The John Holtger Racing Team traveled back to Chandler, AZ the weekend of April 13 & 14 for the LOORRS “Super Clean Duel in the Desert, presented by Rockstar Energy” National and Regional race weekend!
19 drivers participated in the Mod Kart class for Saturday’s National race. John had some great laps during qualifying, and was able to qualify 3rd. The race was quite a battle! The track was pretty wet, and really made turns 2 and 3 difficult! John stayed at the front of the pack, but ended up on 2 wheels a couple of times! On the last lap on turn 3, Connor Barry #528 got tangled up with another driver and ended up rolling. This allowed John to pull ahead and race to the finish line! He ended up with a strong 2nd place podium finish!
16 drivers participated in the Mod Kart class for Sunday’s Regional race. John qualified 5th. The competition was fierce again today in this class. Midway through the race John got tangled up with a few other karts in turn 3. This caused him to spin out and drop back to 9th. He was able to gain a few spots and move up to 7th before another caution flag came out. With only 1 lap left there was just not enough time to move up any further, and ended the race in 7th.
Overall, this was a very successful weekend, and puts John in 3rd place for points in the National series!
On April 27th and 28th John and team head to San Bernardino, CA for the LOORRS SoCal Regional race at Glen Helen Raceway! Stay tuned for updates as John battles it out with this talented Mod Kart division field on both Saturday and Sunday!