Raceway Kart Association, Burris Circle Tour opener results

The Burris Circle Tour opened its sixth season Sunday at Lake Geneva Raceway, WI. Sunday's field was the largest opening in the Tours history. Many of the last year driver returned plus a great crop of new drivers packed the pits Sunday.

The Burris Circle Tour opened its sixth season Sunday at Lake Geneva Raceway, WI. Sunday's field was the largest opening in the Tours history. Many of the last year driver returned plus a great crop of new drivers packed the pits Sunday. The field of over 100 karters tested each other and their equipment on Lake Geneva's high-banked oval.

The racers faced some old and new challenges. 1999 Junior Briggs driver Ryan Rockhold of Pekin, IL learned just because a few junior drivers moved up to the Senior Briggs class he was still going to have to race hard for every trophy, because some of the top Novice drivers moved up to the Junior class. Dave Macikas of Tinley Park, IL, Ricky Johnson from Buffalo Grove, IL win.

The new Junior Champ Kart Class drivers were learning how to get the heavier faster Champ Kart around the Lake Geneva Oval. Addison's Jason Krage won his 1st Burris Circle tour Feature event Sunday. The front of the field was a tight pack of Krage, Nicholas Baran, Nick Odell and Chris Reardanz.

The Medium Briggs Class was full of familiar names. Only most raced in different classes last year. Feature winner Mark Johnson from Plano, IL and 2nd place finished and past Burris Circle Tour Champ Josh Stahl of Sandwich, IL were stands out in the Light Briggs class last year. The big guys got a real surprise as Junior driver Nikki Yepsen of South Elgin, IL walked off with the 3rd place trophy. In 4th place sat last year Medium Champion David Byrne, Shullsburg, WI. Nikki stared in the 17th position because of a hard wreck in the qualifying race and worked her way to 3rd.

<pre> Race Results Lake Geneva Raceway 5/7/00 Event 50 Kid's Kart Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Zach Boden Cambridge, WI 0 0 0 2 Clint Kliem Elgin, IL 0 0 0 3 Kaitlyn Booe Carol Stream, IL 0 0 0 4 Frank James Slabenak Palos Park, IL 0 0 0 5 Megan Booe Carol Stream, IL 0 0 0

Medium Briggs Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Mark Johnson Plano, IL 3 4 1 2 Josh Stahl Sandwich, IL 2 3 2 3 Nikki Yepsen South Elgin, IL 15 17 3 4 David Byrne Shullsburg, WI 1 2 4 5 Bryan Muncy Lemont, IL 5 6 5 6 Regan Vehring Milwaukee, WI 6 5 6 7 Brandon Hill Lake Geneva, WI 9 14 7 8 Dave Budres Beloit, WI 8 7 8 9 Chris Lishamer Elgin, IL 18 13 9 10 J.J. Adams Wonder Lake, Il 11 9 10 11 Kenneth Bannon Coal City, IL 13 10 11 12 Linda Slabenak Palos Park, IL 16 15 12 13 Kyle Urbasek Joliet, IL 4 1 13 14 Ken Lishamer Elgin, IL 10 11 14 15 Jeff Picha Joliet, IL 7 8 15 16 Kurt Ehlers Burlington, WI 17 16 16 17 John Ehlers Burlington, WI 12 12 99 18 Brian Wester Geneva, Il 14 18 99

Yamaha Super Can Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Mike James Saukville, WI 2 1 1 2 Jake Mogan Wonder Lake, IL 1 2 2 3 Mike Knouse Bridgeview, IL 3 3 3 4 Joe Kliem Elgin, IL 5 99 4 5 Kelly Mandarino Glen Ellyn, IL 4 4 5

Junior Briggs Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Ryan Rockhold Pekin, IL 1 2 1 2 Dave Macikas Tinley Park, IL 2 1 2 3 Ricky Johnson Buffalo Grove, IL 4 3 3 4 Nicholas Baran Plainfield, IL 3 4 4 5 T.J. Booe Carol Stream, IL 6 5 5 6 Tiffany Wester Hampshire, IL 5 6 6 7 Amanda Lishamer Elgin, IL 7 8 7 8 Amy Ghislain Twin Lakes, WI 8 7 8

Heavy - 4 Cycle Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Joe Moser Elkhorn, Wi 1 2 1 2 Dave Budres Beloit, WI 6 3 2 3 David Byrne Shullsburg, WI 4 1 3 4 Josh Stahl Sandwich, IL 3 4 4 5 Brandon Hill Lake Geneva, WI 8 11 5 6 Michael Kuzniar Hanover Park, IL 11 6 7 7 Frank Slabenak Palos Park, IL 9 7 8 8 Thomas Booe Carol Stream, IL 10 8 9 9 J.R. Zink Glendale Heights, IL 12 9 10 10 Jeff Picha Joliet, IL 7 99 99 11 Kyle Urbasek Joliet, IL 2 10 99

Novice Briggs Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Adam Carlson Lisle, Il 1 2 1 2 Gina Mooi New Lennox, IL 3 5 2 3 Corey Domenick Lombard, IL 4 3 3 4 Tyler Peterson Lake Gevena, WI 5 4 4 5 Tyler Baran Plainfield, Il 6 7 5 6 Clay Klien Elgin, IL 7 6 6 7 Mickey Kudlicki Glendale Heights, IL 8 10 7 8 Raymond Mooi New Lenox, IL 9 9 8 9 Peter Byrne Shullsburg, WI 10 8 9 10 Brett Adams West Chicago, IL 11 11 10 11 Carly Mandarino Glen Ellyn, IL 12 12 11 12 Jeff Everts Joliet, IL 2 1 98

Light Briggs Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Reid Ceponis Lockport, IL 1 1 1 2 Paul Weter River Grove, IL 5 5 2 3 Josh Stahl Sandwich, IL 3 3 3 4 Kenneth Hill Lyons, IL 4 2 4 5 Regan Vehring Milwaukie, Wi 2 7 5 6 Hank Sievers Jr. Lockport, IL 6 6 6 7 Mark Johnson Plano, IL 10 4 7 8 Jackie Hagen Franklin Park, IL 8 10 8 9 T.J. Mertss Sheboygan Falls, WI 7 8 9 10 Jennifer Doctor Ne Lenox, IL 9 9 10

Champ Karts - Sr. Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Mike Slabenak, Jr. Cicero, IL 2 1 1 2 Jack Benson Hoffman Estates, IL 1 3 2 3 Mark Kuzniar Hanover Park, IL 3 2 3

Champ Kart - Jr. Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Jason Krage Addison, IL 1 1 1 2 Nicholas Baran Plainfield, IL 2 2 2 3 Nick O'Dell New Lennox, IL 4 3 3 4 Chris Reardanz Wilmington, IL 3 4 4

Sr. Mini Cup Name Hometown Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature 1 Pat Burba Trevor, WI 1 1 1 2 Ken Jones Lombard, IL 2 2 2 3 Dan Hare Delafield, WI 4 3 3 4 Brian Baldyga Carol Stream, IL 3 4 4 5 Joel Schulz Stevens Point, WI 5 5 5 6 Tim Toussaint McHenry, IL 10 11 6 7 Dave Saenz New Lenox, Il 6 8 7 8 Mick Ellis Schaumburg, IL 8 10 8 9 Jon Toussaint Crystal Lake, IL 12 9 9 10 Richard Behrendt Richmond, IL 7 7 10 11 J. Brandon Romeoville, IL 9 6 11 12 Ray Piotter Carol Stream, IL 11 9 12

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