Descending on the picturesque Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin facility of Road America, Ayden Ingratta would be back on track this weekend for rounds five and six of the United States Pro Kart Series. Taking place at the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex, Ingratta piloted his Speed Concepts Racing and Speed Lab Racing Engines powered machine to a pair of top-ten results, including a solid podium result on Sunday afternoon.
“Saturday was not the best day for me,” explained Ingratta. “We just seemed to struggle to find the pace needed to run at the front of the field. We continued to work hard through the day and into Sunday morning and found what we were missing, and the results proved that. A huge shoutout to the SCR boys for all the help, hard work, and support.”
After qualifying seventh on Saturday and finishing eighth in the prefinal, the goal to move forward in the day’s main event was stifled as Ingratta crossed the line seventh. Disappointed with the result but never one to give up, the Canadian would return to the track Sunday with a vengeance.
Sunday morning provided the second qualifying session of the weekend and Ingratta would clock the tenth fastest lap of the session to begin his final day of wheel-to-wheel racing this weekend from the outside of row five. Determined to move forward, the Speed Concepts Racing driver climbed eight positions in the prefinal to finish second and earn himself a front row starting spot for the day’s main event.
Jumping to the lead early, the X30 Pro Junior final was halted by a red flag only six laps in as series officials were forced to clean up the mess from an incident. Restarting from the point, Ingratta led the next few laps before falling to third with fifteen laps remaining. Moving back to second in the latter stages, Ingratta earned the fastest lap of the race en route to a second-place podium result, missing the win by a scant tenth of a second.
Ingratta added, “Sunday was much better. We missed it a little in qualifying but once the racing began, I was able to move forward and stay towards the front of the field.”
With a few weeks off from racing in the United States, Ayden Ingratta will return to Canada to fight for race wins and podium results north of the border. Taking 24 hours off and away from the track, Ingratta will return to the beautiful Jim Russell Karting Center in Mont Tremblant, Quebec for this weekend’s Canadian Open as he looks to add to his collection of Canadian Open trophies. Stay tuned to the Ayden Ingratta Motorsports social media pages for news, information, photos, and results.
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