Michael Gregory Is Going Places Fast!

With a half-track lead on his competitors,

Michael Gregory took the checkered flag at

the Rotax New York State Championship last

month making him the 2013 New York State

Rotax Race Champion.

This championship win concludes

Michael’s 2013 race season in which he traveled

the Northeast, taking podium finishes

throughout the states.

“It has been quite an exciting season.”

Michael said. “I am very proud of my accomplishments

this season and can’t wait to take

on nationals next.”

Michael, an Amity High School sophmore,

is a member of the U.S. Rotax Max Challenge

(USRMC), a professional kart racing

series with national and regional races held

throughout the country.

Competing in his first full season, Michael

and his team focused on the Northeast regional

races as well as the Oakland Valley

Race Park Club Series.

Michael dominated his competition on the

track taking the checkered flag in 12 of the

16 races, earning him the 2013 Oakland Valley

Race Park Champion.

“Oakland Valley is one of my favorite

tracks; it is always a challenge and very exciting.

It is where I first got into outdoor karting

and was instantly hooked,” Michael said.

After facing national and international

competition at Oakland Valley Race Park,

F1 Boston, Pittsburg International Race

Complex, New Jersey Motorsports Race

Park and New Hampshire Motor Speedway,

Michael finished in second place for

the 2013 Northeast Rotax Max Challenge.

“Every track is very different, facing

you with new driving challenges each

weekend. The kart set up is unique for

each track as well and that is where my

tuner (my dad, Douglas) and I come together

to figure out the best setup for

each,” Michael said.

“My dad works on my kart until it has

optimum performance for each track. My

mom (Deborah) and sister come to every

race to cheer me on and help keep everything

running smooth and on schedule.

We really are a great team and that’s what

it takes to win,” Michael said.

Michael plans next year to take part in

the U.S. Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

and the Pan American Challenge in

which he will compete for national titles

and a position on the coveted Team USA

squad to compete at the Rotax Grand Finals.