Elkton’s first Mini Grand Prix set for Saturday
— Twelve soupedup go- kart racers will zoom around the downtown area for Premier Auto and Tire’s first Mini Grand Prix slated for Saturday.
Vendors will set up starting at 10 a. m., and the first race will begin at noon.
The race course starts in front of Premier Auto and Tire at corner of Main and Bow streets, goes down Main Street, then turns right on South Street and continues down Howard Street before turning back
onto Bow Street to complete the loop, said Steve Fangman, director of business development for Premier Auto and Tire.
Each race includes 12 to 15 laps. Following the noon race, three more races will occur at 1 p. m., 2 p. m. and 3 p. m., Fangman said.
All 12 racers will participate in the first race before the field is whittled down to nine participants for the second race and then three finalists for the fourth race. The third race is a consolation race, Fangman said.
Twelve trophies will be given out for first, second and third place finishes in each race, Fangman said. Trophies will also be given for mayor’s choice, team spirit and best dressed team, among other awards, he added.
All money raised will go toward Union Hospital’s new cancer center.
Spectators can watch the race at Bow, South, Howard and North streets, said Brandon Hollenbaugh, owner of Premier Auto and Tire.
Streets will close at 9 a. m. and re- open at 5 p. m., Fangman said.
The event will also include food vendors such as BnB Seafood and craft vendors selling handmade items. Other organizations will also have information booths, available such as the University of Maryland Health System, which
will offer information on its Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Although the deadline to participate in the race has passed, sponsorships are still available and those who are interested can contact Fangman at 302540- 5200.
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Those participating in the first Mini Grand Prix will race around downtown Elkton in a go-kart, such as the one seen here, on Saturday.