Team News: Impressive 2013 Season for Checkered Motorsports
The 2013 season for Checkered Motorsports was a remarkable year where many stepping stones for the team took place. The biggest move setting in late February as the team owner, Csaba Bujdoso, took a trip to the PCR factory in Italy and gained the rights to be the main importer for the PCR karts. Completing in a very diverse schedule, Checkered Motorsports gained valuable experience for the 2014 season.
Completing the five rounds of the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup Series led to a total of four poles, three victories, and accumulated 23 podiums finishes. The last round being held at the GoPro Motorplex Complex saw J.P. Southern Jr. sweeping the field in Yamaha Sportsman. The young driver also earned his first WKA national victory in Pittsburgh International Race Complex.
The United States Pro Kart Series made its first year in operation involving a four race schedule. The team took a bye week during the race at Dousman, Wisconsin. The third round was held at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The track considered to be the teams home turf, took full advantage of the opportunity. Saturday’s action of Leopard Pro saw PCR Mxk8’s on the front row where Robert Bujdoso edged out his teammate Kyle Smith for the top spot. In Yamaha Jr. Can Nick Luedeke wrapped the weekend up with two podium finishes and setting fast lap time of the race on Sunday. The team finished the series with two poles and six podium finishes.
A dominate performance was showcased at the Pitt Race Karting series where the team took home a total of 29 wins. The pilots consisted of Tommy Frazier, Kyle Smith, Andrew Bujdoso, J.P. Southern Jr., Savannah Fitzgerald, Evan Fritts, Ian Hornish, Christopher Moul, and Robert Bujdoso. Varying from the sportsman category up to the TaG class, the black and yellow karts were the ones on top of the time sheets consistently throughout the year. Csaba Bujdoso states, “The 2013 season was a phenomenal year for us. Were starting to develop a strong core group of drivers which is key for us in 2014. I’m excited to see what is in store for us in upcoming years.”
Checkered Motorsports as the main importers for PCR Karts will be contesting in the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, F-Series GearUp Challenge, United States Pro Kart Series, and the Pitt Race Karting Series. Transportation, Tech Support, and Arrive and Drive opportunities are available. Contact Csaba Bujdoso for more information.