Cook grabs sizeable lead in Superkarts! USA Tour S2 standings

Sabré Cook secured the lead in the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour S2 semi-pro class season points standings with a third-consecutive runner-up finish in the SKUSA SummerNationals on July 21 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Cook has a 45-point advantage in the season points standings with the series finale left. The SKUSA Super Nationals XVI is Nov. 14-18 in Las Vegas.

She was leading in the July 22 main event when the carburetor shook loose, cutting the engine power. She didn’t finish, but each driver is allowed to drop one race, allowing Cook to keep her lead in the points standings.

If Cook finishes the season series in first place, she will be the first female to win the Pro Tour S2 points title.

CRG-USA teammate Ryan Rudolph took second place in the July 21 S5 Junior Stock Moto race. He took sixth in Sunday’s race.

Drag Racing

Rookie NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Annie Whiteley and the YNot Racing team won for the third time this season in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Western Regional in Sonoma, Calif.

The Grand Junction woman is now in first place in the points series and has a 95-point lead.

“This win was just another step in a dream season,” said Whiteley in a press release. “We said going into this year we weren’t going to worry about chasing points. We were just going to get me experience and seat time. Now we have to look at the schedule to see if there are some other races we should pick up.”

Whiteley qualified in the No. 1 spot with a 5.627-second elapsed time at 262.44 mph.

She defeated Clint Thompson with a 5.627 run at 258.57 mph then had a 5.508 pass at 263.62 mph to defeat Steve Gasparrelli. In the final, Whiteley ran a 5.532 at 262.54 to defeat John Lombardo.

Oval Track

Ricky Alverado of Delta opened up his lead in the modified class in the Thunder Mountain Raceway points series with two wins this past weekend at the oval dirt track north of Olathe.

Alverado has 225 points followed by Matt Ratzlaff of Monte Vista with 205 in the largest class at the track.

Doug Tiffany of Delta did the same, winning two races in the dwarf class to open up a 79-point lead in the season points standings.

Ray Penland of Hotchkiss held on to the points lead in the hobby stock class despite a third and fourth place finish.

Rick Davis of Cory is clinging to an 11-point lead in the light sprint class with four drivers all within 18 points of first place. Robert Gallegos of Cory had two second-place finishes to keep his lead in the sport mod class over his daughter Christina Gallegos.

Ron Merritt of Grand Junction has a comfortable lead in the I-stock class and Johnny Sinicki of Grand Junction is in command in the renegade class.


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