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New Clay Surface Greets Kart Racers At Fair Races

By Staff | Aug 11, 2009

It was a perfect day for racin at the Palo Alto County Fair on July 26 for the Emmetsburg Karting Association. A new clay surface awaited the 32 drivers and they did their best to tame the rough surface.

Palo Alto County Ffairboard member Mike Handleand adressed the crowd along with Bruce Nelson and Fair Princess Kristin Wirtz handling the trophy duties for the racers.

The Putt-putts started us off with Rebecca Bonnstetter winning both heats before finishing second to Larissa Miller in the feature with Weston Long finishing third. They were followed by Joe Bonnstetter, Emma Sidles, and Paige Hohensee.

In the Rookie class, Kolten Long, Brady Olsen, Nathan Krug and Owen Sidles battled through their heats and in the feature it was Long with a clean sweep in the class with Olsen and Krug finishing in the second and third places, respectively.

Action in the Junior One class saw Isaac Engeman and Jesse Miller split their heats before Miller held on for the win over Engeman and Pesicka in third.

The adult class had a new face on the point in the name of Dennis Dahl, who won the feature over Brian Nellis, Amber Svoboda, Mark Prime, Garth Pflibsen and Chris Mammen.

Adult Heats were split between Dahl and Amber Svoboda. Dahl led most of the way but all through the field there were numerous challenges for positions.

A new class of karts, Renegades, showed up with 10 carts and provided a flurry of competition. Heats wer won by Tony Cink, Bill Grandgenett, Eric Arther and Tom Cink. The feature was won by Grandgenett followed by Larry Cink and Tom Cink.

The next scheduled races at the Emmetsburg Raceway will be on Sunday, August 16. Hot laps start at 12:30 p.m. with racing at 1 p.m.

There is no admisttion fee for spectators. The Emmetsburg Raceway is located on the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg.