With severe weather rolling into Southern California on Saturday, the event format was altered slightly as the Rotax Senior competitors would be forced to compete in wet conditions. After qualifying in the pole position, Nakeel would lose a chain in the final ending his day early and ruining chances at victory.
With a hectic day of rain racing behind them, Nakeel and the Vemme Kart crew were on their game on Sunday as the sun would shine and allow some fierce wheel-to-wheel competition. Nakeel and his Vemme Kart would qualify in the fifth position on a green track after the rain from the previous day. Understanding that the grip level would intensify throughout the day, Nakeel and his crew made no changes to the chassis.
The Vemme Kart factory pilot would make quick work of his competitors as he would pace the field in the prefinal to take the win and pole position for the main event. At the start of the final, Nakeel took the lead early and left the rest of his competitors to battle for second. Turning some of the quickest laps of the weekend, Nakeel pulled away from the rest of the field as he dominated the Rotax Senior field with a flag to flag victory.
Stepanova was very impressed with the performance of the Vemme kart, reporting, “I’ve raced on a few big-name chassis, and they’ve been fast, but the Vemme corners better than anything. The grip is amazing, but it’s completely free; it just the perfect package!”
“We are very happy with the performance of the new chassis,” expressed Vemme Kart. “It showed exactly that our work and direction is the correct one as the chassis showed to be progressively faster towards the end of each and every stint. We now feel very confident we can take the product to the next level. With the North American market been our major concentration, we will also participate in some major events in Europe in 2010. Vemme Kart is very please with the performance of their new factory pilot, Stepanova Nakeel as we look to work with the talent both in North America and Europe”
With expansion into the United States inevitable, www.vemmekart.it, along with the help from their Canadian importer Checkered Flag Racing ltd., is looking for a US importer to take over the distribution south of the border. With a territory that includes all 50 states and a national level race team, the opportunities are endless.
For additional information on the Vemme Kart line, race team or how to become the US importer or dealer, please contact Vemme Kart directly atwww.VemmeKart.it
Press release prepared by: Race Tech Development
Photo courtesy of: Vemme Kart
Possible photo caption: Vemme Kart factory driver Stepanova Nakeel dominates the Rotax Senior class in Sunday’s Gatorz action Race Tech Development
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