Victorious Opening LAKC for Tru Tech Racing Engines
Clear sky’s and warm temperatures opened up the 2015 Los Angeles Karting Championship season. Utilizing the “Sportiva” course layout of the Fontana, Ca located CalSpeed Karting facility drivers looked to start their seasons off with a victory. Tru Tech Racing Engines supported drivers entered across 7 classes for the single day event.
Pulling double duty, Cole Cotham secured the pole position in TaG Cadet and PRD Jr. 1. Cotham had his hands full in TaG Cadet eventually falling back to finish on the podium in 3rd. In PRD Jr. 1 Cotham showed he belongs in the front driving to a 9 second victory.
In TaG competition Erik Jackson came from a weight penalty in qualifying to win the TaG Masters heat race. Jackson continued his day driving to an 11 second victory with fast lap in the main event. One of the closest races of the day was TaG Senior. After qualifying 10th, Carlee Taylor found pace to lead the field in the main event eventually crossing the line in 2nd. After falling well back in the field, Matt Johnson used every lap in the main event to work his way back up to 4th by the finish.
In the Senior Spec PRD classes Derek Esquibel secured the pole position in Senior PRD Pilot. Esquibel was challenged much of the day holding onto a well deserved 2nd place finish in the main. Recent Senior PRD Pilot graduate, Jacob Pope, held onto 3rd in PRD Senior. In Masters PRD Dan Rivera worked through the day to make pace with the leaders coming inches short of victory. Rivera would settle for 2nd place. Look for each of these drivers to be gunning for victory at round 2 in April.
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