WKA: First Kart signs Derek Wagner

DEREK WAGNER JOINS THE FIRSTKART.COM RACE TEAM "Wagner to compete in multiple races during the final stages of 2007" Brownsburg, IN -- September 24, 2007 -- First Kart North America, First Kart USA along with the FirstKart.com race team ...

DEREK WAGNER JOINS THE FIRSTKART.COM RACE TEAM
"Wagner to compete in multiple races during the final stages of 2007"

Brownsburg, IN -- September 24, 2007 -- First Kart North America, First Kart USA along with the FirstKart.com race team are pleased to announce the signing of Chaska, Minnesota's Derek Wagner. The Chaska High School student will get behind the wheel of First Kart at this weekend World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup event at the New Castle Motorsports Park near Indianapolis, Indiana and compete in both the TaG and Intercontinental A (ICA) divisions.

Wagner, who is currently employed at the family business Wagner Race Products, will also compete in the Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by Indycar Series finale and the SuperKarts! (SKUSA) SuperNationals both events being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 17-year-old will utilize the First kart / SRA powered TM in ICA during the remaining Stars of Karting event before switching to the First kart / Parilla Leopard package for the SuperNats; the same combination that claimed last years first and second place positions at the countries most prestigious event.

Wagner will also compete in the 200 Mile TaG Enduro event being held at the New Castle facility in early October. The engineer hopeful will join forces with Idaho's Brett Smrz as the duo will look to take the title at the event that draws some of the biggest names in open wheel racing.

Wagner holds an extensive racing resume and the honor role student hopes that he can bring some success to the FirstKart.com race team in the ICA division.

"The FirstKart.com Race Team is one of the best," explained Derek from his Wagner Race Products office. "Week in and week out the team has great results and they have proven themselves with their 100cc package. I am confident that I will be able to bring even more success to them in ICA and TaG."

"We are glad to have Derek join the team," commented FirstKart.com Team Principal Tony Ventresca. "He is a talented young competitor and I am sure that he and Brett Smrz will make a great team at the New Castle endurance event."

-credit: firstkart.com

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