Go-Carts race at Ag Center


Event jump-starts second week of LC Fair

By Rob Rose - jrose@civitasmedia.com



Rob Rose | NDL Drivers receive last minute instructions and carts get last minute adjustments before taking the track.


Rob Rose | NDL Cody Smith and Cody Hadden of Russellville pose with their number 39 racing cart.


Rob Rose | NDL Cars in the staging area ready for their class race.


Rob Rose | NDL Carts on stands in pit row get adjustments right up until race time.


Rob Rose | NDL While two cars speed by in the background, a racing track official helps to untangle cars after a spinout into the rails; no one was hurt.


Friday night at the Logan County Ag Center Arena was abuzz with revving engines, as the smells of fuel and motor oil wafted in the air.

Hillbilly Raceway had come to the Logan County Fair and dozens of racing Go-Carts with their drivers, support personnel, and fans had invaded the Arena for an evening of racing excitement.

Carts in eight different classes, Lite, Junior 1 and 2, Medium, Box Stock, Super Heavy and Outlaw, were represented. Drivers ranged in ages from as young as eight to as old as retirement age.

The Arena had been converted into a race track. The same space that six days earlier had been the loosely-packed racing area for horses had been remade. A red clay, oval-shaped track was pressed and packed down making a nearly smooth surface for the racers to speed around.

David Porter, owner of HRW Raceway in Olmstead, brought his racing tack to the Logan County Fair. After some hard work to prepare the Ag Center for racing, he spoke glowingly about the Logan County Fair and Ag Center Officials. “We have a good track and expect a great event,” he said before the race. He continued to say that he would and hoped to race again at the Ag Center.

The event was part of the 2015 Logan County Fair activities.

The Logan County Fair continues this week through July 25. Upcoming events include Livestock Shows, the Queen Pageant, Family Night on Wednesday night, Orr’s Bouncing Fun inflatables for the kids, and many more events. For a complete schedule of days and times of events, check the Fair’s website at logan.ca.uky.edu/CountyFair

Rob Rose | NDL Drivers receive last minute instructions and carts get last minute adjustments before taking the track.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_inst.jpgRob Rose | NDL Drivers receive last minute instructions and carts get last minute adjustments before taking the track.

Rob Rose | NDL Cody Smith and Cody Hadden of Russellville pose with their number 39 racing cart.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_keep2codys.jpgRob Rose | NDL Cody Smith and Cody Hadden of Russellville pose with their number 39 racing cart.

Rob Rose | NDL Cars in the staging area ready for their class race.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_keeppitrow01.jpgRob Rose | NDL Cars in the staging area ready for their class race.

Rob Rose | NDL Carts on stands in pit row get adjustments right up until race time.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_keeppitrow02.jpgRob Rose | NDL Carts on stands in pit row get adjustments right up until race time.

Rob Rose | NDL While two cars speed by in the background, a racing track official helps to untangle cars after a spinout into the rails; no one was hurt.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_out01.jpgRob Rose | NDL While two cars speed by in the background, a racing track official helps to untangle cars after a spinout into the rails; no one was hurt.
Event jump-starts second week of LC Fair

By Rob Rose

jrose@civitasmedia.com

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