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05.03.2016 – Gold Cup Points from Jax now available

CONCORD, NC – With 1 race in the books for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, the official 2016 points following the season opening event at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida are now available.

Leading the way by virtue of his sweep in the Boon and Sons LO206 Kid Kart Class is Brently Miller, holding the edge over Gold Cup newcomer Rachel Richter.

After sweeping the entire weekend in Sportsman competition, defending champion Aiden Baker Crouse is atop the standings in 3 classes. Crouse leads Cale Hall in the Sportsman Gas Lite class, with Landen Lewis, former Kid Kart competitor Blake Boon, and Elmer Edmonson completing the top 5. In the Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy class, Crouse leads Lewis in the standings, with Tanner Carter, Cale Hall, and Elmer Edmonson completing the top 5, while Crouse completes the trifecta in Race #1, leading former Kid Kart competitor Caleb Gafrarar, Edmonson, Kevin Lanyi, and Blake Boon in the LA South Tire Sportsman LO206 class.

In Junior competition, Matt Miller, a 2-time champion in 2015, again leads 2 of the 3 Junior categories, holding the edge over Brian Van Cleve and Jimmy Cole Jackson, who are currently tied for second in the Junior Pro Gas Lite class, while Miller leads Cade Frazier, Jackson, Hunter Fox, and Andrew Willis in the Water Medic Junior LO206 group. Cody Hall holds the edge over Miller in the Briggs & Stratton Racing Junior Pro Gas Heavy class, with Van Cleve, Jackson, and Alex Vrabel completing the top 5.

Jacob Heavlow has broken out of the gate in both the Senior Pro Gas Medium class, sponsored by Coyote Motorsports and Jims Marine, as well as the Senior Pro Gas Heavy class, sponsored respectively by Briggs & Stratton Racing and Inferno Racing Clutches. Heavlow leads older brother Jimmy, along with Sean Meier, Mike Greiner, and Matthew Lewis in the Medium category, while the Heavlow brother tandem also leads the Senior Pro Gas Heavy class, sponsored by Bordeaux Dyno Cams and Trackside Kart Supply. Matt Mayes, Matt Travis, and Matthew Lewis complete the top 5 in the standings.

In the Senior LO206 Heavy class, sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Racing and Inferno Racing Clutches, Michael Clark has bolted out to the early lead, with the slightest of leads over Jax weekend winner Corey Towles. While just 5 points separate the top 2, Jason Yarbrough, Patrick O’Neal, and Sean Meier are in the hunt.

And finally in the Briggs & Stratton Racing Masters Senior LO206, a new class for 2016, Joey Miller also holds a slim 5-point advantage over Brad Farmer, with Tim Stiefel, Jerry Yarbrough, and Vernon Sparks making up the top 5.

Whether the points see a shakeup, or they get extended by the current points leaders will be determined June 24-26 when the series hits the track at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for the Series second stop, the Carolina Summer Nationals.

To view the current series points standings, click here.

04.28.2016 – Updated Road Race National Points and Chassis Standings available

CONCORD, NC – With 2 races in the books for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting in the books, the series sets its focus on the Summit Point Nationals, the next major event on the WKA calendar June 4 and 5 at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia.

Following the exciting events at Daytona and Roebling Road, Competition Karting Incorporated has again taken its place atop the leader board in the chassis standings for yet another season, posting 28 wins in the first two events of the year. And after just relocating their shop a week or so ago, CKI looks to maintain that momentum at Summit in a little over a month. MGM Chassis is currently second in the standings with 6 wins this year, followed closely by Hatcher with 4 wins, while Margay and DRT have 3 wins apiece. Owl, Velocity, Cosmic, Arrow, and Dominator have 2 wins to their credit this season, while single event wins belong to Intrepid, Phantom, Dragon, PRD, Elite, Cyclone, Coyote, Corsa, and PVP.

In the national standings, Lance Yunck holds a commanding lead over Michael Tracy in the 100cc Controlled class, while William Morsberger has quite a substantial lead over Anthony Vaccaro in the Matthai Material Handling 100cc Piston Port Class. Duane Eberharts win at Roebling Road has placed him atop the standings in the B Stock Class, holding a 35 point lead over Benjamin Eberhart.

Cole Peschang holds the lead in the Junior Animal Lite standings, while Stephen Wheatley leads Blake Beattie in the Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Lite class. Wheatley also currently holds down the top spot in the Animal Medium division, while Steve Johnson has the edge over Robert Garland in the Animal Heavy class.

