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   San Tan Valley, Arizona (August 25, 2018) – With $500 to win on the line, and a $1,075 total
purse payout to the top ten finishers, a whopping 44 Arizona 212 Sealed Predator karts towed in to Arizona Speedway Saturday evening with some of the State’s best drivers from several disciplines to compete in San Tan Karting’s Summer Sizzler event sponsored by San Tan Ford. Names such as RJ Johnson (defending and
5-time USAC Southwest Sprint
Car Champion), Anthony Madrid (Arizona stock car and modified
legend with numerous wins and
track championships at Manzanita Speedway), and Zach Madrid (IMCA Modified and San Tan Ford Desert Sprint Car Champion) dueled it out with AZ 212 Sealed Predator regulars such as Tony Morris and Gary DeWitt for
the top prize on a hot, sticky evening. But in the end, it was Back Yard
Karting Series Regular Stu Moffett who dominated the event by winning his heat race and leading wire to wire in the thirty-lap feature to take home the $500 top prize.
Moffett drew the pole for the main event after intense heat race action concluded, as only the top two finishers from each heat transferred directly to the feature and then redrew to determine starting positions 1-8. Positions 9-16 were determined by the top four
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finishers from each of two B-Mains. Moffett bolted out front at the drop of the green followed by third starting Morris, and fourth starter Anthony Madrid. Moffett quickly opened a sizeable advantage, while Morris and Madrid waged war for the second spot, and Jordan Romero, Lance White, and Aaron Cavaleri tucked in close behind. Moffett extended his lead to a full straightaway as he entered lapped traffic by the middle stages of the race, while
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