2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Eric Fagan
Ohio Valley Karting Association champion claims top spot 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 USA Senior/Masters Profiles
USA #1 – Eric Fagan
Track: Ohio Valley Karting Association
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
Occupation: Occupation Machinist / Auto Sales
Sponsors: VemmeKart USA, Elite Karting Group
Years Karting: 22
2018 Briggs WRS Events
One of the top Briggs & Stratton drivers in North America over the past few seasons has been Eric Fagan. The 2018 season was another successful one for the Dublin, Ohio driver, finishing the year in the #1 spot of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series program in the Senior/Masters division for not only the USA, but overall. Fagan – who began karting at the Circleville Raceway Park in 1997 – changed up his home track, moving to the Ohio Valley Karting Association in Camden. Against a stout field throughout the year, Fagan won 10 of the 11 rounds he competed in at the OVKA LO206 Senior class to earn the championship.
Titles are nothing new to Fagan, who secured two championships in 2017 at the KRA program at New Castle Motorsports Park. Fagan won 19 times combined in the 206 Senior and 206 CIK class. Those results placed him sixth in the Briggs WRS in his first season competing in the program.
“Four cycle racing is real racing!” – when asked why he choices to race Briggs & Stratton 206 powerplant.
Among the extra highlights for Fagan’s 2018 season were winning at the Commercial Point Grand Prix and the $1,000 money race at the end of the year held at Whiteland Raceway. Eric’s big events for the 2019 season include the USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard, Commercial Point Grand Prix and racing the Cup Karts North America program.