Wilton, CA – The weekend of March 2, 2013 was very busy for SwedeTech and their racing customers. SKUSA ProKart Challenge, Lone Star Grand Prix, Florida Karting Championship Series, and the NCK Road Race at Thunderhill events had racers with the familiar yellow and blue SwedeTech logo on the track. SwedeTech personnel were in attendance for the SKUSA California ProKart Challenge, assisting all of their engine customers.
In the S1 Pro category, Fritz Leesman placed his SwedeTech Stock Honda on pole, followed by Jimmy McNeil. Fritz and Jimmy maintained their qualifying spots, finishing 1-2 in the first heat. In the second heat, Fritz had to conserve his engine after a failed head gasket caused his engine to heat up. Jimmy held on to the second spot, followed by Cody Hodgson. The main event was made interesting by Fritz. Starting in the back of the field, Fritz drove his way up to fourth, being the only driver to post a sub 43.00 second lap time in the main event. Jimmy and Cody would secure the second and third podium spots.
In the S2 category, Robert Marks narrowly missed the pole position spot. He was followed by six fellow SwedeTech customers; Curtis Paul Jr, Troy Diede, Don Whittington, Trevor McAllister, Cody Diede, and Augie Lerch. In the first heat race, the 2nd through 8th spots were once again filled with SwedeTech Engines, with Cody Diede and Curtis Paul leading the group. Heat 2 also had 7 of the 8 top spots filled with SwedeTech engines, with Augie Lerch and Robert Marks finishing 2nd and 3rd. Trevor McAllister made strides in the main event to work his way to a 2nd place podium finish, followed by Cody Diede, Robert Marks, Troy Diede, and Curtis Paul Jr.
If you know S4 drivers, Ken Schilling and Darrell Tunnell, these are two drivers you always pull for. Ken did a great job qualifying 3rd and Darrell placed his SwedeTech machine in the 5th spot. Both drove consistently and had very strong heat race results.
The S5 category is gaining strength and filling out with talented young drivers. In qualifying, Jarred Campbell, Garrett Dixon, and Jim McKinney filled spots 2nd through 4th for a strong start to the event. Maintaining top five spots all day put these three drivers in a great position for the main event. At the flying checkered flag, Jarred Campbell captured the win. Garrett Dixon and Jim McKinney finished a solid 3rd and 4th.
Luke Bianco maintained a solid championship lead with his commanding performance in the S4 Magnum class.
Tag Sr is always a very competitive class in ProKart series, and Alex Keyes has made his presence known on the West Coast. Placing his SwedeTech Rotax on pole, he continued through the day with three solid 2nd place finishes. This will greatly help his championship chase effort.
Over to the Thunderhill event hosted by the NCK Road Racing Association were SwedeTech Stock Moto power dominated the event. Erik Maxfield claimed the win in the WC Super Stock CR125, followed by Jonathan Shaw and Joseph Hollinger grabbing the 3rd and 4th spots. Boyd Ferry carried the SwedeTech banner to the front of the pack with his overall win in the Formula 80cc class. Erik Maxfield brought home two 1st place trophies, the second one grabbed in the Super Stock CR125 class. Jonathan Shaw and Joseph Hollinger also repeated with strong finishes with a 3rd and 4th place finish.
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