This year will see him challenged by 3rd year driver Alexander Bermudez a lot more, and much sooner. Eichlin would lead the field out of the Long Beach corner and onto the front straight for the first rolling A-Main start of the year, with Logan Calvin to his outside. How does it feel coming in as the champ? I think we will be seeing a lot more of these Grand Masters drivers starting on the front row for the second heat race. Thanks for your time Jose, and good luck in ! Morales has been able to find the top step on four different occasions in the Super Series, and is considered one of the best Masters drivers in the country. Making his first full season attempt in the series in a couple years, Nagao is a former Super Series winner, and absolutely will be a title contender out of the gate. A front runner in the Sprint Series late last year, there is obvious speed there, and as he matures, the added focus will make him a strong title contender.
The problem is, I almost feel lost now! But Britain is certainly the guy to beat; he set the bar really high last year -especially in terms of heat race success- and clinched the title a round early. Thank you Mike for your support in The wildcard is Cameron Jocelyn. How does it feel to enter the season as the guy to beat in the Masters category? At this point the damage was done; the trailing pack would never again be able to catch the front, and it became two races in one.
Each improved immensely over the course of last season, and should both be counted as championship contenders here in I think we will be seeing a lot more of these Grand Masters drivers starting on the front row for the second heat race. I always look forward to Nuovo and in recent history I have always left Nuovo irritated because it can be such a crap shoot. The season opener hosted a sold out field of 90 drivers, welcoming one of the strongest fields ever seen in the CalSpeed Super Series.
For the season, the top 23 in the standings from last year fall above the maximum value range, while several other part-time drivers also were not selected.
The last driver I want to highlight is someone that spent most of there time in the IronMan Series, but then ran the latter half of the Sprint Series last year. Last supe a championship was not even on my radar. Is that the goal this year; win both championships?
It should be exiting. East Coast fly-in and phenomenal sport karting talent Andrew Wood will be on hand, someone who is always a threat for the win when he is here. Plan your next visit to CalSpeed Karting with our online calendar. Season Opener — The season opener hosted a sold out field of 90 drivers, welcoming one of the strongest fields ever seen in the CalSpeed Super Series.
Thanks for your time Tony, and good luck in ! But more importantly, racing at CalSpeed is fun, period. You also compete in the Ironman sfries, which this year happens the morning of the Super Series. The top three in the Masters Championship will once again be in attendance this season, and again will be the primary players in the championship; all led by the champ Jose da Silva. Is there a particular track that you are looking calspeec to to get 8, or perhaps one that you enjoy racing on more than the others?
My goal is to make marting the A mains as last year — which would be four. Not only are you the defending Grand Masters champ, but you enter the new year as the highest ranking eligible driver for the new Sportsman calwpeed.
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His origins in karts at CalSpeed date back to when he was a kid however, suuper having more laps at the Fontana, CA facility then any other driver if you tally up all of his years in karting. Brian Starr, the last ranking one of the four mentioned incould easily win the championship in ! Nuovo will be the host track layout for the opening salvo of action, and with both returning and new talent on the entry list, this is sure to be an exciting season.
How does that feel by the way? I had a quick chat with Wika about just what it means to be the Grand Masters champ, and his outlook on the new season….
We discussed sprint cars, MX and even F1.
He was a true racer and certainly one of the reasons I came back after that first race. How does it feel coming in as the champ? Charles Eichlin will also be a certain title contender, his two wins and five podiums only countered by a few mistakes during the season to keep him out of contention. All the action would come seriea the final lap, as Charles Eichlin showed why he was a podium contender by moving from 5th to steal the final podium spot, With Patrick Britain and Jon Kimbrell all making it around the masters veteran Morales in the drag race to the line.
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This puts none other than Grand Masters champ Tony Wika in the number one spot for highest ranked in terms of the standings returning driver for the first full season of the Sportsman championship. Aside from the regular championship contenders, we often see big names that come in as one-off entries, like this weekend. Nagao has been the absolute one to beat over in the the endurance arm of the CalSpeed offerings, but he even ran a couple of Super Series events last year and was right at the front, and in contention for the overall win the entire time.
Nuovo will kick things off tomorrow, but get ready for an exciting year that visits seven different layouts, and hosts everything from pack racing to twisty and technical challenges.
How does it feel to enter the season as the guy to beat in the Masters category? Hi Mike, thank you. Joe Sabella has a Machismo win under his belt and is getting faster with each round — he is due for an A-Main soon! You scored your 7th career win in round 2 of the championship last year on the Sportivo layout. But with some friends help and dedication, things changed, Now I am going to enjoy, have fun and run after other victories!
Top 5 Drivers on Nuovo: New rules, new talents, well known talents coming back and the talents from last year. This is because to be eligible for the Sportsman category, you must have a driver value of or lower from the previous season, and follows similar guidelines to that of the Sprint Series.
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This messed me up a little, causing my first two races of the season to be a disaster. Now inI am sure there is a target on my back. A former Machismo Sport Class winner and Sport Kart Grands top 10 contender, the question is not IF he will make an impact on the status quo, but how big of one.
With a blank slate starting out the season, these three will be the ones leading the charge, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top on Nuovo. This is what sport karting has opened my eyes to. See the latest images and videos from CalSpeed Karting events. In the end it was the reigning champion and his 1 challenger from the season before that led the way, as the brothers Calvin put on a show…. It is shaping up to be a closely contested Grand Masters Championship in !
But Britain is certainly the guy to beat; he set the bar really high last year -especially in terms of heat race success- and clinched the title a round early. Not only did you earn the Masters Championship last year, you also scored a pair of Super Series wins, and finished 8th in the overall championship.
Thanks for giving me a little bit of space in your preview, and I am looking forward to Saturday! Those are just a few of the long list of drivers that are not only eligible, but absolutely have a shot at the Sportsman championship here inand I am excited to see just who rises to the top.