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PSL KARTING READIES FOR STARS OF KARTING NATIONAL FINALS Leesmann and Beshro to represent Canadian CRG team at Stars of Karting finale LAS VEGAS, NV (October 9, 2008) -- Two drivers will be flying the PSL Karting colors this weekend at the ...

PSL KARTING READIES FOR STARS OF KARTING NATIONAL FINALS
Leesmann and Beshro to represent Canadian CRG team at Stars of Karting finale

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 9, 2008) -- Two drivers will be flying the PSL Karting colors this weekend at the Snap-on Stars of Karting National Finals, which will be held inside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. Lead Intercontinental C (ICC) pilot Fritz Leesmann and Junior Intercontinental A (JICA) driver Tommy Beshro will compete aboard PSL Karting-prepared CRG machines, Leesmann's powered by a PSL Karting Maxter and Beshro's utilizing a Pitts Performance-prepped Parilla.

Leesmann will head to Vegas as a contender for the ICC National Championship. Using the points that he earned through the Western Division schedule, the Californian sits fourth overall in the standings of the headline class. Leesmann began the year on a high note, winning the Eastern Division opener in Ocala, Florida, however, the remainder of the schedule did not follow as scripted. The first round of the Western Division in Utah saw Leesmann on the podium, unfortunately, it would be his last on the year to date. The Mazda Race of the Americas at New Castle saw the Kohilo Racing0supported driver battling several issues, eventually surviving with an impressive top-five run. The Eastern Championship finale in Wisconsin brought the return of Leesmann's bad luck as contact in both Finals left him with two DNFs. Leesmann bounced back at the Western finale in Seattle with two finishes in the top-seven, which put him fourth in the Western standings and fourth overall. He'll need a big weekend in Las Vegas to rise to the top of the ranks.

Much like Leesmann, young Tommy Beshro began the year on a high note. The opening Eastern Division round in Ocala saw a sixth place finish before a DNF in the second final soured the weekend a little. The Race of the Americas event also began well for Beshro, starting seventh in both finals before contact shuffled the Canadian back to disappointing finishes. The Eastern finale in Wisconsin ended on a high note after a DNF in the opening feature, as Beshro matched his highest finish of sixth. Although he will not be challenging for the national championship, Beshro will look to better is top finish of the year with a possible podium finish as he attempts to inch his way up into the top-ten in the final standings.

-credit: www.pslkarting.com

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