Elk­ton’s first Mini Grand Prix set for Satur­day

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By BRI­ANNA SHEA

bshea@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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

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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

Cor­rec­tion

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.

Due to an edit­ing er­ror, an Oct. 19 ar­ti­cle ti­tled “County women share their ex­pe­ri­ences with breast can­cer” mis­spelled the name of Caron Leath. We re­gret this er­ror.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY BRI­ANNA SHEA

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.

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