He was a good clean racer and good in traffic. Dad knew how to handle himself. He had a lot of good equipment and even when it was mediocre, he still put it up towards the front."
S. Kinser noted that having good equipment, even racing at Bloomington, was a key to being a successful racer.
"We're coming into Williams Grove and that's a place where you have to have good equipment and that also applies to wherever your race at," he said. "At the Grove, you have to have a good motor program and a good chassis set-up when you come in there. Our problem this year is getting qualified."
His first visit to the Grove was with his dad to watch him race.
"Even as a young kid, you saw a lot of good cars there," S. Kinser said. "We came in and had a lot of success because of the good equipment we had with my cousin Karl (Kinser). There are a lot of good racers and race teams in this area and there always will be."
B. Kinser noted that his sons, Steve and Randy, were pretty much a natural at things.
"We bought them pedal karts for Christmas one year and they were racing them and bumping into each other," he said with a laugh.
Randy, a year younger than Steve, was almost born at a race track.
"Dad had raced at Columbus (Ind.) that night and my mom (Cora) told me I was born a few hours after the race," he said. "Steve and I were always competitive as kids. He was a year older so he could always beat me."
Randy bought a race car the summer before he was to go to the University of Michigan on a wrestling scholarship.