Arkansas’ Danny Kinard is a common contender in the CMRA and didn’t have far to travel to the neighboring state of Oklahoma for the inaugural Invite presented by Dunlop at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. The teenager made the trip along with his Yamaha YZF-R3 to contest the 300 & 400 (14-24) class, 300 & 400 Shoot-Out, and the Superbike 300 Expert class, bringing his total tally of divisions to three on the weekend. Kinard had plenty of track time to get his machine dialed and absorb the many different nuances of Hallett Motor Racing Circuit throughout Friday’s practice sessions and he got his first taste of racing action in the 300 & 400 (14-24) class. The rider out of Arkansas ran closely with 2nd position for the majority of the six-lap race and fought valiantly for a podium position, eventually greeting the checkered flag in 3rd place with a comfortable margin of almost thirty-seconds behind him. In the second race, he improved his fastest lap time marginally and finished in 3rd position yet again. The 300 & 400 Shoot-Out was a little bit more hectic in terms of competition and Kinard was doing his best to fight for a place within the top ten, but he narrowly missed out with an eleventh place finish in the first race and a DNS in the second race. On more of an even playing field with all 300cc machines on the grid, Kinard showed his speed across all four races of the Superbike 300 Expert division, finishing the weekend strong with 3-4-3-3 finishes earning him an overall podium.