Brooke Kawell Racing Readies for 2013 LOORRS Modified Kart Championship Bid

 
 
Modified Kart racer Brooke Kawell’s new tires are a step in the right winning direction.
Modified Kart racer Brooke Kawell’s new tires are a step in the right winning direction.
There are a couple of common threads that run through the fabric of talented, up-and-coming, motorsports stars. First, they are nearly always bitten by the race bug early on in life, for Brooke Kawell it was go-karts at age five, then Trophy Kart Jr 1 events, and now 2013 marks her third year racing Modified Karts.
Brooke Kawell plans to use the experience gained over the past two years to make her third Modified Kart season the best yet.
Brooke Kawell plans to use the experience gained over the past two years to make her third Modified Kart season the best yet.


Another common denominator is racing pedigree, and Kawell’s bloodline runs rich with spirited DNA, her grandfather raced Sprint Cars and off-road vehicles, and her father was a motocross racer and a three-time Baja 1000 winner. With her physical racing foundation solidly intact, 14-year-old Kawell is now determined to shrink the competitive mental curve. And the straight-A, homeschooled, driver possesses all the tools to get that done as well.

“Last season I learned that getting a good qualifying position and a good start and staying consistent is the key,” Kawell said, “So I am going to apply that more this 2013 season. My race goals are to start getting podium finishes and get a championship in my Modified Kart.”
Brooke Kawell’s dog Idey likes racing nearly as much as her walks.
Brooke Kawell’s dog Idey likes racing nearly as much as her walks.


Kawell kicked off her 2013 season in precisely the right direction toward achieving those goals, as he reached the podium in the first round of the Southern California Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series at Glen Helen (LORORS), a subdivision of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS).
Brooke Kawell kicked off 2013 by winning the LORORS event at Glen Helen.
Brooke Kawell kicked off 2013 by winning the LORORS event at Glen Helen.


“I am heading out next weekend to Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona for the Lucas Oil Off Road series which is our national level,” said Kawell. She will take on 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in her K&N sponsored No. 508 Modified Trophy Kart.

“Looking back on my favorite highlight of the 2012 season would have to be when I finished in 4th at Las Vegas Motor speedway in the LOORRS’ national series.” She in fact cites that near podium finish as her proudest race moment so far.

When she’s not racing she’s just a regular teenager that goes for runs, walks her dog and hangs out with her family. “I also love to go for long rides on my road bike,” she adds, “It’s fun and a good way to train.” So how does she feel about being such a young female driver in a sport dominated by men? “It's no biggie! I put my shoes on the same way they do, one shoe at a time. I'm just another racer on the track.”

In pursuit of Brooke Kawell Racing’s chase for the 2013 championship only a few slight changes needed to be made to her kart. “There are a few new things that we have done to my Modified Kart,” says Kawell. “We are trying new tires and they seem to be a step in the right direction. I am still running my Honda's TRX450 motor. But, along with my continuing support from K&N, I have a lot of great new and current sponsor support and I am coming out with confidence and hoping to use my experience from my past season's to make a better season.”

Other K&N news stories about Modified Kart Racer Brooke Kawell include Fourteen-Year-Old Modified Kart Racer Brooke Kawell Anticipates Success in 2013, Brooke Kawell Currently Sits 8th in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Modified Kart Points, Brooke Kawell and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Modified Kart Division and Young California Racer, Brooke Kawell, Likes Being in the Dirt, Going Fast and Getting Trophies.

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