Tieton hosts cycle kart races over the weekend

TIETON, Wash. -- Tieton hosted its second annual kart race this weekend. Drivers from as far as New Zealand participated in the thrilling event.

Organizers say 17 cars participated in the half a mile race Sunday. That's double the number of participants from last year.

A total of eight races took place over the weekend.

Drivers say all the cars are hand-built with the exception of a few parts.

"It's very exciting. It's thrilling to come out to a community like this," said Max Moseley.

Drivers say each kart at the race is a replica of cars built in the 1920's or 1930's used in motor sports.

Two trophies were given to winners.