The week’s race was at our old kid kart racing ground, Road America. We needed to get more seat time here to get the kart tuned up for the last Mid-American Sprint Series race in a few weeks. Road America has a very nice track with a long front straight, followed by a run up hill (50ft elevation change), a switchback downhill with off camber turns, and an oval or monza turn just before the finish, depending on the configuration. With some more practice and tuning wanted to get him and the kart ready to run with the fast kids.
Jason started heat 1 on the outside of the first row with Sarah (#52) on the pole, Riley (#91) in 3, Randy (#23) in 4 and a new racer Ryan (#4) bringing up rear. This is a pretty good spot for him. If he times the start right, he has a good shot at getting the lead and that is exactly what happened. He timed it just right and was past Sarah before the first corner and heading up the hill. He held that spot and pulled away for 3 laps until Randy finally got around Sarah and then picked Jason off at on the corner at the bottom of the hill. Not a bad start to the race day.
There is still a lot of work to do to get this track down but progress has been made compared to the last time we were here. Jason’s next race is at BlackHawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL with the Championship Enduro Series.
Thanks to my parents who came out to visit us at the track and cheer on Jason, The Road America Kart Club for putting on a great show. To all of our race friends. Karen who makes sure he has other things to do like football. Karen would also like to thank the RAKC for using Race Monitor, so that she can keep an eye on her boy.