US-13 Kart Club race report 2002-05-17

Locals lock up wins at US-13 Kart Club race DELMAR, DE-Seventy-six kart racers entered last Friday's US-13 Kart Club race at Delaware Motorsport Park in Delmar, DE. Local racers swept all 10 classes offered that night. Harrington, DE based...

Locals lock up wins at US-13 Kart Club race

DELMAR, DE-Seventy-six kart racers entered last Friday's US-13 Kart Club race at Delaware Motorsport Park in Delmar, DE. Local racers swept all 10 classes offered that night. Harrington, DE based Phantom kart pilot Matt Layton earned the first feature win taking Stock Lite with a 1.137-seconds advantage over Pittsville, MD pilot Richie Hornsby.

"I finally got the monkey off my back. I've been racing two full years and this is my first win," said the 18-year-old winner. "The Phantom Kart was great and the Heith Performance Power motor pulled strong like always and I want to thank Mike and Matt Mowbray for that."

Behind Hornsby in the top five of 10 were Seaford, DE based Brittany Abbott, Brock Adkins of Laurel, DE and David Hastings.

Hornsby was first under Stock Medium's checkered flag, but he was disqualified at post race technical inspection and forced to surrender the win to Adkins. Rounding out the top five behind Adkins were Butch Tucker Kirk Harrington, Howard Crew and Lawson.

Hayes powered Phantom kart pilot Erika Hern of Greenwood, DE dominated Junior Heavy's eight -racer field finishing a comfortable 3.270-seconds ahead of TJ Henry.

"The Phantom kart ran good, real good and the motor was very, very fast," said the 13-year-old winner.

Lee Hurlock, Brandon Beale and Brooks Smith completed the top five.

Bridgeville, DE based Randy Wroten ruled Limited Stock from the outside pole. Wroten piloted his Taz Powered 1997 Phantom Stalker past pole winner Mark Bell for the early lead and checked out on the seven racer field finishing 1.454-seconds before Terry Patchett. Bell followed in third and was trailed in the top five by Mike Mowbray and Billy Wroten.

"The kart was really hooked up, it ran like a dream," Wroten said.

Steve Meadows beat Ryan Walls, of Laurel, to Stock Heavy's finish line by 1.046-seconds. Filling the remaining top five of 11 entrees were Craig Moore, Rob Walker and Keith Jones.

Seaford, DE driver Randy Hill earned Junior-3 Heavy's pole and dominated the feature finishing a very comfortable 3.126-seconds ahead of John Macklin. Milford, DE racer Courtney Lewis crossed third and was followed in the top five of 12 by Austin Hurley and Lori Dahling.

"The Phantom kart ran great and the B&B Speed Shop motor was real fast," said the 13-year-old who was competing with a broken collarbone from an accident the weekend before during a Virginia Dirt Divisional race at Amelia Motor Speedway in Amelia, VA. "I want to thank Rick Eskridge for all the help he gave us tonight," Hill added.

Nuclear kart pilot Buddy Mears, of Laurel, DE, topped Stock Extra Heavy's seven-racer field with a 1.222-seconds finish line advantage over George White. James Hickman, John Bailey and Troy Davis completed the top five.

"The Nuclear chassis was great. The track got tight around lap 15 and the kart got tight enough that I could lift and Bobby Brook's motor was great I had lots of horsepower. This is the seventh race on this motor and it's running as strong as day one," Mears said.

Junior Sportsman-1 drivers put on quite a show in the final laps with Cameron Mattox and Brandon White battling side-by-side through traffic. Mattox took the led with three laps to go, held it under the white flag and beat White to the stripe by just 0.155-seconds.

"Dad said to let the tires get warm and then he (White) got held up in lapped traffic and I got by him," described the nine-year-old Carey's Towing/Expert Collision/Robinson Speed Shop/Huston's Crane Service backed Delmar, DE based winner.

Filling the remaining top five of 12 positions were Kody Joudrey Brandon Larimore and Seaford, DE based Seaford Outlets backed Jerron Faison.

US-13 Kart Club races will be held every Friday night through October at Delaware Motorsports Park in Delmar, DE. The Club hosts it's next WKA Delaware Dirt Divisional Series race on Saturday June 8th.

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Series Kart
Drivers Lori Dahling , Brooks Smith , Austin Hurley , Matt Layton , Cameron Mattox , Kody Joudrey , Courtney Lewis , Randy Hill , Kirk Harrington , George White