Sanzaru Games Race Three Adding Classes to Program
Micro Max to be Round #3 Feature Race
Race #3 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championship Series will see some changes to the more traditional kart class lineup. The Sanzaru Series is still strongly supporting the Rotax engine classes, but with the growing interest in TaG classes the Series will be adding three new race groups to the Sunday Race schedule. Added will be combined Micro and Mini ROK/IAME group, a combined Junior/Senior/Masters ROK/IAME group and the addition of Kid Karts to the Sunday Schedule. The addition of the ROK/IAME Tag groups is to expand the kart racing exposure to these increasingly popular engine packages. This will be the first of only two times in 2017 that the Kid Kart program will be on Sunday, this allows the Kid Kart participants to experience what a Sunday Race Day is all about. The track configuration for this race will be the Sprint track.
The Molecule Micro Max class will be the Featured Class for this race. The winner of the Featured Class will be getting a free race package worth up to $185 to be redeemed at upcoming Sanzaru races. Micro Max has had strong turnouts in the first two races with an average of 10 karts per race. A strong group of drivers has been running up front this year with Ryan Persing leading the way with a win in Race #2 and a runner up finish in Race #1 with a tight group of drivers are right behind Ryan which includes Ayrton Tyler, Adam Freire, Gia Lintz, and Tyson Quach. With 15+ karts at the first two races and a strong field of drivers, Junior Rotax will be one of the classes to watch. Nick Persing has shown the strongest performance yet with a win and 2nd place finishes.
Aiden O’Neill, winner of the Race #2 and William Ferguson are the strongest of the new drivers to the class this year. But one could expect wins coming from three other returning drivers, Bryson Lew, Grant Langon and Brennen Stammer.
The two combined ROK/IAME race groups will be running for trophies and prizes this year with the plan to have them run for class championships in 2018. You can see the ROK/IAME class info (class, ages, weights, tires, etc) by going to the Sanzaru Series website and check out the recently updated Series Supplemental Rules.
The race weekend will start with a Practice day on Saturday, back for this event is the Simraceway arrive and drive series. All classes will be able to get in as many as seven practice sessions during the day. Practice starts at 8:30 AM and runs to 6:00 PM. Registration will open at 7:30 AM. Practice is open to all drivers who are up to normal racing speeds with a kart that meets current karting safety specifications. Cost is $60 for Practice only, $20 for Kid Kart practice.
Sunday’s race day begins at 8:10 AM with a quick round of practice for the nine race groups followed by a five lap group Qualifying session, two eight lap Pre-Mains and a 15 lap Main. Registration will open at 7:00 AM. Race Entry is $110, $15 for transponder rental if needed, $10 for all crew and spectators, and kids under 12 years old are $5. Kid Kart enry is $50 which includes the transponder. Registration is at the old administration building on the right side as you enter Sonoma Raceway, look for the Sanzaru Games Registration sign.