Dylan Smith Takes Winter Series Race #2
When most racetracks are closed for the winter, Millbridge Speedway begins a four event winter series run. December 19th was the second event of the series. The day started out cold but soon warmed up and turned into a beautiful crisp day for racing. The pits were full just as they are during the summer series. A total of 55 karts were ready to do battle in only five divisions. Ethan Mitchell started the day out strong after getting the pole in the open division qualifying with a lap time of 10.311. Emma Francis (sister to Matthew Francis in the beginner division and daughter of Kenny Francis) made a last lap pass to win the cadet feature ahead of Dallas Griggs, Ethan Holzbaur, and Taylor Elenz.
Nine karts filled the field for the beginner feature. Danny Dyslenski won his first outlaw kart feature. Landen Elkes finished 2nd, Ethan Burdett came back from a hard wreck in his heat race to finish 3rd, Tyler Dolack 4th, and Matthew Francis 5th. An impressive thirteen box stocks fielded their feature division. Wyatt Underwood took over the lead from Eli Adams at the half way mark of their feature. Eli Finished a close 2nd, Jason Gibbs 3rd, Skylar Chaney 4th, and Tyler Beckham 5th. Carson Kvapil took home the trophy in the intermediate division holding off Gage Painter, Kyle Campbell, Roy Hayes, and Tucker Scanlon. Dylan Smith took the open feature holding off the pole sitter, Ethan Mitchell. Devin Boutot finished 3rd, Kyle Craker 4th, and Nick Tucker 5th. The next winter series event will be January 9th when the DNQ Karting Series will combine with the outlaw karts for a full day of racing.