August 8, 2013 — (Chito, Ca.) — Sometimes lady luck just doesn’t smile on you. Kade Taylor had two nights of mixed results in California racing at Cycleland Speedway for QRC Racing’s Mini Outlaw Dirt Kart Team.
Kade ran in two different divisions each night. The first night, in the Open class, Kade had a difficult time of it in time trials, qualifying 28th out of 36, finishing sixth in his heat and then missing the transfer to the “A” Main after tangling with another car and falling out of a top five spot in the “B” Main.
In the Open Intermediate, the youngster qualified sixth, finished 7th in the Dash and walked off with a fifth place finish in the feature event to give the team something to smile about when it was over.
“That was the hardest track I’ve ever driven on,” Kade said after the first race night ended. “It was rough and very challenging. I can’t thank everyone from QRC enough for being patient with me.”
The second race night found Kade more comfortable with the track. He qualified 9th out of 40 karts in the Open division, lead most of the heat before finishing second and charged from 17th to finish 10th in the feature event.
In the Open Intermediate division, he qualified 11th out of 26 and finished second in his heat event. He would start third in the feature but a change in the car’s handling due to a replaced spindle caused him to spin out on the first lap.
Now starting at the back of the field, he charged his way back inside the top 15 but then made contact with a kart that had flipped, forcing Kade pitside for repairs. He eventually finished 12th.
In Knoxville, Iowa for the Mini-Outlaw Knoxville Nationals this week, Kade finished a strong second against some of the top racers in the country.
“We just needed a couple of more laps,” he said afterward. “Our QRC Kart was quick. Congratulations to Adam Welch on his win. We gave it our best and we were coming but we just ran out of time. Thanks to Southern Transport, JTR Electric, QRC Chassis, Horn Custom Homes, and JER for making it possible for me come back to California for the Triple Crown this coming weekend.”
You can visit Kade online at www.KadeTaylorRacing.com. Follow Kade’s progress on his race team Facebook Page at Kade Taylor Racing.