OLIVER ASKEW IS YOUR FLORIDA WINTER TOUR ROTAX SENIOR CHAMPION

OLIVER ASKEW

Oliver Askew will join Team USA for the fourth consecutive year at the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals
(Photo – Cody Schindel – CanadianKartingNews.com)

“Multi-time Team USA driver thanks sponsors for overwhelming support”

Tequesta, Florida – April 6, 2014 – Already crowned the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Junior champion in 2012 and the United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals and Rotax Pan American Championships Senior Max champion in 2013, Floridian Oliver Askew added another major championship to his resume in 2014. Taking on the Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour with the potent Ocala Gran Prix squad, Askew put together a string of six podium results including four main event victories to claim the title as well ensure a spot on Team USA for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals for the fourth consecutive year.

“I don’t know what to say except that it has been a great season so far,” expressed Askew. “I have plenty of supporters behind me and I can’t thank them enough for all of their help and support. These people are what allow me to race and do the job I need to do. Thank you to all of them and I would especially like to express a sincere and special thank you to Jorge Arellano and Ocala Gran Prix for providing me the necessary tools to win and the opportunity to be successful in our sport. I am truly blessed to know Jorge and be part of such an outstanding program.”

Askew started his 2014 Florida Winter Tour campaign at the Homestead Karting facility in Homestead, Florida with a tremendous effort. Taking Saturday’s main event victory by a healthy margin, the talented youngster came back to the track Sunday to add a second place result. Rounds three and four of the series would take place at his home facility of Ocala Gran Prix where Askew would shine. After narrowly missing both Saturday and Sunday’s pole positions, Askew came to life when the wheel-to-wheel action commenced by taking both main event victories and commanding lead in the overall series championship.

With the final rounds at the spectator friendly Orlando Kart Center in Orlando, Florida, the Tony Kart driver needed a strong result on Saturday to secure the title. Working hard to stay out of trouble and do what was needed, Askew crossed the line with a second place effort and officially garnered enough points to be the 2014 champion. Back to the track Sunday, the multi-time race winner and champion remained true to form as he book ended his 2014 Florida Winter Tour with victories.

“This year’s Florida Winter Tour championship is the result of the hard work and preparation OGP and I have put into the season,” added Askew. “I can’t be any happier with the way the team and I have performed this season and now we can carry this momentum towards many other big races this year.”

Askew continued, “It is no mistake that Jorge received the Dan Wheldon Karting Ambassador Award this year and I am one example of the many that he has helped in motorsports. With his help, I was provided an opportunity that would not have existed before.”

Oliver Askew would like to thank the numerous sponsors that he has backing him this season. Along with OGP, the Tony Kart driver is supported by new sponsors Sparco USA, SwiftWick and Bell Helmets.

Askew continued, “Sparco USA, SwiftWick and Bell Helmets are new to my program in 2014 and I look forward to helping promote them in the karting industry. Thank you once again to all.”

OCALA GRAN PRIX CLUB KART RACE SERIES 2013 GROUP A

RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 RACE 6 Totals
DANIEL GRAY 150 157 210 205 205 167 1094
EDDIE GENNARO 165 187 150 135 160 122 919
TREY CAMERON 130 142 90 145 135 152 794
KURT FOLSOM 185   130 180 145 187 827
MIKE SIROCHMAN 140 212 185       537
WILLIAM HECK   132     180 212 524
SCOTT GRAY 210   140       350
HOLDEN BRUCE   152       122 274
SCOTT BRUCE   112       142 254
IAN MOFFAT   122       87 209
FRANK GRAY 100   110       210
CHRIS MICKLER   92       92 184
LANCE ZEEK     165       165
TYRONE CREWS       160     160
CHRISTIAN LONG           132 132
JERRY BROWN 120           120
AARON RADANK     120       120
CARLOS SCALA 110           110
DANNY RANDOLPH           102 102
NICK NERI   102         102
DEVIN LANDRT     100       100
STAN LEWIS 90           90
ELWOOD BENSHOSHAN   87         87
MARTIN SMITH           82 82

