“A successful Manufacturer’s Cup Campaign for California based company”
Article By: Race Tech Development
Looking to have a successful close to the 2010 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturer’s Cup program, P1 Engines would make the cross country trek from their California based location to Millville, New Jersey for the final round of the series. Looking to garner as many podium positions as possible, P1 Engines scored race wins in the TaG and Leopard Only classes while taking away more podium results in the Komet Piston Port (KPP) and Yamaha classes.
Standing atop the podium in the TaG class was New Jersey area driver Michael Politis. Utilizing a P1 Engines powered Leopard, Politis took the race win after qualifying on the inside of the second row. In the main event, the senior pilot showed his true speed as he scored the fastest lap of the event by two tenths of a second as he drove to a dominating victory.
Politis would not be done there as he was also set to do battle in the Leopard Only class. Looking for a pair of national victories, Politis qualified his P1 Engines powered ride to the second starting spot and held off all advances from fellow competitors in the main event to take his second win of the weekend.
“All of our engines were fast and at the front of the pack,” expressed P1 Engines Jesus Vasquez. “Politis was fast in whatever class he was driving in and Shawn Sharkey was fighting for race wins all weekend long. Zane Smith ran into some bad racing luck in the final but showed that he had the speed for the win. The 2010 WKA season was a successful one for us, and we are already looking forward to the 2011 campaign.”
WKA front runner Shawn Sharkey was back in action and would compete in four divisions over the three day weekend. Looking to secure a top three position in the overall points standings in all classes, Sharkey was able to score three third place results as he showed the speed to run with the leaders. Standing on the podium in KPP Junior Lite, KPP Junior Heavy and Yamaha Junior Heavy, Sharkey helped P1 Engines to a total of five podium results on the weekend.
Komet Junior Sportsman competitor Zane Smith would look to add to the podium total but would come up short at the end of the weekend. After having some of the quickest times in Friday’s test session, Smith qualified his P1 Engines powered kart to a solid third place position. While the Sportsman classes provide close racing action, Smith was shuffled out of line early and would manage to finish in the eighth position.
Back in California, P1 Engines powered driver Ty Matta scored the race win in the Tri-City KPV 4 event. With the upcoming Lancaster Grand Prix, Matta will be the only driver with a chance to take home the two thousand dollar purse if he can claim the victory at the challenging street race this coming weekend to score a pair of wins in two weekends.
For more information on P1 Engines or to book one of their national level engines for testing or event weekend use, 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 .
Press release prepared by: Race Tech Development
Photos courtesy of: Sean Buur – Go Racing Magazine