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DIRTcar racer: “This victory goes to you, Mom!”

Unlike most of the others local DIRTcar racers, Brent Kelsey of Alfred Plantagenet races exclusively at Mohawk International Raceway – a 3/8 mile oval speedway located in New-York State, just minutes south of the Canadian border. Brent Kelsey races on Friday nights at Mohawk International Raceway because it is more convenient with his work schedule.

“Last week has been a crazy day for the BKR Racing team, our little family team worked hard on the race car not knowing if we would be race ready for Friday,” begins the veteran Sportsman racer.

“Friday (June 15) afternoon my wife worked on the car as I did too after my workday. With our combined efforts we got the car loaded in the hauler and we headed to the speedway, where we arrived just on time for our heat race. The car was running fantastic and we qualified for a 25-lap feature event.”

This win comes as a balm for the Kelsey clan, whose mother passed away over the winter. “I really wanted to post a feature win early this season in Mom’s memory,” says Brent Kelsey. “Now, that’s done.”

A noteable performance

Alexandria resident Chris Raabe had an exceptional weekend behind the steering wheel of the #01 MSC machine: the 2017 358 Modified defending track champion at both Cornwall Motor Speedway and Airborne Speedway (Plattsburg NY) visited the winner’s circle three night in a row. It all started on Friday night at Mohawk International Raceway with a feature win and the former Mr DIRTcar champion repeated the experience on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

In the Pro-Stock class another Alexandria’s racer, Rock Aubin clinched the 25-lap feature win at Cornwall Motor Speedway which was his first feature win of the present season.

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