Monday, June 24, 2019

Green Beats Dothage On Last Lap Restart

#26 Landen Green made a last lap pass to win the feature even for the Wes Green Landscaping 250 outlaw karts.

Eureka, CA (June 23, 2019) – The highly anticipated Redwood Acres Best Of Humboldt fair event took place Sunday for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts. Dave’s Auto Electric and Crawford Construction Specialty presented the afternoon event which saw great race and some spectacular finishes as well.

Because of a difference in experience levels, HOK officials decided to separate the less experienced drivers in the beginner box stock division for their own class, the PeeWee Predators. Leonard Ward IV was fast time for the PeeWees with a 20.692. Ward was victorious in the heat race. The heat race featured a fantastic duel for the lead and the race win between Ward and Adam Myer. The lead was traded between the two drivers three times in three laps with Ward getting the advantage over Myer. Myer looked to find a way back by Ward but didn’t have enough. At the finish it was Ward winning over Myer, Raylan Ross and Tony Abeyta.

The Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks were led in qualifying by Aaliyah Mitchell with a 15.215. Uselton won the heat but had her hands full in the main event thanks to Destiny Lewis. Lewis showed fantastic speed and amazing fearlessness behind the wheel in only her third race ever. Unfortunately for her, Mitchell’s poise and experience was able to come though as she was able to take the win with Lewis slamming the wall off turn four to place second. Both Lewis and her kart were not harmed.

The Williamson Financial box stock class is probably the most competitive division for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts and that was the case this week with Corbin Green setting fast time with an 11.773. Grant Proctor was victorious in the first heat which granted him pole position for the feature. Dylan Combest won heat two giving him outside pole position for the main. Several cautions slowed the action in the first 10 laps of the 20-lap main event.

Getting position on the restart was a premium and driver did everything they could to get an advantage. Unfortunately for Proctor after two restart attempts, officials sent him to the rear for jumping the start giving Combest the race lead. The race resumed with eight laps remaining with Combest leading, Austin Bartholomew while Proctor quickly moved to third. The front three karts were so evenly matched that that head-to-head passing was almost impossible. Proctor got back to second with three laps remaining but didn’t have enough time to seriously pressure Combest. At the checkered flag it was Combest winning over Proctor, Bartholomew, Janice Walters and Jack Myer.

The Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts had a fantastic turnout with Nick Ford pacing qualifying for the division with a 12.976. The heat race victory went to Ford. With pole position in the feature, it was going to take real strength to stop Ford who has been the dominant force in the fart karts. Sadly, for the rest of the field, nobody had that strength. Ford was able to take the lead from the start while the race from second on back was much closer. Ford was able to lead from start to finish to take the victory. Amanda Harpe placed second with Johnny Lopez, Robbie Robinson and Scott Proctor rounding out the top five.

Leonard Ward was fast time for the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks with a time of 12.150. Ward was the heat race winner and the favorite for the main event win given his record. Pete Miclette had something to say about that though as he jumped to the lead at the start of the main event over Ward. The front duo were nose-to-tail all race long with Ward trying everything he could to pass for the lead. With three laps left, it appeared as though Ward found a line under Miclette but Miclette slammed the door. Ward’s momentum was broken and it was enough for Miclette to hold on and take a hard-earned win. Ward finished second followed by David Alves, Michael Lawrence and Jordan Miclette.

Dryver Dothage was fast time in the Wes Green Landscaping 250s with a 10.212. Dothage followed up his fast qualifying lap with a win in the heat race. Several spins slowed the feature event but when things got going, Dothage appeared to be in a class of his own while Landen Green looked to have second position sewn up. A caution flew resulting in what would be a green, white, checkered finish with the green and white being thrown at the same time. Dothage got a great restart but Green got a better one which shot him into the lead into the first turn. The two raced down the back stretch and off turn four Green slipped a bit high. Dothage found grip and the two drag-raced to the line. At the finish it was Green beating Dothage by .084 seconds. MKinzy Uselton had a solid run all day long with a third followed by Sonya Osborne in fourth and Colton Kinsey in fifth.

Racing for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts goes on a summer vacation for the month of July. Racing returns Saturday August 3 for the fourth points race of the season. For more about the Humboldt Outlaw Karts including rules, race results and points visit You can also find HOK on Facebook.