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Thursday, 10 September 2009 00:00

Hawkins, Texas. – 10 September 2009 - The dominant driving style of Jordon Musser was on display this weekend as he piloted his SRS Powered Stock Honda Shifter Kart to a flawless, flag-to-flag victory in the King of the Streets Feature Race at the Rock Island Grand Prix.  Along with Musser, fellow SRS powered drivers Chris Jennings and Nick Lucido were amongst the contenders  taking on the challenging  6/10ths of a mile temporary road course set on the streets of downtown Rock Island, Illinois. Despite the best efforts of fellow SRS powered drivers Chris Jennings, Nick Lucido and some of the best racers in the country, Musser would be untouchable taking the crown in the premiere class.



“You cannot hope for a better weekend.”, Mused Musser .  “From the first practice session to the checkered flag, everything went perfectly including the power and reliability from the SRS engine which cannot be understated.”

As the weekend unfolded, Saturday qualifying proved to be the difference between the SRS stable of drivers.  As the first wave of shifter kart pilots hit the track, Lucido would set the pace by qualifying fastest in session 1, with a 34.280 lap time. However, his provisional pole position would be short-lived as the second wave of qualifiers went onto the circuit including Musser and Jennings.  When the dust settled from both qualifying groups, and the session times combined, Musser qualified 1st with a blistering lap of 33.566 seconds.  All three SRS drivers made the top 10, with Jennings in 3rd and Lucido in 8th.

Happy to be in the top 10, but wanting to contend for Sunday’s win,  Lucido and his crew went to work overnight making changes to his machine in an effort to close the time gap. These changes proved promising during Sunday’s morning warm-up.   Lucido was able to turn lap times that were on-pace with the quickest drivers in the field.

As the green flag dropped on Sunday’s King of the Streets feature race, Musser’s qualifying effort proved to be invaluable as he launched off the starting line and into the lead through the first turn.  As he has in his many national championship wins, Musser used his ability to turn fast laps as soon as the green flag waves.  He led the remaining laps, while managing a lead that shrank with lapped traffic, but was never in jeopardy.

Jennings and Lucido had their work cut out for them starting from 3rd and 8th, respectively.  From the exciting standing-start green flag, both drivers immediately went to work fighting their way through the field.  After losing a position on the opening lap of 30, Jennings worked his way back up to 2nd on lap 7, only to get shuffled back to 4th a lap later, and then 5th place as three-time King of the Streets champion Kyle Wiegand charged his way to the front.  Jennings would manage to move back up to 4th midway through the race.  A position he would hold to the finish.

Lucido had a sensational start as he quickly raced to 5th in the early laps. However, disaster struck on the third lap when the sixth place competitor escorted Lucido into the turn five barriers damaging his kart and forcing him to retire from the race with front-end damage.

“As always at the Rock, it was very tough racing.  All of the drivers were very good and running nose to tail so it was hard to make a decisive pass without taking a big chance” explained Jennings.

Once the checkered flag finally fell, it was Musser clear of the field by 2.3 seconds followed by Kyle Wiegand in 2nd, Matt Zeis in 3rd and Jennings crossing the stripe in 4th.

“I am delighted to have such a fantastic line up of drivers to work with. It can’t be taken for granted how talented each one of these guys is, and it is certainly rewarding to know the hard work we put into the development of their engines can be utilized to the highest level.”, stated SRS Engines Director John Sefcik.

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