Reigning Formula USA National Dirt Track Champion and 2001 AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr returned to his winning ways at a Sacramento Mile that was packed with patriotic fans on Saturday night, September 15th.
Carr won the 1stLegal.com Grand Slam main event and then went on to take a victory lap, carrying Old Glory instead of the checkered flag. Rich King and Mike Hacker took second and third respectively. Carr appreciated the audience interaction in the event.
“The crowd was great, I mean considering we were probably one of the only motorsports events running in the whole country that we know of,” Carr said. “The crowd was real supportive. They did a real nice opening ceremonies, and they talked of the tragedy in New York and Washington, and it was good for everybody.”
The Pro Singles class was dominated by Dan Stanley, who rode his Suzuki past series points leader Terry Poovey, with Poovey finishing second and Bryan Smith third.
During intermission, local firefighters and police officers were on hand as Grand Slam sponsor Roy Plattel of 1stLegal.com announced another $5000 contribution to the ClearChannel.com Worldwide Relief Fund that has already exceeded $750,000.00. Meanwhile, the fans of the Sacramento Mile contributed an additional $1853 to the fund. Formula USA announced on Friday, a $5000 contribution, bringing the event total to $11,853 to assist in the relief efforts associated with the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States.
The Drag Specialties National Dirt Track Series continues this Saturday, September 22, with the Seattle Mile. Here are the top five finishers from the each class at the Sacramento Mile:
1. Chris Carr
2. Rich King
3. Mike Hacker
4. Terry Poovey
5. Willie McCoy
1. Dan Stanley
2. Terry Poovey
3. Bryan Smith
4. Jennifer Snyder
5. Mike Hacker