Red Rabbit team fire up the engines

The Red Rabbit Racing team has started their race season at full throttle.

Taylor drove the  #29 Bandolero and finished third overall and also won her division.

Taylor drove the #29 Bandolero and finished third overall and also won her division.

The Red Rabbit Racing team has started their race season at full throttle.

Rick and Jeri Mitchell are the driving force behind Red Rabbit Racing. Rick started racing in 1980 in a Pontiac he dubbed the Little Red Rabbit and the name has been with him ever since.

These days, it is very much a family affair, with their children, grandchildren, nephews, and close friends all taking the wheel at different events.

On May 11, Rick finished sixth with his #66 in the Don K Hobby Stock Division, after qualifying second fastest, but he picked up something on the track and got a flat tire.

Calgary team mate, Wil Voth brought his White Lightning Motorsports #78 down from Calgary to race and finished third in the main event for the Don K Hobby Stocks. Colby raced the #29 Bandolero (kids’ race car) that night too and did very well until hitting the wall on the last lap of the main event, wrecking the car. Thankfully he only sustained a bruised knee. He finished third overall and first in his division.

On May 25, Rick qualified third fastest and took his #66 to the winners’ circle when he won the main event in the Don K Hobby Stock division.

Wil Voth also did very well in the Don K Hobby Stock division winning the trophy dash and the heat race in his White Lightning Motorsports #78.

Grand daughter Taylor drove the  #29 Bandolero that night and did very well. She finished third overall as well and also won her division.

On June 8, the team headed back to Montana for a 50-lap Don K Hobby Stock feature event.

Rick and Wil are both former racers of the Canadian IMCA circuit but decided to race at Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell, Montana when all the tracks close to them shut down.