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P1 ENGINES WINS IN PRO KART SOUTH AND GATORZ RACING ACTION "P1 Engines continues to add to winning resume" April 1, 2010 -- Another weekend in North American karting and another pair of wins for Jesus Vasquez and his P1 Engines company.

P1 ENGINES WINS IN PRO KART SOUTH AND GATORZ RACING ACTION
"P1 Engines continues to add to winning resume"

April 1, 2010 -- Another weekend in North American karting and another pair of wins for Jesus Vasquez and his P1 Engines company. With drivers competing at both the Pro Kart Challenge South race at Grange and the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas event at the Jim Russell Karting Center in Sonoma, California, P1 Engines powered drivers would stand atop the podium in both the TaG and Rotax divisions.

"It was another successful weekend for our motors," stated P1 Engines Owner, President and Engine Builder Jesus Vasquez. "It is becoming a common occurrence to hear of our drivers winning across the United States. We have a lot of momentum rolling and hope we can have the same results as the national campaigns begin their seasons."

Building a variety of different power plants, P1 Engines would supply three drivers in the Tag Senior division at the Pro Kart Challenge with power. Utilizing a P1 prepared Motori 7 was Bobby Kelly while Devin Lindsey would be on a Rok TT. Former Indy 500 Rookie-of-the-Year Phil Giebler would try his hand with P1 power and would bolt on a rented Parilla Leopard.

While all three drivers did extremely well, only one can win and when the dust had cleared it was Kelly that stood atop the podium. After claiming the pole position and a second place result in the first heat, Kelly would rebound in heat two and drive to a solid victory. With momentum now on his side, Californian Kelly would be on a roll and claim the main event victory at the end of the day.

Not to be out done, Lindsey would qualify his P1 prepared Rok TT in the second spot as he and Kelly would provide for an all P1 powered front row. Lindsey's luck would all but dry up after qualifying as a sixth place finish in heat one and a poor result in heat two would put him close to the tail of the field for the start of the main event. Looking to drive forward, Lindsey would be involved in an incident early that would take him out of the event.

Progressing throughout the weekend was Giebler. After not being at the front of the field in qualifying, the Californian was there in the main event as he drove his P1 Leopard powered machine to a solid second place result.

At the final round of the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, Canadian driver Parker Thompson continued on his hot streak. Utilizing a P1 prepared Rotax, Thompson drove two a pair of podium results including a victory on Saturday and a solid third place finish on Sunday

P1 Engines will enjoy very little time off as they will next see action at the WSK North American Series by CKI at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in New Castle, Indiana on the April 9-11th weekend and then it will be off to the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour in Sonoma, California.

-source: p1 engines

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