Outstanding debut for Conor Daly

Cytomax driver Conor Daly had an outstanding debut performance for the ArrowUSA Factory Team at the Stars of Karting, Race of the Americas, in Norman, Oklahoma, April 13th-15th 2007. Having never seen the kart before official practice on Friday, Conor was on top of the speed charts by the fourth official practice session. He was again fastest in the Saturday morning practice just before qualifying. He qualified third fastest but got a bad start for the first of his two heat races on Saturday and fell back to seventh place. While attempting to take third place he made contact with the other kart and failed to finish. His only satisfaction was that he set the fastest lap of the race. He won the second heat but his starting position for both of Sundays finals would be determined by his accumulated heat race finishing positions….which meant a 15th place start for both of Sundays finals.

In the A final on Sunday he fell back at the start to 19th place at the first corner. He then charged through the field to finish the 18 lap final in second place. In the B final he charged through the field to finish on the podium again with a third place finish. His points total for both races puts him as the joint championship leader after the first two rounds of the series. Conor’s next race will be April 20th-22nd in the Skip Barber race series at Virginia International Raceway.

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