The Inaugural “Baby Shoe” event hit the 1/4 mile asphalt oval Saturday, July 7.
Along with the local short-track racing on-tap, track organizers were excited to present an event that raiser funds to support hospice facilities on both sides of the St. Mary’s River - Hospice of the EUP and ARCH Hospice.
Proceeds from main grandstand admissions and limited edition “Baby Shoe” event t-shirts will go towards the two organizations.
On the track, racing action saw a Modified Division special paying $1000 to win while locking the feature winner into the 5th Annual Hot Shoe event to be held later this summer at Whittemore Speedway (www.hotshoe100.com)
A full show of ABC Stock Cars and Four Cylinders were a part of the events.
Speaking of kids, the youngest race fans had a chance to win one of fourteen (14) remote control cars that will be given out throughout the afternoon plus other fun activities for the youngest fans.
Leading into Saturday afternoon Buddy Gray IV (#24JR, Petoskey MI) helds a one-point advantage over Mark Laakso (#84, Echo Bay ON) in the Modified Division standings. After Saturday's races, Gray extended his lead by one over Laakso, giving him a narrow two-point advantage in midseason. Leila Uhlman (#11, Sault Ste. Marie ON) rounds out the top three but is only one point behind Laakso.
Petoskey, MI competitor Grant Howard (#19) sits in first in the ABC Stock Car A-Division before three points separate Brandon Carson (#54, Petoskey MI) and Keenan Spurway (#0, Sault Ste. Marie ON) for second and third respectively.
Gerald Archer (#88, Goulais River ON) holds down the top spot in the ABC Stock Car B-Division followed by a tie between 2016 Track Champion Larry Young Sr. (#25, Sault Ste. Marie MI) and 2017 Champion Buddy Palahnuk (#26B, Goualis River ON).
While last year's top two in the Four Cylinder Division - Brent Fewchuk (#3, Sault Ste. Marie ON) and Rebecca Fewchuk (#99, Sault Ste. Marie ON) sit in those same positions through the first two events with only 3 points separating them. Gillian Howard (#4, Petoskey MI) rounds out the final podium position.
To get to Kinross, take exit 378 off the I-75 and following the signs to the Chippewa County Fairgrounds.
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