“It was a great first event for myself and the Energy chassis,” explained Cook. “Working with Energy Kart USA and my tuner, we were quickly able to find the speed to run at the front of the field. If it wasn’t for some contact late in the race, I am confident that I could have scored the victory and possible championship.”
After qualifying in the fourth position, Cook would remain consistent through the heat races with four third place results. Showing speed but saving her equipment until Championship Saturday, the female phenom would start inside row two for the series finale. With a fresh set of MG tires and a perfectly tuned SwedeTech Racing Engines prepared Honda powerplant, Cook immediately went on the attack in her bid for the race win and championship. Battling with multi-time Rotax champion Jordon Lennox-Lamb and five time World Champion, Davide Fore, the new Energy driver would make herself known at the front of the field.
Moving forward to the second position and then falling back to third late in the race, Cook would make contact, as the lead trio would battle hard for the win. As a result of the incident, a broken tie rod would end her day and though Cook would fail to finish the finale event, her results in the first two rounds would solidify her third place result in the Elite Shifter championship chase.
Cook added, “I think I was able to show the strength of the Energy brand in the gearbox class and am excited for the future. Now, I must shift my focus to the Rotax DD2 class and the chase for a world title at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals.”
Departing Las Vegas on Sunday and heading back home to Grand Junction, Colorado, Cook enjoyed a short five days in the Centennial State before jet setting her way to Portugal. Claiming the championship and accompanying ticket to represent her country from the Rotax Challenge of the Americas back in March, the talented female will join Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in the Rotax DD2 division in Portimao, Portugal.
“This will be my first RMCGF event,” explained Cook. “This is something that I have worked for in previous years and finally was able to achieve in 2015. No matter what the results, I will be proud to where my suit with the United States flag on it and will work hard with my team to achieve success.”
Sabré would like to thank the Colorado School of Mines, Energy Kart USA, Mick Panigada, Grand Junction Motor Speedway, Tillett Racing Seats, Sniper Alignment Systems, Bell Helmets, NewLine Radiators, AIM Sportsystems, MG Tires, Viceroy Resorts, Gold’s Gym, Holeshot Drive Systems, SwedeTech Racing Engines and everyone that has provided help and support throughout the 2015 karting season.
About Sabré Cook:
Sabré Cook is a rising female motorsports star. Completing her eleventh year in karting, the 20-year old earned the Superkarts! USA S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto championship in 2012. Growing up at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, Cook has developed up the karting ranks and is nearing the top level. Over the course of her career, she has earned six Colorado State Championships, two TAG World Championships, a SKUSA Mountain Region title, represented USA at the Bruno Grana International Trophy event in France, and competed all across North America while maintaining a 4.1 GPA during her high school career. Sabré is a junior at the prestigious Colorado Scholl of Mines with an impressive 4.0 GPA. Sabré enjoys basketball, golf, acting, singing, volunteering and is a member of the National Honors Society and the Future Business Leaders of America.