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Luke Knupp Wins 2016 AZ Lucas Regional JR1 Points Championship
Luke Knupp Racing and driver, Luke Knupp had a great 2016 season in the Lucas Oil Arizona Regional Series and finally, after 3 seasons of trying, was able to win the 2016 JR1 points championship!
Luke started the season out a little rough with a clutch failure in Round 1 resulting in a last place finish, but after that Luke was on fire in the 10 race season winning 7 of the next 9 events and was 2nd in the other two bringing home the championship by 33 points in the 24 driver field.
With winning the AZ Lucas Regional Championship, Luke became the first JR1 competitor to win both the AZ and SoCal Regional Championship in the same season! In 3 seasons of racing, Luke competed in 3 series and won 4 out of 7 series championships, competed in 70 events in which he had 57 podiums, and 34 of them were wins.
To finish off the racing season and his JR1 career, Luke raced the Lucas Regional Shootout which he has won the previous 2 seasons, and after starting 7th in the 16 kart field he was able to slowly work his way to the front and take the lead with 2 laps to go to become the 2016 Lucas Oil Regional Shootout Champion! What an accomplishment and great way to end his great JR1 race career!
Luke will now move to the Pro Mod Class for the 2017 season where he will compete in the Lucas National series racing for Rookie of the year.
Special thanks to all our great sponsors: Active Screen Printing, Axial RC Racing, Ultra Wheels, Factory Canopies, KC Hilites, Lucas Oil Products, HJC Helmets, HPS Plumbing, K1 Race Gear, XMF Fabrication, Axis Rod Ends, R2C Filters, Walker Evans Shocks and PCI Race Radios.
If you would like more information about Luke Knupp Racing, please contact Jeff Knupp, Manager of Luke Knupp Racing at (602) 751-8423 or email at [email protected]