Most successful cadet chassis in karting continues development
Article By: MRP Motorsport
THREE OAKS, MI (November, 2013) – The 2013 Birel C28R, Birel’s newest revision of the popular C28 Cadet chassis line, is now available through US-importer, MRP Motorsport, and the Birel dealer network nationwide. Birel originated the “Cadet” chassis concept as far back as the 1970’s and since the C28 came onto the scenes (originally called the L3) in the mid-2000’s, it has become the benchmark for the 8-13 year-old age group classes including Cadet, MicroMax and MiniMax. MRP Motorsport has a new model on display in preparation for their Open House on Saturday, November 3 and several have already been delivered to Birel dealers throughout the country.
“Our team is very excited about the updates to this year’s C28,” said Chris Lobaugh of MRP-BirelAmerica. “The changes should improve an already great kart for both Cadet and Rotax classes.”
The all-new C28R chassis maintains a 950mm wheelbase but for 2013 will have revised bearing cassettes and bearing cassette hangers as well as a few added features including a Freeline gear/chain guard and new graphics kits.
In 2005, the L3 sprang on to the scene as a surprise winner at the US RotaxMax Grand Nationals driven by Danny Formal in the MiniMax category. Since then, the C28 model has gathered hundreds of race wins and titles in WKA, Rotax and Stars of Karting.
In 2007, notable Star Mazda front runner, Sage Karam, used the chassis to win both the Stars of Karting East & West titles and the overall championship, the WKA Triple Crown award taking the championship in all three cadet/sportsman categories. That success carried into 2008 with several other drivers finding national success including Grant Quinlan taking the Florida Winter Tour MicroMax championship, Jake Cole taking two WKA championships in Cadet and Yamaha Sportsman and James Bennett scoring the KPP Sportsman title, which he repeated again in 2009.
Since 2010, the chassis has been a dominant choice for drivers in the cadet & sportsman categories with Gresham Wagner and Jared Cordova all securing titles and Grant Quinlan repeating Karam’s feat by winning a WKA Triple Crown in 2011 (titles in Yamaha Sportsman Light & Heavy and Cadet) with 15 out of 20 wins on the season.
For 2013, the new C28R will have several championship contenders including David Malukas, Jack Miller, Jr., Gage Rogers, Harry Coulton, Cordova and more to continue the success.
Dealer opportunities are available for one of the most sought after chassis brands in karting. For more information, contact MRP Motorsport at 269-756-9133 or visit www.BirelAmerica.com.