TAYLOR MIINCH CLAIMS SUPERNATIONALS GLORY "Miinch wins TaG Senior" November 24, 2009 -- California pilot Taylor Miinch claimed the biggest win of his karting career this past weekend at the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Miinch, in...
TAYLOR MIINCH CLAIMS SUPERNATIONALS GLORY
"Miinch wins TaG Senior"
November 24, 2009 -- California pilot Taylor Miinch claimed the biggest win of his karting career this past weekend at the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Miinch, in only his second race as a senior pilot, scored the win over 79 other karts in the ultra competitive TaG Senior division. The Top Kart pilot also scored a solid 12th place finish in the KF2 class.
After qualifying eighth in the TaG Senior field, Miinch progressed through the heat races with ease posting fourth, fifth and eighth place finishes respectively. Racing against some of the biggest names in karting and the motorsports world, Miinch went toe to toe with all of them in only his second senior race.
At the start of the 25 lap main event, Miinch moved forward to battle with the leaders, including Top Kart teammate and IndyCar pilot Dan Wheldon. Working to break away from the field, the front quartet of drivers opened a gap on the fifth place pilot before the all out battle began. Swapping the lead on several occasions, Miinch held the point and was then shuffled back, only to battle his way back to the top again. As the white flag flew, Miinch assumed the third position on the race track as he looked to attack for the lead around the fast temporary circuit. With the two leaders battling hard, Miinch circuited with them but was unable to mount an attack until the second last corner when the top two drivers made contact. The P1 Engines powered Top Kart was able to slide into second where he would take the checkers. After the race, officials deemed the on track contact between the two leaders as rough driving and penalized the winner two positions awarding Miinch the win and the top step of the podium.
"This is my biggest ever win," stated Taylor Miinch after the event. "I had won the SuperNationals five years ago in 60cc shifter but had the win taken away for a jumped start. This event is the biggest one of the year, and I can't believe that I am on top."
Miinch also did battle in the KF2 class where several factory drivers and teams were in attendance. Utilizing the KF2 powerplant for the first time, Miinch qualified in the 21st position but improved his results in the heat races. Miinch went on to score third, ninth and 13th place finishes throughout the heats as well as a solid 12th place finish in the main event.
-credit: Race Tech Development