2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Tim Roy
Two-time Michiana Raceway Park champion remains inside top-10
The 2018 season marked the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support of their racers, clubs and tracks signed up for the program and, in return, both the tracks and racers received prizes at the end of the season, including many products produced by Briggs & Stratton.
The 2018 Briggs WRS program welcomed a combined 3,400 racers in Senior/Masters and Junior competition, enjoying just over 50 participating tracks throughout North America. Over the past four years, the program has welcomed a total of 15,000 competing racers and, with the help of RLV, the Hilliard Corporation and Amsoil, over $150,000 in prizes have been awarded.
eKartingNews.com is now recognizing the top-10 overall in the USA and Canada Senior/Masters divisions and the Junior ranks. For complete rankings, visit the Briggs WRS 2018 Final Report and for more on the program, visit www.briggsracing.com
Top-10 Briggs Weekly Racing Series USA Senior/Masters Profiles
USA #5 – Tim Roy
Track: Michiana Raceway Park
Hometown: Munster, Indiana
Chassis: Comet Eagle
Years Karting: 5
2018 Briggs WRS Events
One of the first tracks to jump on board with the Briggs 206 engine platform was the Michiana Raceway Park. Located just outside South Bend, Indiana, the circuit is among the most popular tracks in the midwest area. For the last two seasons, one driver has dominated the Briggs 206 Senior class – Tim Roy. The Munster, Indiana resident won the 2017 MRP championship, and repeated in 2018 with a podium finish in all 16 rounds of racing, including 10 wins. Roy has finished inside the top-150 in the Briggs WRS program, placing third in 2017.
Roy began karting five years ago at Michiana Raceway Park in the rental kart league. Once he tried one of their Briggs 206 karts, he was hooked. Tim purchased a heavily used Birel with a Briggs 206 engine and has been at the club every since.
“I started my racing hobby in sportscars. I was looking for more affordable wheel to wheel racing. I found 206 to have a straightforward rule set, low cost of entry, and large field sizes which made for an easy transition and keeps me coming back for more. We’re a karting family, we race hard and have a lot of fun on and off track. I’ve made what I hope are lifelong friends. Except Matt Howell, he won’t return my text messages.”
Along with winning the MRP title for a second straight year, Tim placed top-10 in his two races at the Elkhart Grand Prix, winning one of the heat races. For 2019, Roy begins the season as part of the CRG Nordam/LSR Motorsports team at the upcoming SimCraft 24 Hours of Orlando at the end of March. Events with the Cup Karts North America program and attempting to win a third straight title at Michiana Raceway Park is on his agenda as well.