Ownby captures two feature victories
NASHVILLE, Tenn.,–Middle Tennessean Blake Ownby started his 2014 Kart racing season strong after winning two of the three professional Kart feature races at the Amped Up Racing Series and South East Karting Alliance season opener, the Music City Ice Breaker, March 22 at the storied Nashville TN State Fairgrounds Speedway.
Ownby in his red Kart with a Chevy SS grill design won the 15–lap Pro Clone Open feature and the 15–lap Pro Mix feature on the quarter-mile oval track. Jeremy Payton won the Pro Clone Open (Heavy) 15-lap feature. He made his winning pass on Kevin Rollins, who finished second, on the third turn.
On the road course where the racers raced down the speedway’s fourth turn and front straightaway, last season’s points champion Chad won the 15–lap 125cc Shifter feature race in his red white and blue rocket. He had to work his way through the field to nab the victory after starting from the pole. Kerry Graham, who finished third, dived inside to take the hole shot. Early in the feature, Lee was running in fourth. He made his winning pass over Cory Emick entering the speedway’s fourth turn.
Once again, the series saw several 5-to-7 year old youths racing. Winning the Kid Kart race was veteran Natalie Strong. Walker Porter finished second in the feature in his first feature race. Other first-time racers were Luke Scott and Courtney Curran of Murfreesboro in her bright pink Kart.
Other feature race winners on the oval were Desmond Lewis in Predator, last season’s points champion Noah Scott in Clone Jr. Oval, Jayme Parish in Outlaw, and Timothy Morris in Clone Maxxis EL. Winning on the road course were Zane Lockwood in LO206 and Clone Sr., Danny Kay in Tag Sr., Ty Porter in Clone Jr., Sportsman and Max McCormack in Clone Jr. Pro. Kay passed Sean Schubert for the victory.
The next series race is April 12th in the Bobby Waltrip Memorial Race. Also note the August date change to August 9th.