2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Hudson Tran
Stockholm Karting Center 206 Rookie champion finishes runner-up in North America
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 Junior Profiles
Junior #2 – Hudson Tran
Track: Stockholm Karting Center
Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota
Occupation: Student – Grade 6th
Sponsors: Mom and Dad
Years Karting: 4
2018 Briggs WRS Events
While the state is currently covered in snow, Hudson Tran is excited to get the 2019 karting season underway. Tran finished out the 2018 year as the champion in the 206 Rookie division at the Stockholm Karting Center. Hudson drove to victory eight victories in 19 races at the Cokato, Minnesota facility, located roughly one hour west of downtown Minneapolis. Tran’s results placed him second in the overall standings for the Briggs Weekly Racing Series Junior North America program.
Tran began karting in 2015 at Stockholm after first learning about the sport through the ProKART Indoor Racing in Burnsville. Hudson’s first kart was an Intrepid F4K with a Briggs 206 onboard, competing in the Rookie 206 class.
“The Briggs 206 classes are really fair, and it makes the racing really close and exciting. I like racing with all of my friends, and then hanging out after the race day is over. Stockholm Karting Center is one of the best karting clubs around, with a really good family atmosphere and good racing. I would like to thank Briggs & Stratton racing for supporting our karting series and for the great prizes given out for the WRS winners.”
Here is a video of an interview Hudson did following his championship in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIScJMm9o8U. In addition to the series championship, Hudson was named Stockholm Karting Center’s Driver of the Year. In 2019, Hudson will move up to compete in the Briggs 206 Junior class at Stockholm Karting Center. This will be his first season at the Junior level. He is also going to take part in some Cup Karts North America races on the year.