WKA's Pit Board - 07.14.2010 *** Beasley leads six multi winners at Road America Man Cup 07.14.2010 - For the second year in succession, Ohio's Sam Beasley was the big winner at the Road America Zoom Zoom Grand Nationals for the WKA George...
WKA's Pit Board - 07.14.2010
Beasley leads six multi winners at Road America Man Cup
07.14.2010 - For the second year in succession, Ohio's Sam Beasley was the big winner at the Road America Zoom Zoom Grand Nationals for the WKA George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda. Beasley was the only driver to win three features at Road America's Briggs & Stratton Motorplex, leading five other racers who garnered a pair of victories. Last year, Beasley was the only driver to win two finals in the Man Cup Series' first-ever visit to Road America.
Beasley drove his Beasley Motorsports-sponsored Arrow chassis to wins in Komet Jr Lite, Komet Jr Heavy and Yamaha Jr Lite. The wins will close the gap in the points chase in the Komet Jr classes, while Beasley will extend in lead in the Yamaha Jr Lite standings. In the market for his second straight WKA Triple Crown championship, Beasley entered Road America 70 points back in Komet Jr Lite and 60 markers back of a three-way tie in Komet Jr Heavy.
One of the drivers who entered the Zoom Zoom Grand Nationals tied for the Komet Jr Heavy point lead was Nick Neri, who was the only racer to beat Beasley in feature competition over the weekend. Neri got the win by over a half-second over Beasley in Yamaha Jr Heavy. The win kept Neri's perfect streak alive in the class; the Florida shoe has now won all three 2010 features in Yamaha Jr Heavy and boasts a commanding point lead in the class.
Houston, Texas's Austin Osborne pulled his Birel into victory lane twice at Road America. Osborne swept the Cadet finals, winning Final 1 over Grant Quinlan and Final 2 over Ashley Rogero. Osborne entered Road America fifth in Cadet points, 90 markers behind leader Rogero. The top of the standings is sure to be tight when they're tallied in the coming days.
Both Quinlan and Rogero found victory in Wisconsin. Quinlan joined Osborne as a double winner with a convincing sweep of the Yamaha Sportsman division. The Canadian won over Emerson Reed in Yamaha Sportsman Lite and bested Gresham Wagner and Californian Zane Smith in Yamaha Sportsman Heavy.
Rogero traveled to the Upper Midwest from her Florida home and gave Tony Kart a win in Komet Sportsman. Rogero won over Wagner, who had a fine weekend despite not picking up a feature win. Wagner recorded finishes of second (twice), third and ninth.
Three senior racers earned a pair of Grand National triumphs. Merlin driver Tommy Andersen ended a long dry spell in Man Cup to come away with two wins in the TaG categories. Andersen won the 25-kart TaG final over Robert Bujdoso and Victor Pedrosa. The Illinois driver returned Sunday to net his second win of the weekend in Parillia Leopard final, triumphing over Wisconsin native Mark Vielgut.
Patrick Olsen swept the senior Komet ranks while racing in his home state. Olsen drove his Birel to wins over Merlin pilot Shinya Michimi in both Komet Lite and Komet Heavy. T.J. Koyen finished third in Lite while Ryan Stewart was third in Komet Heavy.
Stewart gave Birel two more victories with his sweep of the Yamaha Supercan divisions. Stewart won over Dakota Pesek in Supercan Lite and followed it up with a victory over Tony Jump in Supercan Heavy.
Jump continued his reign over the Yamaha Pipe class, besting Cody Robinson in the six-kart affair. Jump's win gave Margay its only feature victory of the weekend.
Arrow driver Kevin Nelson won over a nine-kart Yamaha Masters field. Nelson got the win over fast-qualifier Bobby Cummings.
Wisconsin's Jacob Sekey couldn't match his big Daytona TaG win while racing in his home state, but the PCR pilot did get the win over MRP TaG feature winner Robert Bujdoso in TaG Heavy. New Jersey's Scott Ferris was third.
The smallest class at Road America was Rotax, which started only four karts. Victor Pedrosa got the victory over Jackson Mears.
The TaG Masters feature went to veteran John Dixon, who fended off Brian McEvoy for his only win of the weekend.
A solid field of nine Kid Karts participated at Road America. The group that gained valuable experience at the Motorplex comprised Jack Miller, Evann Milless, Caleb Tate, Connor Ferris, Cory Ferris, Tyler Ferris, Joseph Stecher, Dylan Pratt and Seth Hickman.
The official entry count was 379 - down slightly from last year but still very respectable. Yamaha Sportsman Lite was the largest class at 30 entrants. Yamaha Jr Lite and Heavy started 29 karts, while Komet Jr Lite and Heavy had 26. TaG was the largest senior division with a 25-kart field.
Next up for Man Cup is the Show Hauler Trucks Nationals Aug. 6-8 at Indiana's New Castle Motorsports Park. Pre-registration is open until July 21. To view the New Castle Man Cup entry blank, go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0807_mc_newcastle.pdf .
Speedway Pavement Round 3 this weekend in New York
07.14.2010 - The WKA Vega Speedway Pavement Series heads to Chapel Hill Raceway in the rural land of southwest New York this weekend for the third round of the five-race 2010 tour. The Soraghan Woodworking Nationals goes off Saturday and Sunday with a full slate of asphalt-oval kart racing.
The event marks the sixth consecutive weekend of WKA national racing before a weekend off July 24 and 25. The six-week stretch includes last month's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Nationals Carolina Motorsports Park. To view results from Kershaw, go to www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/ps/2010/ps-kershaw.html . Pavement Series point standings are also updated through Kershaw, and can be viewed at www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/ps/ps-standings.html .
Last year the Chapel Hill national was the best attended Pavement national of the season. Over 250 entries made it a fine showing at the longest-running Pavement Series track. WKA is hoping to draw a good crowd for this weekend's race, as well. The track has been a staple on the series since 1998. The 2002 Chapel national saw 448 entries, making it the largest turnout ever for a national at the upstate New York venue.
Chapel Hill will be open for parking Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Gates open at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Practice begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs till 1 p.m. Qualifying is slated to go off at 2:15 p.m. Saturday with main events to follow.
Sunday's schedule shows practice opening at 8 a.m. and qualifying at 11:15 a.m. Main events will commence around 1:30 p.m.
To view the full weekend schedule and other important information regarding this weekend's Soraghan Woodworking Nationals, go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0716_chapel_pave.pdf .
Road Racing Road America recap, Putnam Park entry blank now available
07.14.2010 - A recap story of last weekend's Zoom Zoom Nationals WKA Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda race at Road America will be sent out via WKA's Pit Board and posted on WorldKarting.com Thursday. WKA apologizes for the delay in coverage of the event.
The Dart Kart Speedway Club hosts the seventh round of the 2010 Road Racing tour Aug. 20-22 at Putnam Park (Ind.) Road Course. The Putnam Park entry blank is now available, however, pre-entries will not be accepted until July 21. To view the Putnam Park entry form, visit www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0820_putnam_rr.pdf .
A Woodbridge Kart Club-hosted July 30 - Aug. 1 date at VIRginia Int'l Raceway is next up for the high-flying karts of the Road Racing Series. WKC is accepting pre-entries until July 24. To view the VIR Summer Nationals entry blank, visit www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0730_vir_rr.pdf .