Ice Racing report: Season wraps up, ice fishing event planned

Ice Racing report: Season wraps up, ice fishing event planned

  • By FAITH LINK For the Clarion
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 10:28pm
  • Sports

The Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association ended the season with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna this weekend. Many of the drivers gathered in town to participate in the parade, some on the trailer, some off.

There was a lot of noise and even a little fun bumping and rubbing. The racers came out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and thank the community for their support.

Congratulations to Rising Sun Racing truck #82 driven by Rob, Ron and Collette Krause for ending the season first in men’s and first in women’s. Great driving and maneuvering this season by the entire team.

Men’s second for this season went to Ralph and Roxy Mills car #06 driven my Ralph Mills. Ralph is a big contender on the track and had a great season.

Following Ralph in third was Armz Racing truck #31 driven by Frank Armstrong.

Collette Krause taking first for the women put Bass Family Racing car #46 driven by Kristie Bass in second. Not far behind was Bob-ooh Chesley Racing car #012 driven by Judy Fisher for third.

Pitman’s racing finished with Jimmie Hale driving car #06 in first, Doug Bass in car #46 taking second and Harris Racing car #08 driven by David She’ll finishing third.

The teen drivers had a great season as well. Congratulations to Gracie Bass in car #46 for her first place win and Ben Booth driving car #06 for a close second. Austin Spurgeon, driving truck #19 for North Roader Racing, and Ryder Deleon, driving truck #82 for Rising Sun Racing, had a great third-place tie.

The Trophy Dash first place went to Ralph and Roxy Mills car #06, Rising Sun Racing truck #82 finished second and Armz Racing truck #31 finished third.

The Australian is the most challenging race of the day. The competitors line up single file, racing the last race of the day on a heavily worn track, and if they get passed they are out.

The first-place season finish goes to Ralph Mills in car #06. Close behind him is Rebel Runners Racing truck #21 driven by Anthony Hannevold. Congratulations to these very skilled drivers.

The Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association, along with the Decanter Inn at Mile 107 Sterling Highway, are hosting a Children’s Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Decanter Inn.

Bring the kids out to try their luck at catching some fish from Rogue Lake and enjoy some hot dogs and hot chocolate. There will be poles, bait and supplies for fishing, along with some cash prizes.

This is a great way to break in spring with the family. Registration is at the Decanter Inn at noon. We hope to see you there.

The Kenai Peninsula Ice Race Association says goodbye to another great season of slipping and sliding at the Decanter Inn. The season went quick but had some great events.

If you missed us this year be sure to mark your calendar for the new year. Ice races will resume around the first part of January. We really appreciate all the spectator support and sponsor support throughout the season.

Would also like to say thank you to those who spend their time grooming the track, plowing the road, plowing the parking, towing vehicles off the track, flagging, registration, radio announcing, record keeping, stats and all those things that it takes to make race days happen. Thank You!!!

Ice Racing report: Season wraps up, ice fishing event planned
Ice Racing report: Season wraps up, ice fishing event planned

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