SwedeTech Racing Modesto Grand Prix Pre-Race Report

July 23rd, 2014

The SKUSA Summer Nationals in Modesto, CA is less than 10 days away, and the SwedeTech customers look strong in a number of categories. Four classes of the national championship series are lead by SwedeTech powered customers.


The Headlining S1 Stock Moto championship is lead by CRG / PSL factory pilot, Jordon Lennox. In a competitive contest for second, the TonyKart / Ocala Gran Prix duo of Nick Neri and Oliver Askew are in a strong position for the Modesto street race. Multi-time European Champion and Two-Time Super Nationals winner, Anthony Abbasse is looking to strong to contend for a championship spot aboard his SwedeTech powered Sodi chassis.

The S2 Stock Moto class is the next generation of top national kart drivers. Leading this competitive class is TonyKart / Pure Karting driver Kolton Griffin followed closely by fellow TonyKart pilot from the OGP team, Jonathan Kotyk. Sodikart / DKC driver Nathan Adds is looking to improve on his fourth place championship position with Privateer Luke Shanahan sitting in the fifth place spot.
The future of our shifter sport rests in the hands of the Junior S5 Stock Moto program. Leading this young field of talent is Texan driver, Trenton Estep. TonyKart / Nash Karting driver Christian Brooks has a strong 2nd place position while the TonyKart / OGP driver Mathias Ramirez looks to improve on his fourth place position. Wrapping up the top five is Kosmic / Rolison Performance Group team driver Austin Versteeg.


One of the most competitive classes in the SKUSA offerings is the S4 Stock Moto Masters class. The S4 class has a combination of national champions, weekend warriors, and die hard kart racers. 3G Kart Racing team leader, Jordon Musser, has driven his Birel to the number one championship position leading into the Modesto street race event. Proving how competitive this class is, Leading Edge Texas driver, Trevor “TMAC” McAlister sits in the 7th spot, and a strong Modesto finish could propel Trevor into the third or fourth position.

SwedeTech Racing is fortunate to have the best customers and drivers aboard our product. SwedeTech is looking forward to the August 2014 street racing event in Modesto. In typical Swedetech customer support fashion, there will be three technicians on hand to assist their customers in achieving their goals.
Look for the SwedeTech Racing support trailer in the A1 and A2 pit spots for the Modesto Grand Prix.


SwedeTech Racing’s SKUSA Spring Nationals Quick Glance

May 12th, 2014

A quick glance at our customers results from the SKUSA Spring Nationals Pro Tour, Days 1 and 2.

Day 1 – Saturday May 3, 2014
S2 (Stock Moto Semi Pro)
Pole Position – Jarred Campbell
Off Pole – Kolton Griffin
Main Event Winner – Kolton Griffin
Main Event Runner Up – Austin Garrison
Main Event Third Place – Jonathan Kotyk

S5 (Jr Stock Moto)
Main Event Winner – Trenton Estep
Main Event Runner Up – Mathias Ramirez
Main Event Third Place – Christiaan Brooks

S4 (Stock Moto Masters)
Main Event Runner Up – Jordon Musser

S1 (Pro Stock Moto)
Pole Position – Jordon Lennox-Lamb
Off Pole – Oliver Askew
Main Event Winner – Jordon Lennox-Lamb
Main Event Runner Up – Nick Neri
Main Event Third Place – Oliver Askew

Day 2 – Sunday May 4, 2014
Pole Position – Jarred Campbell
Main Event Winner – Kyle Kirkwood
Main Event Runner Up – Kolton Griffin
Main Event Third Place – Jonathan Kotyk

Pole Position – Trenton Estep
Off Pole – Austin Versteeg
Winner Main Event – Trenton Estep
Main Event Third Place – Christian Brooks

Pole Position – Jordon Lennox-Lamb
Off Pole – Oliver Askew
Main Event Winner – Jordon Lennox-Lamb
Main Event Runner Up – Oliver Askew
Main Event Third Place – Nick Neri

Pole Position – Jordon Musser
Main Event Runner Up – Jordon Musser

Countdown to the Las Vegas SKUSA SuperNationals

November 11th, 2013

Are you ready?

