Chase Brunscheen is the only seven-year old boy I know who is a Rookie Race Kart driver! He’s from Dyersville, Iowa, and started racing kid karts when he was five. His new Rookie kart # 93 is overall a completely different kart than his kid kart of last year. In this Rookie Kart frame he could race up to an adult. He’d just have to change out the restrictor plate in the motor so he could go faster. The seat and pedals can be moved to adjust to his height. In 2-3 years he’ll update the chassis (frame) to stay competitive.
This new kind of kart is a far cry from the old vintage go-karts of years ago!
If you haven’t already guessed, maintaining the tires is important. After every hot laps and heat race, the tires are removed, washed and Prep is applied. That’s a solution that helps tires perform their best on a particular racing track. Of course there are different Preps for different tracks raced. The trick is to pick the best Prep for each track!
Chase has had some challenges learning his new Rookie Kart this year. Last year, his Kid Kart had tires with treads, no Prep needed, and it handled well and gripped the track. He could drive anywhere on the track pretty easily. Not so this year with his new Rookie Kart. He’s moved up to “slicks” tires. No tread! The tires and prep he uses can make the difference in winning or loosing a race. His driving skills in handling this kind of kart are impressive.
This year Chase has raced on six different tracks, and he’ll race his seventh track over Labor Day weekend in South Dakota. With the help of his Mom Shannon & Dad Brian and his many supporters, Chase will continue to race. He’s doing pretty well on the track, moving up a class and working on increasing placement and finish.
Chase is a well-rounded, energetic, talented young boy. This summer he attended two wrestling camps, a football camp, played baseball, and took swimming lessons. Football practice has started and his first game was on August 30th.
Also he’s a kid connoisseur of seafood. He loves, sushi, muscles, clams and calamari. Not to forget the many other things he loves; dinosaurs, farming, construction trucks, all kinds of animals, the Hawkeyes, LA Dodgers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Nascar driver, Kevin Harvick!
His favorite colors are green and purple, the color scheme of his Rookie Kart. The Kart number 93 is his birth date!
He’s just started the second grade. I’d say he’s a remarkable seven-year-old. His Mom & Dad think so too! Let’s hope he keeps his Rookie Kart racing up along with all his other interests and likes for many years to come. Watch out NASCAR, here comes Chase!
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September 3rd is Chase’s 7th birthday.
Let’s wish him a Happy Birthday!