Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Humboldt Outlaw Karts Featured At Redwood Acres Fair

Via Humboldt Outlaw Karts Media

Eureka, CA (June 26, 2018) – The Humboldt Outlaw Karts had its biggest race of the season with Automotive Workshop & Fabrication presenting the night’s action. The June 21st race was a Thursday night special on opening night of the annual Redwood Acres Fair. In addition, entry to the event was free for fans. Many in attendance were able to see outlaw kart racing at Redwood Acres for the first time, including numerous young fans.

There was additional incentive for drivers in all six divisions. The top four finishers in the main event would enter a six-lap Dash 4 Cash race with the winner receiving $100.

The heat race for the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks was won by Corbin Green. The main event went green with Chayce Smith moving to the lead. A spin by Danica Kinsey bunched the field. There were several other cautions in the race including a multi-kart accident in turn four. Even with the restarts, Smith was able to pull away from the pack each time. At the finish it was Smith winning followed by Green, Aaliyah Mitchell, Kinsey and Myer. The Dash 4 Cash race was caution-filled but the end result was similar to the main event. Smith took the $100 victory over Green, Mitchell and Kinsey.

The Williamson Financial Group box stocks had two heat races with Dylan Combest winning the first heat and Brady Osborn taking the second. Colton Kinsey led the opening stages. Derek Kessler spun in turns three and four to bring out a yellow which brought the field together. Combest used the restart to his advantage as he was able to take the lead. Spins by Bryce Johnson and Sonya Osborn slowed the race. Under caution, Kinsey had issues which forced him to retire from the race. The restart saw Combest leading followed by Connor Jones and Janice Walters. In the final handful of laps, Walters slipped off the track costing her several positions. Combest was able to hold off Jones for the win. Timmy Walters was third followed by Brady Osborn and Sonya Osborn.

The initial lead in the box stock Dash 4 Cash was held by Brady Osborn. Timmy Walters slid off track and Osborn did the same. Jones moved to the lead and was able to fend off Combest for the $100 victory.

The Wes Green Landscaping 125/200cc kart heat went to Braden Weiser. MKinzy Uselton jumped to the lead at the start of the feature but a spin by Braden Weiser forced a restart. Body Weiser took advantage to take the lead over Landen Green. The front two were close for a time but as the race wore on Body Weiser was able to pull away. Maleesa Miles’s spin closed the field while a spin by Uselton also necessitated a caution. They did not prevent Body Weiser as he was able to take the checkered flag over Braden Weiser, Landen Green and Uselton.

The Dash 4 Cash race as Uselton spun in turn three while Green and Body Weiser also spun off the second turn. Braden Weiser was able to avoid adversity to take the win followed by Body Weiser, Green and Uselton.

Nick Ford was the winner of the Fortuna Wheel & Brake old far karts. The main event was dominated by Ford. An early spin by Sara Cox slowed the field. The caution flew again when Amanda Harp turned around. Ford was able to lead wire-to-wire for the win. Harp, Cox and Foster rounded out the finishers. The start of the Dash 4 Cash saw Foster and Cox spin off the second turn. Foster led the restart with Ford closing quickly. Foster was able to fend off all challengers for the victory over Cox, Ford and Harp.

The NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts had a nice turnout with Daniel Whitley winning the heat race. Wayne Fisher grabbed the lead at the start of the main. A spin by Tony Miles and Cliff Myer. Whitley took the lead on the restart and looked to be the driver to beat. The race was slowed by a Wayne Fisher spin. The biggest incident of the night came when Fisher spun off turn four. Miles also slid off track causing his car to roll over. Miles was able to drive his kart back to the pits but wasn’t able to return to the race. The rest of the race proved to be a formality for Whitley as he was able to cruise to the victory. Anissa Curtice and her father Brad Curtice had a race-long battle with Annissa taking the second-place finish. Fisher was fourth while Miles was credited with fifth.

It didn’t take long for Whitley to move to the lead in the Dash 4 Cash. By the end of lap one he was able to take the lead from Fisher. Anissa Curtice spun from the third position for a caution but it didn’t prevent Whitley from taking the win. Brad Curtice took second over Fisher and Anissa Curtice.

Pete Michlette was the winner in the Michlette Family Racing real stocks. The main event saw Jordan Michlette move to the lead over Tim Crenshaw. Several cautions slowed the race and allowed Tim Crenshaw to inherit the top position. Crenshaw never lost the lead even though Pete Michlette made a hard charge in the final few laps. At the checkered flag it was Crenshaw winning followed by Pete Michlette, Jordan Michlette and Alex Kinser. The Dash 4 Cash was a formality for Jordan Michlette as he led from start to finish beating out Pete Michlette, Crenshaw and Kinser.

It was a bittersweet ending at the conclusion of the races as it was the final event to be held on the 1/10th-mile dirt track inside the 3/8th-mile paved oval. Thankfully racing for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts will continue to be held at the fairgrounds. A new track inside the old rodeo arena will be the new home for the outlaw karts. Unfortunately, the next race which was scheduled for Saturday July 14th has been cancelled. Officials are working on rescheduling the event.

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