Press release from Humboldt Outlaw Karts:
After rain washed out the scheduled event on May 18, racing for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts returned this past Saturday for the second event of the 2019 season. As always, racing in all six divisions proved to be both exciting and intense. Humboldt County 1st District Supervisor, Rex Bohn presented the events on what was a beautiful day at the 1/8-mile dirt Redwood Acres Bullring.
The Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks heat race was won by Danica Kinsey. Kinsey was behind the wheel of a beautiful new outlaw kart. The main event featured what very well may be a preview of how racing on the dirt and perhaps the pavement at Redwood Acres will be in the not too distant future. Kinsey and Aaliyah Mitchell waged a back and forth duel that was extinguished in the final laps when Kinsey was able to get into her rhythm. At the finish it was Kinsey winning over Mitchell. Destiny Lewis made it an all-female sweep of the top three positions. Cooper Willor placed fourth with Raylan Ross fifth.
There was a strong field of 12 Williamson Financial Group box stocks for the day. Dylan Combest was victorious in the first heat race while Janice Walters took the second. The 20-lap main event saw several incidents halt the opening circuits. Austin Bartholomew, Grant Williamson, Timmy Walters and Josiah Lewis were all forced to retire two laps into the race.
After having a wild back and forth race in the first race of the season on May 4, Combest and Grant Proctor were at it again with each driver given the other all they could handle. Unfortunately for Combest, Proctor was able to prevail once again. Combest was in Proctor’s hip pocket as the laps wound down but with both drivers running such a strong pace, Combest needed Proctor to make a slip which never happened. Proctor was able to hold off Combest to take his second win of the season. Chayce Smith recovered from the opening lap chaos to finish third. Janice Walters was fourth with Corbin Green taking fifth, the last of the lead lap drivers.
Amanda Harpe was the heat race winner for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts. Nick Ford has been the driver to beat every race since the division started and once again, he proved why that has been the case. Ford moved to the lead right off the start of the main event and was able to lead all the way to the finish. Scott Proctor was second with Harpe third.
Leonard Ward’s success in the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks has been similar to Ford’s in the fart karts, only slightly less. Ward took the heat race win then followed up with a win in the main event. Pete Miclette was second followed by Michael Lawrence, Jordan Miclette and David Alves.
MKinzy Uselton won a wild heat race for the Wes Green Landscaping 250cc division which was cut short due to several spins and incidents. Dryver Dothage jumped to the lead at the start of the 20-lap main and once again he proved why he’s not only a rising star in racing but likely will be for a very long time. The rest of the field was forced to battle for second with Uselton, Maleesa Miles and Landen Green all taking turns in the position. Dothage was in his own area code at the finish as he took the win by three seconds over Green in second. Miles placed third with Uselton fourth and Lily Williamson coming in fifth.
It was Tony Miles’ day in the Nor Cal Automotive 500cc class. Miles not only won the heat race but also took the checkered flag in the main event. Colby Bergquist was second.
Race three of the 2019 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is the biggest of the year. The event will be a special Sunday race that will be held on the final day of the Redwood Acres Fair on June 23. For more information on the upcoming race as well as the latest news, full race results and points standings, visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or find HOK on Facebook.