It was a challenging close to the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Winter Series for Canadian X30 Junior driver Ayden Ingratta. As one of the top junior drivers in the country, luck was not on Ingratta’s side, but a glimmer of momentum was gained in Sunday’s main event as a nine-position advancement forward and a top-ten result will build some confidence towards his next event, this weekend.
After showing pace on Friday finishing the final X30 Junior practice session in the top-five, Ingratta moved to Saturday in what he had hoped would be a winning day. Qualifying sixth was the highlight of the day as a pair of DNFs in the prefinal and main events chalked up a disappointing day for the young Canadian.
“Not much to say about today except I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and luck was not on my side,” explained Ingratta. “We will be back tomorrow for round four and will look to close the SKUSA Winter Series with a win.”
Returning to the track Sunday with torrential rain, the morning sessions were delayed due to lightning in the area and a flooded racetrack. Once competitors were able to get on track, the goal was set high for Ingratta.
After qualifying in the 13th position in the wet weather timed session, the first wheel-to-wheel action of the weekend would also be on treaded MG tires as Ingratta fell to 13th. With the track drying for the main event, Ingratta was able to close the weekend with some momentum gaining nine positions in the main event to cross the line in eighth.
Ingratta added, “It was not our weekend, but I won’t let that keep me down. I will be looking for redemption this weekend at the Florida Winter Tour in St. Petersburg.”
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