Endurance Karting's Team USA to Compete in Le Mans 24 Hour Race HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 18, 2006)--Racers all over the world dream of racing at Le Mans. Endurance Karting will make that dream a reality for some racers, as it will ...
Endurance Karting's Team USA to Compete in Le Mans 24 Hour Race
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 18, 2006)--Racers all over the world dream of racing at Le Mans. Endurance Karting will make that dream a reality for some racers, as it will represent the United States in the 24 Heures du Mans endurance kart racing event at Alain Prost Circuit June 30 to July 2, 2006.
Endurance Karting has competed in the 24 Hours of Evora in Portugal, scoring podium finishes in three of its four attempts. In order to diversify its participants' racing resumes, the organization will visit the nine-turn French track, located two hours from Paris.
"I am very excited about going to this race, going to this legendary track and getting to meet new and friendly competition," said Johan Schwartz, Endurance Karting president. "We are looking for a new challenge this year, and I don't think we will be disappointed."
Forty teams participated in the 2005 Le Mans 24 Hour race, and event organizers expect a similar kart count this year. Teams from New Zealand, Cyprus, Palestine, Isle of Man, England and a BAR Honda F1 team are scheduled to compete this year.
Endurance Karting will bring three teams to France: Team Eagle, Team Spirit and Team Red, White and Blue. Two teams have been filled, but Endurance Karting is seeking drivers for its third team. Karts will be provided by event organizers. Each kart has dual Honda engines flanking the driver and mounted on a Biz chassis. The engine and chassis combination provides excellent torque as the driver exits the turns. Positions on Team USA are open to novice racers with limited racing experience.
"This is not just for professional drivers; everyone can participate," Schwartz said. "A lot of people will see their dreams come true by racing at Le Mans."