Monday, August 19, 2019

Proctor Scores Important Box Stock Feature Win

#12 Grant Proctor winner of the Williamson Financial Group box stock feature event

Via HOK Media

Eureka, CA (August 18, 2019) – Only two points races remained for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts going into Saturday’s race. Action was aplenty on the 1/8-mile dirt bullring at Redwood Acres with championship competitors doing all they could to score points and those not in the running hoping of taking wins. Dustin Walters Trucking and Fortuna Wheel & Brake presented the all of the fun.

Leonard Ward IV was fast time for the PeeWee Predator division with a 15.725. Ward went on to win in both the heat race and the feature race. Raylan Ross placed second.

Colin Wolfe’s 14.359 in qualifying made him fastest in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. Aaliyah Mitchell won what proved to be a wild heat race. The main event featured its share of action as well. Danica Kinsey took the lead on lap one but faced a stiff challenge from Wolfe on lap seven. The two tangled bringing out a caution and putting Mitchell in the lead. Racing resumed and Mitchell held on until the last lap when she and Kinsey got together. Wolfe was able to sneak by to take the lead and he was able to cross the finish line first over Kinsey and Mitchell.

Kenny Demello is a long-time veteran having raced for many years at Redwood Acres Raceway. Saturday was his first time behind the wheel of a Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart kart. Nevertheless, Demello’s experience showed as he timed in fastest with a 12.529. Nick Ford won the heat. Demello jumped to the lead at the start of the feature and was able to win unchallenged, breaking Ford’s season-long stranglehold of main event wins. Ford placed second followed by Nicole Overholt and Michael Lawrence.

Qualifying for the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks was paced by Leonard Ward with a 12.118. Pete Miclette was victorious in the heat race. Ward took the lead on lap one and looked to have the race in hand. On lap seven while looking to put a lap on Jordan Miclette, Ward got high off turn two and spun resulting in a yellow and putting Pete Miclette in the lead. Ward was able to maneuver back to second the first lap after the restart but appeared to be having issues with his kart. Miclette was able to slowly pull away from Ward as the race wore on and at the finish his advantage was a little over two seconds over Ward. Michael Lawrence was third followed by Jordan Miclette and Dakota Ward.

Tony Miles’ 10.825 was fastest for the Nor Cal Automotive 500s in qualifying. Brad Curtice from Nor Cal Automotive put up a $25 bonus for any 250 driver to race with the 500s on the weekend and several drivers took him up on that offer. Maleesa Miles won the heat over her father Tony. The opening two laps of the main were led by Tony Miles but Maleesa Miles moved to the lead on lap three. The race was slowed several times due to spins. Dax Williamson had to pull his 500 into the pits on lap 11. On lap 14, Tony Miles also was forced into the pits. With only 250 drivers remaining on the track and not racing for points, officials threw the checkered with Maleesa Miles winning over MKinzy Uselton, Landen Green, Lily Williamson and Derek Kessler. Tony Miles was scored sixth with Dax Williamson seventh.

Timmy Walters took fast time in the Williamson Financial Group box stocks. Dylan Combest was the winner of heat race one while heat race two was taken by Grant Proctor. Combest moved to the lead for the first two laps but contact with Walters allowed Proctor to edge to the front. Combest fell as far back as seventh on lap seven and had his hands full trying to prevent his title rival Proctor from gaining any more points and positions on him. Corbin Green and Austin Bartholomew traded second position twice in the race with Green getting the position on lap 14. The last lap featured a wild battle for second with Green losing the position to Combest. The position changed hands again in the final turn when Bartholomew was able to snake by Combest. At the line it was Proctor winning while Bartholomew was able to beat Combest back to the line for second. Green finished fourth while Grant Williamson was fifth.

Fast time for the Wes Green Landscaping 250s was Landen Green with a 10.537. Dryver Dothage took the heat race victory. Dothage dominated the first half of the main event but the outcome of the race was determined by restarts. Derek Kessler, Maleesa Miles, MKinzy Uselton, Lily Williamson and Green were all involved in early race incidents or spins that shuffled the field.

With the field lined up for a lap 10 restart, officials deemed Dothage got into the gas before the restart cone in turn four two times in a row. Because of this, Dothage was sent to the rear while Green inherited the lead. Green jumped the subsequent restart but started the next appropriately and moved to the lead. Dothage was patiently aggressive as he tried to maneuver through the field as quickly as possible without incident. Dothage got to second with four laps left but the gap between he and Green was too much to overcome in such a short span. Green was able to take the win over Dothage, Miles, Kessler and Uselton.

The next race for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th. As mentioned, it will be the final points race of the season. An awards barbecue will follow the events on that day to celebrate division champions and everyone who has participated with the Humboldt Outlaw Karts in 2019. The 2019 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is being presented by Steve’s Septic Service and Wes Green Landscaping. For more information including rules, race results and points standings visit You can also find HOK on Facebook.