In Clone competition, Blake Beattie holds the edge over Rob Hindery in the Clone LO206 Lite category, while Robert Garland is currently atop the Clone LO206 Heavy standings.

Travis Miller heads to Summit Point with a 90 point edge over Lance Yunck in the Formula 100 class, sponsored by Millers Dynotime Racing and KALL Racing, while Brian Wilhelm holds a slim 4 point edge over Robby Harper in the Formula 125 class, one of the tightest battles in the series.

Thomas Dupont leaves Roebling Road with a healthy lead over James Crawford in the 125 Sprint Shifter class, while the battle in the Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda class is a tight one, with Steven Rougeou holding a 5 point edge over Stephen Flatt.

Quincy Smith leads Walter Troup by a mere 10 points in the WT Racing Leopard Sprint class, with David Benham leading Emmit Rodriguez by 33 points in the West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy category.

The battle in The Agile Group sponsored Unlimited class is also a tight one with Jeff Standridge holding a slim 13 point edge over Ron Miller, while John Jazierski has a little bit of cushion over Louie Magiera in the WKA Sprint class.

The Magiera family is well represented up top in the Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Sprint Classes class with Dawn Magiera holding a commanding lead over Dan Febbroriello in the Sportsman category, while Louie has a huge lead over Dennis Cole in the Sprint class.

Ryan Hatcher leads the Foster 4J Ranch Yamaha Medium class by just 10 points over Lamar Hilliard, with David McCauley holding a commanding lead over Hatcher in the Yamaha Heavy class.

In the CKI Yamaha Sportsman class, Matt Michel and David Lee are involved in a tight battle, with Michel holding a 15 point margin for the lead, while also leading Lee in the Yamaha Sportsman Heavy class.

The battles will continue at Summit in a few weeks as the quest for respective titles will heat up during the summer months.

To view the updated point standings, click here.

To view the updated Chassis Standings, click here

And to view the weekend schedule for the Summit Point Nationals, click here.

04.21.2016 – Gold Cup Awards Presentation Helps Highlight Opening Weekend

CONCORD, NC –  While weather played a big part on the front end of the season opening event for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, Mother Nature couldn’t deter the smiles on the faces of countless recipients of Year End Points and Special Awards, as the World Karting Association hosted the annual awards presentation at the track Friday evening, following the wet weather practice day.

Among the many honorees was Aiden Baker Crouse, as the young competitor from North Carolina was recognized for his 3 titles from the 2015 season in the Sportsman Gas Lite, Heavy, and LO206 classes. And as soon as the 2015 awards were laid in the trailer, Crouse immediately went after more hardware, sweeping 7 wins on the race weekend.

Paul Headley also made history, going down as the champion in the last 2 Methanol classes that the series offered in 2015, taking the top honors in the Animal Medium and Animal Heavy Mix classes.

Matt Miller was also honored for his multiple championship efforts for the season, as the Maryland driver was recognized for his titles in the Brads Heating and Cooling Junior Pro Gas Animal Heavy and Junior LO206 Classes.

Fellow Maryland campaigner Jason Alder, now heading to the next level of his racing career in Legend Car racing, was also honored for his title in the Van K Wheels Junior Pro Gas Lite Class.

Jax Walker, one of many drivers graduating to the Sportsman ranks this year, was honored for his second consecutive Kid Kart Title, sponsored by Tyler Sandmeyer Racing.

In the Senior ranks, Floridian Sean Meier was recognized as the champion in the Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Class for 2015.

Austin Queen took down the Senior LO206 Class in 2015 as the final champion for the season.

All champions received their ceremonial Championship rings Friday evening, a big hit for all in attendance, as well as kart stands from RLV Tuned Exhaust Products, and a set of tires from Bridgestone, in addition to a variety of additional products and prizes.

Other Special Awards went to Bandit Racing Chassis of Winchester, Virginia, recipient of one of the most coveted awards in karting, the Manufacturers Championship Trophy, presented to the Chassis Manufacturer with the most wins in a season. This past year, Bandit edged past champion Razor Chassis by 4 wins, 26-22, with Arrow Chassis just 1 win behind Razor. Congratulations to Tommy Triplett and Bandit for their return to the top of the heap.

