BY: JIM BOURDON
With the season at the halfway point, racing action continues to be some of the best in recent memory.
Up first was Box Stock One and Aubree Lloyd would lead the field early. By lap three Keaton Gifford would take the lead just before the caution flew. Gifford would lead on the restart until another yellow flew on lap seven. The restart would see Jackson Lennon get a fantastic jump on Gifford, catapulting him to the top spot. From there a late yellow would see Lennon get another great restart and go on to the win in front of Gifford and Jackson Hewitt.
Box Stock Two was next for their feature and Henry Wood got the lead from the green. A couple of yellows would slow the pace early, with Wood holding the top spot each time. As the race wore on, Wood received a number of challenges from Liam O’Connor. As the white flag flew, O’Connor go a great run to the inside and as the two were side by side on the backstretch, contact was made, sending O’Connor spinning. Both drivers would have to restart from the rear. Russell Trickey would take over the lead on the restart and take the checkers ahead of Lily Walters and O’Connor.
In Junior Clone One Reed David took the lead when the green dropped and would pace the field early. On lap four, Liam Pakenham would work to the inside of the leader to assume the number one position. He would go on to open up a significant lead and go on to cross the stripe in front of David.
Box Stock Clone was off to a quick start as Carter Swank was fast early. The driver would lead until Liam O’Connor worked the lead away from Swank. While the caution would fly four more times, O’Connor was able to hold the lead and go on to take the checkers ahead of Swank and Russell Trickey.
Junior Clone Three was all about Ally Wilkinson. A great start would see this determined pilot drive a masterful race, Wilkinson would set the pace once again after a late caution and go on to the win, besting Avery Raabe and Elliot Stacey.
In Junior Sportsman action, Russell Arding ton would lead through turns one and two but as the field worked through three and four, Liam Pakenham would be the one out front. Pakenham would again pace the field, opening his lead and going on to the win, with Jax Decristoforo second and Reed David coming home third.
In the Pro Clone finale, Randy VanDeligt took the early lead. By lap two, it was Madie Wallace who worked her way into the role of leader. Wallace was driving away, when the kart would slow off turn four on lap 12. This would draw the caution, ending Wallace’s night early. On the restart, Aiden VanDeligt would take over up front and despite several challenges, go on to the win ahead of Randy Revelle and Patrick Kundrinko.
BOX STOCK 1
Avery Breen (DNS)
Box Stock 2
Box Stock Clone
Jr. Clone 3
Mark Christie (DNS)