KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The following article is a press release from MGM Chassis:
On a day when three series were in action all within a few hundred miles of one another, MGM Chassis racers attended all three events and captured feature wins at each of them.
With the Maxxis Sprint Series racing at Barnesville, Ga., the Cup Kart South’s second round at Jacksonville, Fla., and the first-ever WKA Summer Club Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, MGM teams had plenty of choices for racing this past Saturday. We were about evenly spread across the board with a number of MGM teams and drivers at each race.
Starting with Charlotte, Paul and April Rice stayed close to home to support many drivers in attendance at the first of four 2021 WKA Summer Club races at the 0.65-mile CMS Kart Track. In an incredible day, MGM racers won three of the four LO206 features and finished second in the other one.
Elmer “Moe” Edmonson Jr. swept the 206 Heavy and 206 Senior mains on his 2021 Espionage. The Florida driver continued his hot streak after accomplishing the same feat at the Maxxis opener at Jacksonville in April.
In Senior, Moe led Laurin Brallier across the finish line to make it an MGM one-two. Connor Yonchuck was fourth, Jamie Bradford fifth and Cam Burris sixth.
In Heavy, Laurin slipped one spot to take P3 with Yonchuck again in fourth. Burris would finish seventh and Rafael Leon was eighth.
MGM was one-two in Masters with Jamie Bradford making the trip to Charlotte from his Tennessee home to score the win ahead of GoPro Motorplex regular Tim Skinner on his beautiful chrome powder-coated MGM machine. Jesse Samples Jr. was in attendance and he ran fifth.
Six of the 13 entrants in 206 Junior were on MGMs and Sam Corry led the way with a P2 result. Sam also won the Pole Award earlier in the day before settling for second in the main. Behind Sam was Katie Yonchuck in fourth. Yonchuck has been looking good every time she hits the track and almost always racing inside the top five in the juniors.
Also in Junior, Brody Kelly came down from Maryland and ran seventh in the final, finished right in front of Andrew Brallier on his MGM. Luke DaCosta was 10th and Chase Shumate finished 13th.
Cup Karts South Jacksonville
About 400 miles south of Charlotte the Cup Kart South Division held their first event at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville. Seven MGM racers made the call at Jacksonville with Tim Clark and Dylan Amundsen leading the way with feature wins.
Clark was the only double winner of the day with victories in the age 50-and-up Legends final and the 35-and-up Masters feature. Clark continues to impress and he’s always one of the drivers to beat in these classes anywhere he goes.
In Legends, Randy Reep and Steve Bushell joined Clark and came away with top-five finishes; Reep would take fourth and Bushell fifth.
Bruce Jones was on his MGM with Clark in Masters. Jones raced hard to a ninth-place finish of 15 entrants.
Randy’s son, Tazzo Reep, finished fifth in Sportsman. Tazzo continues to improve in his rookie season.
Dylan Amundsen and Aiden White entered the senior categories and Amundsen closed the day out with a big win in the Senior Medium final. Dylan improved all day in Medium after qualifying fourth and finishing fifth in both heat races. He saved his best race for when it counted with the feature win. Amundsen also finished seventh in the Senior Light final.
Aiden White recorded top-10 results in Senior Light and Medium on his MGM. White was ninth in Light and 10th in the Medium final.
Further west of Charlotte and Jacksonville, five MGM racers made the trip to Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Ga., to compete at the second round of the 2021 Maxxis Sprint Series.
Maryland’s Brandon Hollenbaugh would make it three for three on the day in the Southeast for MGM. Hollenbaugh captured his first-ever national win with a hard-fought triumph in the Masters feature over Neil Moore. The wild race came down to the wire with Hollenbaugh scoring the win after a late-race turn one spin between him, Moore and a lap kart.
Brady Atwood raced up front in both junior classes all day and came away with a pair of podium finishes. Brady finished third in both Junior Yellow and Junior Black mains. He nearly won Black, finishing less than a kart-length back of the two drivers he was racing against for the win.
Kenny Buff joined the MGM family and was strong in the Senior Medium class. Buff finished second in every round of competition in the division, ultimately finishing 0.620 seconds back one of the best ever at Barnesville, Stevie Roberts.
Cale Martin joined Buff on the podium in Medium with a fine third-place result. Martin also finished fifth in Senior Heavy on his No. 70 Espionage.
Chris Ball entered his No. 33 Espionage in Masters and gave MGM racers six podiums on the day. Ball finished a strong P3 in the 20-lap Masters main.
Meanwhile in Colorado, MGM teammates Travis Varney and James-Michael Sullivan scored wins on their Espionages while Jeremy Hood was victorious on his MGM at Whiteland Raceway Park in Indiana.
Next up many MGM racers will be in action this Saturday, May 15 at GoPro Motorplex for another round of the Karting Challenge followed by round two of the Cup Karts North Division May 21-23 at Whiteland Raceway Park in Indiana.