Continued Growth Expected in Snap-on Stars KF Program as Season Moves Forward MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA - (March 17, 2009) - After the first weekend of the 2009 Snap-on Stars of Karting program, series officials are enthused and excited about the...
Continued Growth Expected in Snap-on Stars KF Program as Season Moves Forward
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA - (March 17, 2009) - After the first weekend of the 2009 Snap-on Stars of Karting program, series officials are enthused and excited about the re-introduction of current CIK classes into the series and the expected growth for the these KF programs. Leaving Ocala with positive feedback, the Snap-on Stars of Karting Series continues to adapt and acquire the knowledge and tooling to properly support the integrity of these classes.
In a weekend that saw more than $17,000 in cash and prizes awarded to competitors, 18 drivers participated in the KF2 and KF3 divisions as almost every manufacturer in attendance had a kart in the field. The future looks bright for both classes as great racing action, excitement for the program and positive feedback came during and after the event.
"This was my first experience with the KF program and I really enjoyed learning all the aspects of these new classes," stated Alan Rudolph after his first event as Stars of Karting President. "The different chassis and engine manufacturer combinations were interesting and the racing was good. I am quite confident that the KF program will begin to grow throughout 2009 and will lend my hand in helping it develop into the future."
The KF program is a re-focus for the Snap-on Stars of Karting Series as their CIK roots once again are brought on par with Europe and the rest of the world here in the North American marketplace. As the only coast-to-coast national championship, the inclusion of the KF classes will expand the international appeal of the organization.
"The CIK classes give us the opportunity to have international participants travel to our races and also allows for our top finishers in the Stars Series to qualify for inclusion in the international championship events," states Paul Zalud, Stars CEO. "With the new, modern day KF classes introduced as well as our plans to list our upcoming events on the National Calendar, we look to bo lster our relationships with European chassis and engine manufacturers, inviting them to again have a much more relevant role through participation in our series."
The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series will continue to provide news in regards to their 2009 National Championship. Stay tuned to the Snap-on Stars of Karting Series website for up-to-date news and point standings.