Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge Closes Out 2014 Sesaon
Cook and Brewer leave with S1 and S2 titles following Grand Junction event
The 2014 Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge came to a close during the August 29-31 weekend. The regional leg of the Superkarts! USA organization began and ended the season at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway. Racers from the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains made the trip over to support the series finale. Lindsay Brewer captured the championship in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto category, while Sabré Cook got top honors in the S1 Pro Stock Moto ranks.
Brewer spent the fifth round on Saturday racing with S1 leaders, while holding off her key S2 competition, Myles Marolt. Brewer swept the first day of racing in the S2 class, and finished second overall on the track to the S1 class winner. Sunday was more of the same for Brewer. The Round One winner from back in May duplicated her success and dominated the final race of the season. Brewer beat Marolt for the championship, after a highly successful weekend.
Christian Bird scored the S1 victory on Saturday as the sole entry, while also racing closely with Brewer for most of the day. Sunday, Sabré Cook returned to competition after coming back from injuries sustained at the SummerNationals earlier in August. Cook and Bird raced back and forth throughout the day, but in the end, it was Bird scoring his second main event win of the weekend. Rob Van Deren did not enter into the final weekend of the season, as he already had the S4 Master Stock Moto title locked up. Taking Van Deren’s place on the S4 podium in Grand Junction was Norbert Laczko. Scott Granger swept the weekend in the S3 Novice Stock Moto category.
Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge TaG Senior racing featured series regular and reigning class champion Brandon Southwick battling long time Colorado racer Bob Rodrick. Normally a TaG Master competitor sharing the track with the junior and senior racers, Rodrick elected to race heads up with Southwick in what would be Rodrick’s final race weekend, as he announced his retirement at the beginning of the event. Southwick swept the weekend, earning the class championship, while Rodrick was sent out with a fitting farewell from all of his friends and competitors at the RMPKC.
In his first year racing with the RMPKC, Rayce Dykstra completed a fantastic 2014 as he swept the final weekend of the season in Micro Max. Dykstra raced with season-long friend Braden Hindson for the top step of the podium. Dykstra came out on top both days, and left Grand Junction with the title. In TaG Cadet, Tristin MacLeod returned to racing with the RMPKC this weekend. MacLeod and Corbyn Andrews traded the point throughout the final two rounds, but it was MacLeod besting Andrews in both days’ main events.
With the 2014 season now in the books, series director Stan Bryniarski and the rest of the SKUSA RMPKC staff are turning their focus on how to make 2015 even better for racers and teams. They are sending out a sincere thank you to all of the racers, families and teams who competed this season. Be sure to follow the updates at the superkartsusa.com website, and follow the Rocky Mountain PKC program on Facebook.