MONTE CARLO, MONACO --- A broken throttle cable in the final 25 minutes of The Six Hours of Monte Carlo kart endurance race ended any hope of a podium finish for the USF3 team. The top USF3 entry, piloted by Rino Mastrarnardi, PaulJenkins, and Cary Capparelli, ran in the third position at the two hour, three hour,four hour and five hour marks.
A second USF3 entry, raced by Keith Duesenberg, Aaron De Angelis, and Jenkins fell out of contention early.
With about 30 minutes remaining and just prior to the last driver change, Capparelli struck a large bird on the track apparently damaging the throttle cable. The cable broke completely immediately after Jenkins took over the kart with 25 minutes left. The teams spent the next 15 minutes in the pits getting the kart re-paired; falling from 5th place to 15th place.
The USF3 entries were in association with Chicago-based sports marketing company Omni Sport Ltd.