|July 25, 2012 News
|eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month - Adam Myers - June 2012
| Myers drove to two victories in his laydown machine, totaling four on the weekend at Mid-Ohio|
(Photo: WKA - K.R.A.P.P.)
In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished and who they are.
Earning multiple victories at one event is always looked upon as a great accomplishment. Secure four wins in a two day span is something that just does not happen very often. The time spent behind the wheel for the ‘ironman’ road racers can match that of the professional road racers in Grand-Am and ALMS series. New York driver Adam Myers piloted his sprint-enduro and laydown machines for roughly three hours in five different races, earning four WKA Grand National Eagles in the process. His efforts have helped him earn the eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month for June.
The event was the World Karting Association National Road Racing Series Grand Nationals at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Mansfield, Ohio - hosted by the Dart Kart Club. The weekend began in the WKA Sprint 1 class for Myers. As the defending champion, Adam started on the pole position and would never look back against one of the largest fields for the class to this year (16 drivers). Running a fast lap of 1:43.484, Myers outpaced the field by nearly 1 to 2 seconds a lap. At the checkered flag, Myers scored the win after 30 minutes by 37 seconds. After scaling his kart, he jumped into the laydown kart for the large Yamaha Medium class in a 45 minute race behind the wheel. Running in the top-five for much of the race, his kart fell off pace in the second half and he fell to finish sixth. Just an hour later, he was back on track for the 100cc Pipe Heavy class. Similar to the sprint race earlier, Myers drove nearly three seconds a lap quicker than his closest competitor. He would nearly lap the entire field for his second WKA Eagle of the day.
The following day began very similar to the events of Saturday. First on the docket was the WKA Sprint 2 final. In a shortened 20-minute race, Myers drove unchallenged to victory by 14 seconds with a 1:44.630-second fast lap. Adam earned his fourth WKA Eagle of the weekend in the shortened 100cc Pipe Medium class. Myers is the championship leader in the each of the classes - 100cc Pipe Medium, 100cc Pipe Heavy, and WKA Sprint. He has won seven of the eight races in the laydown machine while posting victories in the last five straight for the sprint-enduro ride.
June 2012 EKN Driver of the Month - Adam Myers
| Adam Myers - EKN Driver of the Month - June 2012|
Born: July 27, 1989
Hometown: West Seneca, NY
Marital Status: Single
Education: Some College
Occupation: Manager at local pizza restaurant
Engine/Engine Builder: Buck Keen/ TS Racing
Series You Compete In: WKA Road Racing
Years Karting: 20 years
How did you get started in karting? From My Father
What has been the high point in your racing career? Winning a Triple Crown a couple years ago
What are your goals in racing? One day race in F1
In a few words, how would you describe your driving style? I would say I’m aggressive when I need to be but mainly keep it close but careful
Funniest moment at the race track? Pinning a close friend against the wall at Daytona all the way around.
Favorite Track: Daytona/ Mid-Ohio
Favorite form of professional motorsports: NASCAR
Favorite karting driver: My dad
Favorite professional driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Favorite website: YouTube
Favorite movie: Gone in 60 Seconds
Favorite actor/actress: Paul Walker
Favorite music/group: Bruno Mars, Weezer, and Skrillex
Favorite vacation/activity spot: Every race weekend
Favorite food: Mac and Cheese
The Real Deal
What do you do when not at the track? I spend time with friend and go golfing
What are your goals outside of karting? Have a successful one with a family
What type of street car do you drive? Mits Eclipse
What type of street car would you like to drive? Lambo
What are your pet peeves or things that irritate you? I always like having things on nice numbers like the TV volume always has to be on a 5 or 0
What do you think could be done to improve the sport of karting? Just have more people. Get friends to come out and try and build up the series.
What are your favorite aspects about the sport of karting? Just going out and letting everything go not thinking about what needs to get done or life outside of the track - just racing.
June 2012 Driver of the Month - Honorable Mention:
- Chris Jennings: Texas ProKart Challenge - 2 S4 Master Feature wins (Six straight to clinch series championships)
- Ryan C. Lewis: Texas ProKart Challenge - 4 wins (TaG Cadet, Mini Max)
- Luke Selliken: Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge - 2 TaG Junior wins
- Anthony Sawyer: IKF Region 7 Sprint Championships - 2 wins (KPV1, PRD Junior 1)
- Carter Williams: IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals/California ProKart Challenge - 4 wins (Junior Super Sportsman, IAME Cup Junior, TaG Junior, S5 Junior)
- Mason Chelootz: JET Karting Rotax Summer Shootout - 2 win (Senior Max)