Maryland competitor Jacob Connors was honored for his efforts in his first full season of Senior competition, begin recognized as the Senior Rookie of the Year, while Riley Kelley received the Most Improved Junior Driver award for his improvement in the Sportsman ranks from 2014. Kelley has now moved to the Junior ranks this season, and will again be one to be reckoned with.

Another very special award to the Gold Cup Family went to the Talia Moffett Family, one of many very special families in the series, while Jimmy Cole Jackson received the Sportsmanship Award for his great attitude no matter what the circumstance.

Special recognition also went out to Art and Rod Verliengre of RLV Tuned Exhaust Products for their title sponsorship, as well as the following race sponsors:

 

Ionic Edge Chassis: Kyle Luttrell

Kart City Performance: Rob Smith

Michigan Kart Supply: Jerry Cole

GT Machine: Dave and Sue Koehler

Other sponsors recognized for their great contributions included:

Coyote Motorsports: Mark and Jim Lipari

Van K Wheels: Brian and Natalie Bass

Miller Welders: Andy Weyenburg

Briggs & Stratton Racing: Dave Klaus

Brads Heating and Cooling: Brad Farmer

Tyler Sandmeyer

Mikim Motorsports: Mike Greiner

 

Here’s a look at the final 2015 standings per class.

Animal Medium:

1 Paul Headley

2 Jim Lipari

3 Cayla Chapman

 

Junior Pro Gas Lite: Van K Wheels

1 Jason Alder

2 Matt Miller

3 Joshua Stark

4 Cody Hall

5 Brian Van Cleve

6 Alex Vrabel

7 Jimmy Cole Jackson

8 Talia Moffett

9 Austin Williamson

 

Sportsman Gas Lite:

1 Aiden Baker Crouse

2 Riley Kelley

3 Tanner Carter

4 Cale Hall

5 Macon Moore

6 Mark Steube

 

Senior Pro Gas: Coyote Motorsports

1 Sean Meier

2 Jacob Heavlow

3 Zach Linsell

4 Tyler Smith

5 Dustin Demattia

6 Aren Smith

7 Eric Fagan

8 Patrick O’Neal

9 Mike Greiner

 

LO206 Kid Kart: Tyler Sandmeyer

1 Jax Walker

2 Owen Lloyd

3 Blake Boon

4 Caleb Gafrarar

 

Senior LO206 Heavy

1 Austin Queen

2 Ben Wagenhals

3 Haley Kummer

4 No Award

5 Eric Fagan

6 Michael Clark

7 Brandon Murzynski

8 Patrick O’Neal

9 No Award

10 Chris Osgood

 

Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy:

1 Aiden Baker Crouse

2 Riley Kelley

3 Macon Moore

4 Mark Steube

 

Animal Heavy Mix:

1 Paul Headley

2 Josh Stiefel

3 Case Hall

4 No Award

5 Jacob Connors

6 Tim Stiefel

7 Andy Jones

 

Junior Pro Gas Heavy: Brads Heating and Cooling

1 Matt Miller

2 Alex Vrabel

3 Jason Alder

4 Joshua Stark

5 Jimmy Cole Jackson

6 Cody Hall

7 Brian Van Cleve

8 Talia Moffett

9 David Kalb Jr

 

Sportsman LO206: Miller Welders

1 Aiden Baker Crouse

2 Tanner Carter

3 Riley Kelley

4 Cale Hall

5 Mark Steube

6 Elijah Skaggs

 

Junior LO206:

1 Matt Miller

2 Cody Hall

3 Jimmy Cole Jackson

4 Jason Alder

5 Talia Moffett

6 Brian Van Cleve

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest congratulations and thanks to all for a great 2015 season, and an awesome start to the 2016 racing year. We look forward to seeing you all at Kershaw in June.

04.21.2016 – Competition Karting Inc. – Moving to New Heights

Midway, NC — John Klutz and staff are excited to announce the relocation of CKI to 2111 Gumtree Rd., Winston-Salem, NC on April 4, 2016. Our commitment to the karting/racing industry is stronger than ever. Service and dedication to both employees and clients remains second to none.
“My desire is to stay on the cutting-edge of racing and to provide not only high quality products to customers but also the service they deserve, CKI owner John said. People typically don’t care how much you know until they know you truly care. I have been a part of the go-kart racing family since my dad, Dan Klutz, began in 1959. It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to continue in this industry and serve karters each day.”
Hours of Operation:

Monday: 9:00-5:00                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tuesday: 9:00 – 7:00

Wednesday/Thursday: 9:00 – 5:00

Friday: 8:30 – 1:30

Please stop by, and visit our new facility or contact us for all your karting needs. The employees and I are eager to assist you!

