February 23 – AMS Legends and GSKA karts:
I had two races, one in Legends and another in gokarts that weekend. In Legends I drew the 6th position for the start of the heat race. In the heat race I moved ahead 2 positions on the first couple of laps and after that, I kept up with the top three for a while. My car then started to push a little and then they began to pull away from me, but the people behind me still weren't able to catch me. So I finished in 4th. In the feature race, I kept the 4th position and then the person in first had motor problems and that person had to be pulled off the track. I was then in 3rd and I was behind the top two for a while until the car pushed again an they drafted away. I then finished in 3rd. I got my first Legends trophy ever!
In go-karts we had to rush down to Barnesville from AMS and we barely made it for the heat race so I had to start from the back. I won the heat race but they said I jumped the start so I had to start the feature from the back. I was able to work through the crowd and won the race.
March 8-10 – Jacksonville WKA national kart race:
I had five races in two different classes that weekend in Jacksonville FL. for WKA. On Friday, I had practice all day. On Saturday, I qualified in 4th in the pro gas class, but my tire pressures were too high. In the heat race I passed 2 people on the first turn and kept that position and finished in 2nd. In the feature race I held that position and tried to pass the person in 1st, but I didn’t have the legs to get around him on the straight, so I finished in 2nd. In the feature race I passed 1st on the first turn and after the first couple of laps the people in 2nd and 3rd drafted by me. I then stayed behind them until the last lap, then drafted by one person by pushing another but couldn't get around 1st so I finished 2nd.
In the clone class on Saturday, I didn't qualify or do the heat race due to having to change motors so I started last in the feature. I passed one person on the start and was able to draft up to the person in first. I made it past first and kept that position until the end to take the win.
On Sunday in the Pro Gas class, I qualified on the pole. In the heat race, I was passed by two karts and I stayed behind them until the last lap. I made a pass for second in the infield and on the back straight and tried to make a pass for first but couldn't get it. In the feature race I started second and fell back to third on the first couple of laps. I passed a person and drafted first until the last lap, I made a pass in the S's for first. On the back straight he passed me back and got second. It was a photo finish.
In the clone class on Sunday, again I did not qualify or do the heat race due to motor changes for the two classes I was running. I started last for the feature race and I got up to second in the first turn. I stayed in second until two laps to go. I passed first but on the last lap he passed me back and I finished second.
WKA also has a money race on Friday for the Pro Gas class. We drew numbers for the start and I started 7th. The race was 10 laps and I ended up finishing second. I won a free lunch from the concession stand and a $25 gift certificate to Michigan Kart Supply.
My next race is April 5 with another double header with my Legends car.