Local Point 2013 Fall Winter Points

Class  Driver Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4  Race 5  Race 6 Points Total
Kid Karts A Leonard   161 179 205 205 205 955
Kid Karts D Krajewski 181 206 204   160 160 911
Kid Karts W Martins Jr 161 181   180 180 180 882
Kid Karts L Polhill 146 146   135 135 135 697
Kid Karts L Martins   126 144 145 145 145 560
Kid Karts E Hagberg 206           206
Kid Karts D Hubert 136           136
Kid Karts R Kase DNS 136         136
Cadet Sportsman J Hubert DQ           0
Micro Max C Oliveri 165   165 214 214 184 942
Micro Max J Heffner 185   185 189 189 164 912
Micro Max B Haines 150 183 210   144 209 896
Micro Max T Gonzales 210 208   169 169   756
Micro Max J Fletcher 120 148 110 94   99 571
Micro Max M Folsom 130 108 120 89 89   536
Micro Max C Heffner 140   140 124 124   528
Micro Max R Rackley 100 138   84 84 109 515
Micro Max G Rameriz DQ 118 150   104 129 501
Micro Max T Oakman   128 130 114 114 119 486
Micro Max M Cherry 110 DNS 80 79 79   348
Micro Max R Gold       154 154   308
Micro Max A Deukmedjian       134 134   268
Micro Max R Gransaull     100 DNS DNS   100
Micro Max C Zilisch     DNS        
mini Max M Ramirez 208 165 183 210 210   976
mini Max D Gennaro   210 208 165 165 204 952
mini Max J Brooks 148   162 140 140 179 769
mini Max Z Hollingshead 128 100 148 150 150   676
mini Max J Kneeper 138 150 138 DQ DQ 159 585
mini Max C Tidmore 118 140   110 110   478
mini Max R Peterson   110 108 100 100   418
mini Max J Lambert       185 185   370
mini Max A Keel 183 185         368
mini Max K Kalb 108 130 118       356
mini Max l DeFrancesco       130 130   260
mini Max A Cabrera   120 128       248
mini Max J Martin Jr.       120 120   140
mini Max K Frederick           144 140
Juniors B Lockwood 189 221   188 188 208 994
Juniors K Kirkwood 169 176 185 213 213   956
Juniors O Bellanger 135 196 210 113 113 183 950
Juniors A Garrison 214 151 165 153 153   836
Juniors Z Hancock 124 91 100 88 88 148 639
Juniors B Zilisch   141 150 168 168   627
Juniors J Gonzalez 144 161   143 143   591
Juniors C Clifford 114 56 110 104 104   488
Juniors C Ackllam   101 130 123 123   477
Juniors R Norberg 154 131 140       425
Juniors L Forteza       133 133   266
Juniors M Livingston   71   94 94 163 259
Juniors M McCarthy 104 111         215
Juniors S Brun-Wiburx 74   120       194
Juniors L Genovese   81 90       171
Juniors T Lindberg       83 83 138 166
Juniors M Brennan 89 66         155
Juniors C Munoz   121         121
Juniors M Bilyy   96         96
Juniors M DeQuesada 94           94
Juniors V Sarracino   86       128 86
Juniors T Sanders 84           84
Juniors C Schmitt   76         76
Juniors S Mills   61         61
Juniors S Sierra   51         51
Juniors K Melton   48   DNS DNS   48
Tag JR M Stevens 203   202 204 204 203 1016
Tag JR Cj Dickerson 177 DQ 177   159 178 691
Tag JR M Shane       179 179   358
Tag JR D Holmes   203   DQ DQ   203
Tag JR L Genovese 157           157
Seniors O Askew 212 217   213 213   855
Seniors Q DeBoever 87 137   188 188 210 810
Seniors D Stross 152 147   168 168 165 800
Seniors A Jordan   127 203 123 123 140 716
Seniors D Gray 112 92 178 103 103 110 698
Seniors N Neri 187 172   153 153   665
Seniors M Healey 122 DNS   133 133 185 573
Seniors M DeQuesada   157   143 143   443
Seniors L Zeek   77 158 78 78   391
