Former Archbold Man Tops In Class In Karts; DeKnight Wins On Dirt
Vance Nofziger, Pandora, formerly of Archbold, is burning up the track in kart racing action at Fort Wayne, Ind.
John Huffman, veteran Archbold kart racer, said Nofziger has six straight feature wins in the senior econo class at the fast, paved oval track.
Nofziger swept both heats and the feature, Friday night, July 31.
Huffman ran in the stock heavy class at Ft. Wayne, notching a second and third in heat races, then finishing third in the feature. He is second in the season points chase at Ft. Wayne.
On Saturday night, Aug. 1, racers were in action at the dirt track near Edon, where 14- year-old Kyle DeKnight, Pettisville, won both heats and the feature.
Track rules at Edon allow a junior racer to "jump up" to the senior classes twice a year and still keep their junior standing. DeKnight made the most of his move to the "big leagues."
Kyle Beck, 14, Pettisville, raced in the animal class, which uses a different engine than other karts. He finished fourth in the animal class feature.
Danielle Frey, Pettisville, ran in stock heavy, and was third in her feature.
Jeremy Mann, 13, Archbold, ran the junior stock at Ft. Wayne, Friday night, July 24, and managed to score three third-place finishes; two in heat races and one in the class feature.
Frey and Huffman raced in stock heavy. Huffman was seventh in the feature, followed by Frey in eighth. He was third and seventh in heats; Frey was seventh and eighth.
In senior econo, DeKnight finished second three times to Nofziger, who swept all three races that night.