BY:Jim Bourdon – Kart counts were up once again, as track conditions were prime for side-by-side racing!
In the Box Stock feature, Carter Bingley, would take lead from the drop of the green flag. Behind him, the action was great with side by side racing. Melcolm Banks, who was running third at the end of lap one, worked the top side to perfection and took the lead by the end of lap two. Banks would go on to take the win ahead of a great battle for second that would go to Brock Beattie ahead of Colby Crawford.
Up next was the Rookie One feature and Colby Butcher looked to be the kart to beat, as the race started. Melcolm Banks would give chase from the number two spot, working the outside once again. But it seemed Butcher was not to be denied, as Banks would lose almost a straightaway with issue coming off turn two.
From there, Banks was on a mission: chasing down butcher and staying committed to the top side, the two would go side by side before Banks would edge ahead with two laps to go and take the win ahead of Butcher, for his second feature win of the night!
Burke Davis would lead the Rookie Two feature and the side by side action would continue yet again, with Brody Johnson eventually taking the top spot on lap three. From there, the battle was on for the second position as Davis and Savannah Parks would fight hard for the remainder of the race. Johnson would go on to victory, as a last lap battle would see second go to Davis ahead of Parks.
In Junior Clone action, Daniel Skidders-Francis would take the lead early, trying to run away and hide, while the three way battle for second would go on lap after lap with Brandon Lazore, Bryson Winters and Aidan Larock. This would continue until lap 12, when Larock would spin in turn two. When the racing resumed, Skirrers-Francis would pick up where he left off, taking the win ahead of Bryson Winters and Brandon Lazore.
From the start of the Senior Clone feature, it was clear this battle for the lead would be hard-fought. Grayson Reddick would lead as Ayden Vandelight and Blayden Arquette would get together on lap two as the fight for second was heating up. When racing resumed, it was a three kart battle for the lead as
Reddick, committed to the bottom would hold off strong challenges from both Arquette and Vandelight. With each of the two taking their turns at wrestling the lead away from Reddick, theywould all wind up coming off turn four with the checkers in sight, three-wide for the win! Reddick would somehow hold on ahead of Arquette and Vandelight!
In Jr Restricted, Carson Jakielaszek would continue his strong season, as he would take the lead ahead of Max Petro and go on to lead every lap and take the checkers ahead of Petro.
With the points battle so close in the Stock Heavy division, a good finish would go a long way. Mark Bailey would lead from the start. Adam BAiley and Brad Gipson would get together on lap three and have to go from the rear on the restart. Mark Bailey would continue to lead until the caution flew for Tim Bailey, who’s night was done early, and cost him ground in the pints race. Mark Bailey would again lead on the restart and a late caution would set up a one lap shootout, while another points contender, Gipson, would go pitside under caution, ending his night and taking a hit in the points. On the restart, Mark Bailey would do as he had all night and take the win ahead of Eric Dinelle and Ryan Lambert.
Harley Cook (DNS)
Daniel Skidders Francis
Blake Smith (DNS)