Gaston and Conner Kearby had a very busy and productive October. Both, father and son drive for GK Motorsports, based in Corpus Christi, Texas.
GK Motorsports is an integrated, multi-platform racing enterprise founded in 2012 by Gaston Kearby. It currently competes in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and SCCA, NASA and SVRA series of road racing events. Its brief but rich history includes fielding NHRA Pro Stock drivers Erica Enders-Stevens and Dave Connolly, and AMA Pro XR1200 riders Kyle Wyman and 2012 Champion Michael Barnes.
|Gaston Kearby displays his Bell Helmet Trophy and Gold Medal|
When the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association wrapped up its 2014 National Championships race weekend on October 12th, Gaston Kearby was honored to be the recipient of a Bell Helmet National Championship Trophy.
"I'm pumped – this is a really great award," Kearby said. "Tony Parella has done wonders with this series and this Bell Helmet Trophy is a brilliant idea."
|Bell Helmet Trophy|
The same week Conner Kearby, was occupied at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs. At seventeen years old, Conner had become the youngest winner of this year’s SCCA National Championship Runoffs® by claiming the Formula Atlantic win.
Not to be out done by his father, Conner Kearby maneuvered his No. 56 GK Motorsports Swift 016a Mazda from sixth on the grid to third in the opening lap!
I really didn’t anticipate any of it, the younger Kerby reported. I went with the green and I saw Sedat take off and thought I could follow him. I went in with him on the inside because I was starting on the outside and this isn’t a good track to start on the outside. I followed Sedat in there, got a good move, didn’t hit anyone and it was a pretty clean start for all of us. I ran my race, set a pace and went with it.
|Formula Atlantic Podium Selfie: |
Conner Kearby, National Champion
with Second Place Sedat Yelkin
and Third Place Bruce Hamilton.
Most importantly, Conner is now also eligible for the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy Club Racer Shootout and a $75,000 ride in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup!
NASCAR Race Mom wagers there was a huge
celebration back in Corpus Christi, Texas!
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