Kinnear on go-kart roll


Jasmine Kinnear’s go-kart career is off to a flying start.
In just her second week of racing, Kinnear won the rookie class feature for the second week in a row during Borderland Kart Racing action at Emo Speedway this past Sunday.
The female speedster claimed both heats before taking the checkered flag in the finale after winning Heat 1 the previous week and then besting Heat 2 winner Tatum Martin in the feature.
In the Junior 1 class, Blake Ferris topped the field in the feature after claiming first in Heat 2.
Ferris had his motor firing in top form to beat Heat 1 champion Alex McKelvie.
The previous week, the division belonged to Owen Sether, who hit the finish line first in both heats and then did the same in the feature.
In the Junior 2 category, nobody could touch Tanner Williamson as he zoomed to first place in both heats and repeated his triumph in the feature.
Williamson made up for the previous week, when he won Heat 1 only to see himself and Heat 2 winner Justin Besch both fall to category winner Raice Westover in the final.
It was a memorable weekend for the go-kart contingent, as the previous night, they received their awards for the 2014 campaign during a break in the action involving the Borderland Racing Association stock car racing circuit.
Westover was tops in Junior 2 for last season, followed by Williamson in second and Besch in third.
A.J. Kellar, now racing stock cars full time at the local track, was fourth with stock car rookie Jyllian Westover finishing fifth.
Carter Kinnear was sixth, while Jesse Thompson placed seventh and Bryanna Dustin claimed eighth.
As for the Junior 1 group, Paiten Kinnear was crowned as the 2014 champion ahead of McKelvie in second, Landon Lowes in third and Sether in fourth.
The go-karters will forego their usual Sunday matinee get-together to race instead tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Their early start day acts as the annual lead-in event to the Rea Memorial Weekend put on by the stock car association, which runs Friday and Saturday.