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P1 ENGINES CLAIMS IKF REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIP TO BRING TOTAL OVER 40

10/11/2012

"Another title for one of the industry's strongest engine builder"

Article By: Race Tech Development

October 11, 2012 - Founded back in 2006, P1 Engines started their business with three basic goals; win races, win championships and provide the best customer service possible. Since that opening day, the California based company has grown in size, won some of the biggest events across North America and amassed 40+ IKF championships from the Kid Kart ranks to the Senior categories. P1 Engines added another three titles in the International Kart Federation (IKF) Region 7 program this season as they continued to flex their muscles from coast-to-coast.

IKF front-runner Hunter Corbitt did exactly what was needed to claim three championships, as he was one of the dominant drivers all season long. Entering the final round, the California based driver had run through the points and understood exactly where he needed to finish. In the KPV 1 category, Corbitt chose not to participate as he had already garnered the title at the penultimate round. Choosing to focus his attention on closer championship battles rather than race wins, Corbitt and his crew would look to get up to speed in the PRD 1 and KPV 1 Heavy divisions.

Knowing that nothing but a win would secure the title in the PRD 1 class, Corbitt would have to overcome some bad luck in the morning qualifying session and heat race to even have a chance. A bad timed session would set him up for a poor starting position in the prefinal and then a mechanical failure would see him retire for the race. Starting from the tail of the field in the main event, Corbitt drove like a seasoned veteran slicing and dicing his way to the point, race win and eventual championship.

The same championship parameters would come into play in the KPV 1 Heavy class as Corbitt could secure the championship with a victory. Battling hard throughout the day, the P1 Engines powered driver would once again top the blocks in a close race to the checkers.

Nick Ramirez would be another P1 Engines powered driver that would see himself at the front of the field throughout the year as he battled for race wins all season long. Competing in the KPV 2 class, Ramirez would take the point but eventually fall to the fourth position where he would finish the event. The result would classify Ramirez third in the overall championship.

Also doing battle in the KPV 2 Heavy class, Ramirez would dominate the first portion of the day taking the pole position, heat race one and heat race two victories. Lining up on the inside front row for the main event, Ramirez would encounter contact and was sent spiraling down the running order. Battling hard to work his way back forward, the P1 Engines powered driver would cross the line in sixth and claim the third position in the overall series championship.

Also doing battle in the KPV 2 Heavy class, Ramirez would dominate the first portion of the day taking the pole position, heat race one and heat race two victories. Lining up on the inside front row for the main event, Ramirez would encounter contact and was sent spiraling down the running order. Battling hard to work his way back forward, the P1 Engines powered driver would cross the line in sixth and claim the third position in the overall series championship.



With the 2012 karting series winding down, the biggest race of the season is fast approaching as P1 Engines has already begun preparations for the 16th annual SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. In the granddaddy of them all, P1 Engines will look to help their customers reach their goal and stand on the podium for SuperNats glory.

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 . Also, to follow up-to-date results and information on P1 Engines, become a fan of the "P1 Engines Fan Page" on Facebook.

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