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
David Killion - Formula 80 Shifter
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.
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.
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!"
does the future hold?