Start your engines: The races begin at Hiway 92 Raceway Park
     2013-05-30      By Elizabeth Gross    elizabethgross@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Elizabeth Gross/Gering Citizen - The Legend division cars battle it out during the final race on Friday. It was a legendary weekend at the track as Hiway 92 Raceway Park hosted Legend cars from Colorado. Races are on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. The park is located four miles east of Gering on State Highway 92. 
The track at Hiway 92 Raceway Park comes alive every Friday all summer long. Last Friday, was Legends Weekend at the race track. Drivers from the entire Panhandle and some as far as Colorado bring out the mean machines for an evening at the track. The track is all about family fun whether you’re a spectator in the stands or in the pit crew getting ready for the next big race. For those in the pit, the love of racing begins at an early age whether it was a parent behind the wheel or under the hood.

Jason Russell- 22 Limited Late Model

Russell’s racing career began 15 years ago thanks to a friend from his bowling league. He was looking for a man to help him in the cruiser class. The cruiser class was a two-man operation were one person drove while the other steered. Since then Russell has competed in every division the track has to offer. Everyone in the Russell family has got behind the wheel of a car. His daughter currently, races in the Bumblebee Division. What brings them back every season? “The adrenaline rush and competiveness,” said Russell, “there’s always someone here to push you to your limits and make you better.”

This year he is racing in a new car owned by Bob Molitor. With a new car his goal this season is to make it into the winner’s circle.

Brittany Kampbel- 2 Bumblebee Division

Racing is a Kampbell family tradition. Brittany Kampbell began her driving career four years ago. She was inspired to get behind the wheel after watching her father race. Kampbell is a seasoned veteran of the Bumblebee Division. She has been division champion for the last two years in a row. The Bumblebee Division much like its name is for racers in four cylinder engine cars. Her first car was a Ford EXP.

This season will be her last in the Bumblebee division before she moves up a class to the Super Stock. While she can’t compete for points, Kampbell hopes to be ready after this season to move up a class.

Christopher and Kacy Buskirk- 33 Limited Late Model, 8 Super Stock

The brother-sister duo began their racing careers four years ago. Christopher was the first to get behind the wheel followed by Kacy a year later. Like many others out on the track, racing has been a long standing family tradition. “ We came out here a lot and he (their father) was always racing,” said Christopher. He remembers when they were kids helping to get the new car ready for the season. It was up to Christopher and Kacy to gut out the car.

Christopher enjoys the family time out at the track. He hopes to find a future in the racing world driving in NASCAR. “ If I could get any job there it would be great,” said Buskirk. This summer he’ll be well on his way as he heads to North Carolina for NASCAR school. Some of his highlights was receiving most advance racer and third in points.

This will be Kacy’s third year racing. She was inspired by her brother and father to compete. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Kacy. The first year she raced she received the award for most improved driver. Last season, she starts the year off on the right track by winning her first race. Her goal this season is to make it to the winners circle and beat out the competition.

The fun begins every Friday night starting at 7 p.m. The park is located four miles east of Gering on State Highway 92.

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