Team Benik Dominates TaG Cadet at SKUSA SummerNationals

Six of the top-nine on Saturday and four of the top-six on Sunday

Lachlan DeFrancesco added another victory for Team BENIK (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

When it was announced late in 2015 that the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Fikse Wheels Pro Tour would have an event at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility just outside Indianapolis, Indiana, Team BENIK would mark the date as one of their major events of the season. With multiple drivers competing in the IAME Mini Swift TaG Cadet division, BENIK Karts would be littered throughout the top-ten in both Saturday and Sunday’s wheel-to-wheel competition.

“We can proudly say that BENIK Karts dominated the SKUSA SummerNationals,” exclaimed Team BENIK Manager Nick Mitchell. “On Saturday we were able to take six of the top-nine positions on track and Sunday, had a repeat performance claiming four of the top-six positions. Jonny Edgar won the overall weekend points total and Lachlan DeFrancesco should lead the point standings heading to the SuperNationals in Las Vegas.”

Jonny Edgar would lead the entire TaG Cadet main event on Saturday except for the last two hundred feet in the run to the checkered. Flexing his muscles and leading the BENIK team, Edgar would cross the line in the second position. Reece Gold would finish in the fourth position with Lachlan DeFrancesco putting a third BENIK Kart in the top-five with a fifth place finish. Anthony Willis would drive forward to a sixth place result with Diego LaRoque and Tyler Maxson coming home seventh and ninth respectively.

Sunday would see BENIK Karts up front from the very first official session. Reece Gold would claim the top time in the morning qualifying session before Edgar claimed both heat race wins for the BENIK brand. The results for the day’s main event would have a different driver up front but on the same blue BENIK chassis as Lachlan DeFrancesco came to the forefront. Edgar would make it a one-two finish for Team BENIK while Reece Gold would come home fourth and Tyler Maxson in sixth. Diego LaRoque added another top-ten finish, as he was able to cross the stripe ninth in Sunday’s final.

Team BENIK will now travel to the MRP of South Bend facility for the third round of the United States Pro Kart Series. With another strong team of drivers competing in the Vortex Mini ROK division, Team BENIK will look to continue their success in Northern Indiana.

For more information on BENIK Kart, please contact Nick Mitchell or Ben Cruttenden via e-mail to Info@Benik-Kart.com or by phone at 754.206.4870. For all West Coast Sales, please contact Nash Motorsportz at 951.233.3431 or via email to nashmotorsportz@yahoo.com or through their Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Nash-Motorsportz/302987366497945. Kartworkz is also an authorized BENIK Kart dealer and will be servicing the Northeast region of the country. Please visit them online at www.Kartworkz.com or contact Jerry White at 570.237.1095.

BENIK Kart can also be found online at www.BENIK-Kart.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BenikKart and Twitter at @kartBENIK.

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