From our performance karting bureau comes news that our City of Menifee was represented at the World Karting West Coast Nationals last week by none other than 11 year old Chancellor Tiscareno and his "Pride of Menifee" race kart...
Here's the press release...
On Nov. 1st 2008 in Riverside, California - World Karting - West Coast Nationals were held at the famous Adams Motorsports Park. The Cadet Junior Sportsman - Junior 1, 80cc class kart race featured, Five "Stars of Karting" drivers - Jake Craig, Riley Reyes, Zane Smith, Wyatt May and Kyle Blum in this 25 lap main event.You can see all the photos here...
In celebration of the new city of Menifee, CA, Chancellor Tiscareno with the support of Menifee NJB entered his "Pride of Menifee" race kart in the most important junior karting race in the country with an injured right foot (from playing Tailback for Menifee Pop Warner football's Peewee Team).
Chancellor Tiscareno, an 11-year-old, who has only been racing since early January 2008, coached by Troy Adams, crew chief - Frank Tiscareno and engine builder - MCR Engines, qualified fifth with a time of 50.809 seconds and started on the inside of row three behind Reyes and Smith in the pre-main race.
From his fifth place starting position, Chancellor launched into the third position in the first turn passing Smith and May to push the leaders Craig and Reyes. Tiscareno settled into third position for a good starting point behind Reyes (first) and Craig (second) in the featured Main race.
Twelve of the world elite Karting drivers took the starting grid with Tiscareno starting on the inside of row two. From the beginning of the main race, Chancellor ran in third position into the first turn with the leaders Craig and Reyes away form the pack. On lap nine, Tiscareno passed Reyes for second position and focused on taking Craig on lap eleven and moving into first place with the fastest lap of 50.147 seconds of the race.
The race continued to heat up as the three leaders moved further and further away from the pack. It was a touch and go battle for the top three positions, then Craig and Reyes teamed up drafting to catch up to the run away leader Tiscareno.
Tiscareno racing alone couldn't hold off the duo, nor draft with any other teammates. Soon after that, Craig and Reyes passed him on lap eighteen. Tiscareno made a few other bold attempts to pass the duo, but fell short by five feet at the finish line. Hundreds of fans gave him a standing ovation, including WKA Vice President, Kevin Williams for his efforts. Tiscareno said after the race, "I almost won and that would have shocked the world of Karting", but Craig and Reyes came over and shook my hand... wow what a day our proud Menifee resident had.
To obtain more contact regarding Chancellor Tiscareno please call Frank Tiscareno at 951.797.9124 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.