Archbold, OH

Short Visits ER After Kart Crash

Nine-year-old Graeme Short, Archbold, visited the Archbold Hospital emergency room, where he was treated and released, following a crash at the Edon kart racing dirt track Saturday, Sept. 29.

Running in the junior sportsman I class feature race, Short was racing in the pack when another racer spun in front of him. With nowhere to go, Short’s kart struck the other racer.

The impact cracked his helmet; the helmet, along with a rib-protecting vest and neck brace, protected him from further injuries.

“The safety equipment did its job,” said Chris Short, Graeme’s father.

He was credited a 13th-place finish.

Earlier that evening, there was a series of make up races for an event that was rained out. He was 13th in his class in that event.

Other Dirt Racers

Marissa Beck, 8, Pettisvlle, was fourth in both feature races in her junior sportsman I novice,

Kyle DeKnight, 12, Pettisville, was second in the junior restricted class for the regular night’s racing, and 11th in the make-up event.

Kyle Beck, 11, Pettisville, who also runs in junior restricted, was eighth in the make-up feature and 20th in the regular feature event.


Danielle Frey, Pettisville, swept her econo senior class on the concrete oval at Jackson, Mich., that night.

She set the fast time and won both the heat and the feature race. The feature victory gives her the season points championship in the class.

Tyler Herschberger, 12, Pettisville, was second in the heat and feature events.

If Herschberger can finish in the top five in the next two races, he can finish the points chase in second place.

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