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July 06, 2007 News
Event Preview: Stars of Karting - West #2 - Miller

The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series has its first Western-only start on the slate this weekend as teams and drivers visit Miller Motorsports Park located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Many of the teams spent the lead-up week testing at the 0.89-mile circuit, and 27 Canadian entries will be among them as track action begins today. The weekend’s double-race format will establish the pecking order in the West, as to date the point tallies are from Oklahoma, where East and West Divisions competed together.

Brendan Langlois is looking to lead in the West, just as he does in the East (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Brendan Langlois is looking to lead in the West, just as he does in the East
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

Brendan Langlois (First Kart) and Scott Rossi (Intrepid) will lead eight Canadians into JICA action where the pair will be looking to do just as they did at the Eastern event in Indiana. Entering New Castle sitting second and third from the opener, they departed sitting first and second after combining for four podiums. David Ostella (CRG) will miss the Utah round recovering from a broken arm suffered in a Barrie Grand Prix crash, while Remo Ruscitti (Italkart) makes his return to Stars action, following a heavy crash at New Castle. Other Canadian entries include: Michael Furfari (Juncos), Chad Grunow (Genesis/CRG), Tyler Wheeler (Birel), Connor Carrothers (Cameron/CRG), and Hayden Ritter (Italkart).

Seven Canadians will also be in action in ICA where a number are expected to contend at the front. National #4 Nick Tonkin (Birel) enters sitting sixth in points while National #6 Tyler Dueck (Intrepid) enters sitting ninth. The pair are also the top two Canadians in the East standings, and will be looking to work to the front in the West. Colby Jenn (Intrepid) should also be at the sharp end of the grid, as Michael Hogg (Italkart), Kevin Glover (Genesis/CRG) and Brody Goble (Birel) expect to be. The entire Canadian ICA contingent hails from British Columbia but one: Luke Benhke (Genesis/CRG). The Stars rookie from Peace River, Alberta, will look to follow up his strong Western Canadian RoK runs with top tens in Utah. ICA will see its first new winner of the season this weekend as Intrepid factory driver Scott Jenkins will not be running the west after having swept the first four races of the Stars schedule.

Scott Rossi is also in contention for the Stars of Karting National Championship (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Scott Rossi is also in contention for the Stars of Karting National Championship
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

The biggest Canadian content will be in SPEC Racer where Devon Sandeen continues the defence of his Western Championship. The ever-growing TaG class has the most entries of any class in Utah, and eight Canadians are among 39 pre-entries. While fine tuning a new Intrepid at Oklahoma, Sandeen scored a fifth and fourth and will be looking for even more in Utah where he enters fourth overall. After finishing fifth in race two at the opening round, Nick Fairney (TrueNorth/Intrepid) will be looking to move into the top ten in points, currently sitting eleventh. Other Canadian entries include: Arly Irish (Intrepid), Kris Hoffbeck (Genesis/CRG), Taylor Archer (Birel), Shaun Hodgson (CRG), Max Riddle (TrueNorth/Intrepid) and Robert Durman (Birel).

Just three Canadian drivers will be in ICC action led by Jordy Vorrath (Intrepid) looking to rebound from Oklahoma. After a troubling opening event, Vorrath is one of few who seem able to challenge defending ICC national champion Gary Carlton (CRG). In New Castle, Vorrath was the man in Saturday qualifying but Carlton stole the Prefinal and Final wins from the Canadian. Vorrath will look to get back to P1 beginning today. Also in the ICC field are Don McGregor (Italkart) and Gianmarco Raimondo (Cameron/CRG), who will be looking to rebound from a disappointing DNF suffered in Barrie when he spit the chain on the formation lap.

Devon Sandeen is the defending Western Champion in SPEC Racer, the biggest field (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Devon Sandeen is the defending Western Champion in SPEC Racer, the biggest field
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

Cadet will see just one Canadian in action in West as Anthony Furfari (Juncos) arrives having bagged his first US National win at the WKA Grand Nationals in Wisconsin. EKN.com will be trackside all weekend long, bringing live updates via the Official Discussion in the forums, full results including chassis and engine information, and daily reports.

