Combest Holds Off Proctor While Dothage Survives Wild 250 Feature
Eureka, CA (August 4, 2019) – Race four of the 2019 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts took place this past Saturday. John’s Used Cars & Wreckers was the presenting sponsor of the afternoon’s action and there proved to be no shortage of it on the day.
Leonard Ward IV was fast time for the PeeWee Predators with a 14.681. Ward followed up with the victory in the heat race. The main event was dominated from start to finish by Ward as he led all eight laps to take the win. Adam Myer followed in second with Raylan Ross and Tony Abeyta rounding out the finishers.
Aaliyah Mitchell’s 14.960 in time trials was the best for the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. Danica Kinsey was the winner of the heat race. The 10-lap feature event was perhaps the best race of the season for the beginner box division as Kinsey and Uselton raced neck-and-neck from the drop of the green flag. Destiny Lewis lost momentum at the start but as the race wore on, she was able to gain ground on the leaders and was well in the fight in the final few laps. At the finish it was Kinsey holding off Uselton and Lewis for the win.
Fast time for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts was Nick Ford with a 12.896. Ford won the heat race. Johnny Lopez led the opening two laps of the 20-lap main before Ford was able to get by for the lead. The event slowed upon the completion of lap 15 when Amanda Harpe’s engine went up in smoke. Lopez regained the lead on the restart but Ford got back by Lopez and was able to hold on for the win.
Qualifying for the Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks was paced by Pete Miclette with a 12.446 time. Leonard Ward took the heat race victory. Ward jumped to the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature event. Michael Lawrence’s day ended early thanks to mechanical issues that plagued his kart all day. With each lap, Ward was able to pull away a bit at the time from the pack to the point where he had a secure four second lead over second place. The finish saw Ward win over Pete Miclette, Jordan Miclette and David Alves. Lawrence was credited with fifth.
Dax Williamson set fast time for the Nor Cal Automotive 500s with an 11.157. Tony Miles won the heat race then followed up with the victory in the main event over Williamson.
The Williamson Financial Group box stocks has been the most competitive division for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts in 2019. Corbin Green timed in fastest with a 12.053 lap in qualifying. Dylan Combest prevailed to win the first heat race while Grant Proctor took the win in the second. Combest used pole position to his advantage as he jumped to the lead at the drop of the green of the 20-lap main. Proctor settled into second. The two title rivals were nose-to-tail going into lapped traffic when Proctor got tangled with Jack Myer bringing out a yellow. Racing resumed with both karts restarting at the rear.
A spin by Justin Bacon in the fourth turn resulted in a huge hit to the wall by Timmy Walters. Thankfully the incident looked and sounded much worse than it proved to be as Walters continued in the race without any serious damage to his kart. The race belonged to Combest as he was able to lead all 20 laps to win. Walters and Proctor were both able to recover to finish second and third. Green narrowly beat Austin Bartholomew for fourth.
Dryver Dothage was fast time for the Wes Green Landscaping 250s 10.573. Dothage returned in the heat to win. The main event proved to be a tough one as several spins and incidents slowed the race. Colton Kinsey fought mechanical issues with his kart while MKinzy Uselton and Lily Williamson both had to retire from the race due to the three-spin rule. Dothage was the only driver who was able to avoid disaster all race long and it was partly whey he was able to lead all 20 laps and take the win. Landen Green took second followed by Derrek Kessler and Meesa Miles. Williamson was credited with fifth.
All of the action in 2019 for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is presented by Steve’s Septic Service and Wes Green Landscaping. Only three races remain on the 2019 docket for HOK drivers. Racing returns to the Redwood Acres 1/8-mile dirt Bullring on August 17 for the penultimate points paying race of 2019. For more information about the Humboldt Outlaw Karts including rules, full race and points results, visitwww.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or find HOK on Facebook.
2019 Season Winding Down For Humboldt Outlaw Karts
Eureka, CA (July 29, 2019) – Things are rapidly coming to a close for racers in all divisions for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts. While four races remain on the schedule, three of them are points-paying events including the event this Saturday August 3. John’s Used Cars & Wreckers will present the action and championships in all divisions could very well be decided by the time the final checkered flag falls.