SwedeTech Becomes National Distributor for HotHead Competition Products

October 21st, 2013
Hot Head Engine Heater Logo 
Here at SwedeTech Racing Engines, we continually look for ways to improve our engine packages. Over the past 9 months, we have been in constant contact with a very unique product line, HotHead Competition Engine Heaters.
The HotHead product line is going to change the way karters operate at the racetrack. This product is simply brilliant, you will think to yourself, “Why am I just now hearing about this?” 
Over the past several months, teams utilizing SwedeTech Engines have been testing the engine heater product. To date, there have been zero reported parts failures or track-side problems. The test groups have indicated that this is a must have product for most karters. The test groups find extreme value in the ability to pre-heat the engine before checking the carburetion while in the paddock area. One team found a leak in the water cooling system while pre-heating the engine in the paddock. The team was able to calmly address the required repair before heading to the hot pit area. 
There are numerous examples of the benefits of this product. 
In fact, SwedeTech Racing Engines is so compelled and motivated about this product, we have come to an agreement with Hot Products Engineering, INC. to be the sole North American Distributor for the Hot Head KartPro System. 
If you would like to take advantage of this product before your next racing event, contact Jason today. SwedeTech will send you a free and complete information package that explains the benefits and the cost savings to you. 
As the North American Distributor, SwedeTech Racing will strategically build a strong dealer network through out North America. For more information, contact Jason. 
We look forward to seeing many of you in Las Vegas for the 2013 SKUSA SuperNationals. 
Jason Berry 
SwedeTech Racing 
 11583 Walmort Rd. 
Wilton, CA 95693 
HotHead Engine Heater - KartPro Model

1999 CR125 Stock Moto Reference Guide – Torque Specs and Part Numbers

September 18th, 2013

Here is a quick reference guide for the 1999 CR125 Stock Moto Engine

Frequently Used Parts and Part Numbers

Piston – 13110 KZ4 506 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/product_p/13110%20kz4%20506.htm

Ring – 13121 KZ4 A91 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/product_p/13121%20kz4%20a91.htm

Bearing – 91103 KZ4 B01 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/Bearing_Top_End_Wrist_Pin_91103_KZ4_B01_p/91103-kz4-b01.htm

Circlip ( 2 ) – 94601 15000 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/Circlips_94601_15000_p/94601-15000.htm

Wrist pin – 13111 KV3 000 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/13111_KV3_000_Wrist_Pin_p/13111-kv3-000.htm

Gasket, head 1999 – 12251 KZ4 701 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/product_p/12251%20kz4%20701.htm

Gasket, base 1999 – 12191 KZ4 J00 – http://www.shopswedetech.com/product_p/12191%20kz4%20j00.htm

O-ring, exhaust – http://www.shopswedetech.com/Exhaust_O_ring_p/o-rings%20-%20exhaust.htm

Torque Specs

Nut, cylinder head 8mm 28 nm, 20 ft / lbs
Nut, cylinder base 8mm 28 nm, 20 ft/ lbs
Stud, Cylinder 8mm 12 nm, 9 ft / lbs – apply loc-tite
Stud, Cylinder 6mm 10 nm, 7 ft / lbs – apply loc-tite
Stud, Cylinder 8mm 12 nm, 9 ft / lbs – apply loc-tite
Impeller, water pump 12 nm, 9 ft / lbs

