Phoenix, AZ – The 2012 racing season is well underway and SwedeTech customers are making an early statement. SwedeTech’s dominance in the Honda CR125 Stock Moto categories continues and we could not be more proud of our 25+ customers that participated at the first round of the SKUSA ProTour Spring Nationals.
SwedeTech owner, Reine Persson, was on hand to see customers in TaG Jr., Tag Sr., S1, S2, S4, and S5. Focusing only on engine building and tuning, SwedeTech supported customers on a variety of chassis including Birel, TonyKart, CRG, GP, Interpid, Praga, ItalKart, Zanardi, Kosmic, and LH.
Of the six classes in which SwedeTech was represented, our customers sit in first place in three of them, S1,S4, and S5. 3 pole positions were earned and 4 main event fast laps.
In S1, Fritz Leesman and Joey Wimsett are sitting 1st and 2nd. Joey won on Saturday and Fritz won on Sunday. Jake French had a solid weekend with a pole position on Saturday and currently sits fourth in points.
S2 pilot, Cody Tracy grabbed a ProTour main event win on Saturday. With a strong performance on Sunday, Cody has enough points to place him in second overall. Christian Bird was consistent all weekend and is currently sitting in 3rd place.
As usual, SwedeTech was well represented in the S4 class. A couple of new SwedeTech customers are making their mark on the SKUSA ProTour. Eddie Olpin has been a sleeper for SwedeTech for the past couple of years, showing up at big events and ending up on the podium. This weekend, Eddie won on Sunday and finished second on Saturday. Chris Jennings kept his kart upfront all weekend, and currently sits second overall. Saturday’s winner, Curtis Cooksey is in fourth place. Contact with another driver on Sunday took Curtis out of a top two finish.
S5 is the Jr. Shifter class offered by SKUSA. The past couple of years, the class is growing with talent. Jim McKinney had a great weekend with a pole position and runner up main event finish on Saturday. Jim didn’t want to settle for second and on Sunday, drove on to a main event victory.
SwedeTech is known for building great shifter engines, but we also build Tag engines. Tag Jr. driver, Austin Versteeg, kept his SwedeTech MY09 Leopard in the top three positions all weekend long. After a well earned 3rd place finish in Sundays main event, Austin sits comfortably in the third place position going into the Summer Nationals in Utah.
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