Best of the best

Posted by Iannucci | 9/29/2008 | 1 comments »
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From hither and yon they came this weekend, all with one goal: victory. A finer assembly of talent you might not find, as waves of talented drivers gathered in one place to test their driving skills in an endurance race unlike any other.

That place, was New Castle, Indiana. That race was the Robopong 200.

For what greater test can their be but to match men and women with nearly identical go-karts – yes, I said GO-KARTS – in a test of endurance racing the likes of which is seen but once a year. The entry list included such talents as IndyCar drivers Dan Wheldon, Ed Carpenter, Vitor Meira, Will Power, Jay Howard, AJ Foyt IV, Tomas Scheckter, Bryan Herta and everybody’s boyfriend - Mr Scott Goodyear. Indy Lights drivers Alex Lloyd, Cyndie Allemann, Logan Gomez, Phil Giebler, Robbie Pecorari, CR Crews, Pablo Donoso were there as well, as was Conor Daly, son of Derek.

And who emerged from this “who’s who” to claim the undisputed crown of open-wheel racing? (OK, maybe that’s a touch overstated.) Why none other than the Lewis/CKS Racing team of Billy Lewis and Jeremy Warren.


(Full results here.)


  1. Robbie // September 29, 2008 9:47 PM  

    I drove New Castle Motorsports Park in a rental kart about a year ago. 1:07 is FAST. After the bruises sustained from 25 laps of the place, I cannot imagine fifty, much less two hundred!