Re: Re: SKUSA RMPKC Rd. 1 & Rd. 2 official discussion thread

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Tony LaPorta

Super Karts racing was in Grand Junction Colorado this weekend, and the regional series opening two rounds went off with out issue.

SKUSA has been back in CO for three years this summer, and while under the direction of long time racer and former series director Curt Kistler the series established its self, this year under region director and SKUSA kingpin Stan Byniarski the series looks to grow to another level.

On Sunday Rd. 2 got off to a great start.

In Mini Max qualifying teams felt more like Mclaren and Ferrari at Silverstone. Early on Duncan Biles was holding the top spot. Then as the last seconds clicked off, Utah driver Tevin Robbins grabbed the poll for what would have been the second day in a row. Then as the checkered flag flew, Cody Dempster completed his last flying lap and grabbed the poll away from Robbins. Sodi Kart driver Max Fedler won heat #2 after finishing third to Cody Dempster and Tevin Robbins in heat one.
The main saw a great 15 lap race between Robins and Fedler. In the end, it was the Tony Kart of Robbins that won round #2. Fedler and Biles rounded out the podium.

Next up was S3/S4/S5.
Rd. 1 winner Alex Yates continued his dominance in Rd. 2, while Msquared teammate Chris Neria finished second every time on the track. Jet Davis finished third overall and held off Dave Conyers for the S4 win. And in S5 due to a loss of compression after heat #2 CRG-USA driver Ryan Rudolph dropped out of the main, leaving the win to Manna Wick.

In the S1/S2 field, the on track ‘controversy’ of day one was fortunately missing. But the on-track action heated up. S1 qualifying went to Msquared driver Tyler Bennett, while Sabre Cook led the way in S2. Cook qualified only four one hundredths of a second behind Bennett.
In heat one Cook and Bennett got after it on the track, swapping the lead several times in the first couple laps, then again in the last two laps. Bennett brought home the win S1, and Cook won it in S2.
The second heat went much differently for Cook as she suffered a mechanical halfway through. Bennett walked away from the field with an easy win. Also due to an incident in the first turn of the heat took several drivers out including Keenan Schmitke, Kyle Hathcox and Rd. 1 winner Mike Beeny.
The main event saw an amazing charge from dead last to the lead in a matter of laps by Mike Beeny, Christian Bird fell from his P2 starting spot in the main all the way to seventh overall, and second in class behind Cook. In S1 it was Beeny, followed by Bonnier Moulton and heat race one and two winner, Tyler Bennett.

TaG Cadet was another great day of racing, that saw Derek Deslauriers lock up the poll over Riley Cook and Cody Dempster.
The rest of the day belonged to CRG-USA driver, and Grand Junction local Riley Cook. Picking up both heat wins, and holding off a hard charging Cody Dempster, Riley won Rd. 2.

Finally in TaG Jr/Sr/Master a pair of single entry classes TaG Masters and Sr won by Bob Roddrick (Master) and Brandon Southwick (Sr). Austin Versteeg was able to get around Jason Dempster late in the main to win Rd. 2.

Next stop on the Rocky Mt. Prokart Challenge is next month on June 1-3 at Miller motorsports park in Toole Utah.