Like the 750 class, the championship chase is wide open. Several of the 2012 top ten finishers have moved into another class. Tyler Boudreau, the defending champion is making the move to the Sport4 class, as has Kiera Carpenter and Shaun DeMello. Taylor Bowser and David Lougee moved into the SYRA 750 class. That’s almost half of the top twelve drivers.
The 600 class is for those that have no or very little experience, and it allows them to all compete and learn together. The cars are the same as the 750 class, except for the restrictor plate. That is the only difference in the cars, which allows the driver to stay comfortable from the 600 to the upperclass, if they so choose.
So, who would be the favorite in this class? Well, similar to the 750 class, you can’t look past the ladies.
Madison Birchall is the leading lady from 2012, and her growth over her first two years can’t be discounted. She picked up her first win last season, and has been partnered up with the Donovan family, which can only add to her success.
Jessica O’Leary is another young lady coming into her own. She has shown some potential, and has had some success in her rookie season.
Shea Kulpa is a third generation racer. Her mom is a former SYRA winner in Samantha Diamond. Her grandfather still gets behind the wheel of his kart and races periodically. She has one win, and is getting more comfortable race after race. She has some great tutelage with her, and some great support. That will get her far.
But the gals have their hands full with the young lads, as there are several who are up for the challenge. One of the leading men is the highest finishing point’s finisher returning. David White ran his rookie season, and picked up one win on his way to the fourth place in the standings. This young man has his head on right, and with his dad steering him in the right direction, the sky is the limit.
T.J Morsehead returns after a great rookie campaign. He was getting closer and closer to the front of the pack as the races wound down. Given another couple of weeks in the season last year may have found him in the winners circle.
Matt Barboza comes from a racing family, as his grandmother Mary Lima is the President of Senior Tour Auto Racers, (S.T.A.R.), and have put him in position to grow in the sport they enjoy so much. With a little more consistency, he can really make the chase a tough one.
Add is some familiar last names into the frey, and things will be real interesting this season. Scottie Serydynski makes the move behind the wheel, which is the son of former Street Stock Champion Scott Serydynski, and Brandon Lille, who is the nephew of LM hot show Jeramee Lille, also makes his debut this year. Sarah DeMello, Kendra Levesque, Evan Taylor and more rookies will make this season an exciting one for the entry level Youth Racers.
Like the 750 class, the championship chase is wide open. Several of the 2012 top ten finishers have moved into another class. Tyler Boudreau, the defending champion is making the move to the Sport4 class, as has Kiera Carpenter and Shaun DeMello. Taylor Bowser and David Lougee moved into the SYRA 750 class. That’s almost […]