Saturday, February 4, 2017

MKinzy Uselton Looking Forward To Her Sophomore Season In Racing

By Matthew J. Sullivan

After finishing fifth in the Legend point standings in her rookie season of racing at Redwood Acres Raceway, Eureka, California racer, MKinzy Uselton will be looking to step up her game for the 2017 season. In addition to driving a new Legend car for the upcoming season at the 3/8-mile facility, Uselton will also be participating in the Acres’ Outlaw Karts driving a 250 kart.

2016 was certainly a learning year for Uselton and the MK Racin’ 29 team in RAR’s Legends division. It was Uselton’s first time behind the wheel of any type of race car. In spite of that, Uselton steadily improved behind the wheel as the season progressed. In total she earned four top five finishes in six starts with an average finish of 4.8. In addition, Uselton was voted by Acres fans as having the best appearing Legend car.

Uselton will be expanding her horizons in 2017 as along with returning to the Legend class, she will also be driving a 250 outlaw kart. It will be the second season of action for the karts at Redwood Acres Raceway and Uselton will be partaking in the six non-point events.

Uselton is the granddaughter of former fan-favorite Acres driver, Lissa Uselton. Her Legend race team is led by her crew chief and grandfather, Brett Uselton aka “Papa” who will also serve as head wrench on her kart. Uselton’s 250 kart is owned by Fredy Champaigne and crew chiefed by Wayne Fisher aka “Pepper”. The rest of the MK Racin’ 29 Team is made up of Jim Jamson, Jim McIntosh, Lissa Uselton, Aaliyah Hughes Mitchell and Unk B. Sponsors for Uselton are Jim Redd Four Star Realty, Verizon in Fortuna, CA, John’s Used Cars, Left Coast Vinyl, Central Office, Red Boots Racing & Mrs. Moulton, Bayside Realty, Howard's Body Shop and Dee Kenny.