Lloyd Cashes in at Kershaw
After finishing in sixth place at the Season Opener, Aren Lloyd of the LO206 Senior class presented by Andy Jones Motorsports, decided it was time to step up in a big way.
The Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series rolled into Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina this past weekend for Race #2 of the seven race series. Lloyd doubled his chances for success by signing into the LO206 All Pro class. Ultimately, Lloyd hit the jackpot to become first repeat winner of the series in 2018.
The LO206 Senior class presented by Andy Jones Motorsports was the Feature Class for Race #2. Following an early spirited battle between brothers, Aren and Tyler Lloyd; Aren cruised to the first win for the day, netting the $500 payday. Coming home second was former Junior national champion and Kershaw regular, Austin Williamson. Sean Meier, Jacob Duvall, and Tyler Swann completed the top five finishers. Despite Tyler Lloyd’s sixth place run, the top of the standings are at a deadlock for the series lead with the Lloyd brothers and Sean Meier each at 107 points.
Aren Lloyd’s success continued in the LO206 All Pro class. With $200 already on the line for the winner, accompanied by an additional $250 in purse money, courtesy of Kart City Performance, the battle was again on for the top shelf of the podium. Lloyd’s chief rival in this race would be Meier. The pair ran the entire CMP course side by side, featuring some of the cleanest and most intense racing all day. In the end, Lloyd, was able to hold on for the win, despite a late race off course detour, which also impacted Meier. Fortunately both drivers were able to continue, with Lloyd taking the $250 payday, while brother Tyler was able to slip by Meier and claim second. Meier rebounded for third, with Jacob Duvall and Tyler Swann rounding out the top five. With his fifth place run, Swann inherited the top spot in the All Pro standings.
The continued growth of the LO206 Cadet class presented by Brad’s Karts & Parts, which expanded to 12 entries for Race #2. Following the sensation of Lanie Buice’s win at Jacksonville in April, Cameron Weinberg took command of the race at CMP. Weinberg swept qualifying, heat, and the eventual 15 lap main. With over a six second lead of Owen Lloyd, Weinberg took home the first place position for Race #2. Following issues in his heat race, Brently Miller charged from the back of the pack, bringing home a hard earned third place finish. Lane Littleton and Peyton Bridges rounded out the top five finishers. Bridges also had issues early in the day, forcing the young Georgia driver to make a similar run from the back, much like Miller. Weinberg’s win, combined with his third place finish at Jacksonville, gives the young driver a three point edge over Lloyd. Race #3 at Lamar County Speedway will feature the LO206 Cadet Class as the Feature Class, will be a one of the best feature race of the season. Special thanks to Kart Carolina for adding a winner take all purse of $100 to the LO206 Cadet class this past weekend.
Following a rough outing in the Season Opener, Elmer Edmonson rebounded in taking LO206 Junior main event presented by Brad’s Heating & Cooling. Edmunson lead the field each time on the track. Will Meeler followed Edmunson to take the checkered flag in second during the final race. With Meeler’s pair of second place runs so far year, he is holding as the points leader.
For the second event in a row, young Georgia driver Jaydyn Wilson brought his Kid Kart to the event. Wilson gaining more laps, exposure, and further preparing him for competition to come, as Lamar County Speedway is his home track.
LO206 Masters presented by Diversified Plumbing found a past 4 Cycle Champion, Chris Carroll, rolled out and shook off the rust. For many laps, Carroll began showing signs of the days of old, but eventually succumbed to the hard charging efforts of Joey Miller. Miller was able to claim his first Masters win of the season. The win at CMP for Miller was a nice rebound after his last lap misfortunes at Jacksonville. Carroll chased Miller across the stripe for second place with James Vanderzee coming in third.
With wins in Cadet, Senior, and Masters, Razor Chassis extended their lead in the season long chassis standings, totaling 5 for the season. Comet, on the heels of Aren Lloyds All Pro win, now have 2 wins for the season; while MGM has 1.
Race #3 for the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series will be Saturday evening, May 12 at Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Georgia. The series will run the only race of the year. Earlier in the day, Georgia Sprint Karting Association will feature their Club event. Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series drivers are allowed to compete in the GSKA club even, should they prefer. If so, any Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series drivers can race on Maxxis Prime tires during the Club race, but will not be awarded Club points. As mentioned earlier, the Feature Class will be the LO206 Cadet class presented by Brad’s Heating & Cooling, awarding $250 to the winner, $150 for second, and $100 for third. Additionally, Roberts Kart Shop has sweetened the purse to award $50 to the Fast Qualifiers in Cadet, Junior, All Pro, Senior, and Masters.
For more information on Race #3, contact Buddy Long at [email protected]
A special thank you to Christine Lloyd taking wonderful photos and allowing us to use them!