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Teams of Racers Gearing Up for the Three Day Kinetic Race

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ARCATA (KIEM) – It’s a race that combines art, creativity, and engineering. With the race just right around the corner, teams of racers are getting ready for the Kinetic Race.

They look like parade floats, getting ready to make their
way down the street. But don’t let it deceive you. These machines won’t be

“People are stretched to do things they normally wouldn’t
do,” says veteran racer June Moxon, “putting so many different people together
that don’t know each other, and yet they’re there and they’re there for a
common goal.”

They’re competing in what’s called the Triathlon of the Art
World, the three day Kinetic Race.

“Here you are in this giant machine, in this sculpture and
there’s all these people and they’re all excited and it’s like ahhh,” laughed

It’s a big year for THE RACE because it’s turning 50 years
old! For veteran racers like Ken Beidleman and June Moxon, they’ve been going
at this for over thirty years.

This is 35 th year Ken Beidleman and 37 th
year for Moxon.

But for all the racers, there’s no thrill like it.

“We have a super strong team,” said pilot racer Dale Welch, “we’re
excited, we’ve been practicing, and working together for a few years now.”

“We feel really solid about and feel really excited to be
working together again.”

The race is a challenge. It tests your endurance, mind, and
overall creativity.

“The physical-ness is way beyond what people expect,” says
Biedleman, “they don’t understand that’s why they’re such great engineering that
goes into these vehicles.”

The race kicks off at noon tomorrow at the Arcata Plaza, and
day one of the race ends in Eureka.
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