Sunday, August 4, 2019

Combest Holds Off Proctor While Dothage Survives Wild 250 Feature

#21 Dylan Combest was victorious in the Williamson Financial Group box stock feature event

Via HOK Media

Eureka, CA (August 4, 2019) – Race four of the 2019 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts took place this past Saturday. John’s Used Cars & Wreckers was the presenting sponsor of the afternoon’s action and there proved to be no shortage of it on the day.

Leonard Ward IV was fast time for the PeeWee Predators with a 14.681. Ward followed up with the victory in the heat race. The main event was dominated from start to finish by Ward as he led all eight laps to take the win. Adam Myer followed in second with Raylan Ross and Tony Abeyta rounding out the finishers.

Aaliyah Mitchell’s 14.960 in time trials was the best for the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. Danica Kinsey was the winner of the heat race. The 10-lap feature event was perhaps the best race of the season for the beginner box division as Kinsey and Uselton raced neck-and-neck from the drop of the green flag. Destiny Lewis lost momentum at the start but as the race wore on, she was able to gain ground on the leaders and was well in the fight in the final few laps. At the finish it was Kinsey holding off Uselton and Lewis for the win.

Fast time for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts was Nick Ford with a 12.896. Ford won the heat race. Johnny Lopez led the opening two laps of the 20-lap main before Ford was able to get by for the lead. The event slowed upon the completion of lap 15 when Amanda Harpe’s engine went up in smoke. Lopez regained the lead on the restart but Ford got back by Lopez and was able to hold on for the win.

Qualifying for the Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks was paced by Pete Miclette with a 12.446 time. Leonard Ward took the heat race victory. Ward jumped to the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature event. Michael Lawrence’s day ended early thanks to mechanical issues that plagued his kart all day. With each lap, Ward was able to pull away a bit at the time from the pack to the point where he had a secure four second lead over second place. The finish saw Ward win over Pete Miclette, Jordan Miclette and David Alves. Lawrence was credited with fifth.

Dax Williamson set fast time for the Nor Cal Automotive 500s with an 11.157. Tony Miles won the heat race then followed up with the victory in the main event over Williamson.

The Williamson Financial Group box stocks has been the most competitive division for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts in 2019. Corbin Green timed in fastest with a 12.053 lap in qualifying. Dylan Combest prevailed to win the first heat race while Grant Proctor took the win in the second. Combest used pole position to his advantage as he jumped to the lead at the drop of the green of the 20-lap main. Proctor settled into second. The two title rivals were nose-to-tail going into lapped traffic when Proctor got tangled with Jack Myer bringing out a yellow. Racing resumed with both karts restarting at the rear.

A spin by Justin Bacon in the fourth turn resulted in a huge hit to the wall by Timmy Walters. Thankfully the incident looked and sounded much worse than it proved to be as Walters continued in the race without any serious damage to his kart. The race belonged to Combest as he was able to lead all 20 laps to win. Walters and Proctor were both able to recover to finish second and third. Green narrowly beat Austin Bartholomew for fourth.

Dryver Dothage was fast time for the Wes Green Landscaping 250s 10.573. Dothage returned in the heat to win. The main event proved to be a tough one as several spins and incidents slowed the race. Colton Kinsey fought mechanical issues with his kart while MKinzy Uselton and Lily Williamson both had to retire from the race due to the three-spin rule. Dothage was the only driver who was able to avoid disaster all race long and it was partly whey he was able to lead all 20 laps and take the win. Landen Green took second followed by Derrek Kessler and Meesa Miles. Williamson was credited with fifth.

All of the action in 2019 for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is presented by Steve’s Septic Service and Wes Green Landscaping. Only three races remain on the 2019 docket for HOK drivers. Racing returns to the Redwood Acres 1/8-mile dirt Bullring on August 17 for the penultimate points paying race of 2019. For more information about the Humboldt Outlaw Karts including rules, full race and points results, visit or find HOK on Facebook.