Monday, October 15, 2018

Curtice Wins Season Ending Thriller

#8c Anissa Curtice, winner of the 500cc/open kart feature


Via Humboldt Outlaw Karts Media

Eureka, CA (October 13, 2018) – Schmidbauer Lumber presented the 2018 conclusion of the Humboldt Outlaw Karts this past Saturday. All six divisions were in action with a spectacular combined purse of over $1,700 on the line thanks to Ward Concrete & Equipment and Fredy Champagne. The action on the track proved to be some of the best in all of 2018.

Jack Myer has been dominant all year long in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks and he continued that with a victory in the heat race. Danica Kinsey led the feature event for the majority of its duration. An early spin by Corbin Green took him out of contention. Myer made his move to the front in the closing stages as he was able to get to the lead. Myer was able to hold on and take the victory. Aaliyah Uselton got by Kinsey to take second while Green was credited with fourth.

The Williamson Financial Group box stocks had a nice turnout with the division having two heat races. Heat one was won by Derrek Kessler, Jr. while Dylan Combest took heat race two. The main event started off with an incident between Colton Kinsey and Janice Walters who got hooked together on the first lap in the second turn. Brady Osborne took the lead on the restart but Grant Williamson was able to get by for the spot. Williamson led for several laps before spinning and bringing out the caution giving the lead to Austin Bartholomew. The restart saw Bartholomew jump to a huge lead until the yellow flew again when Kinsey lost power on the back stretch. The next restart proved to be the last as Bartholomew was able to pull away to take the victory. Combest took second over Walters, Lily Williamson and Grant Williamson.

Daniel Combest took the win in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart kart heat. Amanda Harp led the first two circuits of the feature before Nick Ford took over the top spot. The main was slowed only once when Combest spun in the fourth turn. Ford pulled away on the restart and was able to cruise the rest of the way. At the finish it was Ford winning over Harp, Combest and Eddy Robinson.

The Wes Green Landscaping 125/250cc kart heat was taken by Landen Green. The main event started off with a multi-kart incident in turns one and two involving MKinzy Uselton, Sonya Osborne and Malessa Miles. Uselton suffered a minor injury that prevented her from completing the race. Green moved to the lead until a spin by Nick Ford brought out the caution. Miles got the jump on Green on the restart but the two got together bringing out another yellow. Green jumped back into the lead on the restart and led all the way to the finish. He was followed by Osborne, Miles and Uselton.

The heat race for the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks was won by Chris Lawrence. Pete Miclette held the lead on lap one of the main but Leonard Ward took over on lap two. Ward’s time at the front also lasted a single lap as Lawrence moved to the lead. Lawrence was able to go the rest of the way without challenge, crossing the line first. Miclette placed second with Ward taking third.

The NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts had a fantastic turnout with Anissa Curtice and Darin Spencer taking the two heat race wins. The main event proved to be one of the best races of the season but started off with an incident involving Jordan Miclette and Cliff Myer. Dax Williamson inherited the lead on the restart but Curtice was able to quickly take over. After another yellow, the race got heated up front as Curtice led over Spencer and Brandon Lachance. Spencer got high off turn two allowing Lachance to take second. The race progressed with Lachance slowly catching Curtice as the two maneuvered through traffic. On the white flag lap, Lachance made a move inside Curtice going into turn one. The two came into contact but both drivers held on. Curtice was able to regain the lead and fend off Lachance to take the thrilling victory. Spencer took third with Angela Rohlfs placing fourth and Williamson fifth.

Humboldt Outlaw Karts would like to thank all of our sponsors for the 2018 season; 30’s Hay & Grain, Automotive Workshop, Bay Area Music Connection, Central Office, Champagne Attourney Service, Eureka-Humboldt Fire Extinguisher, Eureka Payments, Fastenal, Fortuna Wheel & Brake, John’s Used Cars And Wreckers, Lost Coast Hay, Miclette Family Racing, The Mill Yard, NorCal Automotive, Schmidbauer Lumber, Steve’s Septic Service, Ward Concrete & Equipment, Wes Green Landscaping and Williamson Financial Group. Thank you to all of our volunteer track workers and officials for all of their hard work. Finally, thank you to all the drivers and teams who have made the first year of the Humboldt Outlaw Karts so successful.

Information for the 2019 season will be available in the coming weeks and months. To keep up with the latest news for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts, please visit us at www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or visit www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts/