Kelby Watt, a 16-year-old from Adel, made his racing dream come true on July 15 when he won the 305 Sprint Car feature at Knoxville Raceway.

He wanted to offer thanks to his father and his grandfather for the “countless hours of hard work committed to the team,” as well as to his family, friends and fans for their support throughout his young career.

He also wanted to thank his local sponsors for their help. His local sponsors are:

Xtreme Tree in DeSoto, Friesth Construction in Adel, RC Welding in Adel, Central Iowa Collision in Stuart and Carl Konz Insurance Agency in West Des Moines.