Jeremy Mann, 13, Archbold, won the junior econo class feature, and Kyle DeKnight, 13 Pettisville, was first in the blue engine class feature, at the Terry Henricks Mopar Classic kart race, Sunday, Oct. 12.
John Huffman, veteran Archbold kart racer, said there were 79 entries. That figure is down from last year’s 120, but Huffman said the racers that did enter were among some of the best.
That was demonstrated by the relatively few caution flags that flew during the heat races and feature events.
Vehicles are moved off the lot, and a temporary oval track is set up, using hay bales.
Several local racers settled for second places in the features. Graeme Short, 10, Archbold, finished second in junior econo after dueling with Mann. Mike Overmier picked up a second place in stock light, and Mark Frey was second in senior econo. Huffman took second in stock 400, after leading the feature event.
Logan Wyse, Archbold, notched third-place finishes in stock light and stock medium. Dean Sauder, Archbold, was third in senior econo, and Chris Wheeler, Wauseon, was third in stock heavy. Brett Coopshaw, 6, rural Pettisville, was third in kid karts.
Overmier was fourth in stock medium, and Tyler Herschberger, 13, Archbold, was fourth in senior econo.
Vance Nofziger, Pandora, formerly of Archbold, was eighth in stock heavy.
Mike Kinsman, Archbold, ran in stock medium and stock heavy classes.
Danielle Frey, Pettisville, had an engine failure in the senior econo feature, but the weekend was not a complete loss for her.
Friday night, Oct. 10, at the Jackson, Mich., track, she won her feature, which clinched the senior econo points championship for her.
She’s been the class champion for three years running.
Kyle Beck, 13, Pettisville, was leading the junior econos when the drive chain on his racer broke, putting him out.- information provided by John Huffman, written by David Pugh