Region 11 Super Series Rain Dance, Stockton Motorplex
Story & Photos By RaceMediaGroup.com
The third round of the 2010 Region 11 Super Series took place at Stockton Motorplex in Stockton Ca. The Stockton facility is known for its fast bullring type racing as well as its high grip levels. Weather played a major role on the weekend, in the fact that the practice and racing were dry, up until just before the start of the mains when Mother Nature began to disperse heavy rain and wind, creating the added obstacle for the drivers.
Kid Karts were first on the day and hotshoe Zach Corbitt continued his dominate success in the series. Perfect on the years racing thus far, Corbitt again was poised to continue his success. Zach qualified fast lap running a 47.339, almost a two second gap on the field. In the Heat race Corbitt jumped to a quick lead, however late in the race the driver on the move was MMI's Lizbeth Calvo, Spinning early on she drove back up to fifth, and looked to challenge Corbitt. In the final Corbitt got the jump on the start and rolled to a commanding victory 21 seconds ahead. Emmick Cobra's Stephon Daniel was second with Lizbeth Calvo third.
Jr Comer was on track and Bordogna's Nitro Nick Sommers turned fast lap in qualify with a 36.362. Nitro Nick was solid in the heat race leading from the start, and cruising to an unchallenged victory leaving competitors fighting for second. On the start of the Final, Nitro Nick hit a puddle and spun falling to the tail end of the field. It was Cambrian Go-Kart's Justin Yanez, Kartel's Joseph LaRosa, and MMI's Curt Paul fighting for the lead. No stranger to the Stockton Motorplex, Curt Paul grabbed the lead around halfway, and held on in the wet conditions for the win over Yanez. Magnum's Tyler Burk came home third.
Junior Superpipe had some new faces. JR Razko turned fast time in qualifying with a 33.699. In the Heat race however it was all Kartel's Luis Tyrrell with Raczko having trouble. As the Final got underway Tyrrell looked to have the rain setup and driving figured out as he pulled out to a big lead early. The wet conditions saw Tyrrell spin and give up the lead to Raczko. Tyrrell put his head down to run back down the leader. Luis pulled the trigger with five to go and again ran away to a big victory. Post race tech saw Tyrrell get removed for a Pipe infraction, giving the lead to JR Raczko. Chad Cindell finished second with Jacob Huff third.
In the Shifter Category MMI's Jake VanDrimmelen got the victory in the Sr division with Mat Kattanek getting the win in the Masters Division. Connor McNeil edged out Craig Davidson in a close race in the 4-cycle division.
Sr Super pipe showed talent and Leading Edge Motorsport's Brett Felkins continues to run up front in the class. Felkins qualified with a 33.992 nearly a half second on the field. Felkins drove to an easy win in the heat with Ryan Casner showing some speed late. On the start of the final Felkins jumped to a quick lead. Casner didn't make it back around after the second lap and Felkins cruised to the victory. Kartel's Dylan Albiani finished second with Extreme Motorsports Brian Gallagher third.
KPV-1 Jr was next up and Bordogna's Nitro Nick was looking for redemption after losing the win in the Comer category. Nitro qualified fast time with a 35.391 nearly a half second on the field. In the heat race his dominance was evident as Nitro Nick ran away from the field. On the start of the final, the story was the same. Nitro Nick laid down fast times throughout the race and drove to a 14 second victory. Cambrian Go-Kart's Justin Yanez finished second with Cambrian Go-Kart's Gino Giglotti third.
TAG Sr was on track and Leading Edge Motorsports Troy Diede was looking to make it two in a row coming off his great finish at Dixon. Diede qualified pole with a 32.681 just edging Kartel's Jon Ban. In the Heat Ban went out early as did Bronson Eggert leaving Diede for an easy Victory. On the start of the final Diede again jumped out to an early lead and then cruised to a solid win. Andrew Peeler finished second and Andrew Colombini third.
KPV-2 Jr was on track to entertain. Perhaps the closest field on the weekend and Kartel's Austin Elliott qualified pole with a 33.651. In the Heat race Elliott got his momentum up early to have an easy run to the win. In the Final Kartel's Luis Tyrrell looked to be the driver to beat. Getting the lead early Luis began to check out. A spin in turn three saw Tyrrell fall to fifth, but another great run up through the field had Tyrrell once again leading. White flag saw Tyrrell spin once again handing the lead over to Austin Elliott for the win. Tyrrell recovered for second with Raczko third.
In 125 Stock Moto Kartel's Adam Booker qualified pole with a 31.901. Booker had a solid run in the heat with a victory, but decided to sit out the main due to rain. In the final Leading Edge Motorsports Cody Diede assumed the lead early, but Cambrian Go-Kart's Jamie Wilson was the driver to beat. As the raced progressed Wilson figured out the wet track and drove to a two second victory. Ryen Miller was second with Adam Booker finishing third after Diede was removed in post race Tech.
The Region 11 Super series continues to have high kart counts and close racing showing impressive results for the young season. The next race will take place at Prairie City in Rancho Cordova with the New All Star Karting Promoting the event May 1-2. For more information visit the official Region 11 Super Series website at NorcalKarters.com or for track information visit AllStarKarting.com. For Region 11 IKF Series Points view www.NorcalKarters.com/regionals6.htm. For Stockton IKF Photos view scribnerracingpromotions.zenfolio.com/