PODIUMS, WINS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR P1 ENGINES OVER HOLDIAY WEEKEND "Rock Island Grand Prix, Pro Kart Challenge, FKCS and IKF Action" September 8th, 2010 -- With events taking place in the Midwest and throughout the west coast, P1 Engines was...
PODIUMS, WINS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR P1 ENGINES OVER HOLDIAY WEEKEND
"Rock Island Grand Prix, Pro Kart Challenge, FKCS and IKF Action"
September 8th, 2010 -- With events taking place in the Midwest and throughout the west coast, P1 Engines was back in action this weekend with drivers seeing competing at the Rock Island Grand Prix, Pro Kart Challenge North and the Gold Rush events. With some solid podium results including multiple main event wins, P1 Engines went on to secure championships to add to their already impressive resume.
"It was a challenging weekend as P1 Engines had drivers and motors scattered at events throughout North America," express Jesus Vasquez, owner of P1 Engines. "With proper preparation and some talented drivers, we were able to get our drivers to the front of the pack and on the podium."
At the Rock Island Grand Prix, New Jersey resident Shawn Sharkey would come home with some success. In the TaG Senior category, the talented up and comer would lose a chain in qualifying and would be forced to start from the tail of the field in 28th position. With the street race format, there was no chance of moving forward in a prefinal as qualifying and the main event was all that was on the schedule.
Showing the speed of his P1 Engines powered Motori 7, Sharkey drove through the field picking up twenty-two positions to finish sixth. Also seeing battle in the IAME Leopard only class, Sharkey qualified a respectable sixth and drove to a third place podium result in his first ever senior race at the prestigious street race.
Also competing in the IAME Leopard class was Arizona resident Phil De La O. The WSK World Series front runner had a tremendous outing in his first career Rock Island Gran Prix as he went on to claim the main event victory pacing the field. De La O would also do battle in the TaG Open class where he was the highest placing Parilla Leopard motor coming home seventh.
Across the country at the Pro Kart Challenge race in Sonoma, California, Bobby Kelley was back in a familiar place taking home the race win and top step of the podium in the TaG Senior class. With a solid North/South shootout event a few weeks prior, Kelley and his P1 Engines powered Motori 7 was able to secure the TaG Senior title.
Devon Sanchez would be the P1 Engines driver in the junior class as he would do battle in TaG Junior. Looking to follow in the footsteps of Kelley, Sanchez would be unable to take the win but would score a top five finish in fourth. With the results official, Sanchez would score the TaG Junior Pro Kart Challenge North title to give P1 Engines their second championship of the weekend.
The third and final event of the weekend was the Gold Rush at the Stockton Motorplex. Austin Elliot would sweep the KPV 2 action to score the race win and regain the championship lead. Taking control of the Yamaha Senior class was Nick Johnston in the third position and David Vasquez on the pole after qualifying in the 25 kart field. In the main Johnston improved to take the victory while Vasquez fell back to the second position giving P1 Engines a one-two finish in the class.
In Florida the week prior, Jacob Duvall was on a tear claiming two titles in the Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS). After finishing second on Saturday, Duvall dominated the TaG Senior division on Sunday utilizing P1 power to take home his second championship of the season.
P1 Engines will enjoy little time off as they will have several competitors competing at the International Karting Federation Region 7 Series in Perris, California before travelling east to New Jersey Motorsports Park for the final round in the World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup program.
-source: p1 engines