SwedeTech Customer Updates

March 8th, 2013

The weekend of March 2, 2013 was very busy for SwedeTech and their racing customers. SKUSA ProKart Challenge, Lone Star Grand Prix, Florida Karting Championship Series, and the NCK Road Race at Thunderhill events had racers with the familiar yellow and blue SwedeTech logo on the track. SwedeTech personnel were in attendance for the SKUSA California ProKart Challenge, assisting all of their engine customers.
In the S1 Pro category, Fritz Leesman placed his SwedeTech Stock Honda on pole, followed by Jimmy McNeil. Fritz and Jimmy maintained their qualifying spots, finishing 1-2 in the first heat. In the second heat, Fritz had to conserve his engine after a failed head gasket caused his engine to heat up. Jimmy held on to the second spot, followed by Cody Hodgson. The main event was made interesting by Fritz. Starting in the back of the field, Fritz drove his way up to fourth, being the only driver to post a sub 43.00 second lap time in the main event. Jimmy and Cody would secure the second and third podium spots.
In the S2 category, Robert Marks narrowly missed the pole position spot. He was followed by six fellow SwedeTech customers; Curtis Paul Jr, Troy Diede, Don Whittington, Trevor McAllister, Cody Diede, and Augie Lerch. In the first heat race, the 2nd through 8th spots were once again filled with SwedeTech Engines, with Cody Diede and Curtis Paul leading the group. Heat 2 also had 7 of the 8 top spots filled with SwedeTech engines, with Augie Lerch and Robert Marks finishing 2nd and 3rd. Trevor McAllister made strides in the main event to work his way to a 2nd place podium finish, followed by Cody Diede, Robert Marks, Troy Diede, and Curtis Paul Jr.
If you know S4 drivers, Ken Schilling and Darrell Tunnell, these are two drivers you always pull for. Ken did a great job qualifying 3rd and Darrell placed his SwedeTech machine in the 5th spot. Both drove consistently and had very strong heat race results.
The S5 category is gaining strength and filling out with talented young drivers. In qualifying, Jarred Campbell, Garrett Dixon, and Jim McKinney filled spots 2nd through 4th for a strong start to the event. Maintaining top five spots all day put these three drivers in a great position for the main event. At the flying checkered flag, Jarred Campbell captured the win. Garrett Dixon and Jim McKinney finished a solid 3rd and 4th.
Luke Bianco maintained a solid championship lead with his commanding performance in the S4 Magnum class.
Tag Sr is always a very competitive class in ProKart series, and Alex Keyes has made his presence known on the West Coast. Placing his SwedeTech Rotax on pole, he continued through the day with three solid 2nd place finishes. This will greatly help his championship chase effort.
Over to the Thunderhill event hosted by the NCK Road Racing Association were SwedeTech Stock Moto power dominated the event. Erik Maxfield claimed the win in the WC Super Stock CR125, followed by Jonathan Shaw and Joseph Hollinger grabbing the 3rd and 4th spots. Boyd Ferry carried the SwedeTech banner to the front of the pack with his overall win in the Formula 80cc class. Erik Maxfield brought home two 1st place trophies, the second one grabbed in the Super Stock CR125 class. Jonathan Shaw and Joseph Hollinger also repeated with strong finishes with a 3rd and 4th place finish.
For more information on our service, or to supply SwedeTech with your race results, contact Jason at info@swedetechracing.com .

Since 1998, SwedeTech customers have amassed over 30 SuperNational victories. Many more National championships have been added to the resumes of SwedeTech customers participating in many different sanctioning events and associations which include IKF, WKA, Stars of Karting, and the Rock Island Grand Prix.

In addition to offering superior kart engine packages and customer support, SwedeTech Racing Engines offers engine services for all two-stroke racing applications such as ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Jet Skis, Motocross, and Grand Prix Bikes.

www.swedetechracing.com (technical site),
www.shopswedetech.com (official online store).

SwedeTech Supporting Upcoming ProKart Challenge

February 22nd, 2013

Wilton, CA – Less than a week away, SwedeTech will travel to Willow Springs to support customers at the second round of the California ProKart Challenge.  SwedeTech customers had a very strong showing at the first round event in Buttonwillow.

S1 driver, Jimmy McNeil is tied for second place points after a strong opening round.  Cody Hodgson and Alec Gumpfer sit in the third and fourth spots.

