Arrow Karts Take Victory On Both Sides Of The Globe
The 2011 New Zealand North Island Championships were held at Hawkes Bay Kart Club, Hastings on the 22nd and 23rd of October with Arrow Racing Karts winning two of the biggest class fields of the weekend when they took out Yamaha Light and Rotax Light with Ryan Urban and David Sera at the helm respectively.
Multi-time NZ National Champion Ryan Urban (above) was the dominant force in Yamaha Light qualifying on the front row alongside fellow Arrow Karts driver Aaron Marr. From there on, Urban dictated proceedings from the front in blustery conditions winning both heat races, pre final and final aboard his Arrow X1-28C chassis.
“The conditions were so mixed today with some sessions being held in the wet, and others in drying conditions. Fortunately, our Arrow chassis was dominant in both, and I am very happy to take the win over such a competitive field.” said Urban.
The event was a similar story for David Sera when Rotax Light took to the track on Sunday with the Arrow Karts Factory driver making the trip across the Tasman a successful one. Driving the latest X1E 30/32 and with the guidance of Right Karts’ Tony Chambers, Sera went on to qualify fastest, win both heats, pre-final and final with reigning New Zealand Champion Dan Connor finishing second in his X1E 30/30 chassis.
“It was a fantastic debut for the X1E 30/32 in NZ! Having only received shipment of the kart a few days earlier, Tony did an amazing job to set up a fast kart, which made the job a whole lot easier.” Said Sera.
Across the other side of the World, Arrow Karts were once again at the forefront of the field when they took out the top three spots in the RoboPong 200 endurance event at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park, Indianapolis, USA. Funnily enough, the top three were the only karts on the lead lap at the end of the event.
Former Indy Car driver Mark Dismore Snr teamed up with 2011 Indy Lights champion Josef Newgarden to win the 200 lap race ahead of the Sam Beasley/Brandon Jones KartSport entry. Rounding out the podium was KartSport North America owner Eric Jones who teamed up with Jacob Donald.
“It’s been an incredible day with Arrow Karts finishing 1-2-3. To win the inaugural Dan Wheldon Cup is a huge honour to our late friend who raced with us last year, and what a fitting way for Dismore Snr and Newgarden to take the win with their involvement in Indy Car” Said KartSport’s Eric Jones.