Scott Barnes competed in the World Karting Association’s Vega National Daytona Road Race Championships at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
Barnes on his social media page said, “Check ‘racing at Daytona’ off the bucket list, it was pretty awesome to race around the high banked corners at 120mph @ such an historic track.”
But things did not go as planned at the start as something let go in Barnes 3rd practice on his 8 year old Sweedtech motor and destroyed the piston, but thanks to Brian Fisher having a spare motor, he was able to get the motor changed up and make the final practice.
In his first race Barnes finished 4th in Stock Honda, he started 15th out of 19, Barnes missed out on a 3rd place finish at the line because he didn’t put his transponder up front.
Barnes would then finish 5th in 125 Sprint behind ICC motors, started 13th out of 15.
In his final race Barnes would get on the podium finishing 3rd in 125 Sprint Race against some fast ICC motors.
Barnes concluded, “I’ve been blessed coming from a small island to be able to race on some pretty cool tracks around the states, hope I can be racing for many more years- Karting is a huge passion and I love to race, can’t wait for my next racing adventures.”