“Another weekend of racing but more of the same results for P1 Engines”
June 8, 2010 – It was another weekend of racing in North American karting and another set of the same results for P1 Engines powered drivers, this time at the International Karting Federation (IKF) Region 7 event. With the weekend’s festivities taking place at Willow Springs Kart Track in Willows Springs, California, P1 Engines powered drivers took three wins in a total of four classes entered.
The PRD Spec Senior division continues to be dominated by P1 Engines. Since the start of the season, that multi-time championship winning engine builder has scored a total of eight wins out of the first thirteen events. This time it was California’s Kolby Araki who swept the day’s action by taking the pole position, heat race win and main event victory. On his way to a six second win, Araki managed to turn the quickest lap of the event.
Mirroring the success of Araki, Junior 1 Comer pilot Parker Thompson took control of the class just as his elder counterpart did by taking the pole position, heat race win and main event victory. Thompson was not done there either as the Canadian pilot also entered the Komet 1 class where he had similar results. Thompson drove to another dominant performance and took the checkered flag as he has done on multiple occasions in the 2010 racing season.
Joining Thompson in the top five of the Komet 1 division was Chance Skaufel. The up and coming driver qualified in the third position but would finish the main event with a solid fourth place effort. P1 Engines powered Noah Garza would make it three in the top ten as he managed to garner a sixth place result.
In the Komet 4 pipe class, Bradley Espinoza qualified near the front of the field but would fail to finish the heat race after contact sent him spiraling down the running order. After finishing near the tail of the field in the heat race, Espinoza drove forward in the final to finish in the third and final podium position.
Jason Hannegan was the lone P1 Engines entry in the Junior PRD division but managed to score a podium result against some tough competition. After qualifying in the second position, Hannegan would be the bridesmaid all day long as he finished P2 in both the heat race and main event.
In IKF Region 11, David Vasquez took home the win by a commanding lead in the highly contended Komet 2 class.
“It has been a very busy month for P1 Engines but our hard work is showing in the results by our drivers,” stated P1 Engines Owner Jesus Vasquez. “The IKF Two-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals are in two weeks time and it is a huge event for us. We are looking to better on last season’s outstanding results that saw us take home four duffies.”
After the IKF Sprint Grand Nationals, P1 Engines will travel east to the famed Road America facility for the third round of the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup program.
For more information on P1 Engines, please visit them online at www.P1Engines.com or contact P1 owner Jesus Vasquez at 951.662.3464 or via e-mail at Champions@P1Engines.com