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FIRSTKART.COM 2007 DRIVER LINEUP "FirstKart.com puts together stellar team for assault on National Championship" Brownsburg, IN. -- March 28, 2007 -- First Kart North America and First Kart USA are please to announce the FirstKart.com ...

FIRSTKART.COM 2007 DRIVER LINEUP

"FirstKart.com puts together stellar team for assault on National Championship"

Brownsburg, IN. -- March 28, 2007 -- First Kart North America and First Kart USA are please to announce the FirstKart.com driver line-up for the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series. With drivers competing in Intercontinental C (ICC), Junior Intercontinental A (JICA), Cadet and the Spec Racer categories, First Kart will be looking to garner victories and championships in almost every series class.

Competing under the FirstKart.com Race Team tent will be:

Alan Rudolph -- ICC -- First/SRA TM -- East and West

Brendan Langlois -- JICA - First/Woltjer Parilla -- East and West

Spencer Pigot -- JICA -- First/Woltjer Parilla -- East and West

Phil De La O -- JICA -- First/Woltjer Parilla -- East and West

James Michael Sullivan -- Cadet -- First/Pitts -- East and West

Zach Beard -- Spec Racer -- First/Adkins Parilla -- East and West

Kristine Daggett -- Spec Racer -- First/Adkins Parilla - East

The FirstKart.com race team enters 2007 determined and ready to fight for titles. Veteran pilot Alan Rudolph will lead the squad into Norman, OK and will look to start the season off right. In his only race on a First Kart last season, Rudolph had an impressive run in the SuperPro class at the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals in Las Vegas finishing in P8. Rudolph started the final deep in the field but was able to methodically work his way forward to finish eighth claiming the third quickest lap time of the event.

Brendan Langlois and Spencer Pigot enter 2007 as two drivers to beat in the JICA category. Both Langlois and Pigot have scored victories at the 2007 Florida Winter Tour and miles of testing have been completed in preparation for the season. Langlois enters the title chase as one of the favorites to claim the crown while rookie pilot Pigot will look to impress at the national level and take a shot at the championship. Joining Langlois and Pigot in JICA will be Arizona driver Phil De La O. De La O has been tearing up the ranks at the regional level and will make the jump to national level competition in 2007.

Second year Cadet pilot James Michael Sullivan will be back behind the wheel of a First Kart and will make a run at the National Championship. The Colorado resident scored strong results throughout 2006 as he will look to continue and improve on his successes in '07.

Florida Winter Tour round four victor Zach Beard will chase the title in '07 by competing in both the East and West coast championships. Beard has proven that he has the speed to compete with the big dogs and run at the front of the pack. Beard will be joined by Illinois driver Kristine Daggett in the Spec Racer class. Daggett will be competing in her second year of national level competition and will look to challenge for the Championship

Tentatively absent from the FirstKart.com driver lineup is 2006 Spec Racer runner-up Eric Gerrits. The talented Ontario pilot will compete regionally in 2007 in Rotax Senior and DD2 classes in the hopes to solidify a qualifying position to the Rotax World Finals in Dubai. Gerrits will compete on a limited national level racing schedule

2007 is going to be an exciting year for the team as the FirstKart.com race team will travel to all East and West coast events in the Stars of Karting Championship, the World Karting Association Manufactures Cup and the Florida Winter Tour. Arrive and Drive opportunities are available for any interested parties.

-credit: fk

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Series Kart
Drivers Alan Rudolph , Phil De La O , Spencer Pigot