OCALA GRAN PRIX LOOKS TO DOMINATE WKA AND ROTAX GRAND NATIONALS "Winning team looks to continue success in important July events" July 5, 2010 -- The Ocala Gran Prix/Tony Kart race team is prepared for a busy month of July that will see the...
OCALA GRAN PRIX LOOKS TO DOMINATE WKA AND ROTAX GRAND NATIONALS
"Winning team looks to continue success in important July events"
July 5, 2010 -- The Ocala Gran Prix/Tony Kart race team is prepared for a busy month of July that will see the team crisscross the East coast to compete at several important karting events. With the first weekends of July spent in Wisconsin for the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturer's Cup and Indiana at the Rotax Grand Nationals, the team will look to score national level victories and the chance to represent the United States at the Rotax World Finals before returning to their home state for some regional level action.
Only two drivers competing at New Castle will make the long trek from the Sunshine State to the famed Road America facility for the third round of the WKA calendar and both have a shot at multiple victories. Coming off a career weekend in South Bend, female pilot Ashley Rogero will look to continue her success as she will take part in five classes while multi-time champion Nick Neri will look to stand atop the podium in four divisions. Floridian Jonathon Koytek will also be at Road America and will look to run at the front of the junior divisions.
While Neri and Rogero compete in Wisconsin, a host of Ocala Gran Prix/Tony Kart drivers will partake in the test weekend for the prestigious United States Rotax Grand Nationals. Neri and Rogero will make the seven hour trip from Road America to New Castle Motorsports Park to meet up with the squad as they look to get on track on Monday morning.
"This is a challenging few weeks for our team," stated Ocala Gran Prix's President Jorge Arellano. "We have a split squad for the first weekend and will bring everyone together for the following week. We need key personnel to be in certain places to ensure success. Not to mention the organizing of hotels, tent, catering and other stuff, the 'to do' list is endless."
While three drivers on the Ocala Gran Prix team have Rotax World Finals experience (Neri, Hodgson and Weil), OGP is bringing thirteen competitors to New Castle, Indiana with the hopes of scoring several race wins and podiums. While most of the drivers can be found competing in the Rotax Junior class, Hodgson and Neri will do battle in the Senior ranks in DD2 and Rotax Senior respectively.
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