The Demaras Auto Racing Team returned to Goodwood for another training day. Daniel drove the teen karts, and questions are beginning to arise as to which division he will drive in this season. Chris had a strong day, creating gaps to several drivers behind him. Asked about the day, Chris said that “Traffic was a problem, but that’s what you expect on a spring training day.”.
The Demaras Auto Racing Team returned to Goodwood Kartways for a training day on a sunny Friday afternoon. Daniel drove the youth karts and had many battles, including one with a TRAK driver. The day consisted of 5 practice sessions, each was a refresher on the fast yet twisty track that is Goodwood Kartways.
Competition at Grand Prix Kartways picked up as the evening went along. First a young couple, then a family from out of town, and an overly aggressive teenage girl who’s on track crashes would have made Pastor Maldonado proud.
Hour after hour, the Demaras Auto Racing Team put in their laps…sometimes against each other, sometimes against stiff competition.
“I just want to put in as many laps as I can.” stated driver #12, Daniel Demaras, on his way to completing 224 laps over a 5 hour session. “I want to get my name up on that board as one of the best drivers at GPK.”
Daniel currently sits in P11 on the all time leaderboard at GPK. Their RPM Points (also known as ProSkill points) rank the best divers of all time at GPK, rewarding those who put in their time at the track, winning race after race.
Demaras had a great night, accumulating over 200 points, as well as setting the fastest time of the day by more than half a second. Driver #16 Chris Demaras finished the day with the 3rd fastest lap.
Daniel Demaras’ second race of the weekend, results in a second consecutive 2nd place finish. Driver #12 shows remarkable maturity his first time racing in the teen division.
Driver #16 for the Demaras Auto Racing Team felt like a rookie all over again.
“I’ve been to Mosport dozens of times to watch races, and even driven my Subaru on the grand prix circuit on track days…but I’ve never even seen the karting track before today.” said Chris Demaras on a bright Saturday morning. “Turn 1 is way harder than I expected!”.
After 3 practice sessions, where his lap times dropped by half a second per session, Chris Demaras qualified a respectable third. After losing one position in the opening laps (oddly enough, on Turn 1) Demaras made a late braking maneuver at the end of the back straight te reclaim the bottom step of the podium.
As the Demaras Auto Racing Team arrived at Mosport Kartways for the first spring training session of the year, Daniel Demaras learned that he had been moved up a category; he would be racing in the teen division a year early.
Never one to back down from a challenge, Daniel climbed into a senior kart for the first time and set the third fastest lap of the day during Race 1 qualifying.