Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 Humboldt Outlaw Kart Season Begins

Beginner box stock winner, #42c Chayce Smith

Eureka, CA (April 25, 2018) – Outlaw kart racing returned to the Redwood Acres Fairground for the first time this past weekend, April 14th. It’s the third time that the outlaws have raced at the fairgrounds but the first under of the Humboldt Outlaw Kart banner. The same divisions that have been racing on the 1/10th-mile dirt oval returned; beginner box stocks, box stocks, old fart karts, 125/250cc and 500cc/open karts. The opening day’s races were presented by Eureka Payments.

The heat race in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks was Jack Myers. Corbin Green jumped to the led on the restart before spinning and surrendering the lead to Chayce Smith. The restart saw Smith pull out to a substantial lead while Myers, Green and Aaliyah Hughs battled for the second position. There were two more yellows in the race which bunched the field. Each time, Smith was able to pull away from the field. At the finish it was Smith taking the victory.

The Williamson Financial box stock heat race was won by Derek Kessler. T.J. Sorrels took the lead at the start of the main event which saw several cautions. The first saw Janice Walters lose power on the front stretch. The second came when Madison Donovan slid off the track. The restart featured an exciting battle between Sorrels and Dryver Dothage. At one point, Dothage got too high in turn four and nearly slid off the track. The final handful of laps proved to be stirring.

While racing for the lead, Sorrels spun with Dothage going off the track to avoid. Keegan Bounds was now the leader but his kart had issues. Sorrels regained the lead. Dothage’s final attempt at the victory sadly came up short as he went off track. Sorrels was able to take the checkered flag.
Jordan Miclette in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart kart heat race. The main event proved to be a different story as Nick Ford jumped into the lead at the start. Ford would lead wire-to-wire to claim the victory over Miclette.

The Wes Green Landscaping 125/250cc kart heat race winner proved to be Landen Green. The main event proved to be no different for Green. He was able to quickly take the lead at the green flag and even with problems with his kart, he was still able to maintain the lead. Behind him, MKinzy Uselton and Kloey Smith had a spirited battle for the second position. In the end, Smith was able to gain the upper hand for the second position. The finish saw Green win over Smith and Uselton.

Cliff Myer was victorious in the NorCal Automotive 500cc/open kart division. Myer led the open two laps of the main event before Chelsea Champagne moved to the lead. Champagne had the advantage all race long in spite of two caution flags due to spins by Myer. While taking the white flag on the last lap, Champagne’s kart lost power. At the same time, Myer spun for the third time in the race. With Champagne unable to continue in the race, Myer was declared the winner.

The Humboldt Outlaw Karts return to Redwood Acres Fairgrounds on May 19th. For more information on the karts please visit the website,