The skies held clear for a night of racing at "The Bullring" - Naugle Speedway. The Keystone UAS along with half a dozen from the Upstate NY region rolled through the night for the 1st KUAS 1/4pt race of the season. 13 muscle karts signed in for the event. The drivers were separated in 3 groups for heat racing.
Kyle Pease, Brett Mesler, and Skip Giberson all won both of their respective heat races.
To the feature - 12 muscle karts started the final round. The first couple laps were cautioned filled as the field was trying to get set into positions. Lap 1 saw a pair of spins in turns 3 & 4. Lap 2 was a spin on the backstretch, a good portion of the field was able to get by except for Hillary Truitt's kart was clipped and turned straight into the wall. That ended her run for the night. Action was fast and close throughout the feature with Kyle Pease out front. Pease was stretching out the lead then the caution came out with 5 laps to go. On the restart, there appeared to be contact between Pease and second place kart of Brett Mesler. Both went to the back for the ensuing restart. That put Skip Giberson out front of the field. Caution came out again as Mesler's ride came to stop in the infield. Giberson jumped out to a quick lead and then the caution came out on final time for a spin involving Paul Deasey and Eric Grice. Final green flag laps were clicked off with Skip Giberson pulling away from the field, Troy Giberson battling with Ben Taft for the second spot - able to grab it coming into the final turns.
Congratulations to Skip Giberson picking up the win and team Giberson with Troy rolling in the second spot. This was a very fast and laps were burning off quickly. Laps in the low 8 second mark mean things happen very quickly.
I want to thank Ed Naugle and the staff at Naugle for a fun night of racing! Also would like to thank Lunn Motorsports for adding sponsorship to the purse! Next race will be June 22nd at Blairsville Speedway.
Unfortunately, I am cancelling the race at Red Rock this weekend. I have received several messages from the long haul travelers and the forecast looks to be too iffy to have a points event this weekend. I had to make the decision early and I would rather be on the safe side than have people coming 4+ hours to turn around and drive back or possibly be there until 2am.
This race will count as a drop on the KUAS season. Next race is a 1/4 point event at Naugle Speedway. June 8th.
I apologize for any inconveniences.
2019 Keystone Unlimited All Stars Schedule- ready to kick off the 30th season of muscle kart racing!
(7) Points races are scheduled - (2) drops are permitted - any rain out races count as drops- If there are (2) or more rainouts - all remaining races will count towards KUAS Championship.
Those who participate in all completed events will earn (3) bonus points towards season ending standings.
Any changes to the scoring,regional rules, etc will be done at the banquet prior to the season start with KUAS member majority vote to pass. No changes will be made during the season unless for unforeseen situations, in which will only be adjusted by KUAS member majority vote.
** UAS Grand National & Northeast Divisional are post season events
The John Smith Memorial, the final race of the season and the second national quarter point race. Going into the event, Denny Furlow and Paul Deasey Jr were tied for the points lead. Dan Burket was in third, only two points behind. Brian Hartzell and Mark Bergfelt were within striking distance, inside 20 points from the lead three. Fourteen muscle karts entered the last points race of the season. Remember Mother Nature- well we lucked out on this race. All forecasts pointed to the continuation of rains we had seen all week. By Saturday morning, the forecast was looking better and by the start of racing- no rain in sight. Action was close and got faster and tighter as the night rolled on. Some favorites in the event fell victim to mechanical issues. The feature started thirteen and racing was close and fast. Very few cautions and lots of position swapping. Out front was Dan Burket for most of the race and as the laps were winding down a fast approaching Brandon Oldham kept cutting the lead down. When the checkers flew, Burket held on for the win.
With the win at Blairsville, Burket not only won the race but claimed the Keystone UAS Championship. This is Burket's first KUAS Championship - although he has been within striking distance for a few seasons now.
What a great year and an exciting way to wrap it up! Thanks to everyone who made this another one for the record books!
