WKA: CSOT: Megenbier makes chassis change for 2004

Melrose Park, IL -- With the 2004 racing season quickly approaching, 12-year-old karting star and seventh-grader at Stevenson School in Chicago's Melrose Park suburb, Timmy Megenbier will be making the switch to a Birel chassis for his attack on...

Melrose Park, IL -- With the 2004 racing season quickly approaching, 12-year-old karting star and seventh-grader at Stevenson School in Chicago's Melrose Park suburb, Timmy Megenbier will be making the switch to a Birel chassis for his attack on the WKA and CART Stars of Tomorrow racing series. Megenbier will be working closely with the MRP Motorsport/Birel team and top tuner, Tim Lobaugh. Lobaugh has guided numerous drivers to championship victories in the past few seasons.

"We are looking for young drivers with good ability and an eagerness to win," said Garry Lobaugh, owner of MRP Motorsport. "Timmy is that such individual and has a strong parental commitment as well. He is a kid who is ready to help where he can and we are looking forward to helping his effort to compete for National Championships."

Though switching to a new team for the 2004 season, Megenbier is no rookie as this will be his seventh season in competitive karting and he is a WKA National and Grand National Champion and most recently finished 12th out of 60 drivers at the SKUSA (Superkarts! USA) SuperNationals in Las Vegas, NV. Megenbier will continue with the 80cc Jr. shifterkart program and compete in the World Karting Association's (WKA) Manufacturers Cup Championship. The young pilot will also enter the CART Stars of Tomorrow series to compete in JICA (Junior Intercontinental 'A'), a class designed as a stepping-stone to direct drive karting that is most popular in the European karting community.

"I am really looking forward to racing on a Birel for next season," said Megenbier. "I will be doing whatever I can to stay out front this year for all of my sponsors, on and off the track. I am very happy to be working with MRP and Tim. They have been so successful and I hope to have the same success in 2004."

Megenbier will utilize Birel's Q31 chassis with Woltjer engines in 2004 with support from MRP Motorsport, importer for the World Championship chassis manufacturer. In addition to MRP, Megenbier will also retain his primary sponsor from 2003, Morse Caliper as well as EMCO Gear, Rahal Foods, Bell Helmets, DeCal Works and Racing Optics. For more information regarding Timmy Megenbier call 1-708-243-9402.

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