CRG-USA driver heads to Las Vegas as championship leader with finale taking place November 14-18
Article By: CRG-USA
GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO (November 5, 2012) – The top drivers in any form of motorsports take pleasure in controlling their own outcome in a championship fight. Colorado driver and rising American karting star Sabré Cook will have that opportunity as she heads to Las Vegas on November 14-18 for the final round of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour series - the SKUSA SuperNationals XVI presented by MG Tires. The CRG-USA pilot heads into the finale as a championship contender in just her second full season competing in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto category.
The 2012 season has been stellar for Cook. Improving in her Rotax racecraft during the winter months set up for what has been an impressive string of events in the Stock Moto category. The SKUSA SpringNationals in April showed the talent Sabré possesses, earning a pole position, heat race win, two feature runner-up finishes and fast lap honors over the two days of competition at the PKRA facility in Phoenix.
This put her at the top of the championship standings heading into the SKUSA SummerNationals, held at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah this past July. The weekend was much like the one she put together earlier in the season, earning a pole position on the opening day en route to a third-straight runner-up finish in the feature race. The following day she battled with starting issues but found her way into the second spot midway through the main event. On lap 16 however, her Honda engine began to cut out at certain positions around the course. After losing two positions, she continued the following lap, only to have the same issue return. By lap 18, the lack of power grew even worse and forced her to pull off track. The heartbreak for what could have been her first Pro Tour victory was caused by the carburetor that worked itself free from the engine.
Despite the DNF, she enters Vegas second in the total championship, but leading by 45 points when factoring in the drop of the best four of five championship chase. Cook is banking on the round four finish as her only dent in her armor, coming into the SuperNationals with high hopes and full confidence. In two prior starts in the S2 category, she placed 18th in 2010 and a heart-breaking DNF on the final lap with a podium finish in sight after an exciting run into the top-five.
Sabré took a few minutes away from her busy schedule in her first semester at the Colorado School of Mines school to let us know what she thought about just days away from the SKUSA SuperNationals, “School is going well and as we get closer to SuperNationals, I have just been trying to prepare myself mentally and continue with my regular routine of training and driving. The CRG-USA team has been doing a substantial amount of testing to ensure our motor and chassis packages are where they need to be so I'm feeling very good about that. I've had lots of encouragement from everyone, so now it's just up to me to keep my head in the right place and focus and keep working hard every day and just hope it all pays off once the red lights go out.”
Be sure to follow Sabré during this weekend, and in for the SuperNationals, as eKartingNews.com will broadcast live audio and live timing of the entire event from their webpage - www.ekartingnews.com/live . Cook would like to thank her racing support program; CRG-USA, Grand Junction Motor Speedway, K1 RaceGear, MG Tires, SRS Engines, Zamp Helmets, Xtreme Colors Helmet Painting, Alpine Bank, Gold’s Gym, JH Precision Machine, Enstrom’s Candies, Leatt. Visit www.sabrecook.com for more information and be sure to follow her on Facebook, search for Sabré Cook Racing.
About Sabré Cook:
Grand Junction, Colorado’s Sabre’ Cook is a rising female motorsports star. Completing her tenth year in karting, the 18-year old is on the verge of breaking out. Growing up at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, Cook has developed up the karting ranks and is nearing the top level. Over the course of her career, she has earned six Colorado State Championships, two TAG World Championships, a SKUSA Mountain Region title, represented USA at the Bruno Grana International Trophy event in France, and competed all across North America while maintaining a 4.1 GPA in school. She enjoys basketball, golf, acting, singing, volunteering and is a member of the National Honors Society and the Future Business Leaders of America. Her goal in 2012 will be to earn a Superkarts! USA Pro Tour title while advancing her way into open-wheel racing. Visit www.sabrecook.com to learn more about this promising driver.