The 4th Round of the 2020 Cup Karts North America Champion’s Cup took place at America’s ‘National Park of Speed’ in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The Road America circuit is world-class, and the elevation change and low grip levels tested the versatility of IONIC Edge chassis. IONIC Edge drivers were up for the challenge, and they came away with some more CKNA hardware when the weekend was all said and done.
Jayelynn Kerr and Carter Pryor were hot off a pair of Top 10 finishes from the Battle at the Brickyard coming into Road America. Unfortunately, Kerr struggled throughout the day on Saturday, qualifying in 15th, finishing P12 in both of the heats, and fading to P15 in the Final. However, Carter was on absolute tear, snagging the pole in qualifying and finishing a close P2 in both heats and the Final, leading a number of laps on the day.
Sunday brought a bit more pace for Jayelynn, as she hovered inside the Top 10 all day. An 8th place qualifying run, followed by a P9 and P8 in the two heat races set her up for a solid main event. Carter qualified just ahead of her in 7th, and drove forward to a P4 and P2 in the heats. The duo ended strong with Kerr scoring her highest finish of the weekend on the Sunday Final in 6th and Pryor snagging his second podium on the weekend with a hard-fought P3.
206 CIK Medium
Riley Scott and Cam Ebben competed in one of the largest classes on the weekend: 206 CIK Medium. On Saturday, Ebben completed a clean sweep. Cam qualified on the pole, won both heat races, and coasted to the win in the Final. Riley qualified third and went 3-2 in the heats, and he backed that up with a P2 finish in the main event to make up an IONIC Edge 1-2 result.
On Sunday, Ebben qualified 2nd and went 2-1 in the heat races, but struggled for grip in the Final and slipped back to P7. Scott qualified third for the second day in a row. He then finished third in both heat races. In the main, Riley put in an impressive drive to move forward to the lead and never look back, putting another tick in the win column for IONIC Edge chassis.
206 CIK Light
Cam Ebben also competed in the new 206 CIK Light division, where he never finished outside the top 3. On Saturday, he qualified P1, finished 1st and 2nd in the two heat races, and took P1 in the Final. On Sunday, he qualified on pole again! He then finished P3 in both heat races, struggling for grip on used rubber. And in the Final, with corded tires, he carried his IONIC Edge chassis to a P2 result — an incredible result considering the lack of grip.
206 CIK Masters
Jeff Scott and Randy Raridon took on the CIK Masters division in Wisconsin. Scott kicked off his weekend on top with the pole award in Saturday qualifying, and he backed it up with a P1 and P3 in the heat races. Raridon qualified 5th and went 4-5 in the heats.
In the Saturday Final, Scott led early but was ultimately shuffled back as far as P5. He recovered to get onto the podium in third, which was still a solid run on the day. Raridon just needed a touch more pace to contend for the win, but he still held on for a respectable fifth place finish.
On Sunday, Jeff returned to the track looking for redemption. He took the pole award in qualifying again, and went 2-1 in the two heat races. Raridon qualified 6th and finished there in both heats. Randy would move one spot higher to 5th in the main event, closing his weekend with two Top 5s. However, the story of the Sunday Final was Jeff Scott’s dominating performance, leading a number of laps and taking the win with more than a two second gap over the field by the checkered flag.
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