Sanzaru Games Karting Champions Gather To Celebrate the 2015 Season’s End

The End-of-Year Banquet for the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships was a night to be remembered! It celebrated the accomplishments of the 34 drivers who took home the spoils from the 2015 racing season, worth over $20,000. The Banquet was held for the second year in a row at the Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma with a crowd of some 130, that included drivers, parents, mechanics and friends alike. The Banquet was hosted by series promotor and administer, Steve Cameron and was MC’d by Kris Shaw.

The 2015 season was again a huge success, with increased entries over 2014 and with some of the tightest racing ever seen in the series. So close, that two of the Driver Championships were tied for points and had to be determined by numbers of race wins.

Much thanks has to go out to all the award sponsors that contributed the valuable award prizes that the drivers took home during this evening and throughout the season: Sanzaru Games, GoPro, Molecule, Wine Country Motorsports, Cameron Karting, Cambrian Go-Karts, Max Speed, World Speed Motorsports, Rattle Snake Engineering, Aluminos, Dromo Photos, Shawn Thomas Racing, Simraceway, Hoosier Tires, Honda Performance Development, Fathia Winery, ERC Race Fuel.

Continuing the series history of giving Karter’s the opportunity graduate to driving race cars, there were three awards given this year.

Evo Champion, Matt Cresci will drive the RES Radical Sports car.

Rotax Senior Champion, Nic LeDuc will drive a Sprint car with Shawn Thomas Racing.

Rotax Senior Runner up, Enzo Prevost will drive FS2 with World Speed Motorsports. This award also offered the chance to win the VMB Scholarship season drive!

New this year, was the Memo Gidley Award, this award recognized the hard work and dedication needed to achieve success in karting.

The other perpetual annual awards for this year were voted on by fellow racers in series.

The very worthy recipients were:

Junior Driver of the Year – Carter Herrera
Senior Driver of the Year – Nic LeDuc
Masters Driver of the Year – Kelly Heil
Rising Star – Mason Cohen
Mechanic of the Year – Patrick Kelly
Gidley Award – Nic LeDuc

The full list of the Sanzaru Karting Championship award winners:

Sanzaru-Garrette RandolphMolecule Micro Max

Champion: Garrett Randolph Jr. – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate and a PS4 game console.
2nd Place: Owen McAllister – Molecule products kit and $300 in Sanzaru Bucks.
3rd Place: Gino Sandoval – $200 in Sanzaru Bucks and a Simraceway practice card.
4th Place: Sebastiaan Mulder – $100 in Sanzaru Bucks and a Tom Dyer Coaching session.
5th Place: Skyler Geczi – a 2016 Rotax membership.

 

Sanzaru-Dustin SalaverriaMolecule Mini Max

Champion: Dustin Salaverria – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate and a PS4 game console.
2nd Place: Oliver Reed – Molecule products kit and $300 in Sanzaru Bucks.
3rd Place: Matteo Sandoval – $200 in Sanzaru Bucks and a Simraceway practice card.
4th Place: Bianca Bustamante – $100 in Sanzaru Bucks and a Tom Dyer Coaching session.
5th Place: Ryan Tate – a 2016 Rotax membership.

 

Sanzaru-Carter HerreraMolecule Junior Rotax

Champion: Carter Herrera – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate and an XBox console.
2nd Place: Mason Cohen – Molecule products kit and a set of Mojo D2 tires.
3rd Place: Colin Mullan – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks.

 

Sanzaru-Nic LeDucMolecule Senior Rotax

Champion: Nic LeDuc – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate. Sprint car test
2nd Place: Enzo Prevost – Molecule products kit, test FS2 with World Speed Motorsports.
3rd Place: Zach Pettinicchi – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks.

 

Sanzaru-Kelly HeilMolecule Rotax Masters

Champion: Kelly Heil – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate.
2nd Place: Roman Alekseenkov – Molecule products kit, 5 gal ERC and a set of Mojo D2 tires.
3rd Place: Bob Olson – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks.

 

Sanzaru-Matt CresciRattlesnake EVO Electrics

Champion: Matt Cresci – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate, Hoosier jacket and a RES Radical race car test.
2nd Place: Marcos Ramirez – Molecule products kit, $ 300 Sanzaru Bucks and a set of Hoosier tires.
3rd Place: Richard Hilleman – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks.

 

Sanzaru-Tom NelsonHonda 80 Masters

Champion: Tom Nelson – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate and a Hoosier jacket.
2nd Place: Rob Mullaney – Molecule products kit, 5 gal ERC and a set of Hoosier tires.
3rd Place: Roger Cornwall – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks.

 

Sanzaru-Pablo CarballedoPro Stock Honda

Champion: Pablo Carballedo – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate and a Hoosier jacket.
2nd Place: Hunter Pickett – Molecule products kit and a set of Hoosier tires.
3rd Place: Jacob Neil – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks and a Honda top end kit.

 

Sanzaru-Justin BennettStock Honda Masters

Champion: Justin Bennett – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate and a Hoosier jacket.
2nd Place: David Arnstein – Molecule products kit, 5 gal ERC and a set of Hoosier tires.
3rd Place: Reni Martinelli – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks and a Honda top end kit.

 

Sanzaru-Ori Della PennaHonda CRF 250

Champion: Ori Della Penna – GoPro Hero4, photo 1st place award, Cambrian Go-Karts gift certificate, a Leatte neck brace and a Hoosier jacket.
2nd Place: Richard Stock – Molecule products kit, 5 gal ERC and a set of Hoosier tires.
3rd Place: Richard Hilleman – $200 of Sanzaru Bucks.

We wish to thank all our competitors for another successful season of terrific racing!

The 2016 season kicks off again March 19 & 20 with a nine race schedule and what will surely be another very competitive season of racing.

See you all next season!

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