Red Line Oil Karting Championship Round #6 Recap - 20.9.2011, USA

Round #6 of the Red Line Oil Karting Championship was set to see some fast racing  on the Reverse National track layout.

Senior Rotax

With a strong ten kart field, Senior Rotax produced the most competitive racing from top to bottom.  In qualifying, Niki Luna took the pole ahead of Sean McDonald and an improving Jarrett Lile.  In the first heat, Luna was challenged first by McDonald then by defending champ Carlos Calderon with Calderon overtaking Luna at mid-race.  Near the end, Luna made the pass to take the lead and the win with Calderon and McDonald a half second back, Lile and Brody Zink another half second back.  In the second heat, Luna again took the lead ahead of McDonald with Calderon getting by Lile to take third.  Calderon then got by McDonald, but the two battled hard and which kept Calderon from challenging Luna.  In the end, the results were the same as heat one for the first five places.  In the main, Luna was on pole with Calderon next to him on the front row.  As the field went into turn one, the inside line of Luna, McDonald  and Zink swept into the first three positions with Calderon and Lile hung out to dry on the outside line.  Calderon ended up in fifth and Lile in ninth.  McDonald's race ended on the first lap when a rear wheel came off.  Luna and Zink then opened up a small gap on the field and started their own private battle for the lead.  Right behind the leading duo, the racing got heated with Calderon taking third only to get passed by Andrew Colombini.  On the very next corner, Calderon tried to out brake Colombini causing contact and sending both karts flying off the track.  Matt Meech took over  third with a recovered Lile up to fourth.  Meech then pulled off with a disconnected fuel line and Lile assumed a comfortable third place.  In end, Zink stayed right on Luna's tail, but could not find a place to make a clean pass.  Luna thus came home first, Zink in his first senior class race took second and the fastest lap, Lile in third with his best finish in Senior Rotax,  Josh Feiber fourth and Tazio Otis fifth.