Chris Klostriech doubled up during the second Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series weekend of 2023, claiming both Jr. Comp Wallys at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix. Viviana Balcena (age 6-9), Jace Renoll (10-12), Aeirn Rogers (13-14), and Paige Smith joined Klostriech in Saturday’s winner’s circle. Caden Oliveira (6-9), Parker Schroeder (10-12), Justice Brown (13-14), and Katelyn Torres (15-17) were the other Sunday winners.
Here are final-round results/photos from the weekend:
Viviana Balcena turned a reaction-time advantage of more than a tenth into an 11.878 to 11.858 win against Ariana Vizuet in the 6-9 title round.
Jace Renoll picked up his second win of the season when he topped Mason Tulk in the 10-12 class final, 8.997 to 9.091.
Reese Poe got off the starting line first in the 13-14 age-group final round, but she carried too much momentum and broke out with a 7.885. That opened the door for Aerin Rogers, who won with a 7.949.
A perfect .000 light helped lift Paige Smith to victory in the 15-17 bracket title round. After the perfect reaction, Smith clocked an 8.093 to best the 7.996 of Katelyn Torres.
After leaving the starting line first in the Jr. Comp final, Chris Klostriech defeated Carlie Ball, 7.004 to 6.825, to claim his first Wally of the weekend.
Caden Oliveira picked up his third 6-9 age-group win of the 2023 season when he stopped a red-lighting Rykey Rojel in the final. Oliveira posted a 12.004 on his victory lap.
A foul start also determined the outcome in the 10-12 category title round. This time, Blaine Denunzio left too soon, turning the win light on in the lane of Parker Schroeder, who ran an 8.872 on his way to the win.
Justice Brown earned his second 13-14 class Wally of 2023 when he denied Aerin Rogers a second weekend win. Brown was first off the starting line, then ran a 7.945 to defeat the 7.987 of Saturday winner Rogers.
After coming up short in Saturday’s final, Katelyn Torres went the distance on Sunday, defeating Jacob Collins in the 15-17 class title round, 7.947 to 7.936.
Chris Klostriech completed the Jr. Comp sweep when he defeated Jack Highley on a 6.932 to 6.910 holeshot in the final.