Stars of Karting : Lacroix, Last Round at Road America St-Eustache, Quebec, August 18, 2004. -- The last round of the highly competitive Stars of Karting series will be held this weekend in Wisconsin at the famous Road America complex. Kevin ...
Stars of Karting : Lacroix, Last Round at Road America
St-Eustache, Quebec, August 18, 2004. -- The last round of the highly competitive Stars of Karting series will be held this weekend in Wisconsin at the famous Road America complex. Kevin Lacroix, the 15 year-old driver from Saint-Eustache will try to earn his second consecutive win and close the 20-point gap from the points leader. Never so far this season has Kevin felt this strong and been so determined to win against the ICC veterans and their works machines. The ultimate goal is obviously the championship after the Orlando round in late September.
"We're trying to stack our cards with all the wild cards, says Sylvain Lacroix, Kevin's father. We will test with our engineer in order to get ready for both finals. Kevin started slowly this year like he did last year but he gets stronger as the season progresses. This is what he did last year when he won the 80cc class and we think he could pull the trick once more this year."
New Maxter engine
Lacroix will benefit from a new generation of Maxter engines for the Mid-West event. "Maxter is a newcomer in North America in this class and we have worked with the manufacturer in the Open Masters Series in Italy and the Stars. We are getting more power out of the little banger and that improves the power/weight ratio. We think Kevin will have a better machine but the job remains his to drive to the finish line."
End of season in Florida
After a few hesitations, the series has decided to host the Grand Finale at Disneyland in Florida at the end of September. Now part of the ladder system for the Indy Racing League, the last round was supposed to be staged with an IRL race, but finally the Florida venue was chosen.
Official driver for PSL Karting, a North-American top-rated team, Kevin Lacroix runs in the 2004 Stars of Karting International series, the Italian Open Master Championship and the Coupe du Quebec Championship. SKF MotorSports, Raybestos, Tenneco, Pennzoil, Auto Parts Plus, Reseau Uni-Select and Pièces d'Auto Lacroix, CRG chassis, Maxter Motors, Alpine Star sportswear and Vega Tires are his suppliers and help him participate in these series.