The PeeWee Predator division was a late addition to the Humboldt Outlaw Karts this season to give completely inexperienced youngsters an opportunity to learn how to get around the track. Adam Myer leads Raylan Ross by only six points. Leonard Ward IV holds the third position.
The Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stock championship appears to be in the hands of Aaliyah Mitchell as her advantage over second place Destiny Lewis is a nearly insurmountable 42 points. Destiny Lewis. Third place is held by Danica Kinsey who on the feature race on June 1.
The championship for the Williamson Financial Group box stocks is still up in the air with four drivers in the running. Grant Proctor’s two feature wins in 2019 have him in the lead by four points over Dylan Combest who won the most recent race on June 23. Third place Janice Walters will have a hard time catching the front duo as she is at a 16-point disadvantage to Proctor. Corbin Green in fourth is a point behind Walters. Austin Bartholomew in fifth faces long odds but still is mathematically alive for the championship.
Nick Ford has won every feature for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts but only has a six-point lead over Scott Proctor. Third position is held by Amanda Harpe and she’s still well in the fight as she is only 10 behind Ford.
The championship race in the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks looks to be a two-man affair with Leonard Ward having a somewhat comfortable 11-point cushion over Pete Miclette in second. Jordan Miclette and Michael Lawrence hold third and fourth but their 24 and 27 point deficits will require major issues for the front two leaders. David Alves is fifth.
The Wes Green Landscaping 250s is also a two driver race for the title. Dryver Dothage holds the top spot by 13 points over MKinzy Uselton. The fight for third position in the standings is wide open with Landen Green leading fourth-place Maleesa Miles by only two points. Derek Kessler in fifth is only eight markers behind Green.
The Nor Cal Automotive 500 division looks to be well in the hands of Tony Miles. Miles’ lead over Dax Williamson is a substantial 34 points. Cliff Myer is in the third position.
The 2019 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is presented by Steve’s Septic Service and Wes Green Landscaping. Gates open Saturday at 10:00 AM with racing starting at 3:00 PM. For more information about this weekend’s race as well as full race results and points, visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com.
Green Beats Dothage On Last Lap Restart
Eureka, CA (June 23, 2019) – The highly anticipated Redwood Acres Best Of Humboldt fair event took place Sunday for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts. Dave’s Auto Electric and Crawford Construction Specialty presented the afternoon event which saw great race and some spectacular finishes as well.
Because of a difference in experience levels, HOK officials decided to separate the less experienced drivers in the beginner box stock division for their own class, the PeeWee Predators. Leonard Ward IV was fast time for the PeeWees with a 20.692. Ward was victorious in the heat race. The heat race featured a fantastic duel for the lead and the race win between Ward and Adam Myer. The lead was traded between the two drivers three times in three laps with Ward getting the advantage over Myer. Myer looked to find a way back by Ward but didn’t have enough. At the finish it was Ward winning over Myer, Raylan Ross and Tony Abeyta.
The Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks were led in qualifying by Aaliyah Mitchell with a 15.215. Uselton won the heat but had her hands full in the main event thanks to Destiny Lewis. Lewis showed fantastic speed and amazing fearlessness behind the wheel in only her third race ever. Unfortunately for her, Mitchell’s poise and experience was able to come though as she was able to take the win with Lewis slamming the wall off turn four to place second. Both Lewis and her kart were not harmed.
The Williamson Financial box stock class is probably the most competitive division for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts and that was the case this week with Corbin Green setting fast time with an 11.773. Grant Proctor was victorious in the first heat which granted him pole position for the feature. Dylan Combest won heat two giving him outside pole position for the main. Several cautions slowed the action in the first 10 laps of the 20-lap main event.
Getting position on the restart was a premium and driver did everything they could to get an advantage. Unfortunately for Proctor after two restart attempts, officials sent him to the rear for jumping the start giving Combest the race lead. The race resumed with eight laps remaining with Combest leading, Austin Bartholomew while Proctor quickly moved to third. The front three karts were so evenly matched that that head-to-head passing was almost impossible. Proctor got back to second with three laps remaining but didn’t have enough time to seriously pressure Combest. At the checkered flag it was Combest winning over Proctor, Bartholomew, Janice Walters and Jack Myer.
The Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts had a fantastic turnout with Nick Ford pacing qualifying for the division with a 12.976. The heat race victory went to Ford. With pole position in the feature, it was going to take real strength to stop Ford who has been the dominant force in the fart karts. Sadly, for the rest of the field, nobody had that strength. Ford was able to take the lead from the start while the race from second on back was much closer. Ford was able to lead from start to finish to take the victory. Amanda Harpe placed second with Johnny Lopez, Robbie Robinson and Scott Proctor rounding out the top five.
Leonard Ward was fast time for the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks with a time of 12.150. Ward was the heat race winner and the favorite for the main event win given his record. Pete Miclette had something to say about that though as he jumped to the lead at the start of the main event over Ward. The front duo were nose-to-tail all race long with Ward trying everything he could to pass for the lead. With three laps left, it appeared as though Ward found a line under Miclette but Miclette slammed the door. Ward’s momentum was broken and it was enough for Miclette to hold on and take a hard-earned win. Ward finished second followed by David Alves, Michael Lawrence and Jordan Miclette.
Dryver Dothage was fast time in the Wes Green Landscaping 250s with a 10.212. Dothage followed up his fast qualifying lap with a win in the heat race. Several spins slowed the feature event but when things got going, Dothage appeared to be in a class of his own while Landen Green looked to have second position sewn up. A caution flew resulting in what would be a green, white, checkered finish with the green and white being thrown at the same time. Dothage got a great restart but Green got a better one which shot him into the lead into the first turn. The two raced down the back stretch and off turn four Green slipped a bit high. Dothage found grip and the two drag-raced to the line. At the finish it was Green beating Dothage by .084 seconds. MKinzy Uselton had a solid run all day long with a third followed by Sonya Osborne in fourth and Colton Kinsey in fifth.
Racing for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts goes on a summer vacation for the month of July. Racing returns Saturday August 3 for the fourth points race of the season. For more about the Humboldt Outlaw Karts including rules, race results and points visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com. You can also find HOK on Facebook.
Biggest Race Of The Season For The Humboldt Outlaw Karts Next Sunday
Biggest Race Of The Season For The Humboldt Outlaw Karts Next Sunday
Eureka, CA (June 13, 2019) – For the second straight season, the Humboldt Outlaw Karts will be competing during the Redwood Acres Fair. Dave’s Auto Electric and Crawford Construction Specialties will be presenting the big event which will have a bit more prestige this season as it will be the first year the karts will be racing on the purpose-built 1/10-mile dirt Bullring. The outlaws will be a feature attraction on the final day of this year’s fair and will likely attract fans who have yet to experience the thrills provided by all of the divisions for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts.
Only one point separates the two leaders in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts. Scott Proctor is the man currently on the hot seat while Ford holds down second plate. Amanda Harpe is in third and only five points behind Proctor. Jeffrey Smith and Landen Green round out the top five.
Leonard Ward’s lead in the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks is gargantuan in comparison as his advantage is 10 markers. Second and third place are Pete Miclette and Jordan Miclette and only four points is the margin. Michael Lawrence is fourth in the running, five points behind third place with Chris Lawrence fifth.
HOK officials have decided to split up the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stock to better accommodate all the young racers in the division. A pee-wee division will be set up for younger drivers who are learning how to drive their karts so they can be better prepared for more intense in-race competition. Aaliyah Mitchell leads the box stock standings by 13 points over Adam Myer. Cooper Willor is third and is only a point behind Myer. Raylan Ross is another two points in arrears to Willor in fourth while Danica Kinsey is fifth and won the most recent event on June 1.
Perhaps the most intense and exciting competition thus far in 2019 has occurred in the Williamson Financial Group box stocks. Grant Proctor has won both feature events on the year but has had his hands full with Dylan Combest who’s finished second in both races as well. Only four points are between the two and it is likely they will be among those who will be at the front in this upcoming event. Janice Walters is quietly having almost as strong of a season as Proctor and Combest and she’s only eight points out of the lead in third. Corbin Green is also in the fight. He’s fourth in points, three behind Walters and 11 behind Proctor. Chayce Smith has been a solid contender all season long and his fifth-place effort so far is proof of that.
