Vision teammates wins karting event

IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter and Vision Racing engineer Nathan O'Rourke won the Mazda Robo-Pong 200 presented by Bridgestone go-karting event on Sept. 27 at New Castle Motorsports Park.

Forty-seven teams competed in the sixth annual 200-lap endurance karting event on the 1-mile circuit, featuring IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights drivers.

The Crepes & Waffles-Yacaman Racing/D-Power Engines entry driven by Firestone Indy Lights competitor Gustavo Yacaman and Camilo Echevarria finished 10th, while the Screaming Talent/H Power/PBIR/Maranello #1 kart driven by 2006 Firestone Indy Lights champion Jay Howard and Joe Paterson finished 13th.

Also competing in the race were Panther Racing driver Dan Wheldon (with Mark Dismore Jr., finished 34th after starting third) and Vision Racing Firestone Indy Lights driver James Davison (with Brandon Newey, finished 46th after starting fourth). Both teams were involved in a first-lap incident involving multiple karts.

Firestone Indy Lights driver Brandon Wagner, co-driving with Travis Iles, finished 29th, and Panther Racing Firestone Indy Lights driver Martin Plowman, co-driving with Eric Morrow, finished 31st.

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