SHAWANO, WISCONSIN – It took just over 2 grueling hours of karting to determine who would finish atop the podium at USA International Raceway’s annual 100 lap endurance race. It again took excellent pit strategy to maintain the kart and get in the necessary driver changes required to earn the victory. With lessons learned from the previous attempt, the race unfolded as expected and seemed to go off with out a hitch allowing the team of Chris Prey, Derek Lang, and Micheal Lang to better their time of the year prior.
“I truly enjoy the strong competition this event provides drivers in the shifter class as our closest rival finished on the lead lap at the finish. It’s so important when overtaking fellow competitors to pick your spots wisely in order to keep our shiny red Birel bullet out of trouble while maintaining a fast and consistent pace throughout the run” stated Prey.
Lang concurred and commented “A huge thanks has to go out to my Dad for the kart prep needed both prior to and throughout this event. We had to overcome some inconvenient setbacks and without his dedication to making this race a reality for Chris and I, we wouldn’t have had this opportunity to repeat as Champs. This was my second year in the shifter and I felt very comfortable in the kart. I was able to really push our competition and feel I put in a strong drive.”