Thursday, June 22, 2017

Boldway Wins Box Stock Thriller

Via Redwood Acres Raceway PR

Eureka, CA (June 18, 2017) – Outlaw karting action returned to Redwood Acres Raceway this past weekend for the third event of the season. Six divisions took to the 1/10th-mile dirt oval on what proved to be an exciting night of action.

Charles French set fast time in Beginner Box Stock qualifying with an 11.418. T.J. Sorrels was in familiar territory as he won the trophy dash. Emma Hudman took the first heat win while Sorrels won the second. Kai McCrady-Hirsch and Madison Donovan brought the field to the green in the 20-lap main event. McCrady-Hirsch led lap one but was passed by Timmy Walters on lap two. Walters held on to the top spot until lap six when Sorrels took over. Janice Walters continues to show improvement with each race and she held down the second spot for the majority of the event until getting passed in the final handful of laps by Charles French. At the finish it was Sorrels winning over French, Timmy Walters, Hudman and Janice Walters.

The UAS karts were in action for the night. Larry Fuller took the win in the trophy dash while Sean Fuller was the heat race winner. Kenny Boardman led the first eight laps of the 15-lap main event but Larry Fuller was able to take the lead and the victory.

Steve Rambo was fasted in the Speedway/Old Fart division with a time of 11.846. Brionna Fuller took the win in the trophy dash while Wayne Fisher took the heat race victory. Robbie Robinson and Ryan Ahrens brought the field to the green in the 20-lap main event. Ahrens took the advantage at the start and had a spirited duel with Wayne Fisher for the lead between laps six and nine. A caution flag bunched the field on lap 14. Under the yellow, Fisher’s kart died and had to be restarted by track officials. Because of this, Fisher was forced to restart at the rear of the field which gave Ahrens the lead. Rambo was Ahrens’ toughest competitor in the final few laps but spun on the last lap. At the finish it was Ahrens winning over Lori Fuller, Jeff Smith, Wayne Fisher and Brandon Fisher.

15 Williamson Financial Group Box Stocks took time on the night and Dryver Dothage was fastest with a 10.903. Dothage was victorious in the trophy dash. In the heat races, Dothage and Jeremiah Boldway were winners. The 20-lap main event might have been the most competitive race on the dirt since the outlaw karts started racing at Redwood Acres Raceway in 2016. Boldway was strong, leading the first nine laps. A fantastic duel ensued between Boldway, Kasey Simmons and Dothage. Simmons led lap 10, Dothage lap 11 and Simmons lap 12 and 13. Dothage took the lead on lap 14 and looked primed to take the feature win. Dothage made a rare error on lap 17 as he spun out of the lead off turn two. Boldway took over. He was able to hold on and take the win over Simmons by a little over one second.Malessa Miles was a close third while Derek Kessler and Sophia Bauer rounded out the top five finishers.

Qualifying for the 200 karts was paced by Anissa Curtice with a 9.839 lap. Landen Green was the winner of the trophy dash while the heat race was won by Curtice. In the 30-lap main, Curtice was dominant. She took the lead on lap one and never looked back. At the finish, her margin of victory over second place, Katie Carr was three laps. MKinzey Uselton took third while Green was fourth.

Curtice was also racing her 500 kart on the night and just as in the 250s, she set fast time with a 9.639. Kenny Boardman took trophy dash honors while Tony Miles won the heat race. Boardman led the opening 10 laps of the 30-lap main but fell out of the race giving the lead to Curtice. Miles proved to be Curtice’s closest challenger but clutch issues forced him out of the race on lap 15. Curtice went on to take another main event victory on the night, beating Dax Williamson by nearly a full lap. Miles was credited with third followed by Boardman and Chelsea Champagne.

Outlaw kart action at the Acres takes a break for over two months before returning Friday August 25th. Racing on the 3/8-mile paved oval will return Saturday July 1st. Roadrunners, bombers and mini stocks will be in action while Legends and Thunder Roadsters will have the night off. The feature attraction for the night will be the Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 for the late models. In addition to the 100-lap race, Redwood Acres Raceway will host a firework display at the conclusion of the racing activities. It’s sure to be a can’t-miss event. For more information on everything going on at Redwood Acres Raceway please visit the track’s official website,