Top Kart USA Continues Success with Multiple Podiums and Victory at the Annual RoboPong 200

Veterans and newcomers alike shared a successful weekend in the New Castle race

Jimmy Simpson and Brandon Newey kept the Top Kart chassis near the front of the field over the 200 mile event  (Photo: David Lee Photography)

Jimmy Simpson and Brandon Newey kept the Top Kart chassis near the front of the field over the 200 mile event
(Photo: David Lee Photography)

The weekend rolls around every year in New Castle, Indiana where karters from across the country come together for one of the most exciting and traditional racing events in the industry, the Robopong 200. The excitement to participate was not lost on Top Kart USA, with both experienced drivers – current and past – as well as a few newer helmets added to the starting grid.

Jimmy Simpson and Brandon Newey definitely brought it home for Team Simpson and Top Kart USA, charging all weekend. The duo qualified well, starting on the front row, which gave them a chance to take an early lead on lap one. In an endurance race, every lap and every missed-mistake is vital, and Simpson and Newey maintained this drive and levelheadedness, staying in the top-five throughout the entire race. They finally made their way up to hold onto second, and eventually, with 15 laps to go, and a combination of strategy and speed, made their way to the point. They wouldn’t let anyone take this victory away from them, and they stayed up front, taking the win as well as one of the largest prizes in karting.  

The Top Kart USA Junior team was ready to give their all to compete with their more experienced teammates. The weekend was David Malukas’ premier Robopong event, and Zach Holden’s second, but the team acted as if they have been racing the endurance event for years, holding their own, and finally taking home a fifth place podium. Malukas also competed in the Yamaha Junior 30-lap race and success proved to be a theme for his weekend, as he finished third. It was evident that the two would be great racing partners, as Holden finished just behind Malukas, in the fourth position.

On Saturday, in the supporting Yamaha Sportsman event, Jason Welage had his own share of success, taking pole, as well as having one of the closest finishes of the weekend in the prefinal, finishing second by .002 seconds. He went on to finish fifth in the final, and expressed that he was very happy with the speed his Top Kart helped him deliver, and Welage looks forward to further utilizing the chassis in the upcoming Great Lakes Sprint Series (GLSS) and World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup events.

David Malukas and Zach Holden drove the Top Kart Junior team to a fifth place finish  (Photo: David Lee Photography)

David Malukas and Zach Holden drove the Top Kart Junior team to a fifth place finish
(Photo: David Lee Photography)

With a weekend like this, it would be hard for team Top Kart USA to not be excited about the speed under their tent and in their program, with a combination of top equipment and talented drivers rolling into November’s SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas.

Further information on Top Kart USA and McLaughlin Motorsports can be obtained by contacting their offices at 317.870.3122 or visiting them online at www.TopKartUSA.net. The top Kart USA online store is now live and ready for orders. Visit Shop.TopKartUSA.net to place your orders today.

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About Top Kart USA – Top Kart USA is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a distributor for the Top Kart product line. Housing a national level race team and competing in the World Karting Association and SuperKarts! USA programs as well as throughout the regional level in the Midwest, Top Kart USA is continuing to evolve and develop Top Kart dealerships throughout the United States. Supported by Top Kart importer Grand Products, Top Kart USA is owned and operated by McLaughlin Motorsports.

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