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“Three podiums”

Position One Motorsports (POM) returned to racing action this past weekend at the fourth round of the Pro Kart Challenge North program at the Jim Russell International Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Entering four drivers, the team walked away with three podium results as they flexed their muscles proving that they are one of the premiere karting operations in the western half of the United States.

“The team had a very strong outing,” expressed Team Coordinator Colin McGinnis. “We had a little bad luck in one of the main events that took us out of contention for the win but to leave a Superkarts! USA sanctioned event with three podiums is something to be proud of.”

Position One Motorsports would enter two front running pilots in the ultra competitive TaG division as Bobby Kelley and Nick Johnston would look to battle for the top step of the podium. Both drivers would use Motori 7 powered Maddox chassis and would work together all weekend to ensure they were at the front of the pack.

The day would start off well for Kelley as he managed to turn the third quickest time in the morning qualifying session but was elevated to the second position after his Position One Motorsports teammate would be forced to start from the tail of the field. After qualifying on the front row, Johnston was disqualified for a pit violation and would be forced to show his natural skills and abilities as he looked to drive through the field of talented drivers.

Utilizing the two heat format to set up starting positions for the main event, Kelley would have some strong runs and go on to score a pair of solid heat race victories. Johnston, starting from the tail of the field, would drive forward in both heats to finish fourth in the first one, and second in the second heat providing Position One Motorsports with a solid one – two finish in the second of two heat races.

The TaG Senior main event would provide some great racing action as the pair of Position One Motorsports pilots would battle in the top three. After leading for a few laps, Johnston would be relegated to the third position before breaking a chain and being forced to retire from the event. Californian Bobby Kelley, who looked to score the win, challenged for the lead on several occasions but would come up one position short and would be the bridesmaid in Sonoma.

Competing in the KPV2 class was Avanti driver Jared Wolff who would start his attack on a race win from the outside second row after qualifying in the fourth position. After progressing through the heat races nicely, Wolff would steer his Position One Motorsports Avanti to a solid third place podium result and the third podium for the team on the weekend.

Junior driver Devin Sanchez would be the lone Position One Motorsports pilot in the TaG Junior class as he would utilize a Parilla Leopard powered Avanti chassis in his hunt for victory. After qualifying in the fourth position, Sanchez would follow in the footsteps of Bobby Kelly as he drove forward in both heat races to score the victories. Looking to continue his success in the main event, Sanchez battled hard with a trio of drivers as the racing action heated up. Changing positions each and every lap, Sanchez would complete the final lap in the third position but would be rewarded with a second place result after post race technical inspection.

Position One Motorsports is the North American importer for both the Avanti and Maddox product lines, has a direct working relationship with in-house engine builder P1 Engines and operates out of a state-of-the art shop in Baldwin Park, California.

Position One Motorsports offers complete arrive and drive opportunities for many of the western karting series. With a trackside support program that is second to none, Position One Motorsports utilizes their knowledge, skills and experience to ensure their customers are at the front of the pack. Position One Motorsports also offers test days, full race weekends as well as chassis only or complete rental packages. Position One Motorsports is also looking to develop retail sales and expand their dealer network and interested parties are asked to contact them at 626.814.2008.

Position One Motorsports would like to thank 2010 supporters: King Taco, Eibach Springs, Molecule Protection, Jans Towing and P1 Engines.

For more information on Position One Motorsports, race team opportunities, Maddox and/or Avanti product lines as well as information on how to get into karting, please visit Position One Motorsports online at www.Position-OneMotorsports.com or contact them at 626.814.2008.

Article Credit: Race Tech Development
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