(Webster, NY) While everyone up north is still trying to thaw out this spring, the action on track was real hot in North Carolina. The GoPro Motorplex was the location for round 1 of the 2016 Gearup F Series. As always the series put on another great show at a wonderful venue. GGR Karts drivers took to the track to do battle and secure points in the opening round.
In the highly competitive Formula 355 class Alex Salsbury #75 started the day qualifying in 10th. Alex did a great job on track as battles occurred throughout the field. With a 10th place finish in Race 1 and 11th in Race 2, Alex managed to pick up positions in the final race to finish in 8th position. Overall he showed impressive speed and was able to hang with the lead group throughout most of the races.
The Formula 125 class boasted an impressive 24 kart field as #77 Will Salisbury managed to qualify 4th after his qualifying run was cut short. It was a good day for Will as he was able to grab the lead in both Race 1 and 2 early, before last lap passes resulted in very close 2nd place finishes. The final race of the day came down to the wire as the GGR Karts driver did his best to hold off the other two challengers but came up just short, topping off the streak of 2nd place finishes for the day. Continuing from the end of last year, Will would climb another step onto the podium and score valuable points to begin the championship season.
GGR Karts would like to thank the Gearup F Series staff and crew, and all of our supporters in our continued efforts!
Stay tuned for the next race!
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