RPG brings strong 16 driver line-up to series finale”


Photo: RPG Masters Max driver Billy Cleavelin at previous US Open event. Cleavelin is currently 1st in championship standings.

Photo by: Cody Schindel- Canadian Karting News

November 1, 2016Rolison Performance Group looks to add more wins, podiums, and championships to their resume at the final round of the Sofina Foods US Open series in Las Vegas, Nevada. With an exciting line-up of 16 drivers from all over North America and Australia, the team is ready to battle in the Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior, and Masters Max categories.

“The team is ready to produce strong results for the series finale in Vegas,” says team owner Mike Rolison. “We have a great line-up of drivers in all categories, giving us great odds at earning wins and podium finishes. We will be working hard to secure the championships we are in contention for. I am confident in the drivers we have on our team and I think we will be able to produce some impressive results this weekend.”

RPG will have a strong presence in the Junior Max category with six drivers entered. Hannah Greenemeier (USA) will head into Vegas looking for another podium finish after her third place finish in Utah. Teammates Jacob Gulick and Alexis Apodaca, both USA drivers, will be looking for strong runs to close out the series. Australian driver Reece Cohen sits fifth in the championship standings, with a thin margin separating him from the third place position. He will be driving hard all weekend for a shot at standing on the championship podium. RPG drivers Travis Worton (AUS) and Tyler Kozma (CAN) will also be battling in the Junior Max category.

Billy Cleavelin (USA) and Mike Groff (USA) will be competing in the Masters Max division. Cleavelin looks to stand atop the podium again in Vegas after finishing first at the US Open of Utah. He also sits first place in the series championship standings, and will be battling hard to secure the title. Groff, the winner of the Masters Max US Open ticket from the Can-Am Karting Challenge, is striving to have as much success this weekend as he did in the Can-Am series.

In Senior Max, Canadian Kellen Ritter sits in third place in the championship standings after an impressive fourth place finish in the US Open of Utah. Ritter will be fighting to maintain his position in hopes to stand on the championship podium to close out the series. Australian Shay Mayes and American Carson Kapica will also run in the Senior Max category.

RPG driver Josh Pierson (USA) will aim for another podium finish in the Micro Max division in Vegas after his third place finish in Utah. He is currently second in the championship standings, with a small margin separating him and first place. Pierson will be working hard all weekend to close the gap and have a chance at securing the championship title. Graham Trammell (USA) will be competing in the Micro Max class as well, this being his first US Open race of his racing career. Shawn Kozma (CAN), winner of the Micro Max US Open ticket at the Can-Am Karting Challenge series, will be looking for a solid run in the Micro Max division. Australian Angus Giffen and American Rafe Abdulali will represent the RPG team in the Mini Max division. Both will be looking for strong results to close out their seasons.

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Rolison Performance Group (RPG) is national level karting team based out of Wilsonville, Oregon. RPG competes nationally at the Rotax US Open, Florida Winter Tour, Challenge of the Americas, and SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) programs, as well as at a regional level at the Can-Am Karting Challenge and SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge events. For more information about driver programs, visit or contact Mike Rolison at 503-260-4514.




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