Sodi Kart, G-Phactory join forces

Sodi Kart and G-Phactory Join Forces Boynton Beach, FL (February 2, 2007):Sodi Racing USA has achieved a major feat in expanding its distribution and racer services network by partnering with leading karting outlet G-Phactory as its West Coast...

Sodi Kart and G-Phactory Join Forces

Boynton Beach, FL (February 2, 2007):Sodi Racing USA has achieved a major feat in expanding its distribution and racer services network by partnering with leading karting outlet G-Phactory as its West Coast Distributor. The alignment will significantly expand Sodi's distribution and support presence, giving it bi-coastal hubs at Sodi Kart USA headquarters in Boynton Beach, FL and G-Phactory headquarters in Orange County, CA.

The partnership will also feature a race team that will participate in all 2007 Snap-on Stars of Karting events, as well as the Gatorz Cup and Pro Kart Challenge. Terry Lawrence, Sodi Racing USA's racing division President, was thrilled with the alignment. "The partnership we've established with G- Phactory brings to light a lot of our efforts to expand the Sodi brand here in North America. I'm excited for the future and how this will help us to step up our game on the track and in our distribution of Sodi products. The 2007 season is gearing up to be a great year for Sodi in North America with our new alignment." Sodi Kart owner Gildas Merian and United States Importer Peter Bekkers were also pleased with the alliance, "We really think that Terry has done an excellent job getting the Sodi brand established in the U.S. racing market. The alignment with the Gieblers will serve to continue all of our objectives."

G-Phactory's principals include Everett Giebler and Glenn Zeen. Everett is one of the nation's top karting tuners, and has overseen winning efforts in the Stars of Karting, WKA, IKF, and CIK series for the last ten years. "This new alliance brings us together with the most innovative karting manufacturer in the industry. They are on the forefront of new technology with their research and development. We are proud to partner with Sodi Kart to showcase their products at the top level of karting in the U.S., the Stars of Karting series." Phil Giebler will play a key role in the operation as well. He is currently driving for Team USA in the A1 GP series and has a racing background that includes winning the 2005 Snap-on Stars of Karting ICA Championship, the 2006 Snap-on Stars of Karting ICC East Division Title, the 1998 CIK-FIA North American Championships in Formula A, as well as wins in Formula Renault, Formula 3, and Indy Pro Series. He expects the alignment to move G-Phactory to a new level, "I can't wait to start testing the Sodi Kart as soon as possible, We'll work hard to put Sodi Kart at the front of the pack, and continue the success we've had the past two years," said Phil from the paddock at this weekend's A1 GP race in Sydney, Australia.

The new G-Phactory/Sodi Racing USA team will make its debut at the Race of the Americas April 13-15 in Norman, OK. The race will be the opening event in the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar 2007 season. The team will announce its driver lineup in the coming weeks.

-credit: g-phactory/sodi racing

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