Sunday, August 28, 2016
Boldways, Curtice close out kart season with wins
By Matthew J. Sullivan
The final outlaw kart race of the 2016 season took place this past Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. It was Williamson Fianancial Night at the Races with drivers in three classes took to the .110-mile dirt oval for the last time this season.
T.J. Sorrels of Ukiah has been a terror in the beginner box stock division in 2016 and he was once again quick qualifier with a 10.768. Sorrels went on to take the wins in both the trophy dash and heat race. The 20-lap main event was slowed only once in an incident that proved costly for Sorrels who was among those involved. Jacob Boldway dominated the race, running away from the pack while Sorrels maneuvered his way to second. Sorrels closed the gap in the closing laps but spun in turn two costing him a chance at the win. At the checkered flag it was Boldway taking the win over Sorrels. Janice Walters had her best run of the season in third followed by Zacunda Fansler and Kai McCrady-Hirsch.
Another Boldway showed strength in the box stock class as Jeremiah Boldway was quick time in qualifying with a 10.221. Maleesa Miles was the winner of the trophy dash which saw Derek Kessler taken out of action in a lazy rollover. Boldway took the heat race victory. Miles took the lead early on in the 25-lap main and showed strength in the first half of the event. On lap 14, Boldway made the pass for the lead moving Miles to second. Boldway was able to hold on the rest of the way to take the main event victory over Miles. Kandace Mace placed third followed by Quentin Ikeya and Jayden Molloy.
Brad Curtice set fast time in the 500 karts with a 8.773. Anissa Curtice took the trophy dash win while Brad Curtice won the heat race. Only three karts started the main as Dax Williamson, Steve Kimberling and Jamie Jorgenson all had issues prior to the main. Anissa Curtice looked to have the fastest car in the early going of the 30-lap feature but issues knocked out her out of the race. This handed the lead to her father, Brad who was able to hold off Tony Miles to take the victory.
With action on the dirt oval coming to an end, the focus of the rest of the 2016 season at Redwood Acres Raceway shifts to the 3/8-mile paved oval. The next event at the Acres is Saturday September 10th with racing presented by Mid City Motor World. It will be the final point-paying event for the late model division. The final point race for the rest of the five local divisions will take place Saturday September 24th with the special Big T Jackpot race for the roadrunners and the second boat race of the 2016 season. That race is sponsored by Maxwell’s Custom Automobiles. RAR officials have also added to the schedule the return of the Fall Spectacular on October 8th and 9th featuring all six local divisions. More details will be provided on the season-ending event soon.
For more information on everything going on at Redwood Acres Raceway including video of all the main events from this past Saturday night, please visit the track’s official website www.racingtheacres.com