Seniors J Kotyk 167 192         359
Seniors A Haydon 142         130 272
Seniors J Smith 84 87       100 271
Seniors D Formal   72   83 83   238
Seniors T Venable       113 113 120 226
Seniors M Clark       93 93   186
Seniors D Tesoro       88 88   176
Seniors P Aiken 132           132
Seniors M Melancon   117         117
Seniors D Bucci   107         107
Seniors A Schmitt   97         97
Seniors T Halfacre 92           92
Seniors S Smith   82         82
Seniors H Hunter   67         67
Seniors AJ Myers           150 67
Master J Brown   161 159 161 161 184 826
Master D Pingston   DQ 204 206 206 209 825
Master S Kalb 165 206 149       520
Master J Nelson DNS 146 DNS 181 181   508
Master R Maier 210     146 146   502
Master S Haase 130   179     149 458
Master S Roberts 185 DQ       164 349
Master S Halfacre 120 181         301
Master D Robertson       136 136 139 272
Master S Powell       126 126   252
Master P Fritsche 110 136         246
Master M Krajewski DNS         109 109
Master K Coy   DNS          
Master M Sachs   DNS          
Master R lowe           119  
Tag SR M Gransaull 201           201
Tag Master B Lyman   204 207 209 209 202 1031
Tag Master M Gransaull 138   117 184 184 177 800
Tag Master Derek Mays 176 179 162 DNS DNS   517
Tag Master M Thomas 162 DNS   164 164   490
Tag Master V Sparks     182 149 149   480
Tag Master J Dupuy     147 139 139   425
Tag Master K Waddington     127 129 129   385
Tag Master R Smith 208 DNS         208
Tag Master W Darnell   159   DNS DNS   159
Tag Master M Sachs 148           148
Tag Master CC Roberts DNS 144         144
Tag Master Daren Mays DNS DNS 137 DNS DNS   137
Tag Master C Belcher 128           128
Shifter N Neri 210 208 205 211 211   1045
Shifter O Askew 185 183 160 186 186   900
Shifter Q DeBoever 120 108 145 166 166   705
Shifter M Healey 130 DNS   151 151 135 567
Shifter A Rogero 165 163 180       508
Shifter F Bagheri   201   131 131 180 463
Shifter P Haddad   DNS 135 121 121   377
Shifter J Kotyk 150 148         298
Shifter M Sanford   DNS   141 141   282
Shifter D Stross 110 138         248
Shirter R Shuck       111 111   222
Shifter AJ Myers           205 205
Shifter ICC D Liabenow     201 DNS DNS   201
Shifter M Haymes           160 160
Shifter j Moreno           145 145
Shifter P Aiken 140           140
Shifter E Johnson   128         128
Shfter B Hassell   118         118
Shifter M Hubert DNS           0
Shifter A Rossi DNS           0
Shifter J Macchuel DNS           0
Shifter C Smith DNS           0
Shifter ICC R Smith DNS           0
Shifter D Formal   DNS         0
Shifter C Piazza       DNS DNS   0
Shifter S Mizrahi       DNS DNS   0
Clone JR H Fox 201 201   201 201 201 1005
Box Stock G Nagale   201 158 201 201   761
Box Stock T Clark     203       203
Box Stock M Clark     178       178
Clone Senior G Blanco 183 180 207 206 206   982
Clone Senior R Smith 163   147 161 161 162 794
Clone Senior R Albany 128 160   136 136 137 697
Clone Senior K Folsom   205   181 181   567
Clone Senior M Gransaull     137 146 146 207 429
Clone Senior T Smith DNS   162     182 344
Clone Senior D Gray 208 DQ   DNS DNS   208
Clone Senior F Thrift     182     162 182
Clone Senior J Smith 148 DNS DNF       148
Clone Senior C Bailey 138           138
Clone Senior J Gray   DNS DNF        
Clone Senior L Zeek     DNF        

