Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Humboldt Outlaw Karts return to Redwood Acres

500cc/Open kart race winner, Tony Miles

Eureka, CA (May 20, 2018) – After a month’s break, outlaw kart racing returned to the Redwood Acres fairgrounds for the second event of the season. John’s Used Cars and Wreckers sponsored the event which proved to be a brisk and windy day at the 1/10-mile dirt oval but that didn’t prevent the racing on the track to be exciting.

Corbin Green took the heat race victory for the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. Green shot out to the lead of the 20-lap main event. Jack Myer slipped into second past Danica Kinsey. Green pulled out to a several kart-length lead over Myer but as the race progressed, Myer began to slowly close in. Green spun handing the lead over to Myer and causing the race’s only caution flag. Myer led the restart but it didn’t take long for Green to move back to the lead as he moved under and past Myer for the lead in the closing stages. At the finish it was Green winning over Myer, Aaliyah Mitchell and Kinsey.

The Williamson Financial box stock heat race was claimed by Derrick Kessler, Jr. The 20-lap main event was brought to the green flag by Brady Osborn and Sonya Osborn. Brady shot out to the early lead but the race was filled with caution flags. The most notable came when Janice Walters lost power down the back stretch. Brady Osbourn tried to avoid Walters while second place Kessler tried to do the same. Both karts collided bringing out a caution but both were able to continue. Sonya Osborn inherited the lead briefly but Grant Williamson was able to quickly take over. Williamson led for a while but Kessler was able to work his way back to the lead in the closing stages. The finish saw Kessler take the victory followed by Sonya Osborn, Walters, Brady Osborn and Williamson.

In the Wes Green Landscaping 125/550cc heat race, Chelsea Champagne was the victor. The main event was dominated flag-to-flag by Landen Green. His closest competitor was Champagne who tried everything she could to apply pressure Green to make a mistake. Unfortunately for her, that mistake never came. Green was able to take the win over Champagne, Wyatt Burns, Malessa Miles and Mkinzy Uselton.

Michlette Family Racing stepped up to sponsor the pure stock division. Michael Lawrence was the winner of the heat race. The main event proved to be a playing ground for Jordan Michlette as he was able to take the lead after a caution slowed the field. A late caution bunched the field and allowed Lawrence to close in. However, Michlette was able to pull out to a sizable lead and the race win. Lawrence placed second while Curtis Lyon.

The NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts were in action. It proved to be Tony Miles’ day as he was able to win the heat race and dominate the feature event. Dax Williamson placed second.

The next scheduled even for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts on Thursday June 21st. The event will be the biggest of the season for the karts with the race occurring on opening day of the Redwood Acres Fair. Automotive Workshop & Fabrication will be presenting the event. For more information for the upcoming events, please visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts