GUELPH, ON. -- (June 23, 2004) The First Kart North America race team is en route to Trane Motor Speedway in Sheridan, IL in preparation for the Superkarts! USA Pro Moto Tour East Round ...
GUELPH, ON. -- (June 23, 2004) The First Kart North America race team is en route to Trane Motor Speedway in Sheridan, IL in preparation for the Superkarts! USA Pro Moto Tour East Round #2. Taking place at one of the most picturesque tracks in North America, the First Kart squad will look to continue with the success that they have had so far in 2004
Heading the six driver race team into Norway will be current SuperPro points leader and Jacksonville race winner Darin Marcus. The sophomore pilot will look to once again lead his team to victory at his home track and very demanding circuit. Nick Maddison of Calgary, Alberta and Jimmy Moriarty of Houston, TX, will contest in the ultra competitive S1 division as the duo will work together to find the speed to be upfront. Moriarty is coming off a couple of strong runs at the Austin Grand Prix and the SWRA event in Hallett, OK.
The twosome of Michael Vincec and Lucas Smith will do battle in the 80cc Junior category. Both Canadian drivers our coming off a strong result two weeks ago at the Mosport Grand Prix as Vincec led Smith to the checkered for a First Kart 1-2 finish. The speed for these drivers has been there all year round and in Norway, they will hope to have some of that racing luck.
First Kart North America will also have a driver in the G1 division for the first time this year on the East coast. Jim Moriarity, father of S1 driver Jimmy, will look to put his SwedeTech powered First Kart upfront.
This will not be the first time this week the First Kart team will be on track as the truck and trailer left this past Sunday for a two week trip. Marcus, Moriarty and Maddison accompanied by 02' Shifter Kart Illustrated Tuner of the Year Terry Ventresca, Mike Maurini, A.J. Whisler and BMW driver Trevor Daley all completed an important test at the New Castle Motorsports Park. In preparation for the Stars of Karting event that will be held there in two weeks time the team tested on changing track conditions both Monday and Tuesday. All three of the First Kart drivers were pleased with their progress and put down some quick times that will be competitive for the pole and the win next weekend. After the Norway event the team will head to Road America for another two day test before returning to New Castle to complete the 15 day road trip.
The First Kart squad will hit the track again on Thursday morning for unofficial practice in Norway. For up-to-date news, press releases and results for the Superkarts! USA Pro Moto Tour, visit the series website at www.superkartsusa.com.