Experienced squad set to fight for victory in Stars of Karting opener Guelph, ON. -- March 7, 2005 -- FirstKart.com has put together another stellar team for the Stars of Karting opener at the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman, OK. With...
Experienced squad set to fight for victory in Stars of Karting opener
Guelph, ON. -- March 7, 2005 -- FirstKart.com has put together another stellar team for the Stars of Karting opener at the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman, OK. With drivers competing in the ICC, 80cc Junior and Junior ICA (JICA) categories, First Kart will be looking to garner victories in several pro classes.
Heading the ICC field will be First Kart rookie Daniel Morad. Morad who currently leads the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) point standings has never finished outside the top five in five ICC events. Nick Maddison will be back with the team again this year as the Canadian pilot will be competing in both the East and West championships. Maddison is coming off one of his strongest runs of his karting career at Moroso Motorsports Park and will look to keep his success going with the tuning input of Bobby Wilson. Rene Silva will also be under the tent as he looks to start his Stars season off on strong. Team newcomer Andrew Wall from Minnesota will make his move to the First Kart squad as he looks to improve from the knowledge and experience from the team.
FirstKart.com's largest fielded entry will come in the 80cc Junior class. Five drivers will look to take the victory and head to the next event with the point lead. Double WKA Daytona race winner Zach Schiff will look to keep his First Kart top five streak alive as he tries to fend off challenges from rising stars David Carmendy, David Ostella, Lucas Smith and Mike Vincec. Both Ostella and Smith are coming off Florida Winter Tour podium results and will look to do the same in Norman. Vincec is one of Canada's brightest junior drivers and currently sits 2nd in the WKA Manufactures Cup series as both he and Smith will compete for several national championships in '05.
British Columbia's Arly Irish and five-time Colombian national champion Gustavo Yacaman will do battle in the JICA category. Irish, who has several championships at the regional level will take the step and compete nationally in 2005. Yacaman will look to continue his '05 success as the young Colombian currently leads the Rotax Junior points standings in the Florida Winter Tour. The Trevor Daley tuned chassis has reached the top step of the podium in three of four races.
2005 is going to be an exciting year for the team as First Kart North America will travel to all East and West coast events in the Stars of Karting Championship, the World Karting Association Manufactures Cup and the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship.