Three States, Three Victories
The month of April has drawn to a close but not without one last race weekend. Tru Tech Racing Engines drivers competed in three series across three different states this past weekend. The product has proven itself time and time again, this would be no different. Tru Tech engines came home with a class victory in each of the three states in three different classes.
The weekend kicked off in Washington for rounds 1 and 2 of the Rotax Can-Am Challenge. Young Max Wright competed in Micro Max bringing home two 3rd place podium results. Jacob Blue Hudson and Preston Anderson competed in Mini Max where Hudson secured the pole both Saturday and Sunday, a DQ following the final on Saturday took his victory away but he would rebound Sunday with the class victory. Preston Anderson would have a strong weekend with a 7th and 6th place result respectively. In Junior Max Trenton Sparks and Stevie Pugsley would place 4th and 6th on Saturday. Sparks would repeat with a 4th followed by Rafailov in 6th on Sunday. In Senior Max competition Jake Craig drove from 16th to 4th on Saturday after contact sidelined him in the heat race. Artie Carpenter and Andrew Zimmer would hold down the 6th and 7th finishing positions. On Sunday Craig and Zimmer would up their finishing position to 2nd and 5th on the day. Rookie S-2 Semi Pro Stock Moto pilot Marco Eakins showed improvement throughout the weekend securing 2nd in Saturdays action. A mechanical while finishing 2nd in the pre final on Sunday took Eakins out of starting the main event and unfortunately watching from the sidelines.
In preparation for the upcoming SuperKarts USA Spring Nationals many drivers made the trek to Cano Milles, TX and the Texas Pro Kart Challenge. Phil Giebler Racings Jake Preston entered TaG Senior with a Tru Tech Racing Engines Leopard package. Preston qualified on Pole in Saturday action and followed it up finishing 3rd in the final. On Sunday with weather changing as the day continued, Preston showed his cards in the final taking the top spot on the podium! Look for Jake Preston to have a strong run at the SKUSA Pro Tour event.
To Southern California for round 3 of the Los Angeles Kart Club held on Sunday. In PRD Master Steve Hansen, Sean Brazeau, and Steve Jasinski all had strong top-10 runs placing 5th, 8th, and 10th respectively. PRD Senior competitor Jordan Robertson got his day started off with the pole in qualifying, a water pump failure on the parade lap would take Robertson out of contention in the main. Teammate Robby Stanovich powered his way to the front leading a majority of the final before a late race pass would put Stanovich finishing in 2nd. TaG Masters drivers Nicolas Esguerra and Brian Phillipson both utilized Tru Tech Rotax engine packages to place 2nd and 3rd in the final results. In TaG Senior Eric Molanatti and Vincent Tam competed with Tru Tech X30 packages. Molanatti showed good pace through the day finishing 2nd in the final, Tam had good pace but got shuffled back to finish 9th respectively in the final. The PRD Senior Pilot class capped off Tru Tech Racing Engines weekend. Tru Tech driver KC Cook took fast time in qualifying. Fellow Tru Tech driver Jacob Pope was able to get around Cook for the heat race victory. In the Final Pope and Cook would battle with Pope eventually taking his first main event victory followed by Cook and Kirk Feldkamp making it a Tru Tech Racing Engines 1-2-3. Andrew Lemons posted the fastest lap of the race, mid race contact took him out of contention for the win.
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