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1-18-08 Club Racer IKF
|Every year club racers will
compete in there elected clubs and battle for the point
championship. When IKF comes to town they save their money,
prep there equipment, buy new tires, get their elected
engine shop to freshen their motor, and get set to battle
the best in Region 11. This previous season Mark Nason from
Reno did just this, and laid the smack down to both the Sr.
drivers and Masters drivers. When I say Smack down, I mean a
big lead from beginning to end of the race.
To help the
club racer get set for the 2008 IKF races at their home
tracks, NorcalKarters.com has assembled a primer for these
racers eye ballin the IKF race when it hits through their
town to help prepare them.
2-11-08 Norcal Karting represents at Sacramento's
|Every Year in
Sacramento at Cal Expo (California's State fairgrounds) many
classic cars, Race cars, Motorcycles, and a limited amount
of businesses promote their products. This year a few of
the Karting related associations were their to promote their
Four of the Industry associations and business were
representing their product at the Autorama. The Kart Dealer
showing off their specialty was California Kartworld with a
booth. They had a Birel Kart with a Parilla Leopard. The first
thing you noticed was a big California Kartworld Banner that
caught the eye. They promoted their track support of both
Prairie City and Blue Max kart Clubs including the supply of
a fully stocked Parts Trailer.
The Manufacturer showing off their designs and a variety of
promotional tools was Motowear International. Motowear
brought the attendees knowledge of the process of
Sublimation, the newest in Track designer wear. Also adding
to their line of products was full embroidery of Suits,
hats, crew uniforms and jackets. Screen printing of T-shirts
as well as Digital Printing.
The NCK Road Racing representatives were there
to bring in new racers to the industry. Providing videos to
the attendees of the racing as well as handouts. Mark
Morrison's Superkart was on display for the public to get a
close up look of an extremely fast Superkart.
Lastly was Ron Suttons Winners Circle. Sutton had the
full rig on display with his cars. Featuring one his latest
Ford Focus Midgets, a Full Midget with a Carbon Fiber Body,
and a Full Size asphalt Sprint Car. This gave the public
great knowledge on the ladder system of motorsports.
In the time of a struggling Economy, many businesses are
making the attempt to get out further to the public. This is
good for Kart Racing as currently the sport is in need of
some new customers and racers. Coming up is the Southern
Yosemite Festival. A festival of Motorsports from Vintage
and Current times. Watch NorcalKarters.com for more
information regarding the event.
2-5-08 Kartel Region 7
|During the winter months
Kartel Motorsports has been testing every weekend, rain or
shine. All that testing and development has helped Jr.1
Hotshoe Louis Tyrell start his 2008 season right where he
left off in 2007. Louis took his Kartel Motorsports Top Kart
Kadet to a Jr.1 Comer win in Fontana, Ca at California
Speedway. Louis had left 2007 season with a big win at the
same Race Track.
In 2008 there is no Friday practice, so
Louis needed to come out of the box swinging. That's exactly
what he did. Through Qualifying and the heat race, Louis
worked his way up to the front, and into the lead. His Dad,
Tom, stayed on top of his game as well, making
the necessary changes to his Top Kart which kept Louis up
front both days. Sunday in monsoon like conditions, Tom put
the rain set up on the Top Kart, and let Louis do his thing.
Through calm and smart driving Louis managed a 3rd place
Louis will be back to race Region 7 at the Buffalo Bills
round. After that, he will continue testing with Kartel
Motorsports to prepare for the STARS of Karting series.
Louis will race STARS and Region 11 IKF with Kartel, and is
sponsored by Kartel Motorspors and Grand Products.
Kartel is currently gearing up for the second round of
the Florida Winter Tour at Moroso. Brendan Phinny, Neil
Alberico, Taylor Miinch and Tyler Thomas will all be under
the watchful eyes of Joey Hand, Erik Bartolero and Les Hand.
Les and Erik will be at all of the events this year
supporting Kartel drivers, while Joey will make any race
that does not conflict with his Ruby Tuesday Daytona
Prototype driving responsibilities.
Kartel Motorsports has Arrive and Drive Programs
available for round 2 of the FWT, STARS of Karting AND
Region 11 IKF series.
