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Making the short trek from their Indianapolis, Indiana warehouse 45 minutes east to the New Castle Motorsports Park facility, Top Kart USA once again had the largest team presence in the paddock and went on to secure six podiums including two victories. Competing at the third and fourth rounds of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), Emerson Reed would lead the way for the large squad standing on the podium twice in the Yamaha Junior division while drivers showed speed across the board in a multitude of classes.
“We have had great success with our younger drivers and helping them improve to podium results,” explained Top Kart USA’s Billy McLaughlin. “All of our Yamaha Junior competitors are doing very well and some of them have only been in a full size chassis for a few events now. It is great to see them progress in such a short period of time.”
Emerson Reed was the driver to beat in the Yamaha Junior category as he finished both days of wheel-to-wheel competition on top of the box. Dominating the category, Reed is now a contender for the overall series title and will look to carry the momentum into future events. Zach Holden, who normally competes in the Sportsman ranks, jumped to the full size kart for the second time in his career and was immediately on pace. Crossing the stripe second on Saturday to make it a 1-2 finish for Top Kart, Holden would carry his streak of top-five finishes into Sunday and come home fourth. Kaden Harter added another podium result for the blue brand scoring a third place finish on Sunday, improving upon Saturday’s eighth place result.
Yamaha Senior standout Patrick Olsen joined his fellow Top Kart pilots on the podium on Sunday with a solid third place effort in the day’s main event. Always a threat for the victory in whatever he gets behind the wheel of, Olsen claimed a fifth place finish on Saturday and will look to improve upon those results in rounds five and six in a few weeks time.
A pair of Yamaha Sportsman pilots would be in the mix for podium results at the ultra fast New Castle facility as Lance Fenderson and Giovanni Bromante would do battle in one of the youngest racing divisions on the weekend. When the weekend finally came to a close, Bromante would garner seventh and second place results while Fendersen had a disappointing DNF on Saturday but rebounded Sunday to come home fourth.
Chris Wehrheim, Mason Chelootz and Tommy Andersen would be the trio of Top Kart USA pilots entered in the TaG Pro division and all showed the speed to stand on the podium throughout the weekend. A string of unfortunate circumstances including contact, a flat tire and being driven over on the start would see all three drivers fail to finish on Sunday with only Wehrheim having any sort of success to cross the stripe fourth on Saturday.
“If we didn’t have bad luck with our TaG Pro drivers, we would really have no luck at all,” explained Grand Product’s Owner and Importer for the Top Kart brand Mike Tetreault. “It was a roller coaster of a weekend as all three drivers showed the speed that was needed throughout the event. It is was an unfortunate end to the weekend but we will rebound and come back strong at the next round.”
TaG Masters front-runner Steve Schiewer would be back behind the wheel of his Top Kart and was once again a driver that would challenge for the top spot throughout the weekend. After running in the front two on Saturday but failing to finish, Schiewer came back Sunday to add another top-five result for the team claiming the fifth position.
Next on the docket for Top Kart USA will be the fourth event weekend of the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup program. Taking place in northern Indiana at the Jet Karting of MRP facility in South Bend, Top Kart will look to add to their Manufacturer Cup-leading win total and take a strangle hold on multiple championships as the series enters the second half of the season.
Photo: credits David Lee
Another weekend and another great job done by the Top Kart Norvegian racing team, this time involved in Varna for the races regarding the National classes of the Scandinavian country. Top Kart’s bearers were entered in four of the five classes achieving very important successes.
In the Cadet class many drivers were in the top ten with the wonderful victory of Andrine Rafoss and the third position of Joakim Agedal. Beautiful double in the Mini where the two Top Kart bearers Jonas Helgevold and Adrian Karterud passed the finish line respectively in first and second position.
In the Junior 60 the podium was monopolized with Dennis Hauger, Tobias Nyberg and Sivert Svardal, fourth Benjamin Persen. In the X30 class all the three Top Kart drivers were in the top ten with Tommy Nordvang first, Simen Grahnstedt second, but then he was sanctioned to the eight place, Sondre Mollatt tenth.
In the Rotax an unfortunate day for Kim Nordvang, retired because of an accident.
Everything is ready in Top Kart home for the first seasonal round of the CIK-FIA European KF Championship! The event will be held this weekend and it will see the official team of the manufacturer from Emilia on track at the MotorLand Aragon Circuit in Alcaniz, Spain.
The Comer bearers will be six and they will have the duty to make well assaulting the higher zones of the ranking since free practice and finding the right set up with the Spanish track. The chassis provided by the “blues” will be propelled by TM engines with Vega tyres.
Watch out for the Italians Kevin Lavelli (#12), Alessio Guazzaroni (#28) and the last arrival in the team Marco Maestranzi (#14). The three compatriots will be sided by the Australian Joseph Mawson (#43), more and more fast as per his last performances in the WSK, and the German Niklas Kry (#41).
Matteo Viganò (#19) will be the only one to be on track with Parilla engines instead of TM ones.
Very great performances for Top Kart in Spa-Francorchamps for the first seasonal round of Euro Kart Cup! The drivers of the Italian manufacturer’s racing team showed all their quality and the competitiveness of their materials achieving as many as three successes.
In the children class Waterswift an exceptional Miroslaw Kravchnenko dominated, he was author of both the pole position and the victory in the two finals run! More unfortunate Rene Muller in the Gazelle children class as after having triumphed in the Prefinal had to give up the Final.
The two drivers involved in the X30 Senior, Simon Steffen and Francois Grethen, had an opposite weekend: the first achieved everything from pole position to victories, the second had to face a very hard and tiring comeback after having had an engine problem in the Prefinal succeeding to end the round in fifth position.
An almost perfect debut for Aaron Kerger in Wenkel class: pole and double victory! An injury hit Norbert Staszeski who was obliged to retire in KZ2 after a sixth position in Qualifying.
Photo: credits Kart Fotos Katrin Eckel
A great triumph for Top Kart chassis and for the satellite team Mamo Racing in Castelnuovo Berardenga during the sixth round of ROK Cup West Group held at the prestigious track of Siena Circuit.
The absolute protagonist was the driver Andrea Fortuna (#215), entered in the Shifter class. After an excellent performance in Qualifying where he obtained the first row with the second place in grid, the Mamo Racing bearer proved to be the driver to beat in both races of the Tuscan weekend.
Double win both in Race 1 and in Race 2! The rhythm was certainly fundamental to obtain the success and also the constancy shown during both races completed in a perfect way with no mistakes at all.
Last weekend the Top Kart Norwegian racing team was involved in the Andebu track for an important race of NAF championship, succeeding in obtaining very positive results.
In the Cadets class Andrine Rafoss achieved a wonderful victory, first in the class dedicated to the Raket 60 engines. Other four teammates in the top ten! In the Mini class with Raket 95 engines the Italian manufacturer’s mastery was total: five drivers in the top five with Jonas Helgevold, Petter Waskaas and Ole Martin Naess on the podium.
Spectacular results also in the Junior 60, where the blues placed seven drivers in the top ten, among them Tobias Nyberg, Jonas Sungot and Dennis Hauger on the podium. In KF3 fourth place for Dennis Persen, ahead of his teammate Guro Majormoen, Lars Solheim was seventh instead. Good start for Sondre Bjerke who, because of some brawl problems, couldn’t fight for the victory.
Triumph in the X30 with Tommy Norvang but also Simen Grahnstedt and Sondre Mollat’s great performances are to be underlined. The first had to retire because of some technical troubles, the second was only twelveth due to engine problems. In the Rotax Kim Nordvang passed the finish line in fourth position, but without mechanical problems he could have easily won.