Dryver Dothage has dominated the Wes Green Landscaping 250cc division so far in 2019 and leads the standings. The only chink in Dothage’s armor came in the heat race from the June 1 event as MKinzy Uselton was able to take the win in that race. Uselton is second, eight points behind Dothage. The female representation in the division is strong as Maleesa Miles is third, four points behind Uselton with Lily Williamson holding fourth. Fifth in the standings features a tie between Landen Green and Derek Kessler.
Tony Miles has a stranglehold on the championship in the Nor Cal Automotive 500cc class. He holds a remarkable 34 points lead over the two drivers tied for second in the standings, Colby Bergquist and Dax Williamson. Cliff Myer is fourth in the standings and will be hoping to rebound from issues that prevented him from competing in the last event.
Gates for the Sunday June 23 race will open at 11:00AM with racing starting at 3:00PM. HOK officials stress that all drivers and teams must enter through the entrance where the stock cars normally enter the fairgrounds and proceed slowly to the track through the horse barn area. It is also emphasized that teams bring everything they require in their tow rig. Dropping off parts or equipment will not be allowed. Handicapped parking is permitted in the pits provided the placard is displayed on the driver’s side of the vehicle at the fairground entrance.
For more information on the upcoming fair race as well as full race results and points standings for all divisions, visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com. You can also find HOK on Facebook www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts.
Proctor Bests Combest For Second Box Stock Feature Win
Eureka, CA (June 3, 2019) – 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 Facebookwww.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts/.
Humboldt Outlaw Kart Racers Hoping Mother Nature Smiles On Them This Saturday
Eureka, CA (May 27, 2019) – It’s been a longer than anticipated time away from the track for Humboldt Outlaw Kart drivers on the north coast but that is set to hopefully end this Saturday should the weather cooperate. Rain washed out the event that was previously scheduled for May 18. Thankfully, the forecast for the races at the Redwood Acres Bullring is scheduled to be clear and in the 60-degree range which should make for a fantastic day of action.
Humboldt County 1st District Supervisor, Rex Bohn will be presenting this weekend’s races which will be the second race of 2019. All divisions will be continuing their championship races including the Champagne Attourney Service beginner box stocks, the Williamson Financial Group box stocks, lawnmowers, the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts, the Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks, the Wes Green Landscaping 250s and the Nor Cal Automotive 500s.
Humboldt Outlaw Kart racing at Redwood Acres Raceway is brought to you by Steve’s Septic Service and Wes Green Landscaping in 2019. HOK would also like to welcome and thank Bootleg in Garberville and Shalise Miles at Caliber Home Loans for sponsoring trophies and awards for this season.
For more information on this weekend’s outlaw kart races including race results from the season opening race and full points standings visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com. Humboldt Outlaw Karts can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts/
Wet Forecast Cancels Saturday’s Humboldt Outlaw Kart Event
Eureka, CA (May 14, 2019) – The scheduled Humboldt Outlaw Kart races that were scheduled for this Saturday May 18 have been cancelled. A wet forecast through the rest of the week including the high probability of rain on Saturday and the likelihood of racers from out of the area attending forced HOK officials to make the unfortunate decision earlier in the week than usual.
The race was scheduled to be the second event of the season for the outlaw karts at the 1/8-mile Redwood Acres Fairground Bullring dirt track. The season opener was held earlier in the month on May 4. The 2019 season is the first that a season long points champion will be crowned in each division and the unfortunate loss of the race scheduled on Saturday cuts the number of points paying events down to five.
Aaliyah Mitchell leads the standings in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stock class over Adam Myer, Colin Wolfe and Raylan Ross. The Williamson Financial Group box stocks featured some high speed and ultra-competitive racing in the season opener. Grant Proctor leads Dylan Combest by four points with Janice Walters, Corbin Green and Jack Myer completing the top five.
Nick Ford is a seasoned veteran on the 3/8-paved oval and he will likely be the driver to beat every week in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts. Jeffrey Smith is only two points behind him though. The Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks should have a very interesting points battle. Leonard Ward leads Chris Lawrence while Pete Miclette, Jordan Miclette and Michael Lawrence hold down the top five in the standings.
