Switching roles at Calspeed
June 1-2 saw round three of the SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge take place at the Calspeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. As the Leading Edge Motorsports team did not plan on competing in this vent, Kol went to assist a young driver named Gage Jarvis.
The young Phoenix native is a new face in the Miro Swift class, marking 2018 as hist first full year of cadet karting after moving-up from kid karts in January of the same year.
“This weekend was very fun, rewarding and I learned a lot. I have never worked with a Micro driver before, so it was definitely a learning curve, but I thoroughly enjoyed it” remarks Bailey.
“Gage has only been driving any karts since September, so to see him progress this weekend at this rate was very enjoyable for me and his father to see. He showed more speed after qualifying 10th, as he moved his way up to 6th in the 2nd heat. Lining up 6th for the final, there was an incident that took him out in turn one, but I believe he would’ve finished higher-up. It’s unfortunate, but it is racing” exclaims Bailey.
“…But, that’s racing. I hope to work with Gage in the future and to see him progress. He has a bright future ahead of him if he keeps up the good work.”