GERRITS JOINS FIRSTKART.COM STARS OF KARTING PROGRAM "Defending Canadian National Champion will contend in Spec 125" St. Charles, Illinois -- February 21, 2006 -- After a very successful 2005 campaign and a great start the '06 racing ...
GERRITS JOINS FIRSTKART.COM STARS OF KARTING PROGRAM
"Defending Canadian National Champion will contend in Spec 125"
St. Charles, Illinois -- February 21, 2006 -- After a very successful 2005 campaign and a great start the '06 racing season, Ontario's Eric Gerrits will join the FirstKart.com national level race team to compete in the Stars of Karting (SoK) Eastern championship. Gerrits will contend in the new Spec 125 division utilizing the new First Kart V32 chassis with potent Leopard power in his quest for the prestigious national championship.
Gerrits, who was one of Canada's representatives at the '05 Rotax World Finals in Malaysia, has already been on track this season scoring a feature win in the first round of Formula Kart's Florida Winter Tour. After two event weekends, the 19-year-old finds himself sitting fourth in the points and will use the final weekend to make a run at the overall series crown. Gerrits will then have a weekend off before beginning preparation for his first national event at the SoK season opener in Norman, Oklahoma over the March 17-19 weekend.
"I have followed the national championship for the past couple of years by reading the results and stories online and in magazines" explained an excited Gerrits. "I have always wanted to compete against the best in North America and feel that the Stars series will provide the toughest competition. I have had a lot of success in Canadian karting and hope that I can continue it south of the border."
With the Florida Winter Tour, Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship, Canadian National Championships and several special events already on the schedule, Gerrits will add the Stars of Karting series to ensure a full racing calendar in 2006. The Canadian driver will look to continue the momentum from the success of last year's Rotax Senior Ontario Grand National and Canadian National Championships.