Las Vegas, NV -- The top three kart drivers at the HPV/Horstman Pro-Invitational on November 19 at the Las Vegas Karting Center are the next kart racers to enter the Series to Advance American Racing Talent program, known as STAART. Champion Phil...
Las Vegas, NV -- The top three kart drivers at the HPV/Horstman Pro-Invitational on November 19 at the Las Vegas Karting Center are the next kart racers to enter the Series to Advance American Racing Talent program, known as STAART. Champion Phil Carlson and second and third place drivers Dom De Jacomo and Robby Mott, respectively, all won prize packages that included a Jim Russell Techniques of Racing Course , an Advanced Racing Course, plus four free races in the USAC Formula Russell Championship at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. "We congratulate Phil, Dom and Robby, and look forward to welcoming them into the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School and our racing series," said Kjell Kallman, director of sales and marketing. "Jim Russell Racing is very supportive of racers who are coming up through the karting ranks and we are proud to be offering these drivers a way to move from racing karts to racing open wheeled race cars"
"After each of the drivers complete the Russell program, STAART will organize a testing session in a USF 2000 car with the best driver receiving a free race in 2001 U.S. F2000 National Championship," said Marvin Justus of Horstman Manufacturing and founder of STAART.
Last year's STAART scholarship award winner, David Mayhew, went on to win at Road America in the ACC class in his first professional race. Currently, Jim Russell Racing offers similar prize packages for the KRC Cup, SKUSA, and the Jim Hall Karting School, providing kart racers an entrance onto Russell's unique ladder system.
For more information about Jim Russell Racing, call (707) 939-7600; toll-free at (800) 733-0345.