By Bruce C. Walls - Motorsport.com OCEAN CITY, MD-Champions in the WKA Delaware Dirt Divisional Series and US-13 Kart Club were crowned Saturday January 20th before a packed house in the ball room of Ocean City, MD's Princess Royal Hotel. Two ...
By Bruce C. Walls - Motorsport.com
OCEAN CITY, MD-Champions in the WKA Delaware Dirt Divisional Series and US-13 Kart Club were crowned Saturday January 20th before a packed house in the ball room of Ocean City, MD's Princess Royal Hotel. Two Delaware Divisional Series racers earned double points championships.
Milford, DE racer Jordan Watson secured two championships in the Delaware State Series sweeping both Junior Sportsman-2 classes, Lite and Heavy.
"It took a lot of work, a good go-kart and good motors," said the 12-year-old Huffy powered Nuclear kart pilot. "I want to thank Ron Faison, Delaware Auto Exchange, Huffy Power Racing Engines and my dad, Glen Watson, for all their help and support," added the double champion.
Watson's younger brother, Joseph, captured Junior Sportsman-1 Lite's championship. "It was a lot of hard work and a good crew chief," credited the 11-year-old Huffy powered Phantom Nemesis kart pilot who added thanks to Huffy Power and Delaware Auto Exchange for their support.
Junior Sportsman-1 Heavy's title was taken by Salisbury, MD Phantom Nemesis kart pilot Cameron Mattox. "I just stayed focused and concentrated," said the 8-year-old Robinson Speed Shop powered pilot. "I want to thank Robinson Speed Shop for my motors and Phantom Karts for a good go-kart."
Robinson Speed Shop Team Driver RJ Robinson also earned a pair of Delaware Divisional Championships. The 15-year-old Robinson Speed Shop powered Phantom kart pilot posted point's championships in Junior Stock Restricted and Junior Stock.
"I just drove smart and smooth," said the Salisbury, MD based double champion who added thanks to his dad Ronnie Robinson and Chris Mason for his motors and sponsors G-Man Kart Works, Williams Wheels, Phantom Karts, Shadow Karts and, "the whole gang at Robinson Speed Shop."
Stock Lite's Delaware Divisional title was taken by Hebron, MD based Matt Mobray who also earned two US-13 Club titles. "It took a lot of note taking and a lot of hard work," said Mobray. "I want thank Hayes Power and my brother Mike for all their hard work and dedication."
Mobray, an HP Speed Shop powered Nuclear kart pilot also earned US-13 Club titles in Stock Lite and Medium. "Winning these titles took a lot of dedication and preparation," Mobray said.
St. Mary's, MD based Charles Vallandingham piloted his Robinson Speed Shop powered Shadow kart into Stock Medium's Divisional championship. Vallandingham credited "Consistency," for his success and thanked Chris Mason for his motors and Jimmy Gates and his crew chief for their help and support.
Veteran go-kart racer Randy Wroten, of Bridgeville, DE, said, "Hanging around the front and finishing good," earned him the Limited Divisional championship. "I want to thank Robinson Speed Shop and Phantom karts," said Wroten who finished third in the Club Series Limited class.
Lincoln, DE pilots Mike Reynolds and Billy Holloway each bagged Divisional titles. Reynolds ruled the Champ Karts points chase and Holloway did the same in Stock Extra Heavy.
According to Reynolds it was "Consistency, good setups and concentration," that earned him the title.
Holloway said, "It took dedication, hard work and a dedicated father," to win the championship. "I also want to thank my sponsors, B&B Speed Shop for good motors, Burtha Carbs, Little D Trucking and Billy Holloway Repairs," he added.
Controlled Stock Heavy's points championship was captured by Robinson Speed Shop powered Phantom Banshee kart pilot J. Ellingsworth of Pittsville, MD. "I had a lot of help from my friends and my dad," said the Spicer's Day Care sponsored champion.
Felton, DE driver Walt Ramsey earned his third straight Stock 35 and Over championship. Ramsey, who builds his own motors, said, "It took a lot of hard work to win a third championship in a row in this class. I want to thank Studier Kart Shop and Ernie Darling for all their help and support this season."
Stuart McCullough, of Onancock, VA, was crowned Stock Heavy champion in the Divisional Series. The Phantom Banshee kart pilot said that, "consistency and hard work," earned him the championship. He also thanked sponsors ESVA.Net, Chesapeake Productions,
Lucas Underground, Overstreet Office Supply, Williams Used Cars and engine builder Kevin Thornes.
Herman Powell earned US-13 Kart Club's Limited Championship and Charles Short was crowned Junior Stock champion. According to Bloxom, VA based Short, a 14-year-old Mike Mason Racing Engines powered Stinger Kart pilot, it was "Getting the kart to hook up right and a lot of chassis help from Walt Ramsey and a lot of help from his crew," that earned him the championship.
Georgetown, DE racer C. W. Warrington ruled the Club's Stock Extra Heavy's points chase. "It took a lot of hard work," said the HP Speed Shop powered Nuclear kart pilot. "I want to thank HP for the Nuclear kart it's a great chassis to run on."
Ethan Stoeckel and Randy Hill, Jr. took Club titles in Junior Sportsman-1 and Junior Sportsman-2.
Chad Reed, of Lincoln, DE, was crowned Club Stock Heavy champion. "It took a lot of determination and hard work," credited the Hayes Powered Nuclear kart pilot. "I want to thank HP Speed Shop, Opie Lawson and my dad."
US-13 Kart Club's 2001 season begins with two practice dates March 31 and April 6th.
The first Delaware Dirt Series will be raced April 14th and Club competition starts on April 27th.