There are still a few spots available, contact Kartel @
2-3-08 Leatt Brace
|For the 2008 Racing Season the
Leatt Brace Corporation has joined NorcalKarters.com as
Presenting Advertiser. Leatt Corporation, the developer of a
Prophylactic neck bracing system designed to prevent
Motorsports injuries is in the business of designing,
developing and manufacturing protection equipment for all
forms of motor sports. Leatt currently has three braces in
there line. One designed for Car racing, one for off road
motorcross, and the most recent one to be released in the
next twenty days, for Karts.
The Leatt-Brace™ is an injection molded glass reinforced
nylon or carbon fiber and Kevlar neck brace system designed
by medical professionals and karting enthusiasts to help
prevent ; Hyperflexion (extreme forward head movement) ,
Hyperextension (extreme rearward head movement), Lateral
Hyperflexion (extreme sideways head movement), Axial loading
(compression of the spinal column due to the effect of force
on the helmet)
and Posterior Hypertranslation (rearward movement of the
head/helmet on the neck).
Upon arrival of the new Kart Leatt brace,
Norcalkarters.com will be performing tests with the brace to
bring viewers a more up close tutorial on the advantages of
wearing the Leatt.
Norcal Driver Perform at
Willow Springs Rotax Challenge of the Americas
A 3 weekend/6 race Rotax Challenge of
Americas Series kicked off at a stormy Willow Springs Kart
Track this past weekend with several Norcal drivers taking
home one win and 3 podium finishes.
This 6 race series features 3 double
weekends of Rotax racing here in California. The winners of
the Junior Rotax, Senior Rotax and Rotax DD2 classes will
automatically get an invitation to the Rotax World finals,
so a lot is at stake in this series. Rotax Masters and
Mini-Max classes are also part of this series.
Over 100 drivers converged on a cold,
rainy and some times blue sky Willow Springs Kart track with
9 drivers from the Norcal area in attendance. Friday
practice was a good preview of what was to come on the
Saturday and Sunday race day programs. It first started
with cold and rainy conditions then finished the day on a
dry track. Drivers thus got the opportunity to work on both
wet and dry set ups and all this practice paid off as the
weekend could never figure out what weather it wanted to
provide the racers.
Saturday dawned in blue sky and the dry
tires came out. This series is the first one on the West
Coast to use the new Mojo D2 tire, and the extra grip was
put to use by all the drivers on this cold day. In a light
DD2 class, Gregory Liefooghe qualified 2nd and
took 2nds in both the Prefinal and Main behind Las Vegas’
Curtis Cooksey to earn a podium finish. In Junior Rotax,
top Norcal driver was Jordan Jadallah who qualified 6th,
finished 7th in the PreFinal but worked his way
up to 3rd in the Main to take a well earned
podium in the tough 28 kart field. This was Jordan’s first
time racing at Willow Springs. Mikee Mejia was 12th
in the PreFinal pipe knocked off on the start of the Main
and had to retire. Northern Nevada’s Brody Zink drive all
night to entire his first Junior Rotax race and had to learn
the track, his kart and the new D2 Mojo’s without the
benefit of the Friday practice day. Brody finished the Main
in 20th dicing the whole race with several of the
more experienced SoCal drivers. In Senior Rotax, Wes
Phillips, 2005 Senior Rotax National Champ, qualified 7th,
took 5th in the Prefinal and was up to 2nd
in the Main when he lost his water and had to retire. Jake
Mottaz had a good run in his first senior Rotax class event
qualifying 17th, 13th in the Prefinal,
but got tangled up in a turn 1 incident on the start and
came away in dead last. Nikola Radosavljevich also was
entering his first out of region event and looked good in
the 31 kart field and qualified 22nd, was 17th
in the Prefinal and had a good run in the Main to finish 20th.
In Rotax Masters, Reno’s David Harwin was right in the
middle of the top group of Masters drivers all weekend long
qualifying 4th, 5th in the PreFinal
and 5th in the Main. Dave also turned in the
fast lap in the Main, which earned him 5 bonus points.
Stockton’s Craig Nillsson took his 5 year old Rotax off his
garage shelf and came down and put his Stockton track
experience to good use by finishing 6th in the
On Sunday, the day started out in the rain for the practice
rounds. Qualifying started out in the dry but mid way
through Mini-Max Qualify, the rain came down and stayed wet
for the rest of the day. In DD2, Liefooghe Qualified 3rd.