Thanks,

John Klutz, President                                                                                                                               336-661-8500

laserav2@aol.com

04.21.2016 – Ionic has the Edge Following Round 1 of Gold Cup Competition

CONCORD, NC –Much like the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, the chassis battle on the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series could indeed be a tight one come October. That’s if Round 1 of action this past weekend at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida is any indication, as Ionic Edge Chassis holds a 1 win lead over Razor Chassis, with the rest of the competition close behind.

Led by the 1 man band they call Aiden Baker Crouse, the Vale, North Carolina drivers sweep of the Sportsman competition both days in Jacksonville have Ionic Edge Chassis pacing the field with 3 national events to go.

Razor Chassis also enjoyed a successful first weekend in the new season with 5 wins, led by Brently Miller in the Boon and Sons Kid Kart class. Cody Hall also contributed 2 wins on the weekend for Razor in the Brads Heating and Cooling Junior Pro Gas Heavy class, with Joey Miller checking in for the win in the Masters Senior class.

Defending Manufacturers Champion Bandit Chassis checked in for 4 wins on the weekend, along with Arrow, while Coyote registered 2 wins, and Comet Eagle tallied 1 victory for the weekend.

Bandit was led by Matt Millers 4 wins in the Junior Pro Gas Lite class, as well as the Water Medic Junior LO206 Class, while Jacob Heavlow scored the 4 wins for Arrow in the Senior Pro Gas Medium class, sponsored by Coyote Motorsports and Jims Marine, as well as the Senior Pro Gas Heavy class, sponsored by Bordeaux Dyno Cams and Trackside Kart Supply.

The wins for Coyote were provided by Brad Farmer in the Masters Senior class, as well as Jason Yarbrough in the Inferno Racing Clutches Senior LO206 Heavy division, while Corey Towles took the LO206 class on Saturday on a Comet Eagle, sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Racing.

Round 2 of the Chassis battle will continue at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina June 24-26.

04.19.2016 – ABC Bats 1.000 in Gold Cup Season Opener

CONCORD, NC – Letters converted quickly to numbers for Aiden Baker Crouse in the season opener for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series this past weekend at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, as the World Karting Association began a new era for 6 of their 11 national classes, offering purse payouts to the top 3 overall finishers of the respective Pro Classes.

While the good fun has been finding new and creative ways to denote Crouse’s 3 names utilizing the first 3 letters of the alphabet, the North Carolina youngster is chuckling all the way to the bank by virtue of his 7 national event wins over the weekend, 6 of those for national points classes, the other in the form of the Friday evening Shootout Race. All in all, Crouse left Jacksonville with $700, the beneficiary of being the overall winner in the Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy class, as well as the winner in the Sportsman Pro Gas Shootout, netting $500 and $200 respectively.

While Crouse was busy winning the most races, Maryland veteran Jacob Heavlow netted the highest total of purse money, taking home $1,000 for his overall efforts in the Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Medium and Bordeaux Dyno Cams Senior Pro Gas Heavy main events. Other big winners were Matt Miller, the 2 time defending Junior champion. Miller took the high honors in the Junior Pro Gas Lite class, as well as second overall in the Briggs & Stratton Racing Junior Pro Gas Heavy group, taking home $750 for his efforts.

Cody Hall wasn’t far behind, netting $700 for his win in the Junior Pro Gas Shootout, sponsored by Brads Heating and Cooling, as well as the overall win in the Junior Pro Gas Heavy class, while Corey Towles took home $500 as the overall winner in the Briggs & Stratton Senior LO206 Class.

Other winners over the weekend included Brently Miller, sweeping the Boon and Sons LO206 Kid Karts, while Brad Farmer and Joey Miller shared the all new Masters LO206 Senior class wins, which showed quite a bit of promise for its initial voyage, netting 8 national entries. And While Corey Towles snared one of the Briggs & Stratton Racing Senior LO206 main events, Jason Yarbrough claimed the second event on Sunday.

