Legends lead the way in exciting RAR season


Ray Hamill/ – The Legends in action at the Redwood Acres Raceway earlier this season.

By Ray Hamill — Despite the obstacles they have had to overcome this summer, it’s been an exciting season thus far at the Redwood Acres Raceway.

We’re halfway through the season, with the fourth of six events taking place this Saturday, and while it appears unlikely we will see fans at the track this year, that hasn’t taken from the racing action.

“There’s been some really good races,” RAR board member Jim Redd said. “We’ve had very few wrecks this year, and that’s what we’ve been striving for, really good and competitive races.”

The Legends division in particular has been exciting to watch, with three different main event winners at the three races thus far.

Dane Nissen has been the division’s most consistent driver, with a first and two second-place finishes.

All five divisions will be in action this coming weekend.

And once again, with no fans in attendance, the racing will be streamed live online through the RAR Facebook page.

According to Redd, the streaming has been well received by the fans after some early hiccups.

“People like it,” he said. “And we’ve created some advertising. It’s been good. It’s been really good.”

There will be two additional events after this weekend, with the season wrapping up before the end of September.

Redd says he will reach out to county officials again to see if there is any possibility if having fans in attendance before the season concludes, but doubts they will be given the all-clear.

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