By Karla Velazquez
By Karla Velazquez
Picture, for a minute, a group of men dressed in red and blue jumpsuits. They are all gathered as they hoot, holler and slap each other high fives. You may be tempted to guess that these men are drawn together for some kind of patriotic event, maybe even for the celebration of the Fourth of July inevitably due to the colors that they are all wearing.
You take another look around at the crowd gathered for the event as you hear an announcer shout and motors rev. The announcer continues to shout as the sound of engines explode, taking you aback and the smell of gasoline slowly engulfs your senses…
This is the scene that is painted at the Adams Kart Track located on 24th Street located in Riverside, Calif.
The go-kart racing track has one of the longest straight-aways in the country; measuring in at 700 feet.
With 14 different turns, the racing track will challenge even veteran drivers; it will turn the heads of any Riverside Community College student in desperate need for speed.
Timel Sebastian is the proud director of the go-kart track and puts her customers first.
“I want people to come here and enjoy this track; it is a great form of entertainment,” Sebastian said.
So if you indeed have a need for speed, and you have no other outlet, or you just want to experience go-kart racing, check out Adams Kart Track.
With 10:17 remanding in the quarter, Toliver could not seem to get a good grip on the ball, causing an incompletion. A fumble against RCC causes the ball to fall into El Camino control. Flower of El Camino rushes a total of 31 yards before scoring another touchdown for their team, putting them ahead 13 points. RCC once again has the ball in their territory, attempting to put some points on the scoreboard before the end of the half. Joshua Miller contributes a lot with his 13 yard gain, getting a few yards closer to the end zone.
Andre throws a great pass to wide receiver Wesley Smith for a 28-yard gain. Toliver gained 13 yards for RCC before scoring a touchdown on a 29-yard reception, cutting El Camino punted the ball to RCC’s 11-yard line where Joshua Miller rushed it for 3-yards. Andre completed an 8-yard pass to wide receiver Anthony Stith before he was sacked twice in a row. RCC did not let off easy though, with Marcus Miller and the quarterback sac, pushing El Camino 2-yards back.
With 2 seconds left in the half El Camino scores a field goal, stretching their lead to 9. After the half, RCC once again took the field, not letting El Camino off easy. After a few incomplete passes RCC punted the ball which is fumbled but recovered by the El Camino. RCC fights fiercely against El Camino causing its quarterback to throw a few in completions.
Flower does not seem to be able to get through the defense either, being stopped by Benjamin. Adam Wright helps the RCC with a quarterback sac, forcing the El Camino to once again punt the ball. Keland Johnson helps the RCC with his rushing, but is too forced to punt. El Camino’s quarterback seemed to find all the gaps in the defense, throwing a 22-yard completion. With 8:55 in the third quarter, El Camino scores once again. RCC attempts to regain control of the game but are stopped with yet another quarterback sack. They do not let down easily however, going right back and sacking its quarterback twice in a row, once by Jeff Benjamin and another by Tillford Smith, forcing El Camino to once again punt the ball. Andre does not lose hope pitching the ball to Joshua Miller and completing a pass to him after.
After RCC punts it, El Camino loses 5 yards on a false start, but those yards are gained right back with a pass completion. RCC trails into the fourth quarter. El Camino scores once again with a 23-yard touchdown with 10:55 left to play.
RCC seems to lose control of the game, allowing El Camino to score once again, pushing its lead to 37-7. RCC, who have lost 2 straight, will be on the road September 24 for a game against Cerritos, the kickoff is at 7 p.m.