Local Point 2013 Fall Winter

Class  Driver Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4  Race 5  Race 6 Points Total
Kid Karts D Krajewski 181 206 204 160 160   911
Kid Karts W Martins Jr 161 181 159 180 180   861
Kid Karts A Leonard   161 179 205 205   750
Kid Karts L Polhill 146 146   135 135   562
Kid Karts L Martins   126 144 145 145   560
Kid Karts E Hagberg 206           206
Kid Karts D Hubert 136           136
Kid Karts R Kase DNS 136         136
Cadet Sportsman J Hubert DQ           0
Micro Max C Oliveri 165 163 165 214 214   921
Micro Max B Haines 150 183 210 144 144   831
Micro Max T Gonzales 210 208   169 169   756
Micro Max J Heffner 185   185 189 189   748
Micro Max J Fletcher 120 148 110 94 94   566
Micro Max M Folsom 130 108 120 89 89   536
Micro Max C Heffner 140   140 124 124   528
Micro Max T Oakman   128 130 114 114   486
Micro Max G Rameriz DQ 118 150 104 104   476
Micro Max R Rackley 100 138   84 84   406
Micro Max M Cherry 110 DNS 80 79 79   348
Micro Max R Gold       154 154   308
Micro Max A Deukmedjian       134 134   268
Micro Max R Gransaull     100 DNS DNS   100
Micro Max C Zilisch     DNS        
mini Max M Ramirez 208 165 183 210 210   976
mini Max D Gennaro 163 210 208 165 165   911
mini Max J Brooks 148 90 162 140 140   680
mini Max Z Hollingshead 128 100 148 150 150   676
mini Max C Tidmore 118 140   110 110   478
mini Max J Kneeper 138 150 138 DQ DQ   426
mini Max R Peterson   110 108 100 100   418
mini Max J Lambert       185 185   370
mini Max A Keel 183 185         368
mini Max K Kalb 108 130 118       356
mini Max l DeFrancesco       130 130   260
mini Max A Cabrera   120 128       248
mini Max J Martin Jr.       120 120   140
Juniors K Kirkwood 169 176 185 213 213   956
Juniors A Garrison 214 151 165 153 153   836
Juniors B Lockwood 189 221   188 188   786
Juniors O Bellanger 134 196 210 113 113   766
Juniors B Zilisch   141 150 168 168   627
Juniors J Gonzalez 144 161   143 143   591
Juniors Z Hancock 124 91 100 88 88   491
Juniors C Clifford 114 56 110 104 104   488
Juniors C Ackllam   101 130 123 123   477
Juniors R Norberg 154 131 140       425
Juniors L Forteza       133 133   266
Juniors M Livingston   71   94 94   259
Juniors M McCarthy 104 111         215
Juniors S Brun-Wiburx 74   120       194
Juniors L Genovese   81 90       171
Juniors T Lindberg       83 83   166
Juniors M Brennan 89 66         155
Juniors C Munoz   121         121
Juniors M Bilyy   96         96
Juniors M DeQuesada 94           94
Juniors V Sarracino   86         86
Juniors T Sanders 84           84
Juniors C Schmitt   76         76
Juniors S Mills   61         61
Juniors S Sierra   51         51
Juniors K Melton   48   DNS DNS   48
Tag JR M Stevens 203 DNS 202 204 204   813
Tag JR Cj Dickerson 177 DQ 177 159 159   672
Tag JR M Shane       179 179   358
Tag JR D Holmes   203   DQ DQ   203
Tag JR L Genovese 157           157
Seniors O Askew 212 217   213 213   855
Seniors A Jordan 102 127 203 123 123   678
Seniors N Neri 187 172   153 153   665
Seniors D Stross 152 147   168 168   635
Seniors Q DeBoever 87 137   188 188   600
Seniors D Gray 112 92 178 103 103   588
Seniors M DeQuesada   157   143 143   443
Seniors L Zeek   77 158 78 78   391
Seniors M Healey 122 DNS   133 133   388
Seniors J Kotyk 167 192         359
Seniors D Formal   72   83 83   238
Seniors T Venable       113 113   226
Seniors M Clark       93 93   186
Seniors D Tesoro       88 88   176
Seniors J Smith 84 87         171
Seniors A Haydon 142           142
Seniors P Aiken 132           132
Seniors M Melancon   117         117
Seniors D Bucci   107         107
Seniors A Schmitt   97         97
Seniors T Halfacre 92           92
Seniors S Smith   82         82
Seniors H Hunter   67         67
Master J Brown 140 161 159 161 161   782
Master D Pingston 150 DQ 204 206 206   766
Master S Kalb 165 206 149       520
Master J Nelson DNS 146 DNS 181 181   508
Master R Maier 210     146 146   502
Master S Haase 130   179       309
Master S Halfacre 120 181         301
Master D Robertson       136 136   272
Master S Powell       126 126   252
Master P Fritsche 110 136         246
Master S Roberts 185 DQ         185
Master M Krajewski DNS           0
Master K Coy   DNS          
Master M Sachs   DNS          
Master                
Tag SR M Gransaull 201           201
Tag Master B Lyman 182 204 207 209 209   1011
Tag Master M Gransaull 138   117 184 184   623
Tag Master Derek Mays 176 179 162 DNS DNS   517
Tag Master M Thomas 162 DNS   164 164   490
Tag Master V Sparks     182 149 149   480
Tag Master J Dupuy     147 139 139   425
Tag Master K Waddington     127 129 129   385
Tag Master R Smith 208 DNS         208
Tag Master W Darnell   159   DNS DNS   159
Tag Master M Sachs 148           148
Tag Master CC Roberts DNS 144         144
Tag Master Daren Mays DNS DNS 137 DNS DNS   137
Tag Master C Belcher 128           128
Shifter N Neri 210 208 205 211 211   1045
Shifter O Askew 185 183 160 186 186   900
Shifter Q DeBoever 120 108 145 166 166   705
Shifter A Rogero 165 163 180       508
Shifter F Bagheri   201   131 131   463
Shifter M Healey 130 DNS   151 151   432
Shifter P Haddad   DNS 135 121 121   377
Shifter J Kotyk 150 148         298
Shifter M Sanford   DNS   141 141   282
Shifter D Stross 110 138         248
Shirter R Shuck       111 111   222
Shifter ICC D Liabenow     201 DNS DNS   201
Shifter P Aiken 140           140
Shifter E Johnson   128         128
Shfter B Hassell   118         118
Shifter M Hubert DNS           0
Shifter A Rossi DNS           0
Shifter J Macchuel DNS           0
Shifter C Smith DNS           0
Shifter ICC R Smith DNS           0
Shifter D Formal   DNS          
Shifter C Piazza       DNS DNS    
Shifter S Mizrahi       DNS DNS    
Clone JR H Fox 201 201   201 201   804
Box Stock G Nagale   201 158 201 201   761
Box Stock T Clark     203       203
Box Stock M Clark     178       178
Clone Senior G Blanco 183 180 207 206 206   982
Clone Senior R Smith 163   147 161 161   632
Clone Senior K Folsom   205   181 181   567
Clone Senior M Gransaull     137 146 146   429
Clone Senior R Albany 128 160         288
Clone Senior R Balmer       136 136   272
Clone Senior D Gray 208 DQ   DNS DNS   208
Clone Senior F Thrift     182       182
Clone Senior T Smith DNS   162       162
Clone Senior J Smith 148 DNS DNF       148
Clone Senior C Bailey 138           138
Clone Senior J Gray   DNS DNF        
Clone Senior L Zeek     DNF        

