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Showing speed and garnering results in the cadet, two-cycle and shifterkart markets, VemmeKart USA continues to expand their North American program. Testing and developing a product to compete with the LO206 engine platform, VemmeKart USA scored their biggest four-cycle victory to date as Eric Fagan dominated the reopening of Whiteland Raceway Park. Claiming the LO206 Senior victory and a $1,000.00 payday, Fagan put VemmeKart USA on the top step of the podium.
Closing out the Route 66 Sprint Series over the October 5-7 weekend, Top Kart USA invaded the Mid-State Kart Club facility in Springfield, Illinois. Taking on the stout competition that presents itself in the series, Top Kart USA drivers amassed four pole positions, six main event victories and ten podium results. Calculating the yearly total, the Indianapolis, Indiana based race program garnered 28 victories in Route 66 Sprint Series competition alone.
But after setting the fourth quickest qualifying time (out of 143 starters), winning a heat and running as high as 6th (before crossing the finish line in 10th but classified 15th) in the Mini ROK Final, team boss (and 2012 KZ2 Super Cup title winner) Jordon Lennox-Lamb, prevailed upon Craig to let Jacob stay in Italy.
In his second appearance at the annual title meeting for karts powered by Italian-made Vortex ROK engines, the 13-year-old two-time NZ champion qualified fourth quickest in the 143-strong Mini ROK class field then won his third heat and was classified 7th in his Group to start the class’s A Final from P13 on the grid.
Marcos Flack made it to the Mini Rok final, starting inside the top ten, but suffering a cruel DNF to be classified 34th. Cody Maynes-Rutty, Joe Fawcett and Cadel Ambrose all made the consolation ‘Singha Trophy’ final, finishing 6th, 9th and 30th respectively.