The 2016 Boone County Fair included a bit of nostalgia for racing fans Tuesday, July 12.
The Good Ol’ Time Racing Association (G.O.T.R.A.) was on hand to provide a “blast of the past” in GOTRA and Midwest Classic classes of competition.
It certainly wasn’t hard for older patrons to recall a distant past of packed Friday night grandstands, Cook’s popular popcorn wagon, and coupes and sedans of many shapes and colors vieing on a larger, even faster county fairgrounds track in Albion.
G.O.T.R.A. was formed in 1996 with the objectives of having affordable fun as safely as possible, with an emphasis on sportsmanship. The association strives to provide the safest recreation opportunity for members, with respect to the preservation and competition of vintage automobiles.
The action might not be as fast and furious as it once was, but it was spirited and entertaining for Tuesday’s turnout of race fans young and old.
The always popular Super Late Model Racing Series returned to the Boone County Fair Wednesday to thrill area fans as the high speed main attraction of the fair’s feature racing event.
Along with some of the fastest Late Model competitors in Nebraska, Wednesday’s card also included Boone County Raceway regular season point competition in Sport Mod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Compact classes.
In the evening’s main event, the SLMR Feature, BCR regular Jim Johnson (36) took the checkered flag and $1,200 winner’s prize in front of SLMR season point runner-up Kyle Berck (14) of Marquette. Heath Clausen (6), Corey Zeitner (26Jr) and Ben Schaller (98) rounded out Wednesday’s top five. Bill Leighton, Jr. (24) of Omaha, six points in front of Berck in the 2016 SLMR season point standings, ran eighth.
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