NEW CASTLE, Ind. — The best LO206 kart racers in North America converged on New Castle Motorsports Park the first weekend of October for the biggest race of the year, Cup Karts North America’s Grand Nationals 6. More than 350 drivers entered competition among the eight classes which totaled a record 409 race entries.
IONIC Edge Chassis owner Kyle Luttrell of Luttrell Racing was on hand to support his teams as they went to battle against the best 4-cycle racers in the country.
“We had a good Grands weekend and I’m proud of everyone’s efforts,” Luttrell said. “Hat’s off to Riley on his fourth-place run in Heavy, and Jeff (Scott) with a good run in Masters. Macon (Moore) had some great speed all weekend. We kept searching for more grip, and needed a little more. We didn’t run our new designed Edge yet; we still have more testing to do with it.”
Fresh off two big wins at the Rock Island Grand Prix, Riley Scott led the way for Edge drivers with an impressive drive to finish P4 in the Senior Heavy main event. The Illinois racer started 14th in the 36-kart race and methodically worked his way toward the front, running P7 late in the race and making three passes in the final laps to break into the top five and record the best finish for an IONIC Edge at this year’s Grands.
Jeff Scott, Riley’s father, drove his Edge to a top-10 result in the Masters final, which started 43 karts. After qualifying P19 and finishing P15 in heat one, Jeff advanced to finishes of P10 and P11 in heats two and three while also going purple in heat two with a quick lap of 1:14.7. He’d start the final in the 10th position and finish in the same spot.
Longtime IONIC Edge racer Macon Moore of Louisiana was one of the most consistent drivers in Senior Heavy although he didn’t have the feature finish to show for it. Moore qualified P9 of 40 and drove to a couple top-five heat race finishes with solid results of P3 in heat one and P4 in heat two. He’d finish P6 in heat three to earn the fourth-place starting position in the final, but he’d slip back in the race, running P9 late in the 16-lapper and falling back to 13th on the final circuit.
Moore was the only Edge driver to pull double duty at NCMP, entering the largest class, Senior Medium, which had 72 entrants. After up-and-down heat races Moore would have to run Sunday morning’s LCQ race — which he won — to qualify for the 50-kart feature. Now locked into the field and with nothing to lose, Moore gave his Edge quite the drive, advancing 29 positions and finishing a very respectable P17 to become the race’s hard charger.
Although he didn’t come away with a top 10 the weekend was still a good one for Moore.
Myles James, Kevin Lanyi, Peyton Polarek and Avery Scott all ran their Edge’s at NCMP.
James and Polarek ran in Senior Medium and both qualified for the feature without having to run the LCQ. Polarek qualified P25 Friday and had some good heat race runs with finishes of P14 twice. He’d finish 35th in the final.
James qualified 39th of 72 had a best heat finish of P17 in his first heat. He’d start 45th and finish 32nd in the final.
Lanyi and Avery Scott ran in Senior Light. Lanyi solidly locked his way into the final starting field with decent heat finishes of P17 and P19. He’d start 39th in the final and move up a few spots to finish 33rd.
Avery Scott had a hard time getting the grip on her Edge and did not qualify for the Light feature.
The drivers listed above are all a huge part of what makes IONIC Edge chassis win. But, racing is a team sport. IONIC Edge owner Kyle Luttrell and the superstar IONIC Edge drivers are far from the only reason for success. The IONIC Edge family is proud to have them and the many friends, mechanics, and family members that all help IONIC Edge chassis drivers WIN.