In the Main, Gregory got into 2nd off the start,
but was again chasing the fast Cooksey. Midway through the
30 lap Main, Gregory was starting to reel in Cocksey when a
problem with his steering wheel caused a DNF. In Junior
Rotax, Jadallah qualified a disappointing 9th,
but he came back to take a strong 4th in the
Prefinal on a rainy track. But in the Main, the track was
semi-dry and these conditions did not suit Jordan and he
fell back a bit to finish in 10th. Mejia
finished the Main in 13th. Zink got by several
karts on the first lap of the PreFinal to get up to about 13th
place, but the more veteran drivers that were caught up in
the first lap crashes stormed back to pass Brody who
finished 26th. In the Main, Brody’s luck ran out
as his kart lost all spark on the warm
up lap. A tough first outing for Brody, but expect him much
quicker at round two in 4 weeks. The Senior Rotax Race
produced the only Norcal victory with Wes Phillips showing
off his rain mastery in the Prefinal with a convincing win.
But in the Main, SoCal’s Nick Johnson put the pressure on
Wes near the end of the 30 lap race and almost stole the win
away from Phillips. But Wes opened up a 3 kart lead on the
last couple of laps to take the win. Jake Mottaz did a great
job in the rain and finished 10th in the Prefinal
and came back to take a solid 8th place in the
Main, a solid performance for Mottaz in this tough Socal
dominated field. Nikola also looked like he was going to
have a strong performance with an 11th in the
Prefinal despite a locked up clutch. In the Main, Nikola
was a victim of the infamous turn one wreak and was dead
last once he drove away from the crash site but finished a
credible 16th. In Rotax Masters, Harwin took 4th
in Qualify but in the down pouring rain of the PreFinal, he
took 2nd and was on the front row for the Main.
On the start, Dave fell back to 3rd as the top 3
drivers pulled away from the field. At the end Dave was
still in 3rd earning him a well deserved podium
finish. Nillsson started the Main in 5th spot,
but he had problems early in the race and eventually had to
retire. This was Craig’s first Rotax Max Challenge event
having spent most of his time running TaG at the Stockton
Club, but he was excited on his performance and was looking
forward to the next race. Expect more from Craig when he
gets his tired 5 year old engine tuned up.
Races One and Two of the Challenge of
Americas Series was now done with the hope that the weather
will be better in 4 weeks for Rounds Three and Four.
Next race will be held at the Infineon
Kart track on February 22-24. Come out and see some of the
best karters that Rotax has to offer. And expect to see
some 20 Norcal racers at this event.
Winternationals Round 3 & 4
you're dreaming of blue skies and warmer weather! Although
the San Diego Chargers aren't going to make it to the BIG
game next weekend, they'll be sharing their home stadium
with the kart racers of the SKUSA Winternationals!
Rounds #2 and #3 of the SKUSA WinterNats 2008 series
will be held on the SDKA West Course (CCW) in the parking
lot of the famous Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on
Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd . Again,
this series is a 2-race-day program with completely separate
events being held each day. Points from these two events
(plus the dual events in January and March) will accumulate
towards the series championship and end-of-series awards.
For those racers wanting to check out this facility and
track layout ahead of time, there will be an SDKA race this
Sunday, Jan. 27th, as well as a practice day on Friday,
February 1st. This 1.1 mile course is sure to be
challenging, and the weather looks to be spectacular! Bring
the family to enjoy the wonderful attractions that this
coastal community offers!
details regarding the SKUSA Winternationals are available on
website, including an online store where you can enter the
event and purchase SKUSA memberships, Friday practice, spec
tires, transponder rentals, spec fuel, etc.
for a downloadable entry form that you can fax, email or
about SDKA and their race this Sunday can be found at
. Registration opens Sunday at 7am.
Winternats Event Entry: Pre-entry cutoff for this event
is midnight on Wednesday, January 30th . Enter before
the cutoff and save up to $150 with the 3-day combo package.