OCALA GRAN PRIX CLUB KART RACE SERIES 2013 GROUP A

  RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 RACE 6  
DANIEL GRAY 150   210 205 205 167 937
KURT FOLSOM 185   130 180 145 187 827
EDDIE GENNARO 165   150 135 160 122 732
TREY CAMERON 130   90 145 135 152 652
WILLIAM HECK         180 212 392
SCOTT GRAY 210   140       352
MIKE SIROCHMAN 140   185       325
FRANK GRAY 100   110       210
LANCE ZEEK     165       165
TYRONE CREWS       160     160
SCOTT BRUCE           142 142
CHRISTIAN LONG           132 132
HOLDEN BRUCE           122 122
JERRY BROWN 120           120
AARON RADANK     120       120
CARLOS SCALA 110           110
DANNY RANDOLPH           102 102
DEVIN LANDRT     100       100
CHRIS MICKLER           92 92
STAN LEWIS 90           90
IAN MOFFAT           87 87
MARTIN SMITH           82 82

OCALA GRAN PRIX CLUB KART RACE SERIES 2013 GROUP B

  RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 RACE 6  
DANNY ROBERTSON 179 146 131 180 179 180 995
TONY ASKEW 204 126 111   204 205 850
PETE FRITSCHE 144 136 141 135 144   700
CALE ROGERS     151 145   135 431
KNOXX STRAWBRIDGE   206 166       372
ED BERRY     211       211
JASON HEFFNER       205     205
JAKE DUVAL     186       186
RANDY WERSTEIN   181         181
ROB MAIER   161         161
BRYTON PREVATT           160 160
TODD CLIFFORD 159           159
RONNIE HICKS       160 159   159
KIP PINDER           145 145
GARRET KNOWLES     121       121
GENE MOSES     101       101
KYLE JOHNSON     91       91
BRIAN POWERS     86       86

