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US Open Crowns Inaugural Race Winners in Weather-Affected Final Day

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US Open Crowns Inaugural Race Winners in Weather-Affected Final Day

It was not the morning the Dallas Karting Complex track officials or MaxSpeed Group Organizers wanted to see when they arrived at the track for the final day of competition of the opening round of the new US Open Karting Championship. Heavy overnight rainfall brought more water to the already soaking wet grounds, flooding a portion of the track and forcing officials to delay the start of the days action.

With a thunderstorm in the area, the delay sent the organizing group back to the drawing board to sort out how to manage the days events and ensure everyone with

Keeping the racers in mind MaxSpeed officials decided to skip the morning warm up once the weather cleared up enough to race, instead every class was given a shortened session of three laps on track before returning to the hot-grid to make any changes needed within a five minute span and then re-griding up for their Final race. It was different, but it worked out just fine. Mother Nature also played fair once the action resumed, drying up the racing surface for all but three of the races.

We witnessed some drivers continue their dominance in their categories while some others surprised us with their ability to match the conditions on track. We will have full race reports along with a jam-packed photo available on CKN shortly.

No question about it, it was a great debut of the US Open by the MaxSpeed Entertainment crew. Handed some very crazy circumstances in Texas and they still delivered on their promise and that momentum will carry over to round two in only a months time in Colorado.

MaxSpeed also announced some big news in regards to the final round of the US Open. Originally slated for the LINK Hotel and Casino until the dates conflicted with the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, the new date and location has the event taking place on Halloween weekend at the familiar RIO All Suites Hotel and Casino. Mark your calendars, the event takes place October 27-31.

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