Many racers traveled to the Reno, NV karting facility in July to bring home the coveted “Duffy”, “Screaming Eagle”, and the mechanics belt buckle offered by the IKF organization. This year, SwedeTech had many customers participating in the event. Widely known for our TaG and Shifter engine program, SwedeTech Racing has made a strong impression on the classic Comer and KT100 engine package classes.
The Comer C-50 Kid Kart class was won by Jarrett Gilmer. Jarrett started the week by qualifying fourth, and worked his way to the top step after the heats and the main event.
SwedeTech’s Comer K80 program has been solid for two years. With a local national race, many of the NorCal local racers had a chance to race the best, and shine. Joseph La Rosa qualified 3rd and after some shuffling around ended up finishing 7th overall. Sonny Cervelli moved his way up from a mid pack qualifying run and challenged for the main event win.
Jr. 1 Comer Heavy had many SwedeTech customers occupying many of the top ten qualifying spots. Sonny Cervelli qualified 2nd, followed by Jared Campbell in 4th, Hunter Corbit in 6th, Joseph La Rosa in 8th, and Blaine Rocha in 9th. During the main event, Sonny stayed strong and was the first to the checkered flag. Jared Campbell was 2nd, Joseph La Rosa 4th, and Blaine Rocha was 7th. In post race inspection, the Duffy went to Jared Campbell due to a fairing measurement on Sonny’s kart.
The Jr. Supersportsman class utilizes the KT100 engine. Kiel Spaulding placed his SwedeTech powered kart on the pole. During the main, Kiel contended for the win, but was edged out to finish second.
Kiel would have a second chance to bring home a Duffy in the HPV 2 Jr. class. After qualifying 5th, Kiel found himself in the lead for 18 of 22 laps. At the checkered, Kiel would cross the line in second after a good battle with the winner.
Curtis Paul struggled to find the setup in the IKF TaG Cadet class. But by the time the main rolled around, kart and driver were back on track, and Curtis would bring home a well deserved 4th place finish.
TaG Senior had a strong showing. Michael Hogg finished the main with a podium finish, and Jon Ban came across the line in 6th spot.
In the IAME CUP race, Michael Hogg qualified 6th. After some fine tuning and adjustments, Michael drove his machine to a 2nd place overall finish.
Kiel Spaulding would hit the track for a third time for the week in the Jr. Sportsman class. Posting a 3rd quickest qualifying time, Kiel would attempt to win the Duffy. This would not be his weekend, as Kiel brought home a total of 3 runner up spots.
Jared Woolf ran the TaG Masters class. After some hard work and off track excursions, Jared found himself with a strong 2nd place finish in the main.
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