ICC Entry List - as of June 29, 2007
2Tad FunakoshiTrackmagicTrackmagic/SwedeTech TMGalt, CA
9Jan Velez-WalterChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMGuaynabo, Puerto Rico
107Nicholas HalenPCH MotorsportsCRG/SwedeTech MaxterCarson City, NV
109Jonathan BranhamTony Kart USATony Kart/VortexFlorida
117Danilo DiraniTony Kart USATony Kart/VortexBrazil
119Ryan YopSodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/TMSalinas, CA
121Shane TerrelChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMOklahoma City, OK
123Jon AllenKLS RacingGP/TMBurlingame, CA
124Tyler BennettNANANA
131Alex ManglassTeam OVRPMaranello/DDR TMTomkins Cove, NY
133Collin LynnMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/SwedeTech TMMelissa, TX
138Mike BeenyMsquaredArrow/SwedeTech MaxterSandy, UT
139Hayden DuersonItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors TMSt. Petersburg, FL
144Jordy VorrathChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMSouth Surrey, BC
148Richard BenitezJ3 CompetitionKosmic/VortexCarolina, Puerto Rico
149Marc ElliottKLS RacingGP/SwedeTech TMGolden, CO
150Jess PetersonChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMSparks, NV
151Gary CarltonPCH MotorsportsCRG/SwedeTech MaxterMarysville, CA
153Giamondo RaimondoCameron MotorsportsCRG/SwedeTech TMSt. Catherines, ON
155Matt JaskolTeam Top Kart USATop Kart/DDR TMLas Vegas, NV
157Sean NoonanTeam Top Kart USATop Kart/TMPerrineville, NJ
161Fritz LeesmanWunder-Bar RacingCRG/SwedeTech TMElk Grove, CA
170Chance TerrelChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMOklahoma,City, OK
171Don McGregorItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors TMLangley, BC
177Ryan SchimskChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMNA
180Garrett MaxfieldMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/SRA TMMurray, UT
188Ryan KinnearChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Barks TMSugar Land, TX
192David JurcaItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors TMFederal Way, WA

ICA Entry List - as of June 29, 2007
1Joel MillerTony Kart USATony Kart/VortexHesperia, CA
4Nick TonkinMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/TMPort Coquitlam, BC
6Tyler DueckChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMAbbotsford, BC
200Nicholas BoulleScreaming TalentGillard/VortexDallas, TX
202Anthony LlopizPSL KartingCRG/PSL MaxterFort Lee, NJ
206Aaron NelitonSodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/SRA TMTigard, OR
209Derek WagnerJ3 CompetitionKosmic/VortexChaska, MN
210James KennedySodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/SRA TMEscondido, CA
218Pat IannucciSodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/SRA TMMuttontown, NY
222Victor CabreraJ3 CompetitionKosmic/VortexSan Juan, Puerto Rico
223Guillermo FreileTony Kart USATony Kart/VortexMiami, FL
224Johnny JohnsonTeam Top Kart USATop Kart/MISI ComerMarshalltown, IA
226Luke BehnkeGenesis RacingCRG/MaxterPeace River, AB
228Cody JollyCameron MotorsportsCRG/MaxterHouston, TX
233Jacob NealPCH MotorsportsCRG/MaxterWildomar, CA
235Jake RosenzweigPSL KartingCRG/PSL MaxterCambridge, MA
286Mike GiessenMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/SRA TMThree Oaks, MI
291Andrew ZimmerItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors TMSpokane, Washington
292Michael HoggItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors TMNorth Vancouver, BC
293Colby JennChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion TMVancouver, BC
294Brody GobleMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/R3 TMSurrey, BC
297Kevin GloverGenesis RacingCRG/MaxterNorth Vancouver, BC
298Mitch CobbItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors TMEdwards, CO
Felic SniderNAZanardi/ParillaColombia

