FIRSTKART.COM'S GUSTAVO YACAMAN HEADS TO ITALY FOR ITALIAN OPEN "Firstkart.com's JICA star travels across the pond to compete with factory team" Guelph, Ontario -- February 22, 2005 -- Five-time Colombian national champion, Gustavo Yacaman,...
FIRSTKART.COM'S GUSTAVO YACAMAN HEADS TO ITALY FOR ITALIAN OPEN
"Firstkart.com's JICA star travels across the pond to compete with factory team"
Guelph, Ontario -- February 22, 2005 -- Five-time Colombian national champion, Gustavo Yacaman, will head across the pond this year to compete in the Italian Open Masters Karting Championship with the First Kart factory team. The 13-year-old will have a very busy schedule in '05 as he will be competing in the Stars of Karting east and west championships with First Kart North America on non-conflicting weekends.
Yacaman, who competed with the FirstKart.com race team in '04, claimed the 3rd place position in the overall Stars of Karting series championship. Though some tough early season results hurt his chances at the overall title, Yacaman showed his sheer determination and 'don't quit' attitude to claim three feature victories and several podium results.
In 2005, the talented pilot has already secured three wins in the competitive Rotax Junior division at the Florida Winter Tour. With bold moves and unbelievable braking, Yacaman has impressed the North American karting community and helped the First Kart North America operation develop their 100cc arrive and drive package.
While overseas, Yacaman will utilize factory IAME Parilla power and will run for Gianni Bianchi of First Kart Italy. In North America, Yacaman will continue to run in the Junior ICA class for Tony Ventresca's Firstkart.com race team. With support of Goodyear Race Tires, MAC Batteries, Renault and Pony Malta, Gustavo will be gunning for several series titles.
Yacaman will be on track March 24-27th at the challenging Lonato South Garda circuit in South Garda, Italy. Interested parties can track live results and point standings online at www.cikfia.com or stay tuned to www.firstkart.com for the young phenom's race results and post-race press releases.