In a previous press release, Robert Marks was referred to as “The Elder” after making the decision to race the S2 class, while in previous seasons he contested in the S4 category.  Marks showed the young guns the way around the track as he put his SwedeTech powered machine on pole and won the main event.  He was followed by a number of SwedeTech drivers including Christian Schureman, Cody Diede, Troy Diede, and Mariana Ramirez Savage.

S4 Magnum was dominated by Luke Bianco, sweeping the event.

S5 is the Jr division of the shifter series, and Jarred Campbell did not disappoint, winning a heat race and the main event.  S5 rookie, Garrett Dixon, had a solid performance and joined Jarred on the podium in the third spot.

Alex Keyes was on a roll in the Tag Sr class.  He won both heat races and the main event, powered by a SwedeTech Rotax engine package.

After a very successful Buttonwillow season opener, the SwedeTech staff is excited to support all of our customers at the upcoming rounds of the ProKart Challenge and Pro Tour events.


For more information on our service, or to supply SwedeTech with your race results, contact Jason at info@swedetechracing.com .

Since 1998, SwedeTech customers have amassed over 30 SuperNational victories.  Many more National championships have been added to the resumes of  SwedeTech customers participating in many different sanctioning events and associations which include IKF, WKA, Stars of Karting, and the Rock Island Grand Prix .

In addition to offering superior kart engine packages and customer support, SwedeTech Racing Engines offers engine services for all two-stroke racing applications such as ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Jet Skis, Motocross, and Grand Prix Bikes.

www.swedetechracing.com (technical site),
www.shopswedetech.com (official online store).

Tyler Cooke’s Mooresville Motorplex Karting Garage

February 18th, 2013

We enjoy when customers send us photos of their Swedetech Power rides or shops.

This photo was sent to us by Tyler Cooke, www.TylerCooke.com


Alex Keyes Takes Top Honors at California ProKart Challenge Opener With SwedeTech Rotax Package

February 12th, 2013

TaG Senior and CRG West pilot Alex Keyes tops the blocks in the 2013 Pro Kart Challenge opener

Making the move to the senior ranks after the 2012 SuperKartsI USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals, CRG West pilot Alex Keyes exploded onto the California karting scene at this past weekend’s opening round of the Pro Kart Challenge (PKC) California program. Making his rookie debut in the TaG Senior category, Keyes went on to take a pair of heat race wins and main event victory at the .69-mile Buttonwillow Raceway Park kart track in Buttonwillow, California.

Working with karting veteran Arie Ouimet as both a driver coach and tuner, Keyes started his weekend off strong proving to be one of the fastest drivers in unofficial testing. Utilizing a SwedeTech Racing Engines Rotax powered CRG, Keyes was able to continue his speed through official practice and qualifying where he would be classified second and third respectively.

Running under the two-heat race format where both heat races results would determine the next on track sessions starting position before the afternoon’s main event, Keyes began to flex his muscles when the wheel-to-wheel action commenced. Moving to the point in heat race one, the rookie driver would fall back on a few occasions but rise again before the final checkered flag flew. Taking the win by scant 0.882 seconds, Keyes would also score the fastest lap of the race.

Heat two would be much of the same for the CRG West pilot as again he quickly moved to the point, and this time never looked back. Unable to match the fastest lap of the race, the one of only two Rotax drivers in the 32 kart field went on to a commanding 3.237 second victory and claimed the pole position for the day’s main event.

Looking to carry his momentum throughout the 20-lap final, Keyes did just that as he showed that he would be a threat for the overall series title. Running some of the fastest laps of the weekend and a very smooth, consistent racing line, the now California resident went on to take the checkers just under a second ahead of his closest competitor and will now enter round two as the point leader and driver to beat.

“My entire family recently made the move to California from Michigan so the Pro Kart Challenge and all the facilities in California are new to me,” explained Keyes. “I am not used to one day events and this was my first TaG Senior race in the PKC program. I would like to thank my mechanic Arie for all the hard work and effort in helping me achieve this win.”

