AKRON – It was a picture perfect Saturday night on the outskirts of Akron, and the racing was just as fine at Akron Speedway. In all, 11 classes of karts were on the track and Josh McKnight took home the big prize as the feature winner of the Clone 360 race.
McKnight weathered through over a dozen cautions and plenty of kicked-up dust on the eighth-mile oval for the win. McKnight was a fixture in the front of the pack for nearly two-thirds of the race, including all of the restarts in the final 20 laps. Known as “SmoTater” to the local racing family, McKnight continues to show well in area races with another $500 in prize money in hand.
Josh Tulaski and Jason O’Hara were next to cross the line in the big feature.
Tulaski also came up a little short in the Clone Light 325, again chasing McKnight to the finish line. O’Hara won the Lo206 race, beating Noah Caouette and John Caouette to the finish line.
The night opened with the Kid Karts, with Oliver Osborn owning the two practice runs then making it stand up in the feature, beating both Audra Weaver and Logan Keeney for the big trophy.
In the Junior Sportsman Championship first heat, Cale DeWees held off a tough challenge from Aiden Williamson for the win and the checkered flag while Tommy Wilheim beat Brooklyn Thomas in the second heat.
Other winners included Jason Stump in the Senior Flathead 360, Ryan O’Hara in the Senior Championship, Ed Thomas in the Super Heavy and Brad Hunsberger in the Open.
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