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  • #35060

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    This weekend, eight North American drivers will take part in the CIK-FIA event in Sarno, Italy. One American in the KZ World Championships along with six US and one Canadian drivers in the KZ2 Super Cup event at Circuit Internazionale Napoli.

    Thursday is three practice sessions, with Friday another three before Qualifying takes place at the end of the day. KZ is split into two groups with the 96 KZ2 broken up into three groups. The KZ drivers will have three A-B-C heat races, as each driver races two times to formulate the point total. KZ2 will have A-B-C-D-E-F groups, with each driver racing five times. The KZ field will be split up, with the bottom drivers put into a Second Chance Heat to make the Prefinal and Final grids. The KZ2 field will be broken up into two Prefinal races, with the top 17 from each making up the 34 kart main event.

    Here are the drivers competing:

    KZ
    32 – Gary Carlton – TB Kart – TB Kart/Modena

    KZ2
    137 – Jacob French – Intrepid Driver Program – Intrepid/TM
    138 – Harry Gottsacker – Intrepid Driver Program – Intrepid/TM
    139 – Ryan Kinnear (Scottish, but lives in America) – Intrepid Driver Program – Intrepid/TM
    144 – Sabré Cook – CRG SpA/CRG-USA – CRG/Maxter
    149 – Joey Wimsett – CRG SpA/CRG-USA – CRG/Maxter
    189 – Phillip Orcic – PSL Karting – CRG/Maxter
    197 – Christian Schureman – PSL Karting – CRG/Maxter

    We will post a recap at the end of each day, highlighting their results from each on track session. Also on the weekend is the Academy Trophy event with Americans Michael Benyahia and Jared Cordova.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35067

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    The track in Sarno is obviously getting faster as the nearly 200 drivers lay down more Bridgestone rubber down and the drivers pick up the pace. The first one or two sessions is about breaking in the engines, and getting the chassis ready.

    Here are the group positions (fast lap) for each driver in the three sessions:

    KZ

    Group 2

    32 – Gary Carlton – 4 (1:10.128), 9 (1:07.153), 12 (1:06.687) – P22 overall in final session

    KZ2

    Group 2

    137 – Jacob French – 16 (1:08.873), 21 (1:07.751), 21 (1:07.346)

    138 – Harry Gottsacker – 28 (1:11.415), 31 (1:10.304), 31 (1:08.847)

    139 – Ryan Kinnear – 25 (1:10.808), 27 (1:07.984), 28 (1:07.685)

    144 – Sabré Cook – 23 (1:10.399), 20 (1:07.634), 20 (1:07.303)

    149 – Joey Wimsett – 29 (1:12.449), 9 (1:07.065), 8 (1:06.847)

    Group 3

    189 – Phillip Orcic – 10 (1:07.616), 19 (1:07.213), 15 (1:06.949)

    197 – Christian Schureman – 15 (1:07.925), 16 (1:07.092), 10 (1:06.850)

     

    Wimsett is 37th overall in the final session of the day, about 0.8 off the overall fast time. A tenth of a second can be anywhere from four positions to eight positions, with Schureman and Orcic right there in terms of lap time. French and Cook are on about the same pace throughout the day while Kinnear and Gottsacker continue to find speed.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35097

    Alan Michel
    Participant

    Thanks For the updates! Keep them coming!

  • #35098

    Tore Pedersen
    Participant

    Here is the link for results and live timing. Enjoy.

     

    http://www.cikfia.com/competitions/cik-calendar/2014/sarno/competition-guide.html

  • #35108

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    KZ

    32 – Gary Carlton – 13 (1:07.213), 14 (1:06.641), 13 (1:06.005) – 19th overall in final session

    KZ2

    137 – Jacob French – 18 (1:08.247), 17 (1:06.724), 20 (1:06.701)

    138 – Harry Gottsacker – 29 (1:09.624), 30 (1:08.184), 30 (1:07.075)

    139 – Ryan Kinnear – 21 (1:08.355), 25 (1:07.285), 26 (1:07.075)

    144 – Sabré Cook – 17 (1:08.219), 18 (1:06.883), 15 (1:06.565)

    149 – Joey Wimsett – 9 (1:07.867), 8 (1:06.480), 9 (1:06.272) – 32nd overall in final session

    189 – Phillip Orcic – 18 (1:08.097), 12 (1:06.788), 13 (1:06.550)

    197 – Christian Schureman – 23 (1:08.323), 30 (1:07.442), 24 (1:06.786)

    Qualifying begins at 16:35 (1o:35am Eastern)

