Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Whitley, Curtice Do Humboldt Proud In Prestigious Outlaw Kart Event

#57 Daniel Whitley and #8c Anissa Curtice

Via Humboldt Outlaw Karts Media

Eureka, CA (November 1, 2018) – Two Humboldt County teenage racers took on some of the best Outlaw Kart racers in the country Wednesday evening at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina. 15-year-old Daniel Whitley of Ferndale and 16-year-old Anissa Curtice of Eureka both attempted to start the prestigious 50-lap Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic in which the winner would earn a ride for the Chili Bowl, the biggest midget event of the year. In all, nearly 70 of the top outlaw kart racers in the United States attempted to start in the main event which featured 24 starters.

Both Whitley and Curtice were able to make their way into the starting lineup without having to go through the ‘C’ or ‘B’ main event races. Curtice was victorious in the second of eight heat races which assured her a spot in the feature while Whitley’s second place effort in the fifth heat assured his position. Curtice started the main event in eighth while Whitley started just outside of the top 10. Curtice was able to race inside the top five until a spin took her off the lead lap. Unfortunately, Curtice dropped out of the event on lap 30 resulting in an 18th place finish. Whitley maneuvered his way into the top 10 and looked to have a solid finish in hand before a late race incident took him out of the race. He too was unable to get to the finish and was scored 15th six laps down.

Both Whitley and Curtice raced with the Humboldt Outlaw Karts in 2018 with each winning in the NorCal Automotive 500cc/open division. Whitley’s victory came on the June 21st event which was the final race on the 1/10-mile dirt track. Curtice won the season finale race on October 13th on the 1/8-mile circuit.