Spec Racer Entry List - as of June 29, 2007
2Devon SandeenCheckered Flag RacingIntrepid/ParillaVancouver, BC
5Zach BeardFirstKart.comFirst Kart/ParillaAvon, IN
402Arly IrishCheckered Flag RacingIntrepid/ParillaVictoria, BC
404Adam ZeenSodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/ParillaHuntington Beach, CA
407Cory PollockDPKBirel/ParillaMurrieta, CA
408Will MartindaleWunder-Bar RacingCRG/ParillaVacaville, CA
413Cody DiedeDiede RacingIntrepid/ParillaLodi, CA
412Michael SelfMsquaredArrow/ParillaPark City, UT
417Chris ScribnerScribner PlasticsTony Kart/ParillaRancho Cordova, CA
419Kris HoffbeckGenesis RacingCRG/ParillaKamloops, BC
420Conor DalyArrowUSAArrow/ParillaNoblesville, IN
426Andy LeeFirstKart.comFirst Kart/ParillaTempe, AZ
427Jason ToftMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/ParillaPetaluma, CA
428Amber FriedbergKart Key InternationalSKM/ParillaRiverbank, CA
432Nick FreytagSodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/ParillaParadise Valley, AZ
434Taylor ArcherNABirel/RotaxTsawnassen, BC
436Brian HillDiede RacingIntrepid/ParillaModesto, CA
440David ChapelMeek MotorsportsArrow/ParillaAurora, CO
441Troy DiedeDiede RacingIntrepid/ParillaLodi, CA
442Shaun HodgsonNACRG/Rok TTAbbotsford, BC
444Nick FairneyTrueNorth Motorsports-PSLCRG/ParillaChilliwack, BC
445Greg WelchShockwave KartingShockwave/ParillaMorrison, CO
447Colin KatzakianDiede RacingIntrepid/ParillaLodi, CA
449Bonnier MoultonMsquaredPTK/ParillaIrvine, CA
450David ZippieShockwave KartingShockwave/ParillaAurora, CO
452Andrew WithersMsquaredCRG/ParillaSalt Lake City, UT
465Paul MontopoliFirstKart.comFirst Kart/ParillaRivervale, NJ
466Max RiddleTrueNorth Motorsports-PSLCRG/ParillaVancouver, BC
469Michele WellsNAIntrepid/ParillaLas Vegas, NV
471Cody TracyFirstKart.comFirst Kart/ParillaWest Jordan, UT
472Joey WimsettChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/ParillaBeavercreek, OR
477Matt BarbeyNABirel/ParillaParidise Valley, AZ
478Robert DurmanR3 RacingBirel/RotaxW. Vancouver, BC
487Spencer RaineNACRG/ParillaNewberg, OR
488Alex RaineNACRG/ParillaNewberg, OR
491Justin MillerTeam A2 KartingBirel/ParillaScottsdale, AZ
493Jared WoolfLeading Edge MotorsportsIntrepid/ParillaManteca, CA
Joey Licata, JRNANALake Balboa, CA