Continuing their trend of posting remarkable results in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup series, Top Kart USA left the New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) with seven victories and 27 podium results. Taking on the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals rounds three action this past weekend, the2012 Manufacturers Cup award winner was on top of their game at the ultra-fast NCMP facility just one hour east of their Top Kart USA headquarters.
“On behalf of everyone at Top Kart USA, We are extremely proud of the team’s hard work and efforts put forth this weekend for the third round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup series,” noted Top Kart USA’s Bill Mclaughlin Jr. “Our momentum hasn’t slowed down, but just now getting started. We strive to be the best and everyone in the Top Kart family helps make this effort possible.”
“As we looked forward to entering round three of this series with a full head of steam leaving Kershaw, SC, the team has set a high expectation for ourselves to achieve even more wins,” added BlakeDeister. “The team has a passion and love for karting which we take very seriously and our efforts continue to show on conclusion of the race weekends.”
Leading the way for Top Kart USA was Masters competitor Scott Ferris. After becoming the first father-son duo, with son Tyler, to win twice on the same weekend in WKA history, Scott added both victories in the TaG Masters category to his 2013 results. Saturday’s TaG Masters action also saw Top Kart USA drivers Steve Schiewer and John Ferris III complete the sweep of the top three podium positions, while the young Tyler Ferris scored a third place podium result in Yamaha Rookie.
In TaG Senior competition, karting standout Mason Chelootz put Top Kart USA on the podium twice during the weekend. Finishing P2 on Saturday, Chelootz upped the ante on Sunday after taking the win in the highly competitive category. The Texan also placed second on Sunday in the Parilla Senior class while Austin Elliot placed fourth in the category on Saturday. Jake Johnston would add another third place podium finish in TaG Senior on Sunday.
Contesting several categories, cadet rising star Zach Holden would account for an impressive two victories and an additional three podium results. Placing fifth in Komet Sportsman and third in Yamaha Sportsman on Saturday, Holden would take the checkered flag in the Cadet Sportsman class and top the blocks during the afternoon podium presentations. Holden would then complete the weekend sweep of the Cadet Sportsman class with a daring last corner, last lap pass to nab his second win and add a third place result in Comet Sportsman on Sunday. Lance Fenderson would join Holden on the podium in Yahama Sportsman on Saturday with his fourth place effort.
Yet another Ferris would be victorious in New Castle, as Yamaha Rookie pilot Conner Ferris took top honors on Sunday, with AndrewBische joining him on the podium in P4. Patrick Olsen added a seventh victory to the team’s tally after topping the blocks in Sunday’s Komet Pro category. Olsen also put Top Kart USA on the podium in Yamaha Senior after his fourth place effort on Saturday.
Kaden Harter would be a double podium finisher in the Yamaha Junior class, posting third on Saturday before improving to second on Sunday. The Sunday podium would also see Top Kart USA team drivers Emerson Reed and Killian Keaveny take fourth and fifth place honors respectively.
Competing the list of podium results would be Bobby Cummings inKomet Pro on Saturday, taking second overall. Chase Jones came home third in the Sunday Yamaha Senior final as did Keavney inKomet Junior.
Bill McLaughlin Sr., concluded, “We are extremely proud of the management of this company and race team, now that I have stepped down the boys are doing a great job, our family unit is strong as ever, and I only see bigger and better accomplishments to follow. Special thanks go out to Mike Tetreault of Grand Products for allowing us the opportunity to expose and promote the Top Kart brand. I want to thank everyone for supporting MclaughlinMotorsports and Top Kart USA’s push for a second straight year as the WKA Manufacturers Cup champion. One Team. One Family. One Champion.”
Top Kart USA will next see action at the USPKS event June 7-9 atthe same New Castle Motorsports Park facility in New Castle,Indiana. The team also has arrive and drive packages available forremaining USPKS series and WKA Man Cup events, the SKUSA Pro Tour, SKUSA SuperNationals, and the Rock Island Grand Prix. Any interested parties are asked to contact Top Kart USA for further details.
