Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dothage, Proctor Among Humboldt Outlaw Karts Opening Day Winners

250cc winner, Dryver Dothage

Eureka, CA (May 7, 2019) – Champagne Attorney Service presented the opening event Saturday afternoon for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts. As has been the case since the karts moved to the 1/8-mile dirt bullring, the on-track action was both intense and entertaining.

The newest division for the HOK is the stock lawn mowers. An exhibition race took place to give fans an idea of what to expect as the class develops in the coming season.

The day belonged to Aaliyah Mitchell in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. She dominated both the heat race and feature events, taking the main event win by three laps. While the rest of her competition was comprised of first-time rookie drivers, Mitchell’s victory was no less impressive. Following Mitchell in the finish of the main event were Adam Myer, Colin Wolfe and Raylan Ross.

It was a fantastic field for the Williamson Financial Services box stock class with 13 drivers participating. Grant Williamson was the winner of the first heat race while Grant Proctor won the second. Initially the box stock main event was going to feature the full field of karts but race officials decided to run a B main event would provide a safer and better overall racing environment.

The B feature saw fantastic racing between Corbin Green and Austin Bartholomew. Coming to the checkered flag, Green was able to narrowly beat Bartholomew for the win. Both drivers advanced to the feature race. The story of the main event was the battle for the race lead and the victory between Proctor and Dylan Combest. Both drivers were evenly matched in terms of green flag speed which meant the battle for position on the restarts proved to be a major influence in determining positions.

Proctor led the early stages before a mid-race caution bunched the field with Combest getting the jump and the lead. It appeared as though Combest was going to take the victory but another caution forced another restart. Proctor was able to get the best of Combest to retake the lead. The rest of the race went caution-free with Proctor holding off Combest for the win. Bartholomew placed third with Janice Walters fourth and Chayce Smith fifth.

Amanda Harpe narrowly beat out Nick Ford in the heat race for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts. The main event saw Ford take the lead early and dominate the rest of the way. At the finish it was Ford beating Landon Green and Jeffrey Smith.

In heat race action for the Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks, it was Leonard Ward taking the win. The feature race proved to be no different as Ward dominated and crossed the finish line with a 4.5 second advantage over second place Chris Lawrence. Pete Miclette, Jordan Miclette and Michael Lawrence rounded out the top five finishers.

Young Dryver Dothage has moved from driving a box stock outlaw to a Wes Green Landscaping 250cc kart. He looked very comfortable behind the wheel, winning the heat race. The caution flew several times in the feature but the slow downs did little to deter Dothage as he was able to control the race and take the victory. Maleesa Miles and MKinzy Uselton placed second and third and both showed great improvement behind the wheel since the end of the 2018 season. Two more female talents rounded out the top five in Sonya Osborne and Lily Williamson.

The Nor Cal Automotive 500cc heat race and main event wins went to Tony Miles. Dax Williamson placed second in both races.

Racing action for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts will return on Saturday May 18. For more information visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts.