2013 Karting Coach Year End Rewind10/22/2013
The 2013 season has drawn to a close and it was a great year for the entire Karting Coach Team! We wish to thank everyone that supported us throughout the year and hope to see you all back for 2014. Many of our racers competed in multiple series this year and brought home some serious hardware.
Derek Deslauriers had his hands full this year representing Karting Coach in the first two rounds of the SKUSA Pro Tour in the Tag Cadet class, pulling double duty in the SKUSA Rocky Mountain Pro Kart Challenge racing both Tag Cadet and Mini Max, and competing in the Mini Max class in the Racing The Rockies series. At the end of the year Derek had earned a hard fought 1st place in Mini Max and 2nd place in Tag Cadet for the SKUSA RMPKC series as well as a 2nd place in Mini Max for the Racing the Rockies series.
Filip Niemkiewicz represented Karting Coach in the Micro Max class in both the SKUSA RMPKC and Racing the Rockies series. It was a hard fought battle for the championship for this class in the Racing the Rockies series that ended with an inspirational drive in the rain to end the season. At the end of the season, Filip earned 2nd place in both the Racing the Rockies and SKUSA RMPKC series.
Alexis Apodaca showed a tremendous amount of growth this year competing in both the Racing the Rockies and SKUSA RMPKC series. Although there were some struggles along the way to her 4th place Micro Max finish for the Racing the Rockies series, Alexis showed her true potential in the SKUSA RMPKC. She successfully took it too the boys and claimed the 2013 Micro Max Championship for the SKUSA RMPCK.
Angus Watkins jumped deep in the fire in his first year of karting competition competing in the Tag Junior class in the SKUSA RMPKC. He had a steep learning curve this year and he proved that he was up to the task. In his rookie year, Angus emerged as the SKUSA RMPKC Tag Junior Champion and was awarded the Driver With the Fire award.
David Zippie returned to the Karting Coach team after a difficult 2012 season. What started as a promising season turned out to be much of the same for David. The first two rounds of the Racing the Rockies series saw mechanical DNF’s leaving him chasing from the back the rest of the season. In the end, David rallied back to finish 2nd in the Racing the Rockies Rotax Senor class.
Charlie Craig also returned to the Karting Coach team but for an abbreviated season in 2013. Charlie missed out on the first two rounds of the SKUSA RMPKC series but rallied back the rest of the year to finish a strong 2nd in the Tag Senior class.
In addition to our on track efforts, Karting Coach was a proud sponsor of the Racing The Rockies Mini Max class at The Track @ Centennial, SKUSA Rocky Mountain Pro Kart Challenge Tag Cadet class for both rounds in Grand Junction, and SKUSA Pro Tour Summer Nationals S5 class. All 3 series provided some exciting racing this year and we are proud to have been a part of it.