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Graeme Short Sweeps In Mini Sprints May 3

Graeme Short, 10, Archbold, swept qualifying, the heat race, and the feature event in minisprint car action Saturday night, May 3 at Jackson Speedway.

It was his first feature and heat race wins in the 250 cc restricted mini-sprints on the 1/6th-mile dirt oval.

Short started racing at age 5 in the much smaller and less powerful kid karts, where he later became a phenomenon. Last year, he stepped up to the mini-sprint cars, which are more powerful, and complex.

"I was really happy for him… considering last year, we never won anything in the mini sprint," said Chris Short, Graeme’s father.

"It’s like a light switch was turned on for him. I’ve never seen him wheel the car that well before.

"It will definitely help his confidence going into this season," Chris said.


Kyle DeKnight 12, Pettisville, picked up a heat race win in junior gold restrictor plate class at a 1/5th mile dirt oval at Waynesfield, Sunday, May 4.

DeKnight has been to the Waynesfield track once or twice, but still managed to pick up a win in his heat, finished third in another, and then placed second in the class feature.


John Huffman, veteran Archbold kart racer, swept the pro oval 400 class at Fremont on Sunday.

Huffman is defending his 2007 title as the pro oval 400 class champion at Fremont.

He was first in both heats and the feature.- information provided by Graeme and Chris Short, and John Huffman. Written by David Pugh

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