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SuperComp Speeds Into Race #3 and #4

SuperComp Speeds Into Race #3 and #4

 

SuperComp drivers looking for a win this season got another chance on May 16 during the third and fourth races of the schedule.

Jack Mayer stretched his win streak to three in a row in Kid Kart before Rhett “Scooter” Johnson snapped it in Race #4. The duo dominated the top two steps of the podium all day, while new driver Charlotte Hrbacek got her first two podium finishes with a pair of thirds. Mayer may have the overall lead in class, but keep an eye on Johnson – he’ll certainly be doing his best this season to keep Mayer from running away with the championship.

Rhett wasn’t the only Johnson to do well on race day – big brother Tyler Johnson was part of a pair of identical podiums in the Briggs Rookie class, finishing third to Race Beckman (first) and Aidan Liber (second). Those three are going to be tough to beat – so far this season only Quinn Ahrens has been able to best them with her April second place finish in Race #1. Briggs Rookie is always a class to watch, and as these young drivers learn and improve we may see some shake-ups later this season.

SuperComp’s youngest drivers aren’t the only ones building up back-to-back-to-back wins. 2019 Ignite Master champion Brandin Moore has been a powerhouse in the new SuperComp Briggs Master class, holding off heavyweights Ken Williams (second) and Luke Webster (third) to take home his third class win of the season in Race #3. He couldn’t fend them off forever, though, finishing second to reigning Ignite Master champion Webster in Race #4. Williams once again rounded out the podium, this time in third.

With rain ending the day’s events before all of the Race #4 finals could get out on track, Briggs Junior and Briggs Senior drivers took home points based on Race #3 finishes and Race #4 qualifying times.

A small field in Briggs Junior didn’t stop them from putting on a good show for the crowd in Race #3, with Owen Elders besting Isaac Wells to take the win for the first time this SuperComp season. Jaiden Beckman may have been third in the race but proved she had plenty of speed, earning 203 points for her pole position in Race #4 qualifying with a fast lap of 43.007 seconds, trailed by Elders (43.132) and Wells (43.376).

The final class of the day was Briggs Senior, where Trevor Eggemeyer remains undefeated in SuperComp this season. Eggemeyer helmed duplicate podiums to wrap up the weekend, taking first over Webster (second) and Carter Pryor (third, in his first Briggs Senior season), in Race #3. The trio repeated their finishes in Race #4 qualifying, with Eggemeyer fastest on track (41.818 seconds), followed by Webster (41.921) and Pryor (42.054).

The Gateway Kartplex SuperComp Series will be back on track June 27 for Race #5 and #6. Check out the 2021 Results and Point Standings page to view all the SuperComp results so far this season.

Recap by Rose vonHatten

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