DRIVER OF THE EVENT
Ryan Lewis- As one of the younger drivers to make the switch to S5 last season, Texan Ryan Lewis has improved over the last two seasons progressing into one of the top junior shifter drivers in the country. A switch to the Mad Croc chassis this season has seen Lewis move to the front and he was only a lap away from sweeping the weekend at the Texas Pro Kart Challenge.
Enzo Prevost p3 TAG Senior, Fastest Lap
After a promising, but difficult beginning to the season, Enzo Prevost was able to turn the strong pace into a result. Prevost and the team took advantage of the Enzo's home track knowledge to score the first podium for the Mad Croc chassis in the premier TAG Senior category and put a D Power Racing Engines X30 on the podium for the first time in PKC competition.
LAKC Season Undefeated in TAG Senior
Aaron Aguirre- TAG Senior WIN-After scoring a breakthrough TAG Senior victory at the opening round, Aguirre backed it up outdueling some of the best in the sport to score a second consecutive victory on his D Power Racing chassis and engine complete package. The 16 year old rookie is proving to be the driver to beat in 2015.
D Power Racing Continue Podium Run at Prokart Challenge
Matias Podboj- Matias scored his second consecutive podium and continues to lead the development of the Mad Croc chassis. Always being a front-runner, the Argentinian-American has been much more consistent in 2015 and with a streak of podiums running, look for Matias and D Power to finally get their first victory in S1 at the next round in Sonoma.
LAKC season opener Aaron aguirre
Aaron Aguirre-Coming with a dominating performance from Calstate championship Aguirre didn't disappoint by taking the LAKC season opener by storm scoring the pole, wining the pre-main and main event with fastest lap.
leader in the development of the Mad Croc shifter chassis
Matias Podboj has entered the 2015 season as the leader in the development of the Mad Croc shifter chassis and already Podboj is battling for the victory in the S1 Pro division. Podboj scored the highest finish for the team in 2nd, just narrowly missing out on his first victory in Willow. Sitting 2nd in points the team will push to make the jump to the top of the podium.
PKC Round 1 Buttonwillow
Sting Ray Robb- WIN TAG Junior, Fastest Lap
Making his debut with the team, multi-time national champion Sting Ray Robb bested the talented TAG Junior field by dominating the rainy main event. Sting Ray piloted the Mad Croc chassis to a win in their debut of the new kart and proved its potential by winning by nearly 8 seconds and setting the fastest lap by over half a second. Look for the D Power Racing chassis, engine, and driver combination to be one to beat in TAG Junior all season.
Aaron Aguirre (POLE, WIN KPV4 Pro):
Aguirre kicked off his 2015 season in a big way by dominating the California State Championships KPV4 Pro category. His first season in the senior classes is destined to be a great one after this start with a full TAG Senior campaign planned with D Power Racing at the SKUSA Prokart Challenge and LAKC.
Aaron Aguirre- TAG Senior (POLE, P2)
Having been out of the seat for nearly two months and never driven a TAG Senior kart, 15 year old Aaron Aguirre was competitive immediately. After qualifying on pole, leading every lap of the pre-final, and finishing a strong 2nd place in the final, Aguirre proved that the ART Grand Prix/PR Engines X-30 package is as good as any in the paddock being able to just jump in and battle for the victory against some of the best TAG Senior drivers on the west coast.
Chris Cricca:TAG Senior (WIN, Pole)
After capturing his first Prokart Challenge victory last season at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, Cricca would follow up his performance with another commanding victory. Once Cricca was able to break the draft, the Simi Valley, CA native would drive away to an over 4 second victory to continue his domination of this event. With momentum on his side, Cricca will be a driver to watch at this year's Supernationals.
Ethan Wilson:TAG Masters (POLE, P2, Champion)
-Ethan Wilson entered Lancaster needing every point possible to secure the TAG Masters championship. After winning the pole and the second heat race, Wilson would be passed on the last lap and finish 2nd. By securing the fast lap by only .008 seconds though, Wilson was able to win his first PKC championship and the second for PR Engines in four years.
Eli Salamie, 19, from Indianapolis, Indiana has made the switch to the ART Grand Prix chassis with midwest dealer BBS Kart Technology. Competing locally in the Yamaha Senior category, Eli is a regular front runner at the KRA track championship at the New Castle kart track and showcased this by finishing 2nd in his debut with the chassis. He will also be competing in the rest of the USPKS national championship looking to showcase the ART Grand Prix chassis in yet another class offering.