With only two races left in the 2015 season for the Sanzaru Games Karting Championship, many class championship races tightened up after the completion of Race #7. The tight and demanding Reverse Sprint track configuration proved to be a real challenge to many of the racers with some of the top drivers struggling to keep up and other drivers having their best drives of the year. A special feature of the race day was the addition of top Formula E and former F1 driver Jerome D’Ambrosio to the EVO Electrics class. Jerome was visiting the Bay Area to work with EVO class developer Richard Hilleman, who offered Jerome the chance to drive an EVO kart.
Matt Cresci qualified on pole ahead of Marcos Ramirez and Richard Hilleman. Formula E driver Jerome D’Ambrosio did not qualify as he just entered the event at the last moment. In the first heat, Cresci took the early lead ahead of Ramirez and Hilleman with D’Ambrosio getting his first time in the kart working his way up to 4th then settling for 5th in the end. In the end, it was Cresci for the win, newcomer Jimmy Casey working his way through to take 2nd and Ramirez 3rd.
In the second heat, Cresci again took the early lead ahead of Ramirez with D’Ambrosio getting used to the kart and working his way to 3rd, then passing Ramirez. In the end, Cresci takes the win, D’Ambrosio 2nd and Ramirez 3rd.
In the Main, Cresci took the lead off the start with D’Ambrosio’s race coming to an end right after the start due to electrical failure. Cresci remained in control of the pace of the race and drove on to a 3 second win, Ramirez 2nd, Casey 3rd and Charles Stimmler 4th. Sanzaru Bucks of $100/$50/$25 were awarded to the top three drivers.