Bryan Searles#07, Mr. Determination!!!

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Story by Chris Roy

Bryan Searles, of Presque Isle, Maine competed in 4 different series at 3 different race tracks (Thundering Valley Raceway – Richmond Karting Speedway, and Spud Speedway)   during the 2017 race season.   Driving the #07 Bryan was able to win two championships. One at Spud Speedway, the other at Thundering Valley. Then round off the season with a second place in the RKS “XXX” Series and a 6th for overall points in the RKS regular season. “It feels like I worked really hard to get here and that everyone has been really kind and helpful. Everyone has been really good competition for me and that’s helpful since I want to go to NASCAR someday.”

 

With all the races he ran this past season Bryans highlight came during a night race at RKS, “One of my most memorable moments from this year was, my first win at RKS, was that I won the first triple X race.”

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Bryan Searles – It’s fun to drive under the lights.

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Story by Chris Roy

Bryan Searles of Presque Isle, Maine is one of the new rising stars in the Richmond Karting Speedway “XXX” Series.  In the first night race of the season Bryan got his first career win at RKS, “It felt good. I had to really work for that one because everyone is so competitive there.”

On Friday night July 28th the drivers will return to RKS for race number 2, in the “XXX” series, to once again race under the lights. “It’s fun to drive under the lights. It’s not as hot. The night race is cooler and the day race is much hotter. My kart handles better in the night time. ”

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10 Quick Laps with Dominic Curit #8

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story by Chris Roy

Dominic Curit, of Saco, Maine will be racing Gold plate this race season at Richmond Karting Speedway (RKS).

 

Lap 1. Are you all set for the 1st race of the season?

Dominic. “Yes we are.”

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Looking for Moore, this Race Season

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Story by Chris Roy

Alex Moore, of Oxford, ME. will be driving the #21 in the Sr. Sportsman Series at Richmond Karting Speedway. “My racing plans for 2017 are to get some wins and compete for the championship.”

 

The 2017 race season at RKS gets underway on  April 30th but, Alex has been keeping busy in the off season. “In the off-season, I’ve been going to school and just hanging out with my family.”

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Taylor Lane – Car# – 70 – Racing Back to School

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photo by RPM 360

story by Chris Roy

This race season Taylor has been racing in 2 different series at 2 different race tracks, “Basically the only difficult part is that we live so far away from both tracks. Richmond races every Sunday and Wiscasset is every other Saturday, so there is a slight break, but on the Saturdays I’m not racing Wiscasset, I’m back in the Mini Cup up in Kingfield.”

 

Racing in the mini-cups at Richmond Karting Speedway Taylor is racing the corvette body style.  “This car is the one that beat me for the Kingfield Championship in 2014 and Keith (my step dad) wanted to buy it at the end of the year, but at the end of the year I was diagnosed with cancer so we knew money would be tight. He ended up buying it and Darron (Burrill) and Keith wrapped the muddy girl camo themselves. I’ve always loved Chevrolet and my dream car is a Corvette, but now I am able to race one!”

 

With the corvette body style there is no spoiler or wing to affect the rear down force.  “At the tracks we race at we really aren’t going fast enough for aerodynamics to play much of a factor, it definitely doesn’t slow me down!”

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