JICA Entry List - as of June 29, 2007
4Brendan LangloisFirstKart.comFirst Kart/Woltjer ParillaKamloops, BC
6Dusty DavisNAMaranello/High-Rev ParillaLas Vegas, NV
7Garrison MastersNACRG/High-Rev ParillaThousand Oaks, CA
9Gustavo MenezesTony Kart USATony Kart/Woltjer ParillaCoto de Caza, CA
301Bijon SpinazzolaTeam OVRP.comMaranello/High-Rev ParillaKinnelon, NJ
302Donny St OursDJS MotorsportsPTK/ParillaUpland, CA
303Matthew MairGenesis RacingTony Kart/High-Rev PariMiami, FL
306Reid JeffriesScreaming TalentGillard/Yellow Fin ParillaCincinnati, OH
307Spencer PigotFirstKart.comFirst Kart/Woltjer ParillaWindermere, FL
311Chemill MercadoNATony Kart/ALTech ParillaToa Alta, Puerto Rico
313Michael FurfariFurfari MotorsportsJuncos/ProKart ParillaWoodbridge, ON
319Branden UnderwoodTeam Top Kart USATopKart/ParillaHenderson, NV
320Taylor MiinchMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/SwedeTech ParillaEl Cajon, CA
322Nigel SaurinoTeam SaurinoTony Kart/SwedeTech ParillaTulsa, OK
323Scott RossiChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion ParillaCanada
324Hans SaurinoTeam SaurinoTony Kart/Woltjer ParillaTulsa, OK
326Sean RayhallJ3 CompetitionKosmic/High-Rev ParillaWinston, GA
327Angel CabanJ3 CompetitionKosmic/ALTech ParillaSan Juan, Puerto Rico
330Chad GrunowGenesis RacingCRG/Genesis ParillaSuskutoon, SK
333Miles MaroneyNAMaranello/Pitts ParillaTopanga Canyon, CA
337Tyler WheelerMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/High-Rev ParillaCalgary, AB
350Tatianna CalderonTony Kart USATony Kart/Italian Motors ParillaBogota, Colombia
358Sergio PenaScreaming TalentGillard/ProKart ParillaCatharpin, VA
361Sebastian OrdonezNACRG/ProKart ParillaAventura, FL
365Bryce CornetChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Champion ParillaNorman, OK
366Brendan PhinnyTeam TopkartTop Kart/SwedeTech ParillaCarmel Valley, CA
367Andrick ZeenSodi Racing USA/G-PhactorySodi Kart/DLD ParillaHuntington Beach, CA
373Jarvis GennariTony Kart USATony Kart/ParillaBoca Raton, FL
376Pierce BaldusTeam Top Kart USATop Kart/MISI ParillaLeawood, KS
377Phil De La OFirstKart.comFirst Kart/Woltjer ParillaPeoria, AZ
387Jose ZanellaNAFA Kart/ProKart ParillaBarinas, Venezuela
392Remo RuscittiItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors ParillaBurnaby, BC
394Connor CarrothersCameron MotorsportsCRG/Yellow Fin ParillaSutton West, ON
395Hayden RitterItalian MotorsItalkart/Italian Motors ParillaNorth Vancouver, BC

Cadet Entry List - as of June 29, 2007
0Mason ChelootzNBRIntrepid/Woltjer CormerSpring, TX
3Sage KaramMRP-Birel AmericaBirel/Fleming ComerNazareth, PA
3Tyler ThomasTeam Top Kart USATopKart/MISI ComerCollinsville, OK
5Santino FerrucciTeam OVRPS-1/Fleming ComerWoodbury, CT
9Andrew MurrayTeam Top Kart USATop Kart/MCR ComerCalifornia
13Dylan KwasniewskiKart Racing TechnologiesKRT/High-Rev ComerLas Vegas, NV
17Nick NeriTony Kart USATony Kart/Fleming ComerPalmetto, FL
18Sean ConyersNAIntrepid/ComerPhoenix, AZ
22Broc YocomChampion Racing/IntrepidIntrepid/Woltjer ComerWichita, KS
24James-Michael SullivanFirstKart.comFirst Kart/Pitts ComerColorado Springs, CO
27Bristol GundersonG-FroceS-1/Pitts ComerSeabrook, TX
28Tristan DeGrandJ3 CompetitionKosmic/High-Rev ComerEureka, MO
31Colby MeekMeek MotorsportsArrow/Fleming ComerPeyton, CO
34Camden GeiseTeam Top Kart USATop Kart/Fleming ComerRancho Santa Margarita, CA
38Jacob WillPitts PerformanceTopKart/Pitts ComerCarlsbad, CA
48Gavin BoyettAM RacingBirel/KartKey ComerBuda, TX
51Austin BarnesNANevoso/Pitts ComerEscondido, CA
57Jacques SaurinoTeam SaurinoBirel/High-Rev ComerTulsa, OK
60Casey FillettiTeam OVRPS-1/ComerNew Milford, NJ
62Madison SnowNATop Kart/ComerPleasant Grove, UT
64Thomas MicichTeam OVRPS-1/Fleming ComerSherwood, OR
66Anthony FurfariFurari MotorsportsJuncos/Pitts ComerWoodbridge, ON
71Conner FordDPKBirel/ComerCarson City, NV
74Luis TyrrellBordogna RacingBordogna/Bordogna ComerBrisbane, CA
77Brandon MooreKart Racing TechnologiesKRT/Fleming ComerColorado Springs, CO
88Austin SelfAM RacingBirel/High-Rev ComerAustin, TX
96Joey TevesBordogna RacingBordogna/Bordogna ComerStockton, CA
97Scott PhillipsNABirel/ComerTucson, AZ

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