19 Apr Another Big Turnout for iDrive Week 2
It was another cold night for week two of our ‘Spring’ iDrive Series on Wednesday, April 18. Even with the low temperatures and high winds, we still had an excellent turnout of racers, so many that for a second week in a row we had to split our Heavy Class into two groups for the night!
iDrive Light Class driver Jason Jones seemed to like the cold, because he was able to bring the win in not only the first but also the second Light Class race of the night, bringing home the only double win of this week. Kartplex Ignite racer Gage Rucker made his return to iDrive in the Light Class and finished our first race of the night in second place, with Scott McClendon Jr. in third. The Light Class saw another Ignite racer in race two of the night, Evan Stamer was a late entry running only race two, but that didn’t stop him from finishing on the podium with a second-place finish, Scott McClendon Jr. followed behind with another close third place finish.
Our Heavy Class Group 1 had a rough start to the night with a big tangle in the first few laps of their first race of the night involving almost half of the field. Our top 3 were determined early in that race and were left to battle it out amongst themselves for the remaining laps. The winner of race one was Craig Loddeke followed by Chris Keefer who gained second with a last lap pass, Geoff Matthias followed closely in third. For the second race of the night, the drivers in Heavy Class Group 1 was ready to redeem themselves from that upsetting first race. It was close all race long with a lot of action on the track. Kartplex regular Mark Schwigen who missed our first iDrive of this season came out and was able to win race two! We did have some familiar faces on the podium with Chris Keefer in second place again and Craig Loddeke in third.
The Heavy Class Group 2 was a very competitive group this week, with a lot of passing action and close racing in both races of the night. Eric Loddeke was able to earn his first win of the season in race 1 with Jerry Miller in second and Adam Dooling third. Last week’s double winner Taylor Bowman had a rough start in race one but brought it back in race 2 with a win! Jerry Miller got his second podium of the night in second place and Dennis Wilburn followed in third.
Thanks to everyone who came out in the windy cold weather to support this week’s iDrive! The next iDrive race will be Wednesday, May 2 and we are hoping for warmer weather!
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