Sunday, September 25, 2011

MSOKC Race No. 11 – September 24, 2011 – Conor is the Champion!

NEWS – Race No. 11 of the Mid State of Ohio Kart Club championship series was this past Saturday, September 24, 2011. Conor was able to clinch the championship in the 80cc Shifter class without even showing up. We moved him into his residence hall at The Ohio State University the week before, and he had a ticket to the Buckeye football game on Saturday, so he elected to sit this one out. With five feature race wins in a row, and six wins out of 10 this season, he had accumulated a healthy points lead in the championship series. There was a mathematical possibility that his point lead could be overtaken in the final two races of the season, but events turned out in his favor and he was able to clinch without even being there. While Peter’s engine returned from the engine builder just in time for Race No. 11, his UA Crew rowing team had their first regatta of the season in Toledo that day, so he was absent, too.

NEXT RACE – We plan to have both boys on hand for the finale of the 2011 MSOKC season. Race No. 12 on Sunday October 2, 2011 will be a reverse direction (clockwise) event at Circleville Raceway Park and will feature qualifying as opposed to the normal heat race format. Both boys tend to do well at reverse direction events, and with Conor having already clinched and Peter having missed too many races to be in contention for the championship, we will have a less stressful, pedal-to-the-metal good time just trying to add to our team total of eight feature race wins this season.