The first round of the Northeast Region RotaxMax Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park was a rousing success! Great participation and fantastic, exciting racing in all Rotax classes. Oakland Valley Race Park club members demonstrated yet again their prowess with a total of 18 podium finishes!
CHLOE CHAMBERS, JUSTIN WHITE, AND NICHOLAS d’ORLANDO
In the Micromax class Justin White showed the way with first place finishes on both Saturday and Sunday. Nicholas d’Orlando was in hot pursuit with a pair of second place finishes followed by Chloe Chambers in P3 ready to take advantage of any slip-ups. All three drivers piloted Birel C28 chassis'.
JUSTIN WHITE, GEORGE STOJAKOVIC, CHLOE CHAMBERS
MICHAEL d’ORLANDO, GEORGE STOJAKOVIC, AND WYATT SCHWAB
George Stojakovic was not to be denied the top step on the podium on Saturday or Sunday. On Saturday it was Wyatt Schwab on his Haase who challenged Stojakovic’s Birel C28 with Schwab crossing the finish line second and Michael d’Orlando third on his Birel. On Sunday it was d’O who contested ownership of P1 with Stojakovic. Michael was on George’s bumper for the entire race. George never gave Michael an opening, and Michael could not pry open the door. Schwab finished in third position.
The Rotax Junior class podium was also dominated by Oakland Valley Race Park Club members. On both Saturday and Sunday it was Ian Morse and Rob Megennis in the first and second finishing spots. Third place on Saturday went to Julia Boos, and on Sunday it was Mike Gregory, another OVRP club member. OVRP was well represented throughout the class with great racing going on all through the field. Spencer Brockman, in his freshman year as a junior finished fourth in Saturday’s race, and finished in the top five on Sunday.
Andrew Sherry, another driver who cut his karting teeth at Oakland Valley, continues his domination of the Rotax Senior class in 2013 with first place finishes on both Saturday and Sunday. Andrew has retired his vintage Maranello, and this year pilots a CRG-America-sponsored Zanardi chassis. Saturday, Sherry wound his way from the middle of the starting grid picking off one competitor at a time in a performance that has become routine for this driver. Jeremy Doll was second, Thomas Roth third. Sunday saw a repeat performance for Sherry with Nick Frangoulis knocking on his rear door through most of the event. At the flag, it was Sherry, Thomas Roth second, and Frangoulis third. In the Masters division James Dyer finished on the podium in third place on Saturday, and had a top five finish on Sunday
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OVRP KID KART SCHOOL PROMOTION! HERE'S A GREAT WAY TO GIVE YOUR YOUNGSTER THE FOUNDATIONS OF RACING CHAMPION KARTS AT ½ THE PRICE!
Until June 15th the “INTRODUCTION TO KARTING” school for kids ages 5-7 years old will be discounted 50%. The two hour “Introduction to Karting” Program discounted price is $62.50- A $125 value.
Coaching from an experienced instructor is typically the shortest path to improving skill in almost any competitive activity, and driving a race kart at the limit is certainly no exception!
In addition, graduates of the Kid Kart “Introduction to Karting School” who demonstrate the skills necessary to participate in the Oakland Valley Race Park club races after graduation and all Kid Kart racers will have the opportunity to race for FREE until June 22nd, 2013. Yes, the race fee for the kid kart school participant will be waived until June 22nd. Kid Kart rental for races will also be discounted 50%-$62.50. This is a great way to put into practice the skills they learned in racing school. So tell your friends, relatives, co-workers, and associates, now is the time to get started. (Pit Passes for Driver and Spectator are not waived).
Any 2013 club member who refers a new Kid Kart club member will receive $100 in shop services or service discounts!
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Oakland Valley Race Park is a premier Kart and Supermoto racing facility in the Northeast U.S. We are a great place for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. OVRP offers a world class half mile asphalt sprint road course, a 1/5 mile dirt oval for those looking for wheel to wheel, "left turn" short track action, and the Northeast's premier and original Supermoto motorcycle track with a dedicated dirt section.
Conveniently located within a two hour drive of New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Oakland Valley Race Park, owned and operated by Hannen Motorsports, Inc., is the Northeast's premier, full time, action-packed karting facility. Tim Hannen and his professional staff are pleased to offer a racing venue with two road courses, a paved tri-oval, and the option to run on dirt oval, and an on-site cafe, and kart service shop.
Oakland Valley Race Park offers programs for the individual racers and Fortune 500 companies alike. Activities range from kart club racing, regional level kart races, private parties, kart rentals, "Introduction to Karting" and "Learn to Ride" motorcycle programs, as well as various "arrive and drive" opportunities.
Oakland Valley Race Park's ½ mile road course was originally built in the 1960's. Known to old timers as "Cuddeback", the track was acquired in the early 80's by Sal Polisi and was known as Noto Raceway. In the late 90's, under new ownership, the track underwent major renovations and upgrades. A new shop was built, the track repaved, and a scoring tower with AMB timing and scoring was added. Just Recently, Oakland Valley was acquired by Tim, Colleen and Peter Hannen and is now operated by Hannen Motorsports, Inc.
About Hannen Motorsports, Inc.
|Hannen Motorsports was founded by Tim Hannen and his parents, Peter and Colleen Hannen, with the purpose to purchase and operate Oakland Valley Race Park. “We have put together a fantastic team for this venture with MRP/Birel America, Maxspeed, and of course my parents, Peter and Colleen Hannen. Our focus is in developing a safe, friendly, and competitive environment for current and future racers", says Managing Owner Tim Hannen, a lifelong educator dedicated to youth development through racing.|
Hannen Motorsports finalized the acquisition of Oakland Valley Race Park on November 13th, 2009. "We have put together a fantastic team for this venture including MRP / Birel America, and of course my parents, Peter and Colleen Hannen. Our focus is in developing a safe, friendly, and competitive environment for current and future racers", says Managing Owner Tim Hannen, a lifelong educator dedicated to youth development through racing.
The 2012 racing season at Oakland Race Park will be the third under "new management". Plans for 2012 include Rotax Max Challenge Regional Series races, a 16 race club championship, including a return of shifter kart classes, a new OVRP-HMI SuperMoto series, more racing school dates, tri-oval karting events, and the use of additional track configurations to better accommodate the ever growing Kid Kart class catering to children ages 5 to 7.
OAKLAND VALLEY RACE PARK (OVRP) & HANNEN MOTORSPORTS, INC.
305 OAKLAND VALLEY ROAD | CUDDEBACKVILLE|NY| 12729
Phone (845) 754-8500 |Fax (845) 754-8838 | www.ovrp.net