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 THE LATEST DRIVER INFORMATION
 ROBERT KNIPE - rknipe@mmracingkarts.com
Birth Date: May 23, 1974
Birthplace: Trenton, MI
Hobbies: Karting, Mountain biking
Philosophy: There is only one way to have a chance to become the best, work harder than the rest.
Admired Drivers: Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher
Favorite Tracks: East Lansing (Kart), Road America
Favorite Class: ICA
Inspirational Quote: "Speed? Really the whole process is the reverse of speed, how to eliminate it. It doesn't exist for me except when I am driving poorly. Then things seem to be coming at me quickly instead of passing in slow motion and I know I'm off form." -Jackie Stewart
Training:
  • 1993 attended the Skip Barber Racing School 3-day competition course at Road America in Wisconsin.
  • 1994-95 completed multiple practice sessions at various track locations.
  • 1996-98 competed in the Skip Barber Regional Formula Dodge Championship, finishing in the top ten and had multiple podiums including a track record at Road America with a win in 1998.
  • 1999 Multiple test sessions in the Barber Dodge Pro Series at Sebring International Raceway.
  • 2001-present currently working as an instructor for Track Time Inc. for the Marlboro Racing School and racing karts in the Midwest region.
 
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 THE LATEST DRIVER RACE SEASON INFORMATION
 DRIVING STATISTICS
Chassis:
Motors:
Classes:
MMR-TAG
Yamaha KT100, Parilla Formula A Rotory Valve, PRD Fireball TAG 
Sr. Sportsman, Yamaha Light/Medium/Heavy, TaG
TRACK RACE DATE CLASS GEARING LBS LAPS FINISH PTS FASTEST
LAP
2009 SEASON
Jackson 9/3/2009 Sr. Sportsman Heavy 2-disk Dry 10:92 365 15 2nd 180 21.89
Jackson 9/3/2009 Sr. Sportsman Heavy 2-disk Dry 10:92 365 10 3rd heat 21.98
Jackson 9/3/2009 Sr. Sportsman Heavy 2-disk Dry 10:92 365 10 6th heat 22.50
Grosse Ile 6/7/2009 Yamaha Sportsman - Heat 2 2-disk Dry 10:84 365 8 2nd 175 42.896
Grosse Ile 6/6/2009 TaG Pro  2-disk Dry 11:? 385 10 1st 1st 39.631
Grosse Ile 6/6/2009 TaG Pro 2-disk Dry 11:? 385 8 3rd heat 39.951
Jackson 5/23/2009 Sr. Sportsman Heavy  2-disk Dry 10:89 362 15 2nd 179 ?
Jackson-full course reverse 4/16/2009 TaG (Cheetah)  2-disk Dry 10:88 355 N/A Practice N/A 36.75
2007 SEASON
Flat Rock 9/16/2007 Yamaha Sportsman  2-disk Dry 10:89 350 10 2nd N/A 22.90
Grosse Ile 6/3/2007 TaG USA - Heat 3 ? 380 10 2nd 175 39.666
Grosse Ile 6/3/2007 TaG USA - Heat 2 ? 380 10 3rd 155 43.292
Grosse Ile 6/3/2007 TaG USA - Heat 1 ? 380 10 3rd 155 39.068
Grosse Ile 6/3/2007 Yamaha Sportsman - Heat 3  2-disk Dry 10:76 335 15 1st 200 42.277
Grosse Ile 6/3/2007 Yamaha Sportsman - Heat 2  2-disk Dry 10:76 335 15 2nd 175 43.710
Grosse Ile 6/3/2007 Yamaha Sportsman - Heat 1  2-disk Dry 10:? 335 15 3rd 155 46.867
Jackson 5/4/2007 Yamaha Sportsman  2-disk Dry 10:89 335 10 4th heat ?
Jackson 5/4/2007 Yamaha Sportsman  2-disk Dry 10:89 335 10 DNF heat ?
Fremont 4/28/2007 Yamaha Sportsman  2-disk Dry 10:89 335 N/A Practice N/A 22.69
2006 SEASON
Jackson 4/21/2006 Freedom Kart 2 Cycle Challenge Clutch 10:87 360 30  2nd ? 22.22
2005 SEASON
Jackson 10/1/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15  2nd 199 ?
Jackson 9/24/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15 7th 118 21.67
Lansing 6/19/2005 TAG Clutch 11:90 360 15 4th ? ?
Jackson 5/21/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15 1st ? 22.16
Jackson 5/21/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15 3rd heat 22.19
Jackson 5/21/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15 2nd heat 22.16
Jackson 5/14/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15 2nd heat 22.22
Jackson 5/14/2005 Yamaha Sportsman Clutch 10:87 335 15 2nd heat 22.45
2004 SEASON
Jackson 10/9/2004 Yamaha Sportsman Direct Drive 10:86 335 15 2nd   ?
Jackson 9/4/2004 Yamaha Sportsman Direct Drive 10:89 335 15 DNF   ?
Jackson 5/26/2004 Yamaha Sportsman Direct Drive 10:86 335       22.69
Jackson 5/22/2004 Yamaha Sportsman Direct Drive 10:89 335 15 1st   ?
Lansing ?/2004 Yamaha Sportsman Direct Drive 10:89 335 ? 3rd   ?
Fremont 08/06/2003 Yamaha Sportsman Direct Drive 10:91 335   practice   23.89
 

 DRIVER PHOTOS
 ROBERT KNIPE - CLICK ON THUMBNAIL FOR LARGER PHOTO
  
 

Grosse Ile race 2007 (1st in Yamaha Can, 2nd in Tag)

Rob Practicing w/Todd @ Jackson - Part 1
Rob Practicing w/Todd @ Jackson - Part 2
                  
Rob Practicing w/Todd @ Jackson - Part 3


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