Industry News: CRG-USA Race Team Partners with Darcy DeCoste Racing Engines
North American CRG race team brings in Southern California engine guru to support team
CRG-USA operation is continuing to grow as the bulk of the 2013 season is on the horizon. The team had a busy month of March, wrapping up recently with a test weekend preparing for the upcoming Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals in Tucson, Arizona. Aside from coming to grips with the new 2013 CRG chassis and product line, the operation is beginning a new partnership on the horsepower side of the race team. CRG-USA is happy to announce Darcey DeCoste Racing (DDR) Engines is now the official power supplier for the 2013 season.
Darcy DeCoste has many years of experience as a rider and racer of motorcycles, both dirt and road racing. He began working as a tuner and engine builder in the 90’s, gaining years of experience working with the multiple engine packages to gain a deep understanding of 2-cycle powerplants. Thru a friend, DeCoste began working on shifterkart engines in the early 2000’s, finding success quickly through race wins and national championships. The success sprung into a new business – Darcy DeCoste Racing Engines – and continues to be among the leaders in the sport today.
“We are happy to be associated with Darcy and his engine program for the 2013 season,” stated CRG-USA owner Stacey Cook. “His experience and knowledge with the Honda engines is second to none, and we are trilled to be able to offer his engine program to our CRG-USA customers on the Pro Tour. It’s another partnership that takes CRG-USA to the next level.”
The dealer network under the CRG-USA banner is expanding in the Lone Star state. The operation took part in the Lone Star Grand Prix at the beginning of month to support dealers in the state. RPM Motorsports in Austin County, Core Karting of Denton, and Texas Karts for the San Antonio area carry the CRG chassis brand and products through the CRG-USA dealer network. All three will support customers at the local tracks and regional programs, while joining CRG-USA at the national level events. CRG-USA is still adding to the dealer network, and anyone interested in becoming part of this growing program are encouraged to email info@CRG-USA.com today.
The operation is preparing for the upcoming SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals, set for the April 12-14 in Arizona. The team tested March 29-31 as the operation’s Stock Moto and TaG competitors come to grips with the 2013 CRG chassis and the track itself as twenty drivers will be competing under the CRG-USA banner next weekend. Leading the way is the S1 Stock Moto Pro drivers of Joey Wimsett, Jimmy McNeil and Sabré Cook. Wimsett was the 2012 vice-champion, where as McNeil was the California ProKart Challenge title winner. Both will be able to work with Cook, the 2012 S2 Pro Tour champion making her first S1 start. The S2 division will see SKUSA Pro Tour winner Christian Schureman join the CRG-USA program for 2013, including Pro Tour rookies Lindsey Brewer and Jerry Rhodes.
A total of nine drivers will compete aboard the successful CRG chassis under CRG-USA colors, including California PKC champion Robert Marks and Rocky Mountain PKC title winner Jet Davis. Texas PKC front-runner Steve McCaffrey, Darrel Tunnel, Scott Allen, Mike Rhodes, Rob VanDeren, Ben Johnston and Victor Jimenez complete the line-up. Evan Roshak will contest the S5 division with Austin Versteeg returning in TaG Junior. Riley Cook and Tristan Macleod round out the driver roster in TaG Cadet.
CRG-USA is an official K1 RaceGear, MG Tires, and DDR Engines race team, and ready to provide the best trackside service in 2013 at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour, Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge and other selected events and series. The company is also continuing to add to its growing dealer network with new locations throughout the United States. If you are interested in becoming part of the CRG-USA network, or becoming part of this growing professional race team, please contact Stacey Cook at info@CRG-USA.com or phone 855-TEAMCRG.
Located at the Grand Junction Motors Speedway in Colorado, CRG-USA is the newest importer for the CRG chassis brand. Operated by Stacey Cook, the company will focus their distribution and marketing on the western and central portion of the United States. In addition, the operation is fielding a national race team program through the 2013 season at all the major karting events on the year. If you want to race with the best product in karting, jump on board with CRG-USA today. Visithttp://www.crg-usa.com or phone 855-TEAMCRG (832-6274).