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Mac-O-Chee club hosts two days of racing

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The Mac-O-Chee Quarter Midget Racing Association hosted two nights of action at its track in West Liberty over the weekend.

The racing kicked off with the fourth leg of the Friday Night Shootout Series. The biggest class of the night, the Senior Honda division, hit the track first.

For the first time this season, the coin flip determined the starting lineup for the features. From the fourth position, Hunter Lynch took the checkered flag over Mini-Indy driver Austin Nigh. Travis Staup came in third, with Hunter Bostater rounding out the top four. 

Austin Bostater was credited with the Heavy Honda win. 

Next to take the track was a first-time duel between sisters Morgan and Erin Hamby in the Red Rookie class. Morgan won.

The Blue Rookie class was next, with another family duel taking place. This time, it was cousins Cody and Tom Stevens battling it out. Cody Stevens earned the win for his first of the season.

In the Junior Honda race, DeGraff driver Hayden Wren took the win from the pole over J.J. Donnaker. Wyatt Pelfrey and Taylor Gruss round out the top four.

The Light 160 class finished off the night of racing, with Austin Nigh grabbing the checkered flag over Hunter Lynch.

Saturday’s event included another round of weekly points series races.

The Senior Honda class again hit the track first. Pole sitter Austin Nigh was able to secure the victory. Hunter Lynch came in second, with Zach McConahay rounding out the top three. 

Austin Bostater picked up the Heavy Honda win. 

In the club’s largest Red Rookie race of the year, Morgan Hamby was able to secure the win for the second time in two days. Gage Evans finished second, Brooklyn Tilton finished third, Jayden Bogner finished fourth, Quinn Peterson was fifth and Taylor McConahay finished sixth. 

Wyatt Pelfrey edged Luke Lemons for the win in Junior Honda. J.J. Donnaker was third, Hayden Wren finished fourth and Taylor Gruss was fifth. 

The Light 160 class wrapped up the weekend of racing. Austin Nigh recorded his third feature win of the weekend. Hunter Lynch was second and Austin Powell, Travis Staup, Zach McConahey and Tyler Meyer rounded out the top six.

Racing returns to Mac-O-Chee on Oct. 12-13 for a Friday Night Shootout as well as weekly points races.

Families interested in getting involved in quarter midget racing can take part in the Mac-O-Chee “Drive for 5” program. For more information, go to www.macocheeqmra.com.

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