Tumwater's Jessica Dana won a duel with Auburn's Kyle Byers, overcoming tire trouble on her Arrow X9 kart to win her second straight event at the Stars of PGP Kart Fall-Winter Series race Sunday at PGP Motorsports Park in Kent.
Dana, 16, the pole-sitter, shot ahead of Byers at the start of the TaG Senior class final. She began to pull away from the field by the fourth corner and built up a comfortable lead before Byers dropped out on Lap 4 with mechanical problems. She had to back off late in the race when rear tire trouble caused handling problems.
Dana held a 13.5-second cushion at the finish. Paige Wallin placed second and Nicole Bell was third, making it an all-female awards podium.