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Nofziger, Short Winners In Area Racing Action



Graeme Short, 10, Archbold, with his 250 cc restricted-class mini sprint car, after winning the feature event at the Jackson, Mich., dirt oval, Saturday night, Aug. 16. The car uses a 250cc motorcycle engine driving a solid rear axle via a chain. The large structure on top of the driver’s roll cage is a wing, which applies aerodynamic down force to the car’s wheels.- courtesy photo

Racers were at Jackson, Mich. for karts paved oval racing Friday, Aug. 15, for mini-sprints on the dirt oval Saturday, Aug. 16 at Jackson, and for karts on the dirt oval at Edon Saturday. Aug. 16.

Karts At Jackson, Friday

•Junior Econo: Jeremy Mann, 13, Archbold; second in qualifying, won heat race, second in feature; record of 14 straight features wins broken.

•Senior Econo: Mark Frey, Archbold; fastest qualifier, won first heat, second in feature; passed on turn four of last lap.

•Stock Heavy: Vance Nofziger, Pandora, formerly of Archbold; fast time, won heat and feature- Nofziger leads the seasons points chase for stock heavy class; John Huffman, Archbold, thirdfastest qualifier, third in heat and feature.

Mini-Sprints At Jackson, Saturday

•250cc Restricted: Graeme Short, 10, Archbold, fastest qualifier, second in heat, won feature, led from start to finish.

250cc Unrestricted: Tyler Herschberger, 13, Pettisville, qualified fifth; fourth in the heat race; DNF Feature with broken throttle cable; Tyler went out for two practice sessions with 600cc car, and the car broke both times; his father, Lavon, reported it was the first time they had broken both cars in one night.

Karts At Edon, Saturday

•Junior Champ II: Marissa Beck, 10, Pettisville, second.

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