UPDATE RACE #3: Fall/Winter Local Series Points

Class  Driver Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4  Race 5  Race 6 Points Total
Kid Karts E Hagberg 206           206
Kid Karts D Krajewski 181 206 204       591
Kid Karts W Martins Jr 161 181 159       501
Kid Karts L Polhill 146 146         292
Kid Karts D Hubert 136           136
Kid Karts R Kase DNS 136         136
Kid Karts A Leonard   161 179       340
Kid Karts L Martins   126 144       270
Cadet Sportsman J Hubert DQ           0
Micro Max T Gonzales 210 208         418
Micro Max J Heffner 185   185       370
Micro Max C Oliveri 165 163 165       493
Micro Max B Haines 150 183 210       543
Micro Max C Heffner 140   140       280
Micro Max M Folsom 130 108 120       358
Micro Max J Fletcher 120 148 110       378
Micro Max M Cherry 110 DNS 80       190
Micro Max R Rackley 100 138         238
Micro Max G Rameriz DQ 118 150       268
Micro Max R Gransaull     100       100
Micro Max C Zilisch     DNS        
Micro Max T Oakman   128 130       258
mini Max M Ramirez 208 165 183       556
mini Max A Keel 183 185         368
mini Max D Gennaro 163 210 208       581
mini Max J Brooks 148 90 162       400
mini Max J Kneeper 138 150 138       426
mini Max Z Hollingshead 128 100 148       376
mini Max C Tidmore 118 140         258
mini Max K Kalb 108 130 118       356
mini Max A Cabrera   120 128       248
mini Max R Peterson   110 108       218
Juniors A Garrison 214 151 165       530
Juniors B Lockwood 189 221         410
Juniors K Kirkwood 169 176 185       530
Juniors R Norberg 154 131 140       425
Juniors J Gonzalez 144 161         305
Juniors O Bellanger 134 196 210       540
Juniors Z Hancock 124 91 100       315
Juniors C Clifford 114 56 110       280
Juniors M McCarthy 104 111         215
Juniors M DeQuesada 94           94
Juniors M Brennan 89 66         155
Juniors T Sanders 84           84
Juniors B Zilisch   141 150       291
Juniors S Brun-Wiburx 74   120       194
Juniors C Munoz   121         121
Juniors C Schmitt   76         76
Juniors C Ackllam   101 130       231
Juniors M Bilyy   96         96
Juniors V Sarracino   86         86
Juniors L Genovese   81 90       171
Juniors M Livingston   71         71
Juniors S Mills   61         61
Juniors S Sierra   51         51
Juniors K Melton   48         48
Tag JR M Stevens 203 DNS 202       405
Tag JR Cj Dickerson 177 178 177       532
Tag JR L Genovese 157           157
Tag JR D Holmes   203         203
Seniors O Askew 212 217         429
Seniors N Neri 187 172         359
Seniors J Kotyk 167 192         359
Seniors D Stross 152 147         299
Seniors A Haydon 142           142
Seniors P Aiken 132           132
Seniors M Healey 122 DNS         122
Seniors D Gray 112 92 178       382
Seniors A Jordan 102 127 203       432
Seniors T Halfacre 92           92
Seniors Q DeBoever 87 137         224
Seniors J Smith 84 87         171
Seniors D Bucci   107         107
Seniors M Melancon   117         117
Seniors A Schmitt   97         97
Seniors S Smith   82         82
Seniors L Zeek   77 158       235
Seniors D Formal   72         72
Seniors H Hunter   67         67
Seniors M DeQuesada   157         157
Master R Maier 210           210
Master S Roberts 185 DQ         185
Master S Kalb 165 206 149       520
Master D Pingston 150 DQ 204       354
Master J Brown 140 161 159       460
Master S Haase 130   179       309
Master S Halfacre 120 181         301
Master P Fritsche 110 136         246
Master M Krajewski DNS           0
Master J Nelson DNS 146 DNS       146
Master K Coy   DNS          
Master M Sachs   DNS          
Master M Thomas   DNS          
Master               0
Tag SR M Gransaull 201           201
Tag Master R Smith 208 DNS         208
Tag Master B Lyman 182 204 207       593
Tag Master M Thomas 162           162
Tag Master M Sachs 148           148
Tag Master M Gransaull     117       117
Tag Master C Belcher 128           128
Tag Master Daren Mays DNS DNS 137       137
Tag Master CC Roberts DNS 144         144
Tag Master W Darnell   159         159
Tag Master Derek Mays 176 179 162       517
Tag Master V Sparks     182       182
Tag Master J Dupuy     147       147
Tag Master K Waddington     127       127
Shifter N Neri 210 208 205       623
Shifter O Askew 185 183 160       528
Shifter A Rogero 165 163 180       508
Shifter J Kotyk 150 148         298
Shifter P Aiken 140           140
Shifter M Healey 130 DNS         130
Shifter Q DeBoever 120 108 145       373
Shifter D Stross 110 138         248
Shifter M Hubert DNS           0
Shifter A Rossi DNS           0
Shifter J Macchuel DNS           0
Shifter C Smith DNS           0
Shifter P Haddad   DNS 135       135
Shifter M Sanford   DNS          
Shifter D Formal   DNS          
Shifter E Johnson   128         128
Shfter B Hassell   118         118
Shifter ICC D Liabenow     200       200
Shifter ICC R Smith DNS           0
Shifter F Bagheri   201         201
Clone JR H Fox 201 201         402
Box Stock G Nagale   201 158       359
Box Stock M Clark     178       178
Box Stock T Clark     203       203
Clone Senior D Gray 208 DQ         208
Clone Senior G Blanco 183 180 207       570
Clone Senior R Smith 163   147       310
Clone Senior J Smith 148 DNS DNF       148
Clone Senior C Bailey 138           138
Clone Senior R Albany 128 160         288
Clone Senior J Gray   DNS DNF        
Clone Senior K Folsom   205         205
Clone Senior F Thrift     182       182
Clone Senior M Gransaull     137       137
Clone Senior L Zeek     DNF        
Clone Senior T Smith DNS   162       162

