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Dixon April 2004
Dixon March 2004
Sears Point 2002 (11.9MB)

Photographs:
8-15-04: Race Photos - courtexy of Mark Robinson
6-28-04: Race photos - courtesy of Carlos Oliveros
6-27-04: Race Photos - courtesy of Mark Robinson

Latest News from Dave's Pits:
8-15-04: Killion wins again - all but mathematically clinching the championship.
7-18-04
: Killion struggles with mechanical problems - lowest finish of the year, 3rd.
6-28-04: Killion wins both events at Dixon double header
3-7-04: Killion dominates the 80 Master class at Dixon season opener

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David Killion - Formula 80 Shifter

Sponsors:
Killion Technology Solutions, Team MMI

About David:
David is a Network Infrastructure Analyst and Project Manager for ChevronTexaco in San Ramon, CA. His passion for racing started when seeing a friend of the family race karts in Tulare, CA way back in the early 80's. Unfortunately his tour in the Navy didn't allow him to realize his dream until February 2002 when he purchased a Birel Rotax Max kart from Mayer Motorsports, since then racing has consumed his time away from work. His crew consists of his 11 year old son Jeff who assists with the wrenching on race weekends and girlfriend, Deloris.

Racing Accomplishments:
2004 - Kinsmen Kart Club Champion - Formula 80 Masters: Just simply a fabulous year for the #71 team, 5 wins and never finished off the podium. The Rocket chassis was dialed into the Kinsmen circuit, we were untouchable in all the races that we didn't have motor problems or involved in someone elses wreck.

Sophomore Year (2003): With the initial success felt in 2002 David decided to take the wheel of an 80cc Shifter in the Novice 80 class. First half of the year went very well - being in the top 3 at nearly every event he entered. Then, in keeping with the MMI mission David switched from his Birel R-31 chassis to the Rocket RK1-100, removing him from the points battles at the Dixon & Stockton clubs. 2003 Fall Classic series at Salinas, Reno and Prairie City were the final events of the year and David was going to use this time to prepare for 2004 but didn't expect a lot of results. The first weekend he put the Rocket on the track in Salinas (his first visit to that track also) he brought home a strong 2nd place finish only a half kart length from victory! The next event was Reno - same thing, right on the heels of the leader but relegated to 2nd place again. Final event of the series (Prairie City) David blew a motor on the day before the race and had to bolt on a mismatched motor to enter the event - still brought it home in 4th place out of a 16 kart field wrapping up a 2nd place finish in the Fall Classic Series championship. In the face of adversity Team MMI managed to pull it out again.

Rookie Year (2002): David's first year in karting running the Birel R-30 Rotax Max was an immediate success confirmed by over half of his finishes being on the podium. After missing the first race out at Stockton Motorplex he still managed to pull off a 2nd place finish in the championship points. He also finished 2nd in the SKUSA Sierra Region Rotax Max class.

"Winning the 2005 Kinsmen Championship was a true team effort. Between Wes [Boswell] and Scotty they managed to overcome some issues that a many teams would have struggled with. It is fantastic to have the support of such a talented driver as Wes and a shop like Mayer Motorsports!"
-David Killion, 2005

What does the future hold?
The 80 ShifterKart is sold and the new Rocket/SGM ICC 125 ShifterKart is ready to hit the track. Looking to do a couple of road races (Thunderhill and Sears Point) in 2005 and possibly do the full series of road racing in 2006.

Other Hobbies:
David has a passion for electronics and computers, he runs his own IT consulting firm that specializes in networking solutions for small to medium sized businesses. David is the webmaster for 2 NorCal Clubs (Kinsmen Kart Club & Stockton Motorsports) as well as Pence Motorsports, Mayer Motorsports and Mark Robinson Photography.

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