SKUSA: WKA: Nick Bussell - championship season

Bussell ends season in dominant fashion. MRP Birel driver, Nick Bussell, lock up numerous titles in 2002. Three Oaks, MI -- Nick Bussell and the MRP Motorsport Birel race team continued their winning ways and turned continuous race victories ...

Bussell ends season in dominant fashion.
MRP Birel driver, Nick Bussell, lock up numerous titles in 2002.

Three Oaks, MI -- Nick Bussell and the MRP Motorsport Birel race team continued their winning ways and turned continuous race victories into championships. The 19-year-old locked up the 2002 SKUSA ProMoto S1 Championship after taking the top spot on the podium in final points race of the season, the SKUSA World Finals in Norman, OK this past weekend.

No other shifter pilot has put together the same string of victories and championships in a single season. Winning national championships in two separate sanctioning bodies (SKUSA & WKA) as well as regional championships on top of it all, has left few to question the impact Bussell has made.

"I learned something new at each event," said Bussell. "I am extremely thankful for having such a great team to work with in MRP and all the hard work we have collectively done. It still hasn't sunk in yet as we are already focusing our attention on winning the SuperNationals in Las Vegas, NV this year to complete a nearly perfect season."

In additional to his SKUSA ProMoto Championship, Bussell had also solidified other championship runs. Adding to his list of accomplishments will be a World Karting Association Manufacturer's Cup Championship as well as a SKUSA Florida Winter Tour Championship.

Bussell joined the MRP Motorsport Birel shifterkart program at the end of the 2001 season and started off on a strong note taking the 2002 SKUSA Florida Winter Tour, a known pre-season warm-up series for the ProMoto tour. Although the team has been focused on winning in SKUSA's pro tour, Bussell currently holds a 300-point lead in the 125cc class in the WKA Manufacturers Championship as well.

MRP Motorsport owner, Garry Lobaugh, has been impressed with Bussell's performance with the team so far this year. "From my view Nick is the most intelligent racer and the best communicator that I have ever worked with," said Lobaugh. "On top of it all he is a good driver and we are proud of what he has been able to accomplish this year."

-mrpm-

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