Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ethan Dotson Wins Last Race Of 2017 At BKE

Release prepared by Blakesley Sports Media

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (January 2, 2018) – Bakersfield Karting Experience ran one of the last races in California for 2017 on Friday night with the Open Outlaw Karts in action. IMCA Modified standout Ethan Dotson topped a 20 kart turnout for the 25-lap feature win, worth $400. The event was only the second Outlaw Kart race at the 1/10th mile dirt oval.

14 Karts started the feature after a trio of heat races, an entertaining B Main, and a Dash for Cash. Bakersfield Speedway IMCA Modified champion Brad Pounds won the dash and started on the pole for the feature. He led many of the early laps before a mechanical problem bounced him from the lead. With many inexperienced drivers and mechanical problems, there were several cautions that slowed the action.

Dotson and Dylan Thornton had battled for second throughout the race before Pounds fell out. Dotson inherited the lead and never looked back while Larry Moody took second at the stripe. Opening race winner Tim Randolph drove through the pack to finish fourth as the hard charger of the night. Robert Gordon rounded out the top-five.

Bakersfield Karting Experience is shaping up for a busy January at the state-of-the-art facility. The world’s only indoor dirt oval has rental kart racing for the general public daily! Friday January 5th will be the next big race night with the Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarfs competing. On Saturday January 6th, the 35 big screen TVs throughout the complex will be airing Anaheim 1 Supercross with two-for-one draft beer specials and other entertainment inside Smokey’s Pub & Grill. Dirt kart rentals will be open during the evening as well.

The biggest event in the history of Bakersfield Karting Experience is fast approaching on January 19th-20th with the inaugural Bakersfield Indoor Kart Nationals. Friday night will see open Outlaw Karts for $400 to win plus Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarfs and Beginner Box Stocks. Saturday’s finale will see the open Outlaw Karts for $1000 to win plus Clone flat karts and Box Stocks. Each night will have complete racing including eight lap heat races and 25 lap features. Entry and rules information can be found on the Indoor Kart Nationals Facebook event page.

$6000 in posted awards should draw a large contingent of racers from across California. Pit passes will be priced at $20 each night with reserved pit spaces available inside the building while the remaining teams will pit outside. A pre-entry form is available at http://www.norcalmedia.com/assets/BKE2018Nationalsentryform.pdf

General admission tickets will be $10 for Friday night and $15 on Saturday night.

For more information, you can visit Bakersfield Karting Experience online at www.BakersfieldKE.com

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