Regan Vehring crowned 2022 Animal Nationals champion at Summit Point

Regan Vehring with AKRA CEO Bill McCutcheon
Regan Vehring with AKRA CEO Bill McCutcheon

SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. — Regan Vehring was crowned the 2022 Animal Nationals presented by 4-Cycle Central champion for his overall win in the 4-Cycle Sprint 390 division during the AKRA / Hoosier Kartsport Road Race Nationals at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

Vehring, of Wisconsin, finished second to Joe Adler in Saturday’s 30-minute MGM Chassis Prelude to the Nationals and won Sunday’s weekend capper over Sean Ballantine and Kyle Banovetz. He took home the $1,000 cash prize plus a $150 bonus from Linsell Speed Shop for the fast lap time in Saturday’s race. Ballantine won the $150 Linsell bonus in Sunday’s contest.

Robert Garland Sr. of South Carolina finished fifth Saturday and fourth Sunday for second overall and the $750 award. Scott Heath of Virginia was third and took home $450 plus a $100 Hard Charger award from Valor Motorsports. Maryland’s Tony Wimmer was fourth and Ballantine fifth.

Cole Ritter won the $1,000 random drawing for overall finishers sixth place to last. Ritter finished 27th overall and the P27 number was drawn by WKC race director Brandon Taylor. Four other drivers outside the top five won random drawings for denominations of $750, $450, $200 and $100. 

Tony Wimmer and Jessi James each won a free race entry to the October 15-16 Roebling Road Raceway road race sponsored by Southern Kart Club.

Here are the official results from the 2022 Animal Nationals.

POS
DRIVER
RACE 1
RACE 2
TOTAL
1
REGAN VEHRING
2
1
3
2
ROBERT GARLAND SR
5
4
9
3
SCOTT HEATH
4
5
9
4
TONY WIMMER
3
7
10
5
SEAN BALLANTINE
11
2
13
6
JONATHAN TEDDER
6
8
14
7
KYLE BANOVETZ
13
3
16
8
ROB WELLS
8
10
18
9
JOSH NEVELS
7
11
18
10
CHAD LANDERS
10
14
24
11
MITCHELL STAATS
12
15
27
12
JOE ADLER
1
28
29
13
ROBERT O’DELL
25
6
31
14
JESSE SCHWABE
23
9
32
15
STEVEN GRANT
9
23
32
16
BILL LEWIS
15
18
33
17
ROBERT STAATS
18
16
34
18
MICHAEL O’DELL
24
12
36
19
SCOTT JORDA
17
20
37
20
BRANDON MELECKI
16
21
37
21
STEVE JOHNSON
20
22
42
22
JESSI JAMES
26
17
43
23
JOEY SHUBA
19
25
44
24
TRAVIS SABATKA
32
13
45
25
TONI ALEXANDER
22
24
46
26
ARLAN BRADY
14
32
46
27
COLE RITTER
21
26
47
28
MARK MITCHELL
33
19
52
29
ROBERT GARLAND JR
29
27
56
30
CHRIS KENT
28
30
58
31
ZACH LINSELL
31
29
60
32
STEPHEN TAYLOR
30
31
61
33
HANK HEFNER
27
100
127

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