For Crouse, his march towards weekend perfection began with the MattMillerRacing.com Sportsman Gas Lite Class, where he fended off the efforts of Cale Hall, Elmer Edmonson, Kid Kart graduate Blake Boon, and Hunter Burns to claim the first win. Later in the day, Crouse returned to victory lane, this time in the LA South Tire Sportsman LO206 Class, again finding Elmer Edmonson chasing him, with Kevin Lanyi, Caleb Gafrarar, another Kid Kart graduate, as well as Blake Boon rounding out the top 5. With his 2 Trophy class wins secured, Crouse began his quest for the Money Payout, this time taking the Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy Main. With all 3 victories came the Fast Time top honors as well, with Crouse taking the Mikim Motorsports Medallions for all 3 classes. With less than favorable weather conditions the evening prior, the usual Friday evening Shootout Races were moved to Saturday evening, with Crouse snaring his 4th win of the day, topping Landen Lewis, Tanner Carter, Cale Hall, and Elmer Edmonson.

While fans thought they were seeing double in the Senior ranks, they weren’t, as the pair of practically identical bright yellow and blue Jims Marine sponsored karts of Jacob and Jimmy Heavlow took their place at the front of the field this past weekend, with Jacob besting Jimmy in the Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Medium main. Sean Meier, the defending class champion, came home third, followed by Mike Greiner and Matthew Lewis.

The duo returned to take the same places later in the day in the Bordeaux Dyno Cams Senior Pro Gas Heavy main, with Jacksonville area product, and national competitor Matt Mayes taking down third, followed by fellow Floridian Matt Travis and Jacob Connors. Jacob Heavlow also took the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time awards for both classes as well.

Matt Millers 2 win day began with the top honors in the Junior Pro Gas Lite main, as Miller had to fend off the efforts of Jimmy Cole Jackson, Brian Van Cleve, former Sportsman racer Riley Kelley, and Alex Vrabel. Cody Hall, 8th in the main event, claimed the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award.

Miller returned a few classes later to claim the Water Medic sponsored Junior LO206 class, again fending off Jackson, with Cade Frazier, Hunter Fox, and Andrew Willis completing the top 5. Miller also claimed the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award.

Corey Towles confined his efforts for the weekend to the Briggs & Stratton Racing Senior LO206 Class, and for good reason, taking down the Day 1 win over Michael Clark, Brandon Murzynski, Patrick O’Neal, and Jacob Heavlow. Towles also claimed the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time Award.

Brently Millers 2 win effort pretty much went with the flow of the weekend success, shared by many, as the youngster claimed both days of action in the Boon and Sons Kid Kart class, as well as the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award on Day 1. Miller was followed by newcomers Rachel Richter and Carlos Willis both days, while Richter also claimed her first ever Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award on Sunday.

The first day of points action was not totally dominated by repeat winners, as Cody Hall broke up the party in the Briggs & Stratton Racing Junior Pro Gas Heavy main, besting 2 time winner Matt Miller, with Jimmy Cole Jackson, Brian Van Cleve, and Riley Kelley completing the top 5. Hall also snared the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time top honors.

Hall returned at the end of the day to claim the $200 top prize in the Brads Heating and Cooling Junior Pro Gas Shootout. Jackson, Miller, Van Cleve, and Vrabel completed the top 5.

And the debut of the new Masters LO206 Senior class was a big hit, with a strong turnout for the opener, as well as tight racing from green to checkered. In the end, Brad Farmer took down the win, with Joey Milller right on his heels in second, followed by Tim Stiefel, Jerry Yarbrough, and Alan Strihafka.

The Senior Pro Gas drivers had one last shot for a chance to win some money Saturday with their rescheduled Money Race from Friday night, scheduled as the last race of the day. And the 11 drivers in the field did not disappoint, with the first 10 lap segment going down in history as one of the best 10 laps ever, with 2 by 2 racing into the tight first turn at the end of the long 1,000 foot backstretch, as well as 3 wide racing going into the tight right hander that is turn 6, just beyond the grid exit. In the end, Jacob Heavlow again prevailed, taking the win over Mike Griener, with Matt Mayes, Matt Travis, and Jimmy Heavlow completing the top 5.

Day 2 action found Jacob and Jimmy Heavlow again atop the Jims Marine Senior Pro Gas Medium class, with Mike Greiner, Sean Meier, and Jacob Connors completing the top 5, with Heavlow again claiming the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time Award. The same result was found in the Trackside Kart Supply Senior Pro Gas Heavy event, with the Heavlows a 1,2 punch, followed by Matt Mayes, Matthew Lewis, and Matt Travis completing the top 5. Heavlow again took the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award.

