The third event of the season Saturday, June 8, at Mountain Valley Raceway wasn’t just about the cars on the track. It was also about giving the kids a fun and exciting night that they could always cherish. The Kids Night/Bikes Racing event included free admission and giveaways for the younger fans. On top of that, each kid also got a free hot dog and a drink.
One of the reasons the track at the Trinity County Fairgrounds exists is to give families another place to go for some entertainment on a Saturday night. The program was adjusted as heat races and trophy dashes were combined to make more time for the kids. At one point, kids in three age groups were able to bike race on the front straightaway. The winners received awards. There were plenty of prizes being given away to the kids when the free raffle drawing took place. This included giving away a boys and girls bike for kids in three different age groups.
At one point past Hobby Stock champion Josh Smith put his son Chayce in his Box Stock Outlaw Kart on the big track to give the fans an exhibition. Smith is hoping that there can be a place eventually for the young racers to go racing in Hayfork. He and his son travel up and down the road and had recently picked up another main event victory at the Yreka Outlaw Kart Track on Friday.
There was a Smith picking up the win in the Hobby Stock Main Event on Saturday, but it wasn’t Josh. He returned to action along with Josh Michaels and a few others to attempt to snap the winning streak of Russ Newman.
Tressen Smith has been starring in the B Modified division this year with two feature wins going into the night. He added another one in that class. Tressen wasn’t done there. He started the night with a Hobby Stock heat race win and then battled Newman and the others to win the Hobby Stock main event.
The Mini Stocks provided some great competition with two different winners for the night. Larry Richardson had a trophy dash win earlier this year, but this time he bested the field to win his first main event of the season. The heat race victory went to Joey Young. The night closed with the wild and exciting Enduro division, won for the second time this season by Bryan Gummerus.
Racing will return to action for another exciting show on June 22. For further information, go to the Mountain Valley Raceway Facebook page.