Two wins and top-ten results for California based engine builder
September 2, 2016 - The fifth round of the SuperKarts! USA
(SKUSA) California ProKart Challenge in Santa Maria, California brought success once again for P1 Engines. Posting strong results all weekend, the California based engine builder would claim wins in the X30 Junior and X30 Masters classes, along with many more top-ten finishes, as they continue to close out the 2016 season.
P1 Engines powered drivers set the pace for the weekend in the X30 Junior Class. Drivers Dante Yu and Oliver Calvo dominated the field. Yu snagged the pole over Calvo in qualifying, and each earned a victory in the heats that followed. In the final, Calvo took the lead at the start. During the race, Yu was able to pass Calvo for the lead and held on to it until the finish, earning himself the win. Calvo scored a strong second place finish. Fellow P1 powered driver Gary Lyles ran consistently in the top-five, earning himself a fifth place finish in the final. Jared Korth set personal records, earning his best finish yet in heat two by finishing third. He fell back in the field during the final, but was still able to finish with a solid seventh place run. Calder McWhinney recovered from an unfortunate 19th place qualifying run and finished eighth in the final. Jacob Gulick posted strong results with a ninth place finish in the final. Tomas Mejia came from a last place starting position, resulting from a crash in an earlier heat, to score a tenth place finish in the final.
In X30 Masters, Mike Rolison swept the weekend, earning the pole position in qualifying, two heat race wins, and the main event win.
The Micro Swift class would see a brand new driver on the track, P1 Engines’ very own Jesus Vasquez Jr. In Jesus Jr.‘s debut ProKart race, he managed to remain in the top-three the entire day of racing, finishing third in the final. Fellow driver Mathias Coito earned a second place finish in heat two, and scored a fifth place finish in the final. Piers Aspiras made his way from the back of the field and earned a strong sixth place finish in the final. Logan Toke would utilize P1 power and had a great run all day, finishing ninth in the final.
In the Mini Swift class, front-runner Daniel Inzunza was a consistent top-ten contender all day. He scored eighth position in qualifying, improving in the final to a fourth place finish. After technical inspecition, Daniel gained another position and earned an official third place finish in the final. Joey Brienza posted a solid qualifying run in tenth place. He drove his way up to an eighth place finish in the final, improving to a sixth place finish after technical inspection.