Rounds 2 and 3 of Great American Shortcourse were held at Glen Helen Raceway over the weekend. Warm weekend temperatures made for some great racing and near perfect track conditions.
The Modified Kart race saw some great battles between the up and coming youth of the sport. Talan Martin battled with ten of his closest competitors to come out and sweep the weekend. Dane Culver took second on the podium in Saturday’s round 2. Ashton Williams collected that spot in Sunday’s round 3.
In Pro Buggy, Matt Brister held the top podium spot during Round 2. Zach Drapkin finished second. In Round 3, Drapkin had all the power he needed to beat Brister taking over the top podium position. Johnny Holtger found the speed he needed with a battle in Pro-Lite, bringing home a Round 2 victory. Connor Barry fell short one spot finishing second. Barry wasn’t done yet, in Sunday’s Round 3, he answered back with a win swapping spots with Holtger. Kyle Knott came away with a pair of third place finishes.
The mini stock class consists of literally stock trucks that have been gutted and caged with minimal safety requirements including a fuel cell and window nets. Robert Orr figured how to stay out front both rounds for a weekend sweep. Defending class champion Anthony Csuzi struggled throughout the weekend but came away with a pair of second place finishes. Carson Smith won the limited buggy race in Round 2 while Joe Laff took the victory in Round 3.
Great American Shortcourse heads to San Bernardino County Raceway in Victorville, California for rounds 4 & 5 June 10th and 11th.