David Jurca of Federal Way, Washington won the opening round of the Eastern Stars of Karting Senior National class in Ocala, Florida. Jurca, who received a fair amount of press for his impressive drives in the VW Jetta TDI Cup last season, is back in the karting ranks full-time for 2009 and looking to continue his dominance.
The Senior National class looks to be the strongest class thus far into the 2009 season, and even featured a few open wheel names such as Cyndie Allemann (5th) and Dan Wheldon (6th).
The 23-year-old Italian Motors driver also competed in the KF2 class where he finished the event in 2nd place. It's nice to see David back in karts full-time for 2009, but it would be great to see him find the funding to get back into formula car racing if possible. He has been impressive every time I've seen him drive, whether it's karts, open wheel cars, or sports cars.
(photo: courtesy of Todd McCall)