Wilton, CA – The past few weeks have been filled with racing events with the letter R. The “RocK” Island Grand Prix and the NorCal “Rotax” Challenge. From tracks that require big horsepower to the Spec Rotax Series, SwedeTech Customers put their various machines on the top step.
Labor Day weekend has a huge tradition in Rock Island, IL, the one and only Rock Island Grand Prix. The winner of the event takes home the coveted Rock. This year’s headline event, The King of the Streets, was utilizing the Stock Honda CR125 package. With a couple of Rocks already sitting on his shelf, Kyle Wiegand was looking to add to his Rock Pile. Kyle drove his SwedeTech Powered Stock Honda to another King of the Streets title. Finishing a strong third place, Cole Mathewson made it through the main event to step on the last podium step.
In the ICC based KZ2 class, SwedeTech customers did a solid job representing the famous blue and yellow oval logo. SwedeTech power plants filled the top four spots at the hands of; Race Winner – Kyle Wiegand ( TM ), Second Place – Nick Johnson ( TM ), Third Place – Chris Shultz ( Maxter ), and Fourth Place – Carly Mandarino ( TM ).
The 125cc Masters class had a battle of engine packages. The European based ICC TM power plant vs. The Good Old American Based Modified CR125 beast. And yes, we know the Honda’s are built in Japan. But nothing beats the sound and rumble of a perfectly tuned Modified CR125. Chris Enderlein decided to go with a TM power plant, while Lance Lane was breathing down his neck with a Modified CR125. At the checkered flag, Chris would edge out Lance for the victory.
Amber Friedberg Masters the Reverse Tic Tac Toe section in Sonoma
With three distinct Rotax dealers supporting the series, the Norcal Rotax Challenge has been a growing series for Rotax owners in Northern California. In the Senior International class, two SwedeTech customers keep finding themselves battling for the win. Amber Friedberg and Sean McDonald had a close finish at round 7, with Sean taking the win by a nose cone. Adding to her multiple podium finishes, Amber earned her first 2010 NorCal Rotax win at round 5. Matt Weiss has been consistent all year long, even after missing the last two events, he is sitting fourth overall for the 2010 season championship.
Annie Breidinger sits in first place for the MicroMax class in the NorCal series
In the MicroMax division, the team consisting of sisters, Annie and Toni Breidinger, have finished first and second in the past 4 races.
Toni Breidinger sits in the runner up position for the MicroMax class in the NorCal series
With the championship secured, both of these young drivers are moving into the MiniMax division for the remainder of the year.
SwedeTech would like to thank all of our customers who continue to supply us with race results.
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