Rotax Pan-Am Challenge Event Recap

OGP drivers prove they are among the world's best. (Photo:Studio52.us)

OGP drivers prove they are among the world’s best. (Photo:Studio52.us)

Ocala Gran Prix is one of the world’s elite teams

OGP has been recognized as one of the top Rotax teams in North America over the past few years, but this past weekend they truly asserted themselves as one of the worlds best. Strawberry Racing, almost thought of as the Tony Kart Junior team of sorts is a Rotax mega team and they brought over their big guns including World Champ Charlie Eastwood, Euro Max Junior champ Guan Yu Zhou, and third place Jai Nijjar. While all three drivers took their time at the point throughout the weekend, OGP took top honors in both categories with Oliver Askew and Ashley Rogero (yes she was Dq’d, but by her own omission).

Money doesn’t guarantee success, as we have seen throughout the years. OGP sure has plenty of it, but their success is mainly due to one of the best team atmospheres in the sport. Oh, it also doesn’t hurt to have the likes of Mike Speed, Alex Speed, and Gary Carlton leading your program.

Zach Claman-Demelo launching over the curbs in the chicane. (Photo:Studio52.us)

Zach Claman-Demelo launching over the curbs in the chicane. (Photo:Studio52.us)

Curb your enthusiasm

There is no doubt that NOLA Motorsports Park is one of the top karting facilities in North America with one of the best crews to go a long with it, but the track that has been chosen for a World Championship event is a bit mickey mouse. Brand-new karts that first hit the track Wednesday afternoon are now nearly scrap metal; either because the bottom of the frames are flat or because the relentless jumping of curbs have bent them to no return. The curbs were also very hard on the body. We saw Oliver Askew icing his ribs after his win and Jules Cousin with a massive bruise on his hips.

Word is that the track will be shaving down the chicane curbs in turns seven and eight, but that still leaves the massive curb in the second to last turn that possibly does most of the damage to the karts. The track did lend itself to some great racing with up to seven legit passing zones. Not sure I would want to buy one of the World Finals karts after the event in one moths time.

Ashley Rogero continues to prove she is one of the best kart drivers in the country. (Photo:Studio52.us)

Ashley Rogero continues to prove she is one of the best kart drivers in the country. (Photo:Studio52.us)

Rogero leaves tech to give World Finals ticket to teammate Kirkwood

The whole “who gets a ticket if someone wins who already has a ticket situation” was a bit confusing this past weekend. In some cases it would go to the driver finishing second at the Pan-Am race, in others it would go to a driver finishing as low as fourth at the US Rotax Nationals. With many drivers at the front already having tickets it made it very interesting who would be next in line as the lead changed in multiple categories.

