After a hugely successful rookie year in 2016, Allison Racing Engines returned to the karting world for their sophomore season. Looking to build on success of multiple major race wins and championships throughout the previous season, the Indiana based company continued their winning ways.
After claiming the 2016 Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour X30 Senior Championship with Floridian Ryan Norberg, the goal for 2017 was to back up their title-winning season. Working together throughout the season, the championship battle would come down to the final laps during the SKUSA SummerNationals event at New Castle Motorsports Park and Allison Racing Engines powered Norberg to his second consecutive title.
“It has been a great first two seasons,” explained Brandon Jenkins, Owner of Allison Racing Engines. “We have managed to secure several high profile race wins and championships throughout the first two seasons of existence and are looking forward to a strong 2018 campaign.”
The championships did not stop there as Allison Racing Engines powered Elliot Cox to his 2017 SKUSA IAME Micro Swift championship and multiple strong runs in 2017. Showing their diversity amongst classes and drivers, Allison Racing Engines claimed both the Swift and X30 titles as well as victories in SKUSA competition in 2016 with Thomas Nepveu and Connor Zilisch in 2016 and 2017. Speed was never a problem either for the popular engine builder as Sebastian NG and Ben Maier were able to claim fast time honors in 2017 SKUSA competition.
Allison Racing Engines secured victories at the 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour in X30 Senior, X30 Junior, Mini Swift and Micro Swift, a feat that cannot be said by fellow engine building companies.
In the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup and United States Pro Kart Series programs, Braden Eves and Colin Neal were the pair of drivers to beat. With Eves taking several victories in the IAME and Yamaha divisions in the senior categories, Neal was able to match the feat in the junior ranks topping the blocks on several occasions.
Not only did Alison Racing Engines show diversity amongst the IAME classes, they also produced race-winning power across several engine brands including Vortex ROK at the annual Florida Winter Tour and ROK Cup USA programs. Luca Mars and Connor Zilisch claimed victories in Vortex Mini ROK competition while Zilisch also went on to claim the ROK International Final victory at South Garda Karting in Italy. Norberg showed his dominance by claiming a ROK Cup championship and multiple race wins while Mackenzie Clarke was at the front of the field in ROK Junior competition.
Throughout the 2017 season, Allison Racing Engines powered drivers earned four invitations via race wins or championships to the ROK Cup International Final in Lonato, Italy.
Jenkins added, “I would like to say a sincere thank you to the tech officials across all series for doing a great job in helping to keep the integrity of the sport. It is not an easy job and I am thankful that they continue to do solid work at each and every event. Also, a big huge thank you to Samantha Jenkins and Matt Riddle for their tireless work, long hours and support through the long summer months. Lastly, I would like to thank all the teams and drivers who support and trust Allison Racing Engines. 2016 was good, 2017 was great but 2018 is going to be even better.”
Allison Racing Engines will be trackside at the upcoming World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup event during Daytona Kart Week, the ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour as well as the SKUSA Winter Series. ARE will also support the complete WKA program, SKUSA Pro Tour, Gear Up F-Series, Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series in 2018. With product sales, trackside support and engine rental programs available for each and every event, Allison Racing Engines is your ‘Go To’ source for race winning power!
Follow Allison Racing Engines’ success throughout the 2017 season by visiting their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AllisonRE15. For more information, contact Brandon Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 317-522-7111.