Black Hills Kart Racing
Black Hills Kart Racing Jackpine Gypsies Season Opener
Forty-four race teams braved the weather for the first Black Hills Kart Racing event of the season at the Jackpine Gypsies Short track in Sturgis, SD, May 8, 2021. The weather was cold, but the track was smooth and fast!
The Thomas and Sons Rookie Series had six entries in the feature race. 8-year-old, #8 Andrew Ekstrand from Rapid City, SD took the lead and never looked back, getting his first ever feature victory! 6-year-old, #28 Lincoln Pitman from Belle Fourche, SD came in second with 5-year-old, #144 Beckem Pudwill of Sturgis, SD placed third with his first ever start in the Rookie series.
The Becket Custom Finishes Junior 1 Series had a great field with 11 entries. #14, 10-year-old, Jayse Motsick from Rapid City, SD started on the pole in the feature and brought home the win. #100, 8-year-old, Noah Biggins McHenry from Rapid City, SD placed second with #24 10-year-old, Oakley Beckett from Rapid City, SD getting third place.
All American Siding and Windows Junior 2 Series started five karts. #6 Kade Bahr, a 10-year-old from Box Elder, SD started in the second row inside and quickly took the lead to get a victory. #52 Tyler Pekron, a 10-year-old from Summerset, SD followed in second with #77 Landon Buehler, an 11-year-old from Rapid City, SD coming in third.
Black Hills Paintless Dent Repair Junior 3 Series started eight karts, with #60 Russel McIntosh, a 13-year-old from Piedmont, SD starting in the outside second row, driving to victory. #22 14-year-old, Brooke Anderson of Rapid City, SD was a close second and #114 Khi Jackson, a 14-year-old from Rapid City, SD come home in third place.
Black Hills Kart Racing also featured our Olson Towing of Sturgis Ladies only 212 series. #9 Heather Dennis of Rapid City, SD who started in the last position, drove through the field to bring home the win. #47 Corissa Beattie from Rapid City, SD came in second with #7 Abbie Torno of Summerset, SD in third.
The Olson Towing Adult 212 Series went caution free with #14 Sean McHenry from Rapid City, SD bringing home the victory. #44 Wade Katzdorn of Rapid City, SD was a close second and #12 Brian Hendrickson of Rapid City third.
The BHKR series next event will be held in Rapid City, SD May 15th.
Article Credit: David Price
Submitted By: Sean McHenry