“I think overall, a lot of the success came from being focused, being more prepared, and being surrounded by the right people,” said Klaasmeyer. “It helps having guys like Jay Drake, Logan Seavey, and Spencer Bayston around who have all won their own championships and know how to make it happen. They’ve taught me countless things about what it takes to win. Then being paired with the KKM team who has multiple championships under their belts helps too. They provide me with a killer car and Toyota gives me a great engine and I just have to wheel it.”
After joining Keith Kunz Motorsports at the start of the season, Klaasmeyer posted a season-best six victories in his Toyota-powered midget car, registering 13 top-three podium finishes and 18 top-five showings. The 23-year-old Paola, Kansas native held a 590-point advantage over second place driver and Toyota teammate Ryan Robinson.