Sigma Chi Climbs To Fourth Place Finish
Greatest Spectacle in College Racing
Billed as the “Greatest Spectacle in College Racing,” the 2013 Purdue Grand Prix was no exception. Delta Delta once again placed two carts in the 33 cart field in our attempt to make it to the checkered flag first.
Sigs Place Two Karts in Annual Event
The #9 kart driven by junior Greg Burns and the #99 kart driven by Alex Dexeus qualified in 16th and 22nd place respectively. There were 51 karts that attempted to make the field of 33. For one organization to get two karts in this race is a testimony to the Sigs hard work and determination. To support their efforts Delta Delta pulled together 20 sponsors including a number of Delta Delta alumni who continue to stay involved.
Burns Makes Late Charge
With a late charge Burns and the #9 kart slipped into 5th place on the final (160th) lap of the race. We learned shortly after the race that the kart that had placed third was disqualified following the post race tech inspection. This moved Sigma Chi up to 4th place.
Unfortunately, during the race Alex and the #99 kart were involved in a wreck that caused enough damage to remove them from the race.
Dedicated Crews Make It Happen
Along with our great alumni support, we would not have been as successful without the dedicated brothers who spent hours working on the two karts as part of the pit crews. The #9 kart’s team was led by Crew Chief David Evans while Kart #99 Crew Chiefs were John Hettinga and Brian Wehrhahn. Crew members for both teams included Spencer Owen, Josh Lizama, Brandon Meixner, Brandt Rogers, and Mack Hamilton. Drivers were Greg Burns and Alex Dexeus.
These teams are already planning ahead for another great race in 2014.