Dryver Dothage is not only a rising star in the Wes Green Landscaping 250cc division for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts, he is also one of the rising stars in the Northern California racing scene period. Dothage holds the advantage in the 250s over four young female racers, MKinzy Uselton, Maleesa Miles, Sonya Osborne and Lily Williamson. Tony Miles has a one point advantage over Dax Williamson in the Nor Cal Automotive 500cc outlaws.
The next race for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is on Saturday, June 1. For more information including the full 2019 season schedule and up to date results and point standing information visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or go to Facebook www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts/
Dothage, Proctor Among Humboldt Outlaw Karts Opening Day Winners
Eureka, CA (May 7, 2019) – Champagne Attorney Service presented the opening event Saturday afternoon for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts. As has been the case since the karts moved to the 1/8-mile dirt bullring, the on-track action was both intense and entertaining.
The newest division for the HOK is the stock lawn mowers. An exhibition race took place to give fans an idea of what to expect as the class develops in the coming season.
The day belonged to Aaliyah Mitchell in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks. She dominated both the heat race and feature events, taking the main event win by three laps. While the rest of her competition was comprised of first-time rookie drivers, Mitchell’s victory was no less impressive. Following Mitchell in the finish of the main event were Adam Myer, Colin Wolfe and Raylan Ross.
It was a fantastic field for the Williamson Financial Services box stock class with 13 drivers participating. Grant Williamson was the winner of the first heat race while Grant Proctor won the second. Initially the box stock main event was going to feature the full field of karts but race officials decided to run a B main event would provide a safer and better overall racing environment.
The B feature saw fantastic racing between Corbin Green and Austin Bartholomew. Coming to the checkered flag, Green was able to narrowly beat Bartholomew for the win. Both drivers advanced to the feature race. The story of the main event was the battle for the race lead and the victory between Proctor and Dylan Combest. Both drivers were evenly matched in terms of green flag speed which meant the battle for position on the restarts proved to be a major influence in determining positions.
Proctor led the early stages before a mid-race caution bunched the field with Combest getting the jump and the lead. It appeared as though Combest was going to take the victory but another caution forced another restart. Proctor was able to get the best of Combest to retake the lead. The rest of the race went caution-free with Proctor holding off Combest for the win. Bartholomew placed third with Janice Walters fourth and Chayce Smith fifth.
Amanda Harpe narrowly beat out Nick Ford in the heat race for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake fart karts. The main event saw Ford take the lead early and dominate the rest of the way. At the finish it was Ford beating Landon Green and Jeffrey Smith.
In heat race action for the Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks, it was Leonard Ward taking the win. The feature race proved to be no different as Ward dominated and crossed the finish line with a 4.5 second advantage over second place Chris Lawrence. Pete Miclette, Jordan Miclette and Michael Lawrence rounded out the top five finishers.
Young Dryver Dothage has moved from driving a box stock outlaw to a Wes Green Landscaping 250cc kart. He looked very comfortable behind the wheel, winning the heat race. The caution flew several times in the feature but the slow downs did little to deter Dothage as he was able to control the race and take the victory. Maleesa Miles and MKinzy Uselton placed second and third and both showed great improvement behind the wheel since the end of the 2018 season. Two more female talents rounded out the top five in Sonya Osborne and Lily Williamson.
The Nor Cal Automotive 500cc heat race and main event wins went to Tony Miles. Dax Williamson placed second in both races.
Humboldt Outlaw Kart Season Starts This Weekend
Eureka CA (May 1, 2019) – The first of eight scheduled races for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is set for this weekend Saturday May 4. Steve’s Septic Service and Wes Green Landscaping will be presenting the events throughout 2019. The familiar six divisions will take to the track as well as a brand-new division.
This weekend will feature the debut of the Stock Lawn Mower class. Lawn Mower racing has been very popular over the years and it will be the first time that these machines will be regularly racing for points and a championship.
The Champagne Attorney Services beginner box stocks are the entry division for younger and inexperienced racers. The division always presents excitement as drivers begin to learn the ropes of what it takes to get around the track.
The Williamson Financial box stocks are the next step up from the beginner box stocks. The karts are essentially the same with the box stocks having more horsepower. There are more experienced drivers behind the wheel and the faster speeds provide exciting racing.
