Expect some great competition in the Briggs LO206 divisions this Saturday at GoPro Motorplex.
Specifically in Briggs Senior (Medium) and Heavy, the fields should be the best yet of the 2021 Karting Challenge series.
MGM Chassis will have four of their new 2022 Espionage chassis in action. GoPro regular Connor Yonchuck, Florida’s Elmer “Moe” Edmonson, Pennsylvania’s Zach Linsell and Ohio’s Eric Fagan will all be riding the newest version of the Espionage during Saturday’s sixth round of the Karting Challenge. Paul and April Rice said during Tuesday’s MGM Facebook Live show the Espionage has remained mostly unchanged over the last five years and the 2022 chassis has some major updates.
Precision Performance Karting posted on Facebook that Saturday’s GoPro race is on their schedule, so expect at least a couple Coyote Zeniths in action. PPK owner John Seglem said Chris Carroll will be one of them.
Dirt oval champion Hunter Curtis is signed up for both Senior and Heavy, and Saturday will mark his first try at a GoPro club race. Curtis started racing sprint with a 2021 Espionage in June at the Maxxis Sprint Series race at Charlotte and looked good there. He ran second to Collin Miller in Senior Medium and Senior Heavy at the Maxxis race at Sandy Hook Speedway a couple weeks ago.
Out-of-town racers will have to contend with a number of strong GoPro regulars, including Karting Challenge points leaders Todd Baron and Victor Turner. Baron enters round six with a 160-point lead over Turner in Briggs Senior while Turner holds a 45-point lead over Baron in Briggs Heavy.
Eighteen drivers are already entered for Briggs Cadet with 11 currently signed up for Briggs Junior, 15 for Briggs Senior and 11 in Briggs Heavy with many more expected.
Practice starts at 8am Saturday. Briggs Senior is in the morning group with their 15-lap final slated for 12:36pm. Cadet, Junior and Heavy all run in the afternoon session with their finals going off around 6pm.