JRCS: Russell ups support for Karting

DIAMOND BAR, CA  (June 7, 2001) - Jim Russell Racing Drivers School and Ekartingnews are proud to announce that the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School has become the Official Racing School of Ekartingnews.com. "Ekartingnews.com is the premier ...

DIAMOND BAR, CA  (June 7, 2001) - Jim Russell Racing Drivers School and Ekartingnews are proud to announce that the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School has become the Official Racing School of Ekartingnews.com.

"Ekartingnews.com is the premier karting website for results and for what's happening in this dynamic segment of motorsports," said Kjell Kallman, Director of Sales and Marketing for Jim Russell.  "This is a great opportunity to continue to build our relationship with drivers participating in all levels of karting and we look forward to working with Ekn on some fun and interesting projects."

Brian Stiver, Vice President of Business Development for Ekartingnews, was obviously excited about the new relationship. "Through their schools, race series, karting programs, and scholarship programs, Jim Russell Racing Drivers School commitment to the karting community is well-known.  We are eager to join with Jim Russell through promotions, sponsorship, and giveaways in boosting the skills of karters and the visibility of karting."

Russell will be the featured sponsor on Ekartingnews' Driver Profile section, which currently carries over 300 drivers from North America and overseas.  "Ekartingnews has a unique connection with the karters through their Driver Profile section.  We are proud to be able to support a portion of the website with such high driver interest and value to the sport.", said Kallman.

Founded in 1957 by British racing champion Jim Russell, the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School teaches the fine art of motor racing to people from all walks of life. Thousands of motoring enthusiasts graduate each year from Jim Russell Racing Schools, taking with them the experience of a lifetime. With locations worldwide, Russell's list of graduates include champions in almost every form of auto racing. World class drivers such as Jacques Villeneuve, Jimmy Vasser, Memo Gidley, Casey Mears and many more have all passed through the Russell halls on their way to successful careers in the sport.  Recent graduates from the karting ranks include Scott Speed, Phil Carlson, Landon Yee, David Mayhew, Robbie Mott, and Cory Turner.  Located at Sears Point Raceway, just north of San Francisco in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country, Jim Russell offers dozens of exciting racing and driving courses for men and women of all ages, individually tailored for novices through experienced race drivers.  Russell also offers industry leading defensive driving programs and corporate driving adventures. Jim Russell Racing Drivers School can be contacted through their new website, www.russellracing.com, email at sales@russellracing.com or telephone at 800-733-0345.

Ekartingnews.com is the premier karting news and information source. Providing comprehensive karting information, including up to date news, features, technical articles, driver profiles, event coverage and results, Ekartingnews.com details karting action regionally, nationally and internationally. Karting is a world-wide entry level motorsports class with participants ranging from local weekend racers to internationally-recognized drivers who will be tomorrow's racing stars.  Top level racers who started in karting include Michael Schumacher, Juan Montoya, Kenny Brack, Gil de Ferran, Mika Hakkinen, Paul Tracy, Max Papis, Ricky Rudd, Kevin Harvick, Sam Hornish, Jr., and Sarah Fisher.

-Russell

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Series Kart , Other open wheel
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Mika Hakkinen , Jacques Villeneuve , Kevin Harvick , Sarah Fisher , Gil de Ferran , Jimmy Vasser , Memo Gidley , Paul Tracy , Kenny Brack , Scott Speed , Sam Hornis