Story by Bruce C. Walls
Photos by Bruce C. Walls
and Susan Taylor-Walls
PITTSBURGH, PA-A record 475 from three separate series converged on the 2.8-mile asphalt road course at Pittsburgh International Race Complex last weekend in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with national AKRA point racers could also score points in the Dart Kart and Woodbridge Kart Clubs.
Predicted storms with lighting reached the track, as race four was just under way. DKC officials were forced to call the race for rain and lighting. Sunday’s weather was perfect for racing.
But before the soggy red flag flew some great racing action was had. Highlighting both days racing was Springfield, Ill based CKI pilot leading the weekend’s largest classes, Yamaha Pipe.
In Saturday’s second race Fulks thrilled his fans as he fought off challenges from a hard charging Nate Grindell. Grindell’s final threat was at the finish line where just 0.470 seconds separated them as they battled side-by-side.
Colin Jedrzojek crossed third out of 31 entries taking the green flag. Jedrzojek was a lap down when the checkered flag flew. Following in fourth was Michigan Kart Supply backed Nick Cole. Adam Trumbley rounded out the top five.
Sunday was a different story as Fulks T/S Racing Engines powered machine’s Horstman clutch kicked in as Fulks flew into a huge early lead. Fulks worked through the field putting the field down a lap. From there he easily cruised across the finish line with his closest pursuer, Patrick Olson a lap down behind him.
A complete race report with additional photos from Action Sports Photos will follow soon.