DPE Release 'Vegas' Chassis Ahead of Schedule

press release 7 February 2014

Success of prototype kart forces early release of a performance update to CIK 30mm model

Throughout 2013 we had been working with our European chassis material supplier to improve the performance of our CIK kart. After finding substantial improvements, we produced a handful of prototype karts which were raced at what has become arguably the biggest and most prestigious kart event in the world, the SKUSA “Super Nats” held in Las Vegas.

From the first outing at Vegas, the positive reports back to DPE headquarters were extremely encouraging. After the prototype karts topped the time sheets in several practice sessions, Nicholas Rowe & David Sera went on to bring the karts home in first & second in the final.

Above: Nicholas Rowe, David Sera & Ben Stewart charging on in Vegas
pic - Coopers Photography

Then the pressure came! Those who drove the prototype karts in Vegas begged for the kart to be available in Australia, so we delivered the request.

As in Vegas, instantly the performance of this chassis turned heads. At its first Australian race event, Brendan Nelson set pole position, some 3.5 tenths faster than the next best. He then went on to win the heats, pre final and the final by  4 seconds, ahead of Daniel Creed & Kel Treseder.

The new spec 30mm CIK model is called the  ‘Vegas’ and is now available to order in Arrow, Monaco & Deadly versions.

Above: Brendon Nelson smashed the competition at Ipswich Club Champs Round 1
pic - Darryl Hadley Photos

Above: Indy Car star Will Power leads Kip Foster and US Champion Scott Falcon
pic - Coopers Photography





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