Lasoski Speedway in Warrensburg, Missouri, is the site for the Annual Unlimited All-Stars Muscle Kart Grand Nationals on September 14, 15 and 16. The immaculately prepared 1/5 mile high banked, high grip, clay oval is the perfect venue to determine the 2012 UAS Muscle Kart National Champion and showcase the highest level of speedway kart racing to the world.
Muscle kart racers from all over the USA have been competing for one-half of their national ranking points in their respective regions since the season opening event at Daytona Motor Speedway during the last week of December, when the UAS was the guest of the World Karting Association. With only a couple of regional-national point earning quarter point events left on the schedule, six drivers share the lead in national points. Those drivers are; Robby Yow who is a two-time national champion. The 21 year old driver is from Greenboro, North Carolina. John Decker, the 20 year old 2011 defending champion is from Powhatan, Virginia. Jim Klaiber is from Coal Grove, Ohio and is 39. Wayne Felch, the eldest driver of the top contenders, 44, is from Portland, Oregon. Felch shook up the UAS with his radical kart design. Ben Gallup, the 27 year old winner of the 2011 Grand Nationals at Amelia Motor Raceway in Virginia, is from Lake Pleasant, New York. Chris Buller, is a 30 year old driver from Henderson, Nebraska. He is the winner of multiple high profile events. Ironically, no driver leading in UAS national points going into the Grand Nationals has ever won that event or the national title there. Yow secured his titles under a different point system.
If history repeats itself, it is very likely that one of the rest of the top 16 ranked drivers is likely to become the 2012 National Champion. Those drivers are close and tied for 2nd and 3rd positions; Robbie Sarchet - Elida, Ohio, Victor Peters - Spring Hill, Florida, Justin Westerfeld - Guilford, Indiana, Michael Nicosia - Port Richey, Florida, Brad Long - Dunlap, Tennessee, Ronnie Cox - Bothel, Washington, Eric Stansberry - Battle Ground, Washington, Shay Chaveous - Waynesboro, Georgia - Pete Decker, Powhatan, Virgina, and Cruz Vandall - South Charleston, West Virginia.
Approximately seventy muscle kart drivers from every part of the continental USA are expected to compete for the 20 A-Main starting spots. The UAS is a single class, where unique pro-type race karts, powered by every type of engine imaginable up to 500 cc four strokes, 250 cc two-strokes and 300 cc Wankels, all race heads up. The UAS utilizes a unique weight formula performance equalizing system that has proven to level the playing field but inspire racers to constantly improve.
The UAS portion of the program will consist of Friday evening practice. Racers will get an early morning start with Saturday morning practice starting at 8:30. Time trials are slated to start at noon, followed by the fast dash for the 6 quickest that will determine the top 6 A-main starting positions. That will be followed by the remainder of the heats, then the D-Main, C-Main, B-Main and finally the 20 lap A-Main. Eight other local classes will fill out the program with a heat and feature race. Those classes are; Rookie, Jr. Amateur, Super Heavy, Medium, Jr. 1, Sumo, Jr. 2 and Heavy.
The Unlimited All-Stars in dedicated to promoting the qualities of ingenuity, camaraderie and sportsmanship. To promote sportsmanship at major UAS events the Class Act Award is presented to the driver that displays the highest level of on-track sportsmanship. The $100 award helps to promote and reinforce clean driving at the Grand Nationals. Anyone in attendance is encouraged to nominate a driver for the award.
For more information about the Unlimited All-Stars Muscle Kart Grand Nationals go to; unlimitedallstars.org or www.checkeredflagpromotions.net/