Not to be outdone, Matt Miller again returned to victory lane twice on Sunday, taking the Junior Pro Gas Lite and Water Medic Junior LO206 mains. Brian Van Cleve, Jimmy Cole Jackson, Riley Kelley, and Talia Moffett chased Miller in the Pro Gas main, with Miller taking the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time honors, while Cade Frazier, Hunter Fox, Jackson, and Brian Collins made up the top 5 in the LO206 Main event, with Jackson taking the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award.

Crouse was next up for the day, and hit 3 more homers, first taking the Spooner General Contractor Sportsman Gas Lite main, topping Landen Lewis, Cale Hall, Tanner Carter, and Blake Boon. Crouse then took the Sportsman LO206 main, topping Caleb Gafrarar, Kevin Lanyi, Elmer Edmonson, and defending Kid Kart Champ Jax Walker. For the nightcap, Crouse bested Lewis, Carter, Cale Hall, and Edmonson in the Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy finale. And once again, Crouse also laid claim to all 3 Mikim Motorsports Fast Time awards.

Jason Yarbrough roared back from a 6th place finish on Day 1 to claim the Inferno Racing Clutches Senior LO206 Heavy main, taking his first national event win of the season. Michael Clark rode home second with Sean Meier, day 1 winner Corey Towles, and Eric Fagan completing the top 5. Yarbrough also claimed the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award.

Cody Hall placed his name in the weekend record books as a sweeper as well, taking the Briggs & Stratton Racing Junior Pro Gas Heavy main for the second day in a row, topping Matt Miller, Brian Van Cleve, Alex Vrabel, and Talia Moffett, while also taking the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time award.

And, saving one of the best races of the weekend for last, Joey Miller led the Briggs & Stratton Racing Masters Senior class across the stripe for his first win of the weekend, edging Day 1 winner Brad Farmer, with Matt Skaggs, Tim Stiefel, and Jerry Yarbrough completing the top 5. Miller also took the Mikim Motorsports Fast Time Top Honors.

With the first race of a new, successful season in the books, the series will next head to Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for the Series Summer Nationals June 24-26. The weekends festivities will be kicked off by the Shootout Races for the Sportsman and Junior Pro Gas Classes, again sponsored by Brads Heating and Cooling, along with the Senior Pro Gas Money race.

The updated Entry Blank for the Kershaw event will be online later this week.

Here’s a look at the breakdown of the Top 3 finishers in the Shootout Races, as well as the overall Top 3 finishers in the respective Pro Classes.

Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Shootout:

1 Aiden Baker Crouse: $200

2 Landen Lewis: $100

3 Tanner Carter: $50

Brads Heating and Cooling Junior Pro Gas Shootout:

1: Cody Hall: $200

2: Jimmy Cole Jackson: $100

3 Matt Miller: $50

Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy:

1 Aiden Baker Crouse: $500

2 Landen Lewis: $250

3 Tanner Carter: $150

Junior Pro Gas Lite:

1 Matt Miller: $500

2 Brian Van Cleve: $250

3 Jimmy Cole Jackson: $150

Briggs & Stratton Racing Junior Pro Gas Heavy:

1 Cody Hall: $500

2 Matt Miller: $250

3 Brian Van Cleve: $150

Coyote Motorsports/Jims Marine Senior Pro Gas Medium:

1 Jacob Heavlow: $500

2 Jimmy Heavlow: $250

3 Sean Meier: $150

Bordeaux Dyno Cams/Trackside Kart Supply Senior Pro Gas Heavy:

1 Jacob Heavlow: $500

2 Jimmy Heavlow: $250

3 Matt Mayes: $150

Briggs & Stratton Racing/Inferno Racing Clutches Senior LO206:

1 Corey Towles: $500

2 Michael Clark: $250

3 Jason Yarbrough: $150

04.19.2016 – Deadline Extension – The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series

The deadline for the weekly racing series has been extended to APRIL 22nd in response to a website issue discovered last week when clubs e-mailed us looking for confirmation status into our program” stated David Klaus, Briggs Racing.  “A security update done in early April blocked the track submittal form from reaching us.  With that we feel the only fair thing to do is extend the deadline to allow clubs time to resubmit their application.  IF you are a club that hasn’t received a confirmation e-mail we need to ask that you to resign up at www.BriggsWRS.com.  This is also a lucky reprieve for clubs that have yet to sign up!”

 

The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series allows racers to compete locally while accumulating points and competing against racers throughout their region.  Over $55,000 in prizes will be awarded to racers throughout North America and Canada.

