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July 9, 2005

Italkart takes 4 Duffy’s @ 2 Cycle and Road Race Grand Nationals

Racing concluded Sunday at Oak Hill Raceway near Henderson, Texas for the IKF Road Race Grand Nationals held June 16-19. SouthWest Roadracing Association (SWRA) hosted the event that drew close to 300 entries mostly from Texas and Oklahoma with a scattered few from states as far away as California, Idaho and Nevada. 

Italkart Dealers Young Brothers Racing had successful few days as they took home a total of 3 IKF Duffy�s. In TAG, Tyler Mann about his Italkart Rapido chassis and his Parilla Leopard 125 scored an impressive victory in the 45 min. long TaG Enduro race finishing ahead of all competitors with a 27 second margin over second place on the 1.9 mile road course of Oak Hill Raceway. From the traditional LeMans style start, Mann moved his way to second place by the second lap and continued his charge to first reeling in the first place kart, a laydown enduro kart powered by a Sonik. By lap 8, the Texas heat would take it's toll on the Sonik which left the door open for Mann to score his first Grand National victory bring home his first Duffy. Tyler was followed closely by teammate Kristy Kester making it a 1-2 finish for Italakrt.

In TAG heavy, Tyler Mann drove his ItalKart Rapido chassis powered by the popular Leopard 125 to the number 3 podium spot ranking as the highest finishing Leopard in the class. J.C. Kest took home an impressive two Duffy�s in Formula 125 LTD. And Formula 125. 

A very special thanks to Dave of Italian Motors for coming to the race to help with chassis set up, Med-I-Pant (MIP), Image Solutions and Young Brothers racing for helping make this week a success for Mann Motorsports.



                   IKF 2 Cycle Grand Nationals

One of Northern California's Italkart Dealers, Kart Key International took home two Duffy's and multiple top five finishes. It was a great result for Peterson and the Kart Key team. 

In the HPV 4 class,Peterson needed no gifts, as he drove his butt off in the most exciting finish of the day. Smart driving by Peterson allowed him to catch the lead pack, but the battle that ensued between him, Josh Harris, and track owner Rocky Moran Jr. was epic. Harris led coming down to take the white, but Jr. made the pass heading down into turn one. Harris slid back under Moran entering two, but slight contact for the win put Jr. off into the marbles. Harris was slowed, and Peterson got a mega run going down into the tight hairpin. Again racing contact was made, this time Harris getting the short end of the stick. Peterson went on to land his second Duffy of the day.

Everyone at Italkart and Italian Motors would like to thank and congratulate all the teams and drivers on there great results. 

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