Fortuna Wheel And Brake presents the fart karts. The division is aimed at adults and a more relaxed feel compared to the other divisions. However, that doesn’t mean that the drivers in the fart karts don’t race less hard or the excitement is any less.
The Miclette Family Motorsports pure stocks are different from the HOK’s other kart divisions. These karts are cageless which helps provide fans the opportunity to see how the drivers react through the turns and track conditions.
The Wes Green Landscaping 250s are a jump in speed from the other karts. These karts are designed as the next step in the ladder from the box stocks. The speeds are higher and more noticeable as 250 drivers learn to handle karts with more horsepower.
HOK’s final division are the NorCal Automotive 500s. These karts are the premier division for racers from all over the United States. Perhaps the most interesting think about 500 karts is the varying ages of drivers. A young teenager can race an adult and be just as if not more competitive which is a rarity in sports.
There will be a test and tune on Friday May 3 at 4:00PM. Saturday’s events will be presented by Champagne Attorney Services. Gates open at 10:00AM with racing starting at 3:00PM. For more information visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/humboldtoutlawkarts/.
Season Two Of Humboldt Outlaw Karts On The Horizon For 2019
Eureka, CA (January 28, 2019) – After a successful first season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts in 2018, the series will return once more for 2019 at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. New years typically see changes in most forms of motorsports and for HOKs it will be no different as there will be improvements and additions for the upcoming year.
2018 was a year for change for outlaw kart racers in the region. The first was the creation of the Humboldt Outlaw Kart organization which wanted to not only continue on maintaining outlaw kart racing in the area but wanted to better it. Halfway through the season, the series moved from its previous home, the 1/10-mile dirt oval inside of the Redwood Acres Raceway 3/8-mile paved oval. The new track stayed on the fairground’s property, taking over the former bullring with a 1/8-mile dirt track in its place. The new track not only provided a spectacular setting for the racing action but also gave the outlaw racers their own place that they could be proud of.
The six divisions that drivers and racers have come to love will be returning in 2019. That includes the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks, the Williamson Financial Group box stocks, the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks, the Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart karts, the Wes Green Landscape Materials 125-250cc karts and the NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts. A new division will be added for the season with the addition of the stock lawn mowers. It will be the first full season of lawn mower racing at any Northern California facility and the division should quickly develop a hardy fanbase based on its popularity all over the country.
2019 will also mark the first year of a full season-long points championship battle for all divisions. Since outlaw kart racing started at Redwood Acres in 2016, each event has been a stand-alone race that did not count toward an overall championship. The addition of a championship will likely add to the on-track action and will make winning, finishing and showing up every race even more important than in previous seasons.
The schedule for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts in 2019 is still tentative. Currently a test and tune is scheduled for April 20 with the seasoning opening race taking place Saturday May 4. Other race dates include May 18, June 1, June 20, August 3, August 17 and September 28. All events will be Saturday races with the June 20 race being held on a Thursday to coincide with the opening day of the Redwood Acres Fair. The season is set to conclude on October 12. A full and official schedule for 2019 will be released in the very near future.
Other exciting news for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts will be the return of electronic scoring for every division with the X2 timing data system. Having electronic scoring was a necessity in regards to having a year-long championship but it will also allow drivers to follow timing and scoring in real time while also keeping track of lap times and finish results. The scoring system will allow for the return of qualifying in all divisions as well.
A pre-season meeting for everyone interested in the 2019 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is scheduled for Thursday January 31 at 6:30 PM at Angelo’s Pizza parlor located at 215 7th Street in Eureka. It will be an opportunity for everyone to outline the upcoming year of racing while also allowing newcomers to get insight to whatever questions that they might have.
For rules and information regarding potential sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR 2019
Saturday, April 20th - Test & Tune
#1 Point Race - Saturday, May 4th
#2 Point Race - Saturday, May 18th
#3 Point Race - Saturday, June 1st
#4 Point Race - Sunday, June 23rd
#5 Point Race - Saturday, August 3rd
#6 Point Race - Saturday, August 17th
Pit Family Awards BBQ
#7 Point Race - Saturday, September 28th
Saturday, October 12th
Proctor Scores Important Box Stock Feature Win
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 www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com. You can also find HOK on Facebook.