Poplar Grove Speedway lights up the track

Go kart track owners realize dream of lighted races

— Submitted photo Holly and Tim Mortenson, owners of Poplar Grove Speedway, man the big scissors to cut the ribbon before flipping the switch for the lights to come on during their Dream Alive Race to fulfill a dream of 22 years of racing under lights.

KAMRAR — A ribbon cutting was held Saturday at Poplar Grove Speedway in Kamrar just before officials flipped the switch for the lights to come on for the DREAM ALIVE Race.

According to owners, Tim and Holly Mortensen, the dream came alive after 22 years of dreaming of racing under lights at Poplar Grove Speedway. Racers, pit pass holders, family members, staff and the Mortensons gathered to cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.

Poplar Grove Speedway has been holding go kart races for the past 22 years including local races, regional races, series races and most recently the past two years of National races. The track see racers from the age of 5 to 80 participate for trophies, points and awards.

The results from the DREAM ALIVE race are as follows, top three in each class:

Senior Clone Class: First — Doug Vogel, Carrroll; second–Derek Foster, Maxwell , third–Jason Vansickel, Webster City,

Jr II Clone Class: first– Joesph Bonnsetter, Cylinder, second–Bradlee Laugen, Forest City, third–Alexander Kenward, Mason City

Jr I Clone Class: first–Karter Evans, Paulina , second–Keegan Valentine, Terril , third–Garrett Warren, Indianola

Clone Putt Putt Class: first–Trevor Depping, Dike, second–Drake Hayes, Duncombe, third–Blake Johnson, Garner

Jr I Wing Clone Class: first–Calvin Schwab, Colfax, second–Zoey Yaw, Altoona

Jr I Wing LO206 Class: first–Sierra Gary, Marshalltown,

Cadet Wing LO206 Class: first–Matthew Robinson, Carilse

Jr I Animal Class: first–Evan Smith, Garner, second–Keegan Valentine, Terril, , third–Riley Valentine, Terril,

KT100 Class: first–Cody Yaw, Altoona, second–Jeremy Clearwater, Des Monies

Cadet Wing Clone Class: first–Camaron Schwab, Colfax, second–Drake Hayes, Duncombe