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The first item this time is from Jim Mills of Randolph. His grandson, Kyle Martell, is an accomplished racer. Kyle brought home The RUSH Touring Series Feature Win at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville, Pa., recently.
This was the first Touring Series race for 2017, which earned Kyle an $800 purse. Kyle placed second in his heat race. The pill re-draw worked in Kyle's favor for a change and put him on the pole position for the 23-car field. There were three cautions and restarts before the first lap was counted. Kyle led 19 of the first 20 laps, he dropped into a rut and dropped back to third after eight or nine restarts due to cautions after crashes.
On lap 22, the lead cars crashed while battling for the $800 purse. The 83 car ended upside down and the 41 car was dead on the track, which gave the lead back to Kyle under the red flag.
During the long red flag period it started to rain. Once the crash was cleaned up and one of the drivers transported to the hospital, the yellow and checkered flags came out with three laps to go.
Great job, Kyle, keep up the great work.
I would like to thank everyone who supports the Randolph Suffield Atwater Food Shelf. Without your support, they would not be able to help so many families in our area. For more information about the food shelf operation, mission or making donations, call Gary at 330-325-7466, Joan at 330-325-9396 or Diane Jones at 330-947-3727.
Don't forget about the Atwater Historical Society Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24 at the Atwater Town Hal. Cost is $10 for an outside space and $20 for an inside space. This is a major fundraiser for the historical society. Proceeds go to support a student scholarship and food shelf. This annual event is a great success for the historical society. Hope to see you there!
The Randolph Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Randolph Town Hall.
The Atwater Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Museum, located just south of the Atwater Town Hall.
Both these groups welcome those interested in area history to their meetings.
The next item is to let everyone know that a new Daycare/Preschool facility called Tabicare has opened in Atwater in the old laundromat at 6785 Waterloo Road. The phone number is 330-206-0015.
Tabi and Justin Evans are opening the valuable service to the area residents. They are accepting new clients now.
For a video of the facility and more information, check them out on facebook at Tabicare.
This business will be a great benefit to the area.
I thank all my readers and all those I have met through my writing of this column. And I hope everyone has a great and safe summer!