Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bad Luck Hinders Uselton’s Chance At RAR Track Championship

Eureka, CA (September 11, 2017) - Going into this past weekend, young Mkinzy Uselton was only four points behind her title rival, Tyler Peach in Redwood Acres Raceway Legends division point standings. Uselton entered the evening only four points behind Peach in the championship standings. Unfortunately, an incident at the start of the main event diminished her chances.

Uselton spun off turn four and hit the wall hard. While the driver was okay, her car was severely damaged. Initially the MK Racin’ 29 Team thought that it was the end of the season and the championship due to the heavy damage on the car. Fortunately, the crew was able to determine that the 29 Legend was fixable and will be able to finish out the season on RAR’s last weekend of racing, the Fall Spectacular. While she faces longer odds going into the September 1st and October 2nd event, Uselton will still be able to win Redwood Acres Raceway’s Legends division title.

Before the end of the season of pavement racing ends for Uselton, she will be racing at the Acres 1/10th-mile dirt track. Mkinzy and her younger sister Aaliyah will be in action this coming Saturday September 16. Mkinzy will behind the wheel of her 250 kart while Aaliyah will be racing her box stock. Both are rookie racers in outlaw karts. The Uselton sisters are the granddaughters of former real stock and sportsman division driver Lissa Uselton who was a fan favorite during her time behind the wheel.

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 Wayne Fisher aka “Pepper”. The rest of the MK Racin’ 29 Team is made up of Jim Jameson, 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 and Red Boots Racing & Mrs. Moulton.