Sabre Cook first female to win a SKUSA Pro event
Grand Junction kart driver Sabré Cook made Superkarts! USA history last weekend.
The 17-year-old became the first female to win a SKUSA Pro Tour event, with a heat victory at the MG Tires Spring Nationals at the PKRA Formula K Raceway in Phoenix.
Cook, who races for Team CRG-USA, ran inside the top five throughout the weekend, recording two runner-up main event finishes and is in first place in the season point standings through five championship events in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto class.
“I’m still in a bit of shock at how well our weekend went in Phoenix,” she said in a press release. “We struggled to be consistent with our Rotax package at the start of the year. Now back into our Stock Moto program, we had no issues that hurt my performance. Each session on track, we had an objective and aside from winning, we accomplished it. Our Team CRG-USA Road Rebel with SRS Racing Engines power was near perfect all weekend.”
Cook paced the field in the first round of racing Friday, earning her first pole in the SKUSA Pro Tour, with a lap of 43.975 seconds. She was the only driver under the 44-second mark. She led all 10 laps for her first career SKUSA race win in the first heat. She took second in the first main event.
In the second main event, Cook started fourth after qualifying and overcame the 100-degree heat for her second podium finish. She took second place.
“To leave the Spring Nationals as the point leader was our main objective,” Cook said. “We missed out in gaining our first main event victory, but we have three more rounds to earn it. Our focus from now until July will be to keep our pace as consistent as we did in Phoenix and to prepare for the Summer Nationals.”
Cook will race in the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge program May 4-6 at Grand Junction Motor Speedway. The SKUSA Pro Tour Summer Nationals is July 20-22 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.