QUINCY, Ill. — IONIC Edge Chassis racers continued their prowess in street racing this past weekend with another dominating event at the Quincy Grand Prix of Karting on the eastern shore of the Mississippi at South Park in Quincy, Illinois.
At one of the biggest annual street races in kart racing — a unique form of the sport that over the last decade occurs only a handful of times each year, mostly in the Midwest, and has seen many IONIC Edge wins in recent years — Luttrell Racing drivers Riley Scott and Adam Klingele each scored big championship wins in Briggs classes during Sunday’s competition. Riley Scott scored the win on his No. 588 Edge in the 25-kart Pro Briggs feature and Klingele picked up the victory on his No. 881 in the 14-kart Briggs Medium main.
Briggs Medium saw Edge drivers take three of the top-five positions with Riley Scott following Klingele across the finish line for P2 and Riley’s sister, Avery Scott, taking P4.
Klingele and Jeff Scott finished P3 and P4 in the 19-kart Briggs Masters final and Riley added a fifth-place result in the 24-kart Briggs Heavy main event.
A scary incident occurred in the Briggs Heavy final involving Jeff and Avery Scott. Starting midpack, the father and daughter were involved in a chain-reaction incident on the second lap with Avery’s kart flipping into the barriers.
“It was very emotional to be involved in a crash with my daughter,” Jeff said. “Riley was parked near the start/finish line and was very worried. Luckily, Avery was OK after they checked her out in the ambulance. Both of our karts sustained a small amount of damage to the frontend and our crew was able to quickly make the repairs and I drove from eighth to the lead in the Masters final and ended up fourth after a drag race to the finish line.
“In the pro race Avery and I were caught up in another crash in the same corner as the crash in Heavy. I was done for the race and Avery was able to continue after the red flag and ended up 13th. Riley made a last-corner pass and won another drag race to the finish to take the final checkered flag of the day. That certainly helped making some of the difficulties of the day easier to swallow.”
In all, IONIC Edge drivers scored two wins, four podiums and seven top-five finishes in Sunday’s Quincy Grand Prix championship finals.
In Sunday morning qualifying, Avery, Riley and Klengele timed P1, P2 and P4, while Klingele won the pole in Masters.
“The IONIC Edge’s were bad fast at Quincy once again this year,” Edge chassis manufacturer Kyle Luttrell said. “We always enjoy racing there and the staff puts on a great event. The entire Scott family ran great with many wins and podiums, and Adam was extremely impressive and one of the drivers the beat all event. Steven Meyer ran his Edge and came away top 10 in the Masters final. Overall it was an outstanding event for our team drivers.”
Luttrell added that he’s been hard at work anticipating the debut of his 2023 IONIC Edge kart.
“Our new 2023 chassis will be released soon,” Luttrell said. “We have been spending the last year working on this design and it is going to change the go-kart industry. Look for news on our Facebook page and Kart Lounge’s website and Facebook.”
IONIC Edge racers control Saturday’s Quincy sprints
Avery and Riley P1 and P2 in Briggs Medium.
Riley and Avery Scott finish first and third in Saturday’s 26-kart Briggs Heavy 8-lap sprint.
Klingele and Jeff Scott finished P2 and P4 in Saturday’s 18-kart Briggs Masters sprint.
Look for IONIC Edge Chassis racers at upcoming national kart races including Cup Karts North Division events July 15-17 at USAir Motorsports in Shawano, Wis., and August 19-21 at Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Ind., and the annual Rock Island Grand Prix in Illinois on Labor Day weekend.
IONIC Edge Chassis are American-made sprint karts manufactured by Kyle Luttrell of Luttrell Racing. For more information, visit the luttrellracing.com, email kyle@luttrellracing or call 404-516-8934.
Quincy Grand Prix
IONIC Edge Chassis team results
Sunday Championship Finals
Pro Briggs (25 karts) —
P1 Riley Scott
P13 Avery Scott
P17 Steven Meyer
DNF Jeff Scott
Briggs Masters (19)—
P3 Adam Klingele
P4 Jeff Scott (Fast Time)
P10 Steven Meyer
Briggs Heavy (24) —
P5 Riley Scott
P14 Steven Meyer
DNF Avery and Jeff Scott
Briggs Medium (14) —
P1 Adam Klingele
P2 Riley Scott
P4 Avery Scott
P9 Jeff Scott