Monday, August 28, 2017

Uselton In Championship Fight As 2017 Winds Down

Eureka, CA (August 28, 2017) – Only two race weekends remain for teen driver, MKinzy Uselton in the 2017 season. The second-year youngster was the points leader of Redwood Acres Raceway’s Legends division and will look to regain her advantage in the next race on September 9th.

Though Uselton has yet to win her first feature event, she was able to claim her first ever victory in heat race action on May 13th. Uselton has gone from never having drove a car prior to 2016 and has steadily progressed every week. MKinzy is the only driver who’s started every race in the Legends division at RAR in 2017. Her best finish was second place on June 10th. She has two other top five finishes, a third on April 29th and a fifth on August 5th.

Uselton has also steadily improved on the dirt as she has been a competitor in Redwood Acres Raceway’s 500/open outlaw kart division. Uselton has gained pace and showed in in qualifying for the most recent race on August 27th when she set a time of 10.492. In comparison, Uselton ran an 11.992 in her first ever qualifying session on the dirt.

MKinzy’s younger sister, Aaliyah is looking to follow in her sister’s footsteps as she has recently taken to the track in a beginner box stock. The eight-year-old started off the season at the mid-way point and has drastically improved. This past weekend, Uselton placed sixth only one lap off the pace her best finish in her third ever race.

The Uselton sisters are granddaughters of former fan-favorite Acres driver, Lissa Uselton. MKinzy’s Legend race team is led by her crew chief and grandfather, Brett Uselton aka “Papa” who also serves as crew chief on her kart. Uselton’s 250 kart is owned by Fredy Champagne and is also crew chiefed by Brett Uselton aka “Papa”. The rest of the MKRacin’ 29j Team is made up of Lil John Jameson, Lissa Uselton, Brent Mack, and Aaliyah Mitchell.

Sponsors for Uselton are Jim Redd Four Star Realty, Verizon Wireless, John's Used Cars & Wreckers, Left Coast Vinyl, Dee Kinney at Bay Side Realty, Howards Body Shop, Site Master West, Higgins Boys., Central Office, Sinster Ledends, Joe's Glass, Grandpa James Mitchell, The Bud Sisters, and Red Boots Racing & Julia Moulton and Maddy : Child angel of Santa Cruz