The drivers that will defend Top Kart colours in Genk will be as well as seven in the fourth and last round of WSK Euro Series 2013 edition. The official team of the manufacturer from Emilia will be involved in all the classes in the Belgian track of the Karting Genk International circuit!
The largest troop will be the one that will assault the KF class: the poker of Comer drivers is composed by the very fast Kevin Lavelli (#219), Alessio Guazzaroni (#220), Matteo Viganò (#221) and by the Australian Joseph Mawson (#223), with the aim to reach the podium area.
In KF Junior there’s room enough for Alessandro Stura (#367), while in the class with the gear everything will be up on Sauro Cesetti (#21) and Simone Cunati (#108), with the first on track in the queen class and his teammate will face the KZ2 trying all ways to gain most positions as possible in the ranking, working at his best since the very important free practices.
Top Kart season goes on really well in the Norwegian championship where, last weekend, they faced another important round with the local racing team in Rudskogen Motorsenter. Many important placements achieved.
In the Cadet’s class, run with 60cc Raket engines, Andrine Rafoss imposed with a wonderful first place, on the podium also his teammate Joakim Agedal, third after a very good race. Many other Top Kart drivers in the top ten.
Lars Martin Mehammer conquered the second position with 95cc Raket engines in Mini class, where also Michelle Myrseth gained a third place among many good performances. Victory for Sivert Svardal in 60 Junior, with Tobias Nyberg completing a triumphant double presence on the podium.
In KF3 class the young talent Guro Majormoen conquered the third place, in the top ten also Lars Solheim and Simen C. Solberg. In X30 class Sondre Mollat was the winner but he was disqualified because of a very slight underweight.
Photo: credits Anja Lindtner
Top Kart took part in the first seasonal round of 2013 edition of the Norwegian Cup last weekend successfully held at the Alesung Kart Ring in that port town. The national racing team of the Italian manufacturer entered the event with many drivers achieving very important successes and results.
In the Cadets class the final was won by a great Andrine Rafoss, leader with chassis propelled by 60cc Raket engines. Many Top Kart drivers in the top ten as well as in the Mini class, raced with 95cc Raket engines with which Jonas B. Helgevold imposed. On the lower step of the podium also Adrian Karterud.
Wonderful couple in the 60 Junior class, obtained by Tobias Nyberg and Jonas M. Sungot at the end of an exceptional race, but Top Kart mastery continued in third, fourth and fifth position, respectively occupied by Sivert Svardal, Benjamin Persen and Dennis Hauger.
Beautiful results also in KF Junior, where some accidents prevented Guro Majormen and Simen C. Solberg to fight for victory. Anyway Dennis Persen was in the top ten.
Top Kart is ready to face the first seasonal round signed CIK-FIA: we talk about the first round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship. The important event will be held next weekend at the Pro Kart Raceland, a German track in the town of Wackersdorf.
The official racing team of the Italian manufacturer will be on track with three drivers in both championships.
In KZ, the queen class, all Top Kart’s hopes will be relied on the very expert Sauro Cesetti! The top driver from Marche will be involved of the Top Kart-TM #38 with Bridgestone tyres. The aim will be to get to the Final and achieve the best possible result.
To defend the honour of the blues in KZ2 will be the young talents Simone Cunati and Federico Savona. The first, entered with n. 209, will propel his Top Kart chassis with Parilla engines, while Savona (#210) will have TM engines. Both will have Bridgestone tyres, too.
Photo: credits Stop&Go e Cunaphoto
Top Kart and Emilia Kart were great in the first seasonal round of CSAI Italian Championship held last weekend at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno. The official racing team, together with its main satellite team, achieved very important results under Vesuvius’ shadow.
