- August 16, 2007 at 4:25 pm #42333Curt KistlerParticipant
On Going results FYI.August 17, 2007 at 10:56 am #59060Angie MacEwenParticipant
There is also an active thread on the ekartingnews forum, where the results of each heat will be posted before mylaps. RaceFanRadio.com has live broadcasts each day, too. Go there to see the schedule.
Off to the track for another day!
AngieAugust 20, 2007 at 3:18 pm #59061AnonymousInactive
From ekartingnews regarding minimax:
“The race was however controversial as the flag man waved the white flag two laps in a row then followed by the checkered flag. Enerson, who was running fourth, came on to pit road before receiving the checkered flag. That moved Santino Ferrucci up to the provisional fourth spot with McKeever fifth as the race is still unofficial.”
I am assuming this is why there is no final results in mylaps for the minis? What was the official decision?August 20, 2007 at 3:27 pm #59062Curt KistlerParticipant
You must be very proud of Conner and the way he moved up in the final on Saturday. Just to let you know, we had over 25 people under the Kartworks shade tent on the hill pulling for him and all of the other CO Karters.
Every one of our local drivers and tuners raced their guts out and we were all very impressed with all of your efforts. Congratulations to you all!
I was very proud walking out of their Saturday knowing that everyone from Jim and his crew, to the local volunteers put on a totally awsome show for the rest of the world to watch.
Can’t wait for the Altitude broadcast in Sept. The camera in the middle of the sweeper is going to be very exciting to watch.
Now it’s time for Brad to put on a show in October to seal the deal that Colorado takes it’s kart racing very serious. :cheers:August 20, 2007 at 6:55 pm #59063Mike JansenParticipant
I really didn’t get a chance to say congrats to Connor but he did one heck of a job, would you please tell him that.
I’m going to quote something that Sam Walls (or was it Bill Noud?) told me when I was a newbie: You always race to the checker. Yes, it stunk what an official did but they’re human too.August 20, 2007 at 7:16 pm #59064Doug WelchParticipant
I wish I could say that was the first time I’ve ever seen a double white. We talked about it a lunch today and we can think of at least 4 other times. Jeff made the same mistake at about the same age as RC is.
Greg commented that one time he didn’t see the checker and kept racing. The first time by they ignored him so he continued. The second time by they showed the checker and he came in. If they hadn’t showed him the checker, he’d still be out there!August 20, 2007 at 11:34 pm #59065AnonymousInactive
Thanks Guys, I am one proud father. It was like prepping for and then racing a CSC event every day (5:30am to 8:30pm). It had numerous highs and lows and in the end it was an experience that neither of us will forget.
I solely screwed up his qualifying session, fouled plug, and he had to start last in all the heats. From there he was involved in the big wreck in the pre-main and still worked his way to 8th in the main (in the first lap in the main he bent his axle too). I believe if he had the chance to qualify he would have started somewhere in the top ten instead of 24th position for the pre-main.
Anyway, I would personally like to thank Doug, Jeff and Greg Welch (Shockwave Karting), along with Rich Schmidt, Rod Ebersole and AJ Noud with all the sound advice, engine and chassis tuning tips.August 21, 2007 at 1:58 am #59066Angie MacEwenParticipant
Don, as for the reason the Mini Max results are not up… I don’t know, I am trying to find out, too. There was a protest over the double white, but can’t imagine that would change anything. It was a major mistake on the officials side, and I was a part of it, and for that I am sorry. But, you must always race to the checkered flag. The race was scheduled to be 16 laps, and to cut it by one lap because the flags were thrown early would not be acceptable.
Congrats to Conner, for sure, for doing an awesome job through the entire event. And, of course, to the many other CO drivers that participated and percervered throughout.
Cole missed out on the Final after being involved in the prefinal pileup. He is OK, very sore thumb, bruised and banged, tire mark across his helmet,but is ready to race again. The kart is pretty banged up, too. Maybe it could have been fixed up so that he could start in the back of the Final, but we didn’t. Can’t change that now, and we couldn’t be prouder of Cole than we are.
He qualified 16th out of the 34 drivers, which made him the highest qualifying Colorado Mini Max driver. Of course, Conner had some bad luck there, as did Colby Meek. Brandon Moore qualified 22nd, Austin Schimmel 25th, and Ryan Rudolph 30th, putting him in the LCQ.
In the heats, Cole had a 7th, a 5th, and a 4th, which put him starting the Prefinal in 8th position. Unfortunately the pile up in the first lap of the prefinal was the end of this Grands for us. But what an experience! I worked in Parc Ferme on Monday and Tuesday, then in scoring for the remaining four days. It is interesting to be on the inside of such a big event. I sure would like to thank all of those CO guys who stepped in to work, too!August 21, 2007 at 4:49 am #59067Mike JansenParticipant
@Angie MacEwen wrote:
Cole missed out on the Final after being involved in the prefinal pileup. Can’t change that now, and we couldn’t be prouder of Cole than we are.
I for one was very proud of his pencil thin mustache. I think it gave him a competitive advantage. Plus, he looks Mah-velous. 8)
Hope he’s feeling better.
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