The race season is well under way, now. Austin has competed in two of the first four races. In the races he competed in, he came in third place in both of them.
There will be a total of nine races throughout the year. They accumulate points for their finishing position in each of the races and then throw out the two lowest race day points totals for each driver. Since Austin missed two races, those will be the two that are discarded. We have to do very well for the rest of the season.
Austin is in the blue #27 kart. In this particular race he was starting from the pole position, meaning that he was the fastest qualifier for the race.
The kart he is racing is the same chassis that he has had for the past two seasons. We added the blue, new style bodywork for this season. He has a new 4-cycle engine, rather than the old kt100 Yamaha 2-cycle that we have been racing for several years. The 2-cycle class fell victim to severe attrition at our track. We felt that the best decision for us would be to join a class that has more and stronger competition.
All of our races are at the Tri-Cities race track. Here’s the schedule:
- July 1
- July 21 – Saturday Night Race
- August 19
- September 16
- October 14