SKUSA: DKC round four Tucson preview

SKUSA DESERT KART CHALLENGE PREPARES FOR ROUND FOUR Arizona-based Superkarts! USA regional program heads to Tucson TUCSON, AZ (April 17, 2008) - The SKUSA Desert Kart Challenge (DKC) will host its fourth round this coming weekend, racing at...

SKUSA DESERT KART CHALLENGE PREPARES FOR ROUND FOUR
Arizona-based Superkarts! USA regional program heads to Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (April 17, 2008) - The SKUSA Desert Kart Challenge (DKC) will host its fourth round this coming weekend, racing at the P1 Kart Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Six classes - three shifter and three TaG categories - will battle under the lights at the 8/10-mile circuit that is a replica of the famous Suzuka Kart Circuit in Japan. This will be the last night race of the season and a great turnout of drivers is expected.

At the halfway mark of the DKC season, the chase for the championships is beginning to take shape. In the popular TaG Senior category, Chad Brassfield has been consistent in the first three rounds to led the standings. Brassfield holds a 70-point advantage over round two winner James Rooke, a long-time frontrunner. The battle for third has three drivers within 60 points, including Matt Bejarano, round three winner Bud Grossenbacher, and Jorge Ledesman Jr. Taylor Monnig, the class winner at the season opener, is just behind in the six spot. This fourth event could easily open the door for the true contenders to step though in the run for the overall title.

The closest battle at the halfway point is in the TaG Junior division. Just 20 points separate leader Tyler Cerbo and current challenger Chance Stephens. Cerbo has a string of runner-up finishes while Stephens has one victory under his belt already. Roger Culver sits a top the TaG Masters standings with three solid results in the books thus far. Culver currently holds a 110-point advantage over Mike McKinney, who was unable to attend the last event. Michael Zuieback and Joe Johnson are also in the hunt at the midway point.

It has been a near-perfect run for Dave Van Gordon in the S4 Stock Moto Heavy category. The DKC point structure rewards points for top qualifier, heat results, event fast lap and a driver's final race result for a possible maximum of 320 points. Van Gordon has 915 total points thus far, leaving the rest of the field searching for extra speed to help cut into his point advantage.

In S3, Paul Flori has a 140-point advantage over two-time winner Nicky Freytag, who's participation is limited due to his Formula 2000 car racing schedule. Former Indy Lights driver Mike Potekhen leads the S1 category with a first place and two runner-up finishes on the year. Peter Workum sits second with two-time winner Bud Grossenbacher, who missed round one, sitting in third. Grossenbacher scored the victory at the last round, winning both TaG and S1. If he can keep this momentum moving in the right direction, he may be able to make a run at taking over the point lead.

-www.p1kartcircuit.com

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