The team is Scott, Kieran, and Sinea in 2015 and 2016. Scott and Kieran both started to drive karts in 2009 in SCCA Solo events, with Kieran moving up to the JB class in 2010. Killeen drove in 2010 and 2011, but officially retired toward the end of the season. Sinea started in the kid kart in 2012 but the schedule and her maturity didn't match up so she took a few seasons off. With the move to Eastern Tennessee, there are no local regions with an JC program, so Sinea had to wait and start driving at the kart track a little when we made it over there. For 2015 the plan is to go to the track more than anything else for seat time for everyone.
For 2013 and beyond, Kieran switched to a Briggs World Formula motor from the KT100s he had for the previous 2.5 years in JB. It is a 4-stroke so more torque off the line, but a need to stay on the gas as often as possible. He's had experience with that from the clone motors he ran in autox and sprint racing at NJMP. For 2015, Kieran moved up to JA where he gets to go faster and quicker. That means at the track he'll only be a few seconds slower than I am. In 2017 he'll be eligible to run my shifter kart at events, but he's going to need a bunch of weight before that can happen.
Scott has been autoxing for about 12 years with the South Jersey, Philadelphia, North Jersey, and East Tennessee SCCA regions. So far I've owned and autoxed the following vehicles:
We're doing a lot more national SCCA events since our "local" events are 100 miles away in Knoxville. The closest sprint kart track here is 3 hours away in Mooresville, NC. It's a brand new facility called the GoPro Motorplex and the track is a clone of a famous Italian kart track where many champions have raced, but with excellent elevation changes. It is a wonderful facility that we've tried out several times. Kieran is very fast in all but one corner he's still figuring out. Without his restrictor he's only about 5 seconds behind me on a 58 sec track. I expect that difference will get smaller.
In 2016 our focus will be on a few National events. We already hit the Bristol Match Tour and went to Lincoln for Spring Nats and we'll try maybe one more ProSolo event in Wilmington, OH if I can get us registered before it sells out in 3 minutes... Otherwise I'll go to Blytheville myself for the Pro since school will already be in by then. But we're also going to Florida for the AAU Taekwondo Nationals so that will take a lot of money and vacation time.
The family is also interested in watching lots of racing, especially Formula One and any/all sports car racing (USCar, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Australian V8 supercars, SCCA Speed World Challenge, etc). Scott Pruett and Randy Pobst are my racing heroes. The kids tend to like whomever is leading the race at the moment...