SSC EAST: RACE OF THE AMERICA'S REVIEW New Castle, Indiana -- June 5, 2008 -- SSC East had a tough outing this past weekend at the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series Mazda Race of the Americas at New Castle Motorsports ...
SSC EAST: RACE OF THE AMERICA'S REVIEW
New Castle, Indiana -- June 5, 2008 -- SSC East had a tough outing this past weekend at the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series Mazda Race of the Americas at New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The high profile squad rolled through the heat races but ran into some trouble during both feature events.
SSC East had four entries in the ultra competitive Intercontinental C (ICC) led by two time defending national champion Gary Carlton. Carlton was fast all weekend and rolled through the heat races to claim the pole position for both finals. Disaster would strike in both finals as Carlton's first feature ended with an engine seizure while a mechanical failure ended hopes of victory in final two. The factory CRG pilot will now travel to Belgium for the next event.
Rookie pilot Arie Ouimet progressed nicely through the three mandatory heat races to solidify a 16th place starting position for both feature events. Looking to stay out of trouble and progress forward, Ouimet did just that as he managed to finish sixth and fifth respectively.
ICC pilot Alex Manglass continued his rapid improvement from last year. The talented pilot along with his new tuner Chris Rock finished both finals in the top twenty as he claimed 17th and 14th place positions after starting from inside row thirteen in the 25th position.
After joining the SSC East ICC program for the remainder of the 2008 season, Anthony Llopiz was looking for some solid results in his debut with the team. Starting from the 26th position, Llopiz finished 16th in feature one and 23rd in feature two after contact ended his promising run after only nine laps.
Defending Junior Intercontinental (JICA) national champion Jarvis Gennari was fast but had another tough weekend in regards to results. If the Floridian didn't have any bad luck, he would have no luck at all. After qualifying in P20, Gennari stormed through the field in the first heat race to finish seventh. Looking for the same result in his second of two heat races, Gennari was involved in a serious first corner incident that saw his kart flip through the air. With only a few minor injuries, Gennari would be back on task Sunday and would claim two top ten results in both feature events.
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