CSOT: First Kart NA team Florida, round three preview

Team First Kart will look to be a threat for several race wins in the Stars of Tomorrow East Round ...

Team First Kart will look to be a threat for several race wins in the Stars of Tomorrow East Round #3

TORONTO, ON. (SEPTEMBER 16, 2003) -- The First kart North America Race Team is prepped and ready to compete for several National race wins this coming weekend in round #3 of the East Coast Stars of Tomorrow championship series. The 103rd Street Motorsports Complex in Jacksonville, FL will be the home for the final round that will crown the East Coast champions in their respective classes and help give series competitors the best opportunity to compete head-to-head with the West Coast drivers for the overall series title in Fontana, California.

First Kart factory pilot Bobby Wilson of Dousman, WI. will look to add to his already insurmountable East Coast point lead in the ultra competitive ICC championship class. Wilson, who is firing on all cylinders and who has already clinched the East title with three race wins in four events, will look to make his life a little easier in the overall championship finale that will take place in late October. The shifterkart star is already guaranteed to enter Fontana with the overall championship point lead and will look to improve on his recent successes this year which saw him garner two top 3 finishes including a demanding feature win earlier on in the 2003 season.

Joining Wilson in the headline ICC class are team pilots Darin Marcus and James Hinchcliffe. Gearbox rookie Marcus and aspiring F2000 star Hinchcliffe have both been very strong all season long showing the speed and talent needed to win at the national level but without the motorsports luck, it has proven to be impossible. Both having fluke mechanical difficulties while in the hunt for race wins, they will continue to look to change their ultra fast qualifying runs into consistent front of the pack finishes. Both of these drivers will look to have a shift in momentum as the season winds down and the years most prestigious come to the forefront. Multi-time Canadian Grand National champion Marco Di Leo of Markham, ON will also make the long trek South to compete in the ICC division and show support to his fellow teammates.

Previous Stars of Tomorrow race winner and championship contender Nelson Mason will look to show his stuff in the 80cc Junior category. 15 year-old Mason has proven that he is a threat for the win at each and every event and will look to stay in the championship fight. Nelson's brother and current European F3 pilot Jesse Mason, will look to keep in shape and hone his skills during an off weekend by competing in the 125cc Rotax-Max class. The elder Mason was the Canadian Formula Vee champion in 2000 taking 12 of 14 series victories and will look to put in a first place run in his only karting event to date in the 2003 season.

"I believe that we have one of the most talented teams on the tour" stated First Kart Director of Operations Tony Ventresca. "With some strong performances from our drivers and with a little racing luck, I really believe that we can walk a way with race wins in three different classes."

Interested parties can view Stars of Tomorrow up-to-date race results, point standings and press releases online at www.cartstars.com

To obtain more information on First Kart North America, sponsorship opportunities or for general inquires on karting including how to get into kart racing please contact Tony Ventresca at the First Kart North America head office toll free at 1-888-884-4851. For immediate product information visit First Kart online at www.firstkart.com

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Series Kart
Drivers Jesse Mason , Darin Marcus , Bobby Wilson , James Hinchcliffe