Northern Connecticut Kart Series Debuts At Wild Things Karts Program At Stafford

(Press Release from Northern Connecticut Kart Series)

STAFFORD — The first race in the new six-race Northern Connecticut Kart Series features divisions from the Wild Thing Karts series that races at Stafford Speedway and the Tri-State Kart Club that races at Pomfret Speedway.

The series features the Tiger, Jr. Outlaw and Sr. Outlaw divisions from Wild Thing Karts as well as the Jr. Sportsman and Jr. Champ divisions from Tri-State Kart Club.

The series also combines both tracks Sr. Champs Animal classes. In the Sr. Champ feature Tim Sullivan of South Windsor didn’t only have to worry about the top-shelf competition in Monday’s Senior Champ kart race in the Wild Thing Karts at Stafford motor Speedway. There was another enemy — his right-rear tire. That’s why his victory in the 30-lap feature wasn’t easy, even though he led every lap.

“We were getting ready to go out on the track, and I noticed my right rear tire had a leak in it,” Sullivan said. “We kept having to put air in it. At the last minute, I had my wife set it. But I knew halfway through the race that the tire was definitely down.”

At that point it didn’t matter because Sullivan had a cozy lead. When a caution came out with two laps to go, however, Sullivan figured that he was in serious trouble.

“I thought I was done because the tire was going to lose air under caution,” Sullivan said.

When the race resumed, however, Sullivan got the jump on both Ryan Borges and Nick Hadden to get the win. Hadden made a bold inside move to grab second on the last lap, but no one had an answer for Sullivan.

“I was able to do it, I guess,” Sullivan said. “It was a great night to win because of the great competition. It was nice to see all the good guys out here.”

In other races in the series, Dylan Houghton won the Junior Champ Sportsman race over Gavin Iby, while Dylan Dinsmoor was in control to grab a win in the Junior Champs over Dustin Gagne. Josh Gayman won a battle of crossover moves in the Senior Outlaw race. Brody O’Sullivan made a crossover pass against Gayman to take the lead with six laps remaining. Two turns later, however, Gayman dive-bombed underneath O’Sullivan to grab the lead for keeps. Wyatt Chambers was third. Jason Chapman remained hot in the Junior Outlaw division, going from third to first on the second lap on his way to a victory. It was Chapman’s fourth win in four races. Thomas Martucci was second and Jacob Avery was third.

Jesse Martello smoked underneath Parker Berndt with three laps to go to win the Tiger A feature. Dylan Houghton was third. One of the evening’s most exciting moves took place in the Tiger B division. Jayden Lage fireballed his way between Adam Bigalow and the wall coming out of turn 4 on the final lap and took the lead with five yards to go to squeeze out the win.

In Wild Thing Karts series action Jonathan Varga overcame issues he had with his car in qualifying to win the Pro2 feature. In Cubs competition, Brady Bigalow won the first feature, with Jacob LeMay taking second and Mason Summers third.

Dylan Lucas won the second Cub race, followed by Parker Davis and Raleigh Maskell.

The Wild Thing Karts are back in action next Monday with qualifying at 6:15 p.m. and features at 7:30 p.m.

The next race in the new Northern CT Karts Series is on Monday July 9th at Stafford Speedway as a part of the Wild Thing Karts nightly presentation. For more info about the series visit the Northern Connecticut Kart Series Facebook page.

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  1. Ryan Borges says

    Small correction, it’s *Ryan Borges in the Sr. champs. Appreciate the coverage, and great win Tim!

  2. Ryan,
    Thanks for the heads up. I think the press release writer got you confused with Ron Borges, the longtime Patriots and boxing writer from Boston.

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