CONCORD, NC - American karting received a huge shot in the arm recently with the success of Logan Sargeant in the CIK-FIA World Championships, held at the World Circuit La Conca in Muro Leccese, Italy. Sometimes regarded as sort of a university for motorsports, drivers indeed earned their degrees on this day, helping to further elevate them in their racing careers. For Sargeant, the degree of talent runs in the family as older bother Dalton, a former International driver as well, has advanced into the NASCAR world, running the K and N Pro Series East, a development series that helps drivers attain the next level of NASCAR, whether it be Trucks, Xfinity, or Sprint Cup. Dalton is currently leading the Sunoco Rookie points by 1 tally over current points leader and teammate William Byron.
But while Dalton awaits his end result this weekend in Dover, Delaware for the series finale, this day belonged to younger brother Logan. 162 drivers from 36 different countries and 5 continents converged on Apulia in southern Italy to take part in the championships.
Sargeants victory came in the KFJ Class. Feeling pressure from Frenchman Clement Novalak and Brazilian Caio Collet from the start, Sargeant took the lead from the pole, never looking back enroute to a most impressive victory. Novalak came home second with Collet third, Englishman Sami Worship fourth and Venezuelan Sebastian Fernandez completing the top five.
“Logans victory speaks volumes for American racers in karting” stated World Karting Association President John Ferris. “ His victory is a huge accomplishment, displaying the enormity of talent the United States possesses”. “ But just as importantly, it provides such a great shot in the arm for the beginning racers who look to achieve great things one day, making them realize anything is possible”
World Karting Association, as well as the entire American Karting World, salutes American Logan Sargeant for his awesome accomplishment, and congratulates the competitors from all over the globe for their amazing talent that enabled them to make it to the most recent edition of the CIK-FIA World Championships.