PSL KARTING READIES FOR FLORIDA WINTER TOUR
Canadian team looking to warm-up for start of 2008 racing season
TROIS-RIVIERES, QC (January 9, 2008) -- PSL Karting will be heading to the Florida Winter Tour for the tenth straight year this coming weekend as the PSLKarting.com race team will participate in the popular 'spring training' program, looking to add to the several championships and class victories already on their resume as they prepare for the upcoming 2008 racing season. Beginning with the first round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in southern Florida this weekend, the Canadian CRG importer will have a large driver line-up, including two new pilots for '08.
Puerto Rican Chemill Mercado and Mexican Rodolfo Camarillo will now carry the PSL Karting colors for the 2008 season, beginning with the Rotax weekend of the FWT. Mercado has been on the North American karting scene as a Junior driver for the past three years and makes the move to the CRG outfit to begin his first full Senior year. This past November, Mercado qualified for the Rotax Grand Finals in Al Ain, UAE in the DD2 class and successfully transferred on to the main event. Camarillo was a podium finisher in the 2007 edition of the FWT in Rotax Senior and will look to add more running now under the PSLKarting.com tent.
Eight other drivers will be in Florida for PSL Karting. Vega Cup champion Olivier Sirois and Massimo Scotti will carry the Canadian flag in Rotax Senior, both making their second appearance at the FWT. Sirois will also run double duty, competing in DD2 alongside Mercado as well. The Lachance brothers - Denis and Martin - have their sights on the podium in Rotax Masters category along with FWT newcomer Camill Villeneuve. In the Junior division, Tommy Beshro, Jesus Rios Jr. and Christopher Ernst will complete the PSL roster. Beshro will be making his second trip to the Florida program, while Rios and Ernst will be adjusting to their new CRGs and the tough competition.
"We look forward to racing in Homestead," commented Dominic Labrecque, president of PSL Karting. "We have good drivers, the competition will be strong, but our drivers are motivated and the team is also. I am optimistic and I trust our package."