Enter the event and purchase additional items through the
online store on
or call 951-491-0808. Entries are also being accepted at the
track starting Friday, Feb. 1st at 7:30am. NOTE: There are
no reserved pit spots for this event weekend. Trailer
parking and overnight camping are available at no cost but
on a first come-first served basis starting on Thursday,
Hotel: We have negotiated a great rate at the Doubletree
Club Hotel San Diego, 1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego,
CA. 92108, 619-881-6900. Use Group Code SK5 and mention
SUPERKARTS to get your room(s) February 1st-3rd at a rate of
$110/night (king bed + sofa bed). See
for more details about the hotel. Book now! Room block is
Practice: Gates open on Friday, February 1st at
7:30am. Track is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Due to a
local noise restriction ordinance, no motors are allowed
to run before 9am. Registration and fuel/tire desks will
be open at 7:30am.
Race Days: Gates and registration/fuel desk/tire
desk will open on Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday,
February 3rd at 7:00am. Track is open from 9:00am to
5:00pm. Same noise restriction applies.
Overnight Trailer Parking and Camping: Overnight
trailer parking and camping at the track will be
available Thursday thru Sunday nights at no charge.
There will be NO advance pit reservations for this race
weekend, so racers will be parked on a first come-first
Membership: SKUSA membership is mandatory for race
days, and good for 12 months. Visit the online store at
or become a member at registration on Friday, Saturday
2006-07 SKUSA Rule Book
, plus amendments and updates on the
of the WinterNats website.
Spec Tires: All classes SKUSA MG Yellow, type "MZ".
Race tires must be purchased from SKUSA (
Silencers: Spec silencers for ICC and TaG. For moto
engines, silencers are mandatory, but open spec.
Air Boxes: Mandatory in ICC and TaG. Air Box or Air
Filter Optional in Moto.
Track Elevation: 40ft
Practice Fuel Availability: Because it is unsafe for
the SKUSA crew to transport large amounts of excess
fuel, we will be providing only enough fuel to satisfy
pre-event orders and projected race entries. Therefore,
it is the entrant's responsibility to bring their own
practice fuel unless they have pre-ordered it from SKUSA
Weather: The Old Farmers Almanac tells us that it
has not rained in San Diego over the last 5 years on
February 2nd, but .......... don't forget the
SKUSA Tough Guy Bonus
and make sure you have wet weather tires in the trailer
....... just in case. With the proper tires, racing in
the wet is a BLAST and the extra points bonus could make
the difference at the end of the series. Temperatures
are expected to be in the low to mid 60's.
for a weather forecast.
Press Coverage: Rob Howden will be on hand to
provide on-track announcing as well as post-race
reports. Media releases will be distributed to the major
karting publications, giving everyone a chance to become
a local hero to their family and friends!
Podium Prizes: A variety of raffle prizes will be
given out following podium. Racers are encouraged to
stick around, as you must be present to win!
Directions to Qualcomm Stadium (
Jon Ban Joins
NorcalKarters.com has learned
that Norcal driver Jon Ban will join the Kartel Motorsports
team for 2008. Jon has been driving for Emmick Enterprise in
the past seasons working with Ron Emmick and Linda Emmick
but has recently made the jump to Kartel.
Jon will join other Sr. drivers
Neil Alberico, Chris Scribner, and Tyler Espinosa. Winning
two previous Championships in the Stockton Motorplex Club
series, Jon had some Mechanical failures in 2007 keeping him
from capturing his third straight Championship. Moving to
Kartel will help Jon get back to his winning ways.
" It was hard to pass up the
opportunity to learn from Joey and Les Hand and Erik
Bartolero. Those three have years of experience that will
help me further my racing Endeavors." Jon will driving Top
Kart Flash and a Swedetech Racing Engine Parilla Leopard for
the 2008 season.
1-22-08 IKF President
Carl Brown, who was born on June 17, 1947 in Dallas, Texas,
passed away on January 18, 2008 at home after suffering a
heart attack. It is believed by his family that his passing
was sudden and quick. He was known as a “real Texan” and was
proud of his home state, and of his country. At the time of
his death, he resided in Double Oak Texas with his wife,
Rhonda Mims-Brown, their 14 year old son Casey and his
constant companion, his dog, Brownie. He was a loving son,
husband, father, brother, brother-in-law and friend to many
who was known for his loyalty, leadership and strength of
He is survived by wife Rhonda Mims-Brown, his children
Christopher Brown, Ashlyn Brown, Casey Brown, stepmother
Bess Brown, Sister Graciela “Gras” (Brown) Mainzer,
grandchildren Angela, Hailey, Catherine, mother and father
in-law Warren and Dorothy Mims, and numerous loving family
members. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl
Willard Brown and Elena Aurelia (Rocchiccioli) Brown, former
wife Patricia (Osborne) Brown and his son Jeffery Brown.
