SKUSA: Hawaii: Maui round four preview

MAUI KART CHALLENGE SET TO RENEW CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES Superkarts! USA Hawaii regional series back in action under the lights at Puunene Kart Track KAHULUI, HAWAII (September 11, 2008) - The Superkarts! USA Hawaii Region is set to resume its...

MAUI KART CHALLENGE SET TO RENEW CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES
Superkarts! USA Hawaii regional series back in action under the lights at Puunene Kart Track

KAHULUI, HAWAII (September 11, 2008) - The Superkarts! USA Hawaii Region is set to resume its championships battles this weekend at the Maui Motorsports Park Puunene Kart Track, coming back together for the fourth round of the Maui Kart Challenge. Set for September 13, the growing karting community on the Hawaiian Island of Maui will compete under the lights at Puunene.

Last month during round three of the newly-created SKUSA regional series, the MKC saw its largest field with a good following of spectators taking in the action throughout the evening. TaG Senior was the big class on the day with nine entries with Andres Frate getting the edge for his second main event victory in a row over Troy Goldberg, who set fast lap in the race. Lee Moyers completed the podium. It was an unfortunate debut for the TaG Masters division as top qualifier David Moran got involved in an opening corner accident in heat one, resulting in damage that would put him on the sidelines for the remainder of the event. This allowed Chris Seeley to run unchallenged, however, he would also experience mechanical failure and would not see the main event. Heading into the fourth stop on the calendar, the primary players are expected to be in the paddock as the title fights continue.

The three shifter divisions - S3, K1 and S5 - took the track at the same time throughout the night, providing exciting racing action for the crowd on hand. Alec Gumpfer, in his S5 machine, worked his way through the field to the front in the 15-lap event. Dennis Valente crossed the line in second overall, but took the S3 victory ahead of Steve Eggers and Tom Zacagnini. Tim Eback and Jessie Nielson continued their great battle into the main with Eback taking the three-second K1 victory, vowing to return to Maui for the remainder of the season. The shifter kart phenomenon has hit the islands in a big way and this program is poised to continue its growth.

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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