Hartson, Nahrstedt Crowned Summer Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Champions
Coty Hartson (Light Division) and Mark Nahrstedt (Heavy Division) were crowned Summer GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Champions during the series finale tonight. Congrats to both champions for earning a championship title against five weeks of SOLD OUT fields of competitors.
Over $1,000 in championship prizes were awarded to the champions and top-three finishers in the Light and Heavy divisions during a special ceremony following the racing action this evening. Championship prizes included GoPro® HERO3 Black Edition cameras, a track test day in an Arrow Briggs LO206 racing kart and $100 Sunoco Gas Station Gift Cards!
Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Series Finale Light Division
In the final round of the championship, Matt Laity came out of the shoot strong by winning Race One and Two. However, Coty Hartson solidified his Light division championship with the Race Three win even after what could have been a detrimental penalty in Race Three.
With a 62.961-second lap, Ford Martin scored the Sunoco Race Fuels Quick Time Award and earned himself a FREE Adult Rental Race.
In the final series championship standing and after an up and down night, Hartson took home the Light Division Championship with 2,128 points, just 143 points over second place of Joey Padgett with 1,985 points. Joseph Tackett ended the series in third place with 1,685 points.
With a close championship battle on the line, there was no doubt that is was the series finale and championship night by the way the Heavy division drivers were racing. In Race One, Mark Nahrstedt grabbed the victory after a tough 10-lap battle with Dan Kranefuss and Brad Buskirk. In Race Two, Robert Showalter won with over a seven-second margin of victory over an 11-kart train of karts nose-to-tail all going for second place. Race Three had the best finish of the night with a three-wide, side-by-side photo finish for the win. Sam Watson just barely nosed Brett Peters and Tim Voth for the win by just 0.038-seconds.
With a 63.437-second lap, Peters took home the Sunoco Race Fuels Quick Time Award and earned himself a FREE Adult Rental Race.
In the final Heavy Division championship standings, Nahrstedt grabbed the championship title with 1,935 points, followed by Dylan Zobkiw with 1,825 points and Robert Showalter in third with 1,710 points.
For a complete list of race results from the series finale as well as the final championship standings from the Summer Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels, CLICK HERE.
To view the full album of GoPro pictures from the entire Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Summer series, CLICK HERE.
GoPro Motorplex would like to extend a huge thank you to series title sponsor, Sunoco Race Fuels for their help in creating a successful series and great prize packages for competitors. We would also like to thank each and every one of the drivers who chose to compete in the Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Summer series, selling out every round of the series for five weeks.
Fall Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels
The GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels will return for our Fall championship series on Wednesday nights for five weeks from September 3 through October 1.
IMPORTANT: The Fall Rental League will change slightly in format. We will add a 2-lap qualifying session before each of the three 10-lap races during each round.
Pre-Registration: Pre-Registration for the Fall League on MotorsportReg.com will open tomorrow, July 10 at 8 a.m. It will be $75 per round and $350 to register for the entire series in advance. To register, CLICK HERE.
NEXT UP at GoPro Motorplex:
6-Hour Rental Kart Team Endurance Race, Aug. 10-
Our longest enduro ever, the 6-Hour will run on Aug. 10 featuring teams of drivers competing in our fleet of 55 mph rental karts. No experience or equipment necessary; just arrive-and-drive. Get your team of at least two drivers together and register today! For more information and registration, CLICK HERE.
About Sunoco Race Fuels:
As the largest manufacturer of racing gasolines in the world, Sunoco has a 40-year track record of winning performances. To learn more about Sunoco Race Fuels, CLICK HERE.