His diversified interests and past occupations included
pursuits as a restaurateur of the famous Brownie’s
Restaurant of Dallas, home builder of Brown & Roberts Custom
Homes and owner, Brown Competition Racing (BCR). He also
served on the Boards of Directors for multiple organizations
including the Twin Lakes Owners Association. Wayne graduated
from Jesuit High School in Dallas and earned a business
degree from SMU – Southern Methodist University.
Wayne was very involved in the sport of kart racing and was
active in the sport for 50 years. As one of the original
founding members of the International Kart Federation (IKF),
he not only earned the sports highest awards as a motor
builder and driver, but also devoted his time to help the
sport grow. He served on multiple Boards of Directors for
both local kart racing clubs and for national organizations.
This included serving as President of the SouthWest Road
Racing Association and, at the time of his death, the
President of the IKF.
Wayne was a champion driver in his own right, winning a
national title in the IKF Road Race division in 1988 in the
100cc Stock class. His dedication to the sport was
recognized with the Jim Clark Memorial Award, bestowed upon
those who exhibit sportsmanship, devotion to the sport of
karting and work through adversity.
As a result of the Jim Clark award, Wayne spearheaded the
creation of the Lake Speed Excellence in Karting award for
He was one of the few people who got to do what he loved for
a living. He was co-owner of O&H Kart Products and was known
for his skill as an engine builder. Additionally, he was
owner of BCR (Brown Competition Racing). He was proud of the
successes in karting that came to him through his assistance
to others. He was regarded as an excellent engine builder
and tuner and was the “tuning force” behind 20-plus national
titles for various drivers in multiple kart racing
sanctioning bodies. He was most proud of helping his wife,
Rhonda, achieve her goals.
Wayne and Rhonda married in November, 1991 in Lihue, Kauai.
It was a storybook wedding for the two who met at the races
and both shared a love for kart racing. It was Wayne who
helped his wife achieve five IKF national titles in Road
Race and several regional championship titles and wins in
World Karting Association (WKA) competition, including a
second place finish at his favorite racetrack, Daytona
International Speedway in 2002.
He is remembered as a perfectionist both personally and
professionally. Whether it was building an engine, building
a home or taking care of things around the house, he took
great pride in doing things his way and what he considered
to be the right way. In addition to racing, he enjoyed
travel and loved going in his motor home to remote and
beautiful places like the Grand Canyon, Sedona and the
California coastline. He also loved beautiful resorts and
especially enjoyed going back to Hawaii to revisit memories
of his wedding to Rhonda. He was a great poker and dominos
player who hated to lose in any game. He also enjoyed
bowling, keeping up with sports and was a huge lover of dogs
– particularly his dog, Brownie with whom he shared a very
Wayne was a strong and fair man who would go the extra mile
not only for family and friends, but also for those who
needed his help. He was also a great friend to many and he
will be missed and remembered with great fondness.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, January 21, from 6:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home, where he will
also be buried. Funeral Services will commence at 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 22.
Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery
13005 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75243
(972) 238-7111 or (800) 749-7379
Cards, letters or notes may be sent to the family at:
c/o O&H Kart Products
13515 Bee Street #300
Dallas TX 75234
or via private message to the user account of Rhonda
Mims-Brown on eKartingNews.com and on the forum thread
Donations can also be made to the American Heart Association
in the name of Wayne Brown.
Deborah Davidson Harpur
1-22-08 Stars of
Karting Spec Racer Suspended
Seattle, WA - Snap-on Stars of Karting announced today the
immediate suspension of the Spec Racer category. Parties
interested in competing in the 2008 Stars of Karting series
in this category in 2008 are to be advised of imminent
action with regards to cancellation, restructuring and
reorganization of this class of competition.
At issue is a critical destabilization of the market. Stars
national administration will take necessary and appropriate
actions to protect its customers and industry partners and
announce a plan of action in coming days.
