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2012 Archive

PKC Season Championship

As the SKUSA California Pro Kart Challenge series closes another year, Darcy DeCoste Racing celebrates another year of winning results.  The DDR 2001 Pro Stock Moto package continues to rack up victories and championships proving there is no substitute for over 10 years of development with the 2001 cylinder and power valve package.

DDR Spec Moto engines powered both Matais Podboj and Chalee Siengthal to California ProKart Challenge Class Championships.  Matais won the S2 Championship with Kimball Williams Racing using a 2001 DDR Spec Moto.  Kimball Williams drivers Michael Lieb and Vivek Tandon also took second and third place in the Championship using 2001 DDR power.  Chalee won the S3 Championship with Team Select Shifter powered by a DDR 1999 Spec Moto.

DDR 2001 Spec Motos also powered Ryon Beachner of 2Wild Karting to second place in S1, and Nicky Freytag and Phil Giebler Racing to third place in S1. 

PP Mastro finished second place in the S4 championship, also using a DDR 2001 Spec Moto.

Sept 15-16 PKC Streets of Lancaster

DDR drivers scored podiums in every shifter class at the PKC season finale.  Nicky Freytag with Phil Giebler Racing finished 3rd in S1.  Michael Lieb and Kimball Williams Racing finished 2nd in S2, and set fast race lap for both S2 and S1!  Chalee Siengthal with Select Shifter finished 3rd in S3.  PP Mastro and Pure Karting finished 2nd in S4.

August 19 Midwest PKC at New Castle

Evan Batt wins S2 MW PKC at NCMP

S2: Evan Batt raced a DR Kart with 2001 DDR power and won both heat races and the final.

Alex Conlin with DDR ICC

Open Shifter (local option):  Alex Conlin finished 2nd in a Birel powered by a DDR ICC.

August 17-18 PKC Race #5 Santa Maria

S1: Ryon Beachner (2Wild Karting) was second place, and Peter Abba (Extreme Karting) finished 3rd.  Both are powered by a 2001 DDR.

S2: Matias Podboj won the feature.  Michael Lieb finished second. 

S3: Chalee Siengthal (Select Shifter) finished third in a 99 DDR CR125.

June 24, Goodland Grand Prix GLPS Race

Eric Batt Wins 2012 Goodland GP Shifter Race

Eric Batt raced in his first street race, at the popular Goodland Grand Prix sanctioned by the Great Lakes Pro Series.  Powered by his 2001 DDR Spec Moto, Eric took first place!

June 22-23 PKC Race #4 Buttonwillow

S1: Ryon Beachner (2Wild Karting) was second place, and Nicky Freitag (PGR) finished 3rd.  Both are powered by a 2001 DDR.

S2: Vivek Tandon (Kimball Williams Racing finished second. 

S3: Chalee Siengthal (Select Shifter) finished third in a 99 DDR CR125.

S4: PP Mastro finished 2nd.

May 20, LAKC

S2: Billy Musgrave dominated with 2001 DDR power!  Michael Lieb finished 3rd.
S4: Sean Bond finished second with a 2001 DDR.
Open Shifter: Troy Starheim won with a 99 DDR Modified CR125 and Rob Whitley was second with a DDR TM ICC engine.
PRD: Skylar Estrada finished second with a DDR PRD (TaG) engine.

May 18-19 PKC Race #3 at Adams Motorsports Park


Nicky Freytag wins S1.  Photo by Dromophoto.com

The Adams venue in Riverside California is the halfway point for the PKC season.

 S1: Still in his S1 rookie season, Nicky Freitag (Phil Giebler Racing) won his first S1 event.  Ryon Beachner (2Wild Karting) was second place.  Both are powered by a 2001 DDR.

S2: 2001 DDR power finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Matias Podboj continues in the points lead and finished second.  Michael Lieb took pole, and finished third.  Vivek Tandon finished forth, and Jessica Sollberger finished fifth.

S3: Chalee Siengthal (Select Shifter) finished second in a 99 DDR CR125.

S4: PP Mastro finished second with 2001 DDR power, while Rob Logan finished fifth.

April 20-22, Pro Tour Spring Nationals

Pro Tour SpringNationals DDR photo gallery

PP Mastro Leads S4
PP Mastro leads S4 at SpringNationals

As the SKUSA Pro Tour arrived at PKRA in Phoenix, the temperatures were on the rise to over 100 degrees.  DDR was represented in S1 by Clinton Schoombee (Select Shifter), Nicky Freitag (PGR), and Josh Lane (using a DDR 2001 cylinder).  S2 drivers included Matias Podboj (Kimball Williams Racing), Eric Batt (DRT), and Jessica Sollberger (Select Shifter).  PP Mastro used DDR power in S4.

Matias Podboj
Matias Podboj podium finish at SpringNationals

Congratulations to Podboj for a podium in S2 on Saturday.  PP Mastro was leading his class before getting punted by a competitor that was penalized.  On Sunday, Nicky Freitag finished 4th in S1.

March 23 PKC Race #2 at the Willow

S1: Clinton Schoombee (Select Shifter) qualified on the pole and recovered from a DNF in the first heat race to come back to P2 in the final.  Nicky Freitag (Phil Giebler Racing) finished 3rd.  Both Clinton and Nicky used 2001 DDR power.

S2: DDR power dominated again by Matias Podboj qualified on pole, won the first heat race and won the main event!  Returning after a couple years off, and a recent ankle surgery, Bobby Legate  qualified 4th and improved to a third place finish in the final...welcome back!

S4: Domination by DDR power, as Rob Logan was on pole and Roy Montgomery qualified 2nd.  DDR power won every heat race and swept the podium in the final...Rob win, Roy and, and PP Mastro 3rd.

Feb 10, PKC Race #1 at Buttonwillow

PKC 21012 Race1 S2
Matias Podboj wins S2.  Photo by Dromophoto.com

With a record prize purse, over 100 drivers showed for the PKC season opener at Buttonwillow. 

S1: Clinton Schoombee (Select Shifter) qualified off pole and lead several laps of the final before being crashed by a competitor.  Clinton was able to continue and work back to a third place podium finish.  Nicky Freitag (Phil Giebler Racing) finished 4th.  Both Clinton and Nicky used 2001 DDR power.

S2: DDR power dominated as Matias Podboj qualified on pole, won both heat races and won the main event!  Vivek Tandon finished 2nd and Michael Leib finished 4th.  All three were racing with Kimball Williams Racing on 2001 DDR Power.

S4: Peter "PP" Mastro finished 2nd, while Roy Montgomery  was fast as well, but crashed in the main event.

Jan 2012

Get ready for the 2012 race season.  Send your TaG, Moto, or ICC motor to DDR and "get the power to win!"

 

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