It was a tough call in terms of what to expect from the weather this past Saturday. Everything from frigid temperatures, rain, snow, and sunny breaks had all been forecasted during the day. Despite the dismal weather outlook, Racing Edge Motorsports progressed forward for the first official start to the season. Kart pilots, Miles Tyson, Jason Assinck, Barry Assinck, and Harland Goulbourne all participated in the TRAK club race opener. A majority of the REM staff was also on hand to support its drivers; familiar faces such as Kevin and Wendy Monteith, Terry Ventresca, as well as the newest additions to the team; Christopher Balestri and Michael Broomhead who will be over seeing driver and technical developments, as well as team operations in 2013.
Miles Tyson had a successful afternoon in Jr. Heavy winning both the pre final and final events. Tyson started his races towards the back of the field, however managed to progress forward to the front securing a well deserved first place. The father and son duo of Jason and Barry Assinck battled it out early in the day. The two had a few close moments of wheel to wheel racing however Jason proved to be the dominant force between the pair. Jason was plagued with clutch problems throughout the day but did manage a strong second place finish in the Senior Briggs class. Jason is quoted as saying, “I will definitely be looking to be more consistent in my driving for the next event. Unfortunately, we did have to fight from last to second because of the first lap incident, however I think if we can have a clean first lap at the next event we can better maintain our momentum.”
Harland Goulbourne in the senior 4 cycle class also had a solid weekend however encountered some unfortunate luck in the final. Goulbourne suffered a DNF with a mechanical break down while leading in the final. “We ended the day with some negatives,” said Goulbourne. “We hope to learn from our mistakes this early in the season and apply the positives to the next event.”
The weekend definitely proved to be challenging with the weather conditions. Overall, our drivers managed some great results this weekend which we hope to repeat at the next event. Visit the Racing Edge Motorsports website at www.racingedgemotorsports.com for more information on upcoming events as well as Facebook and Twitter updates.