    KZ2 Group 1 – Cook, Kinnear
    KZ2 Group 2 – French, Orcic
    KZ2 Group 3 – Wimsett, Schureman
    KZ2 Group 4 – Gottsacker

    KZ has Carlton in Group 2, set for 17:50 (11:50am Eastern)

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35113

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    KZ2 Qualifying

    Group 1
    139 – Ryan Kinnear – 18 (1:06.898) +1.069
    144 – Sabré Cook – 15 (1:06.482) +0.653

    Group 2
    137 – Jacob French – 13 (1:06.580) +0.701 – Fast Lap on final circuit
    189 – Phillip Orcic – 10 (1:06.441) +0.562 – Fast Lap on final circuit

    Group 3
    149 – Joey Wimsett – 5 (1:06.143) +0.139 – had purple in sector 3 at one time – Fast Lap on final circuit
    197 – Christian Schureman – 16 (1:06.661) +0.657 – Fast Lap on final circuit

    Group 4
    138 – Harry Gottsacker – 24 (1:08.316) +2.498 – Fast Lap on final circuit

    Wimsett ends up as the top North American, 17th overall when combining the groups. The official order has not yet been posted.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35116

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    KZ

    32 – Gary Carlton – 16 (1:06.509) +560 – 31st overall

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35123

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    KZ Qualifying

    32 – Gary Carlton – P31 – 1:06.509 – Group A – Row 11

    KZ2 Qualifying Results

    No Driver Q Pos Best Lap Group Row
    137 Jacob French 59 1:06.580 E 10
    138 Harry Gottsacker 94 1:08.316 D 16
    139 Ryan Kinnear 74 1:06.898 B 13
    144 Sabré Cook 52 1:06.482 D 9
    149 Joey Wimsett 17 1:06.143 E 3
    189 Phillip Orcic 50 1:06.441 B 9
    197 Christian Schureman 65 1:06.661 E 11

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35150

    Stewart Willis
    Participant

    Doesn’t the mylaps/Orbitz software allow the zone timing like we see at the worlds?  That would be nice to have at supernats..

    I am a little confused by the live timing/video schedule..  It looks like it is 5:30 am in Sarno now..  8:30 pm in Arizona.  The video feed says live in 12 hours….  So, video is not live until 5 pm Sarno time?  Doesnt make sense…  Can someone post up a schedule of the event?  Thanks

     

  • #35155

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    I couldn’t pull up the Live TV link

    Carlton places 16th in KZ, Orcic drives to 19th in KZ2

    More info to come.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35187

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    KZ2 Heat Races

    Group B

    No Driver Q Pos Start Row H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 Total
    189 Phillip Orcic 50 9 11 7 16 11 11 22
    139 Ryan Kinnear 74 13 18 23 21 19 22 61

    Group D

    No Driver Q Pos Start Row H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 Total
    144 Sabré Cook 52 9 12 23 17 31 15 63
    138 Harry Gottsacker 94 16 28 29 30 21 30 95

    Group E

    No Driver Q Pos Start Row H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 Total
    149 Joey Wimsett 17 3 4 8 9 4 7 14
    137 Jacob French 59 10 32 21 30 32 21 94
    197 Christian Schureman 65 11 18 28 20 11 16 51

    KZ Heat Races

    32 – Gary Carlton -Qual (31) – Heat 1 (15) – Heat 2 (14)
    – 20th

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35188

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    KZ
    32 – Gary Carlton – Prefinal (14) – Final (16)

    KZ2 Prefinal 1

    197 – Christian Schureman – Start (26) – Finish (14) *
    144 – Sabré Cook – Start (32) – Finish (17) *
    139 – Ryan Kinnear – Start (31) – Finish (24)

    KZ2 Prefinal 2

    149 – Joey Wimsett – Start (7) – Finish (7)
    189 – Phillip Orcic – Start (11) – Finish (8)

    KZ2 Final

    149 – Joey Wimsett – Start (14) – Finish (22)
    189 – Phillip Orcic – Start (16) – Finish (19)
    197 – Christian Schureman – Start (27) – Finish (28)
    144 – Sabré Cook – Start (33) – Finish (30)

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #35285

    Keith Bridgeman
    Participant

    Thanks for the coverage,   it was fun watching how the weekend progressed.   Would love to hear more on what the drivers thought of the event  and the different tires and engines.

    http://bridgemanbroskarting.blogspot.com/

  • #35288

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    We are doing a Driver Diary with Joey Wimsett when he returns back to the United States. Watch for that article in the coming weeks.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

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