Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sanders Scores Third BKE Outlaw Win While Moody Claims Title

Tate Sanders won Friday's season finale for Outlaw Karts

Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 3, 2018) – Friday's sixth and final race of the 2017-18 inaugural Open Outlaw Kart series at Bakersfield Karting Experience saw Tate Sanders storm to his third consecutive victory while Larry Moody of Templeton did enough to win the series championship.

19 Outlaw Karts competed on the state of the art 1/10th mile dirt oval with three heat races and a B Main helping set the lineup for the 25 lap feature. Chris McKellar jumped out to the early lead with fifth starting Joey Yantis quickly into second. Sanders followed the pair for a three car breakaway throughout the feature.

Moody ran as high fourth before dropping out of the race during a caution period. Sanders used the numerous restarts to take over second from Yantis and set his sights on McKellar. After several laps running nose to tail, Sanders dove inside down the backstretch to take the lead out of turn four. Sanders led the final three circuits for the $400 victory with McKellar and Yantis the top-three. Bryce Cooper finished a career-best fourth and Bryan Watson used a fifth place to finish just three points behind Moody in the final championship points.

The 2017-18 Winter Series concludes with races on March 9th for Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarfs, and March 16th with Stock Appearing and Open flat Karts. A 2018 Summer Series is currently in the planning stages as well.

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