COMPLETE PRIZE PACKAGE AND VALUES

 

Individual Senior/Masters 206 Prizes:

Three (3) US regional winners and one (1) Canadian Champion will be crowned. Additional prizes will be awarded for the top 13 in each region.

Prizes to be given out in each region:***

  • 1st – 3rd place – P3000 PowerSmart Inverter Generator ($1,500 Value)
  • 4th – 10th place – P2300 Watt PowerSmart Inverter generator ($650 value)
  • 11th- 12th place – 2,200 PSI Briggs & Stratton Brute Pressure Washer ($350 value)
  • Lucky 13th-17th –  SONIC Tools 61 piece Socket Set ($174.99 value)

Total value – OVER $10,600 per Region, $42,500 total

 

Individual North America and Canadian Junior 206 Prizes:

  • 1st-20th place – SONIC Tools 61 piece Socket Set ($174.99 value)
  • 21st-60th place – Custom youth-sized Briggs & Stratton driving gloves ($70 value)

Total value – OVER $6,300 per Region, $12,600 total

 

In addition, every eligible* sprint track will:

  • Have an opportunity to purchase a PowerSmart P2300 Inverter Generator ($650.00 value) for just $350 DELIVERED for banquet or raffle use.
  • Receive a Smokin-Fast BBQ grill from RLV ($99.00 value) to award your Senior/Masters track winner.
  • Receive a RLV sweatshirt ($20.00 value) to award your Junior track winner.
  • Receive a track pack of WRS feature wins, logo decals, and a graphics pack to highlight involvement.
  • Be eligible for additional promotional opportunities throughout the season.

 

** *Briggs & Stratton reserves the right to substitute prizes of similar value. We don’t plan to but sometimes there are things outside of our control.
* Eligible clubs as defined in the track requirements and track sign-up agreement.

04.12.2016 – Solid Entries Prepare for Gold Cup Season Opener at Jax

CONCORD, NC – On the heels of an awesome turnaround season in 2015, the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is prepared for yet another successful campaign, with a strong entry count waiting for the gates to open for the series season opener April 15-17 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Boon and Sons Kid Kart class may have Brently Miller licking his chops early, as the young driver swept both days of action in 2015 in Jacksonville. And with a couple drivers moving up age wise, this could be a good season in one regard, and a tough season for others in another, given Millers early season success last year.

One of the many items of interest from year to year is the transition of drivers to the next competitive age category. As mentioned with the Kid Kart Group, the graduating class to the Sportsman ranks includes both Blake Boon and Caleb Gafrarar. Boon will dive right into the MattMillerRacing.com Sportsman Pro Gas Animal Lite and LA South Tire Sportsman LO206 categories, as well the Friday evening shootout race paying $200 to win. For Gafrarar, his adjustment to the next level has already occurred, as the multi series competitor has already scored wins in the Mini Swift class nationally on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, and is prepared for an assault on the Sportsman LO206 class this season.

Another driver who enjoyed the most success in 2015 in Gold Cup, and has also done some 2 cycle racing early this year is 3-time and defending Sportsman Champion Aiden Baker Crouse, the top dog in the Sportsman Pro Gas Animal Lite and LO206 classes, not to mention the Brads Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Animal Heavy class. Crouse will be back to begin defense of those titles, as well as participate in the Friday Night Shootout Race. Also set to improve a notch in the order is Riley Kelley, a runner-up in 2 of the 3 classes that Crouse scored titles in last season. Kelley came on strong late last year, notching several national event wins. Adding Cale Hall to the mix will make the front end of this field very tough to break into for the many newcomers to the program this season, of which there are many. Other drivers looking for early season success include Brady Atwood, Elmer Edmonson Jr, Kevin Lanyi, Landon Lewis, and many more.

The Junior ranks will again be loaded, led by 2015 Junior Pro Gas and Junior LO206 Champion Matt Miller returning to defend his title. With the likes of Cody Hall, Brian Van Cleve, Alex Vrabel, Jimmy Cole Jackson, Talia Moffett, and Austin Williamson returning as well, the battle for the top shelf of the podium will again be a tough one.  Cade Frazier will be another driver in the hunt for a Junior title, as well as Cody Hall. Briggs & Stratton will sponsor the Junior Pro Gas Animal Heavy class this season, while Water Medic comes on board this season as sponsor of the Junior LO206 Class.