"This class was originally created in order to provide a
group of competitors the ability to compete with a
guaranteed level of parity utilizing a technical set of
regulations that would ensure fairness and a level
competition," states Paul Zalud. "Events as of late have
forced us to take these immediate actions in order to
salvage the original goal of the class. This has been easily
the fastest growing segment of our series and we have to be
responsible to the core of what has made it so appealing to
all of us."
This suspension is announced now in order to ensure all
competitors sufficient time to plan for their competition in
the revised replacement class.
For any further information regarding this announcement,
please refer to
Paul Zalud at Stars of Karting (425)
1-17-08 2008 Stockton
|Every year Stockton Motorplex
meets for an Agenda meeting regarding the raceday details of
the coming season. This past Wednesday the club met for an
First topic was race Tech Director. Buck
Sorenson from Swedetech was declared the new Tech Inspector.
Race Director and Announcer were the next topics and Chris
Scribner will be performing both. Chris Runiuo will be
performing race duties as well filling out the Raceday team
New to the Track will come a board displaying all the
current Track Records for the different Layouts. New classes
include Sr. Superbox Light, TAG Sumo, Rotax Sr., and Formula
2008 will hold a different starting line for starts only,
maintaining the current Finish line, full time announcer and
Tech Director, and some improvements to the facility.
Stockton currently holds over 300 members, a pickup from
last year. Visit the Stockton Track page for Schedule
information and Track Info......here!
1-8-08 MMS Shows well
in Daytona Kartweek
December 30th, 2007 - During
the first 2008 Bridgestone George Kugler Manufacture’s Cup
weekend presented by Mazda in Daytona, FL during KartWeek, a
West-Coast race team was well represented by one
lone-driver: Logan Bearden.
Motor Machine Service made the decision
to fly motor-builder Doug Sharp to Daytona to assist in
making the young driver’s presence known in all four of the
Junior Sportsman classes.
“We had a great weekend of racing,”
said Jeff Bearden, father of Logan Bearden. “The Birel Cadet
handled great and was easy to work with. We need to thank
Doug Sharp for putting together our engine packages and to
MMS for making the call to send him out to the East. The
results prove that it was worth the effort!”
Logan Bearden represented the MMS Doug
Sharp tuned 80cc Comer in the 53-entried Cadet Junior
Sportsman. This was Bearden’s second national event in his
racing career and put the number-66 on pole for Cadet-1 on
Saturday with a time of 45.640. Due to time constraints, no
pre-final was run. Bearden went straight to the finals,
finishing in an outstanding 2nd place.
In Yamaha Jr. Sportsman, Bearden
qualified 25th and moved his way through the
field finishing 22nd in the final.
Sunday’s HPV Jr. Sportsman race had
Bearden qualifying 10th. He had a great run in
the pre-final but was taken off the track due to a racing
incident. Bearden worked his way through the field and
finished a respectable 21st in the final.
Cadet-2 had Bearden starting 3rd
in the pre-final, defending his position to finish where he
started. During the final, after leading nine of the 18
laps, Bearden put in the time 45.190 and finished on the
podium in fifth.
“I was very impressed with Logan,
especially since it is only his second national event,” said
Doug Sharp. “I’ve been working with these guys for three
seasons. He’s won many local and regional events and
finished third at the TaG Worlds this year. The finish in
Daytona was a result of a year-long carburetion and engine
development program for the Cadet Sportsman class. We plan
on running the rest of the season at the top and look to be
in the running to win championships.”
For information on MMS “The Biggest
Little Kart Shop in the World”, please contact Mike Botelho
1-1-08 Trip to Hawaii
|In the 2007 season it was
announced there would be a trip given away to qualifying
contestants at the Banquet. To qualify a racer must enter
the same class eight times in a season. By entering two
classes eight times a season you qualify twice. Trip is
provided by Ron Sutton Winners Circle, Scribner Plastics,
Panavise and Tux & Tails Travel.
The list of entrants to be drawn at the
Banquet is as follows.
