Area Racers Compete In Fly Racing Series


The Fly Racing Showdown Series held its 10th and 11th rounds of the season on Oct. 17 and 18, with several area riders competing at Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park in Casey.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, Trenton Kimbro of Taylor Springs ran in two of the youth 85cc divisions, placing 15th in the 85 junior division, after finishing 18th and 15th in the two motos, and 17th in the 85 open division, after finishing 18th and 16th.

Lana Harrison and Callen Harrison of Morrisonville would both race 50cc bikes on Saturday, with Lana placing 27th in the Senior (seven and eight year-old) division and Callen placing 29th in the Open (four to eight year-old) division.

In the adult races, Derek Birkenkamp of Litchfield ran fourth in the 30+ A group, taking third in the first moto and fourth in the second. Steve Chestnut of Sorento would place fourth in the 40+ A race, going fifth and fourth in the two motos, while Gerald Harrison, Jr., of Morrisonville, was third in the 40+ B/C division.

Many of the same names would compete on the second day of racing in Casey, including all three kiddos.

Trenton Kimbro was 17th in the 85cc Junior class and 23rd in the 85cc Open class, with his best finish 16th in the second moto in the Junior race.

Lana Harrison would finish 26th in the 50cc Senior division, while Callen Harrison was 30th in the 50cc Open division.

Derek Birkenkamp moved up two spots in the 30+ A division, taking second overall after finishing second in both motos, while Gerald Harrison, Jr., was fourth in the 40+ B/C race after finishing third and fourth.

Irving’s Ryan Petroski would join the fray on Sunday as well. Petroski finished tenth in the 250cc C class, placing 11th and 9th in the two motos, then took sixth in the Open C division, running eighth and fifth.

The series finale of the Fly Racing Showdown Series is Sunday, Nov. 1, at Lincoln Trail Motorsports, with classes for riders from four years old to 60-and-over. Practice on Sunday starts at 7:30 a.m., with racing at 8:15 a.m.

There is also practice from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, with trick-or-treating, a costume contest, pit bike racing and other Halloween fun starting at 6 p.m.

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