“Youngster will now head to Las Vegas for the SKUSA SuperNationals”
Article By: Race Tech Development
November 10, 2010 – This past weekend marked the NorCal Gold Rush season finale for young Austin Elliott as the California native would look to secure his second championship of 2010. Competing at the Dixon Karting Circuit in Northern California, Elliott went on to score the pole position, heat race win and main event victory in a weekend sweep of the HPV 2 Junior class and, in the process, added another championship to his already impressive resume.
Entering the weekend a mere five markers behind the championship leader, Elliott was in attack mode as four drivers would look to secure the title. With a field of eighteen, the Top Kart pilot looked to get up to speed early and be the leader of the pack and he did that with a perfect lap in qualifying to score the pole position.
With no bonus points at stake for the pole, Elliott would have to outright beat his competitors in the wheel-to-wheel battle that would ensue when the green flag dropped at the start of the pre final. Taking the green flag, Elliott ran into a little trouble early and was shuffled back to the second position. Showing his composure and determination, the P1 Engines powered pilot stalked the leader for two laps and then made his move to the point. Taking the lead, Elliott put his head down and hit all his marks stretching his lead to three seconds by the time the checkered flag had flown. The heat race win would give the Californian the pole position for the main event that would be run later that afternoon.
With the championship on the line, Elliott got a great start and held the lead through the opening set of corners. With constant pressure from his rivals for the first half of the event, Elliott managed to keep his competitors at bay and began to open a small gap on the rest of the field. As the gap increased to over a second, the championship was now in Elliott’s hands as he drove to the race win.
“I was determined to win this championship,” expressed Austin Elliott when the event was complete. “I wanted to be a multi-championship winner in one season. This really means a lot to me and gives me a lot of momentum heading into North America’s biggest event of the year. I can’t thank my team, family, sponsors and supporters enough for what they have allowed me to accomplish this season.”
Elliott will have little time to rest as he and his crew will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada early next week for the fourteenth annual Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Held on the grounds of the RIO All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Elliott will compete in the TaG Junior category against some of the world’s best as he looks to hit the jackpot in ‘Sin City.’
Austin would like to thank his sponsors and the support from his team and friends that has helped him with this recent success. The Door & Window Stop, Fresno Tap Recyclers, RDS Race Cars & Chassis, SNAP Fitness, STAT Medical Billing, CS Tactical, Fine Line CAD Services, Wesley Boswell, Kevin Felkins, Kartel Motorsports, P1 Engines, Grand Products, Race Karts, Inc., Race Media Group (RMG) and all family and friends who help and support his program.
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