The chassis produced in the Emilia factory dominated both in private as in official mode in the 60 Mini: exceptional Francesco Pagano, Leonardo Marseglia and Lorenzo Colombo, constantly able to fight for the top positions and for the podium. Marseglia, slightly in difficulty in Qualifying and in the heats, fully recovered achieving the eighth place in Race 1 and a wonderful victory in Race 2. Colombo was perfect, third in the heats, third in Race 1 and second in Race 2, result that gave Top Kart a beautiful double presence on the podium and also the monopoly of the second and last Final thanks to the third place of Pagano, who was author of a spectacular victory in Race 1. Very close to the top ten arrived Christian Cobellini, Mert Mehmet and Tudor Pimilea.
In KF2 wonderful performances by the new arrival Marco Maestranzi, who immediately got used to the official materials provided by Top Kart. After having measured the track and the car in the free practice, the driver from Tuscany was at once fourth in Qualifying, ending the heats in seventh place. Some traffic troubles in Race 1 made him to end thirteenth, but Maestranzi reacted conquering a great second place in Race 2!
A lot of experience and kilometers in KZ2 for Giorgio Mandozzi and Mauro Simoni, as well as for Fotis Sotiropoulous in KF2.
Well, nay very well also in the 125 ProDriver, where the usual Mauro Moretti made a show at the wheel of his Top Kart with TM engine with which he conquered an excellent place of honour after a sprint from the exterior of the first row in the grid of the Final.
Everything is ready for Top Kart in the first round of CSAI Italian Championship 2013 season! The manufacturer from Reggio Emilia will be at the start of the first round in Sarno, at the International Circuit Napoli, with as many as twelve drivers divided between the official racing team and the satellite team Emilia Kart.
Most drivers are entered, as usual, in 60 Mini where there will be eight trying in every way to win. Comer will bring Mert Mehmet (#37), Tudor Pimilea (#38), Vittore Travigin (#39) and Marco Marseglia (#40), all with Parilla engines. Emilia Kart will provide with LKE engines the drivers Christian Cobellini (#11), Federico Sandre (#12), Riccardo Colombo (#14) and Lorenzo Colombo (#15).
In KF3 all eyes are focused on Fotis Sotiropoulos (#321), at the wheel of a Top Kart-BMB. Marco Maestranzi (#212) will assault KF2 with TM engines, as well as the couple composed by Giorgio Mandozzi (#116) and Mauro Simoni (#118), that will be involved in the only class with the gear, the KZ2.
A weekend as absolute protagonist for Top Kart in Corridonia at the Karting Race Città di Corridonia for the Memorial Pizzuti. The manufacturer from Emilia, there with Mamo Racing, could achieve important successes thanks to the official chassis and to TM engines prepared by Luzi Racing.
The event that was held in the Cogiskart track saw the team winning three times in three different classes, in a weekend characterized by unstable weather with some storms.
In 125 Prodriver Pro class Mauro Moretti caught a great victory on dry track after the pole position achieved on the wet. Same result from the fourth place in grid for Simone Pancotto in 125 MTL Under class.
In 125 Junior ROK was Leonardo Pelosi who imposed himself after having marked the second best time in Qualifying. He triumphed in Race 1 and was fourth in Race 2, this last conditioned by the rain. Pelosi was at his first experience in a race on a wet track.
Great market hit for Top Kart: the official racing team of the manufacturer from Emilia achieved the performances of the young Italian talent Marco Maestranzi! A great move for Antonio Penna’s team, so that it will complete the already competitive troop of drivers in the KF class.
A driver of absolute International experience who, in the last two seasons, practically took part in all the most important European and World competitions, from WSK Euro Series to CIK-FIA World Cup passing through the CIK-FIA U18 World Championship
The seventeen years old from Trento will be at his third consecutive year in KF class (ex KZ2). The debut with the Top Kart Blues il scheduled for next week in occasion of the first seasonal round of CSAI Italian Champioship at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno. Maestranzi will be on track in the KF2
Finally Top Kart Norvegian racing team started the dances last weekend, it was involved in the first seasonal round at the Varna Kart Track. The results obtained in all classes were very good.
