TRAK Race 1

The start to the 2019 TRAK season was a cold and wet one. Rain throughout the night, chilly April air along with on and off showers throughout the day made for tricky conditions for the first race of the year.

No. 12 PRO Intrepid Briggs & Stratton SR

Daniel went out for the first practice session with an old set of rain tires from his first season. He had some difficulty finding grip, but tuner Andrew saw corners that Daniel could improve on. After the session, Andrew told Daniel to write down his comments on the session, helping to identify strengths and weaknesses, then review information from his MyChron with team data analyst Gianmarco.

With the advice given by the experts at PRO, Daniel went out for practice 2 and set the fourth quickest lap of the session. Despite the improvement, there was no time to rest, as after the session, Daniel continued to look at data and listen closely to what the experienced Andrew had to tell him

As track conditions continued to change, Daniel kept searching for better lap times, and beat out friend and team mate Chad Webster on the final lap of qualifying, for a best ever club racing qualifying position of fourth.

After further work with the PRO crew, Demaras went out for the Pre-Final. Despite a poor start, he managed to stay ahead of Webster, briefly challenging PRO teammate Owyn Thomas. Daniel didn’t have the pace to keep up with the top two drivers Alex Murphy and Jordan Prior, but opened a gap to Chad Webster, Zach Boam and Tim Knight behind. After a late race collision between Prior and Thomas, Daniel picked up a third place finish, his best ever result in club racing.

Daniel prepared for the Final with some last pieces of advice of advice from Gianmarco and Andrew in mind. A near miss with a spinning Chad Webster could’ve ended Daniel’s race early, but he avoided the incident and drove on. After spending much of the race in third, Daniel found himself under pressure from Owyn Thomas, who attempted an overtake on the inside of turn one. Demaras defended, but was eventually passed. In the later stages of the race, Zach Boam took fourth from Daniel who had began running a defensive line to protect his position. Demaras would cross the line a club racing best, albeit slightly disappointing, fifth place.

By working closely with the very skilled and knowledgeable men at PRO, Daniel was able to improve all throughout the day, leading him to his best ever result in both qualifying and the race. However, Daniel is hungrier than ever after missing out on a podium, so he’ll be on the attack in the races to come.

TRAK Race 1 Preview

First race of the year set for Saturday, April 20th, 2019…rain or shine! The season is officially set to begin!

TRAK RACE 1 – SATURDAY SCHEDULE

  • 8:00am – Gates Open
  • 8:15am – Registration Opens
  • 9:15am – Registration Closes
  • 9:30am – Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
  • 10:00am – Practice Session 1
  • T.B.D – Practice Session 2
  • T.B.D – Qualifying
  • Lunch Break
  • T.B.D – Pre-Final (8 Lap Race)
  • T.B.D – Final (12 Lap Race)
  • 3:45pm – Podium Presentation

TRAK RACE 1 – RACE ORDER

  • Rok Senior
  • Rok Masters
  • Briggs Junior
  • Briggs Cadet
  • Briggs Senior
  • Mini Rok
  • Briggs
  • Rok Junior
  • Briggs Junior Lite

The race will utilize the Long Track configuration which is the same lay out which will be featured for race one and two of the Ron Fellows Karting Championship.

Final Challenge

The 2019 K1 “Challenge GP” was 5 weeks of tough competition that saw racers improve their skills and lap times, all while becoming friends. Who would have thought it.

Consistency is key. Young Daniel Demaras really had a shot at the title, but
missing the first round pretty much puts him out of contention when you’re up against quick competition. A respectable 4th place finish was the maximum Daniel could achieve on his shortened schedule. And as for Chris ‘#16’ Demaras, he took 2 Group C wins, and finished in 16th place.

(L to R) 2nd Place Alessio, 1st place Kevin, 3rd place Allejandro

Leclerc on Ice

You’ve got to love Shell for doing these promotional videos with the Scuderia. Karts on ice!

Challenge GP: Round IV

After missing the first round of the series due to a race schedule conflict, Daniel Demaras and Chris Demaras earned back-to-back wins in their respective groups at the Challenge GP event.

Daniel was in a tough group with 2-stroke phenom Alejandro, points leader Kevin Lazarus, speedy Alessio Alves and the fastest photographer in the city, Ryan Dupont.

Chris was unable to set sub 24 second laps, and was relegated to Group C.

However, he took pole position and victory. Just listen to his friends and family shout “You’re too slow!” and “Don’t blow it!” to their favourite driver.

With only one round left, Vegas odds have put a surging ‘Aleki’ Liverant as the odds on favourite to erase the seven point deficit and take the championship.


130R Round 7

Past the halfway point in the season, and competition is heating up as driver skill levels improve, and the points table converges. There’s a tie for 7th between Chris, Roy and Dale with 81 points, and another tie for 10th between Ananth and Quintinne with 65 points.

The results just weren’t great for Demaras Racing. Daniel started 4th, moved up to 2nd when his battery failed. His times plummeted to mid 25 second laps and could only hold on to 4th. That’s arrive & drive racing.

Chris started 3rd, lost positions to Daniel and Nico, but was put into the wall at turn 5, dropping him to last place, a position he would not recover from.

But 130r is not just about competition; it’s about camaraderie. Huge cheers were heard around the track as Quintinne held back a charging Dale to take his first win of the season. Fan favourites Igor and King Nico stood proudly on the podium this round. Way to go, gentlemen!


Points: 130R (at April 8, 2019)

  1. Daniel Demaras, 183
  2. Quewin W, 135
  3. Don P, 131
  4. Igor M, 119
  5. Nico H, 118
  6. Arnel T, 94
  7. Chris Demaras, 81
  8. Roy H, 81 (tie 7th)
  9. Dale G, 81 (tie 7th)
  10. Ananth R, 65
  11. Quintinne W, 65 (tie 10th)