Burt Jenner wins TRAXXAS Race 3 at Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

DETROIT — No. 50 Burt Jenner took the checkered flag in the third SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS  truck race on Belle Isle in Detroit.  He is the son of track and field athlete/television personality Bruce Jenner, who is now known as Caitlin Jenner following a sex change.

“An opportunity presented itself and I outdone Scotty,” Jenner continues, “When I was eight years old, I went to a go-kart race with my father, Bruce Jenner.  I’ll never forget coming home and saying that my new favorite sport was go-karting.  Then I realized my favorite thing to do is to go to the racetrack.  It used to be downhill skiing.” His dad drove for Jack Roush in the IMSA road-racing series.

No. 48 Scotty Steele battled for the lead with Jenner and finished second. He is 17 years old and goes to Mountain Ridge High School in Peoria, Ariz.  He had been car racing since he was eight. Steele claims he missed practice because he had to do his finals at school.

Finishing third was No. 47 Keegan Kincaid. He is from Crandon, Wisc. and is used to off-road racing.  “I don’t have much experience on asphalt,” Kincaid admitted.

The rain made the driving conditions extremely slippery which caused the drivers to race cautiously around the 2.35 mile track.  The trucks were slipping and sliding over the ramp 20 feet in the air.

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No. 50 Burt Jenner wins the race (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)
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No. 47 Keegan Kincaid and No. 74 P.J. Jones finished in third and fourth place. (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)
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SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS truck race on Belle Isle in Detroit (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)
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No. 74 P.J. Jones finished in fourth place. (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)
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Battle for the lead (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)
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No. 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr. finished eighth. (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)
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No. 57 Bill Hynes finished 10th (Photo by Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR.com)

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