A few weeks prior to the PKC event, Keyes would see action in Tucson, Arizona at the opening round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. As his first event as a Senior driver and first time he had worked with his new tuner, Keyes would show his speed running in the top five for the majority of the weekend. With a disappointing 14th place result on Saturday after a ten second penalty for avoidable contact at the drop of the green flag, Keyes would rebound on Sunday and challenge for a podium. Crossing the stripe in the fourth position, the aggressive pilot would end the weekend on a good note before heading back to California.

Alex would like to thank his sponsors and supporters for a great start to the 2013 season; AutomotiveTools.com, PKT Axles, CRG West, SwedeTech Racing Engines and his tuner/driver coach tuner Arie Ouimet.

With no time off, Alex Keyes will head back to Arizona for the second round in the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Taking place at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) facility in Phoenix, Arizona, Keyes will try and continue his winning ways as he looks to best a talent filled field February 8-10.

For sponsorship opportunities and more information on Alex Keyes, visit http://www.alexkeyes.com or contact by email to info@alexkeyes.com

Ocala Gran Prix to Compete in Shifter Kart Program in FKCS Competition

February 12th, 2013

Ocala Gran Prix is set to compete in shifter kart racing in regional competition in 2013

A new karting year brings another new development for the Ocala Gran Prix operation, as the race team squad will look to start a new campaign in gearbox racing. Commencing at the opening round of the 2013 Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS), multiple OGP drivers will be banging gears in the Spec Honda S5 Junior Shifter and Senior Stock Moto categories. Looking to help build shifter kart racing in the ‘Sunshine State,’ Ocala Gran Prix will also offer driver training courses in shifter karts and complete package sales with everything needed to race in the six-speed classes to go along with their complete Rotax program.

“Having a shifter kart program is something that has been in the works for quite sometime,” expressed OGP President Jorge Arellano. “We have a huge market in the Florida area and we are looking to fill the void in shifter kart racing. I believe that having strong shifter kart classes, along with the already impressive Rotax program, is a key in driver development. I am evolving OGP to a market that I have stayed away for several years. OGP is not having a revolution or a change of commitment to the Rotax program as we will always try to be a leader in that market.”

With karts in stock and ready to ship, the Ocala Gran Prix staff has already begun the assembly of race team chassis. Set to embark on the opening round of the FKCS event in early March, team drivers will be getting behind the wheels of these high-powered machines in a few week’s time. With the Tony Kart chassis equipped with SwedeTech Racing Engine prepared Hondas, hopes are high that shifter kart racing will make a return back to the Florida karting market.

Arellano continued, “Shifter kart racing was huge when I got into this sport and I would love for it to be that way again. I remember attending national level events in Jacksonville and watching a field of thirty to forty shifter karts blast down the 1000 foot back straight. I know we are a long way from getting back to those size of fields, but with our effort to support the FKCS and their shifter program, we are hoping to start an upward trend of participation in the category.”

With the first race of the Florida Karting Championship Series set for March 1- 3 at the Orlando Kart Center in Orlando, Florida, drivers will get their first taste of wheel-to-wheel gearbox racing. With plans to enter drivers in both the S5 Junior Shifter and Senior Stock Moto divisions, the OGP squad will be aiming high for race wins and podium results as they look to start the regional karting program off right.

Before the FKCS program gets underway, Ocala Gran Prix will regroup for the second round of the Florida Winter Tour and attack the Homestead Karting Complex. Located on the grounds of the Homestead-Miami Speedway, OGP will look to carry the momentum gained through the first event and help put drivers in the proper positions to battle for series titles.

For more information on Ocala Gran Prix, OGP race team opportunities and info on how to get into karting, please visit Ocala Gran Prix online at http://www.OcalaGranPrix.com or contact them at 352.291.0600 or via e-mail to Info@OcalaGranPrix.com