Oregon Teen in Position to Take National KART Championship
Aug 12, 2004
OREGON TEEN IN POSITION TO TAKE NATIONAL KART CHAMPIONSHIP
Victory at Final SKUSA Race Next Month Will Give High School Sophomore Tour Title
WEST LINN, Ore. -- Aug. 12, 2004 -- With a win last weekend at the CartBC Stars of Karting in Chillawack, British Columbia, Oregon teen Race Johnson has moved up to No. 2 on the Super Karts USA (SKUSA) tour leaderboard, only 17 points behind current No. 1, Cole Whitt. In his last three competitions, Race -- a 15-year-old sophomore at West Linn H.S. -- has two wins and a third-place finish.
Race will now travel to Orlando, Fla. next month for the final SKUSA race of the season, the Series Championship (Sept. 24-26). A victory will give Race the national KART title in only his second season on the tour.
Prior to his win in Canada, Race took the checkered flag at SKUSA Pro-Moto in Portland, Ore. (July 23-24) and a third place at Champ Car Stars of Tomorrow National Championship in Sonoma, Calif.(July 17-18).
About Race Johnson
Race Johnson, 15, is one of America's fastest-rising motor sports stars. Currently ranked No. 2 nationally in the Superkarts Jr.80cc Pro Class, Race was the first-ever driver from Oregon to win in this division. For more information on Race, visit www.racejohnson.com.