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Celebrating independence at the races

Adam Robertson
Cory Sample, 00, and Shawn Natenstedt throw up a cloud of dust as they take a turn on the dry track.
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Street Stocks

Shane Cazel

Ray Davis

Dillon Kintz

Crystal Kotney

Shane Rasmussen


Will Evenson

Josh Evans

Aalana Foreman

Madison Hood

Jesse Showe

Sienna Burgess

Leo Shultz



Cory Sample

Shawn Natenstedt

Gene Kay

Rocky Goetz

Glen Plake

Barry Stone

Fred White

Robert Miller

Byron Hutchinson

Dave Sciarroni

Todd Myers

Mark Skender

Vincent Evenson



Jesse James

Steve Singley

Tom Vukovich


Rich Innis

Kenny Schmitt

Jeff Tuttle


Joe Frock

Glen Sciaronni

Christopher Winters

Nick Winters

Roy Peterson

Skip Wise


Kenny Martin

Hobby Stock

Dan Dias

Royce Goetz

Mikki Beuchat

Scott Tinney

Jimmy Ray Huffmon

David Ausano

Bob Shank

Shane Cazel

Randy Boyd

Dennis Buehn

Crystal Kotney

Cody Morris

Tami Buehn

Travis Showe

Ray Miller

Wade Lusden

Alex Kniestedt

Ray Davis

Chris Neal

Carl Barlow

Shane Boyd


Rattlesnake Raceway was packed with red, white and blue last week for its Fourth of July celebration.

The mid-week race day had a full schedule of events, most of which featured at least one American flag on a car — one series even had a car painted with the nation’s flag. Spectators bought “patriotic kettle corn,” dyed red, white and blue, as well as light-up toys and poppers.

The evening’s opening ceremonies were a little different as well. Two racers pulled up to the edge of the track with the American and POW/MIA flags before local high-school students Hanna and Jenna Stewart sang the national anthem.

Jerry Roseland, one of Rattlesnake Raceway’s board members, said it was one of their craziest nights this year. He said Independence Day is always busy, next only to the season opener, but added they were especially busy that night.

After the races, a fireworks show was planned. However, the dry conditions led to delays as fires started on the hillside. The show continued to the finale, but Roseland said some people left early.

“People thought the fireworks were over when we just had to delay them,” he said.