Mitchell Raceway brings racing back to Fairbanks

 Wayne Shaw takes the checkered flag on June 13. (KTVF/Aaron Walling/June 13, 2020)
Wayne Shaw takes the checkered flag on June 13. (KTVF/Aaron Walling/June 13, 2020) (KTVF)
Published: Jun. 15, 2020 at 4:18 PM AKDT
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After nearly three months of the Interior being a desert for sports, the Greater Fairbanks Racing Association held their Friday night races out at the Mitchell Raceway.

"It's going to be one of the most memorable ones, that we were able to throw together a show in short period of time with a hand full of people and put on an entertaining show for the night. Next will be better." said GFRA President Monte Pearson.

From stock cars to sprint cars, the drivers were able to use the night as a tune up in preparation for the Alaska State Shootout. From Randi Bailey to Wayne Shaw, the drivers and their crew put on a show in front of decent crowd.

"I'd say that racing is one of the biggest adrenaline rushes I mean that you can get, so it was good to get behind the wheel, get the track figured out and car going and yeah a lot of excitement." said Randi Bailey.

"I love to see the crowd," said Wayne Shaw. "I'm glad that people are to be able to come out and enjoy something. I think this the first sporting event really for the Fairbanks area."

Up next for the GFRA is the Alaska State Shootout, a tow-day event starting at 7 P.M. on Friday at the Mitchell Raceway.

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