Austin DeMent- two entries, Jr. Comer and HPV-1
Logan Wyman- two entries, Jr. Comer and HPV-1
JR Razko- two entries, Jr Comer and HPV-1
Nicky Prichard- one entry, Jr. Comer
David Brant- one entry, Jr. Superbox
Kelsey Nilsson- one entry, HPV-2
Wyatt Nilsson- one entry, HPV-2
Chris Scribner- two entries, 125 National Cup and 100
Mike Botelho Jr.- one entry, 125 National Cup
Jason Toft- one entry 125 National Cup
Cody Hodgson- two entries, 125 National Cup, 100 National
Jesse Gwin- one entry 125 National Cup
Glenn McKinnon- one entry 125 National Cup Masters
Lance Grimm- one entry 125 National Cup Masters
Robert Towne- 80 Limited
Trevor Schmid- 80 Limited
Travis Duhn- 80 Limited
David Mead- 80 Limited
Gary Gwin- 80 Limited
Adam Booker- 80 Limited
Steve Dow- two entries, 80 Limited, 80 Masters
Merrick Miller- 80 Limited
Jay Neely- 80 Masters
Chris Gomez- two entries, Superbox Light and Superbox
Brett George- Superbox heavy
Scott Smith- Animal Super Sportsman
33 total entries and 14 of them are double entrants.
1-5-08 Bordogna looks
to Continue 2007 Success
In 2007 Bordogna was one of most unquestionably the most
dominate Engine shop in North California Kart racing.
Winning big races against huge fields while also winning
club races, Stars of Karting Races ,States Championships and
National Championships. What makes Bordogna's wins so
prestige, is Bordogna power consistently backed up the
winner with another Bordogna Racing Engine. Danny hope In
2008 Bordogna's drivers will continue with the success. Take
a look at Bordogna Racing Engines list of 2007 success!
2007 SEASON BORDOGNA DRIVER’S RESULTS:
Also Bordogna Drivers had a big success last season, winning
Daniel Bordogna would like to say Thank you to all his
for trusting in him in the 2007 season!
I.K.F. Region 11 Comer Champion Jonny Norris
I.K.F. Region 11 HPV1 Champion Jonny Norris
I.K.F. Region 11 HPV2 Colby Potts 3 Pole & Wins
I.K.F. Region 11 HPV4 jr. Colby Potts Pole & wins
I.K.F. Region 7 Comer 2nd place in championship points
I.K.F. Region 7 Jr.1 & Hpv1 Poles & podiums Joey Teves
California Central Valley Champion Comer Jonny Norris
California Central Valley Champion HPV1 Jonny Norris
I.K.F. Grand Nationals 2007 Comer 2nd place J.Norris
Champion & 2nd place in championship points at Stockton
M.Graves & A.Perales
Champion & 2nd place in championship points at Prairie,
J.Norris & Austin Elliott
Champion & 2nd place in championship points at Prairie, HPV2
Troy Buckman & S,Sander
Champion & 2nd place in championship points at Prairie,
HPV4jr J.Sander & S.Sander
Champion & 2nd place in championship points at Prairie, HPV1
J.Norris & J.Koeberlein
Champion & 2nd place in championship points at Redding Comer
Ian Fryer & C.Fleming
Champion at Redding in Jr. Sportsman Anthony Fryer
Champion at Sears Point, Infineon, Comer Bobby Tifft
the WKA Grand national Champion, The California State
champion, 2 National Championships and 17 Club Championships
Those interested in joining the Bordogna Racing Engines team
is urged to contact Danny Bordogna at
1-2-07 Tyler Espinosa 2007 Report
Tyler Espinosa came onto the karting
scene in early 2007. During his first year he excelled in
the sport. Starting with the KT 100 Class, Tyler was
qualifying on pole and finishing on the podium in just his
first few races. Half way through the season he decided to
start racing the TAG 125 Class as well. Ending his first
year of competition Tyler finished fourth in the points
championship in TAG, and 5th in the championship points of
Yamaha KT100. Tyler after is his Rookie season found himself
ranked 6th in NorcalKarters.com Sr. Rankings.
After having a very successful 07
Season, Tyler and his father have teamed up with Joey Hand
and Erik Bartolero, of Kartel Motorsports, for the upcoming
2008 Season. He will compete in the new HPV 3 and IAME tag
class as well as piloting the new TOP KART chassis. With
the combination of Kartels experience and Tyler’s growing
talent they should have a winning year! Tyler will run the
entire Region 11 IKF Circuit throwing in some select club
races throughout the season.