SKUSA: Hawaii: Maui season finale preview

MAUI KART CHALLENGE READIES FOR SEASON FINALE Championships up for grabs at Superkarts! USA Hawaii region season ender KAHULUI, HAWAII (November 7, 2008) -- The inaugural season of the Maui Kart Challenge will wrap up this weekend at the Maui...

MAUI KART CHALLENGE READIES FOR SEASON FINALE
Championships up for grabs at Superkarts! USA Hawaii region season ender

KAHULUI, HAWAII (November 7, 2008) -- The inaugural season of the Maui Kart Challenge will wrap up this weekend at the Maui Motorsports Park Puunene Kart Track. Original scheduled as the penultimate event, the Superkarts! USA Hawaii region organizers have elected to end the season this coming weekend to due to a few factors and to allow more focus on the Hawaiian State Championships as a stand-alone event. With that, the champions for the Maui Kart Challenge will be crowned on November 8.

The closest battle heading into the weekend is between Andres Frate and Troy Goldberg in TaG Senior. Just 81 points separate the two drivers with over 300 points up for grabs at the finale. The two teammates have battled one another all year and will fight it out again on Saturday. Jim Schubert, last round's winner, sits third in the standings and, while unable to challenge for the title, he will be a factor in the weekend victory.

S3 sees Tom Zaccagnini, fresh off his trip to the Skip Barber Driving School experience, leading the standings by 106 points over Jed Bahouth. Zaccagnini took the victory in round five and will hope to repeat that on November to clinch the class championship.

Jessie Nielson has earned enough points to be crowned the K1 champion before the events of this weekend, however, he will battle for another victory. Alec Gumpfer has clinched the S5 title as well and will sit out the event in preparation for the upcoming SKUSA SuperNationals XII in Las Vegas in late November.

Visit the series website - www.mauikartingclub.com - for all the information you need to become part of the Maui Kart Challenge program and to follow the series throughout the year. For more details regarding the Maui Kart Challenge, contact Art Gumpfer at 808-216-3514 or the karting office at 808-873-8363.

-credit: skusa

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