New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 30, 2016

Brothers break records

Charles City natives and brothers Terrell (above) and Tre Allen (below) broke respective records in cart racing at the West Michigan Sand Dragway last week. Tre ran a time at 3.54 and 4.03 seconds to break the 0-425 Twin and 0-370 Single Two Stroke records, while Terrell crossed the finish line in times of 3.466 and 3.88 seconds to set new records in the 0-650 Twin Limited and Single Unlimited Class and 3.80 index class.

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