Karns Performance Racing Announces Riders for 2023 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Season
Mechanicsburg, PA – January 30, 2023
Karns Performance is proud to announce it will field Chris Clark #27 and Elisa Gendron-Belén #78 in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship.
Returning to the Team is Chris Clark (@chris.clark.racing) who in his fourth year of racing and secured 17 top-five finishes across multiple series, including North America Talent Cup. Chris also competed in select rounds of MotoAmerica Junior Cup in 2022 with four top-10 finishes. Chris also competed in various club races where he finished with nine podiums in 10 races including three wins. Chris was also one of five Americans invited to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Selection Event in Modena, Italy.
Chris Clark: “I am excited to be returning with Karns Performance Racing for the 2023 season alongside Elisa. I am really looking Forward to a competitive season against some talented riders. I am ready to work hard and hope to get the results we are looking for.”
Joining the team is Elisa Gendron-Belén (@elisa_gendron.belen) who has proven to be competitive with multiple regional titles in ASRA/CCS racing over the past two seasons clinching 40 podiums in 40 races in 2022. She also participated in the past two seasons as a fully sponsored rider in the International Latin American Women’s Cup in Mexico, with an overall top-10 finish among eligible women from as many as 20 countries. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to race motorcycles. She is always ready with a quick smile and a word of encouragement to her competitors.
Elisa Gendron-Belén: “I am proud to be joining Karns Performance Racing for the 2023 Junior Cup season. I can’t wait to get out on the track. I am definitely excited and motivated. I am very much looking forward to a great season with a great team.”
Jason Karns — Team Owner: “To say our team is proud to be working with these two talented young riders is an understatement. These riders set an incredible example of what it means to be hard-working and humble both on and off the track. Both have a bright future in the world of road racing, We are truly looking forward to being part of their journey and to a great season.”
Team sponsors: Karns Performance, Mecks Autobody, Woodcraft CFM, Vortex Racing, Motorex Oils, NG Brakes, TST Racing, Vesrah, Moto-D with Bison Gear and Bilmola Helmets.