Sabré Cook Adds More Hardware in ProKart Challenge Competition
CRG-USA/SwedeTech/AiM/Sniper/Viceroy driver earns Rocky Mountain championship, places runner-up in California event
Over the last month, Sabré Cook has been putting in plenty of track time at both her home track of Grand Junction Motor Speedway, as well as hitting the road. Over a two week span, Cook competed in two Superkarts! USA events. First for Cook, was the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge finale Labor Day weekend where she captured the championship in S1 Pro Stock Moto. A week later the CRG-USA team was on the road to Lake Elsinore, California for the fifth round of the California ProKart Challenge. Cook came home from the Golden State with a runner-up finish among a stacked S1 field.
The first event of Cook’s back-to-back week saw her capture the S1 Pro Stock Moto regional championship at the Rocky Mountain PKC program aboard her CRG USA/SwedeTech Stock Moto machine. Cook was unable to attend Saturday’s action but competed in Sunday’s final round of racing, going back and forth for the win and spending most her time at the front. Cook ended up finishing in the second position, but more importantly, added another championship to her CV. Sabré then spent the next few days logging hundreds of laps in preparation for her next event.
“It is great to claim my second straight championship at the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge,” stated Sabré. “Since this was the first race back after my crash in Modesto, it was a good preparation to move forward and focus on closing out the 2014 season strong.”
Sabré and her CRG-USA team headed west to California for a temporary circuit within the parking lot of the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium, a replica of this year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII layout. A strong turnout in the S1 Pro Stock Moto class for the fifth round of the California ProKart Challenge program gave Cook solid track time and more experience racing against the highest caliber of drivers on the SKUSA Stock Moto ladder system. Race day started off very well for Cook as she laid down the fastest time in morning practice session. Cook drove to a second place finish in the first heat race, after coming from fifth on the S1 grid. Following another second place finish in the second heat race, Cook tried to chase down the leader and drove to a solid runner-up finish on the S1 podium.
“The event was good as SKUSA did as best they could at simulating the SuperNationals track with the area they had,” added Cook. “It was pretty hot all weekend which made things a little harder physically. I was really happy to have Joey (Wimsett) there to help me get back into the swing of things and we just tried to improve and learn every session. For me, it was a very productive weekend overall getting valuable seat time and having stiff competition.”
“It was the first time probably since before I became sick last summer that I felt completely like myself again. It has given me the confidence boost I needed to finish this year out strong. I plan to get back to my roots, and start building from the ground up with the same tactics I used to succeed during my S2 Semi-Pro championship season in 2012. I guess sometimes you just need a good bump on the head to get back to yourself.”
Now, Cook and her team will turn their focus to preparing for the last two marquee events of the year. The Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix in Lancaster, California the weekend of September 27-28. Then she will travel with teammate Joey Wimsett to Sarno, Italy immediately from Lancaster to test with the CRG factory team as both will race KZ2 at the CIK-FIA International Super Cup on October 10-12. Then it is on to the world’s largest kart race, the SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII taking place November 18-23 in Las Vegas outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
As always, Sabré Cook would like to thank CRG-USA, SwedeTech Racing Engines, Viceroy Snowmass Hotel and Resort, AiM Sports, Sniper, Grand Junction Motor Speedway, Gold’s Gym, K1 Racegear, Bell Helmets, Brett King Design, Worldwide Career Management, Women in Sports Foundation Project Podium, MG Tires, and Leatt Brace for their support of her racing program. Visit www.sabrecook.com for more information and be sure to follow her on Facebook.
About Sabré Cook:
Grand Junction, Colorado’s Sabre’ Cook is a rising female motorsports star. Completing her tenth year in karting, the 19-year old earned the Superkarts! USA S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto championship in 2012. Growing up at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, Cook has developed up the karting ranks and is nearing the top level. Over the course of her career, she has earned six Colorado State Championships, two TAG World Championships, a SKUSA Mountain Region title, represented USA at the Bruno Grana International Trophy event in France, and competed all across North America while maintaining a 4.1 GPA during her high school career. She enjoys basketball, golf, acting, singing, volunteering and is a member of the National Honors Society and the Future Business Leaders of America. Cook completed her goal for 2012 by earning the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour title and is among the top drivers in the S1 Pro Stock Moto category. Visit www.sabrecook.com to learn more about this promising driver.