Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by IndyCar Series and Ilmor Racing Engines Team Up for PRI All-Stars Karting Classic The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is pleased to have Ilmor Racing Engines join the sponsor lineup for the All-Stars...
Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by IndyCar Series and Ilmor Racing Engines Team Up for PRI All-Stars Karting Classic
The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is pleased to have Ilmor Racing Engines join the sponsor lineup for the All-Stars Karting Classic to be held the evening of Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the PRI Show. Pole position winners in both the Masters and Karters division will have $500 from Ilmor Racing Engines donated to a charity of their choice in their name.
Ilmor Racing Engines has years of experience in motorsports, from the Indianapolis 500 to offshore powerboat racing. Ilmor has been preparing powerplants since 1984 and has proven themselves with multiple victories and championships along the way. Competing in IndyCar, Stock Car, Midget and Baja, Ilmor Racing Engines now enters the karting market with their C-Flex Billet Motor Mount. Designed to fit most current kart race motors, the C-Flex is precision machined from high strength aluminum and its clear anodized finish helps prevent corrosion. Photos of the C-Flex Billet Motor Mount can be seen online at www.Ilmor.com
"We are very excited to be part of the prestigious PRI All-Stars Karting Classic, where the Stars of tomorrow get to race the Stars of today," expressed Ilmor Racing Engines Racing Program Manager Wayne Bennett. "Our participation in this event is part of our commitment to being involved at every level of US motorsports. PRI put on a fantastic show and our presence has given Ilmor Engineering the opportunity to show the US motorsports market that we are more than Formula One and IndyCar engine designers."
Series President Paul Zalud was proud to see Ilmor be a part of the event, "To have a company with the racing heritage of Ilmor step up to support this event, and driver-chosen charities is a great source of pride for us. We hope we can show Ilmor what a great motorsports venue karting is at this event."
Francisque Savinien of PRI was happy to see the synergies develop between Ilmor, PRI, and the All-Stars Karting Classic. "Ilmor is a valued exhibitor at the PRI Show and to have them involved in the All-Stars Karting Classic creates even more opportunity for them to benefit from everything the PRI Show has to offer."
With multiple drivers already planning their participation, the PRI All-Stars Karting Classic will run on the grounds of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Star drivers such as Buddy Rice, Bryan Herta, AJ Allmendinger, Scott Speed, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Jamie McMurray are confirmed for racing action and will ensure grandstands will be jam packed again for the prestigious event.
The 2008 Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is now complete and the focus will begin to shift to the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) All-Stars Karting Classic held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. PRI and 2009 series news will continue to stream into the media in the weeks to come.