Nick Ricketts Victorious at the SIRA Brazil Event in Yamaha Senior Heavy

iKart pilot Nick Ricketts took home the win in Yamaha Senior Heavy at the Southern Indiana Racing Association’s annual Brazil street race. After a very successful 2012 within the series, winning several races and a championship, Nick and iKart once again found success in Brazil. Brazil is one of the toughest tracks on the SIRA circuit, a storied midwestern regional series that travels to some of the best street race venues in the midwest. Look for Nick to continue to be a frontrunner in the SIRA series throughout the year as he is now coming off of wins at Brazil and the Mayors Cup just last month in Anderson, Indiana.

Rios and Giessen put on a dominant performance at the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup at NCMP

Just a few short weeks after ikart scored its first national victory, Jesus Rios and Mike Giessen took to the track against the top drivers in America at The World Karting Association Manufacturer’s Cup hosted at New Castle Motorsports Park. Fueled by a successful showing at the USPKS in Mooresville, the pair outpaced the field all weekend.

Rios set the scene Saturday, out qualifying the entire field by .8 of a second in TaG Senior. He then went on to win the final by over 4 seconds. Later that day he took home the pole and eventually the win in Parilla Senior with Giessen taking fourth place. Sunday saw both drivers run into some technical issues, a broken seal and a nose cone falling off results in disqualifications for both drivers in the TaG class.

In the Parilla Senior pre-final mistakes with tire serial numbers and an air box lead to both drivers starting on the tail end of nearly thirty karts. Putting on an impressive display of driving ability the pair worked their way up through the field in a short time and finished in third and fourth position, garnering the interest of spectators and competitors alike.