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TANDA RACING cadet driver Liam Flanagan and his tuner Mike Flanagan took the Praga Monster Evo to a 2nd place podium finish at ROK Cup USA's Battle at the Beach in Biloxi, MS. The track at Finish Line Karting was challenging as it consisted of tight corners and sand traps on key corners, but Liam managed to stay consistent throughout the event.
The 60cc Vortex Mini-ROK motor proved to be a stout contender all weekend long despite loading up on the young driver during the start of heat #2. As Liam was to start the race in P4 the engine loaded up causing him to start the race in last place at the flag drop. The determined driver blasted down the front straight passing 10 karts by turn 1. An accident occurred going into turn 2 and the seasoned driver worked passed the melee to gain 6 more positions. By the completion of the heat Liam had skillfully piloted his kart into P2. The move turned a lot of people's heads prompting many other teams to quickly start working harder.
Team owner Trei Smith witnessed a CKN (Canadian Karting News) photographer asking Liam in passing "that was a great run, how did you do that?", to which Liam simply responded "I'm on a mission". That is exactly what Mike and Liam were doing, they were on a mission to get on the podium and to support the TANDA Racing team and prove the Praga product is a contender.
"I appreciate Mike Flanagan's hard work and Liam's constant effort to improve as a driver. They are both great people and great teammates. I appreciate everything they do and they are a great example of what TANDA can do as a team." - Trei Smith
ROK CUP USA
2021 Local and Regional Racing
Oklahsoma, Texas & Kansas
For 2019 TANDA welcomes 2 new Praga/Formula K drivers. Derek Proctor and Cooper Heffley.
Derek is a seasoned and experienced senior shifter driver. Cooper has been gaining experience as a senior TaG driver.
We look forward to working with both drivers for 2019 and years to come.
Our professional drivers are coaches, mechanics and mentors to our Arrive and Drive factory team members. We are here to help you have the best racing experince possible.
TANDA offers drivers race tuning services and rental equipment with the benefit of full North American factory support.
Come show your “Winning Instinct” with our team.
ROK Cup USA FWT, Festivals, Series and US Finals
KART Mid-America Road Race Series & WKA
Local and regional events by customer request
This year the TANDA RACING Pro-Team is working on trackside support and driver coaching for our youth teams and customers at club races and series races in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. We also have many opportunities available for arrive and drive team participation at major events for ROK Cup USA, KART Road Racing, and Texas ProKart, contact Trei Smith for more information.
TANDA RACING Affiliate Dealer WC Racing worked during the winter to setup and prep some new chassis from TANDA RACING and the IPK North American importer Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP). WC Racing started the opening race of the season at NHKA in New Hampshire and had a great run.
Driving his Praga Monster Evo to a 1st place finish, Caleb Comi gave the LO206 Cadet class a driving lesson in his first outing in his new chassis. Caleb said he was extremely happy with how the new chassis performed, "It's the best chassis I've ever driven...".
Wyatt Comi started the day off strong in P1 for the LO206 Jr. class, but fell to mid pack while trying to learn the track and the new chassis. After a call to TANDA RACING team owner Trei Smith and some rear track width adjustments from Dad, Wyatt took the Praga Dragon Evo 2 up to 2nd place in the final. The young driver just needed to trust the new chassis, drive it a little harder and commit to making passes. In the end Wyatt said to his dad (and team tuner) "Trei said that they make bodywork and stickers everyday...".
From all of your team mates here at TANDA RACING, congrats guys and we hope you have many more victories in 2019. Looking forward to working, supporting, coaching and racing with you.
TANDA RACING has been honored to spend our 2019 racing season at the ROK CUP USA Festival races and Nationals at the RIO in Las Vegas. Thanks to Garett Potter, Robbie, Ursula and the rest of the staff for continuing to host the best competitive racing events in USA kart racing. Head over to rokcupusa.com .
TANDA RACING has been honored to open our 2019 racing season at the ROK CUP USA FLORIDA WINTER TOUR. Thanks to Garett Potter, Robbie, Ursula and the rest of the staff for putting on the best competitive racing series event in USA kart racing. Head over to rokcupusa.com and come join our team at one of these great racing events. Thanks to kart360 for putting these amazing videos out!