Checkered Motorsports Summer Report
Checkered Motorsports has seen much success throughout the summer months of racing. Competing in the GearUp F-Series, SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour, and the United States Pro Kart Series, the Girard, Ohio based team had a busy schedule to say the least. An impressive three victories, eight poles, and seven podiums were collected over the course of five events.
The PCR Mxk8 was the chassis to beat throughout the last three rounds of USPKS. The second round of racing taking place at US Air Motorsports team driver, Andrew Bujdoso recorded a respectable third place finish. Moving onto the next round senior rookie, Ryan Norberg, claimed his first USPKS victory at Michiana Raceway Park leading all 24 laps of the main event. 2014 USPKS Leopard Pro champion, AJ Myers, came short from victory on Saturday with a third place finish. The season finale taking place at New Castle Motorsports Park, the PCR squad had little luck go their way. With a limited racing schedule, Robby Seward proved his consistency and pace with a respectable 11th and 12th place finish during the weekend. On track incidents for Ryan Norberg prohibited his performance; however, his best results were put together on Saturday as the BBS powered leopard and PCR chassis were the perfect combination to drive from 24th to 11th while setting equivalent pace to the top three finishers. Andrew Bujdoso and Zack Hancock had their fair share of success. Bujdoso would finish 8th on Saturdays action with Hancock recording a respectable 10th place finish.
The Superkarts USA Fiske Wheels SummerNationals embarked their journey to the east with the second round of the series being held at New Castle Motorsports Park located outside the Indianapolis area. Checkered Motorsports, no stranger to the 1 mile circuit, took advantage of the opportunity collecting 4 poles, a pair of victories, a podium finish, and two top ten finishes.
The PCR squad made up 5 of the 59 entries in the competitive TaG Sr. category. Leading the way in Saturday’s action was multi-champion AJ Myers. After claiming the pole position, the 19 year old came short of victory settling for a second place result. Pilots Robby Seward, Jacob Knueven, and Eli Salamie made their first appearance in the SKUSA Pro Tour. Seward and his BBS powered X30 had their best results Saturday with a respectable ninth place finish in the main event. Knueven and Salamie made their first start with the PCR Mxk8 chassis. Both pilots bounced back from Saturday with Knueven advancing his way to a 7th place finish after starting 15th. Salamie made steady progress throughout the weekend with his best times coming in the main event to secure a 30th place finish. Rookie driver, Phillippe Denes, did not have luck throughout the weekend. Denes recorded a 25th place finish Saturday, and incidents on track kept him out of contention of a good finish on Sunday.
TaG Masters pilot Chris Guimarra was flawless throughout the weekend. The veteran took pole position both days and swept the field with his BBS powered X30.
Representing the PCR colors in S4 is pilot Jeffrey Neubert. Working alongside of Mike Myers, Neubert quickly familiarized himself with the stock moto package along with the technical circuit. Neubert saw his best results come Sunday, finishing 19th.
Checkered Motorsports Stock Honda program has shown nothing but success throughout the entire weekend. Saturday’s action saw the Bujdoso brothers on the front row with younger sibling Andrew Bujdoso grasping the pole position by .057 hundreths over Robert Bujdoso. The rest of weekend bad luck struck the brothers with DNF’s on both finals on Saturday and Sunday. Kyle Smith and Kyle Knecht both debuting their first S2 SKUSA start made their presence. Smith was a contender all weekend long showing his speed on Sunday’s action with a second place finish in heat one. Unfortunately, a DNF would end Smith’s opportunity for a podium spot in the main event. Knecht recorded his best results on Saturday with a 25th place finish.
The GearUp F-Series made their visit to Pittsburgh International Race Complex where the PCR chassis once again proved its speed. Four poles were taken across the board with Robert Bujdoso in KZ, Kyle Smith in Stock Honda, Rocco Cannata in Formula Junior, and Sufyan Waryah in Micro Rok. The Bujdoso brothers would finish first and second in KZ and Cannata backed up his qualifying performance to take the overall victory. Kyle Smith would come across in second with Sufyan Waryah coming short of the overall victory to take second.
“We’ve seen success on and off the track,” stated team owner Csaba Bujdoso. “Our results are driven from the preparation at the shop along with the data performed throughout the weekend to ensure optimal performance. We look forward to the rest of the season.”
Checkered Motorsports will be tackling the Robopong 200 along with the SKUSA SuperNationals. Transportation, arrive and drive opportunities, driver coaching and tech support is available for these events. For questions and dealer inquires contact Csaba Bujdoso: