SwedeTech Race Report – 2016 SKUSA Summer Nationals in New Castle
Swedetech was in attendance for the 2016 SKUSA Summer Nationals in New Castle, IN supporting their National level Stock Honda engine customers. The NCMP facility was pristine and ready for the racers to roll in to this beautiful facility.
The Stock Moto headline class is the Pro S1 category. 15 Pro drivers tackled the NCMP facility and 13 drivers had a fast lap within 9/10ths of the best lap posted by PSL Birel Art driver, Oliver Askew. However, the weekend belonged to TBKart pilot, AJ Myers, who won the main event on both days.
Saturday’s S1 official final results ended up with 4 out of the top 5 podium spots being filled by SwedeTech powered drivers. AJ Myers took the overall win, Oliver Askew finished third, Nick Neri (Champion Intrepid) finished fourth, and Joey Wimsett (PG Racing Ricciardo) rounded out the top five.
Sunday’s S1 official final results were the same for AJ Myers, winner! 3 out of 5 podium spots belonged to SwedeTech powered karters with Jake French (DKC Sodi) taking third and Joey Wimsett was rounding out the top five.
The S2 Stock Moto class is our current and future stars of shifter karting. The S2 main event on Saturday was won by a SwedeTech powered Merlin chassis tuned by Franklin Motorsports. The driver was Kyle Kalish.
Sunday’s S2 official final results were much better for Hunter Pickett aboard his Muscle Milk Aluminos. He would be standing on the top step, with Kyle Kalish finishing in fourth.
The young veterans of shifter kart racing are the S4 Stock Moto class. Drivers must have a minimum age of 30 to participate in this group. Then we have the S4 Super Masters, who must have a minimum age of 45. Both of these groups are some of the best classes to watch from a spectators stand point.
Saturday’s S4 official results were dominated by Swedetech powered drives with a top three podium sweep, led by Ryan Kinnear (Champion Intrepid), Jordon Musser (3G Intrepid), and wrapped up by Jimmy McNeil (Team Visalia CRG).
Saturday’s official results for the S4 Super Masters group was led and won by Nick Firestone (DR Kart), with Darrell Tunnel (Team Visalia CRG) placing in fourth.
Sunday’s official results for the S4 class was the same for the top three, another SwedeTech Sweep, led by Ryan Kinnear (Champion Intrepid), Jordon Musser (3G Intrepid), and wrapped up by Jimmy McNeil (Team Visalia CRG).
Sunday’s official results for the S4 Super Masters was mixed up a bit as Robert Marks (Team Visalia CRG) took the overall win. Darrell Tunnel and Nick Firestone finished fourth and fifth.
Full SwedeTech Photo Album can be found on Flickr.
SwedeTech was very proud of our drivers during the SKUSA Summer Nationals event. Swedetech power dominated the shifter classes with 6 Pole Position Qualifying spots and 8 Main Event wins.
The next event for SwedeTech support will be the SKUSA ProKart Challenge in Santa Maria on August 26, 2016.