This is a team sport and one cannot fault Rogero for doing what she did to help a teammate. With that being said how do you feel if you are Ryan Norberg, the driver that would be getting the ticket if Rogero did not refuse tech? Would you feel robbed? This is a difficult call and one can probably see both sides. Hopefully this event will make Rotax think about getting a ticket for your national team much simpler.

(Photo: PSL Karting)

(Photo: PSL Karting)

CRG proves you don’t need an OTK kart to run up front in Junior and Senior Max

CRG debuted their new Blackstar this past weekend in the hands on Jordan Lennox-Lamb, while Pedro Cardoso and Thomas Preining used the 2013 RS28. Jordan may not have won a heat, but he spent plenty of time at the front and turned very quick lap times. Who knows what could have been if he did not have that one DNF in the second heat. Lennox was able to finish in fourth in the final, but lost a lot of time in the beginning of the race when he and Neri got a bit racy on the opening lap. Both Cardoso and Preining spent time leading and Preining won his third heat. With over 50% of the fields in both junior and senior on OTK products and the number seeming to grow, Rotax needs another kart or two to prove they can win to continue their growth as a series.

(L-to-R) Xen De Ruwe, Danny Formal, Pier Luc Ouellette. (Photo:Studio52.us)

(L-to-R) Xen De Ruwe, Danny Formal, Pier Luc Ouellette. (Photo:Studio52.us)

Formal is a machine

Look out for Danny Formal this November, as he very well may be North America’s best chance at a World Championship this year. Was arguably the best DD2 driver in the world missing? Yes, Ben Cooper broke his hand and was unable to compete, but Danny did absolutely put a beating on multi time world champ Pier Luc Ouellette and top DD2 drivers such as Xen De Ruwe, Joey Wimsett, Ferenc Kancsar, Kevin Ludi, Fritz Leesmann, and Andreas Backman. Danny looked completely in control the entire weekend, and did we mention he doesn’t run for a big team? Him and his father tune both the kart and the engine themselves.

Tavella shows maturity

We usually do not spend much time talking about Micro Max, but young Dylan Tavella deserves a shout out for his poise and maturity after being disqualified after qualifying inspections. He was able to work his way up in all three heats to get a 12th place starting position for the prefinal where he finished third. This third place finish allowed him to get the start he needed to break away from the pack with Harry Coulton to put on a fantastic display of race craft and take home the win.

Club Kart Series Group B 2013

  RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 RACE 6 TOTALS
DANNY ROBERTSON 179 146 131 180 179 180 995
TONY ASKEW 204 126 111   204 205 850
PETE FRITSCHE 144 136 141 135 144   700
KNOXX STRAWBRIDGE   206 166       372
RANDY WERSTEIN   181         181
ROB MAIER   161         161
TODD CLIFFORD 159           159
ED BERRY     211       211
JAKE DUVAL     186       186
CALE ROGERS     151 145   135 431
GARRET KNOWLES     121       121
GENE MOSES     101       101
KYLE JOHNSON     91       91
BRIAN POWERS     86       86
JASON HEFFNER       205     205
RONNIE HICKS       160 159   159
BRYTON PREVATT           160 160
KIP PINDER           145 145

Club Kart Series Group A 2013

  RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE3 RACE 4 RACE 5 RACE 6 Totals
SCOTT GRAY 210 n/a 140       350
KURT FOLSOM 185 n/a 130 180 145 187 827
EDDIE GENNARO 165 n/a 150 135 160 122 732
DANIEL GRAY 150 n/a 210 205 205 167 757
MIKE SIROCHMAN 140 n/a 185       325
TREY CAMERON 130 n/a 90 145 135 152 652
JERRY BROWN 120 n/a         120
CARLOS SCALA 110 n/a         110
FRANK GRAY 100 n/a 110       210
STAN LEWIS 90 n/a         90
LANCE ZEEK   n/a 165       165
AARON RADANK   n/a 120       120
DEVIN LANDRT   n/a 100       100
TYRONE CREWS   n/a   160     160
WILLIAM HECK   n/a     180 212 212
SCOTT BRUCE   n/a       142 142
CHRISTIAN LONG   n/a       132 132
HOLDEN BRUCE   n/a       122 122
DANNY RANDOLPH   n/a       102 102
CHRIS MICKLER   n/a       92 92
IAN MOFFAT   n/a       87 87
MARTIN SMITH   n/a       82 82