In Cadets class, with Radne 60cc engines, great win for Andrine Rafoss, followed by many placements in the top ten by his teammates. In Mini with Radne 95cc engines, triumph for Jonas Helgevold and third place for Michelly Myrseth.
In JR60, run with LKE, Parilla and Comer engines, Dennis Hauger was the first to pass under the checkered flag ahead of his teammates Tobias Nyberg and Fredrik Kviserud. Also the rest of the troop was very good as in KF Junior where Dennis Persen closed in second place, followed by the fourth position of Guro Majormoen.
In the Rotax podium for Kim Nordvang, while in X30 Cup Simen Grahnstedt conquered the fourth place. Very fast also the other drivers, Tommy Nordvang marked the best lap time recovering from 18th to 9th position.
Top Kart is ready to go on track the upcoming weekend for the third and penultimate round of WSK Master Series 2013 that will be held at the International Circuit Friuli Venezia Giulia in Precenicco (Udine) after the past round of Sarno.
The official racing team of the Italian manufacturer will be on track with as many as ten drivers involved in four classes.
In the 60 Mini, the class for the youngest, blues will be represented by the very fast Leonardo Marseglia (#529), who is propelled by Parilla engines and will try to take the victory home without uncertainty. His teammate Mehmet Dalkiran (#553) will help him. In KF Junior the only entered official driver is Ayhancan Guven (#343), at the wheel of a Top Kart-TM.
Also in KF class most of the engines are TM, there Kevin Lavelli (#219) and Alessio Guazzaroni (#220) will face the weekend with the clear and neat aim to fight for the podium zone. The same is for the Australian Joseph Mawson (#223) and the Italian Matteo Viganò (#221), who will be the only driver in the class with Parilla engine.
In the class with the gear, the KZ2, Sauro Cesetti (#115) will continue the development of the Top Kart-TM materials while the young Simone Cunati (#143) will increase his experience and his feeling with the gear and the powerful Parilla engines of the class.
Photo: credits Essecom.it
A profitable weekend for Top Kart in Sarno for the third seasonal round of 2013 WSK Euro Series. The official team of the manufacturer from Emilia was involved in the International Circuit Napoli with as many as ten drivers.
Positive results in KF where the Top Kart troop constantly grows and fights for the top positions. The protagonist were certainly Matteo Viganò and Kevin Lavelli, who, after some difficulties at the end of free practice and during the heats, had an excellent performance in the final phase ending the weekend recovering respectively to the sixth and seventh place. Unfortunately Joseph Mawson had to retire, while Alessio Guazzaroni had a complicated performance.
Well also the two classes with the gear: in KZ2 the very young Simone Cunati and Federico Savona imposed on the more expert collegues. Cunati was able to conquer the top ten in both Finals, respectively eighth and tenth. A good pace for Savona, too. In the queen class, the KZ1, Sauro Cesetti scored an important entry in the top ten in Final 2.
A lot of experience in 60 Mini for Mehmet Dalkiran, Tudor Pitulea and Leonardo Marseglia, this last was twelveth in the Final.
Great performance for Top Kart in Rieti at “La Mola” track during the just ended weekend. The manufacturer from Emilia obtained great successes by the satellite team Mamo Racing, in occasion of the fourteenth edition of Rambo Racing Tournament and the first round of Rok Cup.
Wonderful victory obtained in the 125 ROK Shifter by Andrea Fortunato who has literally dominated the weekend conquering the pole position and the first place in both Finals. Very good also the 125 Prodriver Pro with Mauro Moretti always on the podium in the second place, in the first and in the second Final.
Certainly more unfortunate the performance of Leonardo Pelosi in Junior ROK class: the italian driver, after a fifth place in Qualifying and the fourth place in Race 1, was obliged to retire in Race 2 because of an uncorrect maneuver of an adversary that prevented him from fighting for victory.