Hometown: Bark River, MI
Race Class: (Short Course) Pro 2
Favorite Tire: Kenda Klever R/T
2016 Crandon International World Cup Champion (Pro Light)
2017 Pro Light Points Champion: Winning 10/13 races
2018 Pro Light Points Champion
2019 2nd place in Pro 2 Points Championship: Rookie year in Pro 2
2020 Pro 2 Points Champion
2020 Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup Champion
- 33 1st Place Finishes
- 9 2nd Place Finishes
- 6 3rd Place Finishes
- 35 Top Five Finishes
- 10 Top Ten Finishes
Kyle started racing quads when he was 14 and then set his sights on ‘bigger’ things. He moved from quads to a Pro Lite that he shared with his brother for his first year of racing. In 2015, he made the jump to his own Pro Lite and shortly after getting behind the wheel, Kleiman won his first race. In 2016 he ran a partial season, winning 5 races and finished 2nd in the points championship. In 2017 Kyle came into his own winning 10/13 races and winning the Pro Lite Midwest Points Championship. 2018 was another winning year for Kleiman where he took home his second Pro Lite Midwest Points Championship title.
Quickly adjusting to the new platform of the Pro 2 class, Kyle ended the 2019 season 2nd overall in the points championship with multiple wins and podium finishes. 2020 Kleiman found more success winning multiple races in route to 1st overall in the points championship. In addition, Kyle won the 2020 Forest County Potawatomi Community Cup (Pro 4/Pro 2 Shootout). 2021 brought a host of challenges, but Kleiman still made his presence felt with multiple podium finishes. Going on 4 years of a successful partnership with Kenda. Kyle has built a new race shop to further his overall growth of building a strong and competitive program for the 2022 season. He looks forward to the continued progress of helping companies build reliable products for their consumers.
“Kenda has provided a tremendous amount of support over the years. Knowing the amount of time and resources they put into building outstanding products for their consumers brings piece of mind when pushing their products to the extreme. A true Podium to Pavement tire that I will continue to use for years to come.”
Kyle continues to work a full-time job outside of running his race program. In 2021 Kyle married his fiancé, as well as bought property and built a new house/race shop. His new homestead is only 10 miles away from his hometown track of Bark River International Raceway. Kyle enjoys spending any extra time he may have with friends, family, and his two pups Nala and Reign. That time is typically spent on activities such as sxs rides, snowmobiling, and traveling.