Bruce Jenner and son Burton “Burt” Jenner drove in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Races on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 16 and 17) at the Kansas Speedway, which was hosting the Grand-Am Road Racing series this past weekend.
The elder Jenner is not a stranger to racing cars. Jenner raced professionally from 1983-88, eventually teaming up with Grand-Am driver Scott
Pruett to drive IMSA GTOs with Jack Roush. And he tells the Kansas City Star that he’s excited to share this experience with his son.
“We’ve raced against each other in a lot of karts and stuff. There’s been a lot of fender-banging, but we’ve never actually
raced together,” says Bruce.
Meanwhile, Burt was busy tweeting on Instagram about his race, which was marred by his seatbelt not being properly fashioned. Burt writes:
“Well I don’t know where we finished… Realized 3 laps into my section of the race that my seatbelts weren’t on… Spent next few laps trying to race and connect 5 point seatbelts…thought I did it…Realized 2 or 3 laps later that I didn’t and what I was pulling on was my hans straps…so I said screw it and pulled into pits to have the crew check me and send me out… lil bummed, really wanted a good first showing for the @forgiato tire #Lamborghini but it will have to wait for tomorrow…last I didn’t crash the car and go flying out the window over the Speedway wall… good night baby…least we can try again tomorrow #JennerRacing.”
The results story from Jenner’s race says an unscheduled pitstop dropped Burt from the 6th position to 8th place, but it sounds as though the younger Jenner’s really making a name for himself in the racing world so far, winning the second season of Ford’s Octane Academy, wihch came with a $100,000 prize.
After the races in Kansas City, Bruce had to jet back to Los Angeles for daughter Kylie’s sweet 16 birthday party.