Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Driver Spotlight: Madison Campeau

Madison Campeau

Maddie is a 9 year old girl with a passion for racing. Her father raced grand prix road race motor cycles at their local track. There was a kart track adjacent to the track he raced. He asked Maddie if she’d like to try karting. She said yes and according to her mom, “the rest is history.”

Maddie is finishing her 4th season racing karts. This season she began racing in Yamaha Rookie Sportsman and half way through the season she moved up to Cadet and Yamaha Sportsman. Her home track is Pitt Race Karting in Pittsburgh, PA. She also enjoys traveling to compete on a national level. She has had podium national finishes in both the Great Lakes Sprint Series and Mancup in the Yamaha Rookie Sportsman class. After moving up to the Cadet and Yamaha Sportsman classes, she’s had four top ten finishes.

This talented young lady is first in points in the Yamaha Sportsman class and will earn second in Cadet at Pitt Race Karting. There is only one race left and she is locked into both finishes. She also aspires to finish well in the Mancup series.

Maddie’s favorite thing about racing is winning. Her dream is to one day race IndyCar. She admires the late IndyCar driver, Dan Weldon. She had the privilege of meeting him at her first Mancup race at New Castle in Indiana.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Driver Spotlight: Stephanie Clew


Stephanie Clew

Stephanie has been racing since she was 12 in 2006. She is currently 19, will be 20 next month. She has raced, 4-Cylinders every year and even a Open Wheel Modified one year. Currently she races in the U-Car 4Cylinder Division at Friendship Motor Speedway and Rolling Thunder Raceway. She has 26 career wins, 5 of them being from this year at both tracks listed above. She is currently your points leader at Friendship with 2 point races to go, and sitting 5th at Rolling Thunder. 

Stephanie's dad Richard got her into racing in 2006. He has been racing since he was 19 years old and has multiple Champtionships and wins. She loves racing. She was brought up into it and will choose dirt track racing over any other sport. 

Stephanie's goal is to become a better race car driver. There's always room for improvement. She hasn't finished out of the top 5 all season long much less the top 3. She is driving a Chevy Cavalier this season. Stephanie will be attending the nationals this year at Cherokee Speedway.

Stephanie Clew Racing is her Facebook Page.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Whitestown Grand Prix 2013

Whitestown Grand Prix 2013

We had a great time at the Whitestown Grand Prix. This was the first street race that Ashlee was old enough to compete in the JR1 (Yamaha Junior Sportsman) class. We decided to give her the opportunity to race one last time in the Kid Kart class in the SIRA series as well as allowing her to race up in the JR1 class.
On Saturday she practiced both classes. I was pretty nervous about the new class but Ashlee did really well. After practice we decided that she was capable of competing in the JR1. She finished 5th out of 6 in the JR1 heat race. We were excited about how well she did. She wasn't scared she just jumped in and gave it her all.
On race day she won in the Kid Kart class. In JR1 she was running really well then got caught up in traffic and hit a barrier. Although we were bummed it ended in a incomplete race, we were really proud of her. She had the first JR1 race under her belt and she won her final Kid Kart street race.
We're really looking forward to participating in more SIRA street races in the future!!
For more information check out their website