LOCKPORT, NY (March 31, 2015) – With the 2015 New York Dirt Kart
Series schedule now set, the championship divisions that
will take part in this year’s trail have been officially
announced as of Monday.
The NYDKS, New York State’s premier karting series, will see a
total of eight championship divisions this season, with
the addition of three PRO divisions, making for an 11
class card at each series stop.
Junior divisions competing for point championships in 2015 will
consist of Jr. Red Clone, Jr. Purple Clone, Jr. Blue
Clone, as well as Jr. Restricted - Flathead Gold Plate.
Jr. Red will feature the youngest division of racing talent on
the NYDKS with racers between the ages of 6 and 10,
competing at a total minimum weight of 250 lbs. Last
season’s Red division saw an intense battle for the
championship with Tucker Wood taking top honors over
Nolan Groves and Ison Shirley.
Both Wood and Shirley are again currently registered for Jr. Red
Jr. Purple Clone will be the next step up in the Jr. divisions
for 2015 with racers ages 8 to 12, competing with a
minimum overall weight of 280 lbs. The Purple division
will be a new entry to the NYDKS this season.
Jr. Blue Clone will be the final of the three Junior Clone
classes featuring the most experienced young Clone
racers on the tour, aged 10 to 14 at 310 lbs. Oswego
Kartway regular Tyler Trump scored the Jr. Blue
championship in 2014 over Jeffrey Chapman and Dalton
Trump and Chapman will advance to Senior Clone divisions in 2015
with Slack returning as the championship favorite for
Jr. Blue this season.
The final of the four championship Jr. divisions will be Jr.
Restricted – Flathead Gold Plate. Racers in this
division are 12 to 15 years old, at 300 lbs. total. Dan
Marsden took the Gold championship one year ago over
Steve Lewis Jr. and Chapman.
Senior divisions competing for 2015 championships will be
Flathead 350, Senior Clone Lite, Senior Clone Heavy, and
Super Heavy Clone. All of these divisions are set at
ages 14 and older.
Clone Lite saw Ryan Swartz, Colin Spatorico, and Matt Chavis
battle for the title in 2014 with Swartz coming out on
top by just three points over Spatorico.
A total of 18 racers are currently pre-registered for the 340 lb.
Clone Lite division in 2015 including Spatorico, last
year’s Jr. Blue champion Trump, as well as the likes of
Todd Root, Kevin Root, Matt Farnham, and Brad Duhow.
Clone Heavy was run last season as Clone 365, also featuring a
battle between Swartz, Chavis, and Spatorico. Again, it
was Swartz emerging on top, this time over Chavis in the
runner-up position by a scant five points.
Clone Heavy, which will run at 375 lbs., has 10 pre-entries as of
press time, again featuring Spatorico, Trump, Farnham,
the Roots, as well as Ricky Pritchard – who claimed the
$1,500 top prize at Oswego’s Fall Frenzy last September.
Super Heavy Clone will run at 400 lbs. overall in 2015, with
drivers weighing a mandated 200 lbs. Last year’s
championship battle saw Jason Moll come out on top over
Brian Knox and DJ Shuman.
A popular division, 11 drivers are already pre-registered for
Super Heavy for the year including championship
contenders Moll and Knox.
The last of the Sr. championship divisions will be the Flathead
350 class, which was dominated last year by Kevin Root
over Trent Curtis and Zach Mooney.
Currently none of that trio is registered for this season, but
championship hopefuls Shuman, Duhow, and Chapman have
Separate from the 2015 championship divisions, which will score
points through the tour, are the three PRO divisions
that will compete each week for prize money only. All
PRO divisions are ages 14 and older, and in order to
compete in a PRO division the driver must also register
for a championship point division at that night’s event
One Jr. PRO division will be offered as PRO Blue Clone. This
will be for drivers ages 10 to 14 at 310 lbs.
Sr. PRO divisions will also be offered as PRO Clone and PRO
Flathead. The weight for the Clone division will be set
at 375 lbs. with the Flathead weight minimum being 350
All of these divisions will get to take to the track at the
series’ first stop on Saturday, May 16 at Allegany
Memorial Speedway in Wellsville, NY. The 1/10 mile,
high banked facility, will set the tone for the state
championship tour in 2015.
For more information on the NYDKS 2015 tour visit online at
or email President Shawn Jeffery at
The Following Are Proud Supporters of the NYDKS:
Voodoo Racing Engines,
Chavis Motorsports, Burris Racing Tire, Lazy Lakes,
J’N’E Recovery, Chase’n Race’n Illustrated, Jeffery
Machine, Root Racing Enterprises, Frontier Auto
Wrecking, Fishel Motorsports, Slack Karts, Bicknell
Racing Products, Scott Jeffery’s Performance, Atomic
Signworks, Hurricane, Performance Manufacturing, Asset
Consulting Experts, Hawk Jr. Fabrication
2015 New York Dirt Kart Series Championship/PRO Divisions
1. Super Heavy Clone Class 400 lbs. (Ages
14 and older/Driver 200 lbs w/gear)
2. Senior Clone Heavy Class 375 lbs.
(Ages 14 and older)
3. Senior Clone Lite Class 340 lbs. (Ages
14 and older)
4. Jr. Restricted Class, Flathead Gold
Plate 300 lbs. (Ages 12 - 15)
5. Jr. Purple Clone 280 lbs. (Ages 8 -
6. Jr. Blue Clone 310 lbs. (Ages 10 - 14)
7. Jr. Red Clone 250 lbs. (Ages 6 - 10)
8. Flathead 350 (Ages 14 and older)
9. Pro Clone: 375 lbs. (Ages 14 and
10. Pro Blue Clone: 310 lbs. (Ages 10 -
11. Pro Flathead: 350 (Ages 14 and