A new 1/5 mile dirt track in Hopkinton, Iowa was debuted as the kart racers highlighted the final day of the 2004 Spring Festival. Randy Less, planned the fun with rodeos, dances, a carnival and the race. Racers competed in 9 classes around the...
A new 1/5 mile dirt track in Hopkinton, Iowa was debuted as the kart racers highlighted the final day of the 2004 Spring Festival. Randy Less, planned the fun with rodeos, dances, a carnival and the race. Racers competed in 9 classes around the high banks.
Kyle Jared, hailing from Ryan, Iowa, started the day with a surge to the finish line in the Kid Kart heat races to edge Tanner Allen in the first heat, and Zachary Johnson in the second race. In the long 25-lap feature, Tanner jumped out to the early lead. Kyle waited patiently for his kart to come to him as he drew in the leader and took the lead midway through the race. Zachary's kart, set up for the longer feature, continued to get faster throughout the race. After taking the lead, Zachary posted the fast lap of the day at 15.884 seconds, the only Kid Karter to break the 16-second barrier. The podium included was Zachary Johnson, Kyle Jared, Tanner Allen and Klein Walker.
With over $250 in prize money to the Yamaha Pipe class, the top drivers were primed for a fast race. Quinton Miller swept the heat races as many of the other drivers focused on finding a line around the top of the racing surface. Miller took the early lead in the feature, and then Michael Weber chased him down and led all the way to the checkered flag. The top four positions at the finish were Weber, Miller, Ben Oberfell and Shane Ward.
Other top finishers on the day were Tyler Droster, Lucas Jones and Taylor Chipp in Jr. 1 Lite; Ryan Shilling and TJ Fortman in Jr. 2 Lite; Zach Less won Jr. 1 Yamaha; Jake Wilson and Jake Tuel in Jr.2 Yamaha. Josh Parish won the Sr. Lite class, with Michael Steadman taking home second. Bob and Richard Steadman battled for the top prize in Stock Appearing with Bob taking home the money and the big trophy. Mike Schump won the Sr. Heavy class.