FELIPE GUIMARAES, KART MINI AND RDD MOTORSPORTS ARE THE '08 FWT CHAMPIONS "Guimaraes goes perfect at Ocala Gran Prix" Ocala, Florida -- March 12, 2008 -- In another stellar weekend of racing, Mario Carvalho, the owner of Kart Mini and...
FELIPE GUIMARAES, KART MINI AND RDD MOTORSPORTS ARE THE '08 FWT CHAMPIONS
"Guimaraes goes perfect at Ocala Gran Prix"
Ocala, Florida -- March 12, 2008 -- In another stellar weekend of racing, Mario Carvalho, the owner of Kart Mini and Felipe Guimaraes did an excellent job as they claimed two victories and became the 2008 Florida Winter Tour Rotax Senior champions. Along with the victory and the championship, Felipe Guimaraes was awarded an all expenses paid trip to the Rotax World Finals.
A perfect weekend was had by the team as Felipe topped every practices session, garnered two poles and two heat race wins and drove away with two feature races all while leading every lap of the weekend's competition.
"We knew Felipe had to win everything to have a chance to win the championship and that was our main focus," explained Kart Mini importer Oswaldo Negri. "We needed to be perefect and have a littlee luck and it worked out for us. We had a job to do this weekend and we came to perform."
It had been a hard hill to climb for the Kart Mini camp as Felipe missed the first two events in Homestead. Knowing that the only shot at the championship would be to sweep the final four events, Guimaraes did what he set out to do and is now the reigning FWT champion.
Negri would like to thanks Andre Serra from RDD Motorsport and Daniel Villa for the awesome Rotax motors. The North American market is very hard to enter and with the victories, Kart Mini hopes to show the world that they are not just another chassis manufacture but that they can also win races too.
Kart Mini is now looking at the 2008 racing calendar and will look to show off their product at the national level.