2019 marks the 30th season of muscle kart racing so hang on, it's going to be a ride!!
The Keystone UAS made the trip to "The Bullring" - Naugle Speedway. With the points race a toss up at this late point of the season, every position is valuable.
Denny Furlow was able to hold off a hard charging Paul Deasey Jr to put the Chautauqua Machine Specialties LLC 77F into victory lane. Dan Burket came in third, followed by Brian Hartzell and Scott Deasey.
Next stop is the final regular season race of 2018 - the John Smith Memorial national 1/4 points race at Blairsville Speedway.
Mother Nature gave us another clear sky to race under - and some screaming hot temperatures. The Keystone UAS made the trip to Race-1 Motorspeedway for the first national 1/4 points race of the season. Fourteen muscle karts took to the track. Heats were split - here's a look at the results.
Heat 1A; 51A Steve Windle Jr Heat 1B: 707 Paul Deasey Jr
Heat 2A: 51A Steve Windle Jr Heat 2B: 919 Brett Mesler
For the feature, 12 of the 13 muscle kart drivers took to the track. On the start, Paul Deasy Jr's ride from the outside of the front row, popped the chain at the drop of the green causing the field to stack up behind. Some drivers got in the dust outside of the groove putting up a huge cloud and bringing visibility to nil. KUAS points leader Dan Burket, Bob Windle, and Hillary Truitt were caught up in the incident ending their day. All were OK (minus some bruised and being sore) after the incident. The race ran clear the rest of the way with Steve Windle Jr crossing the line first for the checkered flag. Here's the finishing order:
Thank you to all the drivers that rolled out early to make it to Race-1 for the afternoon show on such a hot day. Everyone kept their cool and put on a great show for the full fences.
Next trip is "The Bullring" - Naugle Speedway in Aliquippa, PA July 28th.
The Keystone All-Stars rolled into Red Rock Raceways after a weather driven hiatus for the 3rd points race of the season. Brandon Oldham won the UAS race and also picked up the win in the PA Mini Outlaw.
Thank you to Chuck, Verna, and the staff and crew at Red Rock for welcoming the KUAS and providing a great facility for us to put on show.
Next stop is at Race-1 Motorspeedway July 14th for an afternoon shootout in Dubois PA. This is the first KUAS national 1/4pts race of the season.
Well, it looks like Mother Nature is waging her own little contest with the Keystone UAS. The second event of the season, May 19th at Pittsfield Championship Karting Association was a was with heavy storms that rolled through the area. Race 3 slated for June 23rd at Deerfield Speedway was called when a week of rains hit the area and a 90% forecast of storms through the weekend. So what does this mean? As per the KUAS meeting at the bench racing awards gathering before the season, both rain outs will count as the 2 drops in the season. All races not cancelled - (Flatrun and any we get in the rest of the year) will count towards KUAS rankings. The bonus points for participating in all KUAS events during the season is still in effect.
Maybe in a couple of weeks at Red Rock we will get one in!
Thanks all for the patients - some things in this world there is no control...
The 29th season of great racing action for the Keystone Unlimited All-Stars is nearly a month away. This would be a great time to revisit the rule book to check and double check to make sure you are a safe as you can be hurling these muscle karts around the area tracks. I fully understand there are risks and dangers each time you head out on the track. The little things we might normally overlook when putting these one of a kind rides together, like wire ties, clipping, double nuts, etc key components in the kart. If you have any questions, please let me know or the administrator for your area so we can get them answered before towing to the track.
For those who do not have the winter edition of American Muscle Kart Magazine that has the rule book in it, visit www.unlimitedallstars.org and click on “RULES” . That will take you to a PDF download file of the rule book. I encourage everyone to have a copy in their trailer or shop so instead of guessing you can look at what the rules state. Again, if not sure, please let your regional administrator know so it can be cleared up.
Happy and Safe racing starting soon!!
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