Race Report – CoA Tucson

Race Report – CoA Tucson
February 1, 2016 Cliff Kujala
In Race Reports

Race Report – CoA Tucson

This was the first race of the 2016 season for our team of drivers.  It also marks the first time shifter karts have competed at the Challenge of the Americas.

Our team of drivers landed podium finishes in both Round 1, and 2.  Kolton Griffin came home 2nd and Don Whittington 3rd on the opening day of competition. Day two was a little more trying.  Whittington was the victim of another drivers mistake in the Pre-Final forcing him to start the final from last.  Determined to reach the podium again though, Don made a fantastic out lap, and over the course of 25 laps around the Musselman Honda Circuit was able to chase down all his rivals but one, securing an impressive second place podium.  Our driver Kol Bailey recovered from his engine woes on Saturday, and put in a great fight all day, just missing the podium by one spot.  Kolton was less fortunate on Sunday, as a first corner crash sidelined him with bent steering at the start of the Round 2 Final.

With two podium results, Don Whittington leaves Tucson second place in the points, and in a great position to challenge for the inaugural CoA Shifter Championship.

For more information on how to join the team, send a text to Cliff Kujala 602-330-2925.

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