SALISBURY, N.C. – Millbridge Speedway and Toyota officials released the first look at the currently-paid entries for the Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic presented by Toyota Racing Development on Monday.

Of the 135 approved entries for the crown-jewel outlaw kart race – which is scheduled for Oct. 31 and will reward the winner with $2,000 and a KKM-prepared, Toyota-powered midget ride at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in January – 67 have sent in their entry fees and are fully set to participate.

The number of paid entries accounts for roughly half of the total number of approved drivers.

Anyone who has been approved to compete in the Giveback Classic but has not yet paid their entry fee can do so upon arrival at the track during race week. For others who have yet to apply to participate in the event, the deadline to send in applications has been extended until Oct. 25.

Among those who have submitted paid entries for the event are 14 drivers who currently race or have raced full time at Millbridge’s sixth-mile dirt oval in their careers, as well as four reigning or former track champions.

Thirteen states and one Canadian province are represented by the paid drivers on the entry list.

Leading the charge for the track regulars will be teenager Tyler Letarte, the son of former NASCAR crew chief and current NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte; reigning Saturday Open champion Andrew Wehrli; former track champions Karsyn Elledge and Chaz Woodward; as well as Ethan Mitchell, Clark Houston and Alex Bodine, who have all run regularly at the bullring this season.

Among the invaders set to take part will be Texas’ Colby Horn, who picked up his first Open division win at Millbridge earlier this summer; Illinois micro sprint regular Sean Robbins; Idaho’s Kyle Hossfeld, Rhode Island’s Kieran Brughelli and California’s Jesse Colwell, who snagged a victory at the track on Kids’ Night in the Millbridge house kart.

Both of those groups plus many more will all be chasing the ultimate prize on Halloween night: a drive in the biggest dirt-track race in the United States with the team that has won the event four years in a row.

To view the current paid entry list for the KKM Giveback Classic, advance to the next page.

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Jacob Seelman

Jacob Seelman, 24, is the founder and managing editor of 77 Sports Media and a major contributing writer for SPEED SPORT Magazine. He is studying Broadcast Journalism at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. and also serves as the full-time tour announcer for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series.

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