The Senior ranks, namely the Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Medium class, as well as the Senior Pro Gas Heavy classes, sponsored respectively by Bordeaux Dyno Cams and Trackside Kart Supply, will add even more talent to the field, with the addition of 2015 Animal Medium and Heavy Mix Champion Paul Headley, as well as Cayla Chapman, one of the top female racers in the 4 Cycle ranks, moving over to compete for the title. Returning this season are Jacob and Jimmy Heavlow, not to mention Patrick O’Neal and Mike Greiner to name a few. Joining these ranks again will be Jacob Connors, a very accomplished racer last year in his first full season of Senior action. Also joining the class will be Matt Darden, Matthew Lewis, Jim Lipari, Matt Mayes, Chris Osgood, James VanDerZee, as well as Josh Stiefel, another former competitor in the Animal Medium and Heavy Mix ranks, and many more.

Some of these drivers will also be venturing into the Senior LO206 ranks, sponsored this year by Briggs & Stratton Racing and Inferno Racing Clutches. Led by 2015 Senior Pro Gas Champion Sean Meier, the field also will include Jason Yarbrough, Justin VanDerZee, Brad Farmer, Matt Tortorell, Tim Stiefel, Patrick O’Neal, Michael Clark, Brandon Myrzinski, Dustin Demattia, Caylyn Brown, to mention a few.

The all new Masters Senior LO206 class, sponsored by Briggs & Stratton, will now afford many some of the veteran drivers a chance to run in their own class for drivers 35 and over, in addition to the Senior Pro Gas and LO206 classes they run. Tim Stiefel, Matt Skaggs, and Jerry Yarbrough are some of the familiar names that will christen the new class, as drivers will run both days for a shot at the points lead coming out of Jacksonville.

The quest for the 2016 championships begin with honoring the 2015 champions Friday evening at the track in the series annual awards presentation, following the Shootout races for the Sportsman, Junior, and Senior Pro Gas classes. With the bulk of last years champions and top honorees returning this season, the Shootout races are prepped to be a great kickoff to the 2016 season, with 6 of the 11 classes paying $500 to the weekends overall winner, with 2nd receiving $250 and the 3rd place overall finisher for the weekend netting $150.

Shootout races, Year End Awards Presentation, 11 national classes locked and loaded for a new season at 103rd Street Sports Complex, home of the North Florida Kart Club, and 6 classes running for a chance to recoup some, or all of their entry money for the weekend. It all equals a great start to the season for the top 4 Cycle Sprint Series in America. The latest edition of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series starts this weekend!!!!

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04.11.2016 – Tech Manual Updates

CONCORD, NC – TECH MANUAL UPDATE

618.6   PRESSURE / VACUUM TESTING

Testing may be performed to insure extra air is not being pulled into the engine for a performance gain. Any means to bypass the intent of the class rules is illegal.  Both pressure and vacuum tests may be performed — engine must hold 5 psi for 60 seconds and/or  5 HG of vacuum for 60 seconds.

 

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Blowdown checking procedure for Yamaha engines — (601.9 and Figure 606.2)

1 — By a careful visual inspection (light check)  , identify the highest exhaust port and the highest intake port.

2 — Using the Lad tool, zero the dial indicator on the highest exhaust port, taking care to hold the shaft  of the tool against the cylinder wall.

3 — roll the crankshaft backwards five turns (.500″ on the dial indicator)

4 — insert the Lad tool into the highest intake port, holding the shaft of the tool against the cylinder wall.

5 — roll the crankshaft forward until the piston stops on the Lad tool and note the value.

6 — the value must be between .380″ and .420″ to be considered legal

7 — engine to be checked as raced

CONCORD, NC – Please note the following clarifications and/or changes to the 2016 Technical Manual:

Blowdown checking procedure for Yamaha engines — (601.9 and Figure 606.2)

1 — By a careful visual inspection (light check)  , identify the highest exhaust port and the highest intake port.

2 — Using the Lad tool, zero the dial indicator on the highest exhaust port, taking care to hold the shaft  of the tool against the cylinder wall.

3 — roll the crankshaft backwards five turns (.500″ on the dial indicator)

4 — insert the Lad tool into the highest intake port, holding the shaft of the tool against the cylinder wall.

5 — roll the crankshaft forward until the piston stops on the Lad tool and note the value.

6 — the value must be between .380″ and .420″ to be considered legal

7 — engine to be checked as raced