Article By: Northwest Karting News
On June 19 & 20th the all new I-5 Corridor series is set to make it’s debut at Pacific Grand Prix Raceway in Kent, Wa. The pristine .85 mile 14 turn track and facility will play host to round two of the four round, eight race series. Twelve classes will be contested at the two day event, where some competitors will look to extend their points leads, while others will be hoping to reverse their misfortunes experienced at round one.
The Rotax International class was dominated in round one by Steponova Nekeel who claimed victory on both race days. While the second place spot was hotly contested, it was the number 88 kart of Derek Wang that claimed the second spot both days as he battled Russel Francis (Birel) on Saturday, and a game challenger in Cameron Egger (Birel) Sunday. Coming into round two the top five in points will be: Nekeel (Vemme) Wang (CRG/RPG) Griffin (Birel) Ward (Tony), and Alex Harrold. NWKnews spoke with RPG racer Derek Wang this past weekend. Fresh off his win at the Rotax Pan American Challenge race in New Castle. We asked him if he would be making the up coming race, and what his impressions were of the series. “Yes I will be there for sure, PGP is a world class track and the two race, one weekend format helps us to prepare for other events we run around the country”.
S2 Stock Moto looks to be dominated by the Hammer Nutrition sponsored Northwest Race Kart team (NWRK) as they have the top five spots in the points covered: Benoit, Lilleberg, Perdue, Dannenmann, and Sender. Look for a very fast Cameron Egger (Birel) to re establish himself however after missing race two altogether.
Rotax Junior - This very competitive class saw plenty of action, as well as controversy in the opening round. I doubt much is going to change in Kent as Parker McKean (Tony/BBR) and Brandon Scheiber (CRE/Intrepid) look to take back up whats quickly becoming a real on track rivalry, one that may very well carry all the way to the 2010 Rotax Grand Nationals. Third in points is the #14 kart of Jacob Delavergne (CRE/CRG). Austin Hudson (Intrepid) and Dalton Egger (Birel) round out the top five.
Rotax Mini Max saw Jake Preston (Top Kart) sweep both race days, Brady Egger, and Marco Eakins round out the top three coming in. Micro max Has Conner Robustelli (Wildkart) leading Edward Portz (CMC/Birel) in second.
“The Rocket” man Conner Robustelli swept the Tag Cadet class followed by Hunter Melahn, Edward Portz, and young Brady Egger.
Round two of the I-5 Corridor series looks to be one you won’t want to miss.