Stars of Karting to Award in Excess of $85,000 in Cash and Prizes The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is pleased to announce the cash purse, Snap-on gift certificate and other awards program for its national championship series in 2009.
Stars of Karting to Award in Excess of $85,000 in Cash and Prizes
The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is pleased to announce the cash purse, Snap-on gift certificate and other awards program for its national championship series in 2009. With $5000 in cash and $7250 in Snap-on certificates being doled out each weekend, the Stars of Karting organization will distribute in excess of $80,000 in cash and awards to its drivers throughout the 2009 racing season.
The headline KF2 and KZ2 divisions will receive the majority of the payout with the winners in each final receiving cash payouts and Snap-on gift certificates. The winner of the KZ2 class will receive $1500 in cash and another $750 in Snap-on gift certificates, while the victor in KF2 will receive $1000 in cash and another $750 in Snap-on money.
Podium finishers in TaG ICC, Senior National, Junior National, KF3 and Cadet will also receive Snap-on money. The winner in each of these classes will receive $500 in certificates that can be used at any Snap-on dealer nationwide, while second and third place finishers will receive $250 and $100 certificates, respectively. TaG ICC pilots will also be chasing some cash as podium winners will receive $700, $300 and $250 along with their Snap-on gift certificates.
The Stars of Karting Series has also named The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and Bondurant SuperKarts as the "Official High Performance Driving School" for the Stars of Karting Series and will offer several awards throughout the 2009 racing season.
"This is an exciting year for the Stars of Karting Series," stated Alan Rudolph, President of the Stars of Karting organization. "We are trying to offer as much back to the karter as possible in 2009 and the affiliation with Bondurant will help us achieve our goals."
Bondurant SuperKart School will be awarding the tenth place finisher at both the East and West division openers in Junior National with a one day advanced karting course. The same award will also be offered to the tenth place finisher at the New Castle Motorsports Park Race of the Americas in May to the Senior National. Additionally, the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving will award the National Champion of the Senior National class a three day Grand Prix Road Racing Course valued at $4250.00. The total cash value of prizes being awarded by Bondurant is in excess of $7600.00.
Another prize back for the 2009 racing season is the championship rings presented by De La O Motorsports. Just as they did last year, De La O Motorsports will be presenting each championship winner on both the east and west coast with prestigious diamond rings to recognize them for their accomplishments. De La O Motorsports will also be presenting each National Champion with a ring at the conclusion of the Stars of Karting National Finals this coming October.
"We wanted to show our continued appreciation to Stars of Karting and our fellow competitors for their hard work and determination," explained De La O Motorsports' Phil De La O. "Our goal is not only for these rings to symbolize a great achievement, but also to give back to the sport that embodies all of these qualities and more."
Along with the above mentioned awards, Impact Race Products has stepped up to the plate to offer each and every National Champion a custom designed race suit for the 2010 racing season. Now known as the official race gear for the Stars of Karting Series, Impact Race Products will also provide the national championship winning driver and his or her tuner with professionally looking custom designed shirts.
"Being associated with the Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is truly an honor," stated Impact product representative Chris Wheeler. "The series is one of the most professionally run organizations worldwide and teams and drivers care about winning and take care of their equipment. We are extremely happy that Impact can be a part of this program. Impact Race Products will be seen at each and every Stars of Karting event as series officials will be decked out in Impact gear."
The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series is continuing to work on prize packages and contingency awards for the upcoming season. Please stay tuned to www.StarsofKarting.com for several more announcements.
The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series will continue to provide news in regards to their 2009 National Championship. Further announcements for the Stars of Karting Series East division opener at Ocala Gran Prix will be forthcoming.
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