Saturday, May 9th, 2020 race results

We would like to thank all of the drivers for participating in our 1st race of the 2020 season.  Thank you for wearing masks and social distancing.  The first race was a great success with the most kart entries we have had in several years.  It was great to see so many drivers come from all over the state to drive and compete in 4 heat races and the main “trophy” event.  Our track configuration for our first race was a long track that featured a large banked sweeper, s curves throughout and 2 hair pin turns.  This was the longest track we have run in several seasons and allowed us to hit top speeds with nose to tail exciting races.

The “Junior Class” main event race was a photo finish at the line where Taytum Zale made a last second move to pass Chase Ballenger at the finish line.  They both made contact at full speed going into the final corner and they both crossed the finish line sideways.  The margin of victory was about an inch apart.  And the winner of the “Junior Class” main event was Taytum Zale.  Congratulations to the top 3 finishers in the “Junior Class”: (1) Taytum Zale, (2) Chase Ballenger and (3) Connor Barnhouse.  Congrats to all of the other “Junior Class” drivers for doing a great job!  Notable mentions were Zachary Bouchard and Alivia Ballenger.

The “Senior Class” main event race was very competitive with 70mph top speed utilizing our long track configuration with a full line up of drivers from all over the state of Montana. Congratulations to the top 3 finishers of the “Senior Class”: (1) Travis Ballenger, (2) Ted Lewis and (3) James Rowen. Congrats to all of the other “Senior Class” drivers